Physiotherapy

What is Physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy is a therapy for the preservation, enhancement or restoration of body movement and physical function impaired or threatened by disability, injury, or disease.

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dear Dr i have complain from last six month about both side shoulders pain when moved back side as road accident now i feel more pain ,my Dr said due to your shoulders are frozen and please go for physiotherapy same in process last nine days still no progress.i have no sugar no hyper patient my age about 48.please be any good advise for me. thanks Hameedullah.

doctor1 MD

hello and welcome to the forum,
thank you for your consultation.

from your description i have understood that you are suffering from frozen shoulder.
i can understand the pain you are suffering and the disabling effect it is having on you,.
the best treatment for this is physiotherapy with some...

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hello sir, is it true that G.B.Syndrome can come back after recovery? if yes,what precaution patient shoud take in future ? my 25yrs old sis is undergoing ivig treatment. her treatment finished yesterday. By looking to her progress, doctor told us not need for physical theraphy. but we r in confuse whether to go for physiotheraphy or not? kindly suggest

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Hi well come to HCM.
If there is total physical recovery and no disability left behind there is no need to
do follow up physiotherapy, physiotherapy is to help the pt if there is any disability
left out after the recovery from particular disease. If your doctor refuses for physiotherapy it means...

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I?m 16 now. When I was 12 I broke my right leg in two places (tibia and fibula or something like that). Anyway, after the cast came off and after all the physiotherapy etc...I?ve come to notice that my leg is twisted so that the foot is pointing out to the right. I.e. when I just stand on my left leg, my knee goes perfectly down over the foot so I can?t see it. When I stand on my right leg, the knee goes down but doesn?t cover my foot because the foot is twisted round to the right slightly. In other words, left foot is 0 degrees off of the left knee but right foot is maybe 30 degrees clockwise off of the right knee. I hope that is clear. Anyway, I was wondering whether there is any PHYSIOTHERAPY I could do to get my foot twisted back?

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Dear Sir,
my mother had ischemic stroke for that the doctor did operation in her head and taken out the blood clot totally from the brain and now we are treating her by physiotherapy for her left side hand and leg and now she could move her leg a little but i just want to know how many days will it take for my mother to walk well like before .

Kindly reply me doctors because i am scaring for that where is she unable to walk.

Thank you

doctor1 MD

HI
Welcome to HCM

As you know there is block of the blood supply to the part of the brain in ischemic stroke. For left sided stroke there is loss of blood supply to right hemisphere of brain. The neurons are the only cells in the body which once destroyed never regenerates. The affected part gets...

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My mother (age 70) has been operated for subdural haematoma (Marginal diabetes Can I have medicinal suggestions to speed up her recovery ; We are already performing physiotherapy activities.

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hi
welcome
ur mother is already is opereted for thet so now u have to con physiotherapy
ur mother is aged so recovery will be slowly so dnt take tnsion she will able to do her own daily activity and also recover fast
thanks

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What is the permanent cure for Tennis Elbow? I am having pain due to this and had two opinions from medicos. One of them asked me to go for local fomentation with icepack and a regular physiotherapy which includes IFT & U.S.therapy. He also advised Phlogam TDS and Eterik MR twice daily. Another doc advised for hot fomentation and stretching exercise. He advised for Movon OD and a neurovitamin tab. I am perplexed, what to do?

doctor1 MD

Hi, thanks for writing to HCM.

I personally think that no treating doctor can assure you a complete cure for tennis elbow.

If conventional modes of treatment with medicines, physiotherapy have failed to provide pain relief, then a local steroid injection into the point of maximum tenderness will...

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I what is the best physical therapy for Parkinson’s

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Brief Answer:
Get physiotherapy under guidance as advised

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
I have gone through your question and understand your concern.
The physiotherapy for Parkinson disease changes with stage of disease and present status.
In early stages walking with mild aerobic exercises can be...

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I am having shoulder and right side neck pain , Dr says it is due to degeneration as I am 59, had some physiotherapy session but relief has been temporary , I play golf as well and it aggravates further after session , pls advise

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
physiotherapy

Detailed Answer:
it may be that you have cervical spondylitis due to degenerative proces. Physiotherapy is the only options, but one can try intraarticular injections also, which effect are temporary.
while playing golf, you need to do practice under supervision of...

