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Doctor insights on: Pulled Muscle Injury

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How long does it take for pain to go away in a pulled muscle injury?

How long does it take for pain to go away in a pulled muscle injury?

Days to weeks: Some muscles heal quickly while others may take much longer to heal. If in doubt of the diagnosis, see your doctor. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

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


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How to help treat a pulled/strained thigh muscle injury?

How to help treat a pulled/strained thigh muscle injury?

Thigh strain: Initial rest, ice, possible cane or crutches. Then progressive stretches, with contrast bath of ice/heat. Consider purified omega, pt, possible nsaids. ...Read more

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Can you fully recover from a bad lower back muscle injury?

Can you fully recover from a bad lower back muscle injury?

Rest, ice, nsaids: In general you will need to rest and take it easy until the symptoms resolve. Depending on the severity of the injury you might need a few days of rest, or a combination of rest, ice nsaids and physical therapy to alleviate your symptoms. While the severity of lower back injuries varies greatly you must pay attention to your symptoms and return to activities gradually to prevent reinjury. ...Read more

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How long does it typically take a leg muscle injury to heal?

How long does it typically take a leg muscle injury to heal?

4-6 weeks: Most muscle injuries will heal in 4-6 weeks. During that time care should be taken to avoid re-injury. After a few weeks gentle stretching is advisable to avoid re-injury. ...Read more

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How long does it usually take for a groin muscle injury to heal?

Depends on injury: The healing time of a muscle strain or "groin pull" depends on the severity of the injury. If you see bruising along the course of the muscles it will take longer. Labral tears of the hip can cause groin pain; so if not improving within 4-6 weeks that should be considered. Step one-ice the area to minimize the zone of injury step 2-restore pain free flexibility, strength then sport specific ex. ...Read more

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What scans are commonly used to diagnose a forearm muscle injury?

What scans are commonly used to diagnose a forearm muscle injury?

MRI and X-rays: If advanced imaging is recommended for a soft tissue injury to the forearm that may involve muscle, the most common modality is an mri. ...Read more

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Does creatine increase with muscle injury?

Does creatine increase with muscle injury?

Creatine: It can though not always. Creatine reflects kidney function. Creatine kinase (ck), typically can increase with muscle injury and can occur temporarily after running a marathon with some runners. ...Read more

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How can I cure a calf muscle injury?

How can I cure a calf muscle injury?

Physical therapy.: Some calf tears, or strains, can take 6-8 weeks to heal. Usually physical therapy is indicated to restore full function. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have blisters with muscle injury?

Is it normal to have blisters with muscle injury?

No.: Muscle injury, or strain, will not result in blisters. The blisters are most likely from another source. ...Read more

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Does creatine kinase only rise with muscle injury?

Does creatine kinase only rise with muscle injury?

Muscle and Brain: Creatine kinase is present in skeletal muscle, heart, smooth muscle and brain and injury to any of these can cause elevation of this enzyme. ...Read more

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Does creatine kinase always increase with muscle injury?

Does creatine kinase always increase with muscle injury?

Yes?: CPK or ck is elevated in conditions of the muscles (aldolase, SGOT and ldh too). We use it as screening because it's sensitivity. It may elevate with cholesterol medicines, also with heart attacks and with rhabdomyolysis (when it is too high in the thousands may cause renal damage). After injury to large muscles ck may get elevated. ...Read more

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How should I treat my shoulder muscle injury for inflammation?

How should I treat my shoulder muscle injury for inflammation?

Tendonitis: Initial management could include things like avoidance of painful activities/positions, use of nsaids (aleve, advil), periodic application of ice, and gentle stretching. As symptoms improve, gradually resume activities. Should pain not resolve, or get worse, consult with a shoulder specialist. ...Read more

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What's the best way to avoid muscle injury when playing soccer?

What's the best way to avoid muscle injury when playing soccer?

Hydration, protectio: 2 hours or more before the game eat a good meal with adequate proteins etc. During the game small sips of gatorade, do not overload yourself with fluids. Protect yourself with knee guards long socks etc. Stretch and warm up before the game. Play smart, a avoid injury by opposition and to others. If a foul play is anticipated just get rid of the ball, quick short passes, do not hang on to the ball. ...Read more

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I have a calf muscle injury. What is the best way to treat this?

I have a calf muscle injury. What is the best way to treat this?

See your doctor: Having these types of symptoms can best be solved by having your doctor perform a thorough evaluation. Only through this type of process can he/she discover what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

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What would be the symptoms of a stomach muscle injury?

What would be the symptoms of a stomach muscle injury?

Stomach or abdomen?: If you mean muscles of the stomach, injury likely will result in both dysfunction (slow stomach emptying) and/or perforation (example: ulcer, ith associated burning). On the other hand, if your question pertains to the abdominal wall, then injury can include herniation, incarceration of an organ, muscle tear (with associated pain), puncture wound from a sharp instrument versus blunt trauma. ...Read more

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Is it ever safe to workout despite a muscle injury?

Is it ever safe to workout despite a muscle injury?

Don't overstrain: You can work out provided you do not strain the injured muscle initially. Once the injury has healed and supported then you can work out to build endurance and strengthen the area that was injured. Check with physical therapist who can guide you on tonifying excercises and the appropriate time after injury for exercise. ...Read more

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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more


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Muscle Strain (Definition)

Muscle strain, also called a pulled muscle, is a condition where a muscle or its tendon is overstretched and torn leading to pain, decreased range ...Read more