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What Are The Most Frequent Sports Injuries And How To Treat Them

If you are adept at sports, you are surely no stranger to sports injuries, but what are the most common? Depending on what type of physical activity we do, our body is more prone to suffering one type of trauma, be it bone muscle or another. From our physiotherapy clinic in Dwarka, our sports physiotherapy experts remind you that when practicing a sport the most important thing is safety: we must be aware of the limitations of our body and of the risks that physical activity entails for our body and our health.

WHAT ARE THE SPORTS THAT CAUSE MORE HEALTH INJURIES?

Going for a run on steep terrain is not the same as, for example, playing squash, just as injuries caused during a paddle game or a game of football are not the same. Stay tuned for more and less dangerous common sports!

Sports injury ranking

If we had to make a ranking of sports according to their dangerousness, the first would undoubtedly be football, boxing or contact sports in general.

Also Cross Fit is among the most damaging sports, and due to the exercise of lifting weights above the head, herniated discs, shoulder and back injuries are especially frequent.

The safest sports to prevent sports injuries

If you want to learn to prevent sports injuries with more sports, we recommend practicing pilates or therapeutic swimming.

Pilates has become a multidisciplinary exercise that has enormous benefits for the joints and muscles. In its most therapeutic modality, our physiotherapist in Dwarka designs exercise tables directed according to age, level or pain, while individually supervising and correcting the work of each patient. For its part, therapeutic swimming is an ideal sport to prevent sports injuries since it does not put any pressure on the muscles and bones while strengthening them through movement without gravity.

In addition, at the physiotherapy centre in Dwarka we have a preventive physiotherapy service that will teach you how to strengthen your bones and muscles by evaluating muscle conditions, thus avoiding future bad gestures, improving the locomotor system and correcting posture.

Likewise, we are experts in sports physiotherapy and for this, we have launched a sports physiotherapy department where you will learn to improve your performance when practicing a sport and, in case of injury, you can heal and regenerate the damaged area to that you can return to normality in the shortest possible time.

WHAT ARE THE MOST COMMON TYPES OF SPORTS INJURIES?

As we mentioned earlier, there are certain types of injuries that are more frequent depending on which sport. Below we reveal which ones.

Types of knee injuries

Knee injuries are very normal in sports where you jump, run, and generally put most of the weight on these joints. For this reason, it is common to treat sprains, meniscus tears, cruciate ligaments, tendon tears or cartilage injuries to those who regularly practice sports such as soccer, basketball or racing.

Frequent muscle aches

Among the most frequent muscle aches are muscle tears, that is, deep fibrillary tears, muscle strains or back pain that can be caused by whiplash.

Also among the most common bone pain are ankle or wrist sprains or simple sprains

HOW TO PREVENT SPORTS INJURIES?

Preventing sports injuries is as easy as maintaining healthy sports habits and never exposing our body to excessive exercise. The first thing is, of course, to carry out sports warm-up exercises that cover not only the main areas exercised during sport, but we must also take into account the areas most susceptible to injuries such as the neck, wrists or ankles. In addition, in the end we always recommend executing a series of muscle stretches to avoid contractures or fiber breaks. In both cases, they should be run smoothly without straining the body too much.

The best treatments for sports injuries

Depending on your type of injury, at physiotherapy clinic in Dwarka, we offer you the most avant-garde machines, the most innovative exercises and, of course, the most experienced sports physiotherapist in Delhi so that your recovery is effective, fast and definitive.

Whiplash

How Can Physical Therapy Help In The Rehabilitation Of A Whiplash?

Whiplash, also called cervical pain or sprains, are muscle injuries produced in the neck area that can affect the spine. They are fairly common injuries and, although they can be chronic, they usually occur after a strong impact behind the neck, so it is very important to seek professional help to recover and not suffer possible sequelae that affect our mobility for life, what that makes physical therapy essential after whiplash.

WHAT IS A CERVICALGIA OR WHIPLASH AND WHAT ARE ITS SYMPTOMS?

We talk about whiplash or neck pain when the neck muscles suffer hyperextension or hyperflexion exceeding their limits of movement. As we have said, they usually occur after a sudden impact on the back of the neck, although they can be degenerative or chronic, causing progressive wear on the vertebrae, or of infectious origin after a disease such as meningitis or spondylitis.

