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What is recommended for physical therapy for older adults with arthritis?

What is recommended for physical therapy for older adults with arthritis?

Pool?: I recommend exercises that maximize mobility with as little stress on the joints as possible. Pool (aquatic) therapy is great for this. The classes are also a wonderful social experience, and most insurances will cover this with proper documentation. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

A condition where there is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


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What are some effective therapies for osteoporosis and arthritis for an 81 year old?

What are some effective therapies for osteoporosis and arthritis for an 81 year old?

Weight bearing activ: Weight bearing activity is advisable and could include walking or water aerobics. ...Read more

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What physical therapy is recommended for bilateral spondylolisthesis?

What physical therapy is recommended for bilateral spondylolisthesis?

Core stabilization: Physical fitnes weight management and core stabilization as well as pelvic floor strengthening are likely important. Furthermore most people are worse in either spine extension or flexion so strengthening in the opposite direction is helpful. See a physical therapist who specializes in the spine. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for young people with myeloma?

What is the treatment for young people with myeloma?

Myeloma treatment: Agressive therapy would be recommended in young people with myeloma. Treatment will include several cycles of combination of 3 different medication as induction then followed by stem cell collection for future autologous stem cell transplantation that can be done soon after completion of chemotherapy or later in the future as indicated- plus minus maintanance therapy . Discuss further with your md. ...Read more

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Is exercise recommended for people who have arthritis?

Is exercise recommended for people who have arthritis?

Absolutely!: You know how muscles get warmer and looser when you use them? So do joints. Not all exercises are perfect for arthritis, but almost any movement is better than no movement. Walking and swimming are great starts. If you choose walking, make sure you have well fitted walking shoes (try the new balance store). Yoga and tai chi are amazing for your flexibility. But always check with your provider. ...Read more

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How much physical therapy is required for patients with stroke?

How much physical therapy is required for patients with stroke?

Depends: As with most things, the length of the therapy depends on the type, extent and severity of the initial injury. ...Read more

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What is the recommended treatment for a 10-year-old with amblyopia?

What is the recommended treatment for a 10-year-old with amblyopia?

Part time patching: I part time patch amblyopia until 12 y old and have seen improvement. Starting earlier is always best though. Make sure the patient has the proper glasses correction too. ...Read more

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Types of psychotherapy what type of therapy is used for young adults with autism?

Types of psychotherapy what type of therapy is used for young adults with autism?

Autism: The spectrum of autism is very broad. Therapies can range from talking to behavior shaping. For young adults as well as children, social skills and language communication skills should be targeted for improvement. ...Read more

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Which drugs are mostly recomended to start therapy for patients with atrial fibrillation. Is quinidine a good chioce?

Which drugs are mostly recomended to start therapy for patients with atrial fibrillation. Is quinidine a good chioce?

Atrial fibrillation: Quinidine is only rarely used any more. We older doctors learned years ago that we killed some folks with it. There are more recent and safer drugs that we use now. Talk to your doctor to discuss if you have afib, a cloud doctor shouldn't be advising you without knowing your situation. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for senior people with myeloma?

What is the treatment for senior people with myeloma?

Medication: Define to me- senior people? Treatment will depend on whether the person is a transplant candidate or not. The age cut off would be 70 year old- but also will depend on the overall condition/other medical problems and preference. If not eligible for tansplant-treatment would be combination of 2 or 3 medications ( biological agent, steroids and plus minus chemo ) mainly then +/- maintainanace. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for osteoporosis for young women?

What is the treatment for osteoporosis for young women?

Osteoporosis: Osteoporosis is not common in young women unless there is a specific condition that causes it. Surely if your doctor has ordered a bone density test she/he has put you on the proper medication. If you have not had a test, how do you know you have osteoporosis? Can you provide me with other details please. ...Read more

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Please explain why is physical activity/exercise important for older adults?

Please explain why is physical activity/exercise important for older adults?

Cardiac, bones: probably the number one benefit is activity. It will help maintain your cardiac and overall fitness with consistent aerobic exercise like walking. Also, light weights are helpful to keep the bones strong in arms and legs and I think that's very important in preventing potential fractures. ...Read more

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Why is electroconvulsive therapy used as a treatment for the elderly?

Why is electroconvulsive therapy used as a treatment for the elderly?

Intolerance to Meds: Ect is a safe and very effective treatment for depression. Rates of major depressive disorder are about the same in the elderly as the rates in younger adults, but the elderly are much more prone to intolerable side effects from medications. Ect is safe but not without risks. ...Read more

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Any physical therapy for a microcephaly child?how there lives can be improved?any treatment for them?send me some video for physical therapy

Any physical therapy for a microcephaly child?how there lives can be improved?any treatment for them?send me some video for physical therapy

A child with a head: size < 5th%ile for age + developmental delays needs evaluations for genetic & other medical causes by a pediatric neurologist & a developmental/ /behavioral pediatrician. Your state Early Intervention Program provides PT & other needed therapies from birth-3. If 3-5, call your school district's Child Find Team for eligibility for Early Childhood Special Education. Apply for SSI & Medicaid funds. ...Read more

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What is the most preferable treatment for someone with athritis?

What is the most preferable treatment for someone with athritis?

Depends: That depends on what type of arthritis you have. Joint inflammation and pain can be caused by many things like degeneration, infection, autoimmune, trauma, etc. The treatment depends on the cause. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more


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