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Doctor insights on: Best Exercises Regain Muscle After Cast

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What can I do to start regaining muscle right after my cast is removed?

What can I do to start regaining muscle right after my cast is removed?

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 more

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Muscle (Definition)

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


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How do you over come muscle atrophy when you are wearing a cast?

Can't: I don't think you can. This is known as disuse atrophy because you are not able to use it. As soon as that cast comes off you have to get to work to build the muscle back up. ...Read more

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What happenes to your muscles and tendons if your in a cast or brace to long?

What happenes to your muscles and tendons if your in a cast or brace to long?

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

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What's the expert opinion, could the muscles be weak after only 3 weeks in a cylindrical leg cast?

What's the expert opinion, could the muscles be weak after only 3 weeks in a cylindrical leg cast?

Yes: Yes, believe it or not, muscles can rapidly become weak after even brief periods of immobilization. Work hard on your rehab, though, and you should be able to restore those weak muscles. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is muscle atrophy in the hand and forearm after a cast permanent?

Is muscle atrophy in the hand and forearm after a cast permanent?

No.: No, the muscles will return to normal size as you begin to use your arm and hand again. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Therapy: Depending upon your fracture, and how it is healed, pt and ot may be started to regain motion, and get rid of swelling etc.It is not unusual to have stiffness and even some pain for a week or so, after casts have come off. ...Read more

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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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Cast (Definition)

Children's bones will usually heal and remodel themselves, if they are kept in the correct position. Immobilization casts are one effective way to do this, while also protecting ...Read more