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How to rehabilitate a shoulder injury in football?

How to rehabilitate a shoulder injury in football?

Physical Therapy: There are of course many different types of injuries that can affect a shoulder. Appropriate evaluation by a trainer and/or orthopaedic surgeon will help direct treatment. Most injuries can be adequately treated with rehab and therapy. ...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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How to treat a neck injury from gymnastics?

How to treat a neck injury from gymnastics?

Depends, see Doctor : This depends on what kind of injury you have: muscle sprain/fracture/ligament injury etc. Management will depend on this and certainly depending on type of injury you should not engage in gymnastics for certain periods of time. Bottom line is if you are having significant pain or pain that is not going away, restricted neck motion, or any neurological complaints please be seen. ...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 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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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 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 is the best way to rehab a knee after a MCL injury ?

What is the best way to rehab a knee after a  MCL injury ?

Physical therapy.: You should be evaluated by a Physical Therapist or Athletic Trainer, for a program best suited to your knee injury. ...Read more

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What can I do to recover from a groin injury?

What can I do to recover from a groin injury?

Depends on extent of: Depends on extent of injuries, ice locally and avoid activities which are painful, and have it checked if pain is severe. ...Read more

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How must you treat a groin injury?

How must you treat a groin injury?

Rest and stretching: Acute injuries do well with rest, ice, and anti-inflammatory medication. After the acute injury, it is essential to stretch gently to regain the motion of your groin. A good exercise that does not stress the groin during recovery is stationary biking. ...Read more

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How to recover from a rotator cuff injury?

How to recover from a rotator cuff injury?

Rest and exercise: As long as it is not torn, a cuff sprain/strain resolves with rest for a couple of days with the use of anti inflammatory meds, followed by gradual exercises involving rotation of the shoulder (look up codmans exercises, which are pendulum exercises for the shoulder). Perform slowly, as pain resolves, can add light weights while performing them to strengthen rtc muscles. ...Read more

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What is the best way to rehab from a rotator cuff injury?

What is the best way to rehab from a rotator cuff injury?

Strengthening: Allow several days of relative rest after an injury, then gradually and progressively strengthen the muscles that form the rotator cuff. These muscles are those that turn your forearm in and out when your elbow is held in a fixed location. Elastic bands are very useful for this type of rehab. ...Read more

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How long would a rotator cuff injury take to heal?

How long would a rotator cuff injury take to heal?

6-12 wks if healable: Minor or partial rotator cuff tears are usually allowed to heal via nonoperative means initially. Physical therpay, appropriate rest, then strengthening or titrated to the needs of each patient and their particular cuff tear. I healing does not work by 6-12 weeks, the tear may well need surgical intervention. ...Read more

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What is the best way to rehab a hamstring injury?

What is the best way to rehab a hamstring injury?

Rest then exercise: First you need a period of rest to let it heal, followed by an exercise program to help strengthen the injured muscle. ...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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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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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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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 does a doctor tell a ligament injury from a cartilage injury?

How does a doctor  tell a ligament injury from a cartilage injury?

History and exam: Usually the history and exam will determine any laxity or cartilage findiings. Xray and MRI may be need. ...Read more

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How long will it take for a hip avulsion fracture and a hip strain to heal?

How long will it take for a hip avulsion fracture and a hip strain to heal?

Depends: It will depend on your general health, any chronic diseases, medications you are on, age, how much rest you can give the hip, the therapy you get or receive, and your state of general nutrition. Most thing like this, if treateed properly wlll heal in 4-6 weeks. It could be shorter or could be longer. See a reputable orthopedist, sports medicine doctor or physiatrist (rehab doctor) and get evalu. ...Read more

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How can I strengthen the ankle after a foot injury?

How can I strengthen the ankle after a foot injury?

Physical therapy.: See an Athletic Trainer or Physical Therapist, who will instruct you on the correct strengthening exercises. ...Read more

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How must you treat a groin injury?

Rest and stretching: Acute injuries do well with rest, ice, and anti-inflammatory medication. After the acute injury, it is essential to stretch gently to regain the motion of your groin. A good exercise that does not stress the groin during recovery is stationary biking. ...Read more

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Groin injury 4 months ago. Still hurts. Any ideas?

Groin injury 4 months ago.  Still hurts.  Any ideas?

Gentle strching: Plain strain of the adductor muscle(the ones to the inner side of your groing)should have subsided with gentle streching, ovc medications and heat application.If pain persist after 3 weeks yould see a physician for proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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How will I know when my groin injury has recovered and I can get back to soccer?

How will I know when my groin injury has recovered and I can get back to soccer?

Pain free resistance: Adequate rest for a groin injury is essential for recovery. Once you are pain free with groin stretching, then advance to resisted groin exercises. If you can do this pain free, i would return to light jogging and ensure that the adductors are rock solid before returning to explosive sports. There is nothing worse than resting a groin pull and then reinjuring it due to inadequate rehabilitation. ...Read more

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Can a groin injury add fat to the inner thighs? After having a groin injury I've noticed that I have more fat in that area

Can a groin injury add fat to the inner thighs? After having a groin injury I've noticed that I have more fat in that area

My hunch is that: you may be interpreting swollen tissue as fatty tissue? When trauma or injury occurs, inflammation develops. And one of the inflammatory processes is the production of fluid in and around the injured tissues. This extra fluid expands tissues; the tissue feels softer, more fleshy. While not exactly the same consistency as fat, it is similar. Allow to heal (don't over exert), have patience:) ...Read more

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What can I do to recover from a groin injury?

