As we get older, our body tends to ache in areas we didn’t know could ache. Physically, our bodies start to slow us down with each passing year. Additionally, the number of medicines we keep in the cabinet start to grow as well- as does the list of doctors that we see on a regular basis.
One of the most common of these aches is orthopedic issues, or problems with the musculoskeletal system- including muscles, bones, ligaments and tendons. While a doctor is necessary to treat, manage or operate on any of these issues, there are numerous things that a patient can do at home to make sure that the diagnosis doesn’t return.
By practicing any type of Orthopedic physical therapy, the patient can begin to heal issues with these parts of the body. It is essential to help treating conditions that can cause pain, decrease strength or range of motion and to help with swelling. The most common of this issues are:
Lateral release of the patella
Issues with the rotator cuff
Shaving of bone spurs
Capsular tightening for loose shoulder joints.
Joint replacement surgeries.
When joining an orthopedic rehabilitation program, the patient will be given the opportunity to come up with a specific treatment plan tailored to their own specific needs and limits. Most treatments include specific exercises and targeted workouts that focus on stretching, strengthening, gait training, joint mobilization and different modalities that help to decrease swelling and circulation. Additionally, all of these exercises can be done in the comfort and privacy of one’s own home.
For more information on how orthopedic rehab might benefit you or someone you know contact Assured Care Home Health Services at 248-262-2200.