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Doctor insights on: Feel Like I Have Had A Muscle Tear In Upper Back For Weeks

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Lower back muscle tear...How long will i be off work...2 weeks later still the same pain..I'm doing therapy and muscle relaxer?

Lower back muscle tear...How long will i be off work...2 weeks later still the same pain..I'm doing therapy and muscle relaxer?

Depends: The extent of the tear, your ability to rest and stretch the injured area, and the type of work you are returning to are important factors your doctor will have to consider. If medications and rest aren't making a difference yet, seek the help of a physiatrist (pm&r) to upgrade your therapy with modalities that speed circulation and healing. ...Read more

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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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My left back shoulder is so pain till my neck when I breathe in or move my shoulder. (continuously 5 days). Muscle tear or any symptoms?not seen Dr.

My left back shoulder is so pain till my neck when I breathe in or move my shoulder. (continuously 5 days).  Muscle tear or any symptoms?not seen Dr.

Maybe muscle or nerv: You may have pinched a nerve, pulled muscle, and early in such an injury ice will help but now you need to use heat. You may need to see your physician, and even see physical therapy, and get imaging. You can try Tylenol (acetaminophen) or over-the-counter Advil or Aleve , if you are comfortable with that ...Read more

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I have a muscle tear or strain in my knee. It's now causing my foot to swell and pain occasionally to go up my leg. Should I go back to the dr?

I have a muscle tear or strain in my knee. It's now causing my foot to swell and pain  occasionally to go up my leg. Should I go back to the dr?

It can get worse.: It certainly seems reasonable to seek the advice of a specialist that is experienced at treating knee injuries, if that is what you truly have. Seeking the help of an orthopedic surgeon would probably be a good choice. ...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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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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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