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I've seem to pull a muscle . What can I do to treat this?

I've seem to pull a muscle . What can I do to treat this?

RICE: For an acute muscle strain, i recommend rice: rest, ice, compression, and elevation. Do no strenuous activity (even no excessive stretching) for a couple days and ease the muscle back to daily use. Ice pack or ice massage during the first 48 hours: 10-15 min each hour while awake. Gently wrap the muscle (ace bandage or compression sleeve). Elevate the limb to decrease swelling. ...Read more

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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 would cause a lower back to be painful. I can't even stretch. What can I do to help it?

What would cause a lower back to be painful. I can't even stretch. What can I do to help it?

See details: At age 17 the can be several possible causes including a condition known as spondylitis, congenital problems or just a strain. Have the issue evaluated. Sometimes abdominal issues can also cause back pain. ...Read more

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What to do if I get injured quite a lot in rugby, what can I do to try to stop this?

What to do if I get injured quite a lot in rugby, what can I do to try to stop this?

To be or not to be.: Altering the mechanics involved in playing the game properly generally opens the door to more injury. Rugby is a sport with a degree of injury. To remove yourself from the injury equation can only be accomplished by removing yourself from the game, totally. ...Read more

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I have very dry feet that often crack and peel. What steps should i take to fix this condition? Do i need to see a doctor? Can i treat it myself?

I have very dry feet that often crack and peel. What steps should i take to fix this condition? Do i need to see a doctor? Can i treat it myself?

Creams will help: Dry, thickened, cracked heel skin and foot skin may or may not have some athlete's foot fungus in it. Some people try Lotrimin (clotrimazole) AF cream 2-3 times a day for a couple of weeks, and then switch to a non-medicated cream such as CeraVe, Cetaphil, or Eucerin. If not much improvement, a primary care doctor or a dermatologist can evaluate and offer more recommendations. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat a muscle strain in my leg?

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What can I do to treat a muscle strain in my leg?

Leg sprain: Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents, plus checkup by your pcp. ...Read more

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What to do if i held in my anger for to long and it caused depression what do I to get rid of it?

What to do if i held in my anger for to long and it caused depression what do I to get rid of it?

Therapy: Therapy is a good way to explore the issues that have caused the anger. It can also help you learn better coping mechanisms instead of keeping it all bottled up and causing depression. Exercise can be helpful coping mechanism for dealing with anger. ...Read more

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What to do if I have vitiligo and it sucks how can I deal with this sometimes I just want to die?

What to do if I have vitiligo and it sucks how can I deal with this sometimes I just want to die?

Please try to put : this into perspective. Do you have facial vitiligo? Is your vitiligo extensive? Are you ostracized because of this? We all have challenges in this life. The most important issue is not that we have the challenge but it is how we respond to it. Get treatment for your vitiligo. Get therapy to learn to accept yourself and to work beyond this. Vitiligo is simply not worth dying over. ...Read more

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I have a problem where i overthink to much and it blocks what I know and how I act sometimes because I start to get anxiety from it please help me ?

I have a problem where i overthink to much and it blocks what I know and how I act sometimes because I start to get anxiety from it please help me ?

Common problem: Many of us spend a lot of time in our heads. (What if .., and then worrying). I find it among my patients, friends and at times myself. People who are anxiety prone, do this even more. What helps is shifting back to the present moment. Learning mindfulness meditation or other tools to stay in the present. There is a vicious cycle between our anxious thoughts and feelings. Therapists can help. ...Read more

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What can I do to work out if I have a back injury?

What can I do to work out if I have a back injury?

Aquatic exercises &.: It is really hard to tell what you should or not do since i don't know the type, extent and duration of your injury. It safe to say that any activities making your pain worse should be avoided/minimized. I suggest speaking to doc and/or trainer/therapist to start some exercises and then you can do them at home etc...Often aquatic exercises have less stress on back. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a boi in my lower but. What can I do to relive the pain it has started to drain but I can not sit. Please what can I do?

I have a boi in my lower but. What can I do to relive the pain it has started to drain but I can not sit. Please what can I do?

Boil?: sounds like an infection and if it is limiting your mobility or comfort - would need to see MD for evaluation and possible drainage / medications. in the meantime - warm compresses are helpful and trying to keep from putting direct pressure on the area.. ...Read more

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How can I prevent myself from going stir-crazy? I have tendonitis in my knee. What are the best ways to treat it so i can continue to exercise?

How can I prevent myself from going stir-crazy? I have tendonitis in my knee.  What are the best ways to treat it so i can continue to exercise?

Cross train: Assuming this is a patellar tendinitis, you need to do more of static exercises to tone the muscles but not to grind the knee through tough motions. Wall squats are great for this. Also non-impace exercise -- swimming or biking is good. Watch out for spinning classes because they can be very intense on the patellar tendon. ...Read more

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What can I do to get help for a muscle twitch?

What can I do to get help for a muscle twitch?

Depends on the type: If your leg or arm jumps you could have restless leg syndrome which is treatable.Other remedies may include more rest or evaluation of your body chemicals such as potassium. ...Read more

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What to do if I get inosima a lot. I don't have a phone, so scratch that off the list. how can I go to sleep better?

