When most people hear the term “physical therapy” they probably think of a patient recovering from an accident or operation. While physical therapy is definitely used to help accident victims and people recovering from injuries or surgeries, there’s another class of individuals that can benefit from physical therapy: People who suffer from chronic pain. That’s right! Stimulating the muscles with targeted exercises and therapeutic methods can improve pain.
Few people look forward to undergoing a major surgery. People suffering from hip pain due to osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and traumatic arthritis do, however, look forward to relief from debilitating hip pain, improved mobility, and a better quality of life. If your orthopedic doctor is recommending a standard hip replacement surgery, here’s what you can expect.
At one time or another, you’ve probably thought to yourself, “I’m carrying the weight of the world on my shoulders.” That’s a burden, for sure. But think about the weight your ankles must carry each and every day! On a good day, that’s a heavy load to bear. If you’re typical, though, your ankles will experience their share of not-so-good days. Ankle sprains are common among people of all ages and activity levels.