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Severe pain in trapezius muscle

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cassandra Lee
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
No: Massage may help alleviate muscle tension or trigger points, but overall it will not decrease a muscle's size.

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Trapezius pain: May be muscle spasm from carrying things on one side more than the other. Try alternating arms. Use moist heat to neck & shoulders. Have friend/partne... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Anatomy: The liver is a very large organ located in the right upper quadrant of your abdomen (just under the right ribcage). The trapezius muscles are two lar... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Inwood
Podiatry 36 years experience
Muscle: Not in the trapezius muscle. Inferior to the scapula, yes. There are many other sites - arm , arm pit , legs , etc. Is this a self diagnosis ? Se... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
AC excision: Tissue is made of collagen, which takes 6 weeks to heal. Muscle strengthening may take longer, depending upon your effort & motivation.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 38 years experience
See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run la... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Miller
Dr. David Milleranswered
Family Medicine 11 years experience
Depends: This totally depends on the cause of your neck pain. Strengthening the muscles supporting your neck can help the pain but strengthening some but not a... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Pinched nerve.: It could be a pinched nerve, between your neck and the trapezius.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 44 years experience
Yes. That is a fact: And doing stretching exercises with massage of the trapezius muscle would greatly help. Supervision of a therapist with us would also be helpful. Go... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
Strain: If truly a strain, it depends upon severity: a few days up to a month. If pain not going away, check for disc or postural problems.
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