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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience in Rheumatology
Actual rip of muscle: The muscle is actually torn or ripped through. It can come with trauma, certain medications such as statins can contribute to it, and can be associate ... Read More

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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
18 years experience in Hand Surgery
Yes: Absolutely. May help symptoms. Alot of my patients like acupuncture.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Simon
37 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Depends on the muscl: This depends on the muscle as there may be weakness or lack,of joint movement, but generally there,is aching in the area, or occasionally burning
A 71-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Barke
30 years experience in Family Medicine
PT: It depends on the severity and location of the tear. Physical therapy can be a viable alternative to surgery. In addition, a local steroid injection ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
Sometime: An annular tear may cause secondary muscle spasm.
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Douglas Arenberg
30 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
It might: A sneeze is a violent propulsion of air from your lungs/nose. That force has to come from somewhere, and that somewhere is your stomach muscles.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Popowitz
22 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: It's not uncommon to strain or partially tear an intercostal muscle while coughing . Rest and time should heal this. If pain persists, see your physic ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Granberry
36 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Stretch.: Hip flexors get tight from sitting. A great hip stretch is the yoga pose "warrior 1". Another safe stretch is to lie on your stomach then flex the kn ... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Rotator cuff tear: That is just a fancy way to say you have torn your rotator cuff. The rotator cuff is a group of four muscles that allow you to move your arm away fro ... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Yes. Surgery would be a consideration, particularly if your pain level is high and function poor and if you have failed nonoperative care such as phys ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mak Yousefpour
17 years experience in Podiatry
Not really: Ligaments connect bones to one another. Tendons are what attach your muscles to the bones. So there really is no correlation between a ligament tear ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Estrada Bernard
37 years experience in Neurosurgery
Not directly: The sciatic nerve runs deep to the gluteus maximus and piriformis muscles after the nerve exits the pelvis. An injury mechanism that causes injury to ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
47 years experience in Pediatric Neurology
Charley horse: When the muscle is sprain badly enough the muscle tissue can be torn or damaged enough to result in spasms. Careful management is necessary with atte ... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
Your question is???: What is your question? Making a statement is not asking a question. Ii assume you have discussed your options with an orthopedist.
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
24 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
A few weeks: That should heal within a few weeks, anywhere from 2 - 8 weeks. You can progressively increase your physical activity as you heal. If you are no bet ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
It depend: If the muscle torn from certain spot it may need surgical repair, other wise will treated with rest and pain medications'.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Trettin
32 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Yes,possibly: Patellar maltracking can cause knee pain and instability. Anything that causes knee pain may result in muscle spasms about the knee.See your ors for e ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
31 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Perhaps- not always: Not all hip labral tears develop gluteus medius tendinitis but it is possible If the symptoms from the labral tear cause an abnormal gait pattern, an ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
31 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Sure: Can be seen in athletes who do a lot of twisting of the upper body. Think of a base ball player at the plate. Occurs in weight lifters too. Not all th ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
22 years experience in Sports Medicine
Pain, weakness, etc: Stiffness can be a sign or symptom. If truly stiff/loss of motion, then the diagnosis could actually be a frozen shoulder or arthritis. If just percei ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
24 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Rest: Rest, ice, anti-inflammatories can be helpful. If the pain persists, be evaluated by a specialist to make sure you do not have a more serious problem ... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Doe
19 years experience in Interventional Radiology
Typical: This is typical in your age group. By age 50, the large majority of men (especially athletes) with have some degree of rotator cuff injury. My ortho ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience in Family Medicine
No: The above substances resemble the building blocks of a cartilage, but not of muscle. They will be ineffective in case of a muscle tear.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience in Ophthalmology
No: The iris does not heal but can be repaired surgically in some cases.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Salvagno
38 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Muscle injury: Muscle injury can be detect by MRI in most cases. Weakness can be inferred by atrophy (less muscle mass than the opposite side) but cannot truly be me ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Bicos
21 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Does the finger move: A tendon tear typically means that you cannot move that finger. If you can move the finger it is probably a muscle tear. There are some exceptions t ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vishal Shah
18 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Maybe: Some rotator cuff tears are traumatic in nature and can occur despite any preventative measures. The majority are degenerative or overuse injuries, an ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Guzik
23 years experience in Family Medicine
Rest/ surgery: A partial tear my heal on its own. A complete tear mar require surgery.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Duncan
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Talk to your doctor: Your are not at risk for ongoing muscle tears at this point. Muscle may have been injured at the time of your injury but should not be at risk now. Th ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
34 years experience in Wound care
Muscle tear: There are no specific studies showing that any one single nutrient would hurt or help for this injury. Maintain a well-balanced diet, making sure that ... Read More
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