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A 30-year-old female asked:

what are recommendations for pulled/torn muscles on waist/back area? what exercises to help heal them or is surgery necessary?

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Dr. Steven Charlap
Holistic Medicine 37 years experience
Depends: Unless you have a complete tear, physical therapy can usually help the muscle heal and restore full function. The physical therapist can also give you specific exercises to do at home. Surgery is usually not necessary but an orthopedic or physiatrist doctor should determine what is best for you.

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A 18-year-old female asked:

How can I strengthen my muscle after a broken malleolus and torn peraunous to go back to playing soccer 5 months after surgery?

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Dr. David Trettin
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Theraband : Your doctor can refer u to a physical therapist who can instruct u on a home program to strengthen your ankle muscles w/ theraband( including your peroneal tendons ).The therapist can also help u with proprioceptive( balance) exercises and sport- specific drills. Best of luck!

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