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Hamstring Injuries Recovery Time
Suggestions: Hs strains can be tricky to overcome. To keep your overall fitness during recovery then consider upper body core circuit training. Depending on your stage of recovery you also may be able to walk, swim, bike (low resistance). In relation to your lower body gradually return to activity... Control pain regain motion/ strength/ and endurance over time. If pain persists consult an orthopedic physician. ...Read more
What is the recovery time for ACL reconstruction using hamstring, plus MCL repair plus lateral meniscus repair plus impact fracture of tibial plateau?
Difficult to say: You describe a fairly significant knee operation and set of injuries. It's hard to say without examining you and reviewing your studies. Your orthopedic surgeon is in the best position to answer this question. It's safe to say that your recovery will last for several months with a lot of physical therapy. ...Read more
Rest the leg, Avoid:
Putting weight on the leg as best you can. Ice your leg to reduce pain and swelling. Do it for 20-30 minutes every three to four hours for two to three days, or until the pain is gone. Compress your leg by using ace bandage.
Elevate your leg on a pillow when you're sitting or lying down.
Take anti-inflammatory painkillers. Non-steroidal, practice stretching and strengthening exercises ...Read more
What is usually the healing time for a pulled hamstring! It seems like many sports players get this injury? Thanks andy
6 wks: Hamstring injuries are common in athletes because they are long tendons that cross both the hip and knee joint. Usually'tear' at musculotendinous junction. (at upper thigh towards buttocks).Take a good 6 wks. To heal and if u try to come back too soon they are prone to reinjury! Good luck! ...Read more
44 years old and recently had a padella bone dislocation (leg). Minimum time it takes for recovery?
How much time take respiratory recovery in Gillian-Bere syndrome. My baby is on ventilator machine from 7 days and patialay recover leg weakness..
Mgt: It is an encouraging sign that the leg muscle strength is returning. The respiratory muscles will typically gain strength also and allow your child's physicians to wean her gradually from the vent. ...Read more
What is the typical recovery time for a rt leg meniscal repair (partial meniscectomy) and MCL reconstruction. How long in 0 brace & how long to drive?
Varies: When a ligament is reconstructed, the rehab time is longer because the repair needs to be protected. Rehab time depends on your age and level of fitness prior to surgery, and also on your surgeon and the type of reconstruction. I would say no driving for at least 6 weeks. Early rom in a brace is generally encouraged. ...Read more
I had a spinal tap three days ago. I developed a spinal headache, a numb right leg, & a knot at the puncture site. What kind of a recovery time am I looking at?
Eternal: Go back and have the hole in your dura sealed back up with a blood patch! You're leaking spinal fluid where you had the lumbar puncture and it won't heal itself. The fastest way to take care of it is to have blood drawn, repeat the spinal tap, and inject those platelets into the canal to seal up the puncture where you're leaking. Your headache will be gone very soon thereafter. ...Read more
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Been n pain for 12mnths w/pubis shearing & low back pain. Pubis shearing has been corrected almost 2wks but my leg muscles still hurt. Recovery time?
Stretch/Strengthen: If stretching and strengthening the muscles in the area do not resolve the pain, you could consider a cortisone injection to reduce the inflammation. Newer techniques with stem cell therapies have shown great success in resolving chronic tears in those muscles/ligaments as well. Check out Regenexx. Com ...Read more
Lower back pain. Passed straight leg raise test. No pain at legs. Painful to the touch along spine when pressed, sit, stand, walk. Recovery time?
Depends: Unclear pathology. You need to be examined by the doctor. Could be strain, herniated disk, among other causes. ...Read more
Had a surgical repair to my right leg due to a fracture to my tibia and fibula, many screws, 6" plate. What does recovery look like over time?
6 + weeks: A simple fracture may heal as early as 6 weeks, but more complex fractures of the leg may take many months to heal. Your orthopedic surgeon will take xrays to evaluate healing and is the best person to tell you how long it might take. Typically you are non weight bearing during the early phases of healing. ...Read more
I have a 2 cm fracture of my knee. Where the knee meets the tibia. The fracture is on the tibial plateau. Recovery time typically how long? Is Casting typical? Been on bed rest with a knee immobilizer. When will I be able to not prop my leg up for circula
It depends: Many tibial plateau fractures can be treated non operatively. Casting is not typical but often times a brace is used. Surgery is often needed for depressed and displaced tibial plateau fractures. Usually both a CT scan and x-rays are both needed to fully evaluate the fracture pattern. ...Read more
I have this injury of my sole of my leg that does not want to heal for like 10 years now, at a time the skin will be hard to touch?
