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I think I pulled my quad muscle?

I think I pulled my quad muscle?

Rest: If you acutely pulled the muscle then the best treatment would be ice, rest, and an anti-inflammatory drug. Then after a few days i suggest switching to heat and to do some gentle stretching. ...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 long does it take for an average pulled leg muscle take to heal?

How long does it take for an average pulled leg muscle take to heal?

4-6 Weeks: It take awhile for the muscle to heal especially if the muscle had bad damage. ...Read more

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What to do if I pulled a muscle in my leg. should I work it or keep off it?

What to do if I pulled a muscle in my leg. should I work it or keep off it?

Depends on the grade: 1=minimal injury 2 the muscle. 2=more injury with some fiber tearing & some hematoma. 3=sever tearing of muscle fibers, severely painful, large swelling & hematoma. 1=gentle use until asymptomatic. 2=ice, ,some rest until swelling is gone, after a couple wks ease into use gradually & listen 2 Ur body's response. NSAIDS after a few days and gentle use 3=massive swelling, hematoma, pain, C ortho! ...Read more

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I pulled a muscle in the top of my leg 2 weeks ago. I've been waking up every night since then in pain and I can't move it without it really hurting. ?

I pulled a muscle in the top of my leg 2 weeks ago. I've been waking up every night since then in pain and I can't move it without it really hurting. ?

Talk: To your doctor. I would recommend physical therapy to stretch and strengthen your muscles. It will allow it to heal faster and help with the discomfort. Also NSAIDs would help deal with some of the pain and inflammation ...Read more

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How can I know the difference between a pulled muscle and a leg spasm?

How can I know the difference between a pulled muscle and a leg spasm?

Duration: Leg spasms tend to resolve quickly vs a "pulled" muscle or strain that tend to take quite a bit of time to heal. The length of healing depends on the severity of the strain. ...Read more

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I have a burning sensation in my leg when i stretch. Could this be a muscle pull?

I have a burning sensation in my leg when i stretch. Could this be a muscle pull?

Muscle or nerve: Muscle 'pulls' or strains can be irritated when you stretch or use the muscle. Tight muscles can also pull on the local nerves causing burning with stretch. Other times, nerve irritation can cause burning when the leg is pulled. A physiatrist or doctor of physical medicine and rehabilitation can help determine the cause and recommend treatment. ...Read more

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I pulled a muscle while working out. Felt sharp pain, and now can't extend leg. Should I go to dr?

I pulled a muscle while working out. Felt sharp pain, and now can't extend leg. Should I go to dr?

Probably: The most bothersome aspect of your complaint is the inability to extend.If this is because of pain it not as scary as no power in the muscle that extends the leg.Please do see a dr. ...Read more

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The bottom back part of my leg hurts and it also hurts when i walk does that mean i pulled my muscle?

The bottom back part of my leg hurts and it also hurts when i walk does that mean i pulled my muscle?

Yes or No: If you did not remember hurting, then this may be unlikely. Sometimes planter fasciitis can cause pain too. Does it hurt early morning? Do you have any swelling or redness? ...Read more

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My wife's leg hurts and she says it feels really heavy like a hundred pounds is it just a pulled muscle or what is it?

My wife's leg hurts and she says it feels really heavy like a hundred pounds is it just a pulled muscle or what is it?

See a doctor: There are several possibilities here, including muscle strain and DVT ( deep vein thrombosis). Since DVT is serious, this possibility should be ruled out right away. See a doctor. ...Read more

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I think i pulled a leg muscle and every time i run it hurts really bad i tried to stretching but it hurts what can I do ?

I think i pulled a leg muscle and every time i run it hurts really bad i tried to stretching but it hurts what can I do ?

Ortho eval needed: If the pain in your leg is not improving with time (1-2 weeks), you should be evaluated by your physician who may want to send you to an orthopaedic surgeon. A partial tear of the calf muscle (gastrocnemius) is a common leg injury that can result in activity-related pain due to a collection of blood (hematoma) within the zone of injury. ...Read more

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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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What to do to when I pull a muscle in your upper leg?

What to do to when I pull a muscle in your upper leg?

Rest, maybe meds: Rest, gentle range of motion and stretching to avoid contractures, and may be some usage of anti-imflammatory medication can be helpful..Avoid extrenuous activities until healed... If not better, check with your doc, .... ...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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What are the symptoms of a pulled muscle that happened while doing leg press the pain is in my lower leg ?

What are the symptoms of a pulled muscle that happened while doing leg press the pain is in my lower leg ?

Many symptoms: Symptoms of a pulled muscle include pain over the muscle body, swelling, bruising, and weakness of the muscle. See your doctor if you have these symptoms, or are otherwise concerned of a tear. ...Read more

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My father pain when he walks ,he is also not able to pull his leg easily.he has pain in muscles and after a longwalk he has too much pains in muscles?

My father pain when he walks ,he is also not able to pull his leg easily.he has pain in muscles and after a longwalk he has too much pains in muscles?

The most worrisome: cause of extremity/leg pain with walking is peripheral vascular disease. This occurs when the arteries supplying the legs/leg muscles are diseased with plaque obstructions from atherosclerosis...the same disease process that causes heart attacks and strokes. Sometimes similar symptoms can be caused by spinal problems...compression of nerves by spinal stenosis. Only a exam/tests by Doc can diagnose ...Read more

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Front of my thigh hurts and I can't straighten my leg. Pulled muscle?

Front of my thigh hurts and I can't straighten my leg. Pulled muscle?

PROBABLY: Sounds like it. Have it looked at if not improving 24-48 hrs., sooner if worsening. ...Read more

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Hello I pulled a muscle in the back of my leg on Monday but I have woke up this morning and my ankle has swelled up ?

Hello 

I pulled a muscle in the back of my leg on Monday but I have woke up this morning and my ankle has swelled up ?

Best to Check..: I don't know just how many days ago Monday was. It would be helpful to know if the muscle you "pulled" was in the lower leg or the upper leg. The lower leg might possibly involve a calf muscle injury or an Achilles tendon problem. The swelling might be the body's reaction to a tear or instability in the tendon. To remove all doubt, it would be wise to have it evaluated for other possibilities. ...Read more

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