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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

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 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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How can I heal a pulled hamstring muscle quickly?

How can I heal a pulled hamstring muscle quickly?

Physical therapy: Mainstay of treating strained or pulled muscles is with physical therapy. Treatments such as platelet rich plasma (prp) injections are largely unproven to be effective although there are some remarkable success stories anecdotally. ...Read more

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How to heal a pulled groin muscle?

How to heal a pulled groin muscle?

Slow activity: Heat the area (such as bath, heating pad, jacuzzi), slow stretching and light exercises, gradually increase activities, rest when it becomes uncomfortable, and use anti-inflammatory medication (such as ibuprofen, motrin, advil, aleve). It can take several days or longer to heal, depending on the degree of injury. ...Read more

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How can I cure a calf muscle injury?

How can I cure a calf muscle injury?

Physical therapy.: Some calf tears, or strains, can take 6-8 weeks to heal. Usually physical therapy is indicated to restore full function. ...Read more

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How to walk on a strained calf muscle ?

How to walk on a strained calf muscle ?

Limitations: Stretch out the muscle well before walking, limit the time on your feet and the distance you walk, and ice the area after activity ...Read more

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How to heal a pulled hamstring?

How to heal a pulled hamstring?

It depends: on whether the tear is at origin/insertion versus intra-muscular. Please see a professional who will do a thorough exam and possible diagnostic imaging. ...Read more

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How can you heal a torn tricep muscle?

How can you heal a torn tricep muscle?

Depends where torn: A torn triceps at the attachment of the muscle to bone (the tendon) needs to be re-attached through surgery. If the muscle is torn in the body of the muscle then surgery is less successful. Typically the torn muscle will scar down and after it heals you can do rehab and physical therapy. There is nothing you can do to accelerate the healing other than rest the muscle and do not overuse it. ...Read more

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How long it takes for muscle strain in calf to heal ?

How long it takes for muscle strain in calf to heal ?

Wide range: At the worst, some don't heal w/o surgery or at all. But those are the rare, severe ones. Usually by 8 - 10 weeks you'll be past it. But there are so many variables. Your original condition, how bad it was, how healthy you are, how protected you keep it, etc., etc. Live extra healthy - no bad habits + good nutrition, rest, etc., Be patient! Best! ...Read more

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How to help treat a pulled/strained thigh muscle injury?

How to help treat a pulled/strained thigh muscle injury?

Thigh strain: Initial rest, ice, possible cane or crutches. Then progressive stretches, with contrast bath of ice/heat. Consider purified omega, pt, possible nsaids. ...Read more

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How can I heal and strengthen a strained hamstring?

How can I heal and strengthen a strained hamstring?

Rest first: relative rest until you have full painfree rom and can flex knee against mild resistance without pain. Swelling and local tenderness should also be gone After it heals:. Plan exercise as part of overall program which should include multijoint compound movements. accessory exercise for hamstring include glute-ham raise, supine hamstring curls on ball, Romanian deadlift. Foam roll and stretch. ...Read more

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Any tips on how to heal torn calf muscle?

Any tips on how to heal torn calf muscle?

Follow these steps: Frequent ice packs, compression bandage to the area of the injury, take Ibuprofen or naproxen, rest your calf muscle. To help you remember what to do, here is a commonly used mnemonic: rice--rest, ice, compression, elevation. Regimen of gentle stretching after the pain is gone. ...Read more

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How long will my calf muscle take to heal after a puncture wound?

How long will my calf muscle take to heal after a puncture wound?

Depends: Uncomplicated, it will heal in a week or two. The possible inhibitors to healing are, infection, foreign body in the wound, and depth of the wound. If not better soon, or if there is redness, drainage, fever, get evaluated by your doc or wound care center. ...Read more

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How long does it typically take a leg muscle injury to heal?

How long does it typically take a leg muscle injury to heal?

4-6 weeks: Most muscle injuries will heal in 4-6 weeks. During that time care should be taken to avoid re-injury. After a few weeks gentle stretching is advisable to avoid re-injury. ...Read more

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How can I help heal up a stretched muscle?

How can I help heal up a stretched muscle?

ICE: ICE IT ELEVATE (if possible) COMPRESS Hope this is helpful Dr Z ...Read more

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How can I expedite a sore muscle recovery?

How can I expedite a sore muscle recovery?

Stretch: Stretch the muscle out, drink lots of water, massage them and take an anti-inflammatory like Motrin or advil (ibuprofen) as long as you arent allergic to either one. Avoid things that hurt (such as running, etc) until you are back to your usual self. ...Read more