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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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Sprained hip muscles i worked outside two weeks mostly standing by the next day i couldn' hardly move and coughing almost dropped me, my nerves hurt. Had a bruise inside my tailbone, i tried to work outside, it happened again and deep purple bruse inside

Sprained hip muscles i worked outside two weeks mostly standing by the next day i couldn' hardly move and coughing almost dropped me, my nerves hurt. Had a bruise inside my tailbone, i tried to work outside, it happened again and deep purple bruse inside

Conservative care: Not sure what to make of the bruise, but the hip pain and tailbone/back pain could simply represent overuse or soft tissue inflammation due to the two weeks of work. Aggravation of lumbar degeneration can also cause similar symptoms. Try relative rest (not bedrest), nsaids (i.e. Ibuprofen, aleve), and ice, and see your physician if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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How does the physiotherapist determine when i'm ready for stretching and strengthening exercises after my ankle sprain? When is the right time?

How does the physiotherapist determine when i'm ready for stretching and strengthening exercises after my ankle sprain? When is the right time?

Varies: Remember you are dealing with experts- physiotherapist require years of training before they receive their degrees. The transition from symptomatic treatment to more active stretching is typically based on decreased swelling and pain. As symptoms further improve strengthening exercises are added. If at any point progression is difficult a return visit to physician is warranted. ...Read more

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I have a 2 sprained pinkies and two sprained thumbs. I ice and have a splint can I also do strengthening exercises?Will this make it worse ifnothealed

I have a 2 sprained pinkies and two sprained thumbs. I ice and have a splint can I also do strengthening exercises?Will this make it worse ifnothealed

Sprains: Healing is a process and as with any process takes a certain amount of time and can be broken into various phases. Before one proceeds to strengthening they need to make sure that an appropriate level of healing has taken place. Likewise, before strengthening commences one needs an appropriate amount of motion. Best to check with whomever is treating you. Good luck. ...Read more

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How soon should rehab n strengthening exercises start after a 2nd grade ankle sprain? Should i wait till there's totally no more pain when walking?

How soon should rehab n strengthening exercises start after a 2nd grade ankle sprain? Should i wait till there's totally no more pain when walking?

3-4 weeks: Typically it takes 3-4 weeks for ligaments to heal. Starting physical therapy around that time may assist with balance, proprioceptiom, and strengthening. You'll still have residual swelling for a while so don't wait until there is no pain. However if pain continues to increase, you might need to get reevaluated for a possible pathologies(olt) that can happen with severe to moderate sprains. ...Read more

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How are hip muscle strains or sprains treated?

How are hip muscle strains or sprains treated?

Conservatively: Active rest and recovery, ice, compression, gentle stretching anti inflammatory medication, massage possibly..Etc. ...Read more

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What is worse a fractured hip or a sprain hip flexor?

What is worse a fractured hip or a sprain hip flexor?

Surgery vs Rehab: A fracture of the hip will most likely require surgery while a strain of a muscle will require stretching and strength training. ...Read more

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Having bad lower back pain when I stand for more than 5 minutes will go into hip and leg could it be sprained lumbosakral?

Having bad lower back pain when I stand for more than 5 minutes will go into hip and leg could it be sprained lumbosakral?

Possible : Do you recall a specific moment when you first noticed the pain and/or what you were doing? Have you been doing any heavy lifting? It's not uncommon for lumbosacral pain to radiate to the hip(s) and down the leg(s).Continue with the ibuprofen 600-800mg every 6 hours and try a heating pad as well. If no improvement in the next few days, may need to consider brief physical therapy. ...Read more

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I fell on my knee sunday and im having swelling and pain also in my hip area i can walk on my leg some but it still hurt could it be sprain?

I fell on my knee sunday and im having swelling and pain also in my hip area i can walk on my leg some but it still hurt could it be sprain?

Rest/ice/elevate: Most likely a deep contusion, or bruise. You could even have a bone bruise. Ice it, keep it elevated above your heart, and wrap with an ace wrap or similar. If not significantly better in 2-3 days, get an xray and possibly an MRI to ensure no more significant injury. ...Read more

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I sprain wrist 10 mon ago. Still having intense burning pain. Last night, without warning, the intense burning pain started in hip and neck. Related?

I sprain wrist 10 mon ago.  Still having intense burning pain. Last night, without warning, the intense burning pain started in hip and neck. Related?

Need more info: Having intense burning pain in your wrist 10 months after spraining it is a bit unusual, as is intense burning in your neck and hip. If symptoms persist best to have an exam with your physician. Any opinion offered here would be only a guess. ...Read more

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Have charlie horse in my calf since morning, its night and wont go away, also sprained my ankle last month and have hip pain, diagnosis?

Have charlie horse in my calf since morning, its night and wont go away, also sprained my ankle last month and have hip pain, diagnosis?

Magnesium: Drink 1 tsp (5gm) Epsom Salts (magnesium sulfate) in 6 oz of warm water, 2 x/d. Magnesium is the ultimate muscle relaxer. If diarrhea develops, decrease Epsom salt dose. ...Read more

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