It mainly affects muscles and tendons and its symptoms usually include dizziness, neck and back pain, headaches, cramps and ringing in the ears, among others.

The most common is neck and back pain

Since the injury is mainly concentrated in the neck and back, they are the two areas most likely to cause pain, although it is possible that these will not manifest after the first 24 or 48 hours after the injury. Whiplash also causes muscle contractures that cause joint movement limitation and difficulty in maintaining a straight posture, causing a postural change.

In more severe cases, pain can be caused by a breakdown of muscle fibers or ligaments due to hyperextension of the neck.

You may experience dizziness or cervical dizziness

If the injury has also affected the nerves, it is normal to feel tingling in the shoulder area and sometimes even the arms. Dizzying states, or dizziness, may also occur when the injury affects blood flow, or ringing in the ears, especially after impact.

Cervical rectification in more severe cases

As in all types of sprains, cervicalgia is divided into several types according to their intensity. In the most serious cases, there is usually a breakage and separation of the tissues, so it is possible that, after the resting time recommended by the doctor, our physiotherapist in Dwarka uses targeted electrotherapy, manual mobilization techniques, and postural exercises, among others. In no case should the orthosis -use of the collar- be prolonged for more than 72 hours as it can cause disuse atrophies and contractures of the soft parts of the back and neck.

GO TO A PHYSICAL THERAPY CLINIC TO TREAT CERVICAL PAIN

If you feel neck pain and think that it is not due to a sudden movement in the neck, you may suffer from some degenerative, bacterial, inflammatory disease or, in most cases, postural tension. If so, we recommend you go to your physiotherapy clinic in Dwarka since it is possible to live without cervical discomfort.

Do you suffer from cervical contracture?

Exerting repetitive tension on the muscles or the force maintained in a short period of time causes the formation of neck contractures. These can lead to postural disorders or simply episodes of pain and mobile rigidity that require manual therapies for improvement.

Cervical exercises

Our specialists will evaluate your injury and recommend the best physical exercises to recover as soon as possible according to your needs, to correct a possible postural deviation and relieve pain. Combining manual therapies with cutting-edge technology, our experts will help you pave the way for your recovery.

Physiotherapy in Dwarka

At Dr. Sarwar Physiotheapy Center, we are experts in both manual and technological physiotherapy treatments and we always bet on cutting-edge techniques to optimize your rehabilitation.

DO YOU SUFFER A WHIPLASH FROM AN ACCIDENT?

Car accidents are the most frequent causes of cervicalgia because the injury usually occurs after a sudden impact behind the neck.

Go to the physiotherapist urgently

If this is your case, we recommend you go to your physiotherapist in Janakpuri immediately to alleviate possible muscle and joint damage and start recovery immediately to avoid possible sequelae.

Will I need a cervical collar?

Although you may need to wear a brace, remember that the orthosis will not last longer than 72 hours so as not to worsen postural changes.

Could I need sick leave?

Depending on the severity of the injury, it is very possible that you need a work leave of 15 to 90 days.

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Physiotherapy In The Postoperative Period of Arthroplasty

Physiotherapy after knee arthroplasty

With physiotherapy in Dwarka, it is intended a total functional recovery of the operated knee, which allows the patient’s global re-education and the return of his level of activity and functionality after performing knee arthroplasty.

Total knee replacement in Delhi, that is, the surgery that replaces this joint with a knee prosthesis, is the final solution for many patients and has a high success rate.

Degenerative joint disease at the knee, called knee arthrosis or gonarthrosis, is a very common joint pathology that often affects the patient’s health and well-being. As the osteoarthritis of the knee progresses, it becomes impossible for the patient to carry out his daily activities properly, whether due to pain or to the mobility deficit that originates.

Can Physiotherapy be started before surgery?

If he so wishes, the orthopaedic in Dwarka sends the patient for observation and guidance by the physiotherapist in Dwarka, so that the patient starts the appropriate Physiotherapy even before the surgery. The beginning of the rehabilitation program in the preoperative phase is ideal for many patients with gonarthrosis.

In order to establish the Physiotherapy program, it is very important that the Physiatrist knows all the patient’s diseases and evaluates possible pathologies in terms of other joints, in addition to knee arthrosis to be operated on. It is necessary to objectify the articular amplitudes of this knee, the type and degree of its deformities and also the state of the thigh muscles (especially the quadriceps). Deficits in the patient’s functionality should also be assessed. The other knee and the two hips are also the focus of special attention, as well as the patient’s gait pattern.

