Cancer is used to describe different diseases having characteristics of uncontrolled malignant cell growth. It is a worldwide leading and growing cause of death. Treatment of Cancer is a very exhausting. It leaves many people weak and with a compromised immune system. For them getting out of bed can be a huge task.Cancer Leaves Greater Effect on upper and lower body strength and a moderate effects on fatigue and breast cancer-specific concerns. Maintaining muscle activity is essential on the way to recovery..
There is a strong connection between physical activity and cancer mortality. Walking or cycling an average of 30 minutes per day has been associated with a 34% lower rate of cancer death and a 33% improved cancer survival.Physical therapists are exercise experts provide support to wide range of people to optimize their physical ability. They prescribe exercisesas a structured, safe and effective program.
Cancer Treatment Related Problems Cure with Physiotherapy
These are some common cancer treatment related problems that can be cured with physiotherapy:
Pain:- Post Cancer treatments pain can be intense and debilitating. Physiotherapy treatment positively and gently works on soft tissues through manually tissue release, modalities, stretching and strengthening exercises. Physiotherapy reduces the intensity and duration of the pain.
Cardiovascular performance:- It greatly affect during and after the cancer treatment period. Physiotherapist helps in regaining endurance and monitors cardiovascular status. Physiotherapists see the signs of fatigue and stress and educate patient to develop safe and achievable goals for cardiovascular fitness.
Neuropathy:-It is a very common side effect of cancer treatment. It manifests as tingling, numbness and pain and is caused by changes in nerve conduction.
Fatigue :-During and after cancer treatment Patient Feel Fatigue. It can be overcome bymoderate, supervised exercise and stretching. An experienced physiotherapist understands how to get you moving towards more energized.t
Lymphadema:- It is the accumulation of lymphatic fluid at the tissue creating swelling throughout the body and in particular the limbs. The lymph glands are often targeted in cancer treatment and lymphadema is a common feature of treatment. Physiotherapists can help minimize the effects of lymphadema and promote improved mobility and motion.
The life:-limiting illnesses, symptom control and maintenance of functions become very crucial aspects of treatment. Pain Management and Exercises Plays an important role in relieving of distressing symptoms.
These Problems persist up to 1 year after surgery including Scars tightness, Edema in the Axilla, and Neck-Shoulder Pain. Activities that may be limited include lifting, carrying and reaching.
Physical therapy treatment should be prescribed based on the individual’s needs and can include:
- Soft tissue and joint mobilizations
- Range of motion and strengthening exercises
- Functional training
- Postural assessment
- Home exercise programs
Various physiotherapy techniques like medical massage, nerve and muscle stimulation, acupressure, etc can combat secondary complication that arise out as a result of chemo/radiotherapy and other surgical interventions used to treat various malignant and non-malignant cancerous growth.
Maintaining healthy lifestyle habits is very important during and post cancer treatment.
Here at KRV, we offer a multidisciplinary approach to patients experiencing chemo toxicity and de-conditioning as a result of their primary cancer treatments.