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What should I expect during physical therapy for upper trapezius pain?

What should I expect during physical therapy for upper trapezius pain?

Less pain: If you are concerned about the effect of physical therapy, then you should have your pain diminished and range of motion restored. As far as modalities that will be used, i suspect you will have massage, stretching, heat/ice application, ultrasound, iontophoresis, may be traction. It all depends on the physical therapist, his experience and comfort level. ...Read more

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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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What will they do in physical therapy for trapezius pain?

What will they do in physical therapy for trapezius pain?

Depends: It depends on the cause of the trapezius pain. If the pain is being caused by poor posture, the therapist will work on that. If it is a muscle strain, often, heat, stretching, some times electrical stimuiation and strengthening will help. If the pain is from a deeper tissue in the neck with referred pain (quite common), they will work to mobilize the neck with stretching, gentle manipulation etc. ...Read more

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What will they do in physical therapy for my upper trapezius pain?

What will they do in physical therapy for my upper trapezius pain?

Different modalities: Massage, stretching, range of motion exercises, heat/ice application, vibration techniques, ultrasound, possibly traction, nerve stimulation if needed, iontophoresis - these are some but not all the modalities that can and might be used in the treatment of a trapezius pain. It will depend on the cause of the pain, training and comfort of pt therapist and your progress. ...Read more

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What should I expect during physical therapy for a kneecap dislocation?

What should I expect during physical therapy for a kneecap dislocation?

Quad strengthening: Kneecap (patella) dislocations are common knee injuries. Once the reduction is obtained, the goal of therapy (and bracing) is to prevent recurrence. Balanced quadriceps muscle strengthening exercises are stressed to help dynamically stabilize the patella. The injured structures about the inside of the patella should heal with appropriate time, therapy and usually bracing. ...Read more

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Possible cause for a popping sensation that developed during my physical therapy?

Tissues rubbing: It could be release of myofascial bands. Muscles and tendons that cross one another can cause popping sensations which are not of clinical significance. ...Read more

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Medial patellar retinacullum full thickness tear.2mon of physical therapy. Kneecap stopped slipping during daily acti.Can still move if I flex/bend it?

Medial patellar retinacullum full thickness tear.2mon of physical therapy. Kneecap stopped slipping during daily acti.Can still move if I flex/bend it?

Full thickness tear-: -is serious, means there was a patellar subluxation or dislocation which reduced. The cause is usually mal-alignment ., rest is important if no surgery is needed. With a tear the mal-A is more pronounced & recurrence is high. B sure U saw a fellowship trained sports medicine orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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What knee exercises can I do for physical therapy during recovery?

What knee exercises can I do for physical therapy during recovery?

Focus on quadriceps: Straight leg raises and quadriceps contractions are usually allowed and warranted to eventually allow for crutch free ambulation. Of course your specific injury and/or surgical intervention will ultimately dictate what you should do during your recovery. Your treating physician should be the best source of information for your specific knee injury. ...Read more

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What is the type of ultrasound used for deep tissue massages during physical therapy?

What is the type of ultrasound used for deep tissue massages during physical therapy?

Therapeutic: It is quite literally called "therapeutic ultrasound". The frequency used is 0.7 to 3.3 MHz. Diagnostic (imaging) ultrasound uses frequencies 3 to 18 MHz. The theory is that the ultrasound waves warm the tissues and break up scars to hasten recovery. However, there is controversy on whether therapeutic ultrasound actually works, as scientific studies tend to contradict each other on the subject. ...Read more

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Can neck mobilization during physical therapy cause some pain, pulling, and strained neck feeling the day after? Is this normal or possible?

Can neck mobilization during physical therapy cause some pain, pulling, and strained neck feeling the day after? Is this normal or possible?

Going Mobile.: It is quite possible that active mobilization can cause the symptoms you are having. It is more than likely due to a combination of your initial condition and the therapy protocol to treating it. Call your therapist and inform him (her) about your neck. They will offer some advice as to how it should be treated. ...Read more

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Hi, I have just recently found out that my 8 year old son has a low O2 level when at physical therapy. It dropped down between 75-80 during his 45 min?

Hi, I have just recently found out that my 8 year old son has a low O2 level when at physical therapy. It dropped down between 75-80 during his 45 min?

Cardiac shunt: There are many causes for low O2. At his age a congenital cardiac shunt such as a septal defect is a possibility. I would recommend consultation at a major center. ...Read more

Dr. Dennis Giannini
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