[QUOTE=carolaann;4831217]I've been going for pt for 4 1/2 weeks for post-surgery pain (surgery in Jan. 2011). Basically it's been one hour of water therapy and afterwards graston technique massage. The past three treatments have left me with incredible pain the day after, and the one yesterday was the worst. In fact, the pain during the massage was very bad, but the therapist kept saying, "Just bear with me . . . ". My thoughts were, "Well, it's hurting anyway so maybe this will help."
This is 30 hours later and my pain level all day has been 7 - 8, despite taking oxycodone twice, butrans pain patches, 10s unit treatments, and ice. Am I right in calling the therapist in charge of my case on Monday and saying I don't want the massages any more? I will be starting dry needling next week during one treatment period, but the other will continue with the graston massage. Just need some opinions. For the record, I'm not a pain wimp and I don't usually complain, but my daughter has really heard about it today![/QUOTE]
I am so very sorry to hear that you are in so much pain. That is terrible...
I am not familiar at all with your circumstances. The only wisdom I can share with you is that I have had several physical therapists for several different reasons and the one thing that they have ALL consisently said is that PT should NOT HURT. The fact that it is hurting during and SO long afterward would have me very concerned. I really think you need to address this with your Dr and the therapist. This just doesn't seem right. But that is just my opinion and I don't have any formal medical training. I truly wish you the best and hope that your pain eases and you are able to figure this out. But I think if I were you, I would be asking questions and wanting to look at other less painful options maybe.
Best of luck with your recovery!