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Best Treatment For Calf Sprain
A sprained tendon in the back of leg, how does it heal, and how long does it take to heal, also what exercise and treatment can be used?
Tendonitis: Tendons can take even longer than bones to heal, due to low blood supply. Typically up to 6 weeks.Initially rest ice and support wrap. Followed by gentle therapy which can include heat ultrasound and range of motion. ...Read more
I am a triathlete, pulled a calf mussle about a month ago, started running again it still tighns up. No long runs best treatment?
It can take a while: I pulled my calf muscle last year. It took about 2 months before i was able to begin running again. I took quite a bit of time building back up as well. I started slowly incorporating running and walking with frequent stretching. I tried too early the first time. The calf felt fine after about 2 weeks, but the first time i pushed off it hurt again. You may want to see an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
Cold followed by hea: In the acute phase, right after the bruise, you should put cold compress on the area, intermittently for about four hours to lessen the bleeding and swelling. After the first day you should put hot/warm compresses to increase blood flow and resolve the injury. Do not take Aspirin or related medications in the acute phase. ...Read more
Do these: Rest, icing, elastic ankle bracing keeping off of it and over-the-counter pain relievers may provide some relief. If it is not showing further improvement, get it checked out by a podiatrist or orthopedist. You may have injured or irritated more than your ankle. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was diagnosed with a sprain in the ligaments around my tarsal bones, what is the best treatment?
It depends: Most mid foot sprains can be treated with ri ce, rest/ice/compression/elevation, as previously recommended. I do want you to be aware that there is a much more significant injury that can occur referred to as a lis franc sprain. This would be felt more on the medial (inner) aspect of the mid foot. It requires more intensive treatment ; at a minimum immobilization and in some cases surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My knee was diagnosis a sprain after fall. rice treatment and prednisone that i had to stop taking now have knots on outer thigh. what is the best treatment?
See details: Ask the doctor who examined the knee in person. One cannot give a specific answer without being able to examine the knee. ...Read more
RICE: Rest it, ice it (bag of frozen veggies works in a pinch), compress it in an ace wrap or brace, elevate it as much as possible and take Ibuprofen or alleve to decrease the pain and swelling. If you cannot put any weight on it at all you should see your doctor. You may need crutches or further evaluation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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