Why Physical Therapy Trumps All - NYDNRehab.com

Why Physical Therapy Trumps All

Why-Physical-Therapy-Trumps-All

No one wants to combat pain.

Rather than masking the feelings of discomfort, therapy works to the reason for the pain alleviates the need for medications.

The Quick Fix Isn’t Always Best

Everyone wants the fastest and easiest way ton on your alarm clock. While the extra few minutes in bed feels great, it doesn’t alleviate that fact that you must get up for work. Pills are very much like this. They give you a few moments of a pain-free existence, but they will not fix the issue that is causing discomfort.

Many are turning to rebuild your strength. Once your pain has diminished, you will feel better than before.

Forget The Troubling Side Effects

Medication is a great to become addicted. Also, they can cause an upset:

  • stomach
  • sleepiness
  • constipation
  • can compromise your immune system

Some people are more sensitive to rejuvenate itself.

Physical therapy uses pain relieving techniques like ice and heat packs, stretching and aerobic training. Depending on your needs, a therapist will tailor the routine based on your medical needs. Why would anyone want to fix the problem?

The Prescription Drug Epidemic Is Out of Control

Prescription drug addiction is a major problem in this country. In fact, more than 2.5 million people started abusing drugs with prescriptions. Teenagers are a specific group that chooses these pills to get high. Mostly, they opt for medications that are easily obtained from their parent’s medicine cabinet. The real shocker is that using a prescription painkiller in an inappropriate manner can make it more than 50 times stronger than heroin.

Many think that addiction is an intentional act. However, many people begin by using painkillers too. Small children can get their hands on them, and teenagers are tempted by these medications.

Fix The Reason for The Pain – Don’t Mask It

Thankfully, when using physical therapy as a way to prescription versus practice, therapy wins every time.

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In this instance, an athlete was originally diagnosed with minor quadriceps muscle strain and was treated for four weeks, with unsatisfactory results. When he came to our clinic, the muscle was not healing, and the patients’ muscle tissue had already begun to atrophy.

Upon examination using MSUS, we discovered that he had a full muscle thickness tear that had been overlooked by his previous provider. To mitigate damage and promote healing, surgery should have been performed immediately after the injury occurred. Because of misdiagnosis and inappropriate treatment, the patient now has permanent damage that cannot be corrected.

The most important advantage of Ultrasound over MRI imaging is its ability to zero in on the symptomatic region and obtain imaging, with active participation and feedback from the patient. Using dynamic MSUS, we can see what happens when patients contract their muscles, something that cannot be done with MRI. From a diagnostic perspective, this interaction is invaluable.

Dynamic ultrasonography examination demonstrating
the full thickness tear and already occurring muscle atrophy
due to misdiagnosis and not referring the patient
to proper diagnostic workup

Demonstration of how very small muscle defect is made and revealed
to be a complete tear with muscle contraction
under diagnostic sonography (not possible with MRI)

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Complete tear of rectus femoris
with large hematoma (blood)

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Separation of muscle ends due to tear elicited
on dynamic sonography examination

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