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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
I recently sprained my MCL and i'm using rice to recover and the swelling has subsided. I am however experiencing lower calf pain. Is this normal?
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
Depends on RICE and : By use of nsaids for pain and swelling. Rice=rest, ice, compression and elevation of the extremity, to allow the acute symptoms to subside, for the first 3-5 days, then heat packs would probably help in relieving the symptoms. Pt for stretching & strengthening exercises would help. Nsaids would help relieve the pain & swelling. Crutches will help. See an orhopod if no improvement in 2-3 weeks. ...Read more
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