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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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Rupture (Definition)

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