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Doctor insights on: Pulled Gluteus Maximus Muscle Treatment

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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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What's the best treatment for a pulled muscle?

What's the best treatment for a pulled muscle?

RICE: Rest, ice, compression(ace bandage), elevation .(if swollen). Some prefer to alternate heat and cold every 20 minutes if that works better over the acute phase ...Read more

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I pulled the extensor muscle in my knee. Any treatment?

I pulled the extensor muscle in my knee. Any treatment?

You means quadriceps: If this what you means it need more information. ...Read more

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What is treatment for a pulled muscle in low back, just left side?

What is treatment for a pulled muscle in low back, just left side?

Few days ...: Of rest with ice packs 30 minutes on then off. Then some stretching and walking or cycling. Then core strengthening. ...Read more

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I have pulled a muscle in my shoulder. What is the best treatment as I am in constant pain.

How long has it been: If your symptoms have been present for more than 7-10 days, you should see a physician. Otherwise, rest, a good antinflammatory (alleve, advil, (ibuprofen) etc.)ice, and gentle stretching program should help. ...Read more

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How long does it take to build muscle in the gluteus maximus by doing squats?

How long does it take to build muscle in the gluteus maximus by doing squats?

It depends: It really depends on what your baseline is and how much muscle you want to build. Slowly increasing the amount of squats and start with body weight then slowly add weight to build muscle. Jump squats also help. Too much too soon you hurt yourself so increase slowly ...Read more

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Can a "charley horse " cause a pulled muscle? What's the best treatment for "charley horses."

Can a "charley horse " cause a pulled muscle?  What's the best treatment for "charley horses."

Yes it could: But it is not very common.
Relief is usually given by either massaging or stretching the foot, ankle or knee in the opposite direction of the spasm.
Sport medicine advice suggests that dietary deficiency of potassium, found richly in bananas and many vegetables, is a common cause of these spasms. ...Read more

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I know for sure my muscles have been torn and pulled from my shoulder bone completely off ! what's the treatment for this?

I know for sure my muscles have been torn and pulled from my shoulder bone completely off !  what's the  treatment for this?

Ext. unlikely: You are young and know your body better than anyone ; however if your pain/ impairment continue i would suggest seeing an ors ( orthopedic surgeon)... Sometimes other diagnoses ( shoulder instability ) are more common.Good luck ! ...Read more

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What are some treatment options for a pulled muscle in the arch of my foot?

What are some treatment options for a pulled muscle in the arch of my foot?

Rest: And anti inflammatory medication and some sort of orthotic or arch support to help minimize the strain across your arch. In severe cases, a cast for several weeks. ...Read more

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I have an inflammation in the Maximus gluteus muscle caused by a 2 year old ski fall. Recently I am in so much pain! What can I do?

I have an inflammation in the Maximus gluteus muscle caused by a 2 year old ski fall. Recently I am in so much pain! What can I do?

Get an evaluation: Have you gotten an MRI of that area? Probably the best way would be to consult an orthopedic doctor first, who would get the imaging study best suited to make the correct diagnosis first. Presuming that's what it turns out, a trial of intensive OT/PT, heat application etc. would be ideal to alleviate the discomfort. Feel better? ...Read more

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I think I pulled a groin muscle, but my hip flexor hurts as well. How long should I wait to see improvement before seeking treatment?

I think I pulled a groin muscle, but my hip flexor hurts as well. How long should I wait to see improvement before seeking treatment?

4-5 days: If you can walk and there's no bulge in the groin suggesting a hernia give it 4 or 5 days. That's an uncomfortable spot to have pain. You might take some Acetaminophen (tylenol) or an anti-inflammatory like Aspirin or ibuprofen. ...Read more

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I think I pulled a lower back muscle, what are the easiest and cheapest treatments to get rid of it and get my back feeling great again?

I think I pulled a lower back muscle, what are the easiest and cheapest treatments to get rid of it and get my back feeling great again?

Heat: Try to heat the area and then passive stretching exercises this will help you but will take a few days. Also could take soaringly over the counter a level or iboprophen but not consistently ...Read more

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Sharp pain left side, what are signs and treatments for bruised rib/pulled muscle there? Pain comes and goes

Sharp pain left side, what are signs and treatments for bruised rib/pulled muscle there? Pain comes and goes

Anti-inflammatory: A pulled muscle is certainly a possibility, especially at your age, and would be more tender between the ribs. A bruised rib would be more tender directly on the involved rib. Try an oral anti-inflammatory (ibuprofen - aka Motrin or advil, or naproxyn - aleve) for a week or two, and see a physician if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Whats sign symptom synovial leak under vastus laterasis, gluteus medius. Treatment for this, had hip arthroscopy, capsule left open. 9 weeks ago. Thanks?

