Monday, June 25, 2018

How can you treat sports injuries?

Sports injury treatments vary depending on the type of injury, severity, and location. Some sports injuries may need physiotherapy or surgical intervention, others may resolve simply that require only over-the-counter pain relievers and rest. Understanding the right treatment option is a strong step towards recovery.

The most common sports injuries are 
Elbow injury, Groin injury, Ankle and Feet injury, Head injury, Hip injury, Shoulder injury, knee injury, leg injury.
A Groin injury is the most common sports injury faced by athletes which are caused by a groin strain or pulled the groin muscle. Complete rest with painkillers is provided to the person.

Ankle sprain generally occurs in athletes when the foot turns inward. This turning may cause tears or stretches of the ligaments on the ankle’s outside. A physiotherapist may teach some exercise to prevent the loss of flexibility and strength.

Knee injury: The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) holds the leg bone to the knee. Sudden cuts, hits can tear or strain the ACL.  If you hear a POP sound it means there is a complete tear in ACL. An entirely torn ACL requires a surgical intervention to remain physically active.
The posterior cruciate ligament, (PCL) is the strongest ligament located inside the knee. The injury in PCL may occur due to a hard blow to the shin bone. Arthroscopic procedure, open surgery is done for PCL tear.

Meniscal injury: Meniscus is a tough cartilage tissue found at the end of the bones that form joints. Degenerative and acute tears happen in the meniscus. Based on the area and type of the tear the treatment is provided. If a patient is not recovering from Rest and pain medicines, finally surgery has opted.

Tennis Elbow (Epicondylitis): Repetitive use of the elbow in sports like tennis, golf, the action makes tiny tears in the tendons of the elbow. This condition usually happens outside of the elbow. Until the pain reduces, rest is advised for the players.

When the patient does not recover from Rest, pain medicines and he does continuously have excessive swelling, deformities in joints, skin color change, mild bruising, and then he should consult an orthopedist about his condition.

Dr. Biran Nadkarni from Joint & Bone Solutions, New Delhi is the best orthopedic surgeon and with his many years of experience, he treats all kinds of orthopedic issues especially he is a famous sports medicine specialist in India.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Cryotherapy after Orthopaedic Surgery/ Total Knee Arthroplasty

Physiotherapy treatments helps to restore movement and function to anyone affected by disability, injury or any health condition. This practice helps to reduce pain, medications and based on the severity of the condition, the person is treated with various physiotherapy treatments. One such is Cryotherapy (or) Cold therapy.

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In Cryotherapy, the low temperatures are used either generally or locally to treat conditions such as inflammation, injury in ligament/muscle, swelling, pain etc. This therapy heals benign and malignant lesions. Since 17th-century Cryotherapy has been in the usage.

The main goal of cold therapy is to decrease the cells’ metabolism, increase survival of the cells, decrease pain, spasm, encourage constriction in blood vessels and destroy the cell through crystallizing the cytosol. Cryotherapy improves healing process, alleviates muscle spasm, swelling, and promotes blood circulation.

If any injury occurs, the first treatment is RICE, Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation in which “I” stands for Ice. Cryotherapy is used to relieve pain in the conditions such as sprains, low back pain, tendonitis, arthritis pain, pain and swelling after a knee/hip replacement.
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The major types of Cryotherapy are:

Localized Cryotherapy: This procedure is performed by applying ice on the injury like a sprained ankle or using a freezing agent and treating skin disorders such as skin warts, cancer.

Whole body Cryotherapy (WBC): In this procedure, all most the patient’s body is exposed to subzero temperature. WBC is used to treat various issues such as pain, insomnia, muscle and joint pain, itching, psoriasis, Rheumatism.

Internal Cryotherapy: A surgeon uses freezing agents to treat an internal part of the body. Internal Cryotherapy is usually administered in laparoscopic surgery and to treat some of the cancer forms. Cryotherapy for prostate, kidney, lungs, and heart surgery are some of the famous treatments.

Benefits of Cold therapy:

  • Faster muscle recovery
  • Faster recovery after surgery
  • Reduces depression symptoms
  • Chronic pain management
  • Weight loss (Cryolysis)

Best Physiotherapist in Delhi

Dr. Biren Nadkarni is a senior orthopaedic surgeon at Joint and Bone solutions, New Delhi. He provides all kinds of bone and joint treatments with advanced technologies. His team of physiotherapists are well experienced and they are the best physiotherapists in Delhi.

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