Not how much you burn. Do less arm flexion.Ha! Hot and cold wraps 10:5 cycle will ease pain and take swelling down fast
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Nothing works as well as manual graduated kneading ,friction, mild contracvt, active motion against the held position and release with mild stretch preformed 5-6 times. Daily general ROM and mild weight trainning at least 30 minutes and a 30 minute walk(assistive if needed) is a must for minimal home program. Any thing less over a 12 month period is insuffucient. I am 90 yrs old with two totals and no pain. Got them 20 years ago. Don't walk down hills. Use a recumbant chair with feet up, eat home cooked food. No smoking. Only light wine at bed. Stay hydrated. Keep up all your lab and Doctors visits. Wear a mask. Google for education. Stay safe.God Bless
2I am confused.As a retired PT, wha tis normal for flexion. 120 degree is a good target.If you have 120 degrees flexion,, Simple contract, hold to pressure and release repeated 5-10 times will easily get more motion,IF you had it before. My suggestion is to get your PT to give your a program YOU WILL DO at home. You will gain and improve to about 12 months, Don't have to do a lot at home. 30 minutes exercise and walk 30 minutes a day, if a walker is needed. stand erect.That is a minimum. Are you doing it?
The are c0mpromises. I jerk all day long and also have a back that can not take any more surgery. BUT KNOW WHY YOU TAKE COMBINATIONS I) my Tramarole is taken early morning and afternoon and at bedtime 50 mg MAMIMUM. I take Ropeinrole .5mg MAXIMUM at pre-noon, pre-supper and 2 0f .5mg at bedtime with the traminirole. The tramonrole does have an opiate but the amount is less then hydrocortine. I have relief but it does not get rid of all the pain. The Ropinrole keeps the legs from jerking when I get drowsy during the day. I also take two of Gabapentin 300 CAPSULES at bed time.(Listen folks! This is SPECIFICALLY for NERVE HEALING. The pills for 600-1200 mg are for RLS and another form is for shingles. Don't let your Doc mix them up. Does it happen? All the time by high flyers) I exist and function. If I increase, the game will be over. Accommodaion will take place. So, don't try to be cute and get rid of all your symptoms. It won't happen. Get a movement Neurologist who understands RLS and the brain Barrier. If you don't know what that means, see what too much magnesium does when it accummulates and can't cross the barrier fasr enough.!Good home work.
One option to anything physical is to wait 6 months (If the situation allows it) Brains are blessed with a special gift that is not full understood. Some adjacent areas have cells similiar to the affected areas. If you can advertize for a physical Therapist who knows the Maggie Knox's book"Proprioceptive NeuromuscularFacilitation Techniquws. with diagonal re-forcement, the technique is special for RECRUITMENT of additional pathways to establish normal motions.(You guessed it? I was an old time physical Therapist before sports medicine).BUY THE BOOK but what do I know? I'm only 90 yrs old with 40yrs of physical Rehabilitation. Reflex Inhibition of tonic necbk Reflexed may be necessary. Inhibition, followed with posturing and pulling off balance for reflex stepping can be helpful. Regular ranges of motion and re-ed are always part of a standard. No technique is good without using all resources of rehab. Even, eventually health gym with specialized strengthening , agility, balance and co-ordination. What age???No such thing. Regardless of what you do, the brain itself with heal but more so with a challenge. Age is only a matter of tolerance. Hope this helps. Study, become in formed.
Contact Dr, Junik, orthopedist in Alburqueque, NM. He is the best. No scar tissue after surgery because they spin the fluid and pour it back into the wound closure. He does nothing all day long but Total Knees. I have two of his in 2002 and 2004. I hear these poor stories and wonder why?