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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
Usually not surgery: If there is a mid substance tear, there is no surgical option. If there is an avulsion of bone at its insertion @ the pelvis there is a surgical option, depending on age ; activity level 1 needs 2 return 2. If not satisfied with an opinion, get a 2nd opinion. This is not a surgical emergency ; u have a couple of weeks window or a little longer. ...Read more
I have a muscle tear or strain in my knee. It's now causing my foot to swell and pain occasionally to go up my leg. Should I go back to the dr?
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
Hip pain from doing leg exercises and when I have pain it's like spasms in my hip could I have pulled a muscle or have a torn muscle?
When u pull a muscle tear and it heals does it heal with new muscle tissue. If no y when u weight train it heals with new muscle but not with injury?
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While anxiety can increase muscle tone, this is not likely the biggest reason for a tear. More likely the injured muscle was tight from lack of stretching, or even over-stretching/weakness. A muscle tear or sprain is diagnosed through a physical exam by a doctor and confirmed with an MRI. Although if the pain improves spontaneously an MRI often will not alter the treatment plan. ...Read more
Can a muscle tear and wrap around a lung? Or could a bad pulled muscle lay me up for 3 plus months. My side is tender to touch n burns when arm is up
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on tear: This really depends on what muscle was involved and what grade of tear (strain) is involved. Rather than immobilization, gentle mobilization exercises are helpful to prevent scarring and possible chronic pain. Typically, a grade 3 tear, it can take 8-12 weeks to completely heal. Obviously, with lesser injury. Working with a physical therapist or certified athletic trainer can be helpful. ...Read more
Not typically: It can cause low back pain or leg pain. Strains are injuries to muscle from overstretching the tissue, ie from exercises, sports, forced exertion. Think of a group of rubber bands which get stretched beyond their limit. Some will "break" sooner than others, ie a torn muscle. But just standing won't put the strain on it. ...Read more
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