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Intercostal muscle tear? Is that possible?

Intercostal muscle tear?  Is that possible?

Sure: Can be seen in athletes who do a lot of twisting of the upper body. Think of a base ball player at the plate. Occurs in weight lifters too. Not all that common but certainly seen ...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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What sign of torn calf muscle that possible lead to operation?

What sign of torn calf muscle that possible lead to operation?

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

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Is it possible that coughing can just strain the muscles & not be a hernia?

Is it possible that coughing can just strain the muscles & not be a hernia?

Yes: Hernia is possible, but muscle strain more likely. If it continues see you doctor. An exam is needed to determine if it is a hernia. ...Read more

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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

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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 be anything including a tear in the lateral ligament or tendon. Would acupuncture be worth looking into?

Helpful but: Please see a sports medicine physician or an orthopedic surgeon to determine if you require surgical intervention. Acupuncture can help to expedite healing as well as decreasing pain and inflammation - but it won't cure a surgical lesion. ...Read more

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Is it possible that a torn rotator cuff cause other injuries within the shoulder such as: separated shoulder(ac joint)?

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

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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

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

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Is there any medication that can cause a detached retina or torn calf muscle?

Is there any medication that can cause a detached retina or torn calf muscle?

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

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Is a completely torn pec major tendon from bone a serious injury is it like a rotator cuff tear ?

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

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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?

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

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Is it possible for a muscle strain to cause knee pain?

Is it possible for a muscle strain to cause knee pain?

Absolutely: There are several muscles that cross the knee joint to allow motion and several that attach on the bones around the knee. Inflammation or straining any of them can cause knee pain. ...Read more

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How serious is a tear in the gluteus medius muscle?

How serious is a tear in the gluteus medius muscle?

Depends: Talk with your doctor about the best treatment plan for you. Recovery time ranges depending on the grade of your injury. This injury is a real pain in the butt! Best wishes. ...Read more

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Would a hamstring tendon tear cause the hamstring to be sensitive and feel wider/bulgier?

Would a hamstring tendon tear cause the hamstring to be sensitive and feel wider/bulgier?

Yes: it would be tender, bruised and you would probably feel a knot whew the tendon has balled up. ...Read more

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Can a torn muscle heal with muscle tissue if the torn area is small?

Can a torn muscle heal with muscle tissue if the torn area is small?

No, but...: A muscle tear will heal with fibrous tissue (scar) but if t is a small area, it does not matter. The muscle function will be the same, unless the tear is large enough to let the muscle retract (pull apart). ...Read more

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Is it possible to palpate the plantaris muscle?

Maybe: You may feel the plantaris muscle behind your knee. It then becomes a tendon as it enters your calf. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a partial anterior labrum tear in shoulder?

Is it possible to have a partial anterior labrum tear in shoulder?

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 more

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Could it be that my sciatic nerve is pinched by a muscle not a bone.?

Could it be that my sciatic nerve is pinched by a muscle not a bone.?

Yes: In some people the sciatic nerve goes right through the piriformis muscle. When this muscle is in a spasm these people have sciatica pain and buttock pain. You need a good physical exam. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a ligament tear or pulled muscle?

What is the difference between a ligament tear or pulled muscle?

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

Muscle Tear (Definition)

The muscle is actually torn or ripped through. It can come with trauma, certain medications such as statins can contribute to it, and can be associated with elevated muscle ...Read more