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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Tamler
32 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Muscle pain: Consider Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) (cyclobenzaprine). While others will also work, this tends to be the best pure muscle relaxer.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Actual strain not--: -stiffness, initially ice rest after a couple days switch to heat, OTC NSAIDS & should clear in a week-10 days. If worsening get into see your PCP ... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Kozminski
15 years experience Neurology
Safe: Very safe, so long as you are not taking anything that interacts with the medication.
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Answeredyesterday: You must be examined. You will need a chest x-ray and physicial exam. You will need antiinflammatory/pain mediciation and figure on 2-4 weeks for thi ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Muscle strain: Can be produced by lifting heavy things. Muscle pain can be a side-effect of medication, epically statin drugs which are used to lower cholesterol. ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
39 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Various things: Acutely, cold (ice) can reduce the swelling and discomfort. Later on, heat may feel better. A short period of rest is okay, but gentle stretching and ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: If the strain was bad the muscle will ruptur and may need surgery to repiar.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: Yes it can.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
See below: You will usually have pain on motion and the area of the muscle will feel swollen
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Gluck
38 years experience Hand Surgery
Stretching: There are different kinds of stretching i.E passive and active forms, and like any other techniques it needs to be done properly. If used wisely as pa ... Read More

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