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What Physical Therapy Should I Do After Breaking My Little Finger
Range of motion: Fractures of the fingers usually only require active range of motion therapy (using your own finger muscles to move it to its limits of motion-flexion and extension) and passive range of motion (using your other hand to move the finger to its limits of motion.) these should be done only after you have approval from your doctor that the fracture is sufficiently healed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had a tfcc injury hitting a heavy bag 2 months ago. Still have a sharp pain on the little finger side. Is it ever to late for physical therapy?
No, PT can help: TFCC tears can take 6-12 months to heal. PT may be able to strengthen the surrounding muscles and restore some of the normal function of the wrist and forearm. You need to continue to be careful to avoid activity that really stresses the wrist such as lifting, punching, push-ups, swinging a bat, club or kettlebell, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have trigger finger of the middle finger of my right hand. this is my dominant hand. Is physical therapy a worthy treatment option & if yes, how?
Sometimes: Hand therapy can sometimes be helpful although personally I have found that a cortisone shot works better and faster. Sometimes when these keep coming back they need to be operated on. Trigger fingers are caused by thickened nodules in tendons that flex the fingers. The nodule gets caught under a structure in the hand called a pulley and this is what cause the triggering. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
During/after physical therapy for my wrist my pinky/ring finger started shaking. what could be the reason?
The ulnar nerve: passes through a tight canal at the wrist. Movement of the wrist, particularly an injured wrist can result in inflammation around the ulnar nerve causing some compression, or the nerve itself can become irritated or inflamed. Irritation or inflammation of the ulnar nerve or surrounding tissues at the wrist or elbow can result in numbness, tingly, and/or trembling of the pinky finger. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stiffness, pain, etc: Post-operative hand therapy is a very helpful adjunct to surgery. Hand therapists can address stiffness, sensory re-education, desensitization, strength training, wound care and many more post-operative issues. Your hand surgeon would typically decide if you are a good candidate for hand therapy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hand exercises: Some basic hand exercises include squeezing an old tennis ball or racquet ball; and opening the hand with a rubber band (or similar item) around the tips of the fingers (opposite motion of squeezing.) another way to perform these exercises is to put your hands inside a sandbox, then opening and closing the hands and fingers inside the sand. See your doctor or hand therapist for specific exercises. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I need physical therapy for my hand and knees. My doctor had to send P.T. scripts for both my hand and knees to the PT clinic. What are PT scripts? Are they treatment plans (length of
the treatment [number of weeks], how many times a week)?
Prescription : These are physical therapy prescriptions. They direct a patient to physical therapy, listing the diagnosis, recommended therapeutic treatments (stretching, strengthening, modalities such as ice, heat, ultrasound), the suggested number of treatments per week and duration of treatment; i.e. 2 times/week for 4 weeks. With some plans, the prescriptions are required for insurance to cover the visits. ...Read more
I get sharp pains in my forearms when releasing grip from steering wheel or lifting hand after it has rested on a suface I have been having these for 6 months have had physical therapy xrays MRI and CT scan show nothing what can be causing this?
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Wurn technique: The fact that their claims are testimonial-based and they treat conditions that are likely to self-cure invites an obvious conclusion. The claims do not make sense physiologically and I would urge you to review and "natural" treatment for such health problems with a scientific, evidence-based practitioner who is required by law to be straight-up. Best wishes. ...Read more
What could have ocurred if the physiotherapy treatment for a fracture is over but now healed hand is delayed.?
A 28 year-old man wishes to know if a tendon transfer is the only option for a wrist drop after a humerus fracture.....?
It depends: Sounds like you might have a radial nerve injury after a humerus fracture which unfortunately can be relatively common. Is it a post op nerve palsy? or was no surgery done to fix the humerus. How long has it been? If its been >6 weeks, an EMG can be helpful to see if there is any re-inervation. Make sure you are doing at least passive range of motion to avoid stiffness. We can set up a consult. ...Read moreSee 10 more doctor answers
48 hrs: It depends on where your clots are. For dvt's in the legs, we usually recommend 48 hrs of anticoagulation with blood thinners before beginning physlcal therapy such as walking. You must, however, speak with your medical doctor on this matter, who is probably treating your clots, for advice on when to begin walking/physical therapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've had shoulder instability for a little over a year and physical therapy hasn't helped. Should i get surgery?
After rotator culf surgery can scar tissue build up in the shoulder with little to no physical therapy?
I hurt my back and pulled my right hamstring a little. I did physical therapy and healed. 2 days after my other hamstring feels tight and weak. Why?
Neuropathy: I suspect you have nerve root impingement in your spine, caused when you hurt your back. This could be due to a disc herniation, lumbar sprain with irritation of the lumbar plexus nerves, or even sciatica. You may have simply re-strained your hamstring alternatively. If you are weak, i highly suggest you see a sports medicine physician, pmnr, or spine doctor for further work-up. Don't wait. ...Read more
What is the best, most long lasting treatment pars defect. Physical therapy and injections help very little.
Depends on a number: of factors, which your Spinal surgeon should be able to discuss with you. See a Spinal surgeon so as to get properly get Diagnosed and management would then be initiated for you. Good luck. ...Read more
A relative (age 70) had a stroke 2 years ago. He can move one arm and leg well, and the other leg a little. Would physical therapy still be helpful at this late date? Is there a chance he could walk?
Unlikely....: Most recovery after a neurological injury like a stroke happens during the first year. Physical therapy may help to achieve more recovery but to go from moving the affected leg "a little" to walking is unlikely. But, if physical therapy has not been tried, it is worthwhile to pursue to see exactly what recovery occurs. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi i'm from iran and i'm very short only 4, 6 and I have small finger of hand and foot please tell me i can use stem cell therapy for growing fingers?
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