And after surgery, when should Physiotherapy start?

After knee arthroplasty, the Orthopedic in Delhi sends all the relevant surgical information to the physiotherapist in Janakpuri, and the close collaboration between these two Medical Specialties is essential to obtain the best results. The rehabilitation of a patient who has undergone not only the placement of a knee prosthesis but the total reconstruction of this joint, which also includes soft tissue surgery (ligaments, tendons, joint capsules) will be scheduled. This aspect is particularly important when before surgery there was a significant deficit in knee extension and/or joint deformity. The rehabilitation program is always adjusted to the reality of each patient.

The therapy should be initiated immediately on the day following knee arthroplasty, while the patient is still in the hospital. When the patient is discharged from the hospital and returns to his home, the continuation of the physiatric treatment should be scheduled immediately.

Objectives of physiotherapy

Physiotherapy in Janakpuri aims to fully recover the function of the operated knee, allowing the patient’s global re-education and the resumption of their level of activity and functionality.

It is often necessary to carry out muscle-strengthening work on the two upper limbs and the non-operated lower limb so that the activities of daily living are carried out with greater safety and that progress can be made more quickly in the rehabilitation program.
The most specific rehabilitation work at the level of the operated lower limb includes:

  • control of pain and edema;
  • gain in knee joint amplitudes (extension and flexion);
  • gain in overall muscle strength, especially at the quad-level;
  • gain of flexibility;
  • balance gain;
  • re-learning the correct gait pattern.

The knee flexion so that the patient can comfortably sit in a chair should be around 90º and to get up from the chair it should be around 105º.

During the evolution of arthroscopic changes in the knee joint, the quadriceps, muscle of the anterior aspect of the thigh (front), also undergoes changes. The decrease in the activity of this muscle causes it to become progressively hypotonic (“weak”). After knee prosthesis surgery, the atrophy of the quadriceps muscle increases and its contraction capacity decreases, also due to neuro-reflex inhibition of this muscle by surgical intervention in the joint. Post-operative exercises to strengthen the quadriceps should then be started as soon as possible.

The evolution of knee arthrosis also causes a shortening of the soft structures of the posterior region of the knee, namely of the ischio-tibial muscles, so the flexibility exercises of these structures are essential.

The re-education of the gait pattern is a very important facet of the rehabilitation program, and, if it is not carried out soon after the surgery, it can imply an alteration of the global posture and insecurity in walking.

The risks and complications of physical therapy are rare. It is always necessary to keep a close watch on the skin and inflammatory signs.

What does physiotherapy consist of?

Physiotherapy after knee prosthesis surgery is done through a set of techniques and methods that speed up and optimize the patient’s recovery so that the maximum performance of this surgery can be removed.

During the entire rehabilitation process after knee arthroplasty, it is necessary to frequently evaluate the results obtained and the proposed objectives, since it is often necessary to adjust these objectives and alter the treatment, depending on how each patient is evolving. The internationally accepted and instituted rehabilitation protocols are fundamental as guidelines, but it is the knee and the patient that was operated on that impose the evolution of the Physiotherapy program, that is, the passage or not to the next phase of the protocol.

Right after surgery

In the immediate postoperative period, it is very important to teach the patient and his family how to get out of bed, get up, sit and move to a chair, as well as the correct way to walk, always with the help of a walker.

Adequate exercises for mobilizing the knee and the remaining lower limbs and also for muscle strengthening must be initiated, namely the quadriceps and hip extensors.

When the orthopaedic surgeon in Delhi understands this and following his instructions, continuous passive knee mobilization with an arthrometer device is included in the treatment, which is usually only performed while the patient is hospitalized.

The patient and family should also be taught not to place a pillow behind the operated knee when lying down, but under the heel, in order to achieve complete knee extension. Another very important aspect is the teaching of techniques that protect the operated knee, such as on the stairs, where the operated lower limb must be the first one when descending and the reverse must be done when climbing.

The application of static ice is indicated for the control of inflammatory signs, and should not exceed 12 minutes. Dynamic ice (continuous movement of an ice cube in the region) is an excellent option.

After hospital discharge

If possible, part of the rehabilitation program should be carried out in the form of hydrotherapy.

