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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?

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

Dr. Peter Ihle
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Sprains And Strains (Definition)

-R used interchangeably. They refer 2 injuries 2 mucles & ligaments. 3 degrees: 1=tweaked or hurts but no harm no foul, 2=damage 2 the structure with some bleeding & prolonged pain,but with ice, time , rest,& activity modification they heal over a few weeks,3=a complete disruption such as an ACL tear. If this happens in a muscle body, there's no repair available, painful, ...Read more


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Somehow while walking I think I sprained my left leg near upper thigh hurts to put pressure on it. Any advice for treatment? Rest for a day?

Somehow while walking I think I sprained my left leg near upper thigh hurts to put pressure on it.  Any advice for treatment? Rest for a day?

Yes, rest a couple: of days. It's important to apply an ice pack for 15 minutes every 4 hours to relieve the swelling. Some Ibuprofen may help if you re not allergic. And see your doc if not better. ...Read more

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I am a triathlete, pulled a calf mussle about a month ago, started running again it still tighns up. No long runs best treatment?

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

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I have a deep muscle bruise in my calf. What is the best treatment?

I have a deep muscle bruise in my calf. What is the best treatment?

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

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I have a deep muscle bruise in my calf. What is the best treatment to relieve pain and stiffness?

I have a deep muscle bruise in my calf. What is the best treatment to relieve pain and stiffness?

Muscle bruise Rx: Heat and gentle stretching exercises. When you are pain free, you can start strengthening and slowly return to you normal sports activities. Also otc ibuprophen or Naproxen - assuing you can safely take nsaids. ...Read more

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What would the best treatment be for a suspected sprained thumb?

What would the best treatment be for a suspected sprained thumb?

Be seen: If you had sufficient mechanism of injury and pain and swelling in the thumb, you may want to be seen just to make sure you have not broken anything. That being said, rest, ice, compression and elevation (rice) is the standard recommendation for acute soft tissue injuries. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a sprain with ankle swelling?

What is the best treatment for a sprain with ankle swelling?

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 more

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What's the best treatment for a mild knee sprain and slight inflammation on the inner side?

What's the best treatment for a mild knee sprain and slight inflammation on the inner side?

Treatment:: Ice for 20 minutes, three to four times per day. You could wear a hinged knee brace for support. Only use crutches if you really need to. Take an over the counter anti-inflammatory if you can. ...Read more

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Is the best treatment for an ankle sprain bed rest?

Is the best treatment for an ankle sprain bed rest?

RICE: Best is rice method which is rest, ice, compression and elevation. Nsaids would be helpful. I would also get it checked to make sure no fracture or ligament damage. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with a sprain in the ligaments around my tarsal bones, what is the best treatment?

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 more

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Dr. Payam Rafat
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Sprain (Definition)

A sprain is a medical term that describes an injury to soft tissue structures in the area. Common examples are a lumbar sprain, in which you might injure muscles in your back; or an ankle sprain in which you could injure ligaments about the ankle. Sprains can be from mild to severe, and so ...Read more