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Doctor insights on: Lower Trapezius Sprain

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Dr. Peter Ihle
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Sprains And Strains (Definition)

-R used interchangeably. They refer 2 injuries 2 mucles & ligaments. 3 degrees: 1=tweaked or hurts but no harm no foul, 2=damage 2 the structure with some bleeding & prolonged pain,but with ice, time , rest,& activity modification they heal over a few weeks,3=a complete disruption such as an ACL tear. If this happens in a muscle body, there's no repair available, painful, ...Read more


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What is the recovery time for a trapezius muscle sprain?

What is the recovery time for a trapezius muscle sprain?

Strain: If truly a strain, it depends upon severity: a few days up to a month. If pain not going away, check for disc or postural problems. ...Read more

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Went to the docs as had bad back pain was diagnosed as having sprained my trapezius muscle. Had chest pain for 8 hours, feeling drowsy and light heade?

Went to the docs as had bad back pain was diagnosed as having sprained my trapezius muscle. Had chest pain for 8 hours, feeling drowsy and light heade?

Very consistent: If the doctor gave you a muscke relaxant and a pain pillyou would be drowsy. Also just the stress of straining that large muscle group would wipe you out. Just continue to do what the doctor said and you will slowly get better ...Read more

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I worked on my trapezius and its super sore and I know that it's going to take days to heal, but what can I do for now, to lower the pain?

Drink plenty of H2O: usually after work outs your muscles give off something called Lactic acid. That is the reason you have soreness and pain. You need to drink plenty of water to get it out of your system. That should help. Also it is ok to take over the counter NSAIDs if you can tolerate them to help in the short term. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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When i walk my right shoulder sits lower than my left one. After 10 min of walking my right shoulder and right trapezius hurt. Why?

When i walk my right shoulder sits lower than my left one. After 10 min of walking my right shoulder and right trapezius hurt. Why?

Muscle/nerve injury?: You are describing what sounds like a muscle weakness issue. The trapezius muscle and rhomboids are most likely involved. Direct muscle weakness or injury to the motor nerve "powering" those scapular (shoulder blade) stabilizing muscles needs to be evaluated by a musculoskeletal expert. Seek evaluation with either a sports medicine trained physician (orthopaedic surgeon or family practice). ...Read more

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Will strengthening the trapezius muscle decrease neck pain?

Will strengthening the trapezius muscle decrease neck pain?

Depends: This totally depends on the cause of your neck pain. Strengthening the muscles supporting your neck can help the pain but strengthening some but not all of these muscles can make it worse. You need to work with a physician and/or physical therapist and craft a specific plan to treat the specific cause of your neck pain. ...Read more

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I have a pinched nerve in my Trapezius. What can i do to? and how long would it take to heal? The pain spreads to my Neck, upper & lower back & arms.

Cervical traction: You could take some ibuprofen for a few days to help with the inflammation and pain. However, that is not a good long term solution as it can cause problems such as stomach ulcers etc. Get your doctor to prescribe physical therapy, particularly cervical traction. That can help a good bit with this kind of pain. ...Read more

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I have limited opening of my right jaw. If i don't employ myfront teeth in chewing, will i get TMJ pain and even great ball of soreness in lower right trapezius?

I have limited opening of my right jaw. If i don't employ myfront teeth in chewing, will i get TMJ pain and even great ball of soreness in lower right trapezius?

Front teeth touching: And working together properly in chewing and jaw function is extremely important. Front teeth have a critical role for a having a healthy and stable bite. Muscles are affected when front teeth do not engage properly. Seek consult w your dentist or a dental specialist who understands occlusion/bite. In many cases a bite splint appliance can help diagnostically and help w comfort. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it ok to have a half a cm smal node in the lower posterior triangle infront trapezius after a soar throat? Not visibile to the eye in any position?

Is it ok to have a half a cm smal node in the lower posterior triangle infront trapezius after a soar throat? Not visibile to the eye in any position?

Yes: I would say so, it is not uncommon the have swollen lymph nodes during a viral or bacterial infection. Certainly it should resolve quickly as you otherwise begin to feel better and if it persists I would definitely be seen. ...Read more

Dr. Payam Rafat
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Sprain (Definition)

A sprain is a medical term that describes an injury to soft tissue structures in the area. Common examples are a lumbar sprain, in which you might injure muscles in your back; or an ankle sprain in which you could injure ligaments about the ankle. Sprains can be from mild to severe, and so ...Read more