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hi, I am a 27 /F and recently married ( 9 months ago). I am experiencing a severe pain in my chest under right shoulder and which extends to my arm . It comes by itself and goes away also. It started 4 days back. Earlier I had mild cervical and I took some physiotherapy sessions also. My doctor has suggested 25hydrovitD3 test. What is this test all about? He is expecting thyroid also. He also told that due to change in weather, sometimes the body produces some fluids which causes body stiffness . Can it be a muscular pain only, which may go away by itself by taking rest and some exercise. I am confused. Please help.

doctor1 MD

Hello

Thanks for writing to Healthcare magic,

I have studied your case,
cervical spine problem will lead to similar problem .you need to continue physiotherapy, take muscle relaxant and neurotropics.

vit d3 test is for knowing level of vit D important for absorption of calcium.
Hope I have...

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Hi ..... please help !!!! I am 23 old female I have been suffering from knee injury as in my knee would kind of shift and then come back to its position. Over a period of 6-7 years I have had three such major episodes .i underwent physiotherapy after each of them. However the last and the most I recent one I neglected and didn’t take much care the pain aggravated now after 6 months I am undergoing physiotherapy its been around three weeks . I went to several doctors most of them advised a surgery which includes the process of introducing a ligament ACLT . i am not sure as to what to do??? Also for the past four days I have been suffering from severe back pain in my lower back. It is becoming difficult to sleep also. I want to if this could be because of the physiotherapy I am undergoing for my back ??? When I had gone to the doctor regarding this I was just given some pain killers and advised strict bed rest. I also want to add for the past 3 weeks I had also been undergoing treatment for uti and vaginal infection however the treatment of antibiotics ended last week. I AM SICK OF MEDICATION AND TAKING ANTIBIOTICS ALL THE TIME. I FEEL DROWSY AND UNWELL ALL THE TIME.PLEASE SUGGEST ANY HOME REMIDIES OR ALTERNATIVE TREATMENT LIKE MASSAGES EXCERCISES WHICH DOESNT INVOLVE ME TAKING MEDICATION.WHAT TO DO I AM VERY TROUBLED !!!!

doctor1 MD

Hi,
Thanks for query,
I think you have got laxed knee joint giving rise to locking of joint often.
There is only one option and that is surgery.
in this case physiotherapy wont give much help.
Consult orthopedics and seek his advice.
Meanwhile you do Patellar exercise daily.
ok and...

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Recent questions on  Physiotherapy

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My daughter Krishna S.Kamath, aged 3Yrs 8 Months, diagonised with lipomylomeningocele of the lumbosacaral region was operated upon when she was 4 monthsw old at Indo American Brain & Spine Centre, Vaikom, kerala. Post operation she has slight muscle deficit of left leg and urinary infection.Her neuro surgeon says since there is no incontinence it might improve with age. Physiotherapy( home based) still going on for the left leg as directed by her physiatrist. Left foot movement not as ggod as the other one. No CSF problem till now. Will she be normal and pls. advise regarding where i can take her for further evaluation- like NIMHANS

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i m 24 years old female my weight is 57 kgs and i have bulging disc L4-L5, suffering from chronic pain from last 15 months now having physiotherapy.......want to ask m i able to recover from my problem or it is never ending process.... coz painkillers dnt effect me, sometimes i feel inflammation in my back..

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what sould be done if the patient have disc annular buldge at l5-s1 with posterior central protrusion .i started with physiotherapy for the same one and got relief too but now have the pain inthe lateral side of the thigh at right side ...tell me what precautions i should take to get rid of this .

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Hi.I am a 27 yr old, with no significant medical history. I suffered a fall around 5 years ago and meniscal +ACL injury was suspected on physical exam ,though no MRI was done.I was advised physiotherapy which I wasn t ver compliant with. Since then, I ve had pain on and off, and am unable to run,jump etc. But of late, I ve been having pain even at rest. Could it be that the ?tear is progressing ,..should I go in for a scan? Is surgery advisable? What are the indications for surgery?

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I had a discectomy and I woke up in excruciating pain. A week later a laminectomy to stop the pain. Epidural injection,Morhine, Dilaudid , nothing helps. Something does not seem right. My Dr. has released me and says it will take a year to get...

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My entire right arm keeps falling asleep whenever I sleep, regardless of my position. This has been happening for over a week. I have a history of both stroke and neuropathy. I am a 54 yr old woman.

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Since yesterday, I have a sharp pain in my right leg at the knee, and above, and the right buttock. It s sharp, stabbing pain in the knee and buttock. Nothing seems to help it (e.g. Ibuprofen , changing position (standing, sitting, laying,...

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