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Damilola Soetan

Physical Therapist | Orthopedic

<p>Damilola Soetan is a physical therapist practicing in MICHIGAN CITY, IN. Damilola Soetan specializes in physical treatment to help a patient reduce pain, restore mobility, rehabilitate an injury, or increase movement and overall function. As a physical therapist, Damilola Soetan can treat multiple conditions with exercises, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, joint mobilization, heat, ice, massage, vestibular &nbsp;therapy and more. Damilola Soetan will create a treatment plan based on the patients specific injury or condition, and might target a specific body part or body system based on the individual.</p>
4 years Experience
Damilola Soetan
  • Loma Linda University
  • Accepting new patients

What does a knee brace actually do?

There are different types of knee braces. Typically they function to stabilize the knee joint. Some are needed to immobilize the knee joint in order for proper healing to take READ MORE
There are different types of knee braces. Typically they function to stabilize the knee joint. Some are needed to immobilize the knee joint in order for proper healing to take place and to avoid further damage to the joint. Knee brace could also minimize pain by providing proper stability for the knee joint.

Will an x-ray show a torn ligament in an ankle?

No, the X-ray may not show soft tissue problems specifically. But would pick up bony structures or indicate swelling around a joint in the body. Soft tissue such as ligaments, READ MORE
No, the X-ray may not show soft tissue problems specifically. But would pick up bony structures or indicate swelling around a joint in the body. Soft tissue such as ligaments, muscles and others could be viewed with MRI, CT scan, or Ultrasound

What is the strongest treatment for athlete's foot?

Athletes foot occurs as a result of a fungal infection. An antifungal cream should address this. Prevention is also advised by changing your socks frequently particularly when READ MORE
Athletes foot occurs as a result of a fungal infection. An antifungal cream should address this. Prevention is also advised by changing your socks frequently particularly when damp and moist. Air dry your shoes frequently to ensure no dampness or moistness.

What do you do when your knee is swollen?

You should have the knee checked out at urgent care by a medical professional to rule out any fracture. Apply cold compress to the swollen area and elevate the knee. Do this 3-5 READ MORE
You should have the knee checked out at urgent care by a medical professional to rule out any fracture. Apply cold compress to the swollen area and elevate the knee. Do this 3-5 times daily for 1-2 weeks. Rest the knee and allow adequate time for healing before returning to heavy activity.

Is a knee brace considered an orthotic?

Yes. Orthotics are supportive devices, tools or items that provide musculoskeletal support for any body part usually applied externally.

How do you relieve shoulder pain?

If you don't suspect a fracture or soft tissue tear, you can try: -Resting the area. -Immobilize the painful area in a brace. -Apply cold compress to the painful area and READ MORE
If you don't suspect a fracture or soft tissue tear, you can try:

-Resting the area.
-Immobilize the painful area in a brace.
-Apply cold compress to the painful area and elevate the shoulder slightly above the heart level.

Perform these 3-5 times daily for a week. See your doctor if symptoms do not resolve.

How do you strengthen weak ankle ligaments?

Ligaments connect one bone structure to the other. Typically, exercises do not affect the ligament and neither can the strength of the ligament be assessed. Usually, the ligament READ MORE
Ligaments connect one bone structure to the other. Typically, exercises do not affect the ligament and neither can the strength of the ligament be assessed. Usually, the ligament could be either lax or taut. Muscle strengthening would be preferable to stabilize the ankle and prevent further injury. Some examples of ankle strengthening exercises include heel raises, toe raises, ankle circles, ankle alphabets, single heel raise, ankle board exercises etc.

Can I exercise after pilonidal cyst surgery?

Yes, you should be able to exercise afterwards. Follow your doctor's at-home care instructions following the surgery and act accordingly.

Can flat feet be fixed without surgery?

The prognosis is dependent on the extent to which the feet are flat. Physical Therapy intervention can help address flat foot symptoms without requiring surgery. Surgery is only READ MORE
The prognosis is dependent on the extent to which the feet are flat. Physical Therapy intervention can help address flat foot symptoms without requiring surgery. Surgery is only required in severe symptomatic cases or if PT intervention is unsuccessful in addressing the patient's needs.

Can a dislocation heal itself?

Typically it is better for the dislocation to be addressed otherwise the joint may heal abnormally and cause future problems. However, if left unaddressed the body would try to READ MORE
Typically it is better for the dislocation to be addressed otherwise the joint may heal abnormally and cause future problems. However, if left unaddressed the body would try to heal it self in whatever way it can. it is best to seek a medical expert to help relocate the joint.

Can I see my pain management doctor during the coronavirus?

You should call your doctor's office to verify. They may have tele-visits you can take advantage of if they have not resumed in-person visits. Most doctors' offices have reopened READ MORE
You should call your doctor's office to verify. They may have tele-visits you can take advantage of if they have not resumed in-person visits. Most doctors' offices have reopened now and provide a safe environment for in-person visits.

What kind of therapy is needed after a stroke?

Multidisciplinary neurorehabilitation is recommended for better recovery outcomes following a stroke. This involves specialists ranging from Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist, READ MORE
Multidisciplinary neurorehabilitation is recommended for better recovery outcomes following a stroke. This involves specialists ranging from Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Speech therapist, Recreational therapist, case manager, dietitian, Physical medicine and Rehabilitation physicians, Nursing, and so on. The necessity for any of the team members would be advised and treatment would be as appropriate. A team approach is advised for better outcomes.

How to manage a sprained ankle without surgery?

First aid for ankle sprain is: R - REST the affected area. I - IMMOBILIZE the area and limit the use of the ankle. C - COMPRESSION (apply cold compress/packs to the painful READ MORE
First aid for ankle sprain is:

R - REST the affected area.
I - IMMOBILIZE the area and limit the use of the ankle.
C - COMPRESSION (apply cold compress/packs to the painful area).
E - ELEVATE the lower leg to minimize swelling.

This is performed 3-5 times daily for 1- 2 weeks. If symptoms persist, see your doctor.

When should I go to the doctor for hip pain?

If the symptoms have not subsided at 2 weeks, it is best you see your doctor immediately for evaluation.

Can teenagers take Tramadol for joint pain?

You should confirm with you primary care doctor in case your medical history involves any other conditions that may be cause adverse effects. You are better off asking your primary READ MORE
You should confirm with you primary care doctor in case your medical history involves any other conditions that may be cause adverse effects. You are better off asking your primary care doctor.

When should you see a doctor for foot pain?

If the foot pain remains unresolved for a week to two weeks at the most, you should see your doctor for evaluation.

How do I know if my knee pain is serious?

If you can hardly put any weight on that leg and have a limp. You should see your doctor immediately for investigation and assessment.

Knee problem?

You should see your doctor immediately for evaluation and appropriate diagnostic imaging to ascertain the cause for the problem if you have not done so already.

Is it safe to do physical therapy before being diagnosed?

In certain states in the US, you have direct access to a Physical Therapist. You can walk in without a referral and receive evaluation for the management of your condition for READ MORE
In certain states in the US, you have direct access to a Physical Therapist. You can walk in without a referral and receive evaluation for the management of your condition for 6 weeks. The PT is obligated to refer you appropriately if your symptoms remain unresolved within that time frame.

Shock-like pain?

You should have your shoulder looked at by your orthopedic specialist or physical therapist for proper assessment. They are able to ascertain if you should be worried or if you READ MORE
You should have your shoulder looked at by your orthopedic specialist or physical therapist for proper assessment. They are able to ascertain if you should be worried or if you can resume your sporting activities.