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What is the best way to recover from a torn tendon in the foot?

What is the best way to recover from a torn tendon in the foot?

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 more

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Dr. Arnold Zuckman
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Tendon Rupture (Definition)

A tendon rupture occurs when the structure of the tendon becomes discontinuous. The tendon connects a muscle to a bone allowing the contractile force of the muscle to be transmitted to the bone allowing for motion to occur. In a tendon rupture, this ...Read more


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What's the best way to recover from a torn tendon in the foot?

What's the best way to recover from a torn tendon in the foot?

Tendon tear: If it is a horizontal tear, surgical repair is appropriate. If it is a split tear in the tendon, immobilization and physical therapy can heal the injury. We also use platelet rich plasma injections to facilitate healing of the injury. ...Read more

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What is the best way to recover from a torn plantar fascia?

It depends: How severe the plantar fascia rupture is will dictate what treatment might be necessary. In smaller tears, rest, ice, elevation, oral antiinflammatories can be enough. The pain and disability can be severe, and might require a period of nonweightbearing using crutches or a cam walker. Talk to your doctor as to what course is best for you. Good luck. ...Read more

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What's the best way to recover from a torn meniscus in the knee?

What's the best way to recover from a torn meniscus in the knee?

Surgery?: The majority of meniscus tears in younger people are treated surgically. If the meniscus is torn in the correct spot, it can be repaired, unfortunately most require surgical excision of the tear. Rehab usually lasts 4-6 weeks after the surgery. ...Read more

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What is the best way to recover from a dislocated shoulder?

What is the best way to recover from a dislocated shoulder?

Time, ROM, strength: If this is your first dislocation, time (rest) followed by gentle attempts to regain range of motion followed by rotator cuff strengthening is the recipe. You can do this under the guidance of a physical therapist or self-directed exercise. I strongly urge you to go to an ortho doc for an assessment of your risk for another shoulder dislocation in the future. ...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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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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What is the fastest way to recover from a hyperextended knee?

What is the fastest way to recover from a hyperextended knee?

Rest-ace wrap-brace: Most knee hyperextension injuries resolve with time and occasionally physical therapy. You should try rest, ice, compression, and avoid positions or activities that allow the knee to potentially hyperextend (no running, jumping, changing directions rapidly) until your knee no longer hurts when it is extended. If the pain persists for more than 7-10 days, you should seek medical evaluation. ...Read more

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What is the best way to recover from knee microfracture?

What is the best way to recover from knee  microfracture?

Follow protocol: Success of micro fracture strongly depends on proper reason for doing a micro fracture, proper surgical technique and rehab protocol. Depending on what was micro fractured, the rehab will vary. It may include non weight bearing or weight bearing, bracing and use of a continuous passive machine (cpm) for range of motion of the knee. Talk to your surgeon. ...Read more

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What is the best way to rehab a hamstring injury?

What is the best way to rehab a hamstring injury?

Rest then exercise: First you need a period of rest to let it heal, followed by an exercise program to help strengthen the injured muscle. ...Read more

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What is the best way to heel from elbow hyperextension?

What is the best way to heel from elbow hyperextension?

Time: These type of injuries take about 6 weeks to heal. A hinged elbow brace can be used to support the elbow and prevent further hyperextention, during healing. Ice, nsaid's and therapy are also helpful. Mostly it's a matter of time. ...Read more

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What is the best way to heal a hyperextended ankle?

What is the best way to heal a hyperextended ankle?

Ankle: The best first thing to do is see your physician of choice and make sure this is the proper diagnosis and that there is no fracture . Your physician will then guide your recovery. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat tendonitis in the achilles' tendon?

What is the best way to treat tendonitis in the achilles' tendon?

Rest: Initially, rest is best. Ice and later heat are helpful. Determining reason why you developed this is key. Is the tendon excessively tight, are you getting enough support ect. Then preventative care can be obtained. ...Read more

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What would be the fastest way to recover from a hyper-extended knee?

What would be the fastest way to recover from a hyper-extended knee?

Seek medical opinion: Hyperextension knee injuries are not all the same. The severity of and time needed to recover depends upon what exactly was injured when the knee hyperextended. A mild injury or sprain may allow a return to normal pre-injury activity very rapidly (days), but a more severe hyperextension injury can tear various knee ligaments, capsule and tendons and require surgery and extensive recuperation. ...Read more

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What is the best way to rehab from a rotator cuff injury?

What is the best way to rehab from a rotator cuff injury?

Strengthening: Allow several days of relative rest after an injury, then gradually and progressively strengthen the muscles that form the rotator cuff. These muscles are those that turn your forearm in and out when your elbow is held in a fixed location. Elastic bands are very useful for this type of rehab. ...Read more

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What is the best posture to recover from a back injury?

What is the best posture to recover from a back injury?

A posture that is : Neutral or loads the spine as minimally as possible. Your head is centered over your hip/pelivis from a front as well as a side view for s neutral posture. Too far forward or backward or even to one side or the other places increased load across the back. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat an ankle injury from trail running?

What is the best way to treat an ankle injury from trail running?

R I C E: Rest, ice, compression (such as an ace-wrap or elastic ankle brace) and elevation. Some find taking Ibuprofen (advil, motrin) or aleve (naproxen) helpful. If no improvement is noted in a couple of days, or if you have pain, bruising and/or swelling, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the quickest way to recover from a bone fracture?

What is the quickest way to recover from a bone fracture?

Wait listen 2 orhto: Depending on the type of fracture, the healing varies along with whether it was surg. Stabilized, then assuming 0 infect or comp, your body has a preprogramed way it is going to heal it as 2 time. We can tweak it with a bone stimulator, & early wt bearing if feasable, othewise it is time time time..... Push 2 soon and u may = back @ square 1. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat a swollen right knee from skateboarding?

What is the best way to treat a swollen right knee from skateboarding?

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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What is the best way to treat knee and ankle pain from falling off a bike?

What is the best way to treat knee and ankle pain from falling off a bike?

RICE: R.I.C.E. ( rest, ice, compression dressing, and elevation of the joint) not the food rice, is an excellent treatment plan for acute, mild injuries to joints. If pain persists or the injury is more severe than mild, a formal evaluation by a physician may be warranted. Consult your physician who knows your medical history in regards to recommendations for medications. ...Read more

Tendon (Definition)

Tendons are made up of collagen and are the functional tissue that interfaces between muscles and bone. Muscles generate force that is transmitted through its tendon that inserts on a specific bone that is moved in the plane of the connecting joint made ...Read more