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A 47-year-old member asked:

how long does pain last after a leg cramp?

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Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery 42 years experience
About a day.: The pain should ease up in about one day. You could apply ice to the muscle for 20 minutes and take an anti-inflammatory medication to help.

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Is it advisable to immobilize my leg after pulling my hamstring if the pain is not severe?

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No: Try to massage the hamstring with a roller and stretch the muscle gently as much as possible.
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My daughter just came back from haiti..She has a 1" radius of redness with a black center? Is this a spider bite? She is having pain with it.

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Could be : She needs to be seen and have that evaluated. Black center means a necrotic center and may need to be debrided. Make an appointment.
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My 11 year old son cut his shin open on a piece of metal, does not need stitches, we can't remember when his last tetnus shot was, what are symptoms to look for ? Thank you.

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Dr. Kamel Sadek
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Things to consider. : Your son is 11 years of age and he is due to have a tetanus booster at this age. As for the shin cut, hopefully it was cleaned with hydrogen peroxide and treated with an antibiotic ointment. The best thing to do is to schedule an appointment with his pediatrician or family physician to get his shot and check on his cut.
A 35-year-old member asked:

How long does the pain usually last after a leg cramp?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Martin Tamler
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 33 years experience
Timespan: It should not last more than 24 hours if it was a realy bad cramp. Massage and stretching abreviate the duration.

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