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Should I do calf raises to help recover from my Achilles injury?

Should I do calf raises to help recover from my Achilles injury?

Yes helps Achilles: Stand on the edge of a step and lower the heels down slowly, both at the same time. Place the emphasis on the downward phase. Reverse the movement and rise up onto your tip toes. You can adjust the pressure on the injured leg by taking most of your weight on the good leg. Repeat this exercise as many times as is comfortable.Do not over-do it, apply cold therapy to achilles after exercise. ...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 to do if I cannot recover from hamstring and quad injuries! how can I help my muscles recover?

What to do if I cannot recover from hamstring and quad injuries! how can I help my muscles recover?

Rest: The first thing to do is rest. Stay hydrated, stretch, and take anti-inflammatories. If your issues still persist see your doctor ...Read more

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What should I do to recover from a sprained knee?

What should I do to recover from a sprained knee?

Degree dictates plan: A "sprained knee" is not specific enough a diagnosis your recovery pathway. A detailed determination of the actual structures injured and whether the sprain is mild, moderate, or severe will provide adequate information to prescribe a correct treatment algorithm in your case. ...Read more

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I am suffering from knee ligament ACL injury I need to know the best exercise to recover from it

I am suffering from knee ligament ACL injury I need to know the best exercise to recover from it

Acl recovery: simplistic answer is PT. You need to regain full range of motion and strengthen quadriceps and hamstrings. There are many different exercises to do this but many may not be appropriate for you. Physical therapy directed rehab is a must in the beginning ...Read more

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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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I have a sore Achilles tendon from running. Do I risk serious injury if I keep running? Is rest the best treatment? For how long?

I have a sore Achilles tendon from running. Do I risk serious injury if I keep running?  Is rest the best treatment?  For how long?

Yes: If at is hurting rest it. Listen to you body when having pain. However, don't listen to your Achilles when not hurting. Meaning, when returning to running go gradually: do rest, tylenol, (acetaminophen) masssage, may be pt then do graudal return to activity-> walk, then faster walk, short jogging (on grass, threadmill), then run and advance distant and intensity carefully.. Do proper warm up, streach, & rest. ...Read more

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What can I do about an Achilles tendon injury from running?

What can I do about an Achilles tendon injury from  running?

Rest: This can be very serious and a precursor to rupturing the tendon. You should rest, ice and take time off. If there is any swelling or bruising, or inability to walk, you need to see a dr. ...Read more

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What do I do after being diagnosed with an Achilles tendon rupture to my rt leg following a sporting injury?

What do I do after being diagnosed with an Achilles tendon rupture to my rt leg following a sporting injury?

Get treat. options: Achilles ruptures can be treated either operatively or non-operatively. The important points cannot be covered entirely here. See an orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeon in your area: www.Orthodoc.Aaos.Org/footankle. ...Read more

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What to do if i injured my knee doing a hill run, recovery advice?

What to do if i injured my knee doing a hill run, recovery advice?

See details: Rest, ice and nsaids if needed. If the pain persists get an orthopedic opinion. ...Read more

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What kind of exercises can I do while recuperating from a torn ACL that can help stabilize my knee?

What kind of exercises can I do while recuperating from a torn ACL that can help stabilize my knee?

Closed chain : Closed chain exercises are the best for your knee after an ACL reconstruction. Are you seeing a therapist? You should be, and they can show you closed chain exercises. Closed chain exercises include lunges and squats. The feet are on the ground and not moving, the exercises involve multiple joints, and the forces are compressive across the joint, which is better for a healing ACL reconstruction. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat a back injury from playing tennis?

What can I do to treat a back injury from playing tennis?

Depends on the pain: It depends on how severe the pain is and it's duration. If it is just an ache and short lived and does not stop you, it is ok. You can use heat &/or ice as well as otc medication if no contraindications. Otherwise, try cross training if only doing one type of aerobic exercise and incorporate stretchiing and core muscular workouts as well. If persists, then seek evaluation ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent knee pain from playing volleyball?

What can I do to prevent knee pain from playing volleyball?

Prevention: The best thing to do is stay in good shape by cross training and learn to jump and land without putting undo stress on your knee. ...Read more

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I have trouble walking from a sprained and fractured ankle. What can I do to speed up the rehabilitation?

I have trouble walking from a sprained and fractured ankle. What can I do to speed up the rehabilitation?

Listen to your body.: If this is a recent injury, you need to be immobilized either in a cast or walking boot. Once the fracture has healed on xray or is stable. Your doctor could order physical therapy. In order to speed up healing: rest, elevate, ice, ace wrap, and immobilization. The fact that it hurts means stop walking! check with your doctor to make sure the fracture is healing properly. ...Read more

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What exercises can I do to strengthen my ankle after a sprain?

What exercises can I do to strengthen my ankle after a sprain?

Proprioceptive train: Therabands work well to work on strengthening. Balance boards/bosu balls, etc. Are great for proprioceptive training. ...Read more

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I resprained my Achilles tendon, what can I do to strengthen it again?

I resprained my Achilles tendon, what can I do to strengthen it again?

First: Give it time to heal. Then discuss specific exercise to strengthen that particular injury and he/she may send you for physical therapy. ...Read more

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What supplements should I take to help me recover quickly from a knee injury?

What supplements should I take to help me recover quickly from a knee injury?

None: Unfortuneately, no supplements have been shown to speed healing. Many of them claim to help, but there is no science behind the claim. While we know the benefits of proper and balanced nutrition, this plus proper rehabilitation are the best things you can do to heal as quickly as possible. ...Read more

Achilles Tendon (Definition)

Your achilles tendon attaches from your calf muscle to the ...Read more