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What Physical Therapy Is Common For A Stiff Joint
Guided Therapy: Depending upon whether this was an anterior or posterior dislocation of the sternoclavicular joint you may or may not need surgery. If non-surgical, brief immobilization and then guided therapy with a physical therapist to increase range of motion and limit pain. If surgical, you may similarlly need immobilization and rehab but of a slightly longer duration. Most heal nicely without surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the importance of physical therapy for joint health in patients who are immobilized for an extended time?
I had a partial tear to rotator cuff. Opted for physical therapy rather than surgery. After several weeks of therapy still some stiffness. Will the stiffness ever go away?
Yes: Partial rotator cuff tears are often treatable with therapy, but may take 6-12 weeks to improve. Oral and/or injectable steroids are helpful and may speed recovery. If non-operative treatment fails, arthroscopic surgery works quite well. The inflamed bursa and partial rotator cuff tear will be debrided. Bone spurs are also removed. The typical recovery is 3-4 months. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
What do you advise if i had a complete tear & dislocated glenhumoral joint, been in physical therapy for 10 months and still have terrible pain, is this abnormal?
Not too long: Joint replacements shouldn't really require much (if any) physical therapy. Most of my patients who have had new knees and hips (once the surgical / anesthesia aftershock wears off in a few days) are "up and running". Physical therapy should not have much call in these cases of having new joints. Basically your joints have just magically gotten younger. New joints don't need therapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Other than physical therapy and stretches, what else can I do for chronic neck pain? It causes neck stiffness, numbess/tingling and pain.
Why do only the major joints on my right side hurt and my left side is not affected at all? I've gone to several doctors and have done physical therapy but the doctors are stumped. They're looking at jra and other things like it but are still not sure. On
Other arthritis: Jra (or jia) can affect joints on only one side (this can happen because there is sometimes seemingly random joint involvement instead of the more common symmetric involvement of small joints in the hands in ra). Inflammatory bowel disease-related arthritis and psoriatic arthritis are also types of inflammatory arthritis that occur in kids and adults, as well as arthritis from other diseases. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Neck pain & stiffness for the past few months. Doc prescribed physical therapy, not helping. Jaw feels odd, heat & pressure in neck? Can't describe it
TMJ disorders: Tmj disorders is an umbrella term encompassing several pain disorders of the face and jaw; most common is musculoskeletal pain. Symptoms range from headache, jaw pain, neck pain, stiffness, etc. Consult your dentist (or an orofacial pain dentist) and your primary physician. ...Read more
When doing physical therapy for muscleskeletal & joint pain, is it best to do TENS/Heat/Massage/Ultrasound before the exercises & stretches or after?
My mother is wheelchair bound for 3 years now from a fall. She has finished all physical therapy. She will be 91 in April. Atrophy has set in and she is stiff. Will the stiffness get worse and will it affect her organs? What will happen to her?
Up to 3 months: Everybody recovers differently after a total knee replacement. The amount of physical therapy is therefore, variable. A usual pt course is anywhere from 4-12 weeks. The more dedicated the patient is to his/her recovery, the more successful the end result of the surgery will be. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: If the knee is severly arthritic and deformed with constant pain no question the knee replacement is by far a better option.Pt does not correct the arthritis , it help to srengh the muscles around the knee, improve the rom and muscles contractures.One is not subtitute for the other, they complement each other. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Both specialists overlap quite a bit. Just depends on what you are comfortable with. Physical therapy is now doing a lot of manipulation therapies and vice versa chiropractors are noting the benefit of active exercise therapy for their patients as well. Often times seeing an sports medicine physician might be helpful since they have experience with both care types to guide you. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Can having physical therapy ultrasound to the shoulder joint cause electrical shock in the shoulder and arm? Felt when over shoulder bone.
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