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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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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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When going under anesthesia . what other than benzo,s can be used for MRI of brain an lumber spine ?

When  going under anesthesia . what other than benzo,s can be used     for MRI of brain an lumber spine ?

Sedation for MRI: When very strong sedation is needed, fentanyl or propofol can be used, but they may require some monitoring and or airway management, as they can interfere with breathing. ...Read more

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What imaging techniques can be used to show muscle tears?

MRI is best: Mri is a very good way to look for both direct and indirect evidence of soft tissue injuries. Ultrasound can detect major injuries in some areas, but is not quite as good. ...Read more

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Nerves and muscles between shoulder blades can they be repaired if torn or other injury? What image tech is used to see damage? Timeline for repair

Nerves and muscles between shoulder blades can they be repaired if torn or other injury? What image tech is used to see damage? Timeline for repair

Not repairable but-: -also very very rare. May see such damage in massive trauma as automobile, train, fall from height. Not repairable, treatment is usually directed in other trauma sustained in the trauma. ...Read more

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Are knee injures commonly sprains and torn ligaments, or are breaks more common? What is usually ordered for diagnostic info- MRI or x-ray?

Are knee injures commonly sprains and torn ligaments, or are breaks more common? What is usually ordered for diagnostic info- MRI or x-ray?

Sprains: Sprains are most common overall. They range from mild to severe. In severe sprains there is actual ligament tear. Most knee injuries can be diagnosed by a good physical exam. X-rays are usually sufficient if there is concern for a fracture. Mri's tend to be reserved for later if a suspected sprain does not heal as expected, or if there is concern for a meniscus or ligament tear. ...Read more

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Which special tests and manual muscle tests would be used to diagnose a torn acl?

Which special tests and manual muscle tests would be used to diagnose a torn acl?

Typically...: Lachman and pivot shift tests are the most accurate tests to assess the acl upon physical exam. Most clinicians are getting away from the anterior drawer, though it is another option. An MRI will confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What can a muscle nerve and skin biopsy diagnose ? There going to do all 3 of them including an emg and ncv

What can a muscle nerve and skin biopsy diagnose ? There going to do all 3 of them including an emg and ncv

Lots of things: I'll bet you're getting a polymyositis-dermatomyositis workup. Maybe an amyloid check. But you'd be surprised what they can pick up -- as a pathologist, i've been able to spot the unexpected and help lots of people. Maybe you can get the muscle & nerve biopsies after the others & only if you have no diagnosis yet. Did they run pmdm labs? They're not that accurate but do help. ...Read more

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Do doctors usually perform ultrasounds to diagnose muscle strains as part of the diagnosis in sports medicine?

Do doctors usually perform ultrasounds to diagnose muscle strains as part of the diagnosis in sports medicine?

U/S IN SPORTS: U/S modalities are becoming more popular through medicine & sports medicine is no different, particularly with the increased optics (resolution) of U/S probes. A skilled ultrasound operator & U/S interpreter may be able to identify edema associated with muscle injuries but it would require a level of training that many providers don't have. Image shows U/S of rotator tendon injury w/ edema. ...Read more

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How is neurovascular exam conducted? Ultrasound shows chronic radial artery occlusion. Alot of pain in hand in doing anything. What can be done

How is neurovascular exam conducted?  Ultrasound shows chronic radial artery occlusion.  Alot of pain in hand in doing anything. What can be done

Ultrasound: Clinical, testing for strength, and touch, and pinprick for nerves. Pulses, doppler, scanning are used to assess the vessels noninvasively. Keep, working the hand to encourage collaterals. ...Read more

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What is bicep tendonitis and can it be caused by impact ? Also would that explain instability of the tendon at certain angles?

What is bicep tendonitis and can it be caused by impact ? Also would that explain instability of the tendon at certain angles?

Unhappy Tendon: The long head of the biceps passes through a tunnel into the shoulder. Anything that make the tunnel smaller or tendon bigger, ie swelling from an impact, can make the tendon rub. It stays swollen, it frays, it hurts. Probably not a cause for instability. ...Read more

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Besides an emg what other tests can be done to determine what nerve or nerves are being compressed in the elbow my x rays just showed arthritis of the?

