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How can protein help injury healing and rehab?

How can protein help injury healing and rehab?

Yes, but....: A 'normal' diet is critical for proper healing and rehab. The answer to needing a protein supplement is probably no. Just be certain to eat a balanced diet and you should do well. If you have a diet that does not incorporate meat proteins or a decreased protein intake then you may need to supplement. Have fun and get better. ...Read more

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Protein (Definition)

Proteins are large molecules made up of a smaller class of molecules called amino acids. Proteins play an enormous role in the function of our bodies including enzymes, messengers, replicating dna, ...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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How to promote and allow full recovery of a knee injury to avoid arthritis and surgery?

How to promote and allow full recovery of a knee injury to avoid arthritis and surgery?

See details: It depends on the type and severity of the injury. Some will not recovery without surgery. Some will take days, weeks or even months. See an orthopedist for advice. Exercises and physical therapy may help. ...Read more

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How long can tendonitis and a muscle tear take to heal to play sports again?

How long can tendonitis and a muscle tear take to heal to play sports again?

1: Depends on the tendon/muscle area and the specific sport. With complete rest and focused treatment, most of these issues can improve within 2-4 weeks. More complex areas and pathology can take longer. ...Read more

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What exercise can I safely do to help recover from a knee injury?

What exercise can I safely do to help recover from a knee injury?

Careful: Depending on the knee injury, simple weight-bearing could be bad for your knee. See an orthopaedic surgeon before beginning any new therapy program after a major injury. Typically, biking without resistance helps get motion back safely after a knee injury. ...Read more

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What can I do to speed recovery from a lcl injury?

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What can I do to speed recovery from a lcl injury?

Lcl injury: Depends on extent & duration of the injury. Best to consult your doctor. ...Read more

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What can I do to help an Achilles tendon injury heal more quickly?

What can I do to help an Achilles tendon injury heal more quickly?

Topaz: Tendon injuries can be difficult to treat. Aside from the normal treatments such as rest, therapy, casting or orthotics, some physicians are turning to topaz. Topaz is a minimally invasive procedure that uses radiofrequency to treat the underlying tendon. In the right patient, topaz could speed up healing times considerably. ...Read more

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How can I use physical therapy to recover from a knee arthroscopy?

How can I use physical therapy to recover from a knee arthroscopy?

Gain motion/strength: The goal of physical therapy after knee arthroscopy is to help you obtain maximal functional recovery of motion and strength in a safe an efficient manner. ...Read more

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What exercises will help me recover from arthroscopy? Are there certain exercises that will help me recover from a knee arthroscopy more quickly? .

What exercises will help me recover from arthroscopy? Are there certain exercises that will help me recover from a knee arthroscopy more quickly?

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Knee exercises: Wothwhile exercises would include quad sets, straight leg raises, short arc quads and co contractions of the hamstring and quad with the knee flexed 45 degrees with pressue of the foot into the bed. ...Read more

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What can help heal a ligament injury?

What can help heal a ligament injury?

Rest: Generally rest, warm compresses! over the counter meds like Aspirin or advil (ibuprofen) if tolerated and gentle stretching of the involved joint. ...Read more

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What can I do to speed up recovery from ACL and meniscus surgery?

What can I do to speed up recovery from ACL and meniscus surgery?

Simple steps: Don't over-do it. Follow your doctor's directions. Use pain medication, anti-inflammatory medication (example: advil), keep leg elevated, use ice as needed for swelling. Be patient! ...Read more

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What can help make self injury wounds heal faster?

What can help make self injury wounds heal faster?

Eat healthy: Hopefully, the self injury wounds are not an ongoing event. The affected person will seek professional mental health treatment asap. Making sure the person is healthy otherwise, getting rest ; eating a well-balanced diet is essential. The wounds should be kept clean and attended to daily if they are severe ; followed by the appropriate medical provider as needed. ...Read more

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How to deal with a wrist sprain and how long do i stop physical activity?

How to deal with a wrist sprain and how long do i stop physical activity?

See details: You deal with it by having the wrist evaluated, determining the cause of the pain and then treating that cause. ...Read more

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How can magnetic therapy assist healing of injuries?

How can magnetic therapy assist healing of injuries?

Not shown to help: The magnetic therapy products available to consumers have not been proven to help injuries. Little magnets are sometimes sewn into elastic braces. The elastic braces may help support one's limbs or joints, but magnets do not provide any additional benefits. However, life is very subjective, so if a person believes he is doing more to heal his injuries by using magnets, he may "see" faster healing. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from a anterior cruciate ligament (acl) injury and to be able to play sports?

How long does it take to recover from a anterior cruciate ligament (acl) injury and to be able to play sports?

Depends: There are many variables that will effect the time necessary to recover enough to return to sports including the graft used, fixation techniques and the biases of the surgeon. Because some studies suggest return to sports prior to 9 months post surgery may increase the risk of reinjury, i prefer to have my patients wait 9 months. That is not to say some athletes have been able to return quicker. ...Read more

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How will rice therapy help back pain or a muscle injury?

How will rice therapy help back pain or a muscle injury?

Doyou mean Rice: Rest, ice, compresstion and elevation, that one way to do it some time you could add medications(mortin), but no response we should change to different method. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how long will a mild knee ligament injury take to heal?

Can someone tell me how long will a mild knee ligament injury take to heal?

About 6 weeks:: Generally most ligaments (mcl or lcl) take 6 weeks but a lot depends on associated injuries, if any. Compliance with your orthopod's advice is very important, and pt per your doctor's orders. ...Read more

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How could a physical therapist help my tfcc injury heal?

How could a physical therapist help my tfcc injury heal?

Wrist exercises: Physical therapists will teach you how to perform safe wrist rotation exercises that can be performed as your injury heals. http://www.orthobullets.com/hand/6047/tfcc-injury , http://www.toc.md/exercises_wristhand.htm ...Read more

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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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Rehab (Definition)

Rehab is an abbreviation for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation is the process of restoring one back to good physical or mental health ...Read more