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When should a person consider physical therapy after her hand surgery?

When should a person consider physical therapy after her hand surgery?

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 more

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Hand surgery is a meticulous surgical procedure that occurs on your hands. There are few places where there is such in intimate association of blood vessels, nerves, bones, tendons and joints. This is why a dedicated hand surgeon ...Read more


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I had knee surgery in 2003 n didn't do physical therapy and i'm a runner my leg is still a lot weaker than my left?Can i make it as strong as my left

I had knee surgery in 2003 n didn't do physical therapy and i'm a runner my leg is still a lot weaker than my left?Can i make it as strong as my left

Possibly: It all depends on what kind of knee surgery you had back then. Was the cartilage injured, was there a meniscal tear, etc. If it is just a strength issue then yes you can rehab. ...Read more

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I have somethimg called patella tracking syndrome is there a possibility I would need surgery if physical therapy doesn't help?

I have somethimg called patella tracking syndrome is there a possibility I would need surgery if physical therapy doesn't help?

Patella tracking: A fairly common problem ,which can improve with consistent strengthening of quad muscles. One has to be willing to stay consistent with this regimen for 12-18 months . It is also necessary to stay away from activities which can further exacerbate the tracking dysfunction. Things like running jumping ,pivoting, squatting, kneeling, going up stairs or ladders. ...Read more

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Physical therapy exercises after bunion surgery?

Yes: They are good...Range of motion for motion, and then modalities to decrease any swelling. ...Read more

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Is it ok not to seek physical therapy after knee surgery?

Is it ok not to seek physical therapy after knee surgery?

Physical therapy-Yes: Physical therapy is routinely recommended for most patients after undergoing knee surgery from arthroscopy to knee replacement. Trained and licensed physical therapists can help guide the rehabilitation process based upon guidance from your surgeon. ...Read more

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Could physical therapy for a dislocated shoulder replace surgery?

Could physical therapy for a dislocated shoulder replace surgery?

Yes: Physical therapy can absolutely treat the problem but depends on whatever else may be wrong such as a rotator cuff tear, or a fracture. Is this a first time dislocation? What kind of work do u do? Did you have to have the shoulder put back in place in the hospital? ...Read more

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I have neck pain really bad, all the time from an accident. Physical therapy doesn't help.. Nothing does. Is there surgery available? What to do?!

I have neck pain really bad, all the time from an accident. Physical therapy doesn't help.. Nothing does. Is there surgery available? What to do?!

No simple answer: Neck pain from an accident can have multiple potential causes. Pt is a great place to get started, but there are plenty of other conservative treatments to consider. Surgery for neck pain without any spinal instability is very ineffective. I would ask to be evaluated by a spine/pain specialists to discuss the situation and treatment options. ...Read more

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How long after ACL knee surgery do I need physical therapy?

How long after ACL knee surgery do I need physical therapy?

About 3 months: Most patients require around 3 months of therapy to recover from this surgery. The first month is focused on regaining range of motion and gait training, followed by a program of hamstring and quadriceps strengthening. By 3 months, most patients can do a home program to continue to strengthen their knees or more sport specific rehabiliation. ...Read more

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What is physical therapy like after lumbar laminectomy surgery?

What is physical therapy like after lumbar laminectomy surgery?

This can range from: None with just home exercises such as walking progressing to stretching and core strengthening over a few weeks to full activities by 12 weeks to a guided pt program basically providing the same with the addition of modalities such as heat, ultrasound, massage and muscle stimulation and reinforcement and encouragement. ...Read more

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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Physiotherapy (Definition)

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