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Doctor insights on: Gracilis Muscle Strain

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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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What can be done if you pull your gracilis muscle?

What can be done if you pull your gracilis muscle?

Like any muscle: Especially in the lower extremities Physical Therapy is the answer. Both Passive (Ultrasound, Massage etc) and Active (Exercises and stretching) combined will solve the problem although it may take several sessions. Have a P.T. Evaluation to begin with

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I have pain in my sartorius or gracilis muscle. I had an ACL reconstruction a year ago and they used one of the above muscle.?

I have pain in my sartorius or gracilis muscle. I had an ACL reconstruction a year ago and they used one of the above muscle.?

Possibly: They could have used the gracilis as part of the graft. The sartorial is never used as a graft. However, the current pain is more likely from limping. Limping and favoring that knee comes from quad weakness and inhibitions. This in turn causes hamstring tendinitis. ...Read more

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What can I do to recover from a partial tear of my gracilis muscle and tendon?

What can I do to recover from a partial tear of my gracilis muscle and tendon?

Rest, ice, time: Typically an injury involving a partial
muscle tear with heal over a six week
time period.
The acute symptoms can be helped with
ice, rest and nsaids.
As the symptoms improve, the use of
physical therapy can be used to help
regain strength, flexibility and gradually
a return to full sports and activities. ...Read more

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How do I treat a muscle strain?

How do I treat a muscle strain?

Various things: Acutely, cold (ice) can reduce the swelling and discomfort. Later on, heat may feel better. A short period of rest is okay, but gentle stretching and exercise after a few days is okay unless the strain is severe. Over the counter pain relievers may help the discomfort. If these fail or the pain is severe, see your primary provider or sports specialist. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have muscle strain?

See below: You will usually have pain on motion and the area of the muscle will feel swollen ...Read more

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What should you do about a butt muscle strain?

Rest and NSAIDs: Treat all sprains and strains with "rice" - rest, ice, compression, and elevation. Nsaids include Ibuprofen adn naproxyn. Muscle strains can take 6-12 weeks to heal. This is a large muscle so it will probably take closer to 10-12 weeks. Pain in this area may be from piriformis syndrome or sciatica, a sign of a pinched nerve in your back. If symptoms persiste, see a doctor. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Muscle strain?

What is the definition or description of: Muscle strain?

When a muscle is-: -exposed 2 forces beyond it's ability 2 handle, it causes damage R the muscle. Just like a bruise. It is first a stretch with reversibility 2 recover fully if left alone 4 a while. 2'nd is actual tear of some muscle fibers & need a longer time 2 heal, & can if big enough scar & lead 2 pain & easily aggravated. 3'rd is total tear, which can not B repaired. Also 3'rd can B atmnt avus which=reprable ...Read more

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What could you do if you have a muscle strain in your back?

What could you do if you have a muscle strain in your back?

Rest: Can be rest for short time. Can be meds for a short time. Then it is heat, ice, stretching and exercise. Might be under pt observation. ...Read more

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How to tell if it's muscle strain or appendicitis?

How to tell if it's muscle strain or appendicitis?

Difficult: To tell sometimes, because appendicitis symptoms are varied. Usually, nausea and vomiting precedes pain in appendicitis, whereas if it is pain of musculoskeletal origin, it is the other way around. The only way to know for certain is with a ct scan, . And even they can't tell. You should go to er if you have right lower quadrant abd pain with nausea and vomiting. ...Read more

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How does a muscle strain feel compared to a torn muscle?

How does a muscle strain feel compared to a torn muscle?

Stretching: A muscle strain is an excessive stretching of the muscle fibers. A partial tearing of muscle fibers might be difficult to differentiate from a strain, where as a complete tear would result in a probable impairment of function. The tear might be felt. ...Read more

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What should I do with muscle strain in thigh?

What should I do with muscle strain in thigh?

Rest/ice/compress/PT: Initial rest in a relaxed position to prevent further injury along with ice and compression (ace wrap) will hel control pain and swelling and allow for early healing. Once pain is tolerable, physical therapy is indicated to maximize return of motion and strength. If the mucle injured is the quadriceps (top of the thigh), immobilization in maximal flexion (knee bent) is indicated to limit stiffness. ...Read more

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Can muscle strain be prevented by stretching?

For the most part: Most muscle strains occur after inadequate "warming up " before physical activity. Adequate "warming up" would prepare the athlete or "weekend warrior" for battle. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat a muscle strain in my leg?

What can I do to treat a muscle strain in my leg?

Leg sprain: Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents, plus checkup by your pcp. ...Read more

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When should I go to hospital for a muscle strain?

If you are: Absolutely sure it is only a muscle strain, then no. They will most likely give you some nsaids that you can get over the counter after a long wait and costly visit. If you are sure, wait and see primary care doc tomorrow if it is still bothering you. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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What is the best way to alleviate neck muscle strain?

What is the best way to alleviate neck muscle strain?

PT and NSAIDs: Physical therapy in association with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicines (like ibuprofen) are a good way to alleviated the pain and stiffness of a neck muscle strain. Osteopathic manipulation is also an option. Make sure the treatment is coordinated by your physician - you don't want to take any medicine that may interact with other treatments you are receiving. ...Read more

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How long it takes for muscle strain in calf to heal?

How long it takes for muscle strain in calf to heal?

Wide range: At the worst, some don't heal w/o surgery or at all. But those are the rare, severe ones. Usually by 8 - 10 weeks you'll be past it. But there are so many variables. Your original condition, how bad it was, how healthy you are, how protected you keep it, etc., etc. Live extra healthy - no bad habits + good nutrition, rest, etc., Be patient! Best! ...Read more

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