... pain,shoulder pain,and leg pain ?
Couldn't it possibally turn to a sadly setback???
Does anyone really really sure about the GREAT benefits physiotherapy does on pain:back pain,neck?
- 11 May 2011 by ace_rick
- 12 May 2011
- muscle spasm, pain, trigeminal neuralgia, back pain, neuralgia, side effect, muscle
... pain,shoulder pain,and leg pain ?
Yes, I suppose it could cause a setback if you have a physical therapist that doesn't listen to his/her patient and the patient doesn't tell the physical therapist when the exercises are too painful. If you have a good PT and you communicate effectively then I think it is a long term solution to a pain problem. May not be the only solution or the entire solution but worth a try. PT can teach you the exercises to strengthen the muscles around the offending joints, etc. and with continued use at home can be very effective. Now it isn't indicated for everyone's condition, only a qualified orthopedist can say whether PT is recommended and I must say that I have had othopedists that aren't big on PT. In fact, I had to stop certain exercises that were causing me more pain in my foot than they were helping, but I still think it is a beneficial modality to try.
Physoitherapy has its benefits and drawbacks just like any other treatment for back/neck pain. Some people absolutely swear by it and others think it doesn't help at all. In many instances muscle spasm and pain are caused by the muscles lack of strength. If a muscle is overloaded it will spasm or at the very least be sore from increased lactic acid. Unless that muscle is strengthened it will continue to hurt. This is the main theory behind physiotherapy. There are good and bad therapist, just like there are good and bad Drs. If you get a knowledgeable therapist, I think anyone should get some kind of improvement. If any exercise is done improperly, you can get damage. One thing to remember when dealing with any kind of infirmary is not to forget the power of the mind. If you truly believe something will work, chances are it WILL work.
The opposite is true as well, if you dont believe in something it will not work, no matter what! The mind is very powerful in overcoming anything. You see this even in cancer patients. Those with a good, cheerful, can-do attitude are going to do much better, and have a better chance to beat cancer than those with a negative attitude. Not to say it is all in your head, but the mind is a VERY powerful tool in recovery. The best thing you can do for yourself is to educate yourself about all the treatments available and discuss with your Dr and come up with a plan you feel is going to be the best for you. No one knows your body as well as you do. If the plan is one you believe in, then it will work the best.
PT has greatly helped me in the past, and I look forward to going to aqua therapy in the future. I've only had one problem, with the exception of the therapist not listening when I say to start out slowly and I end up in a pain flare so bad I cant do anything for 10 days. The problem I've had is therapists cannot accept that my progress may be minimal, but it is a huge amount and difference to me. They are used to seeing great progress in a short amount of time. When someone like me comes along and only improves a little, then over long periods gradually improves, they lose interest and seem to give up. I've gotten used to having to motivate them, but I do believe it should be the other way around.
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