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how long does a muscle that is inflamed generally last?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Not really!: A solatary muscle is rarely primarily inflamed but traumatically inflamed. Because it has been strained. But tendons attaching to a muscle that have been sprained, make the attached muscle feel pain. The course is do to the severity. Initiall rx is always rest, ice, compression, elevation. Afterwards, warmth and nsaids are used. If pain last for more than two weeks see your doctor.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013

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