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torn muscle in buttocks

A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kim Fagan
Dr. Kim Fagan answered
33 years experience Sports Medicine
SFA: This is a common location for something referred to as subcutaneous fat atrophy (sfa). Have you had any kind of injection in the area? This is the u ... Read More

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Partial tear or?: Straining a muscle involves small tears. It can be treated and rehabilitated conservatively. Complete rupture will involve surgical repair!
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Rest: Rest, ice, elevation and compression and time will cure almost all muscle tears. A few require surgery.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Pulled leg muscle: This depends on location. For example, if in calf muscle u get sore tender stiff calf, if in hamstring u get tender swollen back of thigh, if in quadr ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Sterling
29 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Probably can't...: Which muscle? When? When someone really completely tears a muscle there's usually swelling and bleeding from the injury as well as profound weakness ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
43 years experience Podiatry
Not so fast.: The effect of added protein on muscle healing after exercise induced damage is minimal at best. But, I think that it wouldn't hurt.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Audie Rolnick
39 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: Rotator cuff is a series of 4 muscle tendon unit attachements to the humeral head. Therefore they are also muscles.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Taft
51 years experience Sports Medicine
No difference: Both are strains which is an injury to the muscle. Note that a sprain is something different in that it is an injury to a ligament.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Graded 1 through 3..: Sprains & strains are graded based on the # of fibers w/in the structure that are stretched/ torn. This is by no means an exact # of fibers, but a gra ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andre Panagos
21 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Yes: A sprain is of the muscle tendon and a torn muscle is of the muscle itself. Muscle injuries heal much faster (several weeks) than tendon injuries (sev ... Read More

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