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What are good rehab exercises to do after an oblique strain?

What are good rehab exercises to do after an oblique strain?

Stretch: Most muscle strains are relieved with resting the part. Massage myofascial releases and modalities such as warmth hydrotherapy therapeutic ultrasound or tetanizing galvanic current help tremendously. Avoid repetitive microtraumatization and begin and end exercise with stretching sessions. ...Read more

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What are the best exercises to rehab a severely strained knee joint?

What are the best exercises to rehab a severely strained knee joint?

Low impact: Generally, it is a good idea to keep the knee moving with as little impact as possible. Provided it is just a strain, and there are no fractures, torn meniscus or ligaments, a low impact exercise program including riding a stationary bike or elliptical machine would be advisable. If it hurts, don't do it and make sure you check with a physician. ...Read more

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How to treat an oblique strain heat or ice?

How to treat an oblique strain heat or ice?

For muscle strains: I would recommend doing which ever feels better to you. The research has not proven one benefitting more than the other for muscle strains, and this has been extensively researched. Although they both should help, each person is different and some people respond better to heat, some ice. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor do I see for oblique muscle strain?

What kind of doctor do I see for oblique muscle strain?

Pmr doc for muscles: The obliques are chest wall muscles that assist in breathing. Strain for these can be treated by physical medicine or sports doctors easily. Generally anti inflammatories and possibly muscle relaxants will help initially. Ice pak or massage if very sore will decrease pain. After stabilization, exercises can help prevent further injuries. ...Read more

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Can an external abdominal oblique strain cause rib and back pain?

Can an external abdominal oblique strain cause rib and back pain?

Possibly: This muscle has attachments to the ribs and some strong connective tissue in the lower back. Pain would be increased with a motion similar to a situp with added twisting motion at the same time. Muscle strains will improve with time and relative rest. If no improvement in a few weeks then get checked out by your doc. ...Read more

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Strained left knee mcl. I play golf. How soon can I play and what are best rehab exercises for speediest recovery?

Strained left knee mcl. I play golf. How soon can I play and what are best rehab exercises  for speediest recovery?

When pain free: Usually a couple of weeks. Brace helps. Quad and hamstring exercises help. Usually takes 4-6 weeks to heal if isolated mcl. ...Read more

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During a golf swing felt a pull on my right oblique -still played a bit more after the fact and was okay-woke up today and almost fells sore/strain ?

During a golf swing felt a pull on my right oblique -still played a bit more after the fact and was okay-woke up today and almost fells sore/strain ?

It's very common for: ...a minor sprain or strain to feel worse the next day. As the body attempts to repair the injury, it increases blood flow, inflammatory substances and material for the repair. It's similar to a sunburn you feel AFTER the damage is done. Keep the joint moving but don't stress it too much. Apply ice for a couple of days then heat followed by gentle movement. You should be fine in a week or so. ...Read more

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I have an abdominal/oblique strain, pretty painful.Taking mobic (meloxicam) for 2 days.I am a mother of toddler so hard to rest, should I wrap up? Healing time?

Weeks: Most musculoskeletal pains/strains/sprains can take weeks to fully recover from. Oblique strains are no joke - they will cause many professional athletes to miss games! Wraps/binding can help though should be very temporary. It is most important to continue to stabilize the area with core stabilization. Having help with the little one would definitely help, though! ...Read more