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Doctor insights on: How Long Does A Torn Shoulder Muscle Take To Heal

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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 can I treat a torn shoulder muscle?

How can I treat a torn shoulder muscle?

Multiple Options: Assuming you mean you have a tear of your rotator cuff a well designed scapular stabilization and shoulder strengthening program without further stressing the injury may be helpful. http://www.theshouldercenter.com/rotator-cuff-tear.htm the two most common reasons patients choose surgical treatment are persistent weakness and pain (especially night pain). ...Read more

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How should I treat a torn shoulder muscle?

How should I treat a torn shoulder muscle?

See an ortho doc: A "torn shoulder muscle" most commonly refers to a rotator cuff tear. Some patients will have rotator cuff tears that are amenable to initial non-operative management while others will require more aggressive treatment to lessen the risk of long-term shoulder dysfunction. An orthopedic surgeon with an expertise in shoulders, after an office evaluation, can best advise you. ...Read more

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Is it possible to pull a shoulder muscle without doing anything strenuous?

Yes: Yes, however it is more likely that your have a tendinity or bursitis of the shoulder. If it persists, have it evaluated. ...Read more

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Pain in my right shoulder muscle. I haven't damaged it or anything like that. What could this be.I have full movment in it too?

Pain in my right shoulder muscle. I haven't damaged it or anything like that. What could this be.I have full movment in it too?

Bursitis or impinge: You could have a bursitis, or inflammation from chronic movements or pressure in a bursa in your shoulder. You also could have an impingement of your rotator cuff at the ac joint, also something that gets worse with repetitive motion. A physical exam could differentiate between those two things easily, so see your primary and have them check it out. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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What's the best way to get rid of a knot in my shoulder muscle?

What's the best way to get rid of a knot in my shoulder muscle?

NSAID & massage: Try a course of NSAIDs followed by deep tissue massage. Of course, if you have serious symptoms or it doesn't get better, follow up with your doctor. ...Read more

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I have pain in my shoulder blade and my shoulder muscle. Is it my trapezius?

I have pain in my shoulder blade and my shoulder muscle. Is it my trapezius?

Scapula Pain: Inflammation can occur underneath the shoulder blade where there is a bursa. This is called scapulothoracic bursitis and can be treated with therapy, NSAIDS, pain medications, and possibly a steroid injection. Make an appointment with an Orthopaedic shoulder surgeon to be evaluated and discuss treatment options. Take care, Joe Wilson. ...Read more

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Doctor's opinion? My neck and shoulder muscle hurts!?

Doctor's opinion? My neck and shoulder muscle hurts!?

See orthopedist: Could be from the shoulder or referred. Common referred sources include: abdomen, heart and neck. Shoulder sources include: arthritis, labral tears, instability, tendinitis, rotator cuff tears, bursitis, painful bony spurs etc. Shoulder blade pain can be from the neck or bursitis around the blade. A herniated disk in the neck could be causing your symptoms. See an orthopedist. ...Read more

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Why does my right shoulder muscle spasm periodically?

Could be: Many things, usually if you work with any muscle and it fatigues it can spasm. Common in calf muscles, quad muscles after running around all day. Common in ab muscles if you started a new sit-up program, etc. Outside of that if it is not painful wouldnt worry about it. Stay hydrated and eat a banana to keep electrolytes up. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a tight shoulder muscle cause vertigo?

Highly unlikely...: It's conceivable that severe muscle spasm in the neck/shoulder could cause vertigo by vagal stimulation but highly improbable. ...Read more

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Last 3 days, sporatic twitch in shoulder muscle, no pain. What could be wrong?

Last 3 days, sporatic twitch in shoulder muscle, no pain. What could be wrong?

Muscle overuse: Muscle twitching for two days in a middle age male is very likely related to isolated overuse of a local muscle group. Warm soaks, calcium supplements or foods, and rest will likely accompany resolution. Continuance after a week or so, worsening, or occurrence of other symptoms might suggest a doctor visit. ...Read more

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I dislocated my shoulder and the muscle deteriorated and now I don't have a muscle in my left shoulder. Is it possible to get my shoulder muscle back?

Muscle wasting: I am concerned that you may have had a nerve injury secondary to your dislocation. This is usually the cause of posttraumatic muscle deterioration. You will need to have a nerve study (emg/ncs) to determine your nerve function then a decision can be made about the future health of your muscle. ...Read more

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