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What is the best self administered treatment for a minor knee injury?

What is the best self administered treatment for a minor knee injury?

RICE: R - rest, until the injury heals. I - ice, for about 20 minutes at a time, applied directly to the injured area, for as long as there is pain or swelling. C - compression, use of an elastic ace bandage or neoprene knee sleeve that may be purchased from the local pharmacy. E - elevation, keep the injured knee above the level of the heart. Medications such as Ibuprofen or Naproxen may also help. ...Read more

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Self Harm (Definition)

In brief, it is the action or inaction (failure to take action) that intentionally seeks to cause damage to oneself. Can range from mild physical harm, i.e. Scratching, to the extreme of causing death. An example of inaction would be not taking one's Insulin resulting in ...Read more


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Is hyperbaric oxygen therapy an effective treatment for chronic brain injury?

Is hyperbaric oxygen therapy an effective treatment for chronic brain injury?

Research underway: Here are a constelation of studies: http://www.Medicalgasresearch.Com/content/1/1/21. Most studies have been done with severe traumatic brain injury patients. I believe that the jury is still out. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for repetitive strain injury?

What is the treatment for repetitive strain injury?

Rest: Depends on type and location of the injury. Rest, ice and antiinflammatories can help see a specialists that treats your problems if your injury persists. Dr l. ...Read more

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Consequences and treatment for chronic spinal cord injury?

Consequences and treatment for chronic spinal cord injury?

Limited: Treatment options are relatively limited, and many remain experimental. Complications abound and include things that immobility predisposes one to--blood clots, skin breakdown, contractures, etc. Bowel and bladder control also present problems, too--catheterizations, urinary infections, etc. Many other problems can occur--pain, deformities, etc. ...Read more

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What's a good self treatment for an inflamed rotator cuff?

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What's a good self treatment for an inflamed rotator cuff?

Rest: 3 things to consider: rest, motion, position. 1) you want to rest the rotator cuff and allow it to calm down (limit overhead activities), 2) keep the range of motion with gentle stretching against a wall, on a tabletop, or in bed, 3) strengthen the shoulder blade muscles so that your posture and shoulder position is not constantly inflamming the rotator cuff. ...Read more

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How can a physician diagnosis mild traumatic brain injury?

How can  a physician diagnosis mild traumatic brain injury?

See your doctor: This non precise diagnosis requires a physical exam, medical history, and possibly imaging such as ct or MRI of the brain. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for traumatic elbow dislocation?

What is the treatment for traumatic elbow dislocation?

Reduction: You need to be seen emergently and have the elbow relocated or reduced. Anesthesia/sedation is generally required to relax the muscles to allow for the joint to be reduced. You may require a period of immobilization. ...Read more

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How is repetitive motion injuries treated?

How is repetitive motion injuries treated?

Avoidance: Avoiding what caused is the single biggest help. ...Read more

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How is a treat repetitive strain injury treated?

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How is a treat repetitive strain injury treated?

Rest: If it's a repetitive strain, rest is the key. ...Read more

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Is there any medical treatment for repetitive motion injury?

Is there any medical treatment for repetitive motion injury?

Repetitive pains: Tendons and their insertions to bone are most often aggravated by continuing use beyond muscle stength, so all 3 areas can be a pain generator. Treatments include ice block massage, resting to pace activities, splinting to limit tendon excursion and job rotation. Also anti inflammatories, skeletal muscle relaxants may help as well. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for rotator cuff injury?

What is the treatment for rotator cuff injury?

Non-op 1st: The first line treatments of a cuff injury is non-operative with rest, tylenol, (acetaminophen) nsaid's, physical therapy, and possible cortisone injections. If these measures don't provide relief, surgery can be considered. If the tendon is torn, it is repaired. A repair can be performed either through a traditional open incision, a mini-open approach, or arthroscopically (through very small incisions). ...Read more

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How can physical therapy ultrasound benefit an injury?

How can physical therapy ultrasound benefit an injury?

Increase temperature: Ultrasonic rays increase the local temperature of the area where it is applied. It's well known that heat is antiinflamatory. The acronym that may be used for this is "prish" for pain, redness, immobility (loss of function), swelling and heat. ...Read more

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Can muscle activation therapy (mat) help treat a tailbone injury?

Can muscle activation therapy (mat) help treat a tailbone injury?

Neuromuscular stimul: Tens is helpful & beneficial in many musculoskeletal anomalies with few to no detrimental effects. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for hand tendon injury?

What is the treatment for hand tendon injury?

A HAND tendon may: Require surgery, splinting or observation depending upon the location, the percentage of injury and the preconditions prior to the injury. However a prompt assesment by a hand surgeon or a comparably trained health care provider is needed to determine the proper course of action. Hand surgeons are well versed in these decisions http://getahanddoc.Blogspot.Com/. ...Read more

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What are the types of exercises done for medial collateral ligament sprain? Can it heal with physical therapy alone?

What are the types of exercises done for medial collateral ligament sprain? Can it heal with physical therapy alone?

Mainly quad work: The medial collateral ligament is not directly treated by exercise. Such sprains need time, rest, ice/heat, and pain free exercise. Abnormal body mechanics need to be addressed. However, any knee injury benefits from directed physical therapy to strengthen the muscles around the knee, especially the quadriceps. Many mcl (and even acl) injuries can be safely and confidently managed with pt. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for knee injuries involving a torn mcl?

What's the best treatment for knee injuries involving a torn mcl?

Rest, brace : About 90% of mcl injuries heal with time and rest with use of a brace for grade 2 or grade 3 in severity. Many athletes especially return to sports more quickly with a quality rehab program. ...Read more

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What is shoulder bursitis treatment / recovery time?

What is shoulder bursitis treatment / recovery time?

Impingement: Bursitis/outlet impingement treatment includes modification of activities that produce pain, nsaids, maintenance of shoulder range of motion. Once pain improves (1-2 weeks typically), exercises to strengthen the rotator cuff are initiated. Occasionally, a cortisone injection into the bursa may be helpful. ...Read more

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Any outpatient option for a self injury support group?

Any outpatient option for a self injury support group?

Probably not: I could not find any references online to currently active groups. One site said that they had suspended their groups. I think the problem is that it is hard to make sure that a group doesn't make things worse. ...Read more

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Will shoulder manipulation worsen the initial injury?

Will shoulder manipulation worsen the  initial injury?

Rearly,but it could: All depend what was the initial injury.It could rearly happen that is why is done carefully and after the manipulation intraartcular injections of corticosteroid=anesthetic are given and program of pt is prescribed. ...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