Anyone have any luck with Physical Therapy?

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    Jul 17, 2011 5:28 AM GMT
    I am in physical therapy for my right leg. Well just started last week. Specifically my right knee. Well the point is my right leg is a lot weaker than my left leg and my physical therapist thinks that is why I have been in agonizing pain for the last few years and unable to sleep. So there is not much they can do besides surgery which could make it worse. So I am trying physical therapy again and the therapist thinks it will have all these positive effects. So has anyone had any luck? I don't want to get to hopeful with following the routine and exercises and see no improvement.
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    Jul 17, 2011 5:53 AM GMT
    Always make surgery a last resort whenever possible.
    Also, it sounds like it could be sciatica, which I almost needed surgery for.
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    Jul 17, 2011 3:18 PM GMT
    I've done PT twice for 2 different injuries. Both were for lower back and sciatica pain ( bad form + too heavy weight + deadlifts =). PT worked like a charm and have had no issues since, just make sure you do the work. I tried a chiropractor and he was of no help at all.
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    Jul 17, 2011 3:21 PM GMT
    If I was a horse they would of shot me. Read my profile. Surgery rocks!*


    *-surgery may not have desired effect for all users
  • Zcube

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    Jul 17, 2011 3:41 PM GMT
    It works differently for everyone.

    Physical Therapy worked for a little while for me (Lower back problems/sciatica) then I did acupuncture which also worked but to a point... Nothing can really fix a herniated disc except surgery. lol. Then back to physical therapy for recovery.

    You just have to try what works best for you and make sure you don't overlook your injury/pain. Better to address it now than let it get worse.
  • rnch

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    Jul 17, 2011 4:14 PM GMT
    after 2 meniscus knee orthoscopes Physical Therapy got me 98% back to normal.

    waiting to start up again after my third (and hopefully last!) knee scope.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Jul 17, 2011 4:24 PM GMT
    When I had my Staph infection last fall, I had surgery on my arm and I had to have physical therapy on it for about 2 weeks. I followed everything to the letter plus.... for about 3 months I couldn't hold my arm down straight... there seemed to be a slight crook in it at the elbow and I was assurred it would go away. It did. I'm fine today.

    Follow everything they tell you.. be an ideal patient. Good luck with it all and for a quick recovery!

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  • rnch

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    Jul 17, 2011 4:31 PM GMT
    HndsmKansan saidWhen I had my Staph infection last fall...




    i'm slowly recovering from a virulent MRSA staph infection that i aquired during my third meniscus knee scope this past may; still receiving daily antibiotic IV infusions.

    hoping to end the IV's next week and start on physical therapy to rehab my aching, stiff knee.
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    Jul 17, 2011 9:04 PM GMT
    Don´t run to surgery unless it is the only serious option.

    There are lots of other ways of working with problems, and sadly people are pushed elsewhere...

    That said, don´t superstitiously avoid surgery. Just realise it´s not your first option. It´s your last.

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    Jul 18, 2011 4:49 AM GMT
    I severed my left ACL and had both surgery and PT - it was amazingly effective. Make sure the surgeon is the absolute best you can get ( mine was a former soccer player, so he was really into knees). My physical therapist was an absolute bastard, but he brought me up to speed in record time.