When the orthopedic in Dwarka understands that the patient can now start using only one Canadian in walking, it is essential to train the patient for this situation.

The neuro-muscular reeducation of the quadriceps is essential for the gait to have controlled knee flexion in the support phase, making it safer.

The balance and proprioception training (awareness of position) of the knee allows a faster adaptation to the prosthesis.

Walking backward or moving the bicycle pedals backward are important exercises, especially in cases where there is a deficit in knee extension.

The final phase of the rehabilitation program is the reconditioning of the effort (cardiovascular training) and the training of playful and / or sporting activities, aiming at resuming or even improving the patient’s level of functionality.

Home rehabilitation

At home, after each Physiotherapy session, the patient should pay attention to aspects previously mentioned, such as the posture of the lower limb in extension (without a pillow behind the knee) and the correct way of going up and downstairs.

Muscle-strengthening exercises that were taught to be performed at home should also be performed according to the instructions. As long as you feel pain or edema (“swelling”), you can apply ice, always with care.

After physiotherapy, that is, after the rehabilitation program at the hospital or physiotherapy clinic in Dwarka has ended, the patient must maintain the specific exercises indicated, especially for strengthening the quadriceps muscle and flexibility.

Physical activity

Physical activity should be appropriate to the patient’s cardiovascular taste and condition.

The exercise should always increase very gradually in time and intensity. In general, high impact exercises on the knee should be avoided.

Walking is one of the most recommended exercises, as well as exercise bikes, swimming and golf.

muscle rupture

Physiotherapy Recovery of Partial Muscle Breaks

Partial muscle rupture can be defined by the breakdown of several muscle fibers accompanied by localized bleeding.

First aid in the case of muscular breaks:

  1. Any physical activity must be interrupted ;
  2. Applying cryotherapy to reduce pain and stop bleeding.

Symptoms

As a symptom, the lesion is accompanied by violent pain and the impossibility of the limb movement. In a more severe rupture, the formation of a depression in the muscles can be observed, which can be felt by touch, reaching a hematoma and inflammation of the area. Partial muscle breakdown can occur as a result of severe physical exertion or excessive stretching.

Treatment

A partial muscle rupture should be analyzed by an orthopaedic in Dwarka, who can determine the severity of the trauma, based on the results of additional investigations (X-rays, ultrasound, MRI, ultrasound of soft parts), and depending on the severity of the injury can be applied a local treatment based on physiotherapy in Dwarka. In the case of partial muscle rupture, physiotherapy has the effect of recovering, improving and maintaining mobility, strength and muscle tone, reducing until the pain disappears so that the patient can resume normal daily activity.

Physiotherapy in Janakpuri can be applied in the partial muscular rupture having antiallergic effects (pain reduction), myorelaxant(muscle relaxation), decontracting, anti-inflammatory (elimination of muscle inflammation), anti-inflammatory (elimination of edema resulting from the accumulation of fluid from subcutaneous cellular tissue), by means of electrodynamic procedures of biodynamic, interferential, ultrasound, laser, and short waves.

Discovered and treated in time, the muscular rupture heals in a short time, the muscle tissue recovering faster than any other tissue. Generally, the patient can resume his activity within one, up to two weeks after the accident.

neck pain

Simple Exercises To Relieve Mild Pain In The Neck And Cervical Area

A bad posture when sleeping, a sudden movement or spending hours reading or in front of the computer, with the fixed gaze and remaining static, are common causes of that annoying pain in the neck that causes real discomfort.

It is something that already happens that, in principle, should not be given too much importance, but if that pain is persistent, repeats frequently or appears just when we move, and not at rest, it could be a symptom of some pathology that would need a specific treatment. The physiotherapist in Dwarka explains that cervicalgia is one of the signs that could indicate cervical osteoarthritis.

How to ease the discomfort of poor posture

When it comes to simple pain, which is clearly the result of temporary muscle contracture or accumulated tension in the cervical area after a stressful day, the physiotherapist in Janakpuri advises a series of simple exercises that can greatly relieve the discomforts that arise when moving the neck, also managing to speed recovery so that the pain disappears as soon as possible and we recover our well-being.

When doing neck exercises, it is important to be in a comfortable position, better seated, with a straight back without straining it and maintaining, at all times, normal and fluid breathing. The experts also remember that it is normal to feel discomfort when starting the exercises, although, logically, that pain can never become unbearable and should decrease as the muscles adapt to the demand that we are demanding. If your neck hurts too much when doing the exercises, you should stop immediately.

