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Is physical rehabilitation painful?

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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: Not always

Physical rehabilitation is a general term for a group of treatments that are used for a variety of medical problems.
Examples would be teaching someone to walk again with a stroke or amputation, rehabbing someone after a total knee or hip replacement, strengthening the muscles of an elderly person with weakness or hundreds of other conditions. It is not necessarily painful however can be at times.

In brief: Not always

Physical rehabilitation is a general term for a group of treatments that are used for a variety of medical problems.
Examples would be teaching someone to walk again with a stroke or amputation, rehabbing someone after a total knee or hip replacement, strengthening the muscles of an elderly person with weakness or hundreds of other conditions. It is not necessarily painful however can be at times.
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Dr. Jonathan Kirschner
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Shouldn't be

Rehabilitation is highly individualized and customizable.
Should be done in a way to minimize pain and improve function. Rehabilitation after surgery or with certain conditions can be a little uncomfortable however. If rehabilitation is too painful you should always discuss with your therapist and dr.

In brief: Shouldn't be

Rehabilitation is highly individualized and customizable.
Should be done in a way to minimize pain and improve function. Rehabilitation after surgery or with certain conditions can be a little uncomfortable however. If rehabilitation is too painful you should always discuss with your therapist and dr.
Dr. Jonathan Kirschner
Dr. Jonathan Kirschner
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