... 1200 cc out put a drain in, that got infected and I ended up having surgery to drain and clean it out. My thigh area was very hard and my chiropractor worked hard with ice,heat and massage to work it back to a softer area. I had an xray and the specialist deemed it bursitis and sent me to a physical therapist. We have been doing exercise and strengthening,and stretches. She has also been taping it trying to drain it more as it has some swelling. My question is "How long will it take to heal?" it is still pretty numb.I had the accident May and it is now almost Dec. Is this something that will just take time and I should just deal with it or should I keep pursuing medical treatment.?
I'm a physical therapist & have used both techniques below. I personally had a lot of success with bursitis & tendoitis patients using phonophoresis. Inquire to you physician/ physical therapist (PT) for the ointment & treatment prescription. Medical regulations vary by state on a PT's license regarding needing physician prescription of treatment. However the ointment used may require a physicians prescription, which usu a PT can get ordered via a phone call to your doc.
1. Iontophoresis facilitates delivery of medications into the tissues beneath the skin by electronic transport of ionized drugs in solution.
2. Phonophoresis is a technique that combines topical drug therapy with ultrasound to achieve therapeutic drug concentrations in muscle and other tissues beneath the skin. Ultrasound gels can be formulated to contain medications such as anti-inflammatories and/or anesthetics.
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