Depends on extent of: Depends on extent of injuries, ice locally and avoid activities which are painful, and have it checked if pain is severe. ...Read more

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What can I do for groin injury that is persistant?

Gentle strching: Plain strain of the adductor muscle(the ones to the inner side of your groing)should have subsided with gentle streching, ovc medications and heat application.If pain persist after 3 weeks yould see a physician for proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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Been rehabbing a groin injury for several months but still have pain. Suggestions?

Been rehabbing a groin injury for several months but still have pain.  Suggestions?

VIsit your doctor: Groin injuries can take up to 12 months to heal. However, you may have a hernia. The best way to diagnose a hernia is by physical exam, but they can be missed. Sometimes a 2nd exam or an exam by a different doctor may identify a hernia. For my patients with groin pain that do not have a hernia and are not improving after 6 months, i recommend an mri. ...Read more

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Doci , I have been suffering from a groin injury since last year, have been taking antinflammatory drugs but it seems they are not working out for me.

Doci , I have been suffering from a groin injury since last year, have been taking antinflammatory drugs but it seems they are not working out for me.

Further evaluation: Groin injuries can be difficult and often take several months for complete resolution but a year is a long time. This definitely warrants more intensive evaluation looking for more significant injuries. A sports hernia is a possible consideration depending on the exact location. Also possibly a partial tendon/ muscle tear. I would definitely recommend you see a a sports medicine physician. ...Read more

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What are the best treatments for a groin injury?

What are the best treatments for a groin injury?

Patience: Recovering from a muscle injury can take anywhere from 2-6 weeks depending on the severity. Ice, rest, and stretching will help recovery. Anti-inflammatory medication can help decrease pain and swelling. 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 more

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What should I do to take care of a groin injury from playing handball?

What should I do to take care of a groin injury from playing handball?

See your doctor: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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Can I play basketball with a groin injury?

Probably Not: A groin injury is usually the result of a strained adductor muscle. This muscle is used in sprints, jumps, cuts, and turns. A mild strain may not limit your ability to play basketball, but playing may increase the injury. More severe strains will limit your ability to run and jump. Treatment/activity level will vary with the of damage. Groin injuries should be evaluated for hernias. ...Read more

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Do the testicles shrivel up nonstop due to a groin injury?

Do the testicles shrivel up nonstop due to a groin injury?

Groin injury: You MAY be experiencing a tightening of your scrotum, actually the cremaster muscles around the testes. This can occur from sexual arousal, being cold, and possibly scar tissue. Please see your doc who will help you sort this out. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is it normal for severe bruising to occur 4 days after a groin injury?

Is it normal for severe bruising to occur 4 days after a groin injury?

Bruises: Bruises can get darker as they heal. They can turn yellow, darker purple but should resolve in 2-3 weeks. Avoid non-steroidal antiiflammatories like advil, ibuprofen, aspirin. ...Read more

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When I run, my penis seems to get buried into my body and it's extremely uncomfortable. It's affecting my daily life. I have a groin injury also?

When I run, my penis seems to get buried into my body and it's extremely uncomfortable. It's affecting my daily life. I have a groin injury also?

Shrinkage.: When not in use, the penis may shrink to extreme degrees, aka the "shower and grower phenomenon". If your discomfort is physical pain, consider a HealthTap personal consult. If your discomfort is psychological then consider you don't need to use your penis while running so it's OK for it to be buried. Pain from groin injury can cause shrinkage also. Use gentle stretching to rehab a groin strain. ...Read more

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Swelling and numbness in right leg during exercise following groin injury?

Swelling and numbness in right leg during exercise following groin injury?

Leg swelling: Leg swelling suggests venous insufficiency or blood clot in a vein. A vascular surgeon would be best to evaluate and advise you. A venous ultrasound of the leg would be ordered. If the problem is venous insufficiency, wearing a compression stocking of the leg may be recommended. ...Read more

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What is the best way to continue to rehab from a crushes pelvis! p/s accident sept 2012?

What is the best way to continue to rehab from a crushes pelvis! p/s accident sept 2012?

Follow Ur surg advis: Some pelvic fractures r simple and need no special care they range fron that 2 complex fx's that need surgery with a long rehab. The best advise is to ask ur treating ortho surg & follow hie/her advice. ...Read more

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How old do you have to be to go to a rehab center and how long to stay for pt after broken pelvis?

How old do you have to be to go to a rehab center and how long to stay for pt after broken pelvis?

See below: Some rehab hospitals have pediatric units but most do not. There is no particular age requirement. With regard to a broken pelvis, the answer to length of stay will depend on the extent of the injury to the pelvis, where the pelvis was fractured, if the person is able to bear weight on the legs as well as many other factors. I would expect at least one week and maybe up to 4 weeks in most cases. ...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


Groin (Definition)

The region or crease between ...Read more