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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Physical Therapy (Definition)

Physical therapy can provide back exercises to relieve tension on discs and nerves in the back in order ...Read more


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Biceps tendonitis, what type of physical therapy exercises are effective in treatment?

Biceps tendonitis, what type of physical therapy exercises are effective in treatment?

Stretching: The key exercises for biceps tendonitis are stretching, gentle strengthening and modalities or treatments to decrease inflammation like estim and ultrasound. ...Read more

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What are some treatment options for chronic elbow tendonitis?

What are some treatment options for chronic elbow tendonitis?

Time, activity mod: The condition tends to become chronic and becomes difficult to eradicate, no matter what the treatment. You've probably had standard treatment, including pt and injections. Specific soft tissue mobilization techniques have been helpful, and "blood patch" or platelet rich plasma injections have been coming in to vogue. Surgery is reserved for the most chronic & severe cases. ...Read more

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What are physical therapy exercises for a sprained ankle?

What are physical therapy exercises for a sprained ankle?

Gradual exercise: Exercises including plantar flexion, dorsiflexion, and foot circles should be started early, once acute pain and swelling subside, to maintain range of motion. The intensity of rehabilitation is increased gradually. Ankle splints or braces can limit extremes of joint motion and allow early weight bearing while protecting against reinjury. ...Read more

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What are some physical therapy exercises for a torn meniscus?

What are some physical therapy exercises for a torn meniscus?

Repair: Torn meniscus cartilages should be saved if at all possible. While exercising with a bike and a pool are usually safe, repair is preferred. ...Read more

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What physiotherapy modalities are recommended for Achilles tendinopathy ?

What physiotherapy modalities are recommended for Achilles tendinopathy ?

May b Achilles bursa: There is a bursa lurking between the tendon & the calcaneus which can b inflamed & may b helped by a steroid injection, but one must b sure it is not the calcaneal attachment @ the distal end of the tendon.Then a steroid injection would b contraindicated. ...Read more

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What are effective treatments for soccer knee injury?

What are effective treatments for soccer knee injury?

Have a physical exam: It is best for you to have a good physical exam to determine the severity of the injury and a preliminary diagnosis. Thereafter, a MRI may be indicated. See a true orthopedic knee specialist for accurate information. ...Read more

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What exercises are available for patellar tendonitis?

Patellar tendinitis: Exercises for patellar tendinitis include eccentric quadriceps strengthening --promoted by walking backwards on a treadmill, short arc quads, friction ice massage of the patellar tendon, and kinesio taping. ...Read more

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What are some treatments for Chondromalacia Patella?

What are some treatments for Chondromalacia Patella?

Several: Commonly, stretching quads, building quads, avoiding deep knee bending exercises and stairs. Some patella braces and taping can help in some situations, injections with hyaluronic acid liquids, sometimes arthroscopy, sometimes cartilage paste grafts, sometimes patella realignment surgeries. You need a good exam and knee doctor to tell you what you need. ...Read more

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What physical therapy exercises are appropriate for weak knees?

What physical therapy exercises are appropriate for weak knees?

Quadriceps strength: Weak knees usually refer to weak quadriceps. Simple straight leg raises and wall sits are great exercises you can do under he supervision of a therapist as well as on your own between therapy visits. Stationary bikes, swimming, short arc squats, leg extension against resistance are all additional exercises often used to strengthen the quadriceps. ...Read more

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What are some treatments for hip bursitis?

What are some treatments for hip bursitis?

Several options: Hip bursitis or inflammation on the outer part of the hip, can be treated successfully with a good stretching program, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (nsaid's) and physical therapy. Occasionally cortisone injections are necessary and can help significantly a medical or orthopaedic evaluation with x-rays often the best place to start. ...Read more

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What are good physical therapy exercises for a torn meniscus?

What are good physical therapy exercises for a torn meniscus?

After we care of : Torn portion, then we exercise, physical therapy after a meniscal tear focuses on strengthening the muscles of your upper leg, calf and hip, which all work to support the knee. See the picture please. ...Read more

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What are physical therapy exercises for a fractured fibula?

What are physical therapy exercises for a fractured fibula?

Motion and strength: A fibula fracture usually requires. Bit of immobilization which can cause stiffness nd muscle trophy. Physical therapy will help maximize functional recovery by first negating stiffness and obtaining full motion. Next, atrophy from disuse is reversed with a strengthening program. Finally, balance, endurance nd gait retraining are employed return your extremity as close o normal as possible. ...Read more

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What are some physical therapy exercises for the deltoid?

What are some physical therapy exercises for the deltoid?

Many: Front and lateral shoulder raises work the anterior and medial deltoid. Certain rows work the posterior deltoid. Use a resistance band or a very light weight and don't over do. You really need someone to teach you this stuff in person, hands on, so you don't get injured. ...Read more

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What are some treatments for chondramalcia patella?

What are some treatments for chondramalcia patella?

Therapy: Chondromalacia patella is a sofening and a fissuring of the cartilage on the underside of the kneecap. Having strong quad and hamstring muscles will help you control your patella and will reduce pain. Leg press and body weight squats are helpful, as are lunges. Be sure to stretch your quad muscles daily. Topical pain medicine can be surprisingly helpful as well. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for chondromalacia patella?

What are the treatments for chondromalacia patella?

Nonoperative usually: Most chondromalacia of the patella (injured cartilage) is effectively managed with nonoperative measures consisting of activity modification, rest, physical therapy and quadriceps strengthening, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, intrarticular steroid injections and viscosupplementation. At least 6 months of nonoperative treatment is attempted before offering arthroscopic surgery. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for chondromalacia patellae..?

What are the treatments for chondromalacia patellae..?

Rest, therapy: Chondromalacia patella (runners knee) is due to overload of the patellofemoral joint (knee cap against the end of the thigh bone). Running caused high forces in this portion of the joint. So does arising from a chair, going up/down stairs. Treatment consists of activity modification, ice, anti-inflammatory meds and therapy aimed at flexibility and strengthening, especially of your core. ...Read more

Dr. Dennis Giannini
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Physiotherapy (Definition)

Physiotherapy programs, or physical therapy, work to improve movement capacity in those recovering ...Read more


Dr. John Michalski
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Patella (Definition)

Patella is a thick piece of bone, more commonly known ...Read more