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  1. Physical Therapy - When Physical Therapy Can Help

    Physical therapy and recovery from injuryPhysical therapy can help you recover from an injury and avoid future injury by reducing pain in the soft tissues (muscles, tendons, and ligaments), improving flexibility and function, and building muscle strength. Your physical therapist can also evaluate how you perform an activity and make suggestions for doing the activity in a way that is less likely .

  2. Occupational Therapy - Overview

    Occupational therapy is treatment to help people live as independently as possible. Occupational therapists work with people of all ages who, because of illness, injury, developmental delays, or psychological problems, need assistance in learning skills to help them lead independent, productive, and satisfying lives. Occupational therapists use work, self - care, and recreational activities to ...

  3. Physical Therapy - Types of Physical Therapy

    Cold and iceIce and cold packs are used in physical therapy to relieve pain, swelling, and inflammation from injuries and other conditions such as arthritis. Ice can be used for 10 to 20 minutes at a time, several times a day. For more information, see: Using ice and cold packs.Ice massage.Rest, ice, compression, and elevation (RICE).Ice or cold packs for children.Ice or heat for low back ...

  4. Ice Massage - Topic Overview

    Ice can help decrease pain,swelling,and inflammation that can result from injury and from some conditions such as arthritis. Ice massage is a quick and easy way to get the benefits of ice. You can use an ice cube,but it's easier to use an "ice cup" for ice massage. To make an ice cup,fill a small paper or foam cup about two-thirds full,and freeze it until it is solid. To use the ice cup,...

  5. Physical Therapy - Frequently Asked Questions

    Learning about physical therapy:What is physical therapy?Who can provide physical therapy?What happens at a physical therapy visit?Types of treatment:What kinds of treatment do physical therapists do?What is rehabilitation?Getting treatment:Do I need a prescription?Where can I go for physical therapy? ...

  6. Quality of Life Scale for Pain

    The Quality of Life Scale is a tool that can help your doctor assess your pain and monitor improvement or deterioration of your condition. WebMD explains.

  7. Vasculitis

    WebMD explains the causes and treatment of vasculitis, an immune system disorder that causes blood vessels to become inflamed.

  8. Vascular Diseases and Pain

    Learn more from WebMD about different types of vascular disease and how they are treated.

  9. Spinal Headaches

    WebMD looks at the causes of spinal headaches and how they are treated.

  10. Pelvic Pain

    WebMD looks at pelvic pain, including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments.

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