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What Are The Best Ways To Treat A Deep Muscle Bruise
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
R.I.C.E.: Initially, rice (rest, ice, compression (ace wrap), and elevate). After the bruising has been stopped, warm, moist heat, physical therapy, massage, and range of motion exercises. Depending on what specifically is bruised, additional therapies may be prescribed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Time & hygiene: Nail bruise will heal on its own unless it gets infected. Keep the area clean and time will take care of the bruise. If is becomes painful, swollen or develops a discharge, see your doctor. ...Read more
What are the most common causes/symptoms of a strained/pulled SCM muscle? Best ways to treat & get relief? How long before it heals?
Rest, ice, compress: Calf swelling and pain can often be due to local trauma- either a significant strain or actual partial muscle tear. This allows for local bleeding or hematoma formation within the injured muscle. Partial tears of the gastrocnemius (medial/inside head) are common injuries that may take weeks (2-3) to resolve with rest, ice, elevation and ace wrap compression as the standard treatment. ...Read more
See your doctor: Having these types of symptoms can best be solved by having your doctor perform a thorough evaluation. Only through this type of process can he/she discover what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more
BodyImageDistorsion: The thigh gap cultural phenomenon was born out of a Victorias Secret Runway Show back in 2012. These girls are unusually tall and unusually thin. It is not realistic for most women. Since it's inception, it has become the obsession in particular with teen girls, and is also highly associated with disordered eating. Anorexia is deadly, and the quest for a thigh gap will lead you down that path. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stretch, heat, meds: Alternate applying moist heat and ice to your back, otc topical anti-inflammatory creams, otc Motrin and/or tylenol (acetaminophen) and stretching exercises. If you back pain persists despite trying any one or all of these, you should see your md/do. If you have fevers, chills, weight loss, bowel or bladder incontinence, leg weakness, numbness or tingling, or if you are over 55 or have fallen lately, see your md. ...Read more
Cystic acne: Deeper acne or cystic acne may be treated with intralesional corticosteroid injections performed by a dermatologist. These treatments are particularly effective when the cysts are red and tender (inflamed). Prescription Retin-A type creams are indicated for cystic acne. Talk to your dermatologist for treatment options. ...Read more
Depends: Understanding which tendon is torn and how much can better answer your question. The rotator cuff has five distinct layers and if it is torn top to bottom (full thickness), this will not heal and will progress over time. If speaking of a tear of the long head of the bicep, this does not typically require surgery and results most frequently in a "popeye" cosmetic deformity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the best way to determine a torn muscle in chest/waist area? Can the torn muscles cause other problems esp to spine? Why can't i sweat normally
Yeyes: Yes torn muscles can cause problems with spine. Everyone is born with sweat glands that function differently. See your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more
See below: Acouple of easy things include warm, moist heat and stretching. ...Read more
Heat and ibuprofen: A bruise over a vein is usually due to bleeding from the vein into the surrounding skin and subcutaneous tissue resulting in what is called a hematoma. This hematoma is trapped blood beneath the skin and is best treated with heat and ibuprofen. It usually resolves over about 10 days. ...Read more
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I damaged cartilage in knee. What are the best ways to help it heal and what is the average healing time?
Bruise Or Contusion (Definition)
Bruises, or ecchymoses, are discolorations and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the surrounding tissues. A serious disease called pupura presents as a cluster of small bruises called petachia. Petachia often appears as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could indicate a problem. ...Read more
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