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Meloxicam Muscle Strain
How long will it take meloxicam 15mg to help muscle strain/ spasm. Luq knots/pain, Dr said musculoskeletal costochondritis but no specifics on healing.
Up to Several Weeks: Medications, like meloxicam, will help the inflammation in many musculoskeletal conditions (like costochondritis). However, like most muscle/joint pains/aches, it may take weeks for the pain level to decrease to a more comfortable level. In cases of bone/cartilage injury, there is a lower blood supply vs other organs to bring the building blocks of healing leading to a longer heal time. ...Read more
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
Taking 50mg trazadone for sleep. Pulled a muscle exercising and would love to take 10mg cyclobenzaprine and 15mg meloxicam. Any issues?
Multiple medications: Trazodone is an anti-depressant and can be used for insomnia. Cyclobenzaprine is a muscle relaxer. Both of these medications can cause drowsiness. Meloxicam is a non steroidal anti-inflammatory medication. You can take them together, just be aware that they all can cause drowsiness. ...Read more
I have an abdominal/oblique strain, pretty painful. Taking mobic (meloxicam) for 2 days. I am a mother of toddler so hard to rest, should I wrap up? Healing time?
Weeks: Most musculoskeletal pains/strains/sprains can take weeks to fully recover from. Oblique strains are no joke - they will cause many professional athletes to miss games! Wraps/binding can help though should be very temporary. It is most important to continue to stabilize the area with core stabilization. Having help with the little one would definitely help, though! ...Read more
discipline/support: Usually getting better within a few weeks, with proper: rest, elevation, ice. If getting worse at anytime, you should be re-evaluated by your physician. If not getting better after a few weeks, you should be re evaluated. Low dose antiinflamitory medications maybe helpful. However, long term use of antiinflamitory medications may have some risk, that you will need to discuss with you doctor. See. ...Read more
Rest/ice/compress/PT: Initial rest in a relaxed position to prevent further injury along with ice and compression (ace wrap) will hel control pain and swelling and allow for early healing. Once pain is tolerable, physical therapy is indicated to maximize return of motion and strength. If the mucle injured is the quadriceps (top of the thigh), immobilization in maximal flexion (knee bent) is indicated to limit stiffness. ...Read more
PT and NSAIDs: Physical therapy in association with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicines (like ibuprofen) are a good way to alleviated the pain and stiffness of a neck muscle strain. Osteopathic manipulation is also an option. Make sure the treatment is coordinated by your physician - you don't want to take any medicine that may interact with other treatments you are receiving. ...Read more
Wide range: At the worst, some don't heal w/o surgery or at all. But those are the rare, severe ones. Usually by 8 - 10 weeks you'll be past it. But there are so many variables. Your original condition, how bad it was, how healthy you are, how protected you keep it, etc., etc. Live extra healthy - no bad habits + good nutrition, rest, etc., Be patient! Best! ...Read more
Yes: But the main pronciple for your treatement is the moist heat. If there's no improvement in the bnext week seek attention at your local er. ...Read more
Full motion- no pain: Muscle control motion across joints. A strain represents a local injury to part or all of a muscle belly. Motion is usually somewhat limited after a significant strain due to pain with stretching of the injured muscle belly. Once the strained muscle is painfree to touch (palpation) and the arc of motion controlled by the injured muscle returns to normal, you can begin exercising that muscle group. ...Read more
No: Not sure which muscle you have ' strained' but surgery for a muscle 'strain' is not an option., it will slowly get better w/ time. If you have avulsed (pulled off the bone) a muscle or muscle- tendon attachment (such as the pec major tendon or biceps tendon ; the elbow) then surgery us the best option... But for 'routine ' muscle strains in the 'belly' of muscle avoid re- injury and give it time! ...Read more
I had ab muscle strain 4 weeks ago is it normal to get extremely gassy all of a sudden now? Would it be okay to go back to the gym
I have had a pain only slight around my back and ribs feels like a muscle strain but has contined for about 6 months what could it be?
I had a pulled ab muscle strain 3-4 weeks ago and last week I shoveled snow now I am getting pain under my lower rib cage. .. Is it from shoveling?
Yes: Yes shoveling snow can definitely cause strain of the back as well as abdominal muscles. It can be strenuous especially if it the heavy wet type. Usually the pain will resolve in couple of days without any long term problems. If you continue to have problems see you doctor. ...Read more
Was told lump on upper ab might be muscle strain. It's been about 1 week and pain is about 10% less but still there with lump. When will it go away?
Ultrasound: If pain persists get an ultrasound of the area ordered by your MD. Good luck. ...Read more
I was told I had muscle strain in lower back about a month ago it hurts sometimes on and off but mainly when I'm standing too long or sat in softchair
Family practice: You have a strained back or a pulled muscle. You get spasms they come on when its further strained. It's a protective mechanism to prevent further injury. Ice/heat intermittently, muscle relaxants, and antiinflamatories may be helpful. Physical therapy if it persists. X-ray or MRI if you have pain down your legs suggestive of a bulging disc. ...Read more