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How Does A Muscle Strain Feel Compared To A Torn Muscle
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
Graded 1 through 3..: Sprains & strains are graded based on the # of fibers w/in the structure that are stretched/ torn. This is by no means an exact # of fibers, but a grade 1 = fiber stretch, grade two = partial/ moderate disruption, & grade three = complete disruption. Symptoms of each are very similar but severity varies. Rice is the beginning treatment regardless of grade. Severe inj often need pt, sometime surger. ...Read more
It can be a cuff: A pitcher can cause damage to their rotator cuff. However, the issues that upper extremity athletes have with their shoulders are unique. Therefore, there treatments are unique. If you are pitcher and you are having shoulder pain, see a shoulder specialist orthopedic surgeon who has experience with upper extremity athletes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there a way to diagnose a strained and inflammed cremaster muscle?Does a inflammed cremaster muscle ever heal?
Muscle Injury: It is very unlikely in the first place to get a cremaster muscle injury and then it is even rarer for such a thing to be a chronic problem. Something else is going on with you. It is time for a thorough medical evaluation. ...Read more
Depends where torn: A torn triceps at the attachment of the muscle to bone (the tendon) needs to be re-attached through surgery. If the muscle is torn in the body of the muscle then surgery is less successful. Typically the torn muscle will scar down and after it heals you can do rehab and physical therapy. There is nothing you can do to accelerate the healing other than rest the muscle and do not overuse it. ...Read more
Variable...: Anywhere from 6-12 weeks and sometimes longer. ...Read more
Swee below: Warm soaks and passive stretching should help the injury. ...Read more
How can you tell the difference between a blood clot and a muscle strain when you have mild calf pain?
Calf pain: Strain is usually caused my a history of trauma. Very localized tenderness and swelling.Blood clots in the calf typically present with widespread swelling ,tenderness, increase in pain with squeezing the whole calf but can only be diagnosed by testing. Currently tested by a Doppler study. Many times the calf pain produced by a clot increases with time. ...Read more
Duration: Leg spasms tend to resolve quickly vs a "pulled" muscle or strain that tend to take quite a bit of time to heal. The length of healing depends on the severity of the strain. ...Read more
Enlarged Spleen: If the spleen is enlarged by a disease process it become more susceptible to injury. Otherwise, a normal spleen shouldn't have problems with streaching. ...Read more
A matter of Degree.: Simply stated, a pulled muscle is actually a torn muscle, but at a microscopic level. Compare that to a torn muscle, which will involve swelling, bruising and a high degree of pain, as opposed to a pulled muscle. Torn muscles may also show varying degrees of an actual deformity of the muscle mass itself as well as restricted muscle range. ...Read more
Rest pain: A muscle pull or tear is associted with swelling, sometimes a palpable, painful lump. Using the muscle can cause severe pain or spasm but when at rest should not feel painful. A trapped nerve will not cause a lump or swelling. The pain is intense and often radiates or moves along the nerve path. The pain can occur at rest as well as with activity. ...Read more
Why does an injury to a bone have a faster recovery/healing time when compared to a muscle or nerve cell?
Rich blood supply: Because of the lack of blood supply to cartilage, (a new technique to hasten healing of injuries is to introduce fresh blood flow into the area) whereas the marrow in bones actually produce red blood cells, and bones are actually a honeycomb like structure, and they are constantly being taken apart, and rebuilt, microscopic bit by bit injury to nerve - does not heal since nerve does not grow back. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If someone had a muscle disorder, could it make the abdominal muscles weak enough to have hernias and tears?
Acquired, congenital: hernias are from acquired conditions or congenital meaning you were born with it. Muscle disorders are rare while hernias are common. See a doctor first to determine if a hernia is really present and not just weakness of the muscle. A muscle weakness can be strengthened by exercise. A hernia can be fixed by surgery. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Sore: Tears in the abdominal muscle layers can be seen in trauma, sports injury, and due to post surgical hernias from weight gain or strain. There will be a distinct area of soreness. Your surgeon can evaluate your complaints with a manual exam and imaging. Skeletal ligaments are attached to bone, and not a concern in the stomach wall. ...Read more
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