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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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When you get a bruise can you injure skin or muscle tissue?

When you get a bruise can you injure skin or muscle tissue?

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 more

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I have a deep muscle bruise in my calf. What is the best treatment?

I have a deep muscle bruise in my calf. What is the best treatment?

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

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How long is it supposed to it take for a deep muscle bruise to heal?

How long is it supposed to it take for a deep muscle bruise to heal?

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

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I have a deep muscle bruise in my calf. What is the best treatment to relieve pain and stiffness?

I have a deep muscle bruise in my calf. What is the best treatment to relieve pain and stiffness?

Muscle bruise Rx: Heat and gentle stretching exercises. When you are pain free, you can start strengthening and slowly return to you normal sports activities. Also otc ibuprophen or Naproxen - assuing you can safely take nsaids. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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 more

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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?

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 more

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Can fat bruise more easily than muscle?

Can fat bruise more easily than muscle?

Fat bruising: Usually muscle tissue bruises more easily than fat tissue because muscle is firmer and stays in place making it more suseptable to bruising. ...Read more

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Can you bruise a muscle and if you can how long to heal?

Can you bruise a muscle and if you can how long to heal?

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

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Could a bruise make a bone bigger or make a knot in the muscle?

Could a bruise make a bone bigger or make a knot in the muscle?

Bruised muscle: It is not likely a bruise would cause a bone to get bigger but a bruised muscle can feel like a knot in the area of the bruise. ...Read more

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I've heard it's possible to bruise a bone, but can you also bruise a muscle?

I've heard it's possible to bruise a bone, but can you also bruise a muscle?

Sure: A bruise just refers to trauma that has caused a local injury. A bruise may also refer to a purplish color over the area that's a result of leaking blood vessels from the trauma. ...Read more

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I have an unexplained bruise on my knee/thigh. Could this be a sign of a torn muscle?

Maybe: Should be evaluated by your medical dr. To r/o bleeding diatheses first. ...Read more

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What causes rid of a muscle strain or internal bruise?

What causes rid of a muscle strain or internal bruise?

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

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Bruise easily, weak muscles and depression?

Bruise easily, weak muscles and depression?

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 more

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How long does it take a muscle bruise to heal?

How long does it take a muscle bruise to heal?

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

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My stomach muscles feel pulled/bruise and a mystery bruise on ribcage, should I skip yoga class this week?

My stomach muscles feel pulled/bruise and a mystery bruise on ribcage, should I skip yoga class this week?

Yes: Yes, it would be reasonable to skip a week of class to allow the acute symptoms to subisde. Try ice and nsaids and gradually resume your normal activities as your symptoms allow. See a physician if you keep seeing mystery bruises. ...Read more

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Is there such thing as a muscle bruise?

Is there such thing as a muscle bruise?

Yes: 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

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I fell down and I think I hurt my muscles near my spinal cord and there is an internal bruise. Anything serious?

I fell down and I think I hurt my muscles near my spinal cord and there is an internal bruise. Anything serious?

Depends: This really depends on your neurological exam and pain. If there are any neurological deficits or significant pain then you need to be imaged. Otherwise, if its just some pain and you don't have any altered sensation/weakness or any other problems besides a bruise and some pain more than likely you are completely fine. Hope you are doing ok! ...Read more

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I bruise easily and very badly. With knotting in the muscles in the bruise. I'm 39 ys old is there a vitimin I can take for this?

I bruise easily and very badly. With knotting in the muscles in the bruise. I'm 39 ys old is there a vitimin I can take for this?

Before: Taking any vitamins please check and find out whether you have a bleeding tendency. See your doctor. These are simple tests... ...Read more

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Hi, I feel lathargic all the time and never have an appetite I bruise and strain muscles veey easy and I am only 24 years old. What could this be?

Hi, I feel lathargic all the time and never have an appetite I bruise and strain muscles veey easy and I am only 24 years old. What could this be?

It could be: Signs of systemic illness. Time to shut your computer and book a comprehensive physical examination for definitive evaluation, testing, diagnosis and treatment: cannot be diagnosed online. ...Read more

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What are the differences between a rib fracture, muscle strain, and bruise?

What are the differences between a rib fracture, muscle strain, and bruise?

Similar pain: All three of these injuries can have a similar presentation of chest wall pain and pain with movement and expansion I the rib cage. The difference may come in the mechanism of injury and recovery time. A rib fracture and bruise can take 4-6 weeks to full recover while a muscle strain could heal quicker. A x-ray can locate a fracture but treatment is similar. Assure good deep breaths and rest. ...Read more

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My calf has been hurting for years. When I touch it feels like a big bruise but there is nothing. My muscle pulsates once a while also. What's wrong?

