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How Do I Treat Pulles Ligaments In The Lower Back
Diagnosis first: It is unusual to have back pain that stems only from pulled ligaments, so your first step should be to see a spine specialist (often, a physiatrist) to determine the diagnosis. If it is truly a pulled ligament, it will usually improve with time, physical therapy, and strengthening of the muscles surrounding the spine and core. Depending on the location of the ligament, prolo therapy may be option. ...Read more
Core strengthening: The more stable your spine is (by strong and balanced abdominal and low back muscles) along with flexible leg muscles the better chances you have of having normal, healthy discs. Avoid heavy lifting--particularly with poor biomechanics, repetitive bending (flexion) movements which will predispose to protrusion and herniations. ...Read more
Degeneration: Strictly speaking, arthritis refers to pain/inflammation in joints. In reference to the spine, most doctors are simply referring to degeneration, or aging changes, when applying a diagnosis of arthritis. In general terms, treatment options include physical therapy, increased activity, regular exercise, weight loss, improved diet. Beyond that, medications and injections are also options. ...Read more
I tore the muscle in my lower calf in half. Had to sown back together. What us best exercise i can do to get my muscle back the way it needs to be?
Calf raises: If surgery was done to fix a "calf muscle", it was probably really an achilles' tendon tear. Tears are usually treated by reapproximating the tore ends of the tendon together. After a period of immobilization, motion exercises are started and after several weeks, strengthening is started. This usually involves a downward motion of the foot and ankle against progressively increasing resistance ...Read more
How can I tell the difference between a pulled muscle and a slipped disc in my back lower right side of my back. Hurts to move in certain ways
Core Exercises: Typically core strengthening exercises are the best to help relieve pressure and forces in the spine. I would try and google some or look them up on youtube to see descriptions. If you can do them yourself, wonderful otherwise ask your doctor to get a referral to a good physical therapist for further assistance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My lower back right of the spine into the buttocks/ hip hurts. I can't bend forward at all. I have a hard time lifting things. What can I do to heal?
Back pain: Possibly a sore muscle, or nerve irritation low in the back reponsible for the pain. Can be nerve compression... Take frequent short walks and avoid lifting. Take some anti-inflammatories if your other conditions do not prevent that and maybe get a massage or a physical therapist to work on it with some ultrasound. Heat usually helps too. Do not sit for too long at one time.... See a doc! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Muscle pain in the left side of my lower back. How can I exercise it or stretch it to feel better?
The short way to the: Find out cause for the pattelar tendon pain. Stretching exercise for the knee no long hours of walking or sitting in one position and the use anti-inflammatory medication. ...Read more
Yoga & swimming: Try these activities to keep your muscles toned and working well. ...Read more
You really dont want: You really don't want to loosen you ankle ligaments. If they feel tight it is not the actual ankle ligament themselves. You may have localized swelling of your ankles or localized tendonitis. If this is not relieved with a week seek medical attention with a podiatrist or orthopedist. ...Read more
I have torn rotater cups in both shoulders, how can I srengthen my shouders and alleviate some of the pain naturally?
Partial tears?: If your rotator cuff tendons are only partially torn, you can isometrically strengthen the cuff muscles with the aid of a physical therapist. The physical therapist can also show you stretches you can do at home to help heal rotator cuff tears. If surgery is needed find a good orthopedic shoulder specialist. Ask your doctor for the appropriate referral. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
See below: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more
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