What to do if I get inosima a lot. I don't have a phone, so scratch that off the list. how can I go to sleep better?

Discuss with PCP: Insomnia can result from medical or psychological factors- or it can result from poor habits around sleep. Would recommend that you mention this to your PCP. For more information, see http://www.sleepeducation.org/ ...Read more

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I have pain in left lower back, when i sit long, lift something or try strech. What can be and what to do to find out what is going on? Thank you!

I have pain in left lower back, when i sit long, lift something or try strech. What can be and what to do to find out what is going on? Thank you!

LBP: Left lower back pain in 27 y is most likely muscle & ligament strain. Herniated disc, ankylosing spondylitis , and kidney stone can be the possibilities. Please see your doctor for good history and thorough physical exam and some diagnostic tests. You are already on movalis which is anti-inflammatory medication. Continue it. Please read-back pain; http://doctorrajput.Com thanks. ...Read more

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I've seem to pull a muscle . What can I do to treat this?

RICE: For an acute muscle strain, i recommend rice: rest, ice, compression, and elevation. Do no strenuous activity (even no excessive stretching) for a couple days and ease the muscle back to daily use. Ice pack or ice massage during the first 48 hours: 10-15 min each hour while awake. Gently wrap the muscle (ace bandage or compression sleeve). Elevate the limb to decrease swelling. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat a muscle strain in my leg?

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Leg sprain: Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents, plus checkup by your pcp. ...Read more

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I stretched my left arm over my left breast today and I have pain on my upper breast (on the bone) did I pull a muscle? what does this mean?

I stretched my left arm over my left breast today and I have pain on my upper breast (on the bone) did I pull a muscle? what does this mean?

Minimal worries: First of all, breast pain is very unlikely to be associated with anything serious. Cancers, with extremely rare exceptions, do not hurt. You could have pulled a muscle, but your description suggests costochondritis. Cartilege connects ribs to breast bone and it is not unusual for the area where rib and cartilege meet to become inflamed and painful. It is annoying but will gradually go away. ...Read more

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What does it mean to 'pull' a muscle?

What does it mean to 'pull' a muscle?

A stretch injury: You over stretch a muscle that was not warmed up or was to rapidly elongated and the microfibers of the muscle instead of normally elongating, tear apart and then need to heal. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens when you pull a muscle?

A Strain: Or a pulled muscle is tears within muscle fibers caused by muscle that is stretched too far. ...Read more

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Can i pull a muscle in my shoulder?

Can i pull a muscle in my shoulder?

Yes.: You can strain a variety of muscles in the shoulder region. The deltoid, trapezius, pectoralis major, rhomboids and rotator cuff muscles, can all be strained with excessive activity. ...Read more

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Is it possible to pull a muscle in my shoulder blades?

Is it possible to pull a muscle in my shoulder blades?

Yes: And depending on how much discomfort, and how long this has gone on, you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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Can you pull a muscle in your finger?

Can you pull a muscle in your finger?

Not likely. : The fingers themselves don't have muscles inside them. They do have tendons, bones, ligaments, blood vessels and nerves. The muscles that control the fingers are in the forearm and palm. If you have soreness in the finger itself it could be do ligament injury, fracture, or tendon injury. ...Read more

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Can you pull a muscle from vomiting?

Can you pull a muscle from vomiting?

Yes: Then the question becomes "is the pain actually a muscle pull?" if your chest hurts after vomiting, it could be due to acid in the esophagus or other gi/cardiac problem. If your left upper abdomen hurts, are you vomiting due to an ulcer? Then, the pain is not a muscle pull. Call your doctor to review your symptoms. ...Read more

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Is it possible to pull a muscle in your forehead?

No: As the forehead muscles are tightly attached to the skin the only way for this to happen is by laceration through the entire skin thickness. ...Read more

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How to treat muscle strain?

Rest: Muscle requires rest to give it a chance to heal and recover. Icing to reduce edema and inflammation is helpful, anti-inflammatories can reduce inflammation and decrease discomfort and gentle stretching can prevent cramps and reduce potential scaring. ...Read more

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Can you accidently pull a muscle without tear or tore of the muscle. Can it just be a pain ?

Can you accidently pull a muscle without tear or tore of the muscle. Can it just be a pain ?

Sprain: Yes you can sprain or strain your muscle without tearing it. Especially on a strenous activity. ...Read more

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Could you pull a muscle in your ribcage?

Yes: This is not uncommon to pull the intercostal muscles between the ribs. Healing is like other muscle pulls but due to continual breathing the healing period may be longer due to continuous "tweaking' of the pulled muscle and if you don't breath deeply, pneumonias can theorectically develop. ...Read more

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Can you pull a muscle from hving a charley horse?

Can you pull a muscle from hving a charley horse?

Yes: A charley horse is an involuntary muscle contraction which is prolonged. If the spasm is strong enough and starts abruptly enough, tendons can be damaged, stretched and possibly torn. ...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