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Recovering From Workout Injuries
Yes, like everyone: Else. A lot depends on a number of factors: like which specific ligament, or the severity of the injury, any past injury to the specific ligament which has been reinjured, general health condition, the timing of the diagnosis and treatment start, any associated injuries, etc. Are you interested in specific ligament's injury? ...Read more
Quad Strengthening: Typically, a meniscectomy should not cause too much trauma to the knee and patients recover quite easily. However, the procedure can inhibit the quad muscles from functioning normally for a short time after surgery. Exercises to retrain the quad muscles can help. These exercises include straight leg raises, exercise bicycle, and gentle stairclimbing. Forcing yourself not to limp will also help. ...Read more
Should discuss: With your treating doctor as we don't know the extent of your injury. ...Read more
Chronic injuries: You need to be evaluated to find the root cause of your reoccurring injuries. ...Read more
Keep the memory of: how you feel right now in sharp focus. It can be a deterrent then next you feel temped to binge on food. If you haven't looked into Over Eater's Anonymous - it is a great organization. ...Read more
Spine specialist: Seek out a spine specialist for an evaluation. ...Read more
Depends on severity: This answer to too long for this forum. Depending on the deficits it is all about activities of daily living first and promoting independence. Continued pt/ot/speech therapy if needed. Be aware of stimulus levels because this can overwhelm someone with tbi. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Rest and exercise: As long as it is not torn, a cuff sprain/strain resolves with rest for a couple of days with the use of anti inflammatory meds, followed by gradual exercises involving rotation of the shoulder (look up codmans exercises, which are pendulum exercises for the shoulder). Perform slowly, as pain resolves, can add light weights while performing them to strengthen rtc muscles. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Plantar faciitis: Stretching your calf muscle.Get a more detailed answer ›
Follow doctors rx: Physical therapy is the key to your recovery. You will begin physical therapy within hours of your surgery. The goal of physical therapy is to get the knee moving so that the reconstructed ligament does not stiffen and shorten, causing further problems. The joint will become rigid if the knee is not exercised properly. Failure to perform the physical therapy exercises cause tight, stiff knee. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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