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Muscle Welts After Deep Tissue Massage
Yes: If the masseuse actually bruised you or even tore muscle fibers, the answer is yes. However, the pain should not last much longer and if it lasts more than a couple more days, you should seek medical attention to make sure there isn't something else going on. ...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
Will deep muscle massage help a pulled strained soleus muscle? Or just elevate, ice, and compression?
Second option: I would advise to go with the second option. It is safe, inexpensive and effective. Good luck! ...Read more
NO: It will scar in but the loss is inperceivable. ...Read more
Dull pain deep in calf. Foot eventually started tingling and calf twitching deep in muscle. After long walk, feels like knot deep in muscle and tight.?
1cm painful lump over thoracolumbar fascia. Gp diag as knot. Massage ruled out knot. Area of compression injury 90 days ago. Lipoma or scar tissue?
Go back to gp: You have a significant history of trauma with a compression injury. You have an area that is painful. Your gp thought it was a knot but message did not help. If you had a ct scan with your old injury ask your gp to have it re-read. Otherwise ask your gp to re-evaluate. Be well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably not: The muscle-relaxing effects of these medicines are most likely the result of their ability to depress the central nervous system. They are also called sedatives. In low back pain, muscle relaxants improve pain, muscle tension, and mobility. But side effects are common. Do not take these without proper directions from your physician as they are addictive. ...Read more
Pec/intercostal strain 7 weeks ago. I feel hard notches& excess soft tissue in various areas. Can be pushed around w. Touch. Dull ache or burn @ times?
Make sure sleeping: At night, not tensing up, need deep wave sleep for muscle 2 relax so bld can get there 4 repair. If no apnea, Clonazepam can help but u gotta improve pain lest spasm from top down slow process of healing. Tramadol is partial opiod agonist, cheap, and increases seratonin and norepinephrine over a few days to improve pain filter, anxiety, mood, 50 mg 2 2x per day, 200 mg, divided doses, and time. ...Read more
Muscle ache in upper back and neck. Could this be muscle strain? Will deep tissue massage or trigger point massage help? Also have severe scoliosis.
Depends where your: scoliosis is located? It can affect the back muscles above and below it to cause muscle strain. MFTP Tx and massage are only temporizing measures. Your best bet is to see a NMM/ OMT Dr. (DO, Doctor of osteopathic medicine), who is a neuromusculoskeletal medicine specialist to help you evaluate the degree of scoliosis, if it's a double scoliosis, and help decompress your spine and muscle strains. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can internal scar tissue in upper back muscles caused from overuse, cause prickling burning sensations when it starts to heal when massaged ?
Nerve pain: What you are describing is classic nerve pain. If you have not had back surgery the only other source of scar tissue would be from inflammation like arachnoiditis . Often the burning sensation is due to the release of inflammatory mediators as your trigger points are released thru massage. If it continues to be a problem see your physician. ...Read more
Arm stretch created a painful cramp of biceps muscle with stinging burning pain. Continues to be painful 4 hours later?
Microtears: It is likely that you have microtears of the biceps and these may take 7 to 10 days to heal. Rest your biceps area during this time. ...Read more
Yes: Absolutely it can.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is deep tissue massage better than physical therapy for a hurt hamstring and the gluteus maximus ? ?
M/23 healthy. When i press on pectoral muscle bi-laterally the muscle stays pitted till muscle is relaxed. The overlying skin does not stay pitted.
This is normal: Puckering and pitting can occur.Get a more detailed answer ›
A sharp pain for 30 secs or so, like muscle spasm, extending from left chest to left shoulder and neck. same muscle tightness taking deep breaths 30 mins after the initial pain, should I worry?
You are young: Of course, people tend to worry about left chest pain being cardiac in origin. This would not be common at your age (but not impossible). In broad overview, sharp, short pains are less often of serious cause unless pain is quite severe and/or associated with other abnormalities. Ultimately, cannot diagnose this way; so, if concerned then have it evaluated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possible s/e: In fact, muscle stiffness, abnormal muscle movements are reason for very close medical monitoring while taking antipsychotic medication. Often meds are prescribed to prevent this side effect. Another strategy is to keep the dose as low as possible. If any unusual muscle stiffness, twitching or abnormal (dsykinetic) movements are noticed, be sure to tell prescribing doctor right away. Take care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Acupuncture response: Although area treated during acupuncture usually feels improved, it is not at all uncommon to have an increase in pain. This is a postive sign. However, if you have several sessions of acupuncture with no pain and/ or no improvement - the condition beging treated is not responding to the technique being used. ...Read more
Effective stretches for strained pectoral/intercostal muscle? Injury occurred 3+weeks ago. Pain is back after light workout not involving chest.
