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Knee tenderness, above kneecap comes &goes last 4 wks.Swelling at first, much reduced. Still not 100%.How long to heal?Feels like muscle/tendon strain

Knee tenderness, above kneecap comes &goes last 4 wks.Swelling at first, much reduced. Still not 100%.How long to heal?Feels like muscle/tendon strain

Above + quad tendon: If it is ur quad tendon, u will b symptomatic especially decending stairs, inclines, squats, or lifting on a leg machine. U should c an orthopedic surgeon and b sure there is not a small persitant tear. Only cn on mr. U may just have 2 modify ur activity until all ssx gone. That's why an mr is good 2 have, if there is a tear, it will always b a problem, and may b a surgical one. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

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


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How long it takes for muscle strain in calf to heal ?

How long it takes for muscle strain in calf to heal ?

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

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I had a sudden Thigh muscle strain lasts for three consecutive days. Is that normal? and i didnt do any sports.

I had a sudden Thigh muscle strain lasts for three consecutive days. Is that normal? and i didnt do any sports.

Spasm?: Could be muscle spasm, which can occur in the absence of physical strain. Often this is exacerbated by dehydration or electrolyte disturbances. ...Read more

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I sprained my ankle about a year an a half ago. It is still bothering me. The doctor I went to today said it was a muscle strain. Isn't that too long ?

I sprained my ankle about a year an a half ago. It is still bothering me. The doctor I went to today said it was a muscle strain. Isn't that too long ?

Follow up.: Muscle strains usually shouldn't last more than 2 weeks. If they do further workup with imaging that includes x-rays, MRIs, can help. Orthopedic surgeon, and physical therapy options are also available. Most commonly after trauma, arthritis is usually a complication that is chronic in nature. X-rays can usually identify this cause. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat a muscle strain in my leg?

What can I do to treat a muscle strain in my leg?

Leg sprain: Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents, plus checkup by your pcp. ...Read more

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I have a pain in my leg that I think may be muscle strain. What can I do that help it?

Rest: Strain is basically a muscular inflammation due to injury or irritation. As per therapy, ice/heat, rest, and antinflammatories can help. Sometimes your doctor can prescribe muscle relaxants if so needed. ...Read more

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It hurts to lift my leg and its kind of weak and painful..Do you think this is a muscle strain from the pt exersices?

It hurts to lift my leg and its kind of weak and painful..Do you think this is a muscle strain from the pt exersices?

Could be or from the: back, from where the nerves come out to the muscles in the rest of the leg. Kindly see your PCP or a Orthopedics Doc.
Good luck. ...Read more

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I have muscle strain on my right leg. Can't put body weight on my leg. ?

I have muscle strain on my right leg. Can't put body weight on my leg. ?

should B able: A muscle strain will not inhibit u from putting weight on ur le, but a fracture will. Get in 2 c an ortho or get 2 an er. ...Read more

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I have pain on right leg due to muscle strain i walk a kilometer a day is that ok?

I have pain on right leg due to muscle strain i walk a kilometer a day is that ok?

Probably: Not sure where your muscle strain is but if it hurts to walk or causes u to limp then rest from your walk for a few days would be helpful.See your physician if your'strain' is not improving. Good luck! ...Read more

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Have possible calf muscle strain. Have elevated and iced nearly 24 hrs. Now seeing a vein popped out running down lower leg. Am i treating this right?

Have possible calf muscle strain. Have elevated and iced nearly 24 hrs. Now seeing a vein popped out running down lower leg. Am i treating this right?

Blood clot: If you have calf swelling and pain, you really should be checked out to make sure you don't have a blood clot. If that test is normal, then rest, ice and some physical therapy should allow the calf to return to normal. ...Read more

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Pain below nee back of both legs.woke up like this.hpopaven't exercise.feels like severe muscle strain.feels like its pulli in both legs when walking?

Pain below nee back of both legs.woke up like this.hpopaven't exercise.feels like severe muscle strain.feels like its pulli in both legs when walking?

Need to see a : Doctor ASAP to rule out a DVT. While a muscle strain is plausible as is a bakers cyst any pain to the posterior leg should always rule out a DVT which could be life threatening and it does not matter that the presentation is bilateral. ...Read more

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Dr gave me 1cm heel lift for r leg. I wore for halfa day.now have pain inner r thigh abductor muscle area when I walk. Muscle strain?Anything serious?

Dr gave me 1cm heel lift for r leg. I wore for halfa day.now have pain inner r thigh abductor muscle area when I walk. Muscle strain?Anything serious?

