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Doctor insights on: Latissimus Dorsi Strain

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What exercise can I do with a strained latissimus dorsi?

What exercise can I do with a strained latissimus dorsi?

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

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What is treatment for latisimus strain? Pain has been recurring for 4 months now.

What is treatment for latisimus strain? Pain has been recurring for 4 months now.

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

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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?

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?

Messy muscle: Most likely the cause is one of several things: repetitive use, even if small amplitude; persistent postural stress; or an underlying structural problem, such as rib injury, tumor or low grade infection. ...Read more

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How do I determine if I have a torn latissimus dorsi?

How do I determine if I have a torn latissimus dorsi?

Need more evaluation: That would be an unusual injury. The pain would be near your armpit and would probably hurt there to reach overhead or to pull something down from overhead. A clinician should be able to determine if you need an MRI or a musculoskeletal ultrasound. ...Read more

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Is the latissimus dorsi a flexor or extensor?

Is the latissimus dorsi a flexor or extensor?

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

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I'm experiencing pain and pulsation just between latissimus dorsi and rectus abdominus. Please advise?

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

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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?

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?

Stretch and Strength: If stretching, icing, strengthening and physical therapy do not help in a few weeks, I would see a sports medicine trained physiatrist (physical medicine ; rehabilitation) doctor. ...Read more

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What can I do to relieve the pain from a pulled latissimus dorsi?

What can I do to relieve the pain from a pulled latissimus dorsi?

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

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Are all strains of e. Coli bad for you?

Are all strains of e. Coli bad for you?

No: Many e. Coli strains are harmless. Some types of e. Coli cause diarrhea, urinary tract infections, pneumonia, and other illnesses. ...Read more

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Is it possible to strain your back?

Is it possible to strain your back?

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 more

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How common are repetitive strain injuries?

How common are repetitive strain injuries?

Very common: Repetitive motion injuries often occur when people perform the same tasks repeatedly over years. ...Read more

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What are the degrees of sprains and strains?

What are the degrees of sprains and strains?

1,2,3: First degree sprain — is a tear of only a few fibers of the ligament.
Second degree sprain — is a tear of part of a ligament, from a third to almost all its fibers.
Third degree sprain — is a complete tear of the ligament.
(source :wikipedia). ...Read more

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How many strains of HPV are there?

How many strains of HPV are there?

More than 80: There are strains of hpv with numbers up to #82. 30-40 different strainscan be responsible for stds. Different strains seem to be responsible for common warts that grow on hands for instance, or plantar warts or genital warts. ...Read more

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Why do I have to strain to force out uraine?

Need more: Information like age or obstetrics history like anesthesia. Many reasons to have urinary hesitance. Most common will be Obstruction or diseased nerves or infections. See a urologist ...Read more

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Neck straining causes headache. Why is it so?

Neck straining causes headache. Why is it so?

Headaches: Head aches can be caused by many things and a "muscle strain" head ache is just one cause. The neck muscles attach to muscles on the base of your head, and the referred pain/strain can be felt as a headache. ...Read more

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What's the difference between sprains and strains?

What's the difference between sprains and strains?

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 more

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How does HIV mutate and produce different strains?

How does HIV mutate and produce different strains?

Sloppy replication: The human immunodeficiency virus is one of the fastest evolving entities known. It reproduces sloppily, accumulating lots of mutations when it copies its genetic material. It also reproduces at a lightning-fast rate — a single virus can spawn billions of copies in just one day. Because of the sloppy replication, genetic errors occur giving rise to mutant strains. ...Read more