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the therapist was in today and started the effort. Thanksgiving will be a tad strained - but the post-op visit come next week may bea little smoother.Howie52Much to do still - and a busy couple weeks ahead.
What kind of therapy Howie? PT?Am I being nosy?
The therapy is starting out by what they call "passive" manipulation of thearm - she is not supposed to try to move the arm without a "helper". The arm issupposed to just hang down loosely. The idea is to allow the bicep to return toa full length position - which has been prevented by the sling for about 2 weeks.Then the arm is allowed to move a little back and froth, side to side, and then rotatingwithout her actually causing the movement - letting the body sway. All these cause painfor her and will take a while to go through. She has lower back pain and has for severalyears as well as arthritis in her hips which cause other problem in leaning over toallow the arm to hang down straight. The therapy is considered occupational rather thanstrictly PT - and the PT she has been on is scheduled to continue - just at a reducedpace.Howie52
Ahhh, I see.When I had a cyst removed from my knee, during arthroscopy, I was on crutches for a week. Prior to this I had been using an exercise bike.After only one week of not fully using both my legs, I was shocked to see the deterioration in my right quad muscles. I got back on the bike and literally cried because it hurt so much....not the knee, the quads. Gah! That was back in the mid 90’s and I can’t imagine how hard it would be to recover from being bed ridden for a month. Lucky Dog
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