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How To Heal Soft Tissue Injury In Foot
The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more
Depends, do you: Mean like you banged it and have some skin abrasions and bruising but with no interior derangement? If this is what you mean, then consider, rest, gentle range of motion, nsaids if appropriate for your health. If it does not get better in a few days, consider seeing a physician. ...Read more
2-3 weeks: Think of it as a bruise. Swelling will occur then subside slowly. Bruised tissue will then need to clear itself of debris. If there are more significant injuries then more time may be needed. ...Read more
Tissue tells: When our bodies sustain an injury, the immediate response is inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling). This is the body increasing the blood flow to the injury to bring healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. The key is to do things that reduce the parts of inflammation such as ice, compression, elevation and antiinflammatory medications for the first 24hrs. ...Read more
Depends: Depends on type of injury & where on the foot it is located. ...Read more
It varies...: It depends on what soft tissue structure is injured. The subcutaneuous tissues (below the skin), muscles, tendons and ligaments are all soft tissues. Tendon tears usually either require surgery or heal on their own in 6-8 weeks. Contusions (bruises) usually heal in 1-2 weeks. Most ligament sprains also heal in about 6 weeks. Of course, the severity and location play big roles in healing time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Too vague...: It depends on what tissue is injured, the extent of the injury and it you are weight-bearing, extent of activities, etc. See a podiatrist. ...Read more
Ice first 24-48 hrs: Thereafter, you can use either.Get a more detailed answer ›
Depends: This is a complex issue. A person < 45 yo usually doesn't need surgery after one shoulder dislocation. A person > 45 may have torn a rotator cuff and may need surgery. It is my strong recommendation that you see an orthopedic surgeon with experience with shoulders for a thorough discussion of all the issues. ...Read more
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Depends: This depends on many factors, including the severity of the fracture, the extent and type of surgery that was done, as well as any co-existing medical conditions such as diabetes, smoking, etc. For a healthy patient with no other medical problems, the soft tissues should largely heal within a couple of weeks. Your doctor will likely follow you closely to keep an eye on your healing. ...Read more
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