Rest/sports med eval: Pain after workout not involving chest likely from increased respiratory volume (deeper breathing) that occurs during exercise. A physical therapist can give you specific stretches/core strengthening to decrease symptoms, promote healing, and prevent recurrence. If it persists, see a sports medicine physician. ...Read more
Yes...but: Most bruises reflect extravasated of blood in the surface of the skin. Very common in pts. >65 y/o, females, pts. On anticoagulants ( warfarin, aspirin, plavix, (clopidogrel) aggrenox, Pradaxa ), pts with low platelets (petechiae). Bruises depending on the location, number, color are of value in forensic medicine to help victims from physical abuse death or alive where obviously subcutaneous tissue is injured. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cold followed by hea: In the acute phase, right after the bruise, you should put cold compress on the area, intermittently for about four hours to lessen the bleeding and swelling. After the first day you should put hot/warm compresses to increase blood flow and resolve the injury. Do not take Aspirin or related medications in the acute phase. ...Read more
Recovery: The recovery for an injury varies by patient, severity, desired level of activity, and the specific muscle that has been injured. Rest ice compression elevation for the injury will aid in the recovery process. If you fail to improve, seeing an orthopaedic specialist may be required. ...Read more
Small, painful ball of tissue under my armpit skin ever since i shaved last night, i've been feeling bruise-like pain whenever i touch my right armpit. Then, i compared my left armpit with my right, and i could be overreacting and just feeling a muscle,
Hello, : Hello, the ball might be a swollen lymph node, or an infection of one of the hair follicles. If it doesn't resolve in the next two to three weeks would get it checked. ...Read more
I have a deep muscle bruise in my calf. What is the best treatment to relieve pain and stiffness?
I have a lump deep under skin in the biceps muscle in the lower1/4of humerus. It is soft/squishy. Sono is inconclusive no bruise or lipoma. What is it?
Get it seen: Lipomas are often missed on us because the density of the lipoma is the same as the surrounding fat. That would be the most common soft tissue mass that is invisible on us. Best to have an md look at it. Hard or rapidly growing masses ar more concerning. Biopsy is the only way to know for sure. But a slow growing, soft mass may be watched with a physician if it acts benign. ...Read more
Sprained hip muscles i worked outside two weeks mostly standing by the next day i couldn' hardly move and coughing almost dropped me, my nerves hurt. Had a bruise inside my tailbone, i tried to work outside, it happened again and deep purple bruse inside
Conservative care: Not sure what to make of the bruise, but the hip pain and tailbone/back pain could simply represent overuse or soft tissue inflammation due to the two weeks of work. Aggravation of lumbar degeneration can also cause similar symptoms. Try relative rest (not bedrest), nsaids (i.e. Ibuprofen, aleve), and ice, and see your physician if symptoms persist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have had a rash on various body parts for the last four days that presents as red, itchy welts that then turn hot and cause muscle pain. Any ideas?
Could be drug allerg: Drug allergies are a common cause of an itching rash. If you are taking any new medicines lately added, stop it for a couple of days. In the meantime, you can use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) once or twice a day...It might help reduce the allergy. But it can also make you sleepy, so take it at night and see if it helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes and depends: Muscles will bruise with blunt trauma and there may be intramuscular bleeding. The amount of time for healing depends on the severity of injury and may vary from a few days to 4-6 weeks. ...Read more
Usually these are:-: Self limiting conditions, unless you are frequently re-injuring yourself. You can try pain meds like nsaids, eg advil or aleve (naproxen) + a muscle relaxer (like flexeril) with pt including stretching exercises, massages, heat packs and avoiding the specific activity that caused it or is making it worse. Good luck. If still persists, see your doctor to make a correct diagnosis. ...Read more
Depressed & bruising: Some antidepressants (like ssri's) can cause easy bruising -- usually in the form of small petechiae. Serotonin receptors are on platelets (and many other locations in the body). Their clumping can decrease, esp if Aspirin is added -- thus you could have easy bruising. Weak muscles could go with depression, but i suggest seeing your doctor for diagnostic detective work on all of this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on severity: Muscles will bruise with blunt trauma and there may be intramuscular bleeding. The amount of time for healing depends on the severity of injury and may vary from a few days to 4-6 weeks. ...Read more
My stomach muscles feel pulled/bruise and a mystery bruise on ribcage, should I skip yoga class this week?
I have a pain that feels like a bruise or a pulled muscle in my labia ever since the pap yesterday? What could have caused that?
Speculum: Pressure or trauma from the opening and use of the speculum. ...Read more
The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more
Welts is another description of hive or swelling in the skin. They are pink, raised and with a vague border. The term welts is used more often for larger pinkish swelling in the skin, whereas , hives are often smaller pinkish swellings. Both are caused by histamine release in the skin which usually ...Read more
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