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can you pull a head muscle

A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Let me understand: You mean the head of a muscle can pulled out from it head? Or the muscles of the head can they pulled? Either way both could be pulled and injured.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Milton Mintz
66 years experience Geriatrics
Head or neck???: I dought a muscle on head could be pulled!
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Rest : Warm compresses and NSAIDS, unless contraindicated, avoid rubbing and massage, if no improvement see your doctor for assessment, good luck
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elliot Schnur
Specializes in Family Medicine
More of a nuisance: Hopefully just pulled a muscle. If you have focal pain in the neck but there is no radiation of pain into the arm or numbness and tingling in the arm ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kamlesh Desai
22 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Yes.
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
YES: Yes. Have a doctor check though.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Start with gentle: Exercises of the hip & knee joints, to gradually increase the range of motion. Massage will also help along with pain meds like advil (ibuprofen) etc, ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ajay Balaram
14 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Not likely. : The fingers themselves don't have muscles inside them. They do have tendons, bones, ligaments, blood vessels and nerves. The muscles that control the ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Villanueva
22 years experience Internal Medicine
Sprain: Yes you can sprain or strain your muscle without tearing it. Especially on a strenous activity.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Pulled neck: Muscle. Yes, it can give you a headache. Please see your doc to be clear as to what is going on. Peace and good health.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: This is not uncommon to pull the intercostal muscles between the ribs. Healing is like other muscle pulls but due to continual breathing the healing ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Wilson
12 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Absolutely: I'm sorry you're sick. Use ice packs, and see a doctor about the vomiting if it doesn't resolve promptly.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nic Gay
Dr. Nic Gay answered
12 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Only part of problem: John, While anxiety can increase muscle tone, this is not likely the biggest reason for a tear. More likely the injured muscle was tight from lack of ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Unfortunately, yes: Severe coughing can easily lead to other problems including pulled muscle in the back or chest wall. The high pressures generated from coughing can l ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramon Garcia-septien
44 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: G o to see a surgeon.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
YES, BUT once the Ms: has healed and fully recovered and got stronger, with proper treatment and Therapy. See an Orthopod and be treated till healed. GOOD LUCK.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
41 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes.: A pulled or strained muscle can give you pain when you breathe because of the expansion of the rib cage, that puts a stress on those muscles.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
42 years experience General Surgery
REST AND HEAT: if you just did it ice will work better to minimize the damage in the muscle. after that, rest and heat is the key to overcome the spasm in the muscle ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Smith
53 years experience Neurosurgery
Yes: A charley horse is an involuntary muscle contraction which is prolonged. If the spasm is strong enough and starts abruptly enough, tendons can be dama ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phillip Frist
45 years experience Dentistry
Yes: Many times but not always from clenching the teeth or grinding the teeth. Bite appliance from a dentist may be necessary.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
No: As the forehead muscles are tightly attached to the skin the only way for this to happen is by laceration through the entire skin thickness.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Sure can: Can pull one virtually anywhere you have one....

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