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How to help treat a pulled/strained thigh muscle injury?

How to help treat a pulled/strained thigh muscle injury?

Thigh strain: Initial rest, ice, possible cane or crutches. Then progressive stretches, with contrast bath of ice/heat. Consider purified omega, pt, possible nsaids. ...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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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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Can you recommend good ways to help a hamstring injury?

Can you recommend good ways to help a hamstring injury?

Progressive: Start with ice and anti-inflammatory meds and relative rest, then progress to gentle rom and strengthening, followed by progressive strengthening and return to sports activity. Ideally, treatment with a physical therapist will provide a structured program. ...Read more

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How to cure a muscle sprain?

How to cure a muscle sprain?

RICE: A sprain is abnormal stretching or tearing of a ligament that supports a joint. Rice (rest, ice, compression, and elevation) are the keys to treatment. Most sprains and strains resolve with time, but occasionally other treatment, including physical therapy and surgery, may be required. Anti-inflammatory medications may be helpful in decreasing the pain and inflammation of the injury. ...Read more

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How can you treat a knee injury from soccer?

How can you treat a knee injury from soccer?

Determine the nature: You have to determine the specific type of injury that has occurred before anything else. If the injury was recent, try ice, elevation and rest. If it is long-standing, see an orthopedist. ...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 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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How to heal a pulled hamstring?

How to heal a pulled hamstring?

It depends: on whether the tear is at origin/insertion versus intra-muscular. Please see a professional who will do a thorough exam and possible diagnostic imaging. ...Read more

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How to treat a torn calf?

How to treat a torn calf?

See answer: All depend upon how severe is your tear, however the majority of the time can be treated conservatively with calf sleeve and some pt and modified weight-bearing. ...Read more

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What can I do to help a wrist injury heal?

What can I do to help a wrist injury heal?

Rest: You did not say what type of wrist injury but with any strain or fracture, rest and immobility helps it heal. You should have a cast or wrap to keep your wrist stable and avoid using that hand to lift anything heavy at all. ...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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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 can I do to get help for a rotator cuff injury?

What can I do to get help for a rotator cuff injury?

See shoulder surgeon: First step to treatment is correct diagnosis. Initial treatment is rest, stretching exercises to prevent stiffness, nsaids, ice. If no help, and symptoms persist more than 2-3 weeks, see a shoulder specialist. A history and physical exam is performed, and x-ray is done. If rotator cuff tear is suspected, additional imaging (mri or ultrasound) may be recommended. ...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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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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What best way to treat a tennis knee injury?

What best way to treat a tennis knee injury?

Observe: Observe for something serious. Tennis knee implies overuse, and therefore not a serious injury. Rest, ice, anti-inflammories, light compression wrap and see how it goes. If you develop swelling, worsening pain, skin discoloration, popping, sticking, or other joint instability in the next week, then you need to go see your doc for xrays and possible referral to an orthopedic specialist. ...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 can a doctor assess a knee injury?

How can  a doctor assess a knee injury?

Clinical exam.: An experienced orthopedic doctor can assess a knee injury pretty well, just with a clinical examination. Xrays are required to assess the skeleton, and your doctor may need an MRI, for specific findings. ...Read more

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