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Exercised Thursday. Friday pain in quad right above knee causes me to limp, I can barely bend my knee without pain. Short diagnosis? Treatment?

Exercised Thursday. Friday pain in quad right above knee causes me to limp, I can barely bend my knee without pain. Short diagnosis? Treatment?

Could be: Quadriceps tendinopthy. Review this dite for more info. http://www.sportsinjuryclinic.net/sport-injuries/knee-pain/quadriceps-tendinopathy/rehabilitation-quadriceps-tendinopathy ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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How to avoid/delay post-polio syndrome in a 44 yr old w/polio of right leg (shorter than left by 0.25inch) no crutches, wheel chair. Quad strengt 3/5.

How to avoid/delay post-polio syndrome in a 44 yr old w/polio of right leg (shorter than left by 0.25inch) no crutches, wheel chair. Quad strengt 3/5.

Do not worry: Post-polio syndrome has received far too much publicity, as the true syndrome is really quite rare, and most so-called cases wind up being arthritis, muscular problems of an alternative nature, or merely aging in presence of a prior problem which makes the process a bit tougher. Instead, focus on a healthy lifestyle, get exercise, and focus on positive aspects of life. ...Read more

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Did sprints 10 days ago in the cold. Still feel soreness (continue to exercise daily). Did i strain my quad muscles? How long will i be sore?

Did sprints 10 days ago in the cold. Still feel soreness (continue to exercise daily). Did i strain my quad muscles? How long will i be sore?

Probably: If you did sprints and now feel discomfort in your quads w/ walking and esp.Stairclimbing than you did. Muscle strains( depending on severity) of the quads in your age group can take 2-6 weeks to heal.Best to avoid sprinting or fast jogging for ~4-6 wks to avoid re- injury. Gl! ...Read more

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After a vigorous exercise, my quads are extremely sore, causing my legs to buckle when I walk. What steps do I take to heal, and prevent more injury?

After a vigorous exercise, my quads are extremely sore, causing my legs to buckle when I walk. What steps do I take to heal, and prevent more injury?

Don't push so hard!: 1st drink plenty of water to rehydrate. Then take it easy ie no exercise for next several days until you're better. Next time, don't push so far, so fast, so hard. Yes, you still need to exercise but not to that extent. In meantime, do stretch all your muscles, especially the sore ones. And keep exercising those muscles that don't involve the sore ones. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have gallbladder disease w/50% ejection fraction? Hidascan w/cck caused same pain i have. Constant upper right quad pain, nausea increases with exercise, headaches above right eye

Is it possible to have gallbladder disease w/50% ejection fraction? Hidascan w/cck caused same pain i have.  Constant upper right quad pain, nausea increases with exercise, headaches above right eye

Maybe not...: Hida scans measure several things--uptake ; excretion of hida by liver, gallbladder function, ductal patency/ function. Cck is given to stimulate gallbladder contraction--mimicking food entering the duodenum from stomach. If the gallbladder has a sluggish ejection fraction (ef. ...Read more

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I am tired, out of breath, irritable and thirsty, what might this be? I get a little winded with simple moving, like up 1 flight of stairs, i feel burning in my quads walking short distances as if i were skiing alot. I seem to get more thirsty near the e

I am tired, out of breath, irritable and thirsty, what might this be? I get a little winded with simple moving, like up 1 flight of stairs, i feel burning in my quads walking short distances as if i were skiing alot. I seem to get more thirsty near the e

Your : Your symptoms could be indicative of many issues.The shortness of breath with simple moving and exertion is a worrisome sign of a cardiac issue or respiratory issue ( i.e. Heart disease and asthma). The burning in your quads can be a sign of dehyration or Lactic Acid build up; and the increased thirst can be a sign of diabetes. The bottom line here is to have a complete physical, and appropriate diagnostic testing as deemed necessary by your doctor. I hope you find answers soon. Best of luck. ...Read more

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How to heal quad pain?

Maybe rest: If the pain is from injury to muscle or bone, then rest until pan free and gentle therapy to regain function. If the pain is from working out, then staying hydrated and considering if this is "healthy" and expected pain or from doing to much. If from another cause then it depends! if the pain is disrupting function and no problems with them, otc pain meds can help too. ...Read more

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How should I treat my pulled quad?

How should I treat my pulled quad?

RICE: Start with rest/ice/nsaid (motrin/naprosyn)/elevation. Then as the pain settles down you can work on easy rehab: start with easy low impact exercise and light strengthening. ...Read more

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My quads hurt realy bad, how can I heal?

Maybe rest: If the pain is from injury to muscle or bone, then rest until pan free and gentle therapy to regain function. If the pain is from working out, then staying hydrated and considering if this is "healthy" and expected pain or from doing to much. If from another cause then it depends! if the pain is disrupting function and no problems with them, otc pain meds can help too. ...Read more