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How Can I Treat A Pulled Muscle On My Side
Depends: Make sure it is a "pulled muscle" first. How did it happen and what are the symptoms. If it is in fact a pulled muscle, ice, rest and Ibuprofen will help. Try not to strain it further for the next 10-14 days. You may get help by wearing an abdominal wall binder or brace (large velcro strap) around your abdomen. If in doubt, get it checked out. ...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
First 72 hrs, ice 20: 20min every 4hrs, then alternate heat with ice. Gentle stretching, not min q 4 hrs, gentle stretch, no bouncing. Antiinflamatories or Tylenol (acetaminophen) ok for pain. Resume walking slowly, always gently warm up, stationary bike is good. If not slowly improving over 2 wks, or have a set back, see ur doc. ...Read more
Rest, stretch, NSAID: Stretch, reduce your activity level, anti-inflammatories, and then slowly get back into your activities again. Muscle pulls can take weeks or months to fully recover. Take it slow. ...Read more
Heat, massage, tape: This depends on what muscle. In general, heat applications & massage will help to ease symptoms as can icing. Otc medication will help. Taping or strapping/bracing the area can help as well if done correctly. Gentle stretching & mobilization can help. If severe enough, modalities & treatment through a physical therapist will help as time to heal. Prevention of recurrence through stretching. ...Read more
Rest, ice, time: It depends a bit on what muscle is injured, and the severity of the injury. However, the general treatment for a pulled muscle is rest, ice (20 min on, 20 min off, several times a day), anti-inflammatory medicine (i.e., Motrin or aleve) and elevation (if there is swelling). As the pain starts to subside, you should perform some gentle stretching exercises. Time to recovery may be 6-8 wk or more. ...Read more
Back pain in young: Young patients rarely need further evaluation for back pain as it is usually self-limiting. For mild symptoms, muscle pains are most common. Consider also disc herniation which may cause pain without sciatica. Stress fracture occurs in 5% of the population without any symptoms. If symptoms persist, then see your doc for a more specific evaluation. ...Read more
Ice, then heat:
Ice is useful to cool things off during the first hours after the injury.
immobilization of the area, such as bandaging is next.
later, heat may help to relax the muscle during and after careful exercises of the injured area ...Read more
My back is killing me on my right side bout half way down hurts to stretch hurts to turn certain ways feels like a pulled muscle?
Back pain: I see many patients with similar complaints in my practice, and it is usually related to a few possibilities: muscle sprain or strain, ensuing arthritis, a herniated disk, or other neurological issue. For those reasons, I always refer them to a specialist. Please seek a consult with a neurosurgeon, or orthopedic spinal specialist. ...Read more
I have a fluttery squeezing feeling on my left side? Also pulled muscle between shoulder blades on the left side? Are they connected?
I have pain on my right side while breathing deep and coughing. Maybe a pulled muscle what do you think and what can I do about the pain.
Lower ab discomfort/pain feels like a pulled muscle even though I have not worked out in 5 days. On both sides, mostly when sitting up or rolling over?
Many options: It could be muscle, lung, heart, kidney, gastroentestinal to name a few. You need an evaluation to clarify the diagnosis. ...Read more
Strained Oblique: If this discomfort is above the crest of your pelvis it could be that you have strained your oblique muscle, which should be self-limited. However, if this is accompanied by any systemic symptoms (abdominal pain, fever, chills for example) you might have a problem internally and should seek help from a family or emergency physician. ...Read more
Are lower back pains common after implantation? Lower back, kind of to the side on the right. It almost feels like a pulled muscle.
Probably wouldn't: Implantation occurs between 6-7 days after fertilization. But there are absolutely no symptoms that are reliably or consistently felt following implantation. 'implantation bleeding' is all the rage on the internet now, but it's highly variable and not reliable as an indicator. ...Read more
My tongue is hurting on the right side close to the back and mostly on the bottom. It feels like a pulled muscle. What could be the problem?
Nerve root irritatio:
Anxiety will aggravate the pain symptoms but usually not the cause of your pains.
Please make sure that you are not over exercising or lifting heavy things. You will need to be evaluated by your family doctor
and a specialist and physical medicine and rehabilitation. ...Read more
See physician: Since the appendix is on the right side this is on of the things we consider. Get this clarified since this is 5 days ...Read more
Ok so I coughed an now my left side under my ribs is tense... doesn't really hurt but feels strange, a bit swollen? Pulled muscle maybe?
I've been working out and for the past few days, I've had a sharp pain on my upper right side of my abdomen every time I move. Pulled muscle?
Probably: Sounds like it. Go easy for a few days. ...Read more
How can I tell the difference between a pulled muscle and a slipped disc in my back lower right side of my back. Hurts to move in certain ways
I have a pain in my left side about where kidneys are my dr said pulled muscle it's been on and off for over 6 mo and consistent the last 3 days?
Get a 2nd opinion: It is obviously not a pulled muscle. See a doctor who will properly evaluate the issue. ...Read more
I have a burning sensation and pain that feels almost like a pulled muscle on the right side of my chest. What could be some of the possibilities? Thx
Have it looked at: While a pulled pectoral muscle may cause pain and abnormal sensation, it's important to have it looked at to make sure it's not from an underlying cardiac condition. One differentiating factor is the muscle pain is oftentimes reproducible - if you push on it, it will hurt more - whereas cardiac pain may not be. However, without knowing further details - it's importan to see your internist/fp soon. ...Read more
Iv just started working out. Mainly tredmill. I just have pain in thebottem left side of my ribs could this be pulled muscle or how long should I wait?
Not long: Pain in the left rib area could be many things. In general exercise should not be painful or cause pain especially pain that lasts more than a day or so. Certainly cramping/pulled muscles could be the cause, but more serious conditions could be the case such as heart conditions or even a spleen issue. Discussing this with your dr would be a good idea to get a better description and history. ...Read more
Time: A pulled muscle is a tearing of some of the fibers of that muscle, which causes swelling, then pain. It takes awhile for the swelling to resolve, but things that help include resting the area, ice packs periodically and non-steroidal drugs like ibuprofen. Depending on how bad the injury is, the length of time to resolve can last from days to weeks. ...Read more
Chest pain on the left side when I flex or move pain is on and off. Went to gp told me its pulled muscle im still worried, advise pls?
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