Whats sign symptom synovial leak under vastus laterasis, gluteus medius.  Treatment for this, had hip arthroscopy, capsule left open. 9 weeks ago. Thanks?

Second opinion...: I'm curious as to why you have had 3 hip scopes? What is your original diagnosis? If your capsule was left open the you should expect synovial fluid to leak into the soft tissues. If you have had 3 surgeries by the same surgeon and still have problems then I would get another opinion. ...Read more

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What is a home treatment for muscle elongation??

What is a home treatment for muscle elongation??

Strictly: speaking, there isn't one. Muscles run from their attachments. The bones would need elongate. No home tx.

Muscle growth:
I'm an expert having increased 10lb a week to benching my weight.
1) eat a decent amt protein don't starve.
2) find maximal lifting weight, use 80-90%
3) lift near maximal reps; wait 10 sec, lift 50% of that #, wait, lift 30%.
4) once daily workout. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for muscle rigidity?

What is the treatment for muscle rigidity?

Varies: The extreme would be stiff man syndrome, but cramps and spasticity might be answer. Parkinson's disease can cause rigidity, and tight muscles can be seen even in fibromyalgia. See a neurologist, get examined, obtain diagnosis and then get treated. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for muscle degeneration?

Determine the cause: First determine the underlying cause of the muscle degeneration which can range from disuse from pain to denervation/nerve damage to ALS disease of the neuromuscular junction. Get a proper diagnosis from you physician! ...Read more

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Why is massage therapy rarely prescribed for treatment of muscle tension.?

Why is massage therapy rarely prescribed for treatment of muscle tension.?

Just a guess...: It may be because it is not covered by insurance and can be expensive, making it less likely to be prescribed. Drs may also want to come up with a source of the muscle tension and focus on treating that. Massage therapy can provide relief in some people and in some the tension comes back. Osteopathic drs are trained in manipulation treatments, some include muscle stretching/massage-like treatments. ...Read more

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Will my speech be affected if I receive botox treatment on my masseter muscles?

Will my speech be affected if I receive botox treatment on my masseter muscles?

Usually Not: Massetter muscle Botox injections are also used to decrease the forces of clenching and grinding. It is indicated in patients with bruxism, TMJ dysfunction and to protect teeth from fracture (especially with new restorations in patient with severely worn-down teeth or a history of multiple fractured teeth or restorations.) with proper technique and dosage, speech is usually not affected. ...Read more

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I was treated in an e.R. For muscle spasms in my back. What is a more permanent treatment?

I was treated in an e.R. For muscle spasms in my back. What is a more permanent treatment?

Depends: There are many potential causes of low back pain with muscle spasms. The most common causes are related to strain or injury to the mucles and/or structures of the lower spine. While a "cure" often depends on the actual cause, prevention can be obtained by maintaining a healthy weight, good flexibility, and a strong core. See your physician if you have pain greater than 2 weeks. ...Read more

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My 12yr old brother had an accident which caused a muscle tear. What is the right treatment for this?

My 12yr old brother had an accident which caused a muscle tear. What is the right treatment for this?

Depends on how bad: The muscle tear is....Generally rest, not aggravating it, ice alternating with heat.
My favorite recommendations include homeopathic arnica, rhus tox, and bryonia. Acupuncture and chinese medicine are wonderful at speeding recovery as well. ...Read more

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Is the thickening of plica reversible without surgery or does conservative treatment only serves to strengthen muscles to keep the plica from sliding?

Is the thickening of plica reversible without surgery or does conservative treatment only serves to strengthen muscles to keep the plica from sliding?

Discuss with MD: In those few patients who do not respond to a non-operative treatment program, an arthroscopic resection of their medial plica may be indicated. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for muscle weakness?

What is the best treatment for muscle weakness?

Therapy: After removing any possible reversible causes from the equation, i would recommend therapy for strengthening. ...Read more

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Treatment for painful biceps and shoulder muscles?

Muscle pain: What caused the pain? Working out? Sports? Heavy lifting? Any restriction in range of motion? Moist heat can help relax tense muscles. Nsaid (advil/motrin/aleve/etc) can reduce pain & inflammation. If no improvement, or if roms are decreased, see fp/orthopedics/sports medicine for evaluation & treatment options. ...Read more

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What's a simple, cheap treatment for my muscle spasm?

Heat or cold: A hot blanket or heating pad applied to the area of spasm will often do the trick. A hot bath or shower may also help. Drinking hot tea or warm milk may also relax you enough to end your spasm... This is all presuming that the spasm you are having is a result of a temporary overuse syndrome or a strain. If there is another cause of your spasm it may not work. If they don't work - get it checked. ...Read more