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What to do when yhou pull a muscle

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
A stretch injury: You over stretch a muscle that was not warmed up or was to rapidly elongated and the microfibers of the muscle instead of normally elongating, tear ap... Read More

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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
A Strain: Or a pulled muscle is tears within muscle fibers caused by muscle that is stretched too far.
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michele Arnold
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 22 years experience
RICE: For an acute muscle strain, i recommend rice: rest, ice, compression, and elevation. Do no strenuous activity (even no excessive stretching) for a co... Read More
Dr. Steven Arbit
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 33 years experience
RICE: No, don't eat the rice. Rest ice compress elevate.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Leave it alone: Resting the muscle help it heal faster.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Villanueva
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Sprain: Yes you can sprain or strain your muscle without tearing it. Especially on a strenous activity.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Yes: This is not uncommon to pull the intercostal muscles between the ribs. Healing is like other muscle pulls but due to continual breathing the healing ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery 42 years experience
Yes.: You can strain a variety of muscles in the shoulder region. The deltoid, trapezius, pectoralis major, rhomboids and rotator cuff muscles, can all be s... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
See below: Any action that overloads the muscles, joints and/or bones can cause injury.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Yes: Muscle aches and pains can come from sleeping on a bad pillow or other uncomfortable bedding.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Dermatology 19 years experience
Stretching: You should always stretch before working out and after, both before and after are important. If you don't stretch you may pull a muscle.

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