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Question: Is physiotherapy better than taking pain medication?
Answer: Pain medicines does not “cure” the condition leading to the pain. They merely numb our brain so its incapable of sensing the pain for a short period of time. Physiotherapy aims to address the underlying causes. Medication may provide temporary relief, but physiotherapy helps improve joint function, reduce inflammation, and enhance overall mobility.
Question: How long will it take to recover from a musculoskeletal injury through physiotherapy?
Answer: The duration of recovery varies based on the type and severity of the injury. A physiotherapist will create a personalized treatment plan, and consistent adherence to exercises and recommendations significantly contributes to a faster and more effective recovery.
Question: Can physiotherapy help with my back pain? How will the treatment be?
Answer: Yes, physiotherapy is effective for back pain. Treatment may involve exercises to strengthen core muscles, manual therapy for joint mobilization, and education on posture and ergonomics to prevent further strain.
Question: Is physiotherapy suitable for arthritis, and how does it benefit patients with this condition?
Answer: Absolutely. Physiotherapy can alleviate arthritis symptoms by improving joint flexibility, reducing pain through modalities like hot/cold packs, and creating tailored exercise plans to maintain joint function.
Question: What is the role of physiotherapy in post-surgery recovery, and how soon should I start?
Answer: Physiotherapy is crucial for post-surgery recovery. The timing varies, but starting as soon as your surgeon recommends helps prevent stiffness, promotes healing, and gradually restores strength and mobility.
Question: Can physiotherapy treat sports injuries, and what techniques are commonly used?
Answer: Yes, physiotherapy is effective for sports injuries. Techniques include therapeutic exercises, soft tissue mobilization, and specific rehabilitation protocols to aid recovery and prevent future injuries.