I started physical therapy

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Re: I started physical therapy

Postby JuPaul » Wed Sep 04, 2019 3:53 pm

Doc Dan wrote:
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That’s the hope. The doc says I may never have full range of motion, but I am hopeful that I will.
Doing all the PT (and more) is the key. My husband had surgery for really advanced tendonitis in his elbow last year and docs told him not to expect full recovery. But he went nuts doing all the PT exercises and stretches and is now almost back to normal. Even his doc was surprised at his recovery. You can do it!
Thanks! My physiotherapist was surprised yesterday at how much I had improved. I am encouraged.
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Re: I started physical therapy

Postby spyderg » Thu Sep 05, 2019 3:31 pm

Been through a fair bit of physio myself. It helped me avoid knee surgery and determined that I required shoulder surgery. Also after a serious hand injury, I went through multiple surgeries and years of physio. I don’t go anymore but have to do my own physio at least three times a day or I can barely move it. It’s been getting worse so I might be looking into more surgery in the not too distant future. Also my other shoulder has been acting up so I’ve got to get it looked at too. So I’m guessing I’ll be looking at a bunch more physio.
I’ll tell you the physiotherapists that beat you up are actually doing you a favour in the long run. I had a pretty physiotherapist to begin with but she wasn’t strong enough as things progressed so they had to switch me to some guy.
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Re: I started physical therapy

Postby Doc Dan » Sat Sep 07, 2019 11:50 pm

Things are going along ok. I am having to take a low dose of pain med because about 45 min. to an hour after I do the exercises I really get to hurting. But I am noticeably stronger and getting more range of motion.
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Re: I started physical therapy

Postby Doc Dan » Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:11 am

I went to the doctor today for my follow up. This physio has really paid off. The doctor asked me to raise my arm and see what my range of motion was. He got a shot when I was able to raise my arms a lot farther than what I thought I should be able to do. So the physio was working.
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Re: I started physical therapy

Postby ChrisinHove » Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:46 am

Good stuff, Doc.

It’s remarkable how many people DON’T pay attention to their physicians, and then wonder why things don’t progress how they’d like them to.

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Re: I started physical therapy

Postby Doc Dan » Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:45 am

I’m healing faster than expected. But, my arm is rotated slightly out of position. So, I’m doin new exercises to fix that, but they may be setting off migraines.
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Re: I started physical therapy

Postby MichaelScott » Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:03 am

Doc, you are old but you are tough. Last year I was in a wheelchair but now, in Great part thanks to my physical therapist I can walk slowly and carefully around the house. It gets better. Hang in!
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Re: I started physical therapy

Postby Doc Dan » Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:52 am

MichaelScott wrote:
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Doc, you are old but you are tough. Last year I was in a wheelchair but now, in Great part thanks to my physical therapist I can walk slowly and carefully around the house. It gets better. Hang in!
What are you doing in a wheelchair! I missed something or was so drugged I don’t remember.

Yeah, my doc and therapist both commented on my being tough. It’s really conditioning. I played sports back when they taught you to ignore pain (unlike today when they take you out for a grass burn) and in the army when they taught us to endure pain. That might not always be good, though. My therapist has to keep an eye on me and make a point to ask if I have pain, or notice when I’m guarding, cos I don’t always notice it myself. Push, push, push, is the way I was taught.
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Re: I started physical therapy

Postby MichaelScott » Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:00 pm

We grew up under the same philosophy. I think it provided us with a realistic notion of pain and what’s possible. Not always the best for us, but even so. Wheelchair. After my cancer got advanced it inhibited the nerves in my left leg, quad wouldn’t fire, fell down a lot, couldn’t walk. With months of cancer treatments and PT I can now limp about.
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Re: I started physical therapy

Postby Doc Dan » Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:17 pm

Man, that’s rough. Glad the PT has helped. What’s the prognosis?
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Re: I started physical therapy

Postby MichaelScott » Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:14 pm

Restarting PT in a couple of weeks. The after effects of chemo kept me in an almost constant state of fatigue. That is over now. Prognosis, incurable but manageable for a time. Median in my case is about two years.
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Re: I started physical therapy

Postby Doc Dan » Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:30 am

MichaelScott wrote:
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Restarting PT in a couple of weeks. The after effects of chemo kept me in an almost constant state of fatigue. That is over now. Prognosis, incurable but manageable for a time. Median in my case is about two years.
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