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How Long Will A Pulled Back Muscle Take To Heal
Think I overused arm while letting pulled back muscle heal & now sharp pain in front of 1 shoulder with moving arm. What is this & will icy hot help?
See below: This may be related to tendonitis or bursitis. You will probably want to see your physician if your pain is lasting greater than 2 weeks. Initially a short course of rest, ice, and compression will usually calm the pain down. If this does not help your physician may prescribe anti-inflammatories and physical therapy. ...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
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Pulled back muscle 4 days ago, improving but now I have sharp pinch-like pain in 1 shoulder. Could it just be because I was compensating for back?
See below: Most minor muscle strains will go away on there own. Heat, gentle stretching, tylenol, (acetaminophen) anti-inflammatories can be helpful for many. Important not to spend too much time laid up in bed as this does not help. If the pain is severe and debilitating, see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pulled back muscle 3 years ago in the gym. Have been doin physio to no avail. Back pain persists in the lower and middle back. Feel fatigue?
See below: There are many causes of low back pain. The most common cause is usually related to degenerative changes to the discs or joints of the lower spine. It is common for this type of arthritis to be worse in the morning and improve throughout the day. If your pain lasts greater than 2 weeks be sure to see your physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pulled back muscle. Added nsaid ice muscle relaxer. Pain now worst going to hip and down leg. Hard to walk at times. Pulled or torn?
I pulled my lower back muscle on my right side in football. How long will it take to completely heal.?
1-3 weeks: It depends on the severity of the strain. Figure 1-3 weeks. ...Read more
Use condom and bcp.sex 2 days before period,got period. Pulled back muscle,on ibuprofen. Have abdominal pain comes on suddenly. Preg?nxt period 5 days
Pregnancy unlikely: However, it can be hard to tell if a woman is pregnant because some of the symptoms seen in early pregnancy can also happen in non-pregnant women. A urine pregnancy test gives a reliable result if done correctly. One can test about 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. An doctor can evaluate any persistent or worrisome symptoms. ...Read more
Last week I think I pulled a back muscle and it is still bothering me. How long should I not stress it? I.e.working out
It can take up to: 6 weeks to fully heal. Pay attention to proper body mechanics, you can take NSAIDs if you have no contraindication to this like ulcer history etc. (ask your doctor), avoid strenuous activities till pain starts subsiding. No heavy lifting until then, if symptoms worsen, or persist after 4 weeks, or if you start experiencing weakness, numbness or tingling, then go see your doctor. ...Read more
I dislocated my knee last month, i lost muscle in my thigh. How long does it take to get back muscle?
Kneecap/patella?: A dislocated kneecap/patella is a less serious condition than a true knee dislocation, that can often result in artery and/or nerve injury in addition to the ligament issues. Loss of muscle tone in the quadriceps is common with any injury or surgery. Straight leg raising or quad tightening exercises can help. Always start with the good leg with the exercise. It will help retrain the weak leg. ...Read more
Ice,stretch,NSAID: I suggest stretching the muscles (look for child pose position online, it's a yoga position that helps open up the lower back muscles), also use ice and heat, 10 min ice, 10 min heat over the area. If your kidney and liver function is normal, you can also use over the counter anti-inflammatories like Ibuprofen (advil/motrin) and aleve (naproxen). Natural muscle relaxants are magnesium and serrapeptase. ...Read more
Unfortunately, yes: Severe coughing can easily lead to other problems including pulled muscle in the back or chest wall. The high pressures generated from coughing can lead to hoarse voice, irritation and more cough. Severe coughing can lead to vomiting. I had one patient who coughed so hard, she fractured a rib. Therefore, it's important to identify the cause of the cough and treat it appropriately. ...Read more
Have never pulled a back muscle, but think maybe I just did last night. Center of middle back. How to tell if pulled, and what can I do to fix it?
I was shot while wearing a bullet-proof vest. Could I have pulled an intercostal muscle, back muscle or something more serious?
Depends on the-: -distance, caliber & mass & velocity. It can cause this effect due 2 Ur jerk reaction from impact & surprise. B sure U R evaluated by a physician 2 C what injury U sustained. ...Read more
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