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Overstretched Hamstring Treatment
No easy treatment: Hamstring injuries are difficult. I recommend staying off it for the first 1-2 days, lots of ice and then you want to start walking with shortened strides and partial or full weight depending on how bad it is. It takes time for the muscle to heal and therapy can often be helpful at this stage. Eccentric type exercises have been shown to be helpful for preventing hamstring injuries. ...Read more
Platelet rich plasma: You could be candidate for stem cell therapy using platelet rich plasma/bone marrow aspirate injections. Please speak with a sports medicine doctor that performs this to consider your options. The downside is that medical insurance does not cover this type of treatment so it can be costly. ...Read more
Rest and stretching: For a grade 1 or 2 strains recovery involves rest, stretching, and controlled strengthening. Icing and stretching afterwards can be done a few times a day. When pain free full range of motion is attained through stretching, you may progress to controlled strengthening that would include stationary bicycle and eccentric exercises. ...Read more
Surgeons preference: Both r acceptable ; each has it's own drawbacks. Either way accept the surgeon's advice as it is based on his/her experience. If u don't like the choice, seek an opinion from a surgeon who uses the technique u prefer. ...Read more
I have had history of hamstring and leg pain. Area of left thigh front and left lateral side has been sore for 1 1/2 days now. What is best treatment?
Are YouPullingMyLeg?: A crushed leg?! The first step in your "treatment" is to get to an ER right quick and keep it elevated on the way. Direct pressure on any bleeding and don't waste any time. Unless you're pulling my leg. And it's a minor injury and all you need is to apply ice and take a Tylenol (acetaminophen). If any doubt, get it checked out because crush injuries to the legs can cause problems to your kidneys and lungs and leg ...Read more
Puncture wound leg: Tx similar for all puncture wounds: cleanse with soap & water; remove foreign bodies; apply sterile dressing. Provide antibiotics if appropriate. Update tetanus prophylaxis if indicated. Wound checks to monitor progress. If foreign body present, may need xray to determine extent of penetration/damage to vital structures. ...Read more
Evaluation: Your treatment options are to undergo an urgent evaluation to assess the wound, obtain a history, explore, image and follow the wound. Tetanus status should be up to date. Antibiotics may be perceived depending on nature of wound. ...Read more
Diagnosis: Comes before effective treatment if a diagnosis can be found you can trey the pain to ease with pain meds that's called palliative treatment a pain specialist can help with diagnosis and treatment spinal cord stimulator trial can be effective even if the pain generator is unknown 96%diagnosis are made on history and physical exam cease to rely on fancy test the most important info is how it began. ...Read more
I am getting pain my leg and I am daily walk 6km during duty., what's problem and what can I take any treatment?
But: Where is the pain, on your hip, thigh, knee, calf? More clues would be helpful to guide you. ...Read more
Cover it: Most superficial left cuts can be treated with a thorough rinse with clean water, a mild soap, and an sterile bandage cover. Deeper cots may require cleaning with peroxide, then clean water, a mild anticeptic, and sterile bandage. For any cut wher fat or muscle tissue is exposed; seek medical attention if possible as a tetanus injection may be advisable. ...Read more
Stop walking: The initial treatment for leg claudication is to stop walking on the painful leg. Increased fluid intake, an asprin, NSAID or other blood thinning medication may be appropriate. Al leg ultrasound may be prudent and sometime atherosclerotic or thombisis medication may be necessary. This pain should be evaluated by your healthcare provider. ...Read more
Leg Pain: To elaborate a bit on dr. Bower's answer, pain is your body's alarm system. I bet you didn't know it, but it's actually an acronym: "pay attention, it's necessary". Doctors have spent years (and thousands of tuition dollars) learning how to sort out symptoms. Leg pain can be a warning sign of significant disease (e.g. Deep vein clot). Help your doc help you: seek evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Leg redness: Leg redness can be from infections which usually require a physician visit since it would be painful with swelling. Mild skin redness can be lots of different things such as mild infections, inflammation, eczema, reactions to meds/detergents. Try a gentle aveeno (oatmeal) cleanser, otc steroid cream with a thick emollient such as aquaphor if no change see a physician. ...Read more
Difficult problem: Compression stockings or external wraps like ACE bandages, intermittent elevation of the extremity, and MLD (manual lymphatic drainage). this is a form of massage therapy that kneads and pushes the lymphatic fluid out of the extremity, hopefully dilating or forming new pathways in the process. It takes time. Be patient. ...Read more
Puncture wounds: You cannot quite "get rid of" puncture wounds. You have to help them heal by cleaning them out aggressively immediately, maintaining clean dressings, and watching for signs of bacterial infection (increased redness, swelling, and drainage). Rarely for a deep infected puncture wound, there may need to be surgical incision for drainage and in some cases they cut out the infected drainage tract. ...Read more
Fasciotimy: I responded to your question about exercise induced compartment syndrome and facial hernias due to increased compartmental pressures in athletes like soccer players. The lower leg anterior, lateral and posterior compartments are most often invoked. When pressures exceed 15mmhg risk of injury to nuclear, nerve and arteries requires Fasciotomy. Mild EICS may respond to conservative measures. ...Read more
Yes: If the leg is cold to touch, then yes you need to be seen today. ...Read more
I am getting leg pain, both on the outer sides and back of my thighs. What is best advice and treatment?
Maybe: If there is no injury it could be a muscle, ligament, tendon injury or bakers cyst. Blood clots are possible and would not need to be red swollen or painful. Best advice is get examined please. ...Read more
Since two years, I have been suffering from heavy painin my calf or left leg, only at night. Please suggest a treatment?
Is it OK to get a Swedish or deep tissue massage four days after sclerotherapy treatment? Any precautions around your leg area?
As long as your: Leg does not appear to have inflammation or muscle pain/ swelling/ bruises, your vein therapy should not cause any problems with massage. I would think that the procedure was as bloodless as could be and would not bring increased risks of blood clots after massage therapy. It's whether you can stand pain if bruises or cuts remain to be healed. ...Read more
My younger sister is 13, turning 14 next year, is the same as me. Does she have to do leg braces? What type of treatment does she have to do?
Not enough info: What is the problem with her legs? What is the specific diagnosis? You need to supply more specific information. ...Read more