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How Long Does A Pulled Muscle Hurt
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
Ache in my top right side of my back hurts to lift arm I think it's pulled muscle how long to heal and should I not excercise with it?
Tincture of time: A pulled muscle is the presence of "micro-tears" among some of the fibers within that muscle. They cause a certain amount of swelling, which causes the pain. Depending on the severity of the injury and the age and medical status of the patient, these symptoms can last from a few days to a few weeks. Allow it to heal rather than continue to injure it with more activation of the muscle. ...Read more
Does a pulled muscle hurt continuously or sometimes intermittently? I have some pain that comes and goes that I wondered if it could be a muscle.
Usually a pulled---: --muscle always is painful, even if U turn over in bed. A come & go pain may B a stress fracture depending on what U do that brings it on. A runner is a common person who develops stress Fx. Usually due over training, or jumps right into their old routine after a long lay off. As they run they notice pain @ a certain distance, & the distance keeps getting shorter with ever run, 2 aways there. ...Read more
It depends: It really all depends on if you might be doing something to re-injure the muscle. If it truly is just a muscle strain, if you are resting the muscle if should be healing within a week or two, if there's a tear, it will be longer. If it's been 4-6 weeks or longer and you're still experiencing pain, it's possible it's more than a pulled muscle. Go see your doctor. ...Read more
Days to weeks: Some muscles heal quickly while others may take much longer to heal. If in doubt of the diagnosis, see your doctor. ...Read more
Possibly: Initially, rest, moist heat, on possibly an anti inflmatory can help. If it is not better within a few days, it may not be a simple pulled muscle and you may want to be seen. ...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
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
What will make my pulled muscle in my neck feel better to day I sat down and I pulled a musle in my neck and it really hurts I have tryed laying on it but it did not help
Ouch!: Ouch! That can hurt so much, especially when you move your neck. You might want to avoid extending (moving backwards) your neck temporarily to avoid causing more pain. Avoid aggressive exercise. Consider something like advil or Motrin (if you do not have nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug allergies) or tylenol (acetaminophen). When you lie down, avoid using a hard pillow that causes your neck to bend. A soft pillow may cradle your neck better. Heat from a shower, warm compresses or even heating pad may help to relax the muscles (but donâ€™t get burned). Application of something like tiger balm could also reduce discomfort. What I find best is acupuncture for treatment of trigger points. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more
Possible pulled muscle in back or ribcage and hurts to breathe should I get medical attention or wait it out?
Did you pull a muscl: Doing some unusual exercise or activity before this started? If so, it is probably safe to apply heat and wait it out. However, if you did nothing unusual and you have pain on deep breathing it could be something more serious like a collapsed lung or blood clot and you should be seen. Good luck! ...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?
Bottom left of head feels like a pulled muscle, is that possible? Hurts when moving certain ways. Just started yesterday. 29 years old healthy
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
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
PROBABLY: Sounds like it. Have it looked at if not improving 24-48 hrs., sooner if worsening. ...Read more
Pinched nerve or pulled muscle? Lower left back has sharp pain not constant, doesn't hurt to lift things or ride horses just when I stand, sit bend
Nerve impingement: Can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging disc. It can cause muscle spasm and back pain and burning pain. This condition must be professionally managed. See an interventional pain management specialist for definitive diagnosis and management. ...Read more
Coughed & had sudden sharp excruciating pain throughout ribs. Now it's just on left side. Hurts to move, walk, twist. Pulled muscle or more serious?
Pulled muscle in my back from my shoulder down to my armpit area really aches how long will it last?
Lower left back pain by kidney. Diognosed as a pulled muscle month ago still hurts. Sharp pain with deep breath?
Follow up with MD: Since you have been treated by your doctor and diagnosed as pulled muscle and you still have pain it needs to be re evaluated by your doctor and you may need some tests to find the cause of persistant pain in left back. ...Read more
My left shoulder blade hurts like a pulled muscle but it's been that way for weeks don't no if it's the way I'm sleeping or what?
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