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Doctor insights on: Could Getting Hit By A Pitch In Baseball Cause A Ruptured Muscle

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Could getting hit by a pitch in baseball cause a ruptured muscle?

Could getting hit by a pitch in baseball cause a ruptured muscle?

Very rarely: This would most likely cause a contusion. A larger contusion is often called a hematoma with significant amount of bleeding beneath the skin. Muscles are quite vascular, and if injured, can definitely bleed enough to cause a sizable hematoma. In all of my years of playing & coaching baseball and treating baseball players, i've never seen a muscle rupture from a direct blow by a baseball. ...Read more

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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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While working out at baseball training today, i think i might have pulled a chest muscle when pitching. How would i know?

While working out at baseball training today, i think i might have pulled a chest muscle when pitching. How would i know?

Tenderness in area: Pulled muscles are very common, typically easily diagnosed on physical examination. There is usually tenderness over the muscle involved, discomfort with stretching of the muscle, possible weakness as well on strength testing or activities. Occasonally it can be associated with a 'pop' during the activity. Swelling, bruising, and sometimes a deformity can be seem on inspection as well. ...Read more

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Can stretching cause a ruptured spleen? Or is it just a strained muscle?

Can stretching cause a ruptured spleen? Or is it just a strained muscle?

Enlarged Spleen: If the spleen is enlarged by a disease process it become more susceptible to injury. Otherwise, a normal spleen shouldn't have problems with streaching. ...Read more

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During exercise, I might have caused a mild muscle strain or rupture in the upper back area. Probably trapezius or rhomboideus muscle. What to do?

During exercise, I might have caused a mild muscle strain or rupture in the upper back area. Probably trapezius or rhomboideus muscle. What to do?

REST AND HEAT: if you just did it ice will work better to minimize the damage in the muscle. after that, rest and heat is the key to overcome the spasm in the muscle that causing the pain. you can do some stretching exercise to the muscle as well. have some body apply icy hot on the area as well. take aleve, (naproxen) or naprosen, it works better than ibuprofen on muscle. good luck ...Read more

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How can I build muscle for baseball?

Certified trainer: Assuming you're in good health, seeing a certified trainer who specializes in baseball could be a good source for improving the muscles involved in that sport. Ask for references from fellow athletes or your coaches. ...Read more

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My 11 year old plays baseball and has pain deep in his deltoid muscle when he throws. It has been a problem for about thirty days.?

My 11 year old  plays baseball and has pain deep in his deltoid muscle when he throws.  It has been  a problem for about thirty days.?

See an ortho doc: It is not normal for an 11 year to have shoulder pain when he/she throws, especially pain that has been present for a month. Have your child stop throwing immediately and have them evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon. The most likely injury is a stress injury across the growth plate of the upper arm. ...Read more

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My sixteen year old son (plays baseball and piano) has severe weakness in the fingers of his right hand. Mild tremors, muscle atrophy. Ideas?

My sixteen year old son (plays baseball and piano) has severe weakness in the fingers of his right hand.  Mild tremors, muscle atrophy.  Ideas?

Don't delay: Those symptoms generally suggest a neuromuscular problem (with myriad possible causes/diagnoses) and should be evaluated right away. See your pediatrician, who can examine your son and who will likely refer for a consultation with a pediatric neurologist. ...Read more

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How to repair adductor muscle rupture?

Rest/ surgery: A partial tear my heal on its own. A complete tear mar require surgery. ...Read more

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Have I ruptured my mouth muscle? If feels like it's pulling to one side when i'm chewing

Have I ruptured my mouth muscle? If feels like it's pulling to one side when i'm chewing

Not ruptured muscle: There's no way to rupture a mouth muscle. However, the jaw muscles may go into spasm, causing pain and limited opening, which can also cause the jaw to deviate to one side while opening. It could also represent a displaced disc inside the jaw joint, or TMJ (temporomandibular joint). Try a soft diet, moist heat and nsaid's like Ibuprofen or naproxen. If it persists, see a specialist. ...Read more

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Is it true that false-negatives are sometimes seen with the Thompson test and an intact plantaris muscle can produce plantar flexion? Suspect rupture.

Is it true that false-negatives are sometimes seen with the Thompson test and an intact plantaris muscle can produce plantar flexion? Suspect rupture.

Immediate evaluation: There are other tests to check for a rupture but even if you suspect it then you should be evaluated immediately. I would recommend an MRI. ...Read more

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How do I know if I ruptured a mouth muscle?

How do I know if I ruptured a mouth muscle?

See oral surgeon: Extremely unlikely that you ruptured a mouth muscle. The lip is a muscle that can be injured. See an oral surgeon for proper evaluation. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I ruptured my mouth muscle?

How can I tell if I ruptured my mouth muscle?

Pain: Mouth muscles are muscles of mastiff cation. Pain on opening and closing mouth, chewing , moving jaw soar to side would cause pain in your cheek or mandible. ...Read more

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I felt a painful pop when chewing. Did I rupture a mouth muscle or is this a TMJ symptom?

A TMJ symptom: Painful popping noises in the jaw joint while chewing are a common manifestation of TMJ problems. It usually indicates a partially displaced TMJ disc inside the jaw joint. To my knowledge, you can't rupture a mouth muscle while chewing. If the painful popping continues, you may want to seek treatment to prevent the disc from becoming completely displaced which may lead to locking or arthritis. ...Read more

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Rupture (Definition)

When a hollow structure like an blood vessel, a cyst, bladder, bowel, etc bursts we ...Read more