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Doctor insights on: Muscle Strain In Children

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How do I treat a muscle strain?

How do I treat a muscle strain?

Various things: Acutely, cold (ice) can reduce the swelling and discomfort. Later on, heat may feel better. A short period of rest is okay, but gentle stretching and exercise after a few days is okay unless the strain is severe. Over the counter pain relievers may help the discomfort. If these fail or the pain is severe, see your primary provider or sports specialist. ...Read more

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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Could a muscle strain be serious?

Could a muscle strain be serious?

Yes: If the strain was bad the muscle will ruptur and may need surgery to repiar. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have muscle strain?

How do I know if I have muscle strain?

See below: You will usually have pain on motion and the area of the muscle will feel swollen ...Read more

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Can stretching help reduce muscle strain?

Can stretching help reduce muscle strain?

Absolutely: Proper warmup and stretching should be part of your excercise regimen. ...Read more

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How to cure acute muscle strain without meds?

How to cure acute muscle strain without meds?

Easy: Hot and cold water. Repeated change.

works for me and a lot of other people I know.

The secret is very cold and very hot. From my point of view.

But there may be better ways.


Good luck ...Read more

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What should you do about a butt muscle strain?

Rest and NSAIDs: Treat all sprains and strains with "rice" - rest, ice, compression, and elevation. Nsaids include Ibuprofen adn naproxyn. Muscle strains can take 6-12 weeks to heal. This is a large muscle so it will probably take closer to 10-12 weeks. Pain in this area may be from piriformis syndrome or sciatica, a sign of a pinched nerve in your back. If symptoms persiste, see a doctor. ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal a muscle strain?

Depends on tear: This really depends on what muscle was involved and what grade of tear (strain) is involved. Rather than immobilization, gentle mobilization exercises are helpful to prevent scarring and possible chronic pain. Typically, a grade 3 tear, it can take 8-12 weeks to completely heal. Obviously, with lesser injury. Working with a physical therapist or certified athletic trainer can be helpful. ...Read more

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Can standing still all day cause muscle strain?

Can standing still all day cause muscle strain?

Not typically: It can cause low back pain or leg pain. Strains are injuries to muscle from overstretching the tissue, ie from exercises, sports, forced exertion. Think of a group of rubber bands which get stretched beyond their limit. Some will "break" sooner than others, ie a torn muscle. But just standing won't put the strain on it. ...Read more

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How long can an interior muscle strain last for?

How long can an interior muscle strain last for?

Depends: Muscle strains are small tears in the muscle. They take 6 weeks to heal, but can take longer if you continue to stretch or tear the area. ...Read more

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How long can it take for a muscle strain to heal?

Depends on where: Muscle strains are tears of muscle. Therefore which muscle and how many fibers will change the timeline. ...Read more

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What can I do to relieve the symptoms of muscle strain?

What can I do to relieve the symptoms of muscle strain?

Ice and advil (ibuprofen): The best treatment is prevention which would be proper warm up and stretching prior to vigorous excercise. If a strain occurs ice, rest and advil (ibuprofen). ...Read more

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What's the most effective way to treat a muscle strain?

Muscle strain: If no allergies, temporary relief if you use local muscle rub cream & anti-inflammatory agents, & if persist, consult your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Muscle strain?

When a muscle is-: -exposed 2 forces beyond it's ability 2 handle, it causes damage R the muscle. Just like a bruise. It is first a stretch with reversibility 2 recover fully if left alone 4 a while. 2'nd is actual tear of some muscle fibers & need a longer time 2 heal, & can if big enough scar & lead 2 pain & easily aggravated. 3'rd is total tear, which can not B repaired. Also 3'rd can B atmnt avus which=reprable ...Read more

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How long does an interior muscle strain typically last for?

Muscle strain: It depends on your general health, the amount of injury or trauma to the muscle, which muscle (s) are involved and the treatment you received. Varies on the severity from several days to several months. ...Read more

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What could you do if you have a muscle strain in your back?

What could you do if you have a muscle strain in your back?

Rest: Can be rest for short time. Can be meds for a short time. Then it is heat, ice, stretching and exercise. Might be under pt observation. ...Read more

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I have muscle strain, how many days does it take to recover?