Superficial?: Does the pain occur with touching the skin or only when you push deeply into the muscle? If it is the skin and light pressure that elicits the pain you may have an abnormality in a superficial sensory nerve. ...Read more

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I have a pain above my right hip, in a place where it feels like a muscle above my hip. And it hurts when I touchit or tense, Feels like a bruise pain?

I have a pain above my right hip, in a place where it feels like a muscle above my hip. And it hurts when I touchit or tense, Feels like a bruise pain?

Exercise or sport?: This sounds like a pulled muscle, tendon, or ligament. Occasionally a tiny piece of bone can be displaced with certain activities with very strong hip and leg muscles. You should first apply warm compresses or heating pad and take Tylenol (acetaminophen) or very low dose NSAID; you can apply Arnica gel or cream and of course avoid any motion or activity that increases pain. See a doc if not better in 3 days. ...Read more

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I got a sub cutaneous bruise on my shoulder muscle while doing inclined bench press a few days back. Can I continue exercising?

I got a sub cutaneous bruise on my shoulder muscle while doing inclined bench press a few days back. Can I continue exercising?

Yes: If you have a small bruise and full range of motion in your shoulder joint without any pain, there is no reason why you should stop exercising. If you have trouble moving the arm then avoid exercises and get an X Ray or Ultrasound done ...Read more

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My arm was overextended and I heard a small pop sound. No swell or bruise, but when I move it fast some pain & the muscles seem to slide over the arm?

My arm was overextended and I heard a small pop sound. No swell or bruise, but when I move it fast some pain & the muscles seem to slide over the arm?

Possibly a strained: Tendon or sprained ligament. If d range of motion is ok I won't worry too much about it. Follow up with your doctor for any concern. You can apply ice packs for first two days then one packs. You can take over the counter nsaids for pain. Take care and god bless u! http://orthoinfo. Aaos. Org/topic. Cfm? Topic=a00111. ...Read more

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Can you pull the muscle in the heel of foot I moved mine wrong now hurts very bad like bruise almost but not I know?

Can you pull the muscle in the heel of foot I moved mine wrong now hurts very bad like bruise almost but not I know?

Doubt it: It is probably not a muscle. There are other structures in your heel that you can injure, though. If its the back of your heel it can be an achilles tendon injury. If its the bottom of your heel, you may have injured your plantar fascia. Try ice, rest, compression (ace bandage) and elevation. If you are limping or its not getting better, see a foot and ankle specialist. ...Read more

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I have a re occurring bruise on the back of my left leg just below calf muscle. Lasts 3-5 days. No injury. No pain. More black than blue. 3rd time.?

I have a re occurring bruise on the back of my left leg just below calf muscle. Lasts 3-5 days. No injury. No pain. More black than blue. 3rd time.?

Varicose veins?: Sometimes a small varicose vein can leak and give a bruise, even without significant trauma. Support stockings can help reduce varicose veins - or see a phlebologist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a tender painful spot in my left calf muscle, but there is no bruise, it hurts when I press on it?

I have a tender painful spot in my left calf muscle, but there is no bruise, it hurts when I press on it?

Vein?: Could be a superficial vein that has clotted for some reason. Try warm compresses. If enlarges, you have leg swelling, pain increases, or you have any skin changes, see you doctor for an exam without delay. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I hit my leg the other day. Now there is a bump and its tender. No bruise tho. Did I damage the thigh muscle?

I hit my leg the other day. Now there is a bump and its tender. No bruise tho. Did I damage the thigh muscle?

Hematoma: A hematoma is a collection of blood, usually clotted, outside of a blood vessel that may occur because of an injury to the wall of a blood vessel allowing blood to leak out into tissues where it does not belong. Sometimes your will see a bruise, other times not. Most hematomas can be treated with rest, ice, compression, and elevation (rice). They will gradually resolve over time on their own. ...Read more

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Hi I have a bruise on calf muscle with a skin color line through it and don't remember hitting it?

Hi I have a bruise on calf muscle with a skin color line through it and don't remember hitting it?

See below: This is a pretty general description. How long have you had it, how big is it, is it getting better or worse, does it hurt, do you have any other symptoms? These are questions you will be asked if you do see a doctor in real life, and if this is bothering you and persisting, that is exactly what you should do. Good luck! ...Read more

Tissue (Definition)

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 (Definition)

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