Besides an emg what other tests can be done to determine what nerve or nerves are being compressed in the elbow my x rays just showed arthritis of the?

NCS: Nerve conduction studies are often done with EMG to get a better idea of whether or not nerves are involved. Here's a link to information on nerve conduction studies: http://abcnews.Go.Com/health/diagnosingpain/story?Id=4040291#.Ulffqyf7kag. ...Read more

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How serious of an injury is multiple stabs to the bicep? Additionally, specifically what kind of damage can this cause?

How serious of an injury is multiple stabs to the bicep? Additionally, specifically what kind of damage can this cause?

Impossible to answer: Impossible to answer without looking at the wound, but there potentially be damage to everything that is located in the bicep, the muscles, the tendons, the nerves, the blood vessels and the bones. You should get evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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How could one differentiate whether ankle pain is due to ligament or muscle injury in a physical examination?

How could one differentiate whether ankle pain is due to ligament or muscle injury in a physical examination?

Does it matter: It is hard for an individual to tell them apart, one way is to test muscle strength, a doctor can "stress" the ankle to be better able to distinguish. X-ray can distinguish fractures but not soft tissue however the treatment is the same, rest, ice, elevation, compression, perhaps an ankle splint for a few weeks, not ace bandage. ...Read more

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What is diffusion tensor imaging?Can it evaluate nerves for injury/inflammation in groin?

What is diffusion tensor imaging?Can it evaluate nerves for injury/inflammation in groin?

I understand: This pain has been an issue for a while. If your imaging studies have been normal there is an avenue to consider. Visit an anesthesiologist for a nerve block evaluation. If your pain resolves with a nerve block then other treatment options may appear. ...Read more

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Last question, Colles' fasica, if I've torn this membrane, it is cause of ED,numbness, weak erections etc etc, what scanning can be done to assess?

Last question,  Colles' fasica, if I've torn this membrane, it is cause of ED,numbness, weak erections etc etc, what scanning can be done to assess?

Unlikely unless...: Injury to Colle's fascia which is the superficial fatty tissue is unlikely unless having severe pelvic fracture. No imaging studies can delineate it and would not contribute to benefit medical care. To help on how to deal with ED, go to articles listed in BLOG-B on http://formefirst.com/eBlogList.html. More? Contact me at www;healthtap.com/dr-Lin with RQPWJC to login - audio/video goes faster... ...Read more

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Can a thigh problem be the cause of constant knee pain and around knee, for more than 1 year , and if so , what tests to be made or radiology to do ?

Can a thigh problem be the cause of constant knee pain and around knee, for more than 1 year , and if so , what tests to be made or radiology to do ?

Absolutely.: The most common thigh problem is patellofemoral syndrome especially in females. Usually X-ray may be used to rule out other causes of knee pain. Physical therapy to help strengthen quadricep muscles is the mainstay of treatment. Consult your primary doctor or orthopedist for an evaluation if not done already. ...Read more

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What type of test can be done to check if nerves in back are working. Allergic to MRI contrast.

What type of test can be done to check if nerves in back are working. Allergic to MRI contrast.

Exam, EMG, MRI: Neuro exam is fundamental to test spinal nerve roots. Electromyography and nerve conduction study test to see that nerves in the arms or legs are intact and conduct impulses well. Mri cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine can give good quality images of nerve roots, even without IV contrast dye. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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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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8 months upper back pain.. first it would wrap to chest, now just on sholder and down arm when walking. can it be spinal cord or muscle injury.

8 months upper back pain.. first it would wrap to chest, now just on sholder and down arm when walking. can it be spinal cord or muscle injury.

Yes: Pain that begins in the upper back and then runs down the arm is usually some form if nerve impingment or irritation in the spine. Consider being seen if it does not get better. ...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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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

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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?

Dont 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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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?

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 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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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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Whats the best way to avoid muscle injury when playing soccer?

Whats 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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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