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This is the first study reported to look at the benefit of aquatic therapy in the early days after joint replacement. Physical therapists in Australia randomly placed patients getting a hip or knee replacement into one of three different treatment groups. The goal was to find out what kind of treatment is best in the early days after orthopedic surgery. With the recent effort to reduce the length of hospital stays, physical therapists are exploring the most effective ways to treat orthopedic patients. The standard rehab program after hip or knee joint replacement includes a mix of exercises to improve circulation and to prevent blood clots and other complications. Other goals include improving motion, strength, and function (especially walking). In today's evidence-based medicine, the question has been raised: what is best practice during the acute postoperative phase for hip and knee replacements? What is the role (if any) of aquatic therapy? Can the hydrostatic forces and warm and gra...
You've had your first visit with the doctor , and found out that you have osteoarthritis of the hip or knee. As discussed in my last post, the goal of the first visit was to obtain the correct diagnosis. Now it's time to discuss some of the possible treatments and what to expect for the second visit. Remember that doctors will vary in what they do at each visit, so this article is meant to be used as a guideline. To start, the initial treatment of osteoarthritis usually depends on your own physical condition. Thus, your age, weight, and ability to tolerate exercise and specific medications are important considerations. For example, if you are overweight, the initial treatment may involve weight reduction, which will put less stress on the joints. It is important to discuss your physical condition and desired activity level with your doctor so you can both start on the same page when discussing treatment. The initial treatment recommendations may includ...
Generic Name: ACETAMINOPHEN - ORAL Pronounced: (a-SEET-a-MIN-oh-fen) Extended Pain Relief Oral Uses
This product is a combination of aspirin, acetaminophen,
and caffeine. It is used for the temporary relief of pain from conditions such
as muscle aches, toothaches, menstrual cramps, or headaches (including
migraine). Aspirin and acetaminophen relieve pain by keeping your body from
making certain natural substances. Caffeine helps increase the effects of
aspirin and acetaminophen.
How To Use Extended Pain Relief Oral
See also Warning section.
If you are taking this medication for self-treatment, it
is important to read the manufacturer's package instructions carefully so you
know when to consult your doctor or pharmacist. Follow the instructions on the
package and use this medication exactly as directed. If you have any questions
regarding this medication, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Take this medication by mouth as directed b...
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