If you’ve gotten up with torticollis, try sitting in a chair and then roll your neck to the right trying not to raise your shoulders. Hold the pose for a few seconds, and then make the turn to the opposite side. It is a simple movement, but doing it with the neck absolutely stiff is not so easy. The effectiveness lies in making the turn very slowly, to give time to both the cervical and the neck muscles, to gradually eliminate the accumulated tension and regain their normal position.

A second exercise consists of doing the same thing, but this time, slowly tilting the head forward and then repeating backward. In this case, the important thing is to avoid throwing the whole head (and half a trunk) forward.  Effective movement involves getting only the first vertebrae in your spine to move.

To complete the session, act in the same way, but now, turning your head laterally, so that it is those muscles on the sides of your neck that stretch slowly and little by little, you notice relief.

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Physiotherapy in Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease is a heterogeneous disease, it does not affect two individuals in the same way, nor does it manifest itself with the same symptoms in some as in others. Furthermore, there is no correlation between evolution time and symptoms. Age plays a very important role, we will say that the later the appearance of the disease, the more benign its evolutionary course will be.

Olfactory capacity is reduced in the early stages. Non-motor symptoms limit more than motor processes, such as: difficulty in expressing yourself verbally, cognitive decline, depression.

PHYSIOTHERAPIC TREATMENT

These patients have lost automation, so it is important to them that they perform extensive, repetitive, rhythmic, and harmonic active movements.

We apply the following treatment to our patient, divided into two types of sessions:

JOINT SESSION: Group of four patients with severe involvement.

1. Breathing exercises: Breathing must be present throughout the session, so they are performed at the beginning, during the other exercises and at the end of the session. We promote diaphragmatic breathing through exercises.

2. Joint mobilization: They are carried out analytically, joint by joint, and we perform them in a sitting position:

  • Neck: flexion-extension, lateralization, and rotation.
  • Shoulder girdle: elevation and descent of the shoulders, antepulsion, and retropulsion of the shoulder, flexo-extension, and abduction-adduction of the shoulders.
  • Elbows: flexion-extension, prone supination.
  • Wrists: flexion-extension, ulnar and radial deviations, and circumduction movements.
  • Fingers: manual clamp and abduction-adduction.
  • Spine: flexion-extension, lateralization, and rotation.
  • Lower limbs: flexion-extension of the hips, flexo-extension of the knees, and dorsal and plantar flexion and prone supination of the ankles.

3. Coordination exercises: We work in a sitting position due to the impossibility of working standing with these specific patients. We perform ball tosses and exercises with alternating movements of legs and arms.

4. Basic cognitive session: The main objective is to improve the subject’s level of communication, as well as to stop mental deterioration as much as possible.

We carried out this work in collaboration with the psychologist, while each of the patients received individual physiotherapy in Dwarka.

Two cognitive techniques are distinguished inside and outside the sessions:

  • Orientation to reality: A continuous process is established where each interaction with the elderly is an opportunity to provide them with current and common information, introduce them to what is happening around them. You should always remember your name, where you are, events that have occurred recently.
  • Reminiscences and life review: Communication technique and activity that focuses on the intact memory or memories of the patient and constitutes a pleasant form of debate or talk. The term usually refers to the memory of events that occurred in a person’s life.

There seems to be a tendency to believe that regular (aerobic) physical exercise is beneficial. for patients with Parkinson’s disease, as it reduces symptoms such as hypokinesia, bradykinesia, gait disturbances, neuronal degeneration; being then recognized as a tool that helps treatment by medication.

INDIVIDUAL SESSION: This work session was directed to the needs of the “special”, let’s call them this specific patient.

1. Rehabilitative treatment of Dupuytren’s Disease: The exercise program consists of flexion and smooth passive and active extension of all the finger joints. Full flexo-extension movement patterns of all the fingers, including the thumb, and also the wrist were emphasized, as there is movement restriction at this level as well.

2. Upper limb passive and active-assisted mobilizations: We try to prevent, through passive and active-assisted mobilization, disuse atrophy of the right biceps brachii.

With physical therapy, we aim to preserve, and if possible, increase the mobility of the arm, trying at least functional movements for the life of the patient, such as shoulder flexion and abduction, and elbow flexion.

