Mar 11, 2008 8:42 PM GMT
If you have questions concerning a musculoskeletal injury please feel free to post or message me.
Jon, Physical Therapist
Jon, Physical Therapist
metropolitan saidMy question is not concerning a musculoskeletal injury, but I hope you can help.
I'm kinda sick, with a sore throat and with fever, should i go to the gym tomorrow or should a skip a few days. I'm afraid I'll lose some of the progress I've made with the muscle.building program for RJ.
sastud05 saidWithout truly examining your knee and asking specific directed questions it's hard to say what is going on with your knee. However, if I was you I would go and see my local physical therapist, as they know more about the Musculoskeletal sytem than any other professional. Good luck, hope all is well.
redbull saidI have been battling plantar faciates for a couple months now. I started seeing a physical therapis last week and have been doing my stretches like crazy.
He has taped my foot up twice now which has helped and did a mold for my inserts which havent come in yet. Once they do he will tell me what shoes to get.
In the mean time, my job keeps me on my feet 8-12 hours a day and I am in excruciating pain. I try to still work out by doing the eliptical and bike but sometimes find it difficult to even walk.
How much longer am I going to have to deal with this pain? I am so tired of hurting all the time. The stretches help some but this has been going on for a while now, dont know how much more I can take.
italianguy63 saidgod do i have injuries, WHERE DO I START?LOL. well now i'm dealing with rotator cuff impingement. i've been doing phys therapy for almost 2 months, and it doesnt seem to be working:-(. so i'm thinking of going for the arthroscopy to fix it, because knowing me i will end up tearing it.
My other injury i been dealin with is my hip n back. i had back surgery in 2000, laminecomy on my l4-l5, which made pain worse. the pain went into my groin, n the docs told me i had hip labrum tear. so i had two hip labrum surgeries which the 2nd made pain worse.
i had an mri on my hip, doc said hip looks fine, so now what? that was 3 yrs ago, i been on pain meds since. No doctor can figure out whats causing the pain.
Have you heard of this new therapy that pain management specialist are using called radio frequency therapy. I'm not really sure how it works but a co-worker had it done to her. She had a spinal fusion which didnt work which left her in more pain . I saw her a few weeks ago, and she looked awesome lost weight, and walked with spring in her step. I never would have recognized her. she told me about it, i'm thinking of trying it, and if that doesnt work, maybe acupuncture.
thanks for your advise jon.
usedtobelieve saidI've had shin splints since Dec '06. At first it was just on my left leg and I wasn't really too sure what it was. Then I got it on the second leg and someone said something about shin splints. I looked into it and sure enough, it describes everything I have.
I know there isn't much you can do to heal them but since I am a competitive dancer, I am using my legs constantly. What can I do? Any tips to help to pain (other than tons of Ibuprofen which I find does the trick) would help.
obscenewish saidI completely ruptured the patellar tendons in both my legs two years ago. I underwent emergency surgery and went to rehab, which seemed totally useless, for three months. I was in braces for six weeks.
As it turns out, both my patellas elevated several inches north after the surgery and now I cannot walk downstairs comfortably. My surgeon has no explanation for it, says there is no effective physical therapy for it and says I will likely have to have an even more complicated surgery eventually. He also says that surgery is not very reliable.
Please give me different advice. Thank you.
Actually you can heal them, but with every injury it's going to involve REST! Shin splints or Idiopathic compartment syndrome is basically exercise induced pain: inflammation caused by repetitive stress of the muscles originiating from the lower part of the leg or tibia during weight bearing. Depending on the muscles affected you will report the pain on the front part of the lower leg or back part of the lower leg. The muscles that are affected are usually weak and require strengthening. In Physical therapy I have patients utilize active-rest during the healing phase meaning performing cardio that does not stress the affected muscles (i.e. recumbant bike). An orthotic may or may not be recommended depending upon what structures are causing the problem. Most patients get better with conservative measures (REST, and Physical therapy) I would recommend an evaluation by a Physical Therapist so you can get this problem under control, and determine what is actually casuing your problems. Until you can get into seeing a PT, I would recommend icing the painful areas 3x/day for 15 minutes, and most importantly Active Rest! Hope that helps.
Buckwheet saidI have a problem with my right shoulder. I believe it started within the last year, probably from work yanking on a POS door lever.
I can't do the french press(I think that's what it's called..the one where you sit and take dumbbells straight up over your shoulder) without a lot of pain, so I don't do them.
I also get pain if I move my arm quickly, like in a throwing motion that includes the shoulder; I can use forceful movements as long as a exclude my shoulder. I get a very sharp pain and it lasts for several moments before dissipating. When I forget about it and flail my arm about the pain is severe and always has my bent over clutching my shoulder.
Any idea of what might be pooched in my shoulder?