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What do I do for injuries that include sprains, torn muscles, torn ligaments?

What do I do for injuries that include sprains, torn muscles, torn ligaments?

Immediately RICE: R-rest, i-ice, c-compression, e-elevation is a good initial step in most musculoskeletal injuries. Your question covers a broad array of injuries from common strains/sprains which may just require a little activity modification to torn ligaments/ tendons that may ultimately need surgery. If an injury involving a joint is unstable, has significant swelling or prevents weight bearing see a doctor.

Dr. Peter Ihle
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Sprains And Strains (Definition)

-R used interchangeably. They refer 2 injuries 2 mucles & ligaments. 3 degrees: 1=tweaked or hurts but no harm no foul, 2=damage 2 the structure with some bleeding & prolonged pain, but with ice, time, rest, & activity modification they heal over a few weeks, 3=a complete disruption such as an ACL tear. If this happens in a muscle body, there's no repair available, painful, ...Read more


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How to cure a muscle sprain?

How to cure a muscle sprain?

RICE: A sprain is abnormal stretching or tearing of a ligament that supports a joint. Rice (rest, ice, compression, and elevation) are the keys to treatment. Most sprains and strains resolve with time, but occasionally other treatment, including physical therapy and surgery, may be required. Anti-inflammatory medications may be helpful in decreasing the pain and inflammation of the injury.

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How do I take care of a muscle sprain or spasm?

How do I take care of a muscle sprain or spasm?

Muscle sprain strain: Anti-inflammatories are the staple agents for any strain or sprain.

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Could message therepy cure muscle sprains in arm?

Could message therepy cure muscle sprains in arm?

Arm sprains: Massage can definitely aide in the healing process. Most of the time rest, ice, compression and gentle exercise are also part of the curative process

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How long should someone exercise after a muscle sprain?

How long should someone exercise after a muscle sprain?

Let pain subside: I have to only assume you meant how long should you wait before exercising after a muscle sprain. It is best to wait the the pain is almost completely is resolved. If you start exercising too soon, you at risk of aggravating your injury even more.

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I sprained my right calf muscle, what should I do to fix it?

I sprained my right calf muscle, what should I do to fix it?

Conservative: Most calf strains are treated no operatively. Acutely, protected weightbearing and crutches with ice and elevation. When it is feeling better, then flexibility exercises, stengthening, and slowly back to activity.

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Can Sjogren's Syndrome cause a weak tongue muscle as a symptom?

Can Sjogren's Syndrome cause a weak tongue muscle as a symptom?

Yes: It may be part of constellation of auto immune disorder. It may occur as primary or secondary with other symptoms. Please check with Rheumatologist regarding weak tongue. In the meantime take primrose oil which contains linoleic acid & GLA will give relief of dry eyes.

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In what way can the Sternocleidomastoid Muscle affect the tongue?

Sternocleidomastoid: It doesn't affect the tongue at all. It is connected to the mastoid process behind the ear and goes to the clavicle. It does not impact tongue motion. The tongue itself is mainly a muscle called the genioglossus. Many other muscles impact the motion of the tongue.

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How long does it take to regain flexibility after a muscle sprain?

How long does it take to regain flexibility after a muscle sprain?

It really depends: It really depends on your age, severity of strain and the treatment - like rest, therapy, etc.

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I have been having muscle spasms in my tongue. What can cause that?

I have been having muscle spasms in my tongue. What can cause that?

Medication?: Did you start taking anything new before this started? If so, you can try Diphenhydramine and see if that helps. You should contact whoever gave you the medication about stopping it.

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What is the difference between a sprain and a pulled muscle? Which is worse?

Sprain or strain: A sprain is considered to be an injury to a ligament. This can be a stretching, partial tearing or complete tear. A pulled muscle or strain is an injury to a muscle. Again this can be a pulled muscle, a partial tear or a completely torn variety. Which is Worse? Pick the tendon. Pick the muscle. Pick the degree of injury. Go on pick them.

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How are hip muscle strains or sprains treated?

Conservatively: Active rest and recovery, ice, compression, gentle stretching anti inflammatory medication, massage possibly. Etc.

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Are there any ways to sprain all the muscles in your foot?

Are there any ways to sprain all the muscles in your foot?

Possible: Possible if major injury. There is only one muscle on the top of your foot. There are 4 layers of muscles on the bottom of your foot. Difficult to sprain all of the muscles.

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Are there any ways to sprain a butt muscle?

Are there any ways to sprain a butt muscle?

Not really...because: Muscles and tendons get strained and ligaments get sprained. Is it possible to injure a buttock muscle? Sure, the various gluteus muscles can be hurt from trauma, overstretch or tears. Fortunately, they are treatable and should heal.

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How do I know if I have sprained my popliteus muscle?

How do I know if I have sprained my popliteus muscle?

Difficult to know: As it is a tiny muscle and tendon on the posterior lateral aspect of your knee. Usually if you have torn or sprained it, it is associated with another injury such as an lcl sprain, acl sprain or posterior lateral corner injury.

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What should you do if you sprained your infraspinatus muscle on your back?

The infraspinatus is: Part of the rotator cuff that externally rotates your arm when your throw, bat, comb your hair & more if there was significant trauma your should see a fellowship trained shoulder orthopedic surgeon. A bad "sprain " could be a tear so early eval is better than latter.

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more