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8 Physical Therapy Treatments After a Fracture

8 Physical Therapy Treatments After a Fracture

Have you ever broken a bone as the result of a fall or accident? If you have, then you will agree that it is a very stressful event. It happens unexpectedly and fills us with worry about the length of the healing process, the pain, and the possibility that we won’t recover fully and that our daily activities will be affected. You don’t need to be afraid. At RiteCare, we help you understand the process as we give your body what it needs to heal itself quickly and with minimum stress. Bone healing is a natural process. Your body is fully prepared to heal itself when it comes to fractures.  All you need to do is to give the bone optimal conditions to do so. These conditions require help of healthcare professionals, of course. If needed, doctors will order an X-ray. In some cases, an MRI or CT scan may also be required. After examining your scans, they may need to re-align and set the broken bone. Immobilization of the affected bone could require casts (most common), metal plates and screws, intramedullary nails or external fixators. Typically, the fractured bone area will be immobilized for 2-8 weeks. If a broken bone has been aligned appropriately and immobilized, the healing process can start. After the bone has healed, it is necessary to begin regaining muscle strength and flexibility in the affected area. Depending on which bone has been broken, your physical therapist’s goals are to help you: Reduce Pain and Swelling. Your physical therapist may apply diverse types of treatments and electrothermal modalities, like specialized massage, electrical stimulation, and cold...
Physical therapy in Hialeah – What types of chronic conditions do we treat?

Physical therapy in Hialeah – What types of chronic conditions do we treat?

If you have recently been injured, had surgery, or have been suffering from chronic or acute pain, you may need physical therapy to help you get back on your feet and enjoy your daily activities again. There are countless advantages of PT such as: shortening recovery time, regaining original functionality and strength, and lessening pain. If you are looking for a trusted practice that offers physical therapy in Hialeah, you just found it! RiteCare Urgent Care provides specialized programs designed to meet our patients’ needs. Our physical therapy programs will help your functional, physical, cognitive and behavioral skills return and enable you to live life to the fullest! In today’s article, we will discuss several chronic conditions that our PT programs treat. Please remember that these are only a few examples. We encourage you to contact us to learn even more about the treatments and therapies we provide. Arthritis Arthritis is, in the simplest terms, inflammation of a joint or several joints. It causes stiffness, pain, swelling and a decreased range of motion. According to the Arthritis Foundation, there are many different types of arthritis, such as: degenerative arthritis, inflammatory arthritis, infectious arthritis, and metabolic arthritis. This condition can occur in people of different ages, genders and races, and it constitutes the leading cause of disability in America. According to the statistics, about 50 million adults and 300,000 children struggle with some type of arthritis.1 Physical therapy can really help in many cases. It focuses on improving the range of motion and strengthens the muscles around the joints through various exercises. Even though moving arthritic joints may cause increased...

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