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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?

Stretch/strengthen: This is for muscle strain, not achilles rupture. Rehab: begin gentle ankle range of motion (alphabets with toes). Progress to regular calf stretching after 1 wk. May initiate two legged calf raise. After 2 wks, single leg calf raise/leg press. > 3 wks - eccentric heel drops (calf raise on noninjured side, come down on injured side). Fitness - try pool therapy - swim/run using jogger's belt. ...Read more

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When a hollow structure like an blood vessel, a cyst, bladder, bowel, etc bursts we ...Read more


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What to do if I have ulces on my ankels I do not have diabeties I was in an accident that damaged my legs so What to do if I have bad circulation. my doctors have?

What to do if I have ulces on my ankels I do not have diabeties I was in an accident that damaged my legs so What to do if I have bad circulation. my doctors have?

Ulcers: on the insides of the ankles can be very common in patients with decreased circulation... there are many types of treatments that can help with healing the ulcers as well as helping the circulation problem. ...Read more

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I have left back pain as i know all my life. I dont have pain in my leg just low back.What i can do i want to prevent this im basketball player?

I have left back pain as i know all my life. I dont have pain in my leg just low back.What i can do i want to prevent this im basketball player?

LBP in youth: Best exerise for low back pain is"core" exercises: Strenghtening the spine muscles. If you can do sit-ups that is best. Multiple repetitions of 20 crunches. If crunches hurt, you need an x-ray of the spine to make sure of no developmental abnormalities. Be sure to do stretching and limbering before games. You probably need to see a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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I have deteriated lumbar disk, i was told this limits what workouts i can do. Which workouts can i do to stay in shape. That wont injure my back.

I have deteriated lumbar disk, i was told this limits what workouts i can do. Which workouts can i do to stay in shape. That wont injure my back.

Low impact: Ideally, exercises that cause low impact or low stress to be applied to the back. All muscle groups can still be worked out, it is just that it may take planning. For example, a seated leg press is much more "back friendly" than squats. If you have trouble, working with a physical therapist can help you develop a workout routine that will be safest and best for your low back. ...Read more

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What can I do if my boyfriend has shingles; do I need to stay away?

What can I do if my boyfriend has shingles; do I need to stay away?

Maybe: Shingles cannot be passed from one person to another. However, it can be spread from a person with active shingles to a person who has never had chickenpox. The virus is spread through direct contact with fluid from the rash blisters, not through sneezing, coughing or casual contact. ...Read more

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My wrist has been hurting really bad and I want to know what I should do to prevent the pain?

My wrist has been hurting really bad and I want to know what I should do to prevent the pain?

Rest, ice, ibuprofen: Temorarily, you should rest the wrist, splint it if you can, use some ice packs and perhaps take some Ibuprofen type otc meds if you can. If you continue to have pain, it worsens or you have concerns or other co-existing medical problems and depending on your age, any trauma history or other concern, see your pcp for evaluation and professional treatment. Be cautious! ...Read more

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I can't seem to build muscle. I have never seen a muscle on my body in 34 years! i so badly want calf muscles! is there anything i can do? I

I can't seem to build muscle. I have never seen a muscle on my body in 34 years! i so badly want calf muscles! is there anything i can do? I

Isometrics?: For less than 5 minutes a day, holding your muscle as tight as possible will lend definition to it. Select the muscles you'd like to tone and define. Work out an exercise plan with a therapist or trainer ( or review a book on it) and set aside 5 minutes a day. Don't look for results until 2-4 weeks have gone by. ...Read more

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I have hurt my ankle and i am not sure if I have sprained it or not. I can walk on it aslong as I keep it straight and don't bend it as I get pain. my mum is telling me to take some pain killers and go to school but do I need to do anymore and see my GP?

I have hurt my ankle and  i am not sure if I have sprained it or not. I can walk on it aslong as I keep it straight and don't bend it as I get pain. my mum is telling me to take some pain killers and go to school but do I need to do anymore and see my GP?

Splint!: It is vey important that you do not re-injure the ankle for 6 weeks. To protect you from "rolling" it again, we usually put you in a splint that can be worn in your shoe. The more you are upright, the more swollen you will be later in the day. It will increase your pain a bit. You should get your splint, and then take NSAIDS Before you go to school, and after to keep swelling down. Also ICE it. ...Read more

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What can I do I have rsd in my foot? It hurts how do I get the pain to go away?

What can I do I have rsd in my foot? It hurts how do I get the pain to go away?

Is it RSD?: Now called complex regional pain syndrome, rsd is frequently misdiagnosed. If you have change in temperature, skin color, hair and nail growth, swelling, extreme sensitivity to touch, worsening with cold or your foot hanging down, you may actually have it. If it is recent in onset, sympathetic blocks along with pt to ensure that you maintain flexibility can help along with nerve pain meds. ...Read more

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I have a boi in my lower but. What can I do to relive the pain it has started to drain but I can not sit. Please what can I do?

