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Avatar f tn I had knee surgery and was given therapy exercises by physical therapists. Obviously the exercise changed as time went on. I couldn't believe what a workout they were.
Avatar f tn anti-inflammatory medication, physical therapy 2x week for 5 months, exercises at home (or bike or swim) and cortisone injection. PT was extensive but worsened the pain: I did taping, dry needling, and ultrasound with hot and cold but all those PT things really hurt and worsened the pain. I don’t do any heavy exercises like squats but pain occurs from walking, resting, stairs, driving. I am seeing a second opinion tomorrow who does specialize in lateral release.
Avatar n tn Is there any surgery for this repair? He suggested physical therapy. Ive read that physical therapy in alot of cases doesnt work. I live in NY Long Island. Does anyone know any specialist. My Op Report states "The superior pole of the patella did have a flap tear of cartilage"The patellofemoral joint and noted that the patient had a significant amount of chondromalacia on the superior aspect of the patella and also a flap tear of the cartilage. I would op for surgery.
Avatar m tn I too have patella femoral syndrome. The best thing I ever did for my knee was to go to physical therapy. Look for a good manual therapist. They typically treat not just the knee but also look at how your calf and hip are affecting your knee.
Avatar f tn Selma has neck exercises posted on the forum that could probably help. I went to physical therapy for 8 months after my surgery and it did help. The physical therapist researched chiari and syringomyelia and did not allow me to do anything that caused pain- ie: if the exercise caused pain she discontinued it and had me try something else. You may also benefit from seeing an occupational therapist.
Avatar m tn I was referred to a Pain management clinic here in Ohio and was prescribe (perkocet) physical therapy. The physical therapy staff have not address the knee, but have given me some exercises for the neck pain I experience as well. Now the pain management doctor brought in a specialist to talk about doing an implant of a nerostimulator unit into my body which will mean yet another surgery??
Avatar m tn once i had the surgery in may my knee feels great but my question is that ever since my surgery i have had this like sharp pain in my right glut and occasionally in my right lower leg. i feel it the most when i bend over my right leg to pick something up. i was wondering if you could tell me what it could possibly be and what i can do to get rid of it. I am an active person and would like to get back to enjoying the outdoors.
Avatar f tn Wondering if anyone had benefits from phyical therapy instead of surgery after being diagnosed with Chiari/low lying cerebellar tonsils. Been on the doctor wagon for 4 years and just finally have confirmation that in fact my cerebellar tonsils are low lying and pretty tight so a blockage of some sort in addition to mid/lower cervical instability. Ordered to wear a cervical collar and isometric physical therapy. The appt.
1573930 tn?1295917640 Have you done any physical therapy?? I am sure your doctor ordered physical therapy for your knee replacement. You may need to be treated for RSD...some doctors don't know anything about it. Please look up RSD symtoms and see if anything resonates with you. Good luck.
Avatar n tn My husband has two herniated discs and is in a lot of pain. He has gotten several different opinions and the doctors have told him that physical therapy is not indicated for this problem and will only refer him to pain management for narcotic prescriptions. There has to be something that he can do. The doctors gave him a couple of exercises that he can't do because he has a bad knee, but they couldn't even give him any alternative exercises to do.
Avatar f tn Yes those surgeries are some times neccesary and as important is the surgery as important is the physical therapy and rehabilitation. Who is in charge of your recovery? it is really important that you have a whole team overlooking the progression of the post surgery.
Avatar m tn It was treated by a surgery followed by physical therapy. However, my left leg has been noticably weaker than my right leg ever since. One of the reasons I started weightlifting was so I could try to fix these imbalances. Foam rolling and wearing a knee sleeve helps me a lot when lifting heavy weights, as it makes me feel almost no pain even when doing, for example, squats or similar exercises. In the last week or so, I noticed that my left knee got a bit swollen.
20881263 tn?1561816684 I assume you wore your brace post surgery? Do you do physical therapy or have you been doing it post surgery? It's really important to continue that until they release you from the need and at that point, they should give you exercises and stretches to do on your own. Proper rehabilitation of the knee really does require this. So, you are likely recovering still and would guess that this 'giving way' feeling is the result of that. Please confirm with your doctor though.
Avatar f tn I too have patella femoral pain. I had a lot of physical therapy and most of the exercises made the pain worse. I now get my best and longest relief from my chiropractor. (Yes he treats my knee) Do you have chiropractors in Italy if so, see if you can find one that can treat knees.
Avatar f tn I am 51 years old with left knee pain for greater than a year. After having physical therapy for 4 weeks, continued exercises at home, ice, motrin I still have pain. Some days none, some days it can be bad. I finally had an MRI and the results were "Horizontal oblique tear of the body and posterior horn medial meniscus with 1.6x1.1x4.0cm parameniscal cyst extending inferiorly along the medial margin of the proximal tibial metaphysis.
195469 tn?1388322888 I will be going to a physical therapy center to have this done and wonder what it entails. Probably should ask the center, but I knew I would get better answers from someone that knows about it or has been through it themselves. Physical therapy is very time consuming and to be honest, I don't want to waste my time and energy doing exercises that are really not going to make a difference in my course with MS and my walking.
Avatar f tn I kept the knee braced and completely straight for a full 6 weeks. I have been doing physical therapy for 5 weeks now. My knee still only has about 95 degree range of motion. There is an audible crunching noise when my knee extends from a bent position. My orthopedic specialist has prescribed continued physical therapy. I have not had an MRI to assess damages. If PT shows significant progress, do you think a second opinion and/or MRI is necessary?
233622 tn?1279334905 LA, I HAVE BEEN TO PHYSICAL THERAPY SEVERAL TIMES FOR BALANCE AND AFTERWARDS,THE FATIGUE WAS OVERWHELMING.PLUS THE INDUCED SPACTICITY. I USE A CANE FOR BALANCE,ON A BAD DAY MY WALKER AND I HAVE TO USE A WHEEL CHAIR FOR DISTANCE. I SEEN MY NEURO-OTOTOLOGIST AND WE DISCUSSED MY BALANCE ISSUES,HE STATED,VISUAL,HEARING AND LEGS ALL NEED TO WORK AS A UNITY.
Avatar n tn Stretching the front and back or your leg to increase the flexibility in your knee. Perform stretching exercises at the end of your workout when your muscles are warm. Stretch the front of your leg in a standing position by bending your knee and raising your foot up toward your backside. Grasp the ankle with your hand to enhance the stretch. Stretch the back of your legs in a seated position with your legs extended on the floor. Fold forward over your straight legs to stretch your hamstrings.
Avatar m tn Now I am paying for it, my knee gives way and I have very bad pain every day my leg is half the size of my other and you can see the sutures move in my knee. I have to go for a Camera in my knee in 4 weeks have I damaged my self ? or can i repair this? pls give me some advice I know its my own fault.