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How Can I Recover From A Knee Injury Faster
Follow doctors rx: Physical therapy is the key to your recovery. You will begin physical therapy within hours of your surgery. The goal of physical therapy is to get the knee moving so that the reconstructed ligament does not stiffen and shorten, causing further problems. The joint will become rigid if the knee is not exercised properly. Failure to perform the physical therapy exercises cause tight, stiff knee. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Torn Hamstring: It depends on the severity. In general grade 1 strains usually recover in under 3 weeks. Grade 2 strains/tears - 4 to 6 weeks. Grade 3 tears - 8 to 12 weeks. Typically surgery is not recommended and recovery involves rest, stretching, and controlled strengthening. However, if 2 of the 3 tendons are avulsed from the origin, early surgery to repair the tendon to the origin would be an option. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stay healthy: The best way to heal from a broken arm is the following: -stay healthy and treat any chronic health conditions -stop smoking if you do -adequate calcium intake (not excessive) -stick to your doctor's treatment plan whether it be casting, splinting, immobilization, or surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rest/ice/compress/PT: Initial rest in a relaxed position to rpevent further injury along with ice and compression (ace wrap) will hel control pain and swelling and allow for early healing. Once the acute pain is tolerable, gentle physical therapy is usually indicated to maximize your return of motion and strength. ...Read more
Lcl injury: Depends on extent & duration of the injury. Best to consult your doctor. ...Read more
As advised by your : Doc; start rice (rest, ice, compression with a wrap, & elevation) to rest the affected area. Nsaids, eg, Ibuprofen can help pain & swelling. Gentle massage/stretching exercises within limits of discomfort, then gradually increase frequency and range of motion of the hip and knee joints. Heat after 3-5 days helps. Pain meds (creams), eg bengay (or others) can be helpful. Increase activity. ...Read more
ACL/contusion: Acl sprains are a continuum. Minimal sprains may heal in a few weeks, more extensive ones may need reconstruction. A knee contusion should heal in a few weeks. ...Read more
Follow RICE for it,: Ie: rest, ice, compression & elevation, for any injury. If soft tissue injury only, then that's all is needed; while any bony injury should be treated by an orthopod. Meds for pain & swelling would help a lot. If skin was injured, then antibiotics, tetanus booster might be needed. Best advice: see your orthopod, who can see, examine and treat you appropriately. Good luck. ...Read more
Get evaluated: If you have sustained a concussion, you should be seen by someone trained in the evaluation and treatment of concussions to screen for more serious injuries and monitor your healing progression. Absolute rest (dark room, no stimuli) is the best initial treatment for a concussion followed by a gradual resumption of activity as absence of symptoms allows. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
RICE: Of course, xrays are necessary to ensure there is no fracture or dislocation. If it is a sprain, the principles of rest, ice, compression and elevation (rice) apply initially. In the ensuing few days to a week, ankle braces can be applied and then physical therapy initiated. If all components listed above are followed, the time to recovery can be cut in half! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Common injury: When you twist you ankle. The ligaments easily tear. If this is first time you should be fine with rest, ice, elevate and compression. Usually 4-6 weeks of rest and compression is enough time for you body to heal itself. If you constantly twist your ankle and have chronic ankle instability as diagnosed by your podiatrist or orthpod, then surgery will be necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Spine specialist: Seek out a spine specialist for an evaluation. ...Read more
Patience: Recovering from a muscle injury can take anywhere from 2-6 weeks depending on the severity. Ice, rest, and stretching will help recovery. Avoid reinjuring the muscle by modifying your activity and consider seeing a sports medicine specialist or physical therapist for help in directing your treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Patella injuries and acl injuries are very different and encompasse a wide variation of different injuries. Each injury has very different recovery times. They vary from 2 weeks for a patella bruise, 12 weeks for a patella fracture, 4 months for a patella tendon rupture, to 8-9 months after surgery following an acl reconstruction. Time to visit your friendly neighborhood orthopedic surgeon! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Recovery time varies: Sprains & strains are graded based on the # of fibers w/in the structure that are stretched/ torn. This is by no means an exact # of fibers, but a grade 1 = fiber stretch, grade 2 = partial/ moderate disruption, & grade 3 = complete disruption. Symptoms of each are very similar but severity varies. Rice is the beginning treatment regardless of grade. Severe inj often need pt, sometime surgery. ...Read more
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