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Which is better for muscle recovery and cramps healing... Hot bath or ice bath?

Which is better for muscle recovery and cramps healing... Hot bath or ice bath?

Treatment: I usually use ice for the first 24-48 hours to reduce swelling and then use heat to heal the muscle tissue. ...Read more

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Can acupuncture or massage help a torn tendon heal?

Can acupuncture or massage help a torn tendon heal?

Feels good: But, i don't see how it will help the tendon heal. Ideally, you would want to make sure both of the torn ends are placed back together if possible. There are other repair methods in case the tendon has retracted but this is something you need to see a podiatrist or foot and ankle orthopedist. ...Read more

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Will nsaids help or hinder the healing of back injuries?

Will nsaids help or hinder the healing of back injuries?

Help: Nsaids are a standard therapy for most injuries, provided you tolerate them. They not only reduce pain but also help reduce the inflammation that accompanies a back injury. ...Read more

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Could goggling with warm salt water help swelling and healing process of wisdom extraction?

Could goggling with warm salt water help swelling and healing process of wisdom extraction?

No: The best thing you can do is apply cold(ice) compresses, half hour on, half hour off immediately after the surgery. This will help keep the swelling down.Do this the first 8 hrs. Nothing will totally eliminate swelling. The amount of swelling you get is alsoproportional to the difficulty of the surgery, your age, overall health, etc. ...Read more

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Can ankle braces help plantar fascitis? Pain in fascia and tender.? Any advice besids the normal rice, stretch and strengthen and massage

Can ankle braces help plantar fascitis? Pain in fascia and tender.? Any advice besids the normal rice, stretch and strengthen and massage

Night splints???: There are some night splints to help stretch out the plantar fascia while you sleep. Some of these look like ankle braces, but provide a completely different service to you. You should also use replacement supportive insoles like spenco total support or rx orthotics. See a podiatrist for details. ...Read more

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How can one promote better wound care and healing of minor skin abrasion?

How can one promote better  wound care and healing of minor skin abrasion?

Clean and cover: Localized small abrasions can be rinsed with sterile saline or warm water and soap and dressed with a topical antibiotic ointment and covered with a sterile dressing. Consult with your physician if you do not have improvement or develop signs of infection. ...Read more

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Can massage therapy and stretching be used to improve flexibility in my hips?

Can massage therapy and stretching be used to improve flexibility in my hips?

Yes, unless...: In most people, massage and stretching can improve the flexibility of any joint in the body. If there is an abnormality or disease process that interferes with the joint, the improvement may be limited. ...Read more

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Does aloe Vera really help in healing wounds and scars?

Does aloe Vera really help in healing wounds and scars?

Doesn't hurt.: There are many ways and medications used to prevent and treat scarring. None are 100 percent tried and true. Keep the wound moist initially. Don' let the scar get sun, use good sunscreen You may massage the wound gently after initial healing with a good moisturizer , this is where the aloe comes in. If there is keloiding , excessive scarring, see your physician. Good luck. ...Read more

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Best treatment for new facial scar, that will reduce redness and speed up healing process?

Best treatment for new facial scar, that will reduce redness  and speed up healing process?

BioCorneum/Peche: I like to use biocorneum which contains silicone and spf as a general scar cream and peche which is great for targeting redness. ...Read more

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Is ornithine and arginine effective for scar tissue and wound healing?

Is ornithine and arginine effective for scar tissue and wound healing?

No: Spend your time and money on keeping them out of the sun. Otherwise your scars will heal as you are genetically programmed. Massage may help speed up the process of maturation which can take a year to 18 months depending on where the scar is. ...Read more

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23yearold male, can a ice bath help the healing process of strained mucles. Or is a hot bath better?

23yearold male, can a ice bath help the healing process of strained mucles. Or is a hot bath better?

Warmth is better: Warmth increases circulation to the area which helps remove toxins. Cold causes constriction and keeps tocsins there. There are three homeopathic remedies that work wonders with strained muscles especially when taken together: arnica, bryonia, and rhus box. Tiger balm topical ointment can also help as does increase fluids to flush the system. ...Read more

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Can doing acupuncture treatments help tendons and ligaments in the knee heal up faster?

Can doing acupuncture treatments help tendons and ligaments in the knee heal up faster?

Yes: Yes but with the caviate that acupuncture will not fix a lesion that requires surgical intervention. See an orthopedic surgeon or sports medicine physician to determine if surgery is required. ...Read more

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Cracked ribs (cartilage) grappling last week. Will stretching it out with hot yoga help the healing process or slow it down?

Cracked ribs (cartilage) grappling last week.  Will stretching it out with hot yoga help the healing process or slow it down?

Frequent and: excessive motion across a fracture point in a bone will slow healing. However ribs usually do well because they are naturally splinted well by surrounding musculature. Try your approach but let pain be the guide to tell you to back away. ...Read more

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Does olive oil massage help penis growth and strength?

Does olive oil massage help penis growth and strength?

Olive oil rubs: Sorry--- olive oil or any other oil will not increase the size of your penis or strength. ...Read more

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What is the diffrence between ice massage and ice pack ( swelling and pain)?

What is the diffrence between ice massage and ice pack ( swelling and pain)?

Mechanical effect: Ice massage is usually done for small areas and treatment usually last 7-10 minutes. Ice pack is applied (but no massage is done) for 15-20 minutes. Ice massage combines the therapeutic effect of ice (ice pack) with the mechanical effects of massage. www.otwithmd.com. ...Read more

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Is massage and facial exercises encouraged for hypertonicity post Bell's palsy healing or can it slow healing process. 5 months post bells?

Is massage and facial exercises encouraged for hypertonicity post Bell's palsy healing or can it slow healing process. 5 months post bells?

Fine: 5 months post the Bells Palsy diagnosis, these therapies may be beneficial and would not hinder any healing process. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can acupuncture help speed up recovery of frostbite on the hands?

Can acupuncture help speed up recovery of frostbite on the hands?

Yes: There is a fair amount in literature regarding use of acupuncture to reduce pain associated with peripheral nerve damage due to frostbite. It can also be used to help prevent nerve damage. It can reduce stasis of blood flow in effected tissue. ...Read more

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