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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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Scoliosis with a leg length discrepancy treatable?

Scoliosis with a leg length discrepancy treatable?

Yes but: Sonetimes there is an apparent leg length change due to the scoliosis affecting the pelvis and othertimes a true large leg length discrepancy can lead to a pelvic tilt and a scoliosis that occurs to compensate for this keeping the head centered over the body. You need to see which is the case for the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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How to treat a pulled muscle in back side of leg?

How to treat a pulled muscle in back side of leg?

First 72 hrs,ice 20: 20min every 4hrs, then alternate heat with ice.Gentle stretching, not min q 4 hrs, gentle stretch, no bouncing.Antiinflamatories or Tylenol (acetaminophen) ok for pain.Resume walking slowly, always gently warm up, stationary bike is good.If not slowly improving over 2 wks, or have a set back, see ur doc. ...Read more

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My doctor told me to start wearing thigh high compression hose to treat leg swelling. They are very hot and pull at my leg hair any ways to fix this ?

My doctor told me to start wearing thigh high compression hose to treat leg swelling. They are very hot and pull at my leg hair any ways to fix this ?

Treat the cause: At 33 you should not have signifiant leg swelling unless you have serious medical problem. The most common one at your age would be obesity. If that is the case, lose weight and exorcise. If it is something else like CHF or kidney failure, those need to be managed medically. Compression stockings treat the symptom, not the cause. ...Read more

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How long does a pulled quad take to heal?

How long does a pulled quad take to heal?

Depends: It depends on how badly it is pulled, how much physical therapy you do, how well you take care of it. Pulled quads are hard because we use that set of muscles so much. Please see a doctor, go to pt and don't rush it. Don't be afraid to tell the doctor if it's not healing as expected. Good luck. ...Read more

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I think I pulled my quad muscle?

Rest: If you acutely pulled the muscle then the best treatment would be ice, rest, and an anti-inflammatory drug. Then after a few days i suggest switching to heat and to do some gentle stretching. ...Read more

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Felt pop in top of quad/hip area during a sprint yesterday. Just a pull or could it be a tear?

Felt pop in top of quad/hip area during a sprint yesterday.  Just a pull or could it be a tear?

Difficult: To say without a physical exam, but if the pop was felt and heard in front hip area could be one of the many ligaments in the quadriceps muscle. A tear would be a little more dramatic and sometimes may leave bulge. ...Read more

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I pulled my quad playing soccer. Can i still jog without delaying healing or furthering the injury as long as there is little to no pain?

I pulled my quad playing soccer. Can i still jog without delaying healing or furthering the injury as long as there is little to no pain?

Muscle strain: If you have a muscle strain it will generally be quite symptomatic. If you have no pain and are able to exercise you should be able to do this very carefully. At any indication that you have pain would stop and allow this to heal by refraining from further exercise. ...Read more

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If I am told I pulled my hamstring or quad then why do I feel sharp aches and pains in my thigh bone?

If I am told I pulled my hamstring or quad then why do I feel  sharp aches and pains in my thigh bone?

Get examined: While you may have actually strained either your quad or hamstring, sometimes you can sustain an avulsion fracture which can cause femur or hip area pain. You may need an xray to evaluate the injury or even an MRI if it is a severe tear. ...Read more

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What is the best way to heal a quad strain fast? i did this on Tuesday in my soccer game. and i felt something pull up in my quad again in mylast game

What is the best way to heal a quad strain fast? i did this on Tuesday in my soccer game. and i felt something pull up in my quad again in mylast game

Rest, ice: Quad strains can be very mild (Grade 1) to severe (Grade 3) with severe involving major tearing. Recurrence is common if you return to sprinting too soon. Avoid stretching the quad b/c the muscle is already overstretched. Rest from jogging until you have been pain-free with everyday activities for 5-7 days. Then jogging/biking before sprinting. Do not push through pain. Ice x 20 min 2-4 times/day. ...Read more

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Leg cramps (usually calf), pulled groin, pulled quad, tight hamstrings all occurring recently. Function of my age & fact that I run a lot, or worse?

Leg cramps (usually calf), pulled groin, pulled quad, tight hamstrings all occurring recently.  Function of my age & fact that I run a lot, or worse?

Sounds like: you could use some training advice but start out with a consultation with a Board Certified PHYSIATRIST ( Muscle/Skeletal specialist! Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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H. Pylori quad treat. Pepto bottle says not to take if taking tetrac. which i am. I read pepto decreases antibiot efficacy. Now takin together. Split?

H. Pylori quad treat. Pepto bottle says not to take if taking tetrac. which i am. I read pepto decreases antibiot efficacy. Now takin together. Split?

Standard regimen.: although in general, Pepto-Bismol may decrease the efficacy of tetracyclines, this standard regimen is proven to be beneficial in eradicating H. pylori. it is okay to proceed with both of them as prescribed, for the entire length of the proposed treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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When I sit down and pull my leg inwards tightly, I have cellulite. What can I do about this?

When I sit down and pull my leg inwards tightly, I have cellulite. What can I do about this?

Difficult problem: The anatomy of cellulite is still being understood and ways to address it. It is a combination of localized fat, skin laxity, skin attachments to the underlying muscle, localized edema and more. Procedures to address these components have been developed and may produce improvements but cannot remove or cure it. This includes technologies such as endermologie or cellulaze or venus freeze and more. ...Read more

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I have recently been stung by a small bug and had to pull it from my leg. 2 days have now passed and it has become hard. What should I do? Is it bad?

I have recently been stung by a small bug and  had to pull it from my leg. 2 days have now passed and it has become hard. What should I do? Is it bad?

Bug sting: Follow up with doctor not sure if bug or tick - which needs antibiotics and if it is infected for which you will need antibiotics. as well f/u/ w/ doc ...Read more