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Spinal Surgery Disorders
Treatment of Neurological Problems
Treatment of Nerve And Muscle Disorders
Treatment of Hip Disorders
Neuro Physiotherapy Treatment
Treatment of Knee Injury
Pregnancy Exercise Therapy
Treatment of Sports Injuries
Treatment of Splinting
Treatment of Spondylosis
Arthritis And Pain Management Treatment
Heat Therapy Treatment
Post Pregnancy Classes
Orthopedic Physical Therapy
Treatment of Shin Splints
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I am 74 years young lady working as Adjunct prof after retirement. I hav been having Back pain for the last 40 yrs. Recently for six months I got knee pain also only on the left where I have back pain for the last many years. Recently in June I had strained for full two days of work of cleaning the entire house from top roof to down using ladder for going up and down. My knee got strained and swelling was there. I had consulted Ortho and took Xray and took tab for swelling pain and all for 20 days. In spite of that the swelling has not come down. I do few simple exercises taught by him/physio just once in a day for 15 mts. Swelling is still there and pain is also while walking but bearable .Now I am not sure whether to walk for 20 mts-long distances and move the leg frequently or whether it wd worsen the situation.. I prepare my food where certain movement or walk is to be done as fridge is outside the kitchen Dr. said that xray is ok and certain degeneration due to age. And asked me not to bother about swelling as it wd go after some time. Can it be due to uric acid which is high in my case as 9.1 .little chlorestrol Trigly, is higher I have started taking febustat Cd you suggest any herbal natural medicine. I stopped all tablets of pain killers and swelling killers. I put Mahanarayan oil on knee and give fomentation but not on regular basis. PL ADVISE whether more exercise and walk wd reduce the swelling or increase it .thanks in anticipation send the reply to my email prof. Hsanthanam@gmail. Com.
I am 25 years old male and I have back and knee paid from last 7 months. I tried so many creams, balm and medicine but not completely fine. What should I need to do?
Hot and Cold therapy is one of the most popular home remedies for any kind of joint pain or muscle sprain. In some cases applying heat therapy and cold therapy alternatively, can help relieve the pain while for others only one form of therapy is necessary. To understand what to use when, one should first understand the effect of heat and cooling on the body.
Applying a heat pack or immersing the affected limb in hot water improves blood circulation and makes the muscles more flexible. Thus, it can help relax a muscle and fasten the healing of damaged tissues. On the other hand, cold therapy or cryotherapy reduces blood flow to the affected site. This helps relieve inflammation and pain caused by it. It can also make the area feel numb by reducing nerve activity temporarily.
Types of Heat Therapy
Heat therapy can be categorized as dry heat and moist heat. Dry heat involves using saunas or dry heating packs to relieve pain. This is also known as conducted heat therapy. As the name suggests, moist heat involves the use of steamed towels, hot baths and moist heating packs. This is also known as convection heat therapy. Moist heat is usually considered more effective than dry heat.
Types of Cold Therapy
Cold therapy may be applied to a part of the body or to the entire body. This includes ice packs, coolant sprays, ice baths, ice massages and whole body, cold therapy chambers.
How to use heat and cold therapy?
The sooner heat and cold therapy is given to a person, the faster they will recover from their pains. Heat therapy can be given to a person for extended periods of time but when giving cold therapy, a person should not be exposed to a cold pack or ice bath for more than 10-15 minutes. Care should also be taken no to apply ice or a frozen pack directly on the skin as it can damage the skin and nerves.
When not to use Heat Therapy?
If the injury site is swollen or bruised, cold therapy is better than heat therapy. Heat therapy should also not be applied to an open wound. People suffering from conditions such as diabetes, dermatitis, deep vein thrombosis, vascular diseases and multiple sclerosis should also avoid heat therapy as these conditions can increase the risk of burns and other such complications. Pregnant women should also consult a doctor before using a hot tub or sauna.
When not to use Cold Therapy?
Cold therapy is avoidable for treating stiff joints and muscles. People suffering from poor circulation and sensory disorders should also avoid using cold therapy without a doctor’s supervision. If you wish to discuss any specific problem, you can consult a pain management specialist.