Why would someone need to see a physical therapist?

They have a . Musculoskeletal condition for which medicines alone will not be curative or very helpful.

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Treatments for 1st/2nd degree ab muscle strain. It has been 3 weeks since my injury and it still hurts. Would it be advisable 2 see a physical therapist?

Yes. Muscle strains (torn muscle) in general take about 2-6 weeks to heal . Abdominal strains are particularly painful since they are constantly being used to maintain your posture when standing etc. Therapist can help ease the pain, promote rapid healing and muscle function and give advice on lessening the pain . Read more...

My physical therapist said it's pointless for me to see her with my hypermobility syndrome because it will all be undone, what do I do for the pain?

Find a special PT. Hypermobility does not respond to medications. Chronic use of pain medications leads to addiction or side-effects. I prefer PT to develop a strengthening regimen to support the hyper mobile joints if possible. The are only a few physical therapists that can tackle this problem. Make calls to a new PT and ask specific questions before making an appointment. Read more...

What to do if I have a lot of nerve tension in my back and hamstrings. Would I see a chiropractor or a physical therapist?

Different sequence. First I would see either an orthopedist or a physiatrist (an MD specialist in musculo-skeletal problems). Let them diagnose the problem and decide upon which route for treatment is the best for you. Read more...

What do you recommend if I have a lot of nerve tension in my back and hamstrings. Would I see a chiropractor or a physical therapist?

Evaluation. It depends on the exact symptoms. Recommend assessment with a musculoskeletal specialist (e.g. Sports medicine, incl. Physical medicine ; rehab, orthopaedics). Nerve pain can radiate and be electric-like down the leg from the back. Muscle tension can be a tightness or spasm. Sprains can cause pain as well. The dr may prescribe pt or referral to see a chiropractor depending on what they find. Read more...

I believe I may have tendonitis, is it best to see a medical doctor or physical therapist?

Medical doctor. Consult a medical doctor first for exam and establish diagnosis. Physical therapy is commonly part of treatment plan. Read more...
It all depends. One would need to know more about the "tendinitis". Inflammation caused by an injury would probably be best evaluated by a physician first. In all likely hood, he will direct you to a physical therapist if necessary. I would be okay if a patient sought treatment from a therapist for inflammation of a non-traumatic origination. Mild inflammation can easily be treated with NSAID, ice and /or heat. Read more...

I have been having blood pulling to my feet can I wear compression stocking. I've also been sedentaryfor 3 months should I see physical therapist?

Go! Go! Go! Go! Baring any underlying medical conditions or physical limitations, it is to your advantage to get and move. The first step is the hardest but the most important. Set goals and just do it. Read more...