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How long will my intercostal rib muscle tear take to heal? It's so painful. It's been like this for a week.

How long will my intercostal rib muscle tear take to heal? It's so painful. It's been like this for a week.

Hard to say: Rib problems can cause a lot of pain for a long time and can cause spasms. This is expected. See your MD for evaluation and meds If needed. If still concerned, additional imaging might be needed. Ibuprofen and a muscle relaxant might help ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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When u pull a muscle tear and it heals does it heal with new muscle tissue. If no y when u weight train it heals with new muscle but not with injury?

When u pull a muscle tear and it heals does it heal with new muscle tissue. If no y when u weight train it heals with new muscle but not with injury?

Tear me up.: Muscle tear, for the most part, heal with normal muscle tissue. Occasionally, however, some torn muscle tissue may be replaced by fibrous tissue, forming scars. ...Read more

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What is the best way to heal shoulder muscle tear besides getting a surgery?

What is the best way to heal shoulder muscle tear besides getting a surgery?

Depends: Understanding which tendon is torn and how much can better answer your question. The rotator cuff has five distinct layers and if it is torn top to bottom (full thickness), this will not heal and will progress over time. If speaking of a tear of the long head of the bicep, this does not typically require surgery and results most frequently in a "popeye" cosmetic deformity. ...Read more

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I have a muscle tear or a knot in the left side of my neck tjat my chiropractor cant fix. Is this something that will heal on its own its been 2 mnths?

I have a muscle tear or a knot in the left side of my neck tjat my chiropractor cant fix. Is this something that will heal on its own its been 2 mnths?

Depends: It depends somewhat on the exact diagnosis. A simple strain or "tear" of a muscle in the neck should be pretty well resolved by 8 weeks. So if you are still having trouble, you might want to consider more work up such as an MRI. You could potentially have a disc problem. ...Read more

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What should I do to help a partial rectus femoris muscle tear heal? Should I see a doctor about this?

What should I do to help a partial rectus femoris muscle tear heal? Should I see a doctor about this?

Rectus femoris: This really depends on what issues are arising. This muscle is involved with flexing the thigh at the hip and extending the leg at the knee. If those functions are still maintained then surgery is not needed. If its a partial tear confirmed on testing then you may want to consider Stem Cell/PRP injection into the tear. ...Read more

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How long can tendonitis and a muscle tear take to heal to play sports again?

How long can tendonitis and a muscle tear take to heal to play sports again?

1: Depends on the tendon/muscle area and the specific sport. With complete rest and focused treatment, most of these issues can improve within 2-4 weeks. More complex areas and pathology can take longer. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Muscle tear?

What is the definition or description of: Muscle tear?

Actual rip of muscle: The muscle is actually torn or ripped through. It can come with trauma, certain medications such as statins can contribute to it, and can be associated with elevated muscle enzymes after the injury ...Read more

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Doctors, what are the symptoms of muscle tear?

Depends on the muscl: This depends on the muscle as there may be weakness or lack, of joint movement, but generally there, is aching in the area, or occasionally burning ...Read more

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What is the alternative to operation on muscle tear?

What is the alternative to operation on muscle tear?

Prolotherapy: Though controversial to some doctors, and elective to insurance companies, some people and their physicians swear by injections to muscle tears using inflammation-triggering agents to promote a healing specified scarring response. Prolotherapy and related sclerotherapy techniques include plasma-rich platelet injections. Musculoskeletal ultrasound can help target injection sites specifically. ...Read more

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If I have s muscle tear of bout 1 1/2 inches and did not operate on it, will I be paralysed?

If I have s muscle tear of bout 1 1/2 inches and did not operate on it, will I be paralysed?

Muscles: Muscle tears do not lead to paralysis. Injuries to the spinal cord lead to paralysis. Sounds like you'll be ok. ...Read more

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Intercostal muscle tear? Is that possible?

Sure: Can be seen in athletes who do a lot of twisting of the upper body. Think of a base ball player at the plate. Occurs in weight lifters too. Not all that common but certainly seen ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for muscle tear?

It depend: If the muscle torn from certain spot it may need surgical repair, other wise will treated with rest and pain medications'. ...Read more

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What should you avoid to eat when you have a muscle tear or rotator cuff injury?

What should you avoid to eat when you have a muscle tear or rotator cuff injury?

Muscle tear: There are no specific studies showing that any one single nutrient would hurt or help for this injury. Maintain a well-balanced diet, making sure that you have adequate protein intake. ...Read more

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What are foods to avoid eating when you have a muscle tear or rotator cuff injury?

What are foods to avoid eating when you have a muscle tear or rotator cuff injury?

Good Question: I'm not aware of any studies or research looking at relationship of shoulder and rotator cuff symptoms and food. That said, for patients planning on a surgical procedure it does make sense to optimize your nutrition to promote healing. ...Read more

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Can bluntforce trama cause chest muscle tear?

Traum: Certainly possible, although a contusion to the muscle or surrounding tissues would be more likely. ...Read more

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Why is an abdominal muscle tear so painful? What can be done?

