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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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Pulled muscle behind my left knee fell off od a latter monday?

Pulled muscle behind my left knee fell off od a latter monday?

See a doctor: Persistent pain after a trauma such as falling off a ladder needs to be evaluated by a physician. Pain behind the knee after a fall could be a torn meniscus. ...Read more

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I have muscle like pain behind my knee right above the knee area- didn't do anything to it - should I be worried about blood clot- no redness/swelling

I have muscle like pain behind my knee right above the knee area- didn't do anything to it - should I be worried about blood clot- no redness/swelling

Unlikely a clot: This does not sound like a clot to me but if you are concerned you should certainly see a doctor for evaluation
lupus can increase the risk of clots. ...Read more

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My muscle have non painful spasms. Usually behind my knee cap. Today on my arm. Sometimes on my face or temple. Its very strange. What is that?

My muscle have non painful spasms. Usually behind my knee cap. Today on my arm. Sometimes on my face or temple. Its very strange. What is that?

Fasciculations: You are describing fasciculations. There are different causes for these, ranging from very benign causes to severe disease. See your doctor for definitive diagnosis and a treatment plan if necessary. ...Read more

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I have a bulging disc and degenerative disc disease in my lower back. I pulled a muscle in my lower back can that cause me to have knee pain with move?

Yes: Yes, but @ age 25 deg disc disease is rather uncommon unless other factors involved. Back pain w/ nerve 'pinching' can cause knee pain BUT a good examination / history can normally distinguish between back and related nerve pain and a primary knee problem (tendinitis, kneecap, etc.). My reccommation would be to see a board certified ORS if your symptoms persist. Best of Luck!! ...Read more

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Thought I pulled a muscle but physical therapist sister says its my tendons? While stretching in bed after waking, I hurt the tendons back side of knee. Two months later pain is still there and aggrevated when climbing stairs or sitting with knees bent

Thought I pulled a muscle but physical therapist sister says its my tendons? While stretching in bed after waking, I hurt the tendons back side of knee. Two months later pain is still there and aggrevated when climbing stairs or sitting with knees bent

It: It definitely sounds like you need an mri. This will show any tendon or ligament damage. See your doctor. He/she will exam you, order an x-ray first then decide on an mri. If possible see an orthopedist. If not your doctor will refer you after doing preliminary tests.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a muscle strain to cause knee pain?

Is it possible for a muscle strain to cause knee pain?

Absolutely: There are several muscles that cross the knee joint to allow motion and several that attach on the bones around the knee. Inflammation or straining any of them can cause knee pain. ...Read more

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My knee hurts sometimes without any reason two months. Doctor was taken X-ray and say nothing except muscle strain. Can I go my routin life.

My knee hurts sometimes without any reason two months. Doctor was taken X-ray and say nothing except muscle strain. Can I go my routin life.

Yes: Many people have knee pain for all kinds of reasons. Typically I tell my patients that your knees may hurt from time to time. As long as there is no swelling, fluid, redness, locking, catching or giving away it will probably improve with otc meds, ice and rest. Typically it may hurt you but you won't hurt it. ...Read more

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I have a muscle strain on the outer side of my left thigh about halfway between the knee and hip. It was started by overuse. What is best treatment?

I have a muscle strain on the outer side of my left thigh about halfway between the knee and hip. It was started by overuse. What is best treatment?

Outer hip strain: Rest, ice, elevation, NSAIDS (motrin, aleve (naproxen) if no contraindications), massage, possibly muscle relaxant and kinesiotaping. If knee pain there may be elements of iliotibial band syndrome.. As the acute pain resolves consider stretches. Follow with doctor/urgent care/ orthopedist. ...Read more

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I thought I pulled my hamstring last week so I elevated & heat packed it and this morning I felt something pop behind my knee what is it? Can u help

First of all, ICE-: -not heat. Depends also if the pop was in the same area that hurt when U "pulled " it. If it is & the pain is more severe & interferes with walking or standing, it could B an avulsion of the attachment @ the knee, which is a much more serious injury & frequently requires surgery. ...Read more

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I pulled a tick from behind my knee 3 days ago. So far I have not experienced any symptoms. Should I still be concerned about Lyme disease?

I pulled a tick from behind my knee 3 days ago. So far I have not experienced any symptoms. Should I still be concerned about Lyme disease?

