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Why do I have awful muscle spasms after physical therapy?

Why do I have awful muscle spasms after physical therapy?

Depends: It depends on why you are having pt. You may have a neurologic conditon that is causing some of your problems. You may have an electrolyte issues such as abnormal calcium, magnesium or potassium. You may just have poor conditioning and the work load you are doing is stimulating sick muscles and in turn, they cramp. Work with your doctor and therapist. ...Read more

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Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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I have chronic ddd, djd, muscle spasm, bulging disc, bone spurs, stenosis. I'm in a lot of pain, what can help? Physical therapy didn't help.

I have chronic ddd, djd, muscle spasm, bulging disc, bone spurs, stenosis. I'm in a lot of pain, what can help? Physical therapy didn't help.

Spinal Stenosis: Ddd/djd/muscle spasm/bulging discs/bone spurs/stenosis are non-specific diagnoses & may or may not cause pain. More effective treatment plan may be mapped out if the specific pain generators can be identified. In advanced cases w/ stenosis, pt may not be effective & meds can create a viscous cycle. Concurrent consultation and collaboration with a spine surgeon & pain management is advised. ...Read more

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What physical therapy should I do for a torn chest muscle?

What physical therapy should I do for a torn chest muscle?

Physical therapy: Ice, rest are the first measures to take in case of a pulled (torn) chest muscle. Taking an antiinflammatory medication, such as ibuprofen/naproxen may be helpful to alleviated pain/discomfort. Physical therapy should be delayed until it is tolerable. The physical therapist will decide on the techniques to be used. It could be heat/cold applications, ultrasound stimulation, tens unit etc. ...Read more

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What's the best physical therapy for an upper quad muscle injury?

What's the best physical therapy for an upper quad muscle injury?

Quad injury: Initially for any injury you want to ice, rest and elevate for the first 24-48 hours. Add in nsaids like ibuprofen. Once pain has diminished, start gentle stretching of the quads - after injury we tend to get tight b/c of disuse. After a week, you can add in isometric exercises: wall sits are great. Gradually increase strength exercises w/ weights and squats to prevent reinjury. Good luck! ...Read more

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How can I remove putty, the kind used to strengthen muscles in physical therapy?

How can I remove putty, the kind used to strengthen muscles in physical therapy?

Soap and water...: I do not know what 'putty' you are referring to; but plain old fashion soap and water should remove it. ...Read more

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My dad had an accident 3 weeks ago. He got a muscle knot on his neck which pains alot. No amount of pain relievers or physical therapy has helped.Help?

Get checked out: See a physician if you have not already. He should get it checked out with an x-ray or ct. Things should be better in three weeks. ...Read more

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What is the muscle shocker used for in physical therapy?

What is the muscle shocker used for in physical therapy?

See below: The use of electricity in physical therapy has been around for a long time. Muscle stimulation can be used to rehab weak muscles, treat muscle spasm and encourage healing of muscle injuries. The useof skin electrical stimulation (tens) has also been usedfor years as a treatment for various pain conditions. In patients withparalysis, electrical stimulation is used to keep muscles in good shape. ...Read more

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How does physical therapy help prevent muscle wasting?

How does physical therapy help prevent muscle wasting?

Use it or lose it - : - applies very strongly to muscle. Pt forces the use of muscle and prevents atrophy. ...Read more

Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Muscle Spasm (Definition)

Muscle spasm is a symptom in which a person's muscle or muscles tighten up and stay contracted for longer than they should. Some causes of muscle spasms are nerve problems, muscle problems, injuries, infections, ...Read more


Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Physical Therapy (Definition)

Physical therapy can provide back exercises to relieve tension on discs and nerves in the back in order ...Read more