Left hip pain at night and after sitting down after work. Pain in hip and shoots down leg at times. Worse at night in bed. No injury as far as I know.
Left hip pain: May be scaitica. Sitting is stress on spine. Consider ergonomic chair with lumbar support. At work change position (i.e. get up for a moment every 45 minutes to an hour) to shake out, Consider a trial of NSAIDS (motrin/alelve) and muscle relaxant (if not allergic). Rarely may also be related to ovaries/ colon, retroperitoneal issue so may consider ultrasound or CT abdomen. F/u w/ doc ...Read more
My right leg feels like a bit of a nerve pain rather than a injury pain. Each time I move my leg in a certain way, I feel pain and weak in the area.
Get checked: If you feel pain AND weakness, then you may have nerve injury. Based on the information you provided, I can't be more specific regarding why you have this, what it means & what can you do about it. I recommend you see a clinician for a diagnosis & treatment plan. Hope that helps. ...Read more
Injured leg in november, lower leg twisted under car. Now has indent and hard lumps at injury site, tender to touch, pain to walk at times?
I have an old injury on my left leg which was operated upon when I was 10 years old. Same leg cramps up at times in the night. What should I do?
Leg cramps need care: Too little information to determine if there is a connection with old injury, but the good news is that leg cramps can be treated. Common causes are lack of hydration, low iron, calcium, potassium, or overuse due to gait abnormality. Ge to your doctor for a check up and be sure to tell about the priorminjury so this can be checked. Periodic limb movement can look, like this as well. ...Read more
I had a shoulder neck injury. Now when I am driving or sitting extended times, I have pain that starts in the back of my leg and the front of my calf?
See physiatrist: It is very unlikely that a neck/ shoulder injury could cause leg pain. You should see a physiatrist to make sure you do not have a low back injury. ...Read more
I have a re occurring bruise on the back of my left leg just below calf muscle. Lasts 3-5 days. No injury. No pain. More black than blue. 3rd time.?
He have the injury on the arm with is called I think Corticosteroid this thing he have it a long time ago And now there is some kind of hole in his arm, leg and in his private parts?
Unclear!: Corticosteroid is not an injury, so I am confused. And it is hard to say why an arm injury is causing a hole in other places. I am not sure what you mean by holes either! Consider using Healthtap Prime for a video consult with a doc, which may be more helpful to you, unless you cannot speak English, since the consults can be by text, video or audio. You can also upload pictures there. ...Read more
Pain in left leg from foot to groin. Sudden onset. No prior injury. With some involuntary movements and numbness at times. Ongoing for 2 days.
My lower left leg is swollen, (2-3cms bigger than right) no pain. Tingly at times. No DVT (test came back negative) & no injury. (top of knee to ankle)?
I had a back injury a few months ago. And now it hurts to sleep. Is it time to see a doctor? Please help! Hi, 3 months ago I was on a trampoline with some of my friends and I landed strangely on my friend's leg resulting in a shooting pain in my back. I
Hello,: Hello, if you can't sleep at night due to back pain, you are likely to become sleep deprived. Our body repairs itself when we are sleeping. So good quality sleep is very important. Since you describe your pain as impacting your function, an evaluation would be prudent. Take care. ...Read more
Hi I had an old hip injury iv been to surgn and now vascular spealist they dono wats wrong to be diagnosed nxt is pain clinlic. Symptoms swalln whole right side, feet, leg, arm and hand plus chronic pain all the time?
Unilateral Swelling: Studies show that unilateral swelling has a large differential diagnosis which includes lymphedema and obstruction of venous return. The lymphatic and venous drainage of the upper and lower extremities are separate so your MD may entertain a diagnosis of congenital lymphedema. Imaging will be paramount in determining the anatomical cause of any obstruction, and a full H&P including family history ...Read more
Outter lower leg swollen, lower leg into foot pains.2 yrs ago same injury, Pod gave cortizone (hydrocortisone) injection in ankle twice. Foot & 3 toes go numb at times.
Compartment syndrome: If leg is swollen, two biggest concerns are a blood clot (which would not resolve with a cortisone injection) and compartment syndrome which is where the swelling is compressing the flow of blood and nerves into your foot which is a concern, but it doesn't usually come and go over two years. See your MD. ...Read more