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Spinal Surgery Disorders
Treatment of Neurological Problems
Treatment of Knee replacement
Treatment of Nerve And Muscle Disorders
Treatment of Hip Disorders
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Treatment of Sports Injuries
Treatment of Splinting
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Breaking a bone no matter how small is painful. This pain is caused both by the actual break in the bone and the damage to surrounding muscles, ligaments, nerves and other soft tissue. There are three stages of pain caused by a fracture:
- Acute Pain: Pain that occurs immediately after a bone is fractured
- Sub-Acute Pain: Pain experienced while the one and soft tissues heal
- Chronic Pain: Pain experienced after the fracture has healed
Any kind of fracture can cause these types of pain. However, it is not essential for everyone who has had a fracture to experience all the three kinds of pain. Many people experience pain only when the fracture occurs but in few cases, a person may break a bone and not realize it. Each type of pain needs to be dealt with in a different way.
- Acute Pain: Acute pain reduces as the fracture heals. For this, the fractured bone must be reset in place and held together with a splint, brace or cast so as to immobilize it. In some cases, surgery may also be needed. Over the counter pain medication is often prescribed to help deal with this type of pain. The patient is also advised to rest the broken bone and avoid certain types of movement that could worsen the break. A broken bone takes a minimum of 6 to 8 weeks to heal. However, in cases of other conditions such as osteoporosis, this time period could be much longer.
- Sub-Acute Pain: As the injury heals, the sub-acute pain experienced reduces. Immobilizing a broken bone to help it heal causes the muscles and soft tissues around it to stiffen and weaken thus triggering this type of pain. Physical therapy can be very helpful in dealing with this type of pain. Along with strengthening the muscles and reducing stiffness, physical therapy also helps reduce inflammation and scar tissue. Physical therapy can be provided in many ways including exercises, electrical stimulation, ultrasounds, massage etc. It is important to remember that at this stage of treatment, the more the affected limb is used, the faster it will heal. However, it is advisable to avoid putting too much pressure on the bone.
- Chronic Pain: Some people may experience pain for several months and even years after a fracture has healed. This is usually caused by nerve damage or the development of scar tissue. Underlying conditions such as arthritis could also trigger this type of pain. Management of chronic pain varies from individual to individual. Treatment usually takes the form of medication, exercises and physical therapy.
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Sir I got back pain since so many days I can't able 2 sit properly without supporting sir on 2009 I got a appendix operation sir when completion of 3 months start back pain sir I don't region sir.
I am having a muscle strain sourcing from my shoulder joint till the back of my elbow! Its like a continuous spark of pain in a straight line! What might be the issue or whom should I consult?
I am 33 years old & have been working from 10 to 7 on a chair in front of Laptop from more than 8 years now. Never ever faced back-pain problem before. I am noticing this back-pain problem (since last 4-5 months now). I delayed to look into it as I first thought it was a strain/stress occurring due to holding my newborn child in my arms for longer periods, sometime 4-5 hours. And now it seems that the pain is severe, starts everyday when I try to get up in morning & lingers in between throughout the day. The pain occurs (1) at my center of spine area & lower back area below chest wall - when I stretch backwards, (2) on my lower chest walls, at both sides, when I tilt sideways in opposite direction and (3) not sure if pain is also occurring in my lungs. Is it serious like bone cancer, lungs disease or is it normal, because of stressed working lifestyle, what should I do?
I am a 37 years old man having back ache problem. X ray shows lumbar spondylosis and mri shows diffuse disk bulge at l1 -l4 with degenerative change and schmorl node d10-d12. No pain in legs only in buttons. Vitamin d level is ok. I am doing spinal extensions exercises and got slightly relief. Please tell me about future consequences and advise further treatment. If government doctor tells that's not a problem and no treatment req then what to do medically as well as legally. Please advise. Thanks.
Hi I am 36 yrs old and I have chronic pain on shoulder and till neck from 8 months and some time I feel mild body imbalance and mind distraction cannot concentrate also some feeling uneasy. I Have done mri x ray all are okay normal but I have feeling pain like heavy on my shoulder. I have knee pain too by acl teared almost 6 yrs back. If I give knee pressure like walk for Half an hour I feel it. Kindly tell me the suggestion.
Movement of the human body is possible through various joints which work in coordination to allow for smooth painless movement. However, with age, these muscles and tendons undergo wear and tear which gradually leads to tender swollen joints and painful movement.
The knee is the largest human joint and most of the body movements (walking, running, squatting, sitting, etc.) are only possible because of the flexible knee cap. Whether with age or with injury or trauma, if the knee is affected, then total knee replacement (TKR) would be required.
Indications: With a success rate of almost 98%, knee replacement almost seems magical for arthritis patients.
Wear and tear of the knee leading to arthritis. This causes all knee movements to be painful, which can be especially distressing at night.
Injury or trauma where the knee joint is damaged beyond repair.
What to expect during surgery?
- Once it is decided that surgery is required, the doctor will brief you on what to expect before, during, and after the surgery.
- The operation is done under combined signal epidural anaesthesia, so 3 days admission is required in the hospital.
- The damaged portion of the knee is removed and this is replaced with an implant which is made up of titanium and cobalt chromium.
- Hospital stay can vary from 3 to 5 days depending on overall condition of the person.
- Most patients will be able to do basic movement on the very next day of the surgery.
- Ice pack and painkillers can be applied to control swelling.
- The pain will be completely gone within 15 days.
- In the beginning, walking with the support of parallel bars is advised (walker). This can be followed by the use of cane for the first few days to avoid overload and damage to the knees.
- Most people can walk the next day, though it is advisable to use a cane for the first few weeks so that knee can strengthen to support the load.
- Regular postoperative visits should be scheduled for up to 2 months after surgery.
- In addition, it is extremely important to draw up an exercise regimen and follow it to sustain and improve mobility.
- In the absence of regular exercise, there could be stiffness of the joint which can set in and further aggravate the situation
- Driving is permissible only after the doctor's advice.
Let your doctor know before going for any surgical procedure (including dental work) as people with TKR should have antibiotic coverage before any procedure.