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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more


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What are some exercises you can do with knee injury?

What are some exercises you can do with knee injury?

Knee Muscles: Strengthen all the muscles around the Knee joint, including the back/thigh muscles. If you are unsure, I would suggest getting an evaluation by a sports medicine trained physical therapist. ...Read more

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Knee injury (Tip)

Your knee is hurting. Meniscus clicks and pops. Surgery can help. ...See more

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Treating Eye Injuries (Checklist)

Seek immediate medical attention
Once
If it's a chemical exposure, rinse your eye with water for 15 minutes
Once
Do not rub your eye
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How to treat knee injury when hurling?

How to treat knee injury when hurling?

Stop Playing: Hurling is a collision sport with rapid, forceful, high speed direction changes of players. Both of these are particularly stressful on knees and especially so if you already have an injury to your knee. ...Read more

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How can I treat a knee injury suffered during bouldering?

How can I treat a knee injury suffered during bouldering?

Knee injury: Knee injuries usually are the result of twisting and commonly the knee is swollen secondary to strain of either the mcl or lcl ligamnet. Ace wrap, nsai, ice and relative rest. Recheck in a week. ...Read more

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Treating a Head Injury (Checklist)

Get help or see a doctor right away
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See a doctor for diagnosis; do not diagnose yourself
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Don't drive a vehicle with a head injury; have someone else drive you
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Ice the area, if you can
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How can a knee injury be treated?

How can a knee injury be treated?

Depends: Knee injuries can be treated with anything from ice and pain meds, to physical therapy, to surgery. It all depends on the specific diagnosis. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for knee injuries involving a torn mcl?

What's the best treatment for knee injuries involving a torn mcl?

Rest, brace: About 90% of mcl injuries heal with time and rest with use of a brace for grade 2 or grade 3 in severity. Many athletes especially return to sports more quickly with a quality rehab program. ...Read more

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Treating a Rotator Cuff Injury (Checklist)

See your orthopedic or sports medicine doctor
Monthly
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What are some common treatments for an MCL knee injury?

What are some common treatments for an MCL knee injury?

Physical therapy.: Most MCL tears will heal on their own. They may require a brief period of immobilization, then physical therapy can begin. See a sports medicine orthopedic knee surgeon, to see if you can be treated in this manner. ...Read more

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What is the best self administered treatment for a minor knee injury?

RICE: R - rest, until the injury heals. I - ice, for about 20 minutes at a time, applied directly to the injured area, for as long as there is pain or swelling. C - compression, use of an elastic ace bandage or neoprene knee sleeve that may be purchased from the local pharmacy. E - elevation, keep the injured knee above the level of the heart. Medications such as Ibuprofen or Naproxen may also help. ...Read more

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Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

Avoid footwear with hard soles
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Exercise the knees while sitting
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Climb stairs gently
every 4 hours
Perform thigh-strengthening exercises
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I'm taking 500mg of ibuprofen twice a day for last few weeks for a knee injury. I also take the pill&never miss my cycle until now. Is it the ibuprofe?

I'm taking 500mg of ibuprofen twice a day for last few weeks for a knee injury. I also take the pill&never miss my cycle until now. Is it the ibuprofe?

Not likely: Ibuprofen rarely alters the menstrual cycle. Stress, pain, and other factors could cause you to miss. Then, there is always pregnancy if you are having sex but that is not likely given the fact that you are on the pill. Ask your gyn if women miss their periods occasionally while on your particular brand of pill. ...Read more

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How can I prevent knee injuries?

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How can I prevent knee injuries?

Tough question: Most knee injuries occur despite all the training that we do to prevent injuries. However, quad strengthening and overall conditioning can slightly decrease chances of injury. ...Read more

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How can you promote and allow full recovery of a knee injury to avoid athritis and surgery?

How can you promote and allow full recovery of a knee injury to avoid athritis and surgery?

Depends on injury: One can expect full recovery after minor sprains/strains. More severe injuries (ligament ruptures, cartilage tears) may best be treated surgically to optimize recovery and in theory slow/prevent evolution of arthritis. For symptoms (pain, swelling, catching, locking) persisting for more than 4-6 wks expert opinion should be sought. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how to get exercise with a serious knee injury?

Can someone tell me how to get exercise with a serious knee injury?

MD and PT: If a serious knee injury, best to consult with your dr (sports medicine specialist, whether sports physiatrist, orthopaedist, or primary care sports medicine specialist), who will likely recommend working closely with a physical therapist who will show you exercises and monitor if you are doing them properly. Best to have that personalized attention. ...Read more

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Does playing sports wearing shoes with studs/spikes/cleats increase the risk of knee injury?

Spikes & Sports: The answer is yes and no. Shoes with "traction enhanced" surfaces came into vogue as sports participation evolved onto different artfiicial playing fields. Slips often caused hyperextension injuries. Rotational injuries are more common today due to force transmission up the leg to the knee and hip courtesy of a well entrenched foot. A well conditioned athlete can compensate with training. ...Read more

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How do I care for a knee injury?

How do I care for a knee injury?

Ice.: Ice your knee for 20 minutes at a time, 3-5 times per day. Also, take an over the counter anti-inflammatory medication. ...Read more

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How can a knee injury be treated?

Depends: Knee injuries can be treated with anything from ice and pain meds, to physical therapy, to surgery. It all depends on the specific diagnosis. ...Read more

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