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Intercostal Muscle Tear Is That Possible
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
Calf tear: Calf muscle (gastrocnemius) tears are quite common, especially in males in their second, third, and fourth decades--but rarely require surgery. Tears of the achilles tendon which attaches the calf muscle to the heel bone most often require surgery. So if your tear is in the muscle and not in the tendon itself, then conservative treatment should get you back into action in a relatively short orde. ...Read more
Is there a way to diagnose a strained and inflammed cremaster muscle?Does a inflammed cremaster muscle ever heal?
Muscle Injury: It is very unlikely in the first place to get a cremaster muscle injury and then it is even rarer for such a thing to be a chronic problem. Something else is going on with you. It is time for a thorough medical evaluation. ...Read more
Is it possible that be anything including a tear in the lateral ligament or tendon. Would acupuncture be worth looking into?
Is it possible that a torn rotator cuff cause other injuries within the shoulder such as: separated shoulder(ac joint)?
Possibly related: Questioner asks if rotator cuff ; acromialclavicular (ac) joint injuries are related. These are two separate injuries of contiguous tissues. Significant mechanical trauma can cause injury to both structures, but not common. Ac joint separation observed grossly as superior projection of distal clavicle relative to acromion ; palpation of ac joint is painful. Mri necessary to visualize rotator tear. ...Read more
Can muscle spasms trap nerves? Is this what a trigger point is-a point at which a nerve is trapped by a spasmed muscle? Don't understand referred pain
2questions-2 answers: 1. Yes muscles can trap nerves. Muscle spasm can put pressure on the peripheral nerve, producing symptoms along that nerve’s distribution. 2. A motor excitatory effect on muscle may cause formation of a trigger point, also called muscle tightness or twitching located in a taut band of skeletal muscle. They produce pain locally and referred pain to other sites. ...Read more
None: These are mechanical and structural events usually preceded by straining or anatomical problems. No medication will cause them but some can ease the pain. ...Read more
Is a completely torn pec major tendon from bone a serious injury is it like a rotator cuff tear ?
Yes: Pec major tendon tears are much less common than rot cuff tears and are usually related to an eccentric contraction while bench pressing. Tears in the muscle belly can be treated non-operatively. Tears off the humerus leave a deformity in the axillary fold( near the armpit) and almost always require surgical fixation of the tendon back to the humerus. Best of Luck! ...Read more
During a possible tendon tear. Is it possible to walk on a torn posterior tibial tendon without a huge amount of pain or would it be something else?
See below: It is possible not to experience huge pain. You need to see a doctor for exam to figur out what the problem is. ...Read more
Left eye-had a 3mm piece of muscle removed from medial rectus muscle. If too much muscle is gone, how can that be fixed surgically?
Muscle surgery: The piece of the muscle was removed to shorten the muscle and this will turn your eye inwards toward the nose. If too much is removed the eye will overturn inwards and correction is possible by changing the site of insertion of the muscle tendon on the eye. Hopefully your eye with the first surgery will be in the right position. ...Read more
Yes: Yes. The labrum may not be fully torn off of the gleaned (or socket). There are many subtleties to this and reasons to have surgery would be for the feeling of the shoulder being unstable. Make sure you are seeing a shoulder trained sports medicine orthopedic specialist ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Different structures: A ligament attaches between bones, and produces stability. Examples are acls and ankle ligaments. So a ligament tear produces instability. A muscle pull is tearing of muscle or tendons (which attaches muscles to bones) and produces weakness. Tendons are often repaired (such as hand tendons and rotator cuff tendons) while ligaments are often reconstructed (such as acls and ankles). ...Read more
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