Ixodes scapularis: You do need to make sure it wasn't a deer tick. They are very small. Compared to dog ticks for example. Do you still have the tick or did you discard it? If you have it, bring it to your PCP. F there's any question that it could be a deer tick, I would treat with doxycycline just to make sure. ...Read more

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Is bump on leg behind knee from pulled muscle?

Is bump on leg behind knee from pulled muscle?

It depends.: It is possible, but it may also be a baker's cyst, which can indicate that there is something structurally wrong within your knee. ...Read more

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Pulled a muscle in my leg, at first hurt a lot but now is turning numb, what do I do?

Pulled a muscle in my leg, at first hurt a lot but now is turning numb, what do I do?

Trauma?: If it was just a pulled muscle from simple trauma try over the counter analgesia, ice and elevation. Swelling can cause some numbness but could be a sign of more serious things and you may need to be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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What to do if I pulled a muscle in my leg. Should I work it or keep off it?

What to do if I pulled a muscle in my leg. Should I work it or keep off it?

Depends on the grade: 1=minimal injury 2 the muscle. 2=more injury with some fiber tearing & some hematoma. 3=sever tearing of muscle fibers, severely painful, large swelling & hematoma.

1=gentle use until asymptomatic.
2=ice, , some rest until swelling is gone, after a couple wks ease into use gradually & listen 2 Ur body's response. NSAIDS after a few days and gentle use
3=massive swelling, hematoma, pain, C ortho! ...Read more

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I pulled a muscle while working out. Felt sharp pain, and now can't extend leg. Should I go to dr?

I pulled a muscle while working out. Felt sharp pain, and now can't extend leg. Should I go to dr?

Probably: The most bothersome aspect of your complaint is the inability to extend. If this is because of pain it not as scary as no power in the muscle that extends the leg. Please do see a dr. ...Read more

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Hello I pulled a muscle in the back of my leg on Monday but I have woke up this morning and my ankle has swelled up?

Hello I pulled a muscle in the back of my leg on Monday but I have woke up this morning and my ankle has swelled up?

Best to Check..: I don't know just how many days ago Monday was. It would be helpful to know if the muscle you "pulled" was in the lower leg or the upper leg. The lower leg might possibly involve a calf muscle injury or an Achilles tendon problem. The swelling might be the body's reaction to a tear or instability in the tendon. To remove all doubt, it would be wise to have it evaluated for other possibilities. ...Read more

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If I woke-up this morning with leg pain, should I be concerned? It feels as if I may have pulled a muscle, but could I actually do that in my sleep?

You: You haven't said anything about your age, gender, medical history, or overall state of health, so it's a little tough for me to narrow things down, but there are some things that would explain this.

Given the snowfall in seattle over the past few days, have you maybe been doing some shoveling of snow or maybe some skiing or other vigorous physical activity? Could you have slipped while walking on the ice? Overuse of muscles or trauma might cause pain that wakes you up. A muscle cramp might also cause this type of localized pain.

If you have a history of vascular disease, or are at risk for it (older age group, high cholesterol, smoker or diabetic) then this could represent a blocked blood vessel. Do you have ongoing pain? Numbness? Are your symptoms increased with exercise? If so, then you should be evaluated for compromised blood flow. ...Read more

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I pulled a muscle in the top of my leg 2 weeks ago. I've been waking up every night since then in pain and I can't move it without it really hurting.?

Talk: To your doctor. I would recommend physical therapy to stretch and strengthen your muscles. It will allow it to heal faster and help with the discomfort. Also NSAIDs would help deal with some of the pain and inflammation ...Read more

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I pulled a muscle in my back and now when I lay on my back my left leg goes numb?

I pulled a muscle in my back and now when I lay on my back my left leg goes numb?

Sciatica: Sounds like you have sciatica, which is a syndrome of lower back pain with leg numbness, weakness or pain due to compression or irritation of sciatic nerve. It is commonly caused by disc bulging. Your sciatic nerve could be pinched due to tight muscles in your buttock (pyriformis muscle) or pelvic trauma. Would try anti-inflammatory or pain meds and heat/ice. Physical therapy is helpful for this. ...Read more

Dr. Rohit Keswani
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Muscle Strain (Definition)

Muscle strain, also called a pulled muscle, is a condition where a muscle or its tendon is overstretched and torn leading to pain, decreased range ...Read more