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Ice Packs For Injuries

I got swelling calf muscle at right leg and fell pain at joint (knee) at both sides .I don't have diabetic but sometimes bp increases, I am above 60 years.

Dr. Karuna Chawla 97% (74234 ratings)
BHMS
Homeopathy Doctor, Noida
I got swelling calf muscle at right leg and fell pain at joint (knee) at both sides .I don't have diabetic but someti...
1. Don’t rest too much. Too much rest can weaken your muscles, which can worsen joint pain. Find an exercise program that is safe for your knees and stick with it. If you're not sure which motions are safe or how much you can do, talk with your doctor or a physical therapist. 2. Do exercise. Cardio exercises strengthen the muscles that support your knee and increase flexibility. Weight training and stretching do, too. For cardio, some good choices include walking, swimming, water aerobics, stationary cycling, and elliptical machines. 3. Don’t risk a fall. A painful or unstable knee can make a fall more likely, which can cause more knee damage. 4. Rest, ice, compression, and elevation (rice) is good for knee pain caused by a minor injury or an arthritis flare. Give your knee some rest, apply ice to reduce swelling, wear a compressive bandage, and keep your knee elevated. 5. Don't overlook your weight. If you're overweight, losing weight reduces the stress on your knee. You don’t even need to get to your "ideal" weight. Smaller changes still make a difference. 6. Don't be shy about using a walking aid. A crutch or cane can take the stress off of your knee. Knee splints and braces can also help you stay stable. 7. Don't let your shoes make matters worse. Cushioned insoles can reduce stress on your knees. 8. Do play with temperature. For the first 48 to 72 hours after a knee injury, use a cold pack to ease swelling and numb the pain. A plastic bag of ice or frozen peas works well. Use it for 15 to 20 minutes three or four times a day. Wrap your ice pack in a towel to be kind to your skin. After that, you can heat things up with a warm bath, heating pad, or warm towel for 15 to 20 minutes, three or four times a day. 9. Don’t jar your joint (s). High-impact exercises can further injure painful knees. Avoid jarring exercises such as running, jumping, and kickboxing. Also avoid doing exercises such as lunges and deep squats that put a lot of stress on your knees. These can worsen pain and, if not done correctly, cause injury. You can contact me for a detailed consultation.
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Foot is swelled, unfortunately while feeding to buffalo, it trampled my foot. Help me some home remedy tips to reduce the swelling and pain.

Dr. Nash Kamdin 94% (6382 ratings)
MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Foot is swelled, unfortunately while feeding to buffalo, it trampled my foot. Help me some home remedy tips to reduce...
Dear Lybrateuser, -take rest, avoid putting weight on foot, restrict walking to bare minimum - apply ice pack for 10-15 min, 3-4 times a day on affected part - elevate foot while sitting on a stool, also while sleeping on a cushion - apply pain relief gel 3 times a day - apply compression bandage (crepe bandage) on the affected part - do x- ray of the ankle if symptoms don't improve in 2-3 days to rule out any bony injury.
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I'm reading a previous post of a patient complaining of a hard lump on the butt cheek after a fall on wood stairs. This same thing happened to me several years ago. I fell, hard, and hit the edge of a stair right on my butt cheek. It was a searing pain and I actually thought I broke my hip at first. After 30 minutes, I was able to get up but I had severe pain, a black bruise on my entire butt cheek for about a month, couldn't sit on that side for several weeks, and a huge lump formed across my whole cheek. It's larger than my hand. It's been several years and has not dissipated. It is as large as it was in the beginning and is still bothersome. I have a lot of pain in my sciatic area, hip, and the lump itself gets tender after prolonged sitting or pressure to the area. My Dr. Said at the time that it was one of 2 things, one would go away, one would be there forever. Can't remember what they were and i'm assuming I have the lifelong injury but my question is. What is this injury called and is there anything that can be done do reduce the lump or level of discomfort and pain?

Dr. Vishwas Virmani 93% (28637 ratings)
MPT, BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I'm reading a previous post of a patient complaining of a hard lump on the butt cheek after a fall on wood stairs. Th...
Chiropractic adjustment will help. Apply hot fomentation twice daily. Avoid bending in front. Chiropractic postural correction- sit tall, walk tall. Extension exercises x 15 times x twice daily - lying on tummy, take left arm up for 3 seconds, then bring it down, right arm up for 3 seconds, bring down. Bring right leg up, hold for 3 seconds, bring it down. Then right leg up and hold for 3 seconds and bring it down. Repeat twice a day- 10 times.
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I am having strange pain in my right wrist joint from last 4-5 months. The intensity has now increased. I feel pain in movement and while doing household work, lifting anything from my hand. I remember I slipped on floor last year after that only I remember I had this pain emerging. I tried many pain relieving balms but no permanent relief I got. I am wearing wrist splint from tynor and with restricted movement I feel better. What is the reason I am unable to understand.

Dr. Julie Mercy J David 91% (31661 ratings)
Erasmus Mundus Master in Adapted Physical Activity, MPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
I am having strange pain in my right wrist joint from last 4-5 months. The intensity has now increased. I feel pain i...
It can be a muscle spasm. Apply ice pack. Do some hot water fermentation. It can also be due to overactivity which may result in pain. Refer a nearby physiotherapists you need to undergo ultrasound therapy.
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Tractor ran up my leg on monday. I went to er they xrayed said nothing broke. Gave me pain pills and sent me on. Leg is aching so want another option would you suggest Dr. in jackson tenn.

