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Physiotherapy for ligament swelling

Hey everyone. My son loves playing football. He plays football very frequently. Last his ligament got injured. We carried out ligament surgery for the same. But still, he has a certain amount of pain. As per doctor's word it may take time to reduce the pain as it will reduce as the tissue heals. But now pain doesn’t settle as expected and it has become chronic. The doctor told us to undergo physiotherapy treatment ( http://www.physiomed.ca/treatments/physiotherapy/ )for the same as Physiotherapists can work with us to assess the issue and provide a targeted exercise and rehabilitation programme that will ease your suffering and get you back to your best. But as he is doing his graduation, I don't think he has sufficient time for this physiotherapy treatment if it needs a long period of hospitalization? How long should he be hospitalized? Is there a need for regular reviews?

  1. Ada3 months ago

    Rachel878, first of all, that’s so sad of you. I can imagine through which dilemma you are going through. I know it hurts. When your brave and adult son lies on bed and helpless. A mom can’t see him sticking on the bed. I think you should take a break from his institution and then go for treatment. Because you don’t know the severity but doctors know. So it’s better to get treatment in spite of waiting for some other time.

  2. camillenanjala3 months ago

    In many cases, a mild to moderately swollen knee may be treated at home. A doctor should be contacted if. The knee is severely swollen or has a pronounced abnormality. The knee cannot fully straighten or flex. The knee is severely painful (e.g. the pain is not adequately treated with over-the-counter medication). The person cannot bear weight on the knee, or feels as if the knee is going to "give out". The skin over the knee turns hot or red. The person has a fever of 100.4 or higher. Swelling has been present for 3 or more days. A doctor will examine the patient's knee and ask the patient several questions. The physical examination and patient interview may provide enough information to make an accurate diagnosis. If more information is needed, the doctor may recommend imaging (e.g., X-ray) or arthrocentesis, which can yield additional clues. When a patient has a swollen knee, a doctor may want to verify or rule out certain diagnoses by analyzing the accumulated fluid. To do this, the doctor will remove fluid from the swollen knee joint or bursa using a needle and syringe. This process is called arthrocentesis, or joint aspiration.

  3. callisy1 month ago

    Like many other injuries, with physiotherapy it is important to get the patient back to baseline status, with reducing pain, stabilizing the joint, and improving mobility. Physiotherapy Treatment primary intervention involves protect, rest, ice, compress, and elevate the joint. After initial intervention, grading of the injury needs to be determined before physiotherapy action plan is instituted. In general, modalities for treatment include: Crutch support with greater weight bearing activities. Moving your joint through range of motion. Bracing and splinting. Strengthening ancillary muscles around the joint. Goal directed therapy for specific ligament injuries. With the assistance of a trained physiotherapist, with simple injuries or others requiring surgery, physiotherapy is an imperative step in the journey to your improved health. Treatment focuses on strengthening of the quadriceps, hamstring and gluteal muscles, while restoring normal mobility as the ligament heals. End-stage coordination exercises (also known as proprioceptive exercises) are needed to ensure an athlete or worker is ready to return to full activity. This will ensure the muscles react quickly in a coordinated manner to protect the knee from future trauma.

  4. noreenwawuda1 month ago

    When a patient has a swollen knee, a doctor may want to verify or rule out certain diagnoses by analyzing the accumulated fluid. To do this, the doctor will remove fluid from the swollen knee joint or bursa using a needle and syringe. This process is called arthrocentesis, or joint aspiration. Following arthrocentesis, the doctor will take note of the fluid's color and viscosity and may send it to a lab for further analysis. Determining the contents of the fluid can lead to an accurate diagnosis. For example, uric acid crystals in the fluid indicate gout, and bacteria in the fluid indicate infection. Arthrocentesis is an important diagnostic tool because the underlying cause of knee swelling will determine the appropriate treatment. When home care is warranted, doctors often recommend treating a swollen knee with R.I.C.E.: Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation. R.I.C.E. may be used in combination with medication, such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs, including ibuprofen, naproxen, and COX-2 inhibitors. Acetaminophen (e.g., Tylenol) will not relieve swelling but may be taken to relieve associated pain.

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