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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
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
Pain in upper left arm started suddenly for past 20 min. Hurts more when arm moved. Feels like squeeze/pull of muscle. No injury or over use. Concern?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My partner has a muscle injury to his lower back and he finds the pain is most severe when he is laying down? Is this normal?
NO IT IS NOT NORMAL: Pain is a symptom of tissue problems. He needs to see a doctor please. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: The level of rise depends on the extent and severity of injury. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer