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Muscle Swelling Impact Injury
It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more
Rest and cold packs: The simplest way is to rest the arm or leg, keep it elevated for a while, and apply cold packs continuously until it is better. ...Read more
Temporary edema: During a workout the load on your muscles exceeds what they've been used to managing. This leads to microscopic tears in muscle fibers, which then need repairs. Prostaglandins, which are hormone-like chemicals produced by the body in response to these tears, cause an inflammatory response which results in the disposal of debris and building up of stronger muscle fibers--leading to muscle swelling. ...Read more
Inflammation also: Besides injuries people can have inflamation in their muscles called myositis. This can occur in connective tissue diseases like poly or dermatomyositis. Some of the statin drugs that treat high cholesterol can have muscle problems called "statin myopathy", but a serious type of muscle inflammation called rhabdomyolysis can occur and cause muscle swelling. This can occur with others. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly flatfeet: Check and see if you have them. ...Read more
Acl reconstruction, 6 days out (hamstring). Lack of muscle, swelling, wobble when 2 much weight on leg. Normal? Dr said I should be walking 1 week out
Unclear: Acl and hamstring surgery are two different problems. Did you have both? Please restate your question. ...Read more
See a doctor: Abdominal complaints can be either.....It is not uncommon to have an abdominal muscle injury that produces pain. Helping decide which doctor to see is generally a muscular strain does not bother you at rest. I would recommend you see your primary care physician to help you determine which route you should explore. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more
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