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Latissimus Dorsi Strain
Careful stretching.: Avoid pull downs until it has healed. You can do curls, triceps and exercises with the upper arms close to the body. ...Read more
Test, avoid sports:
Due to the chronic nature of your problem
I think you will require some physical therapy
the fact that the injury has not resolved over
4 months tells me you are likely doing something either at work or play that is exacerbating the problem or at least preventing it from going away. ...Read more
I'm having continual dull spasms under my left latissimus dorsi muscle area. No injury has taken place or overuse do to workouts. Any suggestions?
Several roles: It serves to extend, adduct, transversely extend, and internally rotate the shoulder. It works with other muscles to provide extension and lateral flexion of the lower spine area. ...Read more
I'm experiencing pain and pulsation just between latissimus dorsi and rectus abdominus. Please advise?
Pain and Pulsation: You must get your self examined immediately, especially if you have worked out too hard and there may be a tear in the muscle causing pain and making it easy to feel inside pulsations. ...Read more
I think I pulled my latissimus dorsi from swinging a bat wrong and it has been hurting for almost a month. What should I do to heal it?
Rest: The mainstays of therapy for muscle strain include resting the muscle and avoiding movements that cause pain; application of ice for up to two days after the injury; wrapping the muscle in an elastic bandage; and pain medications (nsaids) such as ibuprofen, Aleve (otc) or Mobic (meloxicam) (prescription) supplemented with acetaminophen. It may take days to weeks to completely heal. ...Read more
Any Muscle Can Be: Any muscle can be strained and mid/low back strains are very common. See your Doctor of Chiropractic who can provide spinal manipulation and rehabiliation which have been shown to be the 2 most important factors in dealing with spine conditions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ligament vs tendon: In general, strains are injuries to a muscle or tendon. A tendon connects the muscle to bone. A sprain is an injury to a ligament. Ligaments connect one bone to another. Both can range from mild (like a stretch with mild injury and pain) to severe (complete tear that might need surgery). See your doctor if you have severe pain, weakness, instability, swelling or an injury that doesn't heal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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