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Best Exercises Regain Muscle After Cast
Therapy: Ask your doctor how much you are allowed to do immediately after a cast is removed - bone may still be healing. Start with range of motion/stretching exercises. As you start regaining your normal motion, you then can start specific strengthening. As you use your limb more, the muscle strength/bulk will return over time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more
Exercises: Resistant exercises to all the forearm muscles. ...Read more
ATROPHY: Muscles shrink during periods of immobilization. However, tendons and ligaments are allowed to heal. A slow and controlled rehabilitation period should be used to initiate movement into the joints and resume use of the soft tissues after a longer period of immobilization. The muscle strength and size usually will return quickly after normal use has resumed. ...Read more
What's the expert opinion, could the muscles be weak after only 3 weeks in a cylindrical leg cast?
No.: No, the muscles will return to normal size as you begin to use your arm and hand again. ...Read more
Will a orthopedic use a cast/boot for pulled/torn muscles in ankle that won't heal? It's been 4 months! have appt just wondering what outcome might be
I broke my wrist 4 weeks ago and they removed the cast but my muscles in my hands are still stiff and really painful. Help?
Torn muscles in front middle of ankle for 4 months... What will an ortho recommend to help heal? Boot/cast? I need to keep it from reinjuring.
Rest....: First off, there are no muscles in the front of your ankle. You have many tendons that cross the joint into your foot. They could be injured. If they were torn, would be in a lot more pain and could not walk well. The first thing they would do is use rest, ice, NSAIDS. A CAM boot would be a great choice for 3-4 weeks. ...Read more
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