Can Physiotherapy Cause Fever?

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In general, undergoing physiotherapy itself should not cause a fever. Physiotherapy is a form of physical therapy that involves various exercises, stretches, massages, and other modalities to help manage and improve physical conditions, injuries, or rehabilitative needs.

However, there might be specific instances or situations where a person undergoing physiotherapy might experience a fever. This fever is not directly caused by physiotherapy itself but could be a result of various other factors such as:

  • Underlying condition: If a person is undergoing physiotherapy for a condition or injury that is associated with an infection or inflammatory response in the body, it’s possible that the underlying illness or infection may cause a fever. For example, if someone is recovering from surgery or has an infection, the fever could be related to these issues rather than the physiotherapy sessions.
  • Exertion: Sometimes, strenuous physical activity during physiotherapy sessions can lead to increased body temperature due to exertion. This might result in feeling warm or experiencing an elevated body temperature temporarily, but it typically does not cause a true fever (with a body temperature above 100.4°F or 38°C).

If someone experiences a fever during or after physiotherapy sessions, it’s essential to consider other potential causes unrelated to the therapy itself. If the fever persists, is accompanied by other concerning symptoms, or if there’s uncertainty about its cause, it’s advisable to consult a healthcare professional for proper evaluation and guidance.

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