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What can I do to stay fit now that I have ruptured my calf?

What can I do to stay fit now that I have ruptured my calf?

Work around injuries: Depending on your circumstances, isolating the injury will allow you to rest the calf but stimulate other muscles and organs to maintain peak functioning. If you run, swimming or weight training using machines that allow your calf to "be at rest" will work well. When you've recovered, those calf muscles that have weakened can be "persuaded" to re-bulk through targeted activity. ...Read more

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Hi there, Orthopedic surgeon said I have progressed OA, Completely ruptured ACL and a Minscus tear on the inside of the leg. Recon 22yrs ago, now 38.

Hi there, Orthopedic surgeon said I have progressed OA, Completely ruptured ACL and a Minscus tear on the inside of the leg. Recon 22yrs ago, now 38.

Challenging problem: ACL & meniscus surgeries have advanced a lot since you had yours, but secondary arthritis following these injuries remains a challenge. There are promising investigational treatments for OA (gene therapy and orthobiologics )but they are not here yet. Unfortunately, you may have knee arthritis far beyond your biologic age. Bracing, PT, injections may help. Osteotomy surgery in some cases. Good luck ...Read more

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The ER dr told me I have a ruptured disc causing my sciatica pain n left leg. I'm on bed rest for now but what else can I do for the pain besides med?

The ER dr told me I have a ruptured disc causing my sciatica pain n left leg. I'm on bed rest for now but what else can I do for the pain besides med?

Physical therapy: non surgical treatment for lumbar disc herniation are : 1. Pain medication using NSAIDS 2. Physical therapy /Chiroprat --all geared towrds reducing pain and returning to your normal functioning capacity if after about 6 weeks you are still having increased pain , increased numbness or increased weakness of the leg, you need to see a neurosurgeon ...Read more

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Bursitis just below knee cap (size of apple) burst when I bent down & drained into leg. Now leg is sore but no pain, is it ok/safe for it to rupture?

Bursitis just below knee cap (size of apple) burst when I bent down & drained into leg. Now leg is sore but no pain, is it ok/safe for it to rupture?

Prepatellar bursitis: Sounds like prepatellar bursitis. Many pictures on google to help you decide if that is accurate. In general if symptoms improve with rupture and continue to improve as the swelling resolves it is a non-issue and nothing to worry about. If it worsens or new problems develop go to ED for evaluation. ...Read more

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Ant tib rupture missed last Oct. now scarred down lengthened -weakened muscle use. Can tendon be fixed this late? Pain leg/arch tenosynovitis post tib

Ant tib rupture missed last Oct. now scarred down lengthened -weakened muscle use. Can tendon be fixed this late? Pain leg/arch tenosynovitis post tib

Maybe: Usually muscles shorten, or contract. It is rare for a muscle to heal lengthened after a tear or rupture. Repair is possible but has a lower chance of success this late. Tendon transfer has a better chance of success. You need a thorough evaluation by a foot specialist ...Read more

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What is the recovery time for a ruptured calf?

What is the recovery time for a ruptured calf?

3-4 weeks: Calf muscle tears usually heal quite well within about 3 to 4 weeks. Physical therapy may enhance and speed up healing. ...Read more

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Is it possible to rupture an Achilles tendon, but only feel pain in the upper calf?

Is it possible to rupture an Achilles tendon, but only feel pain in the upper calf?

Yes...: The achilles tendon is the bottom part of a larger muscle called the gastrocnemius (the upper calf muscles). Get examined properly to determine the extent of your injury. ...Read more

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What r symptoms of a rupture baker cyst, and how do I control pain in back of my knee and calf?

What r symptoms of a rupture baker cyst, and how do I control pain in back of my knee and calf?

Be seen: Generally, ganglion cysts, including a baker cyst, will generally feel better when they evacuate. Be seen as your symptoms are not typical. ...Read more

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Had a ruptured Achilles repaired about 2 weeks ago but I'm having a lot of burning pains on the back of my heel below my calf. Any advice?

Calf on fire.: Pain below the calf is likely due to the repair, it still could be a serious post operative concern. You need to call your doctor ASAP to inform him of your situation. The leg has to be evaluated for a possible blood clot. ...Read more

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