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What Is The Best Way To Heal The Torn Tendons Around My Left Shoulder
Traumatically?: There may be surgiacl procedures in which this is done and then repaired or not. If the tendon is cut traumatically the function of the arm will be compromised if not repaired. It is better to do this sooner than later. ...Read more
Rotator Cuff: The rotator cuff tendon is a major stabilizer of the shoulder joint especially with lifting and overhead activity. Treatment is dependent upon how large the tear is and how much weakness and pain your are having. Initial treatment may consist of rest and range of motion exercises. Severe tears may need surgery. ...Read more
It depends....: There are many exercises that can strengthening the muscles of the shoulder after a dislocation. However, these exercises may depend on the type of dislocation (anterior vs. Posterior), as well as if there were any other injuries (nerve entrapment, tears, etc.) best to consult with your family or sports medicine doctor, orthopedic surgeon, or physical therapist for specific recommendations. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Trying my best to keep my torn 1st rib ligament from moving so it will heal. Is there any benefit to not moving the arm much on the affected side?
No: Actually, it is helpful to maintain a good range of motion so the surrounding muscles and ligaments do not tighten up on you. It should heal just fine. ...Read more
I injuured my foot the bone on the right side of my left foot that connects to the big toe is red and swollen what's the fastest way to recover for mma?
RICE: The standard treatment for acute injuries is: rest- stay off your foot as much as possible, ice- ice the area 20-30 min 2-3 times a day, compression- use an ace wrap to reduce swelling and limit movement, elevation- elevation above your heart often. Best to have it evaluated for an accurate diagnosis and treatment. Dr l. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: Depends on the tendon torn, the degree of tear, the ability to repair with non-surgical means versus surgical means, ability to rest, splint, not use the area, time on crutches, boot splint, or other and the type of physical therapy your get. See a reputable orthopedist or sports medicine physician and get an evaluation. You may need to see a foot and ankle trained ortho to see you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I twisted my wriest and torn a ligament on the right side my hand and dislocated the bone attached to it will it heal with out surgery?
Maybe: Difficult answer as it could go either way. Even if the bones are all back in perfect position, sometimes it will not heal completely. This is best determined by close follow up with an orthopedic surgeon, preferrably a hand specialist. Best not to chance it on your own. ...Read more
More serious: The ligaments on the inside of the ankle are much stronger than those on the outside. It would be prudent to have an X-ray to make sure there was no bony damage. In the meantime, rest, ice, compression, and elevation are standard treatments. You may need to wear a boot or a brace depending on severity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I damaged cartilage in knee. What are the best ways to help it heal and what is the average healing time?
2 joint muscle: The rectus femoris starts at the top of the hip bone and ends below the knee. You use it to lift your leg (for example when taking a step up) and to straighten your knee. Since it crosses two joints, the hip needs to be extended and the knee bent to stretch it. The best method depends on your current fitness level and activities. It is best to have an athletic trainer/ physical therapist show you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I injured a knee ligament on the inside of the leg about 6 months ago. Is the pain ever going to go completely away? I want the ligament to heal. What
Yes: This needs to be evaluated by an orthopaedic surgeon. For a sprained mcl pain should be gone in about 6 weeks. Since yours has persisted may be other problems. ...Read more
Depends: Understanding which tendon is torn and how much can better answer your question. The rotator cuff has five distinct layers and if it is torn top to bottom (full thickness), this will not heal and will progress over time. If speaking of a tear of the long head of the bicep, this does not typically require surgery and results most frequently in a "popeye" cosmetic deformity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tendon strength: Hello: The quick answer is tendons and ligaments cannot be strengthened like muscles. The amount of collagen fibers in each tendon remains consistent regardless of the amount of muscle increase that occurs from exercise. Ligaments are the same story in that amount of fibers tissue remains consistent regardless of the amount of exercise placed on a joint. Best Regards. Dr. Reed ...Read more
Several things: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you. ...Read more
It depends...: ...On the type of injury. To start with try: rice...Rest, ice, compression, and elevation. Otc pain meds should be considered, follow the dose on the bottle. There are many possibilities if it is not getting better with initial conservative treatment. If your need is bad enough and limiting your daily activities or prolonged then you need to see your pcp or an orthopedist. Best of luck! ...Read more
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