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What is the best way to apply heat on a bruised muscle?

What is the best way to apply heat on a bruised muscle?

No best way?: I guess there is no "best" way. Use common sense. Heat some water not to the point of burning the skin. Get a small towel or large gauze get it wet with the warm water and apply it over the diseased area. If that cools too fast warm it up more. If you have a heating pad just wrap it with some sort of cloth or linen so you don't apply the plastic of it directly over the skin. Avoid ointments under. ...Read more

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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


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What is the best way to treat a muscle sprain in the back area?

What is the best way to treat a muscle sprain in the back area?

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

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Help please? What is the best way to treat a bruised vein on the bottom of your foot?

Help please? What is the best way to treat a bruised vein on the bottom of your foot?

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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What is the best way to treat a strained calf muscle?

What is the best way to treat a strained calf muscle?

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

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What is the fastest way to help a possibly strained muscle in my leg?

What is the fastest way to help a possibly strained muscle in my leg?

Work it: Stretch it out, walk it out. Use hot water in tub or shower to warm the muscle to assist in stretching. Must get off of all sugar. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat burn from a heating pad?

What is the best way to treat burn from a heating pad?

Depends on the: Depth of the burn. Only a trained medical person can tell the depth. If it is a heating pad burn, it is usually superficial, second degree at the most. If it is truly only second degree, topical antibiotic ointment and occulsive dressing for a week should do it. But, more importantly, why did you not feel the burning in the first place? If it is on leg, you might have problems with nerves. ...Read more

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Need advice on what is the the fast way to heal a torn achilles?

Need advice on what is the the fast way to heal a torn achilles?

Depends: Some ruptures are mild and require just immobilization some need surgery. Mri will tell. ...Read more

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Hi i pulled a muscle..ehat is the best way to treat it? Heat or cold? Pulled muscle

Ice, then heat: ice is useful to cool things off during the first hours after the injury. immobilization of the area, such as bandaging is next. later, heat may help to relax the muscle during and after careful exercises of the injured area ...Read more

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I pulled a muscle in my neck. What is the best way to treat this?

I pulled a muscle in my neck. What is the best way to treat this?

Neck Muscle straines: Successful treat of neck muscles needs to identify the root cause. Misalignment of the spinal vertebrae is easily treated by a chiropracter. A strained muscle from over exertion, probably from lifting, or "sleeping wrong" is best treated by a physical therapist (pt) or a certified massage therapist (cmt). A non steroidal anti-inflammatory are useful too for the healing phase. See a md if needed. ...Read more

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I have a calf muscle injury. What is the best way to treat this?

I have a calf muscle injury. What is the best way to treat this?

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

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What is the best way to avoid pulling a muscle when running?

What is the best way to avoid pulling a muscle when running?

Stretching: Start by stretching thoroughly before you run. Warm up before going into sprints. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the best way to treat a sun burn located on a persons back by using lotion?

Please help! what is the best way to treat a sun burn located on a persons back by using lotion?

Sunburn: Keep sunburn cool w moist cool/cold compresses. Avoid alcohol containing products. Break off pieces of aloe vera plant & apply sap to skin. Consider non-steroidal anti-inflammatory meds to reduce pain. Don’t yank off peeling skin or burst blisters. Seek med care for severe pain, fever, lack of improvement of sxs w/i several days or if a large surface area is blistered. Drink H2O. ...Read more

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What is the best way to stretch an injured back?

What is the best way to stretch an injured back?

Carefully: Obviously, this depends on the injury but with any muscle injury you don't want to exacerbate it so begin with modalities like heat $ massage to help control pain as well as otc medication as needed with cardiovascular work slowly and then gentle stretching until pain threshold stops you ( nature's warning signal) & do daily. You could learn some tips from a physical therapist ...Read more

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What is the best way to relieve a stiff knee?

What is the best way to relieve a stiff knee?

The short way to the: Find out cause for the stiff knee. Stretching exercise for the knee no long hours of walking or sitting in one position and the use anti-inflammatory medication. ...Read more

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What is the best medicine to put on a burn?

What is the best medicine to put on a burn?

Silvadene (silver sulfadiazine): Most physicians use silvadene, (silver sulfadiazine) a prescription antibiotic cream, for second and third degree burns. For first degree burns, you are fine to use moisturizers containing aloe. For all burns, keep area clean and monitor for any signs of infection. If burns are extensive or you feel ill overall because of the burn, you must see a doctor. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat an embolism on my biceps?

What is the best way to treat an embolism on my biceps?

Depends on symptoms: How do you know you have an embolus? What are your symptoms? (how does it hurt?). ...Read more