Physiotherapy is the process of restoring functionality to a site of the body that has been subject to surgical procedures due to certain conditions. It consists of both physical and occupational therapy. It prescribes a series of strengthening and maintaining exercises to a recovering patient for a fixed amount of time to aid in recovery and restore normal form and function.
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I ruptured my Achilles tendon some days ago and had a cast the same day. When should I start physiotherapy?
Query: Hello doctor, I ruptured my Achilles tendon some days ago and was cast in the emergency room on the same day. Although the foot was positioned down, it was not in a full equinus position. After 10 days, the orthopedic surgeon cast me correctly. Currently, I am taking medications Citalopram, Pantopra... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. As it is two weeks and the cast plaster of Paris has been removed, you can start physiotherapy sessions with an expert physiotherapist. Slowly it would help if you put weight on the ankle and foot but not fully. As th... Read Full »
Why do I have a sharp pain in my lower back and left abdomen after sleeping with one leg bent up?
Query: Hello doctor, I am having pain in my lower back and left abdomen. I was sleeping with one leg bent up, and suddenly in the morning, I experienced sharp pain. I did exercise the day before; I do not have problems with my urination and bowel movements. However, I am unable to have food because of the... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Muscle spasm can be the reason for your pain. As you have a history of lower back pain, I suggest you go for an X-ray of the lumbar spine (LS). I also suggest you apply ointment Diclofenac to the affected area, cover it with a cloth for ten... Read Full »
Is surgery the only option for correcting shoulder injury?
Query: Hi doctor, I hurt my shoulder a few weeks ago. I feel like I have lost sustainability on my shoulder. It pops and cracks in different positions. I went for an MRI. I will attach my report, but my main question is would I need corrective surgery to fix the issue. Kindly give your opinion. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) report of the injured shoulder (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). I want to suggest physiotherapy treatment, in which passive exercises are given for fixing rotator cuff tendinitis. Try using the ... Read Full »
Why do I sprain my back at the same spot three to four times a week?
Query: Hi doctor,I got a sprain in my back before eight years. Now I am getting a sprain on the same spot three to four times a week. I am getting sprain easily when I do simple exercises in my ankle, shoulder, neck, and back. I am doing physiotherapy and stretching every day. But nothing helps me. What to... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sprained muscles can be reduced by doing ultrasound therapy for ten to fifteen days. Applying hot water fermentation along with Diclofenac ointment help in reducing pain. After having a reduction in sprain, relaxed muscles have to be stretched step by step slowly by... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, While driving my bike, my entire bike fell on my right hand. It has been a month now. Usually, I do not have pain while keeping my wrist normal. But when I lift heavy objects or moving my wrist, I feel uneasy. What is the reason? What to do? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have a history of bike fall on your right hand. It causes jerk and damage to internal carpal bones while the hand touches the ground. Wrist bones connect the hand to the forearms. Wrist movements are controlled by the forearm muscles. I suggest you do some exerc... Read Full »
Why am I not able to fold my finger since I injured it?
Query: Hi doctor, Before few days, I got a hit in my finger with a tennis ball. I am not able to hold my finger from that time. I thought it was normal and applied ice over it. Also, I am using an ointment given by the doctor. It has been two days now and still, I am not able to fold my fingers. As ther... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. First of all, after applying ice for 10 to 15 minutes ask someone to hold your finger from your hand to the first joint. As there are three joints in the finger, ask them to move the first joint slowly without disturbing the second joint a... Read Full »
How to treat unbearable shoulder pain?
Query: Hello doctor,I cannot rotate my left side of the shoulder for five days and continues severe pain, which is not letting me sleep. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The main shoulder joint is a ball-and-socket joint, which allows a very wide range of movement. The joint is surrounded by a tough fibrous sleeve called the capsule, which helps to hold the joint together. A group of four muscles and their tendons make up the rotator cu... Read Full »
Please suggest some exercise for back pain that radiates to the right leg, hip, knee, and foot.
Query: Hello doctor, I have back pain that earlier moves to my right leg through the hip, knee, and to the downside of the foot. During the last year, it had started in the left leg also. Though left side pain does not move to the foot at the hip, it pinches like a needle while driving. During the lockdow... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I got your point and understand how you feel when it pains. As per MRI reports you mentioned, it is an LBA (low backache) that radiated to the leg and now shifting to the left lower body. And about your cervical problem, maybe there is nerve compression, and neck pain ... Read Full »
Please help me with lower left back pain that spreads to the left leg and knee.
Query: Hi doctor,Before three months, I started to do my office job. It is desk-based but it involves some lifting, carrying, and a driven commute for an hour every day. I was doing my office work for some years. Before eight weeks, I started to have my back pain and it is getting worse now. The pain is sh... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query. You are suffering from LBA (lower backache). It occurs due to prolonged sitting, improper posture, and bending straight. It often gets radiated from knee to foot. I suggest you take an X-ray or MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) of the ... Read Full »
Why did my left shoulder go completely numb after doing some neck stretches?
Query: Hi doctor,I have some symptoms for the past six years. I feel to have some pressure or imbalance on the upper left side of my body. Sometimes, I have a brain fog. Sometimes, my upper rib seems to be tight while inhaling. Sometimes, I have dizziness and my heart rate gets raised. I did some tests rec... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. According to the description provided here, you got a symptom of a jerk at the gym while doing exercise. I suggest you stop doing any exercise that is related to the shoulder and neck. You can take tablet Paracetamol twice a day for three days and consult your physi... Read Full »