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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
2 to 6 weeks: It depends on how the appendix was removed. If done laparoscopically, i let patients resume normal activities at two weeks. If done open through a muscle splitting incision, then 1 month. If done through a midline incision, then 6 weeks. Your surgeon will have a very strong opinion about this and you should follow his directions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if I had my appendix removed last saturday. the doc told me that I should rest. but how long should irest before I can start playing football again?
Call: your surgeon to get more details but I would think 4-6 weeks before heavy physical activity ...Read more
How long do my arm have to rest after haveing shoulder tendonitis before i can start to stretch it?
Pain free resistance: Adequate rest for a groin injury is essential for recovery. Once you are pain free with groin stretching, then advance to resisted groin exercises. If you can do this pain free, i would return to light jogging and ensure that the adductors are rock solid before returning to explosive sports. There is nothing worse than resting a groin pull and then reinjuring it due to inadequate rehabilitation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Slow return: True knee dislocations are very traumatic injuries that are often associated with injuries to multiple ligaments. Patellar-femoral dislocations (when a kneecap dislocates) is less serious but can also cause problems. The return to running is dictated by what structures have been injured. If your knee is still unstable, using a knee-brace for support may be beneficial. Be cautious with return. ...Read more
Definition?: No lifting for 6-8 weeks awaiting healing of the fracture which will be forevere weaker than prior to the fracture. Gradual increase to maximum lifting levels would be recommended to strengthen the bone slowly over time and prevent refracture. Of course also dependent upon your definition of "heavy objects". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When there is no pai: Healing rate varies somewhat among people but generally slower as we get older. Often a simple fracture needs a about 6-8 wks to heal. If you still have pain, i would not push it. If the pain is gone and you have no deformity, you are probably ok to box again. A safe bet is lsiten to your body and follow up with your orthopedic surgeon! good luck. ...Read more
My right wrist hurts when I put weight on it. Should I wrap it to play sports, and how lonng should I wait before I see a doctor?
I haven't strengthend my leg muscle fully after my ACL surgery thats been 6monts now. Does it have to be 100% better so i can go back to playing soccer?
It's 4 weeks now i did my vagina repair, how long can I stand, how mush walking can I do can I drive, and how long should I stay in bed.
Bed to sleep: Don't stay in bed! only at night to sleep. Staying in bed too much after surgery can be dangerous, causing blood clots in your legs. Your vaginal tissues will be fully strong in 6 weeks after surgery, perhaps a week or two longer if you are on steroids or have diabetes. At four weeks you should be able to do all of your normal activities except for vaginal intercourse and any heavy lifting/straini. ...Read more
I started weight lifting again and my elbow hurts when i try to straighten it
How can i make it go away ?
Tendonitis: Weight lifting often causes strain injury, and repeated heavy weights can give you a stress-induced tendonitis. good mechanics for lifting (get guidance ), plus gradual increases in weights are essential to prevent. After injury, do not reinjure! Rest and ice, and avoid strain until better ...Read more
See your doctor: You describe symptoms that can only be honestly assessed by your doctor in his or her office. Only after a thorough evauation will he/she be able to come up with what's wrong and what to do to get you better. ...Read more
In january it will be 8months until I have done my ACL surgery. Does my muscle need to be exactly like my other leg so i can resume playing soccer?
Not Exactly: There is only one doc to answer that question and that is the orthopedic surgeon. He knows exactly what he did and how long you should delay playing soccer. In general the muscles do not need to be the exact strength in both legs to play. Usually one starts playing gently if possible and gradually get more active over time. Just check with your surgeon please! recovering slowly to normal. ...Read more
Hamstring: Most of the healing will occur within the 1st 6-8 weeks. Full recovery can take up to 4-6 months. ...Read more
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