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Should you get physical therapy after elbow surgery?

I will have elbow surgery. Should you get physical therapy after elbow surgery?

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Yes, physical therapy is often recommended after elbow surgery to aid recovery. It helps restore range of motion, strengthen muscles, reduce pain and swelling, and prevent complications. Each recovery plan is personalized, so it's important to follow your surgeon's recommendations or PMR's (physical medicine & rehabilitation's) regarding the timing and type of physical therapy. Starting physical therapy too soon or engaging in inappropriate exercises could hamper your recovery. Always consult with your healthcare team to determine the best post-operative plan for your situation.
Hello, I would absolutely recommend physical therapy after elbow surgery.
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Depends on the surgery and problem. Tendon, ligament, nerve, joint arthritis, or fracture. Most of the time physio is helpful.