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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What do I do after being diagnosed with an Achilles tendon rupture to my rt leg following a sporting injury?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My left achillies tendon is painful to walk on after a dog ran into back of leg what can i do to ease it and make walking painfree ?
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
Would it be ok to stretch my hamstrings and quads on my leg which suffered a grade I mcl sprain about 5 weeks ago?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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