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what to do when yhou pull a muscle

A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
25 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
A Strain: Or a pulled muscle is tears within muscle fibers caused by muscle that is stretched too far.
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michele Arnold
21 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
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
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Leave it alone: Resting the muscle help it heal faster.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Villanueva
22 years experience Internal Medicine
Sprain: Yes you can sprain or strain your muscle without tearing it. Especially on a strenous activity.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 years experience Pediatrics
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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
41 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
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
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See below: Any action that overloads the muscles, joints and/or bones can cause injury.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Muscle aches and pains can come from sleeping on a bad pillow or other uncomfortable bedding.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
18 years experience Dermatology
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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