Discuss with MD: 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. ...Read more

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What are the presenting symptoms that can manifest after muscle strain?

Swelling, pain, bruisi: Swelling, tenderness, bruising, localized pain, limping, etc. ...Read more

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What can you do to alleviate pain if you have a muscle strain in your back?

Muscle strain: If no allergies, temporary relief if you use local muscle rub cream & anti-inflammatory agents, & if persist, consult your doctor. ...Read more

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I have pain due to muscle strain am limping. How many days does it take to recover.?

Discuss with MD: 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. ...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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Is there a way to overcome muscle strain quicker?

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

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How can I treat my back muscle strain?

How can I treat my back muscle strain?

Rest and stretching: Back strain can be treated with rest, activity modification, moist heat, gentle stretching. Sometimes you may require NSAID medications as long as there are no contraindications to do so such as medication allergy, gastric and cardiac disease. If you are experiencing painful muscle spasm a muscle relaxant maybe required. As you pain resolves you can begin a rehabilitation program. ...Read more

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Side muscle strain causing pain when breathing?

Side muscle strain causing pain when breathing?

Serratus anterior: A muscle strain on your torso/flank area may be from injury to the overriding serratus anterior mucle. An injury to the actual rib could also cause pain with breathing. If pain not improving within a day or two since onset, you should be evaluated by your physician. Radiographs may be indicated. ...Read more

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How to tell if it's muscle strain or appendicitis?

Difficult: To tell sometimes, because appendicitis symptoms are varied. Usually, nausea and vomiting precedes pain in appendicitis, whereas if it is pain of musculoskeletal origin, it is the other way around. The only way to know for certain is with a ct scan, . And even they can't tell. You should go to er if you have right lower quadrant abd pain with nausea and vomiting. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get over a muscle strain?

DEPENDS ON THE: Location, size of muscle anf type of injury that caused it, but usually 4-6 weeks. ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent muscle strain when lifting?

Bend at the knees.: Bending at the waist when lifting is a sure fire way to strain your back...Eventually. Bend at th knees, one in front of other, and limit the weight to 10 pounds:). ...Read more

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How does a muscle strain feel compared to a torn muscle?

Stretching: A muscle strain is an excessive stretching of the muscle fibers. A partial tearing of muscle fibers might be difficult to differentiate from a strain, where as a complete tear would result in a probable impairment of function. The tear might be felt. ...Read more

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When will a muscle strain in the lower back stop causing pain?

When will a muscle strain in the lower back stop causing pain?

See details: Generally acute strain will last 3-6 weeks. However, low back pain in a young male has other causes. Have yourself screened for spondylitis. ...Read more

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I have a muscle strain in my back very painful feels like it's not healing after 5 days how long should I expect it to take?

10-14 days: Most muscular strains of the back should be completely resolved by 10-14 days. If it does not get better at that point, or if the pain starts going down the leg, then it suggests something else may be going on, such as a disc herniation. Consider being seen. Thank you. ...Read more

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Why would you get muscle strain now and again in my body top to bottom and everytime you move your head it hurts what's causing this?

Why would you get muscle strain now and again in my body top to bottom and everytime you move your head it hurts what's causing this?

It's common and: Normal to get aches and pains while we r still alive. All these will disappear when we are buried 6 feet below the ground. Have fun my friend and enjoy life. Engage in sports and watch comedy shows. God bless u! ...Read more

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What kind of doctor to see for muscle strain?

Muscle Strain: See an orthopedist or sports medicine specialist. They will be able to evaluate your injury and provide a treatment plan for you. Best of luck! ...Read more

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What kind of doctor should I consult for a muscle strain?

What kind of doctor should I consult for a muscle strain?

Depends: Different clinicians will have certain bias as to whom you should see first. My recommendation is to get evaluated by someone well versed in the musculoskeletal system. This could include a physiatrist, rheumatologist, or orthopedic doctor. ...Read more

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What should I do with muscle strain in thigh?

What should I do with muscle strain in thigh?

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

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Can muscle strain be prevented by stretching?

For the most part: Most muscle strains occur after inadequate "warming up " before physical activity. Adequate "warming up" would prepare the athlete or "weekend warrior" for battle. ...Read more

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

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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