Do You have a Female Patient presenting with Multiple Joint Pain and Weakness? Read This.

As a physiotherapist one of the most common symptoms you address everyday is pain...joint pains, muscle strains...acute pains, chronic pains....back pains, neck pains, knee joint pains...Arthritis, Tendinitis...
Whatever the situation your patient hopes to find a remedy from one of the physical therapy treatment modalities.

I just wanted to throw this in to help you in the course of administering therapy to female patients that present with complaints of multiple joint pain. Particularly pain that seems to be of systemic origin.
It is important to ask your patient if she's on any form of contraceptives, particularly the pill, the injectable (Deposit Provera), IUD...

Quite a number of women on contraceptives present with symptoms similar to autoimmune disorders like lupus, fibromyalgia, Rheumatoid arthritis....and even sciatica, tendinitis...

Some may respond to physiotherapy treatment, some may respond very slowly while some may not.
Whichever the case may be investigate meticulously the genesis of these conditions, quizzing your patient if they observed any changes before and after taking contraceptives (some may not even know).

Suggest your patient stopping the contraceptives for a while to see if there would be any improvements... If it is caused by these contraceptives there will be improvements that your patient will confirm with you.

If you've ever had such an experience, please share.



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