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What is the recovery time for a trapezius muscle sprain?

What is the recovery time for a trapezius muscle sprain?

Strain: If truly a strain, it depends upon severity: a few days up to a month. If pain not going away, check for disc or postural problems. ...Read more

Dr. Peter Ihle
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Sprains And Strains (Definition)

-R used interchangeably. They refer 2 injuries 2 mucles & ligaments. 3 degrees: 1=tweaked or hurts but no harm no foul, 2=damage 2 the structure with some bleeding & prolonged pain,but with ice, time , rest,& activity modification they heal over a few weeks,3=a complete disruption such as an ACL tear. If this happens in a muscle body, there's no repair available, painful, ...Read more


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What is the best way to treat a muscle sprain in the back area?

What is the best way to treat a muscle sprain in the back area?

Stretch, heat, meds: Alternate applying moist heat and ice to your back, otc topical anti-inflammatory creams, otc Motrin and/or tylenol (acetaminophen) and stretching exercises. If you back pain persists despite trying any one or all of these, you should see your md/do. If you have fevers, chills, weight loss, bowel or bladder incontinence, leg weakness, numbness or tingling, or if you are over 55 or have fallen lately, see your md. ...Read more

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Could a muscle sprain lead to muscle spasms?

Could a muscle sprain lead to muscle spasms?

Charley horse: When the muscle is sprain badly enough the muscle tissue can be torn or damaged enough to result in spasms. Careful management is necessary with attention to avoid more serious damage. There may be rupture of the muscles or tendons or damage to structures of the joints. A thorough medical evaluation would be appropriate. ...Read more

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How to diffentiate between muscle sprain n ligament sprain?

How to diffentiate between muscle sprain n ligament sprain?

The difference.: Muscle strain will result in painful muscles to the touch and with movement of your joints. Ligament sprains result from trauma to a joint, and can be painful when manually stressed. ...Read more

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How can I completely heal adductor muscle sprain in left side in 2 days?

How can I completely heal adductor muscle sprain in left side in 2 days?

No miracle cure.: Give it some time.... It may take longer than two day. Have it evaluated and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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How long should someone exercise after a muscle sprain?

Let pain subside: I have to only assume you meant how long should you wait before exercising after a muscle sprain. It is best to wait the the pain is almost completely is resolved. If you start exercising too soon, you at risk of aggravating your injury even more. ...Read more

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What do doctors do for a muscle sprain?

Muscle strain: First you sprain a ligament holding bone to bone not a muscle. You strain a muscle. Initially you rest, ice, and massage. Then you work to maintain range of motion and stretching the muscle. Following this strengthening is began. Then returning to activity as able. ...Read more

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How do I know if it is appendicitis or muscle sprain?

How do I know if it is appendicitis or muscle sprain?

Progression: Appendicitis tend to progress becoming more severe over 24 to 48 hours ....Also appendicitis tends to have systemic symptoms such as fever, nausea, anorexia, with the tenderness becoming localized to the right lower quadrant with appendicitis. ...Read more

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How do I determine if I have a right quadricep muscle sprain?

How do I determine if I have a right quadricep muscle sprain?

See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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What are the differences between a muscle sprain and a strain?

What are the differences between a muscle sprain and a strain?

Joints can sprain: A muscle "strain" is when muscle fibers get stretched too far and/or some fibers tear. People generally call it a tear if enough fibers break, leading to some bleeding and swelling inside the muscle, resolving later with some healed scar tissue and some tightness in the area (less elastic). A joint sprains when its ligaments (whitish fibers) are stretched too far and break. Muscles don't "sprain". ...Read more

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How soon after a muscle strain or sprain can I begin exercising?

How soon after a muscle strain or sprain can I begin exercising?

Full motion- no pain: Muscle control motion across joints. A strain represents a local injury to part or all of a muscle belly. Motion is usually somewhat limited after a significant strain due to pain with stretching of the injured muscle belly. Once the strained muscle is painfree to touch (palpation) and the arc of motion controlled by the injured muscle returns to normal, you can begin exercising that muscle group. ...Read more

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Can muscle tension from anxiety cause you to have a muscle sprain/muscle tear/muscle pull, etc?

Can muscle tension from anxiety cause you to have a muscle sprain/muscle tear/muscle pull, etc?

Only part of problem: John, While anxiety can increase muscle tone, this is not likely the biggest reason for a tear. More likely the injured muscle was tight from lack of stretching, or even over-stretching/weakness. A muscle tear or sprain is diagnosed through a physical exam by a doctor and confirmed with an MRI. Although if the pain improves spontaneously an MRI often will not alter the treatment plan. ...Read more

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How can I relieve a muscle sprain in wrist/arm?

How can I relieve a muscle sprain in wrist/arm?

PRICEMM: Protect- the injured limb rest- the injured limb ice- 15-20 minutes to get that deep numb, 2-3 times a day. Compression- wrap the injured limb to heal swelling. Elevate-limb to relieve swelling. Mobility- once the limb is not painful, get it moving around. ...Read more

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How to tell if you have a muscle sprain or hairline fracture in pinky finger?

How to tell if you have a muscle sprain or hairline fracture in pinky finger?

Xray: Xray could pick up a fracture but not always. Could be hard to differentiate. Either way should get better with immobilization, ice. ...Read more

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How to cure a muscle sprain?

RICE: A sprain is abnormal stretching or tearing of a ligament that supports a joint. Rice (rest, ice, compression, and elevation) are the keys to treatment. Most sprains and strains resolve with time, but occasionally other treatment, including physical therapy and surgery, may be required. Anti-inflammatory medications may be helpful in decreasing the pain and inflammation of the injury. ...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


Dr. Payam Rafat
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Sprain (Definition)

A sprain is a medical term that describes an injury to soft tissue structures in the area. Common examples are a lumbar sprain, in which you might injure muscles in your back; or an ankle sprain in which you could injure ligaments about the ankle. Sprains can be from mild to severe, and so ...Read more