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What to do for a knee strain?

Dr. Alvin Lin Dr. Lin
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What to do for a knee strain?

RICE: Rest, ice, compression & elevation is a good basis upon which to start treating most injuries. If any bleeding, bruising or deformity is noted, go see your doctor immediately. Same if you can't bear weight or walk. ...Read more

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What to do for a strained back?

What to do for a strained back?

Strained back: Michael: strained muscles usually heal with time (few days to 2-3 weeks). Initially, get some pain relief with acetaminophen (tylenol), and start physical therapy. Some people find short-term benefit with ice packs (apply a frozen bag of corn wrapped in a tea towel to the affected area) or moist heat. Long-term, back education and back strengthening are v. good preventative strategies. Nisha ...Read more

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What to do for a pulled muscle like hamstring?

What to do for a pulled muscle like hamstring?

Rest: Ice elevation compression gentle stretching and massage along with gentle active recovery. If still bothering you in a few days see an ortho doc. ...Read more

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What to do about a pulled hamstring?

What to do about a pulled hamstring?

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

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Help, what to do about a pulled hamstring?

Help, what to do about a pulled hamstring?

Time: If, as u say, u have sustained a hamstring strain, then immediate rice is appropriate.Taking a NSAID for a few days after the initial bleeding and swelling has ceased can help.Some physicians who see many of these injuries in athletes prefer a steroid for a week(like a Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pak).Most importantly is rest and avoiding re- injury.Refrain from returning to sports before u have healed! gl! ...Read more

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Who do I need to see for a strained hamstring?

Who do I need to see for a strained hamstring?

Your local Orthopod: As one needs to gauge the severity of the strain. Nsaids, rest, elevation of the affected foot/leg + ice/heat packs would all help reduce the symptoms. Good luck. ...Read more

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What's the best thing to do for a strained neck muscle?

What's the best thing to do for a strained neck muscle?

Check out these: Links. Hope u feel better soon! http://www.spine-health.com/blog/10-lesser-known-tips-easing-neck-pain. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/neck-pain/ds00542. ...Read more

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What can I do for a pulled calf muscle?

What can I do for a pulled calf muscle?

Calf muscle : Rest it. This is the best way for it to resolve itself. A walking boot can take some strain off of it. ...Read more

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What exercises can I do for a torn flexor muscle?

What exercises can I do for a torn flexor muscle?

Which flexor muscle?: You have many flxor muscles, in both upper and lower extremity. Also do you have a complete or partial tear. Without this info, i cannot give recommendations. Please be specific and ask again! ...Read more

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What can I do for a pulled hamstring releif?

What can I do for a pulled hamstring releif?

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

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What can I do to get help for a rotator cuff injury?

What can I do to get help for a rotator cuff injury?

See shoulder surgeon: First step to treatment is correct diagnosis. Initial treatment is rest, stretching exercises to prevent stiffness, nsaids, ice. If no help, and symptoms persist more than 2-3 weeks, see a shoulder specialist. A history and physical exam is performed, and x-ray is done. If rotator cuff tear is suspected, additional imaging (mri or ultrasound) may be recommended. ...Read more

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What to do for a neck injury?

What to do for a neck injury?

Apply ice.: Apply ice packs for 20 minutes at a time, 4-5 times per day. You may need to wear a foam neck collar, for comfort. See an orthopedic cervical spine specialist for evaluation. ...Read more

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What should I do for a pulled or strained bicep?

What should I do for a pulled or strained bicep?

RICE: rest, ice it -: Compression and elevate in a sling. Aleve (naproxen) or Ibuprofen will also help. Rest it for at least 2 weeks. If not improving check with your orthopedist. ...Read more

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What kind of exercise can I do for a torn calf muscle?

What kind of exercise can I do for a torn calf muscle?

None: In the acute phase i would not do any exercise since this could exacerbate the problem. Gentle range of motion exercises are recommended in the early stages. ...Read more