Dr. Karuna Chawla 97% (74234 ratings)
BHMS
Homeopathy Doctor, Noida
Tractor ran up my leg on monday. I went to er they xrayed said nothing broke. Gave me pain pills and sent me on. Leg ...
Rest prevents further injury and avoids stress on already inflamed tissue. Put the ankle joint at rest by wearing a brace or splint. Ice is probably the best treatment. Ice will counteract the increased blood flow to the injured area. It will reduce the swelling, redness, and warmth. Applied soon after the injury, ice will prevent much of the inflammation from happening. Compression can help keep down swelling. Compression wraps, such as ace bandages, do not provide much support to prevent movement of the ankle, and you should not apply them tightly. Elevation (keeping the injured area up as high as possible) will help the body absorb fluid that has leaked into the tissue. Ideally, prop the ankle up so that it is above the level of your heart. You can do this in a reclining chair.
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I have hand problems, to undersimplify. I have dequervain’s bilateral, dupuytrens on the rh (radiated, no more issues) and cyst on the top of my wrist on lh. My physiatrist told me I have a slight carpal tunnel syndrome (no symptoms) and the beginnings of osteoarthritis bi lateral (not enough to cause symptoms). Apart from dequervains pain, I have pain in my index finger rh especially when I flex it. It feels, I can’t describe it any better, like I have a tight glove on and it is hard to flex (i had to switch the mouse button side). I had an mri more than 5 years ago and it revealed tenosynovitis of the said index finger and some fluid deposited around the tendons of all my fingers. But here is the real puzzling affliction, I seem to have some kind of generalized tendonitis bi lateral and the pain seems to occur for no reason. Also I get injured too easily. For example, today, while I was sweeping the floor the inside of my left thumb and under my index finger down to my palm, started to hurt badly. Every so often when I grab something with force (or just in an awkward way) the knuckles at the base of my fingers in the palm of my hands hurt. I thought it was the osteoarthritis but I finally realized it was actually the tendons being compressed. I’ve looked everywhere for something that could explain this strange “all tendons inflamed” disease to no avail. I had a failed dequervains surgery, physiotherapy and all kinds of nsaid”s and methylprednisolone course twice. They’ve only injected once bilateral for dequervain’s. I’ve been trying to get them to inject me in the other problem areas but they simply ignore me. Any ideas?

Dr. Chirag V. Thakkar 92% (99 ratings)
MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics, F. KUMC, Fellowship in Joint Replacement, Fellowship in Arthroscopy, Cadaveric workshop in Knee and Shoulder Arthroscopy, Cadaveric Workshop in Knee Arthroscopy
Orthopedic Doctor, Vadodara
I have hand problems, to undersimplify. I have dequervain’s bilateral, dupuytrens on the rh (radiated, no more issues...
1. For your dq's, you can get operated and tendons can be released instantly. It's a short procedure, not so costly and very effective. 2. For your forefinger pain, I think carpal tunnel syndrome could be the cause. Get your never conduction velocity and electromyography of that upper limb done. 3. Also get yourself checked for diabetes and thyroid, uric acid, rheumatoid arthritis 4. Osteoarthritis is not common in young individuals except post trauma.
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I am 18 years old and from last 7 days I have severe pain in my hips don't know how. As while walking or when I am sleeping and changing position it pains. Moreover when I touch that affected area it doesn't pain .so can you pls help and also when I cough then it pains.

Dr. Julie Mercy J David 91% (31661 ratings)
Erasmus Mundus Master in Adapted Physical Activity, MPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
I am 18 years old and from last 7 days I have severe pain in my hips don't know how. As while walking or when I am sl...
It can be an muscle spasm. Due to overactivity or overstretch of the muscle. Apply ice pack. Do some hot water fermentation. Refer a nearby physiotherapists.
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Good morning. I have occurred knee pain by 1 week during running there is no swelling or pain .pain is only occurred during walking by four days I take government sr tablets today I also walk near about 2 km. When walk slowly then no problems but walk as normal as before knee can't allowed to step properly. As before I walk 10 km .& above daily. Sorry not government it's voveran sr tablet (pain killer).

Dr. Nihit Jain 88% (11 ratings)
MS - Orthopaedics, MBBS
Orthopedic Doctor, Ghaziabad
Good morning. I have occurred knee pain by 1 week during running there is no swelling or pain .pain is only occurred ...
Warm up before running is important hydration is important taking vitamin supplements also helps regular exercise is important for long term results.
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I am 60 years old woman suffering from knee arthritis. Regular in walks and playing table tennis, still suffering from bouts of inflammatory pains in between. I have been prescribed nsaid raceclo for 10 days. My inquiry: I don't want to become addicted to such drugs. Any alternative please.

Dr. Chirag V. Thakkar 92% (99 ratings)
MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics, F. KUMC, Fellowship in Joint Replacement, Fellowship in Arthroscopy, Cadaveric workshop in Knee and Shoulder Arthroscopy, Cadaveric Workshop in Knee Arthroscopy
Orthopedic Doctor, Vadodara
I am 60 years old woman suffering from knee arthritis. Regular in walks and playing table tennis, still suffering fro...
To not get addicted to some nsaid you need to keep a watch on your knees. Please follow a regular physio to strengthen the muscles around your knees. Also, do not over strain your muscles and never forget to warm up and stretch before starting any contact sports or vigorous exercise. Regular hot water fomentation with physio should help you around, but if they don't, consult a knee specialist around you. There are options better than nsaids: 1. Physio plus lifestyle modification 2. Physio plus valgus knee braces 3. Intraarticular injection plus physio plus braces 4. Arthroscopy 5. Deformity/ axis correction 6. Unicondylar knee replacement (partial) 7. Total knee replacement the best treatment for you should be decided by the clinician near you. Thanks.
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