A 42-year-old member asked:
why do we put so much emphasis on muscle rehabilitation, especially isometrics?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Stable joints...: Strong muscles lead to stong healthy joints; and isometrics is a great way to strenghten muscles while being joint 'friendly'. It's a win/win situation depending upon what one is trying to rehab; discuss the matter with your doc/physical therapist for more info. Cheers!
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Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
Cuz u need it: Early muscle activation after an injury or surgery has been shown to accelerate recovery. When we need to protect a repair then often isometrics can be done safely, while in time more motion will be appropriate with your workouts.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
How can stimulation help in muscle rehabilitation?
2 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Aaron Stupple answered
General Practice 9 years experience
Exercise substitute: Inactive muscle cells eventually die, and they can't be replaced. Neuromuscular electrical stimulation is designed to deliver small electrical stimulations to trigger skeletal muscles (as opposed to gut muscles) to contract without needing to physically perform exercise. Such treatments are only helpful in certain conditions, with more effectiveness at maintaining rather than building muscle mass.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
How do you rehab a torn lat muscle?
1 doctor answer • 5 doctors weighed in
Sports Medicine 26 years experience
Rest and PT: Torn muscles need rest, ice and some anti inflammatory medications to hasten recovery. Often, physical therapy will be important to hasten healing.
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Last updated Sep 15, 2013
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