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Will I need physical therapy for a hairline fracture?

Will I need physical therapy for a hairline fracture?

Probably Not: In the setting of fracture care physical therapy is generally used to increase range of motion, strengthen muscles, and accelerate return to activities. Most patients have some sort of immobilization during fracture healing and after the fracture is healed need some transition to full pre-fracture activity. However, many patients can do exercises at home and do not need formal physical therapy. ...Read more

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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Fracture (Definition)

A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more


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Will I need physical therapy for three posterior rib fractures?

Will I need physical therapy for three posterior rib fractures?

Not typically: In general, therapy in a patient with healing fractures of the ribs can be painful and not particularly helpful; other than in the initial mobilization to get a person out of bed. Once the fractures are healed, most patients do well and so therapy not terribly useful at that time either. Deep breathing and even using an incentive spirometer to avoid an associated pneumonia can be helpful. ...Read more

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Do I need physical therapy for broken tibia and fibula while wearing a cast?

Do I need physical therapy for broken tibia and fibula while wearing a cast?

Rehab for fracture: Not normally while you are in a cast. Some pt can be helpful to provide instruction in mobility, transferring, and gait while in the cast. Almost all pt will occur after boney healing out of cast while returning to normal activity. ...Read more

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What types of physical therapy do I need for a knee fracture?

What types of physical therapy do I need for a knee fracture?

Not yet: Physical therapy should be initiated after healing of the fracture. Therapy would be directed at increasing the strength and flexibility that would be lost by immobilization during the healing process. ...Read more

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Can physical therapy for a broken humerus give you an ear ache?

Can physical therapy for a broken humerus give you an ear ache?

Not usually!: Never heard of therapy for a broken humerus causing an earache... Check w/ your primary care doc or an ENT to investigate. If your fx. Was proximal ( toward the shoulder) on the humerus your p.T. May be exercising your shoulder muscles and occ. Your trapezius and sternocleidomastoid muscles get'irritated'. This conceivably could cause pain near your same side ear; but not an earache. Good luck! ...Read more

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What will they do at physical therapy for a neck sprain?

Stretching and heat/: They will do range of motion exercises and stretched as well as application of ultrasound, heat or cold as indicated. ...Read more

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Will i need physical therapy after a diskectomy? How do I regain my range of movement after a diskectomy? Will i need to go to physical therapy? .

Will  i need physical therapy after a diskectomy? How do I regain my range of movement after a diskectomy? Will i need to go to physical therapy?

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Physical therapy : In general, physical therapy helps return strength and mobility after a discectomy. This includes both cervical and lumbar discectomies. Each case is different, and of course the final decision is between you and your surgeon. However, I have found in most instances that pt is useful after discectomies, especially lumbar discectomies. ...Read more

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How long must physical therapy last for a bone spur?

How long must physical therapy last for a bone spur?

Bone spur: You don't do physical therapy for a bone spur. You may be doing it for pain and dysfunction of a muscle/tendon that attaches to the area where a bone spur is located. Usually expect minimal hands on physical therapy, instead an aggressive home exercise program is usually employed. ...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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Do i need a boot for a stress knee fracture ?

Depends: You may not need anything or you may need one or more of the followin: crutches, an unloader brace, simple brace or boot. Its unclear as to what type of stress fracture you are experiencing. Discuss with your orthopedist. ...Read more

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How long will I need a cast for a talus fracture?

How long will I need a cast for a talus fracture?

At least 4 weeks: Provided fracture is stable. You can transition to a fracture boot after the cast. You will need to continue non weightbearing for at least another 4 weeks to allow for fracture healing. ...Read more

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Will i need physical therapy after hip resurfacing? Will i need ongoing treatment such as physical therapy after my hip resurfacing procedure? .

Will i need physical therapy after hip resurfacing? Will i need ongoing treatment such as physical therapy after my hip resurfacing procedure?

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PT: Physical therapy is very beneficial to aid your recovery after hip resurfacing. Your orthopaedic surgeon can prescribe the pt for you. Regular participation in therapy and independent exercises will help facilitate your recovery. ...Read more

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What will physical therapy do for broken thumb?

What will physical therapy do for broken thumb?

Restore motion: Pt for a broken thumb will work to restore as much normal function as possible and to reduce as many complications as possible. ...Read more

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How long will I need physical therapy after a knee joint replacement?

How long will I need physical therapy after a knee joint replacement?

Up to 3 months: Everybody recovers differently after a total knee replacement. The amount of physical therapy is therefore, variable. A usual pt course is anywhere from 4-12 weeks. The more dedicated the patient is to his/her recovery, the more successful the end result of the surgery will be. ...Read more

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How long will I have physical therapy after ulna fracture surgery?

Depends: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Broke hip, need physical therapy: what is it like to work with a physical therapist?

Broke hip, need physical therapy: what is it like to work with a physical therapist?

See below: I have worked with many pts in my career. The are in general terrific people who are dedicated to help their patients regain their mobility. For a hip fracture you will begin by learning how to stand again, regain your balance, walk then strengthen your hip. People usually progress from a walker to a cane and then hopefully no assistive device. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Broken Bone (Definition)

Is it broken or fractured is a question I am often asked. The answer is basically that a broken or fractured bone is the same thing. A fracture means a break in the cortex or the strong layer of outer bone cells. In an adult the average time for that to heal varies greatly but is often considered to ...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