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injured rhomboid muscle

A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Cunnar
26 years experience Family Medicine
No: These muscles can take a long time to heal. If you haven't, you may want to consider physical therapy, where they can do electrostimulation therapy a ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kim Fagan
Dr. Kim Fagan answered
33 years experience Sports Medicine
Likely sprain: The muscle is likely sprained since this muscle is rarely torn in sports. The only way to be sure would be to do an imaging study such as an MRI or a ... Read More
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Dr. Rhett Griggs
18 years experience Hand Surgery
Variable: Should take 6-8 weeks but up to 3-4 months either way.
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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Neurologist: Impingement of a nerve root by a bulging intervertebral disc or spur may be present. An MRI of the upper back and neck would be revealing, but consult ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jared Adams
10 years experience General Practice
Soreness: The timing is important. There is a myth that it is caused by lactic acid, but this is usually cleared within a few hours. If it is delayed onset, it ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Ayres
36 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Relax: A program of flexibility and stretching e.g. Yoga can help. Chronic tension in this area can also be referred from the neck, in which case an x-ray c ... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Billy
27 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Therapies: Chronic musclular pain may respond well to moist heat. Apply for 20 minutes and then stretch the muslce after the heat application. Other options ma ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrey Lev-weissberg
17 years experience Internal Medicine
Rhomboids: rhomboid muscle injury is usually caused by overuse of your shoulder and arm. This can happen from: Overhead activities, Rowing, Carrying a heavy bac ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
23 years experience Pediatrics
Muscle strain: Muscle strain or injury is very common. It responds well to a combination treatment including Rest, Ice, and antiinflammatories such as ibuprofen. If ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marlis Gonzalez fernandez
12 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Ergonomics: Most people with desk jobs do not have the appropriate desk setup. Usually keyboards are too high and cause back problems. An easy start is using th ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
47 years experience Family Medicine
Exam: Impossible to give accurate DX without an exam
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