3. Techniques of motor unlocking: Only with the voice command and the mark of the steps by the physiotherapist in Dwarka simulating a military march, it served the patient to overcome the blockages when walking. At the end of the physiotherapy session, we accompanied the patient to the car that transported him to his home, carrying out this activity, thus speeding up the walk of the old man.

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The Relationship of Physiotherapy And Diabetes

Diabetes is a disease defined as a chronic disease that appears when the pancreas does not create insulin, a substance necessary for humans. Due to the increase in diabetics, it is necessary to reflect on this.

There are two types of diabetes, type 1 and type 2, while the first is characterized by the fact that the body is unable to create insulin or produces very little, so insulin must be administered and cannot be prevented. However, the second type does secrete insulin but not enough, and is related to being overweight and can be prevented with healthy habits.

How physiotherapy can help prevent diabetes

Physiotherapy can help prevent diabetes, since it is a moderate physical activity that forces the body to burn fat and toxins, that is, it is like playing sports at a low frequency. In this way, we can avoid or delay type 2 diabetes, but the physiotherapist in Dwarka must accompany the patient while doing personalized exercises.

On the other hand, people who have diabetes usually have other problems throughout their lives, as a consequence of the disease, for example, they suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome, osteoarthritis or neuropathies, they are usually pathologies palliated and treated with physiotherapeutic techniques. that greatly improve patient life.

It is important to remember that all this must be supervised by a professional, who gives us advice on healthy habits, a daily exercise chart that does not damage our joints or muscles and that we can achieve, and above all take into account the diet and eliminate bad habits like tobacco or alcohol.

How to perform a good warm-up that helps exercise?

Warm-up our muscles and joints are all those exercises or slight movements that we perform so that our body is prepared, like our mind, before large overexertion that we are going to perform. The goal of this is to prevent injuries.

This is done by all professional athletes since it is important for them to avoid problems that prevent them from practicing the sport, so even if you are a runner or volleyball player, you always have to warm up, to avoid injuries such as ligament rupture or problems such as sprains.

In a good warm-up, we must include different exercises. The first thing is joint movement, move all the joints that we are going to force while exercising and thus avoid breakage or sprains. Cardiovascular, it is necessary to activate the heart, with a career at small intensity will be more than enough, increasing our pulse is essential.

On the other hand, gentle stretching and if you can be moving, no static stretching, this way we prepare ligaments and body tissues. Relative movements especially in those parts of the body that you are going to use the most, such as shoulders or wrists, or perhaps ankle.

The objectives of warming are:

Prepare the muscles for intense sport, have active coordination, prepare the system in general and the group of muscles that we are going to use in particular, and above all it helps us to concentrate.

To do sports, to do sports well, it is necessary to concentrate. In the same way that to study we cannot start with the most complicated because we would not get to understand anything, with this the same thing happens, our body collapses, our mind becomes frustrated and in the end we abandon, so it is necessary to go slowly, increasing the intensity, for our mood and for our mental state.

To all this you have to contribute more factors, such as the age of the person, since, at older age, you will need more warming, in the same way, an overweight person will do sports at low intensity and will need help from a physiotherapist in Janakpuri to do their sports sessions and its warming, in this way it will prevent any type of injury.

For all these reasons, whether you are a professional athlete or not, I advise you to go to a professional, a physiotherapist who knows how to set the necessary warm-up guidelines to prevent injuries and that best adapt to the type of sport you do.

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Arthritis Treatment with Physiotherapy

Arthritis is a disease that affects the joints that connect the bones. It can manifest itself in acute and chronic forms and is associated with inflammation of the joints. Patients with arthritis experience pain, stiffness and discomfort during mobility.

Arthritis has two main forms: osteoarthritis, which occurs when the cartilage between the joints is damaged; and rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune disease that occurs when the body’s immune system affects its own joints.

The main objective of physiotherapy in the treatment of arthritis is to improve mobility and restore the functioning of the affected joints. Physiotherapists are professionals who have deepened the subject and what they do is strengthen the affected joints using various therapies.

How does physiotherapy work in the treatment of osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis mainly affects the joints of the knees, hips, spine and fingers. Physiotherapy in Dwarka is recommended in patients suffering from osteoarthritis because it improves physical functioning and reduces pain.

