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How do I treat a muscle strain?

How do I treat a  muscle strain?

Various things: Acutely, cold (ice) can reduce the swelling and discomfort. Later on, heat may feel better. A short period of rest is okay, but gentle stretching and exercise after a few days is okay unless the strain is severe. Over the counter pain relievers may help the discomfort. If these fail or the pain is severe, see your primary provider or sports specialist. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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How do you tape a torn calf muscle effectively?

How do you tape a torn calf muscle effectively?

Torn Calf Muscle: Immidiately after the injury, use ice locally, limit use of the injured leg use crutches for at least two wekks. Compression with ace bandage elevation of the leg immobilisation of lower leg with cam walker and you may splint the ankle in natural position, foot at right angle with foot. ...Read more

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What to do for a pulled muscle like hamstring?

What to do for a pulled muscle like hamstring?

Rest: Ice elevation compression gentle stretching and massage along with gentle active recovery. If still bothering you in a few days see an ortho doc. ...Read more

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How do you treat a pulled tendons in your biceps?

How do you treat a pulled tendons in your biceps?

See a physician: You should consult a sports medicine physician. If you notice any deformity of your biceps muscle you probably torn your biceps muscle. This can only be diagnosed my physical examination and some imaging studies like mri. If your doctor diagnose it as an tendonitis it can be treated with nonsteroidal anti inflammatory medication or steroids injections if indicated. ...Read more

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How to treat a pulled muscle.?

How to treat a pulled muscle.?

Rest, ice, time: It depends a bit on what muscle is injured, and the severity of the injury. However, the general treatment for a pulled muscle is rest, ice (20 min on, 20 min off, several times a day), anti-inflammatory medicine (i.e., Motrin or aleve) and elevation (if there is swelling). As the pain starts to subside, you should perform some gentle stretching exercises. Time to recovery may be 6-8 wk or more. ...Read more

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How do I rehab a pulled hamstring muscle ?

How do I rehab a pulled hamstring muscle ?

Gradually: Recommendations vary, and there is little comparison of outcomes of different methods. Common rehab recommendations include multi-directional movements, increasing trunk stability, agility training, hamstring resistance training, and careful stationary stretching. Progress should be gradual. A highly detailed plan can be found in the appendix here: http://aging.Wisc.Edu/pdfs/2426.Pdf. ...Read more

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What can you do for a pulled muscle ?

What can you do for a pulled muscle ?

Heat, massage, tape: This depends on what muscle. In general, heat applications & massage will help to ease symptoms as can icing. Otc medication will help. Taping or strapping/bracing the area can help as well if done correctly. Gentle stretching & mobilization can help. If severe enough, modalities & treatment through a physical therapist will help as time to heal. Prevention of recurrence through stretching. ...Read more

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How can you stretch out a pulled hamstring or muscle?

Start with gentle: Exercises of the hip & knee joints, to gradually increase the range of motion. Massage will also help along with pain meds like advil (ibuprofen) etc, . Pt with ultrasound will greatly improve as they can supervise the progress and catch problems earlier on, if any. ...Read more

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How can I treat a pulled hamstring?

How can I treat a pulled hamstring?

Rest: crutches,rest, ice. when improves can start PT with stretching and strengthening. can resume sports when completely asymptomatic. should take about 6 weeks until full activity ...Read more

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How can I treat a pulled/strained thigh muscle?

RICE: Rest, ice, compression and elevation are the mainstays of early treatment. After the acute phase gentle progressive stretching should be done several times a day. Once your are pain free start a progressive strengthening program to prevent recurrent injury. ...Read more

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How should I treat a pulled muscle?

How should I treat a pulled muscle?

Rest, stretch, NSAID: Stretch, reduce your activity level, anti-inflammatories, and then slowly get back into your activities again. Muscle pulls can take weeks or months to fully recover. Take it slow. ...Read more

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How can I know if I've torn or pulled a muscle?

Some Grey area in...: ...The Dx. A torn muscle is very painful, lots of swelling, & usually & a hematoma makes its way 2 the surface. Recovery is long &drawn out. A pulled muscle is the same thing but 2 a lesser degree. Pulled muscle is a mini tear but recovery is not as long. Recovery just depends on how many fibers R torn . Both R painful, hematoma smaller, but responds faster2 2 treatment. Follow ortho's rePOC ...Read more

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How do you cure hamstring muscle spasms?

How do you cure hamstring muscle spasms?

Stretching: Cramps at night are not uncommon. You should consider stretching your muscle groups prior to bed time. In addition you should make sure you are drinking plenty of water. Low potassium may also be an issue. Try eating a banana once a day to increase your potassium level. ...Read more

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How do you heal a strained calf muscle?

How do you heal a strained calf muscle?

Strain/calf muscle: R i c e treatment consists of 1 rest 2ice locally 3compression with ace bandage 4elevation followed by heelpad in both shoes, anti inflammatory medicines, ultrasond therapy, massage therapy and strengthening exercises. ...Read more

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What can I do for a pulled calf muscle?

Calf muscle : Rest it. This is the best way for it to resolve itself. A walking boot can take some strain off of it. ...Read more

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What do I do for a pulled flexor muscle?

RICE: No, don't eat the rice. Rest ice compress elevate. ...Read more

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How do I treat a muscle spasm?

Heat and TENS: Heat and trascutaneous electrical nerve stimulation also help with muscle spasms. ...Read more

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What can I do to heal a torn calf muscle quickly?

What can I do to heal a torn calf muscle quickly?

No easy answer: This will take time since this will need to heal on its own. In the beginning the principle of rice (rest, ice, compression, elevation) are mandatory. Make sure that you keep range of motion in your ankle and knee. Over stretching the calf will just continue to reinjure the muscle. ...Read more

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How do a strained and pulled hamstring differ?

None: Just different terminology. Common synonyms include pulled, strained, sprained, stretched, torn. ...Read more