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Calf Sprain Strain
-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
Stretch or tear: A sprain is a stretch or tear of a ligament that gives stability to a joint and a strain is a stretch or tear of a muscle/tendon unit, muscle or tendon (a tendon is a fibrous cord of tissue that connects a muscle to a bone) which in most instances causes motion at a joint. ...Read more
I have sprained or strained an old injury to the inside back of the leg that starts behind and above the knee and goes up the leg what do I do for it?
Examination findings: You may need to be seen by a musculoskeletal specialist (orthopaedic surgeon). A collection of blood (hematoma) often seen on MRI or ultrasound leads to a diagnosis of a significant gastrocnemius tear, whereas a sprain would likely only be locally painful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pain in left calf. Been to emergency twice. Both say sprained muscle. Done nothing to cause it. No swelling or clot signs. Dr won't scan. I'm worried.
2nd opinion: If you have not had a Doppler ultrasound to rule out a clot, you may want to go for second opinion. The exam for a blood clot is only 50 percent sensitive, meaning that exam findings can be misleading. You could very well not have one, but in a person with no injury and calf pain it should be done on almost all patients in my opinion. ...Read more
Calf strain means-: -injury 2 the muscle in the back side of the lower leg. 1st degree=stiff, sore &pain with push off in walking, but loosens up as U warm up. clears in a few days. 2nd degree , tearing of some muscle fibers . swelling = =/- bruising. very painful 2 walk & no improvement with warming up. 3rd degree massive tearing, hematoma, tight compartment, & needs immediate ortho care. ...Read more
Depends: It depends on how severe. but an average would be 2-4 weeks ...Read more
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
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