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Unable to stretch leg, front splits after left leg cracked loud during cheerleading practice. What went wrong?

hi so about 2 weeks ago at cheerleading practice I Was doing stretches and theres this one whare you sit down legs apart in a V shape and your partner is the same . You then take tyrnes pullins each othrr into the front splits . I could always go all the way down so I told my friend to keep me there but then my left lecracked 3 loud times and ever sence then I cant do it no more and I cant do front splits and stretch that lrg anymore . What do you think went wrong ? What can I do ? Help please & thank you.
Thu, 5 Jul 2012
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hi Marie,
Thanks for writing in.
I think we are looking at a severe muscle strain here. This could be associated with a torn ligament or maybe a hairline fracture as well. For this, you can take Tablet Motrin 1 tablet daily ( upto 2 tablets a day). Also, apply hot compresses to your leg and thigh. It would definitely take some time to heal. Please do not do any unusual splits or stretched till then.
I would also suggest you see a physician. A detailed examination will tell us how severe the problem is.
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Internal Medicine Specialist Dr. Sudhir's  Response
Hello.From the symptoms it seems you have stretched one of the ligament or got a sore muscle.You can try rest,ice application at site of pain and oral pain killers if there is pain.Avoid any training for couple of days.Mostly such symptoms resolve within few days.Regards.
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