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Doctor insights on: Best Way To Heal A Pulled Hamstring

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How to heal a pulled hamstring?

How to heal a pulled hamstring?

It depends: on whether the tear is at origin/insertion versus intra-muscular. Please see a professional who will do a thorough exam and possible diagnostic imaging. ...Read more

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What's the best way to heal a popped ligament, due to a dislocated/fractured ankle?

What's the best way to heal a popped ligament, due to a dislocated/fractured ankle?

Immobilization: Immobilization is key to holding the ankle joint in the proper position. Whether you had surgery or not for the ankle injury, this can be done during the healing process with casting or bracing. Long term, you would want to continue additional support items and during the rehabilitation with physical therapy strengthen the surrounding musculature. ...Read more

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What's the best way to heal a pulled muscle from rock climbing?

What's the best way to heal a pulled muscle from rock climbing?

NSAIDS, ice, heat...: Pain can be relieved with over-the-counter medications like advil or aleve (naproxen). Follow directions on label. Ice for about 45 minutes, 3-4 times a day, for inflammation and swelling, never apply ice to the skin, always over a towel or clothing. Follow this by heat for about 20-25 minutes to help soothe and relax tight muscles. Walking, gentle range of motion and stretching exercises. ...Read more

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What is the quickest way to heal a moderate hamstring injury?

What is the quickest way to heal a moderate hamstring injury?

For a new/recent : Injury start rice (rest, ice, compression with a wrap, & elevation) to rest the affected area. Nsaids, eg, Ibuprofen can help pain & swelling. Gentle massage/stretching exercises within limits of discomfort, then gradually increase frequency and range of motion of the hip and knee joints. Heat after 3-5 days helps. Pain meds (creams), eg bengay (or others) can be helpful. Increase activity slowly. ...Read more

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Best way to quickly heal torn muscles?

Best way to quickly heal torn muscles?

Depends on which: Muscle and how torn (complete verse partial). The quickest way is surgery, but that is not always appropriate. We would need more info to decide whether immobilization, bracing, waiting or surgery would be appropriate. A partial tear of a calf verse a complete tear of a bicep, worlds apart in treatment. ...Read more

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What is the best way to rehab a hamstring injury?

What is the best way to rehab a hamstring injury?

Rest then exercise: First you need a period of rest to let it heal, followed by an exercise program to help strengthen the injured muscle. ...Read more

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What is the best way to help a mid-fractured humerus heal?

What is the best way to help a mid-fractured humerus heal?

Stabilization: I hope you have seen a physician for this and i assume he has told you what to do. Most humeral fracture that are proximal if not displaced may be immobilized for 2 weeks then if the fracture is stable then begin therapy. If any fracture is angulated or unstable surgery would be necessay. ...Read more

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What is the best way to heal an lcl strain quickly?

What is the best way to heal an lcl strain quickly?

Rest: An lcl tear is a serious injury. If the lcl is completely torn, there is no good way to restore its function without surgery. If it is partially torn, there is no good way to speed up healing. So the best recommendation is to see a good sports medicine orthopedic surgeon to correctly diagnose the injury and act appropriately! ...Read more

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Is there a way to quickly heal my Achilles tendonitis?

Is there a way to quickly heal my Achilles tendonitis?

Achilles Tendonitis: Achilles tendinitis which is stretching the tendon where it inserts on the heel. Try wearing a heel lift in your shoe or a slight heel to relax the tendon from its insertion. Ice, rest, topical irritants like icy hot or bengay can help too. If it doesn't get better visit your local podiatrist for further evaluation and treatment. Possible need to ankle brace, walking boot or physical therapy. ...Read more

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Whats the best way to heal a minor back injury? Heat?

Whats the best way to heal a minor back injury? Heat?

See below: Rest, ice (within the first 48 hours), Ibuprofen for pain and swelling, then heat after 48 hours), gentle massage and pt if needed. ...Read more

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How to heal a pulled groin muscle?

How to heal a pulled groin muscle?

Slow activity: Heat the area (such as bath, heating pad, jacuzzi), slow stretching and light exercises, gradually increase activities, rest when it becomes uncomfortable, and use anti-inflammatory medication (such as ibuprofen, motrin, advil, aleve). It can take several days or longer to heal, depending on the degree of injury. ...Read more

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Best way to heal a tear after birth?

Best way to heal a tear after birth?

Time and hygiene: Stay as clean as possible to maximize healing. ...Read more

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What is the best way to quickly heal a fractured toe?

What is the best way to quickly heal a fractured toe?

Takes time: A fractured bone takes 6-8 weeks to heal. You can make sure it heals properly by splinting the broken toe to the next one. You should also get an x-ray of your foot to make sure the fracture is in good position. ...Read more

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What is the best way to heal shoulder muscle tear besides getting a surgery?

What is the best way to heal shoulder muscle tear besides getting a surgery?

Depends: Understanding which tendon is torn and how much can better answer your question. The rotator cuff has five distinct layers and if it is torn top to bottom (full thickness), this will not heal and will progress over time. If speaking of a tear of the long head of the bicep, this does not typically require surgery and results most frequently in a "popeye" cosmetic deformity. ...Read more

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What's the best way to recover from a shoulder dislocation?

What's the best way to recover from a shoulder dislocation?

A sling.: A sling may be used for a few days, for comfort. You will most likely require physical therapy, but , in some cases, at the age of 44, surgical stabilization may be required. See an orthopedic shoulder specialist, for the best course of treatment. ...Read more

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What best way to treat a tennis knee injury?

What best way to treat a tennis knee injury?

Observe: Observe for something serious. Tennis knee implies overuse, and therefore not a serious injury. Rest, ice, anti-inflammories, light compression wrap and see how it goes. If you develop swelling, worsening pain, skin discoloration, popping, sticking, or other joint instability in the next week, then you need to go see your doc for xrays and possible referral to an orthopedic specialist. ...Read more

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What is the best way to recover from a torn plantar fascia?

It depends: How severe the plantar fascia rupture is will dictate what treatment might be necessary. In smaller tears, rest, ice, elevation, oral antiinflammatories can be enough. The pain and disability can be severe, and might require a period of nonweightbearing using crutches or a cam walker. Talk to your doctor as to what course is best for you. Good luck. ...Read more

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