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   Posted 11/24/2010 7:13 PM (GMT -6)   
After a host of xrays of my knee and shoulder I got a dx.
Knee -developing arthritis smhair
shoulder- small tear in the rotator cuff shakehead
Solution- physical therapy rolleyes
Back to the PT, again. Well, at least it's on someone else's bill and not mine (workman's comp). smilewinkgrin
I'm to go back in January to make sure it's healed up. If not, then I may face surgery. cry

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   Posted 11/24/2010 8:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Great to have the diagnosis, good luck with the PT. Don't forget hydrotherapy is really good for these sort of probems, its really helped my arthritic knees, hips, it builds strength without damaging anything. Worth a thought anyway.
Good luck Joy, golitho

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   Posted 11/24/2010 10:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Glad you got a diagnosis, and I hope the PT really helps you. Anything to avoid surgery, in my opinion.

Take care, and good luck!

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   Posted 11/25/2010 12:16 PM (GMT -6)   
I'd love to have a hot tub or whirlpool tub for my aches. How bad do you have to get to get a perscription for one? I can't afford one on my own.

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   Posted 11/25/2010 2:53 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm not sure they give those prescriptions out anymore since many towns (even small ones) have some sort of PT clinic in or near them now. I'm in GA too and there is a very good PT program here in our very small town with the PT pool. Since WC is paying, I'd go that route, but when or if you have to pay on your own and you are not able to pay the full PT rates, many have "memberships" for locals to use the facilities with a PT supervisor there to keep everyone safe. It's actually quite affordable for the monthly rate here (something less than a normal co-pay for one visit) but you get a whole month of any time you want to go. I'd do it here wiithout even thinking, but I have a terrible time getting in and out of a pool. It feels great when you are in, but getting out is virtually impossible and really causes my back to go in to spasm afterwards. Also, I've been restricted from all of the workout equipment because of my back. The most I could use would be to walk up three stairs with a handle or to use the bars to do some stretching (as far as that goes). Mostly it would be a waste of time and money for me, but there are many out there who could benefit from the program at such a low price.

Best of luck!
Retired Mom

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   Posted 11/25/2010 8:33 PM (GMT -6)   
My PT told me that the local Y has many of the same equipment they have. She said she'll give me a list of what kinds of machines to use and how many reps I need to do to keep up with my exercises after I get dismissed from them.
They have a pool, but it's outdoors and closed during the cooler months. The last time I saw their trainer pool it was dry.

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   Posted 11/26/2010 9:47 AM (GMT -6)   
Hope the physical therapy helps, will keep you in my thoughts
and prayers...
healing hugz
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