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What Exercises Should You Not Do When You Have An Annular Tear
What happens if I do have an injury, should I really do rotatory cuff workouts/ exercises and if so how hard?
After lateral release and chondroplasty how do you know if you do to much? Can you hurt it if you are on it to much? What shouldn't you do?
Pain and swelling: The lateral release should be finished healing at about 6 weeks. With proper rehab, the quad will be retrained and strong at 6-12 weeks. The chondroplasty will take the longest. Cartilage heals very slowly, in the 3-6 month range. If you are in the 6 month window, you should avoid activities that cause pain and swelling. Try lower intensity non-impact exercises. ...Read more
In line exercises: With an acl tear, you can continue to exercise. However, you should stay away from any twisting, turning, rotational or lateral movements. Stay with in-line exercises such as elliptical, leg press, cycling, spinning, knee extension, hamstring curls, lunges, squats and walking. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rotator cuff: Rotator cuff disease is sometimes difficult to diagnose on exam. Some of the key features are age of onset and awakening you from sleep. Rotator cuff tears frequently occur in middle-aged individuals and awaken you from sleep. Mri confirms the suspicion. Being 42, you are a bit young for a full-thickness tear unless you experienced trauma. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: If you've done the physical therapy and no relief, then injections like epidural steroid injections or facet joint injections may be the next treatment options. There is growing evidence that stem cell therapies can also be helpful and heal tissues but are not covered by insurance at this time. ...Read more
Ankle Replacement: The bottom line should be....when it interferes with your normal and daily life activity. If painful when walking or standing for any period of time. If you are a candidate, total ankle replacement is an excellent choice (TAR). There are other option, Fusion and and non-surgical bracing. Bracing should be your first choice well constructed brace (Arizona or Ritchie) before surgery. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What do you suggest if my wrist. do you think it will be casted once I see the orthopedic specialist?
Wrist pain: Does not have to be accompanied by swelling discoloration or stiffness. Tendinitis joint problems. Soft tissue cysts can be present and cause pain but not necessarily show up with swelling. Persistent wrist pain doesn't respond to normal palliative means such as rest ice splinting should be evaluated. Hey proper exam and x-rays can go along way . casting is for very definite specific injury ...Read more
Depends: If the ligaments are lax, a combination of prolotherapy and stem cell treatments can help to get them strong again. Obviously, you will need to do your part in physical therapy and exercise in order to get the best results. Look into Regenexx, they have the best system for treating these things with stem cells and have different options. They even discuss optimal medicines and foods for healing ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Seek a neurosurgeon: Spinal cord injuries (sci) are very serious and can have lasting effects.Unfortunately, they are all too common with motor vehicle crashes and motor cycle accidents as leading causes.Spinal cord injury can manifest as pain, weakness, numbness and are often associated with a spinal fracture. You want to go to a medical center where they have experienced neurosurgeons who can help with the situation. ...Read more
Let it heal: The problem with many of these hamstring injuries is that people return to activity and sports before they are fully healed. A significant injury may take 4-6 weeks to heal the initial treatment is ice, rest and nsaids. You need to gradually return to sports as jogging will be much easier than sprinting.. In general, don't do anything that causes pain in the affected area. Many of these recur. ...Read more
Acl: Immediate swelling loss of motion and pain are indications that u injured yr knee. An exam by an orthopedist would best answer this. Instability or mechanical symptoms such as locking or catching in the knee are signs of potentially injury to the knee. ...Read more
Get examination : If u think u may have torn your acl see a board certified orthopedic surgeon who will take a history and perform a physical exam. Most acl tears can be diagnosed in this manner; if needed an MRI can be performed to confirm dx.And rule out other injuries( i.e. Cartilage)... Your surgeon can then discuss treatment options. Best of luck! ...Read more
Hemmorhoids: It is a very common problem, not to worry. Can be related to either constipation or diarrhea. Hemorrhoid should at some point be evaluated by a colo-rectal or general surgeon you will require dietary, bathroom habit modifications and sometimes office based procedures if medical management is ineffective. ...Read more
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