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What Do You Do For A Pulled Groin
Make sure: First make sure that's what it is. I saw a man treated by his doctor for six months for a "pulled groin" that i found to acutally be a lung cancer that had returned and spread to his pelvis. A rare finding for someone who is 36, but usually if it does not respond to gentle stretching and anti-inflammatories if able to take them, then seek expertise. ...Read more
How bad?: For most pulled muscles, rest is the answer. Heat or ice (on for 30 minutes, off for an hour) can help, too. Ibuprofen and/or tylenol (acetaminophen) can help with the pain, too. See your doc about 7 days after injury to see if physical therapy is a good idea. Also, if pain is severe, you have numbness, tingling, weakness, loss of movement), severe swelling, get seen right away. ...Read more
Pyridium (phenazopyridine) & sitz bath: Naturally UTI needs to treated with an antibiotic. Pyridium, available at low dose otc or at higher dose by prescription relieves burning pain. Drinking plenty of water dilutes the urine. Tylenol, (acetaminophen) Ibuprofen or Codeine can all help. Sit down and kae it easy. ...Read more
Depends: A minor tear in the muscle itself requires only rest to heal. Antiinflammatory medications like Ibuprofen can be used for discomfort. Conversely a major tear or a tear in the biceps tendon may require surgical correction. To determine the type and severity of your tear, a physician should see and evaluate you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rest, ice, ace wrap: A hamstring strain of the muscle and or tendon may benefit from not only a decreased level of activity, but also local ice (7-10 days) and compression via an ace wrap. Most hamstring injuries heal adequately without surgery. A thorough physical exam, and imaging (mri), are beneficial to insure your particular hamstring injury is amenable to nonoperative management. An orthopaedic surgeon can help. ...Read more
No easy treatment: Hamstring injuries are difficult. I recommend staying off it for the first 1-2 days, lots of ice and then you want to start walking with shortened strides and partial or full weight depending on how bad it is. It takes time for the muscle to heal and therapy can often be helpful at this stage. Eccentric type exercises have been shown to be helpful for preventing hamstring injuries. ...Read more
Get checked.: You should see a non- surgical sports medicine specialist, who can determine if it's just a strain , or something more serious. Icing the calf for 20 minutes at a time, 3-4 times per day, can be helpful. Also, if you can take aleve (naproxen) or advil, as directed, it may help as well. ...Read more
Hello. : Hello. I really don't know a good way to reduce your pain without treating the cause. If there is bacteria in the urine, it is usually treated with antibiotics. The pain is usually treated with a medication that will decrease the smooth muscle spasm. If you are a woman ad vaginal discharges are increasing the symptoms, this would be treated as well. It is one thing to try to prevent urinary tract infections, but i don't know of a home remedy for the associated pain. By the way, if you are a male and you have a uti, it is imperative that you get treatment. ...Read more
Aquatic exercises &.: It is really hard to tell what you should or not do since i don't know the type, extent and duration of your injury. It safe to say that any activities making your pain worse should be avoided/minimized. I suggest speaking to doc and/or trainer/therapist to start some exercises and then you can do them at home etc...Often aquatic exercises have less stress on back. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
What to do if i pulled my hamstring on monday how do I treat it do I need to see a doctor what should I do?
Give 1 wk- then MD: If your symptoms are not improving within a week of injury, seek evaluation from your MD. ...Read more
Heat, massage, tape: This depends on what muscle. In general, heat applications & massage will help to ease symptoms as can icing. Otc medication will help. Taping or strapping/bracing the area can help as well if done correctly. Gentle stretching & mobilization can help. If severe enough, modalities & treatment through a physical therapist will help as time to heal. Prevention of recurrence through stretching. ...Read more
Psychotherapy: Psychotherapy can be helpful to find out what the stress is that is affecting your body in such a way that you feel the psychosomatic pain. This is likely to be more of an exploratory therapy. Some therapists however have approached this problem from more of a cognitive behavioral therapy approach. Both are viable approaches. If the pain is a constant pain from psychological trauma, a hypnotic approach maybe of great benefit. I am sure that other nontraditional approaches such as acupuncture may also have their place in the treatment of this condition. Relaxation exercises, yoga, meditation, spirituality, and developing a strong social support network can all be great ways to help you cope. ...Read more
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