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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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Rupture (Definition)

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