Introduction

Improve the function of your orthopaedic system with physical therapy that focuses on improving the functions of bones, muscles, joints and other ligaments.

More importantly, long term damage to muscle strength may occur even after an injury heals. Therefore, an old injury should be treated with special care to regain its former muscle strength.

Finally, all orthopaedic care followed by physical therapy, assists the body through its natural healing process, it is extremely important to undergo physical therapy (PT).

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Orthopaedics India

  • At Orthopaedics India, surgeons recommend PT after complete evaluation and diagnosis of gait, posture, and other abnormalities. The basic idea, more importantly, is to improve the range of motion, flexibility, and strength.
  • However, while PT may also be implemented as part of joint protection strategies, it, simultaneously, may also be prescribed after surgery to facilitate healing.
  • Above all, prescribed strategically, Physical Therapy is beneficial both before and after surgery.

Importance of post-surgical physical therapy

The key to a healthy recovery, lies in getting up and moving. Furthermore, regain mobility and recover faster and ensure that replacements and repairs of the surgery heal appropriately. Limit opioids and manage your pain with PT, efficiently.

Get moving

  • For instance, if patients do not move after surgery, it can cause muscle weakness, loss of function and exacerbate post-op complications. After that, the capacity of the heart and lungs along with the strength of the muscles is lost
  • However, patients can return to daily activities faster when they regain their strength with physical therapy
  • PT, above all, pushes them to move around in a safe environment
  • Orthopaedics India, most importantly, deploys trained professionals to accomplish post-surgical physical therapy

Candidates

Post-surgical physical therapy, similarly, is used in addition to other treatment plans, to aid any of the following procedures:

ACL and meniscus repair

If you have had an ACL knee ligament repair (generally occurs with athletes) and meniscal cartilage tears, then – undergo physical therapy to build hamstrings and quadriceps strength

Joint replacement

Early intense physical therapy is recommended for patients who have had shoulder, hip and knee replacement surgeries

PT aids in regaining mobility and getting back to routine work faster

Back Surgery

Those who have undergone spinal fusion surgery, supervised physical therapy is absolutely essential to get back onto your feet. Gradual exercise can, therefore, reduce hospital stay and improve health

What to expect?

Immediately after surgery, Orthopaedics India recommends physical therapy that involve stretching and flexing. Starting with simple exercises the therapy subsequently, gets intense over time. Some common exercises are:

knee extensions

  • For example, a range of motion where patients have to come from a sitting to a standing position and vice versa

Strengthening

  • Hamstrings, quadriceps and squats with a chair are some exercises performed to strengthen your musculoskeletal system

Conditions that will benefit from PT

KNEE

  • ACL tear
  • Instability
  • Pain
  • Meniscus tear
  • Patella pain
  • Knee replacement

HIP

  • Bursitis
  • Pain in the hip

FOOT AND ANKLE

  • Injuries to the Achilles tendon
  • Sprain in the ankle
  • Foot and ankle pain
  • Pain in the heel
  • Plantar fasciitis

ARM, WRIST AND HAND

  • Golfer’s and Tennis Elbow
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Wrist pain

SHOULDER

  • Tear of the rotator cuff
  • Clavicular fracture
  • Frozen shoulder

SPINE

  • Lower-back pain
  • Scoliosis
  • Herniated disc
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Torn disc

OTHER

  • Arthritis
  • Damage to cartilage
  • Fractures and stress fractures
  • Lyme disease
  • Running injuries

In conclusion, if you have irreversible pain in the joints or arms, shoulder, spine, etc. do not hesitate to reach out to Orthopaedics India for a consultation.