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Massage And Healing
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does massage help with swelling and faster healing after a body lift? I've heard that some people get lymphatic massages after liposuction to speed healing and reduce swelling. Does it help after a body lift as well?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
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
Cracked ribs (cartilage) grappling last week. Will stretching it out with hot yoga help the healing process or slow it down?
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
Is massage and facial exercises encouraged for hypertonicity post Bell's palsy healing or can it slow healing process. 5 months post bells?
I experience extreme joint flexibility, chronic joint pain and stiffness, poor wound healing, and my scars tend to "split" and grow wider. Why?
Ehrlers-Danlos Synd: See genetics Specialist for counsellingGet a more detailed answer ›