Why is an abdominal muscle tear so painful? What can be done?

Abdominal tear: It hurts so much because it moves each time you breathe & move. Consider initial rest, ice, & wrap. Then consider pt, laser therapy, swimming, progressive yoga & pilates as tolerated. ...Read more

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Can a muscle tear on the heel still cause problems after 7 months?

Muscle tear heel: Sure a muscle tear after 7 months can be painful due to many reasons. One is scar tissue may have formed. A nerve entrapement may have occur such as baxters nerve compression. Sometimes no physical therapy after it being healed can cause intermittent pain. Finally your condition might have been a surgical case, hence conservative measures may have not healed the tear. ...Read more

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Will taking glucosamine, msm and chondroitin tablets help muscle tear!?

Will taking glucosamine, msm and chondroitin tablets help muscle tear!?

No: The above substances resemble the building blocks of a cartilage, but not of muscle. They will be ineffective in case of a muscle tear. ...Read more

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Will walking (2 miles in 30 minutes) make a muscle tear in abdomen worse?

Will walking (2 miles in 30 minutes) make a muscle tear in abdomen worse?

It shouldn't...: That's a leisurely pace and you shouldn't be stressing your torn abdominal muscles too severely. The only thing that might make it more difficult is walking up or down an incline. And you could always try to do one mile first... ...Read more

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My 12yr old brother had an accident which caused a muscle tear. What is the right treatment for this?

My 12yr old brother had an accident which caused a muscle tear. What is the right treatment for this?

Depends on how bad: The muscle tear is....Generally rest, not aggravating it, ice alternating with heat.
My favorite recommendations include homeopathic arnica, rhus tox, and bryonia. Acupuncture and chinese medicine are wonderful at speeding recovery as well. ...Read more

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I have an egg sized indentation on my right upper buttock. There is no pain. What could the cause be? Muscle tear?

I have an egg sized indentation on my right upper buttock. There is no pain. What could the cause be? Muscle tear?

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 usual cause of sfa. Focal trauma to the area can also result in the same but as I understand you do not recall this happening. Are you diabetic? This will sometimes happen in diabetics. ...Read more

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I had muscle tear in my leg ‚now I have been resting for 2 months +. Is there a way to test my leg if it has healed.

I had muscle tear in my leg ‚now I have been resting for 2 months +. Is there a way to test my leg if it has healed.

Muscle tear healed: The best way to determine healing is to follow-up with the physician that treated the injury. Physical examination of the leg is necessary and possibly a follow up scan if there are any concerns following the exam. Physical therapy is also helpful in monitoring improvement in strength and pain, as an indicator of healing. ...Read more

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I was told I might have a muscle tear at the ER last night. I made an appt with the ortho on Tues. What should I do until then?

RICE RICE baby: Sorry, I'm showing my age. We recommend Rest, Ice, Compression & Elevation for acute injuries. Also avoid any aggravating activities. If your brain, heart, kidneys & stomach are ok, might consider short course of NSAIDs eg ibuprofen OR naproxen to deal w/pain (see current news re FDA label about incr heart disease risk). There's no free lunch so only take if pain unbearable. Or try acetaminophen. ...Read more

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Can a sneeze cause a muscle tear in my oblique?

It might: A sneeze is a violent propulsion of air from your lungs/nose. That force has to come from somewhere, and that somewhere is your stomach muscles. ...Read more

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What is difference between hernia and muscle tear in abdomen?

Diffetent: A hernia is an actuall hole in the abdominal wall. This allows abdominal contents to pass through. Amuscle tear is a rip in the muscles without a defect in the abdominal wall. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I injured my calf muscle, tear or pull?

What do you suggest if I injured my calf muscle, tear or pull?

Calf muscle: This cannot be diagnosed on a computer. See your physician (podiatrist, orthopedist, family doc) for an evaluation ...Read more

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7 WKS POST CALF MUSCLE TEAR. YET, I STILL HAVE SAME HARD KNOT THAT APPEARED ON DAY ONE. 3X7cm. LOOKS & FEELS AS IF I HAVE MUSCLE FLEXED 100% OF TIME?

Mis-diagnosis: Your muscle tear is really a fascia tear, and as a result you have a knot in the muscle that is causing pain. The best response will come from treating the trigger point with needling and myofascial release and restoring the fascia injury with platelet rich plasma. Www. Blatmanhealthandwellness. Com ...Read more

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How to tell the difference between a muscle tear and a sprain with regards to your ankle?

How to tell the difference between a muscle tear and a sprain with regards to your ankle?

Muscle vs ligament: There are no muscles in the ankle joint/apparatus. There are only ligaments and tendons immediately around the ankle. Ligaments and tendons can tear partially or completely rupture.
A "sprain" refers to ligament or a tendon injury, and a "strain" refers to a muscle ingury.
Regarding the ankle: considering what I stated above, there is no strain, only sprain. ...Read more

Muscle Tear (Definition)

The muscle is actually torn or ripped through. It can come with trauma, certain medications such as statins can contribute to it, and can be associated with elevated muscle ...Read more