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Gracilis Muscle Strain
How long does it take for grade 1 sprain of gracilis muscle and partial rupture grade 2 of aductor longus muscle to rehabilitate?
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
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.?
My gracilis muscle is extremely red and swollen. It hurts to the touch and hurts to walk, it is basically a giant lump.?
Rest, ice, time:
Typically an injury involving a partial
muscle tear with heal over a six week
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
Rest and pt: A good sports minded pt can help. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Yes: But the main pronciple for your treatement is the moist heat. If there's no improvement in the bnext week seek attention at your local er. ...Read more
Full motion- no pain: Muscle control motion across joints. A strain represents a local injury to part or all of a muscle belly. Motion is usually somewhat limited after a significant strain due to pain with stretching of the injured muscle belly. Once the strained muscle is painfree to touch (palpation) and the arc of motion controlled by the injured muscle returns to normal, you can begin exercising that muscle group. ...Read more