I have a boi in my lower but. What can I do to relive the pain it has started to drain but I can not sit. Please what can I do?

Boil?: sounds like an infection and if it is limiting your mobility or comfort - would need to see MD for evaluation and possible drainage / medications. in the meantime - warm compresses are helpful and trying to keep from putting direct pressure on the area.. ...Read more

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What to do if I have cyst in my right ovary can I do Pilates workout?

What to do if I have cyst in my right ovary can I do Pilates workout?

Depends on some fac-: Tors like the size, and the symptoms its producing. Certainly check with your ob/gyn who'll advise after the appropriate testing. ...Read more

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I have a back problem l5.lately at night I get so stuff it hurts to move my legs. What can I do? I take anti-inflammatory I went PT and I do exercises

I have a back problem l5.lately at night I get so stuff it hurts to move my legs. What can I do? I take anti-inflammatory I went PT and I do exercises

You could have--: -spinal stenosis. a sign is that the distance you walk at 1 time gets shorter as the years go by, and you find you have to rest a while due to leg pain, and then get going again. I would see a fellowship trained spine surgeon. I prefer ortho, but I am prejudice. also do well with neurosurgeon. ...Read more

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

Stretch/strengthen: This is for muscle strain, not achilles rupture. Rehab: begin gentle ankle range of motion (alphabets with toes). Progress to regular calf stretching after 1 wk. May initiate two legged calf raise. After 2 wks, single leg calf raise/leg press. > 3 wks - eccentric heel drops (calf raise on noninjured side, come down on injured side). Fitness - try pool therapy - swim/run using jogger's belt. ...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?

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

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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Ruptured achilles 8 months ago, I can't do a single leg calf raise and a lot of pain in medial ankle and arch. ?

Ruptured achilles 8 months ago, I can't do a single leg calf raise and a lot of pain in medial ankle and arch. ?

ACHILLES RUPTURE: I'm assuming you did not have surgical repair. If so, this is typical of an Achilles rupture managed non-surgically. ...Read more

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I heard and felt a pop followed my an intense stabbing pain in my left calf muscle. Felt like Achilles rupture but higher up. Should i visit the er?

Yes: Yes, not because of a possible achilles rupture but stabbing pain in the calf could represent a blood clot. That's definitely a possible emergency. ...Read more

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Felt pop below calf/Achilles is not ruptured n wen it occured no swelling/Bruising/no pain wen I squeeze anywhere only wen I try 2 walk n calf tightns?

Felt pop below calf/Achilles is not ruptured n wen it occured no swelling/Bruising/no pain wen I squeeze anywhere only wen I try 2 walk n calf tightns?

You probably: popped off 1 of 3 tendon heads that attach Achilles tendon to calf muscle. This is why you feel pain when you walk. The tendon should grow back over next 4-6 weeks,but you could be uncomfortable for a while. I recommend you see Orthopedics to confirm this diagnosis, and do as little walking as possible.. ...Read more

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So it wasnt DVT it was a ruptured bakers cyst on the SIDE of my TKR causing pain and swelling in my knee, foot, and ankle is this strange? Not in calf

So it wasnt DVT it was a ruptured bakers cyst on the SIDE of my TKR causing pain and swelling in my knee, foot, and ankle is this strange? Not in calf

Yes strange!: A Baker's cyst is often associated with internal derangement of the knee and a "rupture" releases some joint fluid but this should NOT affect your foot and ankle. You need to see an Orthopedist or Sport's Medicine Specialist for an evaluation of your symptoms sooner rather than later! Good Luck Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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What is the best way to stay fit when you have a broken leg?

What is the best way to stay fit when you have a broken leg?

Upper Body Work: When you are not able to work out due to your broken leg , you can do a upper body workout to hepl stay in shape. ...Read more

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Dx @ ER with ovarian cysts & complex lesion rupture. 12 days just now bleeding lightly w/ leg pain. Much lighter then period no back pain. Er or gyno?

Dx @ ER with ovarian cysts & complex lesion rupture. 12 days just now bleeding lightly w/ leg pain. Much lighter then period no back pain. Er or gyno?

Gynecology: I would never tell a patient not to go to the er for emergencies, but you need to establish a patient physician relationship with someone who can follow you long term and educate you about your problem. ...Read more

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I just had a vein rupture out of my leg and i want to know if this is bad becuase i got diabetes?

I just had a vein rupture  out of my leg  and i  want to know if  this is  bad becuase i got diabetes?

Let me explain: To have this vein rupture most likely is not serious issue, but treat it with caution, warm compress (moist heat) frequently and be sure that blood sugar under control, if you have any problem, contact you doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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