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How to heal a pulled groin muscle?

How to heal a pulled groin muscle?

Slow activity: Heat the area (such as bath, heating pad, jacuzzi), slow stretching and light exercises, gradually increase activities, rest when it becomes uncomfortable, and use anti-inflammatory medication (such as ibuprofen, motrin, advil, aleve). It can take several days or longer to heal, depending on the degree of injury. ...Read more

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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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Can you fully recover from a bad lower back muscle injury?

Can you fully recover from a bad lower back muscle injury?

Rest, ice, nsaids: In general you will need to rest and take it easy until the symptoms resolve. Depending on the severity of the injury you might need a few days of rest, or a combination of rest, ice nsaids and physical therapy to alleviate your symptoms. While the severity of lower back injuries varies greatly you must pay attention to your symptoms and return to activities gradually to prevent reinjury. ...Read more

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How can I heal a pulled muscle in my lower back without rest / heat?

How can I heal a pulled muscle in my lower back without rest / heat?

Modify activity: Muscle strain or "pulls" occur when the muscle fibers are stretched and tear. These will eventually heal with time and the less trauma you can do to these muscles, the more likely they will heal. In the acute setting, ice and rest is beneficial and as the pain subsides you can use heat. There is no secret recipe other than time and protecting your back from additional stress. ...Read more

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How can I heal a pulled hamstring muscle quickly?

How can I heal a pulled hamstring muscle quickly?

Physical therapy: Mainstay of treating strained or pulled muscles is with physical therapy. Treatments such as platelet rich plasma (prp) injections are largely unproven to be effective although there are some remarkable success stories anecdotally. ...Read more

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How can you treat a pulled muscle in my upper arm?

How can you treat a pulled muscle in my upper arm?

Ice it 1st 48 hrs: And baby the arm. Then heat or ice after. Use Ibuprofen or naproxen, and/or a muscle relaxant for pain. Starting using the arm more like normal after 1st 2 days, gradually if possible. Avoid the activity that pulled the muscle! ...Read more

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How can I heal a pulled muscle?

How can I heal a pulled muscle?

Rest, ice, etc.: But time heals. Rest it from the activity which caused the problem. I would take an NSAID pain reliever if it interfered with sleep. Other than warming it, and using topical anesthesia-time! ...Read more

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How long a strained muscle in the midback take to heal?

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How long a strained muscle in the midback take to heal?

Weeks: Generally a sprained back muscle should heal within a few weeks or less. Try ice initially, as well as NSAIDs (i.e. ibuprofen, Aleve). Massage and gentle stretches will help, as well as maintaining generalized motion and activity. ...Read more

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How can I recover quickly from a pulled hip muscle?

How can I recover quickly from a pulled hip muscle?

Patience: Recovering from a muscle injury can take anywhere from 2-6 weeks depending on the severity. Ice, rest, and stretching will help recovery. Avoid reinjuring the muscle by modifying your activity and consider seeing a sports medicine specialist or physical therapist for help in directing your treatment. ...Read more

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How long can pain from a pulled muscle in your back persist?

How long can pain from a pulled muscle in your back persist?

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

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Is it ok to walk with mid to low back pulled muscle spasm pain. The week out. How long to last. Any advise. on exercising?

Is it ok to walk with mid to low  back pulled muscle  spasm pain.  The week out. How long to last.  Any advise. on exercising?

Backs are tricky: because the back muscles play a major part in your daily activities they can frequently case pain when injured and be easily reinjured. Try heat, stretching and ibuprofen or aleve for pain. Moderate walking is probably better than remaining immobile. If not improving or worse see a physical therapist to see if they can get you back into shape ...Read more

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How to get rid of a pulled back muscle

How to get rid of a pulled back muscle

Exercise: Leave your knees on the floor face down while doing pushups. This stretches the musclews of the back. Ice is also nice to apply. Ben gay also works well. ...Read more

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Pulled groin muscle on leg press. How long will it take to heal?

Pulled groin muscle on leg press. How long will it take to heal?

4-6 weeks.: They can be slow to heal, but don't rush it. You could apply an elastic bandage or wear a pull-up sleeve for a little support as it heals. ...Read more

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Lower back muscle ache from being in the gym. Can't seem to shake this pulled muscle. Going on 6 weeks. What's your recommendation for a fix?

Lower back muscle ache from being in the gym. Can't seem to shake this pulled muscle. Going on 6 weeks. What's your recommendation for a fix?

See your provider: See your provider as you may need some prescription antiinflammatories and some muscle relaxants. In addition you may need physical therapy to strengthen your back. If possible you should stay active as bed rest can make things worse. No heavy lifting or twisting however. If you have numbness and tingling into your lower extremities you may have a herniated disc. ...Read more

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How long sure does it take for pulled lower back muscles to heal?

How long sure does it take for pulled lower back muscles to heal?

The back muscles: May not be pulled, but are in a spasm in response to lower spine problem. Try upward dog yoga stretches for 5 min a day. ...Read more

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Who can help heal lower back pulled or tore muscle? A doc or chiro?

Mostly time: If you have sprained or torn a muscle, then start with an orthopod or physiatrist to have this evaluated and a pathway of relaxation and treatment offered to allow this to heal. Chiropractors offer a deep massage but not actual diagnosis or treatment. It is based on an ancient and outmoded theory of disease long since proven incorrect.Time will correct your problem mostly. ...Read more

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