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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 2 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?
Individualized: Those who need therapy may need it for weeks or months. The goal is make sure that once you have a replacement joint that the range of motion is maximized and your gait is normalized. The time needed is determined between you, your orthopaedic surgeon and the therapist. ...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
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
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