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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

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 to treat a pulled muscle in back side of leg?

How to treat a pulled muscle in back side of leg?

First 72 hrs,ice 20: 20min every 4hrs, then alternate heat with ice.Gentle stretching, not min q 4 hrs, gentle stretch, no bouncing.Antiinflamatories or Tylenol (acetaminophen) ok for pain.Resume walking slowly, always gently warm up, stationary bike is good.If not slowly improving over 2 wks, or have a set back, see ur doc. ...Read more

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How do I treat a pulled back muscle? The muscle is on the inside of the shoulder blade.

How do I treat a pulled back muscle? The muscle is on the inside of the shoulder blade.

Evaluate first: While muscle strain under or next to the shoulder blade is possible, you might also have neurologic issues with the cervical spine. You should ask you family doctor if the pain persists more than several days. ...Read more

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How should I address the pain in my upper back muscle?

How should I address the pain in my upper back muscle?

See below: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

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How to treat back pain in my ribs?

How to treat back pain in my ribs?

See your doctor: These symptoms require a thorough evaluation to find out what's going on and what can be done for you. ...Read more

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What can I do to soothe muscle pain in the back and arms?

What can I do to soothe muscle pain in the back and arms?

See your doctor: These symptoms require a thorough evaluation to find out what's going on and what can be done for you. ...Read more

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How to heal muscle tears in the upper back ?

How to heal muscle tears in the upper back ?

Posture & strengthen: Sounds like you are suffering from myofascial pain. Freshly strained muscle needs time and rest, and take caution not to overstretch the affected area-- this means pay very close attention to your posture (esp sitting, driving, sleeping). Then begin gentle strengthening of the scapular retractor muscles. Use good biomechanics with any lifting, which could reinjure you. Maintain good posture. ...Read more

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I tore the muscle in my lower calf in half. Had to sown back together. What us best exercise i can do to get my muscle back the way it needs to be?

I tore the muscle in my lower calf in half. Had to sown back together. What us best exercise i can do to get my muscle back the way it needs to be?

Calf raises: If surgery was done to fix a "calf muscle", it was probably really an achilles' tendon tear. Tears are usually treated by reapproximating the tore ends of the tendon together. After a period of immobilization, motion exercises are started and after several weeks, strengthening is started. This usually involves a downward motion of the foot and ankle against progressively increasing resistance ...Read more

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How do you treat pain in back left beside the shoulder blade upper back?

Muscle spasm : Upper back pain in a middle age female is likely muscle spasm. Heat and rest should resolve. If pain persists for more than two or three weeks then a physician should evaluate. Excess physical activity and workplace mechanical stress can cause this problem. An ergonomic evaluation might be in order. Massage might be helpful. ...Read more

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How can I tell the difference between a pulled muscle and a slipped disc in my back lower right side of my back. Hurts to move in certain ways

How can I tell the difference between a pulled muscle and a slipped disc in my back lower right side of my back.  Hurts to move in certain ways

Back: While both can cause pain in your back slipped discs very commonly also cause nerve pinch type symptoms with pain radiating down the leg. Ultimately, an evaluation from your doctor and perhaps an MRI would be helpful. ...Read more

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Severe neck and upper back pain. Tips on how to treat this?

Start PCP: Start with your primary care physician. Depending on the history and physical they may refer you for additional diagnostics such as x-rays or an mri. The next step is usually an orthopedic specialist. Conservative care usually involves modalities (heat/ice/ultrasound), gentle physical therapy and non-steroidal anti-inflammatories. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can you treat muscle spasms in back?

NSAIDs and exercise: 85% of us will have an episode of back pain at some point in our lives. The treatment is generally non steroidal anti-inflammatory medication, light exercise. Physical therapy and muscle relaxers can also be helpful. The pain generally improves over a few weeks. ...Read more

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How to get rid of pain in neck shoulder and upper back?

How to get rid of pain in neck shoulder and upper back?

Ice, rest massage: Ice packs, rest and massage and antiinflammatories can be very helpful. You might need physical therapy but first an evaluation with a doctor to make sure you have no neurological findings. ...Read more

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What exercise can you do to stop a muscle spasm in the lower back and hip area when acute onset occurs.

What exercise can you do to stop a muscle spasm in the lower back and hip area when acute onset occurs.

Stretch: Sounds like piriformis syndrome. Hard to describe the stretches. Go on-line and search stretching or physical therapy for piriformis tightness or syndrome. If that doesn't help, seek a medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Muscle Strain (Definition)

Muscle strain, also called a pulled muscle, is a condition where a muscle or its tendon is overstretched and torn leading to pain, decreased range ...Read more