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How Long Does It Usually Take For Abdominal Muscle Strain To Heal
Depends: It will depend on the cause of the strain, the degree of the strain and how you treat it following the strain. What medications you are on may have an effect as well as your general state of health. Usually a strain to an abdominal wall will be healed in 1-3 weeks. Do you have an abdominal wall hernia or oher hernia? This could be a cause of continued pain. ...Read more
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
2-12 weeks: Depending on severity and treatment.Get a more detailed 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
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
A cremaster muscle strain takes long time to heal? Is it felt in groin? I've pulled something I know but what's it neither doc/physical exam/usg reveals.
Other option: A sprain/strain is when a ligament/tendon is injured by overstretching. There may be minimal or quite a bit of damage to it. Inflammation (redness, warmth, tenderness, and swelling) occurs as a natural healing process. The key is minimize further damage while keeping the area flexible/mobile. Ice massage (24-36 hours), elevation, gentle rom, motrin/advil are the keys to maximize healing. ...Read more
I had vomiting this past weekend for two days. In my lower abdomen Is slight come and go pain. Could this be a strained muscle from vomiting?
Yes: It could be. In time the abd should get better. If pain continues see your doctor ...Read more
4-6 weeks: Depends of the severity.Get a more detailed answer ›
6 weeks: Most soft tissue injuries (muscles, ligaments, etc.) can take up to 6 weeks to heal. ...Read more
I severely strained my calf muscle due to a freak accident. I can put weight on it with crutches. How long will it take for the strain to fully heal?
6-8 weeks: If you only strained the muscle 6-8 weeks to completely heal. If you think it is a serious tear or something more please have it checked by a physician. ...Read more
DEPENDS ON THE: Location, size of muscle anf type of injury that caused it, but usually 4-6 weeks. ...Read more
Deltoid: Pretty unusual. Most muscular injuries subside in a few weeks, and with anti-inflammatories and rest. You should get it checked out, you may have torn a ligament and this healing is taking a while. ...Read more
How long will it take meloxicam 15mg to help muscle strain/ spasm. Luq knots/pain, Dr said musculoskeletal costochondritis but no specifics on healing.
Up to Several Weeks: Medications, like meloxicam, will help the inflammation in many musculoskeletal conditions (like costochondritis). However, like most muscle/joint pains/aches, it may take weeks for the pain level to decrease to a more comfortable level. In cases of bone/cartilage injury, there is a lower blood supply vs other organs to bring the building blocks of healing leading to a longer heal time. ...Read more
2-6 weeks: Minor strains would need about 1-3 weeks, while more severe ones may take 4-6 weeks, as long as the correct diagnosis is a strain only. ...Read more
I have a muscle strain in my back very painful feels like it's not healing after 5 days how long should I expect it to take?
10-14 days: Most muscular strains of the back should be completely resolved by 10-14 days. If it does not get better at that point, or if the pain starts going down the leg, then it suggests something else may be going on, such as a disc herniation. Consider being seen. Thank you. ...Read more
Is there anything I can take to help heal nagging strained muscles? I take glucosamine & have done pt for my hip flexor strain (1 of multiple strains)
How long does it take for neck strain & associated muscle spasms/pain to go away completely? What are the best/fastest methods of treatment?
I believe I injured my rhomboid muscle a week ago @ a sporting event. How can I tell if it's just a strain or a tear? How long should recovery take
Likely sprain: The muscle is likely sprained since this muscle is rarely torn in sports. The only way to be sure would be to do an imaging study such as an MRI or a musculoskeletal ultrasound performed in office by many sports medicine physician. The other thing to be considered as causing your lingering pain would be an injury to your long thoracic nerve resulting in a subtle winging scapula. Go see your doc. ...Read more
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
Discuss with MD: Usually getting better within a few weeks, with proper: rest, elevation, ice. If getting worse at anytime, you should be re-evaluated by your physician. If not getting better after a few weeks, you should be re evaluated. Low dose antiinflamitory medications maybe helpful. However, long term use of antiinflamitory medications may have some risk, that you will need to discuss with you doctor. ...Read more
It may take a little longer though, depending on what you do on a daily basis that may keep the tissue from proper rest.
Tough area to have an injury... ...Read more
I have a muscle strain on my left shoulder by the clavicle what should I do for it and how long will it last?
I have neck strain. Don't know whether its a muscle strain or not. To relieve the pain I apply 'volini' but it does not last long. I sleep on 2 pillows?
Motion testing: When your neck hurts, one way to assess the cause is to slowly move your neck in flexion, extension, side to side and then lowering each ear to your shoulder. With significant muscle involvement, you will feel the particualr area of the muscle resist your motion. If you, instead hear a gentle popping, that may signal a joint issue. ...Read more
Tylenol (acetaminophen): About 8-10 tabs or 4 grams per day. 500 mg x2 is 1 gram. ...Read more
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