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How should I treat my pulled quad?

How should I treat my pulled quad?

RICE: Start with rest/ice/nsaid (motrin/naprosyn)/elevation. Then as the pain settles down you can work on easy rehab: start with easy low impact exercise and light strengthening. ...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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I pulled a groin muscle about 3 days ago. I am just curious how to treat it. Rest, ice, message, stretching? And how long until I can run again?

I pulled a groin muscle about 3 days ago. I am just curious how to treat it. Rest, ice, message, stretching? And how long until I can run again?

Plan: You are right. All these elements are helpful. Ice first 24 hours, rest for week, massage and stretching gradually increasing. 2 weeks. Then run again, but start from 1/3, then 1/2 of usual distance. ...Read more

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I was playing football yesterday and i went to tackle someone and my shoulder popped out of socket. How do I treat this?

I was playing football yesterday and i went to tackle someone and my shoulder popped out of socket. How do I treat this?

RICE: At your age (not that you are old) i would sling it for a week and see how it feels. Try to avoid throwing motion. If you have pain that continues and is laterally based you could have torn your rotator cuff. Recurrent instability is going to be less likely. Seek a shoulder specialist if your pain continues following period of rest, ice and nsaids. ...Read more

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How can I treat a pulled muscle on my side?

How can I treat a pulled muscle on my side?

Depends: Make sure it is a "pulled muscle" first. How did it happen and what are the symptoms. If it is in fact a pulled muscle, ice, rest and Ibuprofen will help. Try not to strain it further for the next 10-14 days. You may get help by wearing an abdominal wall binder or brace (large velcro strap) around your abdomen. If in doubt, get it checked out. ...Read more

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How should I treat my shoulder pain?

How should I treat my shoulder pain?

NSAIDS, ice, heat...: Pain, stiffness, and inflammation can be relieved with over-the-counter medications like advil or aleve (naproxen). Follow directions on label. Ice for about 45 minutes will address inflammation and swelling, never apply ice to the skin, always over a towel or clothing. Follow this by heat for about 20 to 25 minutes to help soothe and relax tight muscles. Gentle range of motion and stretching exercises. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I strained my hamstring?

How can I tell if I strained my hamstring?

Pain behind thigh: Pain, often described as sharp, shooting in the back of the thigh, is the main symptom after a hamstring injury. Weakness and inability to flex at knee or bend at the waist toward the toes is also a common complaint. Rest, ice and decreased hip and knee flexion will help decrease acute pain. Physicl therapy may be indictedo help expedite functionl recovery as well. ...Read more

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I pulled a muscle in my butt. How do you treat this?

I pulled a muscle in my butt. How do you treat this?

Acupuncture: Acupuncture is great for gluteal strains. Yes - a very long needle is used for this. But the results can be very good. ...Read more

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I sprained my right calf muscle, what should I do to fix it?

I sprained my right calf muscle, what should I do to fix it?

Conservative: Most calf strains are treated no operatively. Acutely, protected weightbearing and crutches with ice and elevation. When it is feeling better, then flexibility exercises, stengthening, and slowly back to activity. ...Read more

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I have back spasms, and I was wondering, how long I should sit out for football?

I have back spasms, and I was wondering, how long I should sit out for football?

Variable: Back spasms can follow a straining injury, after lifting/twisting or with impact to back area. Ideally, they will resolve with rest, massage, heat or cold and motrin. Sometimes back injections are needed to bring severe pain under control. ...Read more

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I bruised my patellar tendon in my knee, and i was wondering if i need crutches, and if i can still be working out on it. ?

I bruised my patellar tendon in my knee, and i was wondering if i need crutches, and if i can still be working out on it. ?

Depends: It really depends on the extent of the injury. If it is just a bruise and seems to be already getting better after a week or so, you will likely be ok. However, if it is not getting better it could be more serious and you should see a doctor to get checked out. ...Read more

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How to tell if i pulled my groin?

How to tell if i pulled my groin?

Groin PUll: groin pull = groin strain can present with a snapping during injury followed by marked pain/ tenderness of groin & inner thigh. ...Read more

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I have anterior knee pain. How to treat this? What should I do? What I shouldn't do? Can I be fully recovered and fit again after treatment? Help me

I have anterior knee pain. How to treat this? What should I do? What I shouldn't do? Can I be fully recovered and fit again after treatment? Help me

Need eval: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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What do you advise if i sprained my right knee playing basketball last friday. Do I have to do rehab for it?

What do you advise if i sprained my right knee playing basketball last friday. Do I have to do rehab for it?

Appropriate recovery: If you sprained your knee playing basketball, you should rest the knee joint and avoid sport participation presently. Rest, ice, anti-inflammatory medications as well as stretching and strengthening of muscle groups around the knee joint are all sensible steps to recover. You do not necessarily need rehab. You do however need full recovery before returning to sport play. Seek advice if worried. ...Read more

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I have pain in my middle and upper bicep it's been going on for about 3 days after my workout. How can I tell if it's my tendon and do u think it is?

I have pain in my middle and upper bicep it's been going on for about  3 days after my workout. How can I tell if it's my tendon and do u think it is?

Bicipital tendinitis: The bicipital grove can be felt as a cord on the front of your shoulder if you place your hand on your stomach. It should be very tender and might squeak of grind if you straighten your arm (with pain.) If that is here your major pain is you have diagnosed bicipital tendinitis. Use ice and consider a shot of cortisone. ...Read more

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I recently dislocated my elbow. How long will it be before I can do pushups again?

I recently dislocated my elbow. How long will it be before I can do pushups again?

It depends: This depends on the severity of the injury, the number of disrupted ligaments and associated injuries and should be discussed with the orthopedic surgeon treating your injury. Generally, stability of the joint will progress as ligament healing occurs over 6-12 weeks. If instability persists, surgery may be necessary, and this can prolong healing time and return to activities such as push-ups. ...Read more

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How should I treat my arm injury? Ice?

How should I treat my arm injury? Ice?

It depends: It is hard to relate specific advise with the info provided. If the injury is severe, you should seek urgent evaluation. If the injury is severe, you should not be driving. Ask for a ride. If the injury is not severe, you can see how it responds to time, rest, ice, elevation, tylenol, (acetaminophen) ibuprofen. ...Read more