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Hernia Vs Muscle Strain
Balanced muscles: Over exertion or too rapid an exertion of the abdominal muscles (muscles in the front of the abdomen without an effective counter balance of the muscles of the posterior abdomen ...Read more
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
Charley horse: When the muscle is sprain badly enough the muscle tissue can be torn or damaged enough to result in spasms. Careful management is necessary with attention to avoid more serious damage. There may be rupture of the muscles or tendons or damage to structures of the joints. A thorough medical evaluation would be appropriate. ...Read more
Type 1 and 2: All skeletal muscle has a mixture of type 1 (slow twitch) and type 2 (fast twitch) muscle fibers, including the psoas. ...Read more
Possible: Typical pattern of injury is from lifting particularly when combined with a rotational or twisting component. The weight of the object lifted can play a role as well as its size or bulk and your use or lack of use of proper lifting technique. Repetitive lifting can also be a factor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not directly: The sciatic nerve runs deep to the gluteus maximus and piriformis muscles after the nerve exits the pelvis. An injury mechanism that causes injury to these muscles could conceivably impact the sciatic nerve as well. Otherwise , an injury to the gmax muscle does not necessarily "cause" nerve damage. ...Read more
Pulled muscle can: impact the function of other muscles, including the groin area. Your doctor can assess and refer to another professional to help if needed. Peace and good health. I see that you experience panic attacks. Please watch your self-talk so your mind does not run away w/problems that may or may not be the case. ...Read more
Can weak posterior deltoid muscles or weak latissimus dorsi muscles cause muscle tension and pain in the back and neck?
TENSION pain: One has to realize that all of our muscles throughout the body are interactive, thus if one part or one side becomes weak or loses tone, it affects the surrounding muscle groups.hence yes there will be an effect on the upper bac and neck by loss of muscle tone in some of the post shoulder musculature. Get up with a good physiotherapist for direction and oint earring how to retrainthe weak muscles ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Timing is everything: Acutely rice, rest, ice , compression, elevation. All of these help shrink blood vessels and decrease the amount of blood supply and inflammation. After 24-48 hours heat may be used to stimulate blood flow and loosen the muscle, controlled exercise, then ice to control inflammation. Chronic you may use either heat to relax and ice for swelling and pain. ...Read more
Hernia surgery: Is usually performed by general surgeons.Get a more detailed answer ›
Do I have hernia i received pain when i was working out my abs. I still hve pain; its 3 weeks later. The pain is getting betteris it ab muscle strain?
Inguinal hernia repair 35 years ago.Recently have discomfort.Could it just be muscle strain from exercising or is there a chance of recurrance?
3 hernias fixed 1/29 than muscle thickened n pulling pain by mesh So scar tissue cut out 6/25. I felt pulling pain again when straining on accident. What is causing the pain? Will it ever be ok?
Have Doc follow you: Surgery-related pain can be annoying and cumbersome to patients and dismayed to surgeons. Its resolution can be lengthy and unpredictable. As to what causes the pain, it's of no doubt that irritating the nerve endings in / near surgical sites by physical movement is the culprit. But in most of cases, body's self-healing/remolding will heal, but not always. So, see Doc timely & learn to cope with. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Weird muscle pain on left side near bladder maybe strain no bulge but sore? Maybe hernia doubtful without lump?
Doctor can evaluate: There are many causes of pain in the left lower abdomen, pubic area, and groin, such as bowel problems (including a hernia), an infection, or a tumor. A primary care doctor can evaluate if the pain is mild or moderate. If there begins to be severe pain, one may need evaluation at the Emergency Room, with perhaps urine tests, blood tests, and maybe CT and/or ultrasound scanning. ...Read more
Hernia is a bulge: A hernia often has a bulge where a pulled muscle will just have pain. Hernias have pain often because they also cause the muscle and the fascia to "pull." if you have a bulge in the area, and it can be massaged back into place - you have a hernia and should see a surgeon. Otherwise, ice and advil (ibuprofen) should do the trick. Good luck and happy new year. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: G o to see a surgeon.Get a more detailed answer ›
My fiancé says when he walks and lifts his legs his testicals hurt. Could that mean he has a hernia? Or pulled a muscle? What should we do
Non specific: Complaint! not sufficient for a diagnosis. If it bothers him enough he should be examined by his family practitioner. ...Read more
Liftingcausedslight tendernessfrom left testicle all the way back into rectum.Local doc saysno hernia,pulled muscle.NO painbutscrotum is now tighter?
Can my hernia make me feel like i pulled a muscle in my lower right back there is a lot of pain where my hernia is located and in my back?
Left side next to belly button pain. Swollen all of a sudden, hurts to touch. Pulled muscle? Hernia? Any organs on that side I should worry about????
Doctor can examine: If one has very uncomfortable tummy pain, and is normally in good health, plus is not pregnant, the possibilities include: pulled muscle of the abdominal wall, bad constipation, stomach flu, appendicitis (usually right lower tummy), colitis, kidney problems, etc... Most people with moderate (more than mild) pain, or recurring pain, need a doctor's evaluation to be sure it is not something urgent. ...Read more
How long is it supposed to it take for symptoms of a hernia to show up after the muscles are strained?
Can it be painful to walk with a hiatal hernia? Or can you feel a pulling, like when you pull a muscle in the upper center abdominal area?
Walking will not cause epigastric pain if you have a hiatal hernia.
In hiatal hernia, part of the stomach pushes into the chest cavity. It enters via an opening where the food tube (esophagus) passes on its way to the stomach. Hiatal hernias can have no symptoms. In some cases, they may be associated with heartburn and abdominal discomfort. ...Read more
Can woman get a hernia after abdominal surgery? I am having pain on left side of incision, feels like pulled muscle. (surgery was lap band removal)
Lifted a heavy object and felt tingling in left testicle. Local doc says no hernia, just pulled a muscle down there. But Scrotum is tight/retracted?!
Hernia to be.: you did stretch the muscle around the area where the cord pass. there is a natural opening there called the ring, there is internal, and external. the ring might becomes wider after heavy lifting, which will promote the making of a hernia in the future, the doctor might not feel a full blown hernia yet, that why it called, a hernia want to be. apply heat, take ibuprofen, and avoid heavy lifting. ...Read more
Had inguinal hernia surgery 16 days ago. Have what feels like a pulled muscle above and to the left of the incision area on left side. Is this normal?
Sounds normal: It is very common to feel a variety of aches, pains, pulling, and sensations difficult to describe after surgery. This is particularly common in her is surgery. These feelings can last years, but decrease steadily in frequency and severity, an almost always don't cause a major problem. Call your surgeon if you think something is wrong. Hope this helps! ...Read more
8weeks after inguinal hernia repair i did a light ab workout, pain returned, doctors say it's prob pulled muscle, it seems swollen and bigger when pee?
Reinjury?: You could have possibly disrupted the suture line for the repair, or if mesh plug used extruded the plug from the repaired defect. Ask treating surgeons for ultrasound to evaluate the bulging area you refer to. It could be muscle pull or you could have torn some post op adhesions but you warrant a better evaluation. ...Read more
I sometimes have a burning in stomach below my breast bone a little to the left. Sometimes it feels like a pulled muscle. Could this be a hernia?
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