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What kind of doctor is it that deals with a sports/joint/tendon/muscle injury?

What kind of doctor is it that deals with a sports/joint/tendon/muscle injury?

Choice of physicians: Typically your primary care physican can treat a soft tissue injury. They however may refer you to a physcian who specializes in these areas. These physcians can include an orthopaedic surgeon, physiatrist or a sports medicine physician. ...Read more

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Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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What kind of doctor would deal with / tendon / joint / and muscle injuries?

What kind of doctor would deal with / tendon / joint / and muscle injuries?

Start wih primary: Care doctor. It would be good to consult your primary care doctor who may be in a better position to determine, whether you need to see a rheumatologist, orthopedist or a physical medicine/rehabilitation doctor. ...Read more

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What kind of specialist doctor I should see if I am suspecting an internal muscle injury?

What kind of specialist doctor I should see if I am suspecting an internal muscle injury?

Different kinds: The doctors that typically deal with muscle injuries would be orthopedists and physiatrists (specialists in physical medicine and rehabilitation). Sports medicine doctors would also be qualified to deal with this. ...Read more

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Doctors can you tell me when should ice or heat be used for joint or muscle/tendon pain?

Doctors can you tell me when should ice or heat be used for joint or muscle/tendon pain?

Ice for : Inflammation such as swelling in a joint, redness, bruising or sprain. Heat for muscle soreness spasm or strain. In general it is bad to put heat on a joint injury or contusion. If not sure use ice over heat. ...Read more

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What is the main difference between tendon injury, ligament injury and muscle injury?

What is the main difference between tendon injury, ligament injury and muscle injury?

Alot: While mechanisms of injury to these structures may be similar and in many cases treatment may be similar they are very distinct anatomically and in terms of function and healing potential. So it would be important to know the location, type and extent of injury. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is good for muscle injury prevention?

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is good for muscle injury prevention?

Stretching.: Stretching your muscles for 10-15 minutes prior to activity is helpful. Also, warm up slowly and gradually, to loosen up. ...Read more

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Had a hip muscle injury 6 months back, not yet cured. Suddenly I am hearing painless cracking and popping sounds in my joints, no swelling or redness.

Had a hip muscle injury 6 months back, not yet cured. Suddenly I am hearing painless cracking and popping sounds in my joints, no swelling or redness.

No worry if no pain: I typically don't worry about painless popping and cracking of joints, even if asymmetric. Painful popping does need a physician evaluation. ...Read more

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If a doctor gave me a boot for a muscle injury in front middle of ankle, how long would I likely be wearing it for? Thank you in advance!

^ 6 weeks: Most strains and sprains heal in about 6 weeks. Because of it's weight bearing responsibility, injuries to foot and ankle muscle or ligaments may take a few weeks longer. Good rehab program for strengthening would be a nice addition to your treatment regimen. ...Read more

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Do doctors know of any supplements that aid in soft tissue (tendons/muscles/ligaments) recovery from athletic injury ? Or that promote healthy ones?

Do doctors know of any supplements that aid in soft tissue (tendons/muscles/ligaments) recovery from athletic injury ? Or that promote healthy ones?

Many can help: I advise an anti-inflammatory diet: http://bit.Ly/1awxd11 important nutrients include vitamin c, b6, b12, magnesium, manganese ; zinc- see http://www.Terrytalksnutrition.Com/weekly-articles/2010/10-01/stay-connected-healthy-ligaments-and-tendons/ homeopathy can help (consider ruta grav). Some advise taking collagen. ...Read more

Tendon (Definition)

Tendons are made up of collagen and are the functional tissue that interfaces between muscles and bone. Muscles generate force that is transmitted through its tendon that inserts on a specific bone that is moved in the plane of the connecting joint made ...Read more


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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more