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How Long Does It Usually Take For A Bruised Muscle To Heal
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
No best way?: I guess there is no "best" way. Use common sense. Heat some water not to the point of burning the skin. Get a small towel or large gauze get it wet with the warm water and apply it over the diseased area. If that cools too fast warm it up more. If you have a heating pad just wrap it with some sort of cloth or linen so you don't apply the plastic of it directly over the skin. Avoid ointments under. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
R.I.C.E.: Initially, rice (rest, ice, compression (ace wrap), and elevate). After the bruising has been stopped, warm, moist heat, physical therapy, massage, and range of motion exercises. Depending on what specifically is bruised, additional therapies may be prescribed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have cherry size lump feels bruised about a inch under the left side of my collerbone like a bruised muscle but I never hit it on anything ?
Blocked gland?: A sebaceous cyst is a collection of oily fluid that occurs when an oil gland is blocked. Some folks are more prone to them than other and they often appear on the neck, shoulders, and back. Try to avoid skin products that are oily. I would also stay away from transfats and bad oils, which is good for overall health. See doc to see if this is what you have. Peace & good health.. ...Read more
I was sitting in the floor and a headboard fell across my left shoulder/neck. Can't hardly touch it now. Bruised muscle or fractured shoulder blade?
See doctor for: an examination and x ray. Ice it till you see the doctor, If severe pain go to ER. ...Read more
Random bruise on forearm,Sore muscle by arm pit, occasional pain shooting through forearm also.
No trauma happened, all random. Any ideas?
Bruise: Do you have a history of frequent "random bruises"? If so, the muscle soreness may not be related. The shooting pains are characteristic of nerve irritability. In view of all these symptoms, it would be advisable to be examined by a physician. Frequent appearance of random bruises calls for certain blood tests unless aspirin or nsaids like Aleve are responsible. ...Read more
My chest is sore as if I bruised my chest bones, came on suddenly, I suspect just a sore muscle due to lifting heavy objects. Should I be seen?
Chest discomfort: It is more likely to be a rib cage distress if it's brought on or aggravated by a deep breath. A pinched intercostal nerve or muscle, which runs between two ribs or an inflamed joint at the junction of the breast bone and a rib can cause sharp pains and a tender spot. Inflammation of the lung lining or lung itself, and heart causes are much less likely. However if symptoms persist, see your MD ...Read more
Small slightly red bump on the middle of my left upper eyelash line. Faint pain feels kind of like a sore muscle or bruise, what could it be?
Had an ultrasound scan for lump and pain in groin on left hand side , told its bruised muscle and to see my gp. What can be the problem its not hernia?
Depends on severity: Muscles will bruise with blunt trauma and there may be intramuscular bleeding. The amount of time for healing depends on the severity of injury and may vary from a few days to 4-6 weeks. ...Read more
Recovery: The recovery for an injury varies by patient, severity, desired level of activity, and the specific muscle that has been injured. Rest ice compression elevation for the injury will aid in the recovery process. If you fail to improve, seeing an orthopaedic specialist may be required. ...Read more
How are calf muscle injuries/calf strain treated and how long do they take to heal? Can bruising be a symptom of them?
Depends: it really depends upon the extent of the injury and how well you are able to stay off of it. Mild muscle strains can clear up in a few weeks. More severe strains may take months. Yes, bruising can occur. This is due to small tears in muscle fibers. Keep it elevated when possible and use warm moist heat. ...Read more
Had xray done on my lower back doctor said it was muscle damage a bone on my spine hurts to touch bruising over 1 week now how long to take to heal?
Who did U C? , an Md: or a DC? Muscles do not show up on X rays. More info needed. Was there an injury like a fall on Ur back or kicked in the back? This can injure or fracture the spinous processes. Get into C an ortho guy 4 eval. That's Ur best way 2 go. You may need more specific imaging. Photo is a 3-D CT reconstruction. Of a lumbar spine. A little much for Ur eval. ...Read more
I found a lump within the muscle along my ulna. It is very tender/sore. No recent strenuous work.Probably just a sore muscle or should it be checked?
I have a sore muscle in my thigh above my knee. It is tender to the touch & sore when walking. Aches at times when sitting.Any concern of blood clot?
Probably not: Blood clots usually form in the deep vessels of the leg. They can cause pain behind the knee and they often cause leg and ankle swelling. It sounds like you have a muscle strain, not a blood clot. Birth control pills do increase the risk for blood clots so it is important to stay active and not smoke. If you have swelling in one leg/ankle then it is a good idea to see a doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes and depends: Muscles will bruise with blunt trauma and there may be intramuscular bleeding. The amount of time for healing depends on the severity of injury and may vary from a few days to 4-6 weeks. ...Read more
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