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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 are the most common causes/symptoms of a strained/pulled SCM muscle? Best ways to treat & get relief? How long before it heals?

What are the most common causes/symptoms of a strained/pulled SCM muscle? Best ways to treat & get relief? How long before it heals?

Sometimes. If it is-: -due to trauma or during exercise probably strain. But trauma can lead to a clot if. Only way to really determine is by duplex Doppler. This is a test done in a radiology department. B evacuated by your PCP and go from there. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a pulled muscle and does it lead to swelling?

What are the symptoms of a pulled muscle and does it lead to swelling?

Possible: Muscle strain, pulled muscle, can have swelling depending on the number of fibers injured and the inflammatory response of your body. ...Read more

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36 yr old male non-smoker, experiencing occasional feeling like pulled muscle in mid/upper left chest. No other symptoms. Safe to wait it out a bit?

36 yr old male non-smoker, experiencing occasional feeling like pulled muscle in mid/upper left chest. No other symptoms. Safe to wait it out a bit?

See a doctor: Diagnosis of chest discomfort ca be a challenge, and it's best to err on the side of safety. Suggest you see your doctor for an examination and appropriate tests. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause these symptoms of a pulled muscle on the left side of my chest?

Can anxiety cause these symptoms of a pulled muscle on the left side of my chest?

Nerve root irritatio: Anxiety will aggravate the pain symptoms but usually not the cause of your pains.
Please make sure that you are not over exercising or lifting heavy things. You will need to be evaluated by your family doctor
and a specialist and physical medicine and rehabilitation. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a pulled muscle that happened while doing leg press the pain is in my lower leg?

What are the symptoms of a pulled muscle that happened while doing leg press the pain is in my lower leg?

Many symptoms: Symptoms of a pulled muscle include pain over the muscle body, swelling, bruising, and weakness of the muscle. See your doctor if you have these symptoms, or are otherwise concerned of a tear. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a strained, injured, pulled or damaged pelvic floor muscle & what do they hold? Thank you.

What are the symptoms of a strained, injured, pulled or damaged pelvic floor muscle & what do they hold? Thank you.

Pelvic floor damage: The most common cause of pelvic floor damage is a vaginal delivery. Common symptoms include urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence, and uterine or vaginal prolapse (something hanging out). There are pelvic exercises that can help strengthen pelvic floor muscