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How Do You Know If Physical Therapy Isn’t Working?
Physical therapy is a great way to treat a wide range of injuries and conditions. It can help reduce pain, improve mobility, and restore strength. Concierge Orthopedics providers like to think every patient will recover under our care. However, sometimes physical therapy isn’t as effective as it should be. If you’re not seeing the results you want, it may be time to consider other options. In this blog post, we’ll discuss how to tell if physical therapy isn’t working and what to do next.
Signs That Physical Therapy Isn't Working
When physical therapy isn't working, there are usually some tell-tale signs that something isn't right. Here are some of the most common signs that physical therapy isn't helping:
1. No Improvement in Symptoms: One of the most obvious signs that physical therapy isn't working is that you aren't seeing any improvement in your symptoms. If you're still experiencing pain or limited mobility after several weeks or months of physical therapy, it may be time to consider other options.
2. Pain Intensifies: Another sign that physical therapy may not be helping is if your pain actually intensifies during treatment sessions or afterwards. This could be a sign that the exercises are too intense for your current condition or that they're not being done correctly.
3. Lack of Progress: If you don't seem to be making any progress with your physical therapy routine, it could mean that it's not working for you. This could be due to a variety of factors such as incorrect technique or lack of motivation on your part.
What To Do Next
If you're experiencing any of these signs, it's important to talk to your doctor or physical therapist about what other options might be available for treating your condition or injury. They can help determine if there are other treatments that might work better for you such as medications, injections, surgery, etc., and help guide you in the right direction for finding relief from your symptoms.
When To Seek Medical Advice
If you've been doing physical therapy for several weeks or months without seeing any improvement in your symptoms, it's important to seek medical advice from a doctor or specialist who can provide more targeted treatment options tailored specifically for your condition or injury. They can assess the situation and provide recommendations on what treatments might work best for you based on their experience and expertise in treating similar cases like yours.
Physical therapy is an effective way to treat many types of injuries and conditions but sometimes it doesn't work as well as expected due to various factors such as incorrect technique or lack of motivation on the patient's part. If this happens, it's important to talk with a doctor or specialist who can provide more targeted treatment options tailored specifically for your condition or injury so that you can find relief from your symptoms and get back on track with recovery quickly and safely!