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Physical Agent Modality Options to Reduce Edema In Subacute Rehab

Posted by ACP on Dec 18, 2018 9:58:11 PM
If post-surgical or post-traumatic edema is present, a primary therapy goal is to reduce it. Edema increases pain, decreases muscle force output in the affected limb, and retards tissue healing. Below are four ways to address edema by increasing local circulation with physical agent modalities.
 
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Topics: Clinical Tip, Orthopedic, Pain Management