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10/29/18 9:31 A

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CALLISTIA,
I agree with ARCHIMEDESII. I'm going to repeat a bit of that.

Don't push through with an injury, give it time to heal. See a doctor if it is bad.

Don't worry about not being able to loose weight because you can't exercise. Weight loss is more than 90% due to what you eat. Exercise burns few extra calories.

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10/29/18 9:27 A



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CALLISTIA,

You know the old vaudeville joke ? Man limps into his doctor and says,"Doctor, it hurts when I do this". The doctor replies,"don't do that".

It really depends on how bad the injury is. A simple strain (not that any strain is simple) could require 1-2 weeks of taking it easy to recover. A bad strain or worse case, a muscle pull could take 6-8 weeks to heal.

What you don't want to do is try to exercise if you're feeling any pain. If you try to push through the pain, you risk making the injury worse.

So, you have to ask yourself this question. "Do you take off 1-2 weeks from your exercise routine to let your quad recover OR do you take 1-2 months off later to recover from surgery ?"

People trying to lose weight assume that they wont lose weight because they can't exercise as a result of an injury. that is a misconception. When it comes to gaining or losing weight, what matters most is what you eat. If you watch what you eat while you take time off to recover, you will not lose any ground.

If you need to exercise, do exercises that don't place any stress on your quad. that may mean more upper body exercises the next couple of weeks.

And really, how long it takes to recover will depend on how bad the injury is. If you feel pain that doesn't go away after a few days, it's time to talk to your doctor.



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10/29/18 7:59 A

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"What's to do after injuring the lateral quad muscle?"
After any injury, you need to fallow the advice of your medical professionals, do your PT as prescribed, and give the injury time to heal.
If you don't, you will make things worse and lengthen your recovery time.

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10/29/18 6:47 A

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Have you been to the doctor? If so, follow his or her directions; we can't provide medical advice here. You maybe can't exercise as much as you like while you heal but you can be extra diligent about your nutrition.

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