Too much Lifting.: Not knowing the reason you were given a heel lift aside, you need to stop using the lift. Call the doctor and explain your new symptoms. The lift height may have to be lowered in order to affect less change over a longer period of time. I would not continue with the lift again until the pain resolves. ...Read more

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Sore upper back left calf.Felt it when I tried stretching my legs this morning about 12hrs ago.Could it be just muscle strain or smthing more serious?

Sore upper back left calf.Felt it when I tried stretching my legs this morning about 12hrs ago.Could it be just muscle strain or smthing more serious?

Most likely strain: Your symptoms are mostly a strain. I would recommend watching it to see if it improves since the symptoms started less than 24 hours ago. More history needs to be known in order to say for sure if this could be something more serious. If you're really concerned or have other medical problems, I recommend you see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Calf pain in isolated area right leg. 19 year old, Male, Skinny. Blood Clot? or Muscle strain? Did masturbate earlier in the day, unsure if related.

Calf pain in isolated area right leg. 19 year old, Male, Skinny. Blood Clot? or Muscle strain? Did masturbate earlier in the day, unsure if related.

Tough to say: Statistically, it would be a muscle strain/sprain, but without a proper exam you can not know if it is something more serious like a blood clot. Masturbating would most likely have nothing to do with it. ...Read more

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Did sprints 10 days ago in the cold. Still feel soreness (continue to exercise daily). Did i strain my quad muscles? How long will i be sore?

Probably: If you did sprints and now feel discomfort in your quads w/ walking and esp.Stairclimbing than you did. Muscle strains( depending on severity) of the quads in your age group can take 2-6 weeks to heal.Best to avoid sprinting or fast jogging for ~4-6 wks to avoid re- injury. Gl! ...Read more

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Can a one year old child pull a muscle or strain their leg? My daughter is very active and it pains her too walk? Any thoughts?

Can a one year old child pull a muscle or strain their leg?  My daughter is very active and it pains her too walk?  Any thoughts?

Sprain vs. Fracture: If she is not able to put weight on the leg, she needs to have X-rays taken. There are certain fractures, most notably toddlers' fractures of the tibia, that are often diagnosed clinically even if X-rays are normal. These injuries need to be immobilize to ensure proper healing. ...Read more

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I've just started to get sharp twinges of pain up my legs with no muscle injury or strain from exercise... Any idea what the problem is?

I've just started to get sharp twinges of pain up my legs with no muscle injury or strain from exercise... Any idea what the problem is?

Nerve associated: With only those brief details, these 'twinges' could be nerve pain possible stemming from compression... especially if the pain 'shoots' down your leg. It could just be inflammation compression the nerve. Try to give yourself a few days rest from physical activity and see if that improves. Consider a trial of NSAIDs for a few days, as indicated. But if it persists, see a physician. ...Read more

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Pubic symphysis adjustment for chronic quad strain results in hypersensitivity of muscle and nerves in leg. Is this a quad problem still? or pubic?

Pubic symphysis adjustment for chronic quad strain results in hypersensitivity of muscle and nerves in leg. Is this a quad problem still? or pubic?

See below: Sounds like you're only seeing a chiropractor for this. These could be two separate problems. I would recommend seeing an orthopedist or physical medicine and rehabilitation physician for a second opinion. ...Read more

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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?

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?

It can get worse.: It certainly seems reasonable to seek the advice of a specialist that is experienced at treating knee injuries, if that is what you truly have. Seeking the help of an orthopedic surgeon would probably be a good choice. ...Read more

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When I bend my leg I have pain in joints and my joint bones feel like popping. A little bit of strain is experienced in my calf muscle as well.?

Muscle or joint: Hard to put these two symptoms together. This could be joint pain, it could be muscle pain, or could be the two together this is something you need to have evaluated ...Read more

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31-34 wk preg, 48 hrs of achey leg muscles, hard tummy, back strain, hip/ligament pain from spreading, but reg baby movement. Normal to feel like this?

Please call your OB: Everything you are describing you can get except your abdominal area should not be hard, please call your OB to make sure that your OB does not want you to be checked to r/o premature labor or other, a person that does pregnancy message should be bale to help with all the other symptoms. ...Read more

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Iam 27 and my wife 25 we are recently married...She always have pain in body muscles and joints..Swollen legs and which also give strain to hip bones?

Iam 27 and my wife 25 we are recently married...She always have pain in body muscles and joints..Swollen legs and which also give strain to hip bones?

Many possibilities: Let your wife see an internist and be tested for osteoarthritis, rrheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune conditions e.G lupus.
Blood tests are in order to check for kidney, liver and heart problems.
Xrays would help for diagnosis.
God bless you friend! ...Read more

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What should I do with muscle strain in thigh?

What should I do with muscle strain in thigh?

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

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Can muscle strain and pain in the hip radiate to thigh?

Yes it can: Pain radiate to thigh from hip problem is not unusall. ...Read more

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