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How do I treat pulles ligaments in the lower back?

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

Ligament (Definition)

A fibrous band of tissue that connects one bone to another. They hold joints in place. Dr. Fox's trivia test: what one bone is the only one ...Read more


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How do I get my spinal discs in the lower back region to stop protruding?

How do I get my spinal discs in the lower back region to stop protruding?

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

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How do I treat torn ligaments in right arm?

How do I treat torn ligaments in right arm?

See your doc: Treating torn ligaments on your own without professional advice from your primary care physician and/or a physiotherapist could lead to worse problems. ...Read more

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What can I do to alleviate the arthritis in my lower spine?

What can I do to alleviate the arthritis in my lower spine?

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

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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?

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

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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

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

Back: While both can cause pain in your back slipped discs very commonly also cause nerve pinch type symptoms with pain radiating down the leg. Ultimately, an evaluation from your doctor and perhaps an MRI would be helpful. ...Read more

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Which stretches can I do to stretch out my sciatica nerve in the morning?

Which stretches can I do to stretch out my sciatica nerve in the morning?

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 more

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How do I treat a pulled back muscle? The muscle is on the inside of the shoulder blade.

How do I treat a pulled back muscle? The muscle is on the inside of the shoulder blade.

Evaluate first: While muscle strain under or next to the shoulder blade is possible, you might also have neurologic issues with the cervical spine. You should ask you family doctor if the pain persists more than several days. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat my upper back pain from jumping on the trampoline?

What can I do to treat my upper back pain from jumping on the trampoline?

Depends: Of course the simple answer, don't jump on trampoline! if it is recent, often moist heat, antiinflammatories, rest can help. If it persists, may need to be seen just to make sure nothing more serious has happened. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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What can I do to reduce pain in my knee because of my patella tendon train?

What can I do to reduce pain in my knee because of my patella tendon train?

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

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What kind of stretches can I do to stretch out my sciatica nerve in the morning?

What kind of stretches can I do to stretch out my sciatica nerve in the morning?

Get correct DX: You should see your pcp to establish the cause of your problem. Until then try dry/wet heat to the lower back, mackenzie exercises, and nsaids such as aleve, advil or tylenol (acetaminophen). ...Read more

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What can I do to treat the pain in the joints of my thumbs?

What can I do to treat the pain in the joints of my thumbs?

Supportive splinting: There are many options available to a common condition that involves joint pain or arthritis of the thumb including splinting, cortisone injections or surgery as well as anti-inflammatory medication. ...Read more

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The ligaments in my ankle feel very tight. How do I loosen it up?

The ligaments in my ankle feel very tight. How do I loosen it up?

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

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I have torn rotater cups in both shoulders, how can I srengthen my shouders and alleviate some of the pain naturally?

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 more

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How should I address the pain in my upper back muscle?

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