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Will I Need Physical Therapy If I Tore A Ligament In My Thumb
Yes: Depending on the severity of the tear, the treatment will either be conservative with a period of immobilization in a splint or a cast followed by mobilization exercises usually conducted with a hand therapist occupational therapist or surgery, immobilization for a period of weeks depending on the surgeon's orders and then work with a hand therapist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ligaments are defined as collagenn tissue structures that connect bones in and around joints. A classic example is the anterior cruciate ligament of the knee that provides stability o the bones of the knee joint and specifically connects the femur to the tibia. A torn ligament is simply any disruption ...Read more
Depends: Not every labral injury needs surgery. It really depends on the person. If the person with the labral injury is a major league pitcher, than surgery is probably the only thing that will get that person back to pitching. On the other hand it that person is a club recreational tennis player who plays doubles once or twice a week a conservative program may be fine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If i had a high ankle sprain and a torn tendon 4 months ago and it still hurts, what should I do to alleviate the pain?
I found out I have a mild shift to my knee cap and torn ligaments and cartlig missing..Would i need a cast after surgrey?
Restrictive bracing : Very rarely (to never) is the knee joint actually casted. In situations where a knee should not be flexed following surgery an immobilizer or brace (locked in extension) may be applied. However, these options are more conducive to post-op pain management modalities, bathing, and monitoring of incisions for infection. Most likely you will only have to deal with a brace and crutches. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See your doctor: He/she will be able to tell by examining you. ...Read more
I hurt my knee at work, after seeing an orthopedic he put me in a brace and physical therapy in a few weeks... is it possible that my hip, calf muscle, and akle hurt now due to my knee injury?
Knee Injury: Absolutely! The lower extremity acts as a unit. A movement group called a kinetic chain. Muscles and tendons go from buttock and hip to knee. Muscles and tendons around knee influence the ankle. Without knowing the full extent of the injury can only remark that it is not unusual to hurt above and below the main area of injury. ...Read more
This may depend on : the finger involved and as to exactly what specific type of injury that was sustained. The most common type of splinting for simple injuries is buddy taping where one finger is taped to the adjacent one for stability but still allow for range of motion to avoid stiffness. See you doctor for an opinion. ...Read more
Dislocated my shoulder twice , now I have a lebral tear.. Doctors told me its a small tear and you need physical theropy .. Can i play overhead sports?
Yes and no.: Labral tear in someone your age have a high likelihood of resulting in recurrent dislocations. I would avoid overhand sports for now (assuming your dislocation was anterior ie out the front). I would follow your dr.'s recommendation for therapy. However, even with your therapy it is more likely than not that you will redislocate. If that happens then arthroscopic labral repair is indicated. ...Read more
I had tendon repair on my inner forearm,3tendons were broken.do I need to go to a physiotherapy place or can I just do exercise my doc taught me@home?
Should I get surgery or physical therapy again after dislocating my patella twice in 4 months? I also might've chipped a piece of cartilage inside.
Patella dislocation: Difficult question. If you were adequately and completely rehabilitated following the first episode and dislocated again then surgery may be a better and more conservative answer to prevent further damage. If there is possibility of loose body from chipping surgery is highly appropriate. You need to talk frankly with your orthopedist. ...Read more
How to know if i have slightly torn or completely torn my mcl, and when should i start weighted exercises after a MCL injury?
How effective is physical theropy after a shoulder dislocation.. I have a lebral tear and i want to play overhead sports later?
Depends: Recurrent dislocation rate with bankart tear is high (85% in military cadets). Surgery is increasingly recommended to repair even after only 1 dislocation. Pt doesn't put the labrum back in the right spot and get it to heal there. It either heals to the right spot or it doesn't. If not, recurrent dislocation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is pain and swelling more than a month after cutting through a tendon in my hand normal? I got hurt at work and as a result a tendon in my hand was severed. A doctor initially told me i would need surgery to repair the tendon but when he discovered it wa
OT: Stiffness, pain and swelling in the hand can be normal in this setting whether or not surgery was performed. Give it at least six weeks for the tissues to regain their tensile and compressive strength and seek the instruction of an occupational therapist. Second opinions are golden. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I was told I have an lcl strain and a tight it band. I was going to physical theropy but I am in leave until my next base. Should I get a hinge brace to help me run?
I have a hamstring tendon avulsion. I've had physical therapy, but after six months it continues to hurt. What are my rehab options?
My ankle has a chipped bone and torn ligaments, should I get MRI or surgery? I hurt it a year ago in a cheer accident and still feel pain.
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