Posts tagged as: Physical

Dec

31
2013

Recovering From Total Joint Replacement

Joint Pain     0

Immediately after your total joint replacement surgery, you will be moved into a recovery room to be monitored for a couple of hours. After the anaesthesia has worn off and you are awake, you will then be moved to your ward where you will stay for the next few days. A typical stay in the hospital will be between 3 to 5 days depending on your progress. Before the effects of the anaesthesia have fully worn off, you should consume pain killers to prevent a sudden onset of unbearable pain. So how do you recover from total joint replacement surgery?Read more


Nov

26
2013

How Do I Know If I Need Knee Replacement Surgery?

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Knee replacement is considered a major surgery and there are many factors to consider first before making a decision. It is a question that cannot be answered easily. Rather, it requires you and your orthopaedic surgeon to sit down and ponder through all the possible options available to you before deciding on it. What exactly is knee replacement surgery? How do you know if you require knee replacement surgery? Oral medications do not work Your doctor will usually prescribe nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as Ibuprofen or Naproxen Sodium to help make the pain more bearable and reduce inflammation. However, theseRead more


Oct

23
2013

3 Reasons Why Physical Therapy is Important to a Sports Injury Recovery

Sports Injury     0

Swelling, pain and loss of motion are common complaints following a sports injury. In order to regain post-injury levels, movement is extremely important. The experts in body movements are physical therapists who are trained to conduct specific exercises and stretches meant for aiding recovery to a specific part of the body. So, what are some reasons why physical therapy is important to a sports injury recovery? Identification of deficiencies Physical therapists are the ones who conduct each physical therapy session and they are trained to indentify deficiencies in the biomechanics of our body. Just by looking at how to bodyRead more


Jun

25
2013

Snapping Hips : Causes and Treatment

Hip Pain     0

Snapping hip or dancer’s hip is a medical condition resulting in a snapping sound whenever the hip is used such as running, walking, jumping or even simply standing up from a sitting position. There are many possible causes for snapping hip and will often cause annoyance to the patient. Iliopsoas band snapping There is a thick connective tissue called the iliotibial band located at the outside of the hip. This iliotibial (IT) band passes through the part of the thigh bone that is protruding out called the greater trochanter and standing up from a previously sitting position can cause theRead more


Apr

04
2013

Recovery from Metatarsals Fracture

Ankle Pain, Hand Pain, Sports Injury     0

There are many bones in our foot and 5 of them are long bones, otherwise known as metatarsals. If you are an avid football fan, this term should not sound foreign to you. Remember just before the 2002 World Cup, the famous injury that David Beckham suffered from was a metatarsals injury, resulting in it being called the “Beckham Bone”. During a fracture, one if not some metatarsal(s) is broken, resulting in an orthopaedic condition. This is followed by pain and swelling and the inability to absorb shock and weight from the patient. The first and foremost step would beRead more