The various modalities used by physiotherapists in Dwarka to treat osteoarthritis include:

  • Exercises.
  • Massages
  • You help to walk.
  • Electrotherapy

Physical therapy as a therapy in osteoarthritis of the knee includes:

Hydrotherapy: Use water to treat arthritis. Specialized exercises are performed in the water with a temperature range of 33-36°C. Physiotherapists guide patients with specific exercises such as stretching, aerobic exercises and strengthening exercises.

Manual therapy: It is another approach in which physiotherapists use practical techniques to relieve pain and stiffness. This technique has shown immense benefits in the treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee.

Other approaches such as acupuncture (dry puncture) and thermotherapy have also shown great benefits for pain relief.

Physiotherapy in Dwarka as a therapeutic approach in hip osteoarthritis

The hip joint supports body weight; Thus, pain in this joint affects global mobility. Physiotherapy improves mobility in patients in these cases. The techniques used by physiotherapists in Dwarka include:

  • Manual therapy
  • Stretching and strengthening exercises
  • Weight control training

Strategies for protection of the hip joint

This technique consists in guiding the patient on certain methods of joint protection. It is mainly recommended for patients who do not exceed their ideal weight. And do not perform certain activities that overload the joint. They are also provided with walking assistance and advised to wear items that protect their feet.

Physiotherapy in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis

Physiotherapists usually perform a physical evaluation test before starting treatment. The evaluation mainly involves examining how your gait develops, activities of daily living, the range of joint movement, muscle strength test, posture and respiratory function. Then, they use the arthritis I and II impact measurement scale and the health assessment questionnaire for an accurate evaluation. Physiotherapists also teach them to maintain a correct posture.

Modalities of Physiotherapy in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis

Applications of cold / heat: cold / heat therapy is used in acute and chronic conditions of rheumatoid arthritis. Cold compresses are usually applied in patients suffering from acute conditions, and heat therapy is applied in the chronic stage of rheumatoid arthritis. Hot packages are usually applied for 10-20 minutes once or twice a day. For cold therapy, the application modalities are cold compresses, ice, nitrogen spraying and cryotherapy.

Electrical stimulation: Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation therapy (TENS) is the most common form of electrotherapy used to treat rheumatoid arthritis. Studies have reported that patients experience less pain after receiving TENS treatment once a week for about a month.

Hydrotherapy: patients get relief from rheumatoid arthritis if hydrotherapy is done at regular intervals. This technique provides palliative treatment in case of acute and chronic conditions.

Rehabilitation techniques in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis mainly involve splinting the affected joints, the use of compression gloves, manual therapy, therapeutic exercises and patient education.

Therefore, it can be concluded that patients suffering from arthritis can obtain immense relief when consulting a physiotherapist in Delhi. Progress is constantly being made in the area of ​​physiotherapy to improve the quality of life of patients affected by arthritis.

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SPORTS PHYSIOTHERAPY TO IMPROVE YOUR PERFORMANCE

Physiotherapy and sports have always gone hand in hand. Although sedentary life and bad postures do not help, this type of discipline, very regularly, is aimed at recovering and preventing injuries caused during the practice of some physical exercise. We can say that sports physiotherapy is a complement to our usual training to achieve the goals we set as athletes. The techniques used will be the same either in elite athletes or amateurs, and its main objective is to shorten the recovery time after the injury.

WHAT IS SPORTS PHYSIOTHERAPY?Sports-Physiotherapy1

Sports physiotherapy focuses on preventing injuries caused during physical activity, as well as healing and regenerating damaged areas in the musculoskeletal system of athletes. It is much more than applying the anti-pull spray that we see during football matches since it is about knowing when it acts and how to alleviate the injury not only after it occurs but to prevent it from happening again in the future.

According to the basic definition of physiotherapy, we are talking about medical practices aimed at healing and preventing injuries in the motor apparatus, especially in the field of grassroots, amateur, health, high performance or elite sports. Preventive work consists of evaluating, improving and working on muscular conditions, especially the most problematic ones, avoiding future bad gestures and correcting loads. In case of injury, we take care of planning the workouts and preparing stretching exercises with guidelines according to the physical condition of the patient so that he recovers in the shortest time possible and in full functionality.

What kind of people sports physiotherapy is focused on?

Sports physiotherapy in Dwarka is aimed at all those who practice a sport on a regular basis, whether as amateur, high performance or elite.

Benefits of sports physiotherapy

First of all, we must distinguish between preventive sports physiotherapy and sports physiotherapy after an injury.

In the first case, these are the techniques that help the athlete improve their muscular capacity, improve posture, and avoid bad work habits to avoid bad movements or, in the event that they occur, have the body prepared to act before such eventuality. This type of preventive sports physiotherapy also helps to improve the elasticity of the muscles, which will lead to an increase in sports performance.

In the event of an injury during training or physical activity, we offer muscle reconstruction treatments, regeneration of the damaged area, as well as behavioral guidelines to facilitate faster recovery. We also work with stretching, strengthening and electricity and heat machinery to relieve pain and improve movement capacity.

TREATMENTS AND TECHNIQUES OF PHYSIOTHERAPY APPLIED TO SPORT

There are manual treatments and specialized machinery that, supervised by our physiotherapist in Dwarka, will help you recover from your injury in the shortest possible time.

Sports physiotherapy treatments

Prevention treatments include a close monitoring of the patient’s sports activity as well as the state of his muscles. The treatment varies if practiced before or after physical activity, although both therapies are necessary to optimize the muscular state of the athlete.

In case of injury, rehabilitation work is required for athletes that includes a multidisciplinary follow-up in which not only physiotherapists are included but also in most cases a traumatologist, a nutritionist, physical trainers, and psychologists are needed, among others.

Main techniques of sports rehabilitation

If you have arrived here, you will know that physiotherapy in Delhi not only focuses on manual work but that there are also machines at our disposal to accelerate the muscle recovery process.

The most common machines used in sports physiotherapy

Biomechanics is a science that diagnoses the different pathologies of the motor apparatus and combines biological knowledge with physiotherapeutic treatments whose combination makes possible a unique and compatible improvement with the athlete and his physiognomy.

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Osteoporosis physiotherapy

Physiotherapy Against Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis presents as a common bone disease that especially affects women after the arrival of menopause. In recent years, these parameters are changing, expanding the profile and the number of cases that are recorded.

This degenerative and disabling process refers to the loss of bone density, something that occurs naturally after age 35; a turning point for our bones. However, this pathology precipitates such decalcification, producing a decrease in bone mass prematurely, with important consequences for those who suffer from it.

Recent studies are related to the physical impact of the number of hours currently, and from an early age, we invest in front of the screens. According to data, its appearance is increasingly frequent at younger ages, which comes to question our current system of life.

Osteoporosis today is a serious chronic problem that occurs silently, since it remains over time without obvious symptoms until an event, usually a fracture, reveals the fragility of the bones; that is, once the disease is established.

Among the causes that develop this type of pathologies are: eating disorders, diabetes, hypothyroidism, the use of certain medications for a long time, a diet low in calcium, suffering from long-term immobilizations, smoking or a decrease in hormones, as in the case of menopause.

Benefits of physiotherapy in Dwarka

Osteoporosis generates a loss of autonomy and quality of life in the patient, so diagnosing and treating it early is essential, something that, due to the characteristics of the disease itself, is not easy. Tests such as radiographs, analysis, examinations or densitometry are usually common, a test in which the state of bone mineral mass is analyzed. Based on this, the degree of incidence of the disease is established, and that is when the treatment itself is organized.

Despite the negative effects, there are different options to maintain, preserve and even improve the quality of our bones. In this way, it will be convenient to change certain habits, especially food habits, enriching, for example, our diet with calcium and vitamins.

Physiotherapy in Dwarka also acquires a great role in this process. It will be essential when recovering the patient’s general activity but also favoring bone tissue density. In this sense, it has effective tools, such as therapeutic exercise that, adapted to each case, helps the mineralization of bones by muscle traction. Here, the physiotherapist in Dwarka is fundamental; since thanks to his advice and follow-up, he will prevent the patient from experiencing any negative effect on the performance of the activities, taking advantage of only its benefits.

One technique that is also reaping good results is magnetotherapy, a low-risk non-invasive tool that uses high and low-frequency magnetic fields, and which in this case seems to help bone recalcification and calcium fixation. Despite its low incidence, certain precautions should be maintained.

In the fight against osteoporosis, the key is prevention. Only through proper living habits, regular physical exercise or a balanced diet rich in calcium and vitamin D, we can keep our bones in top shape, avoid the negative effects of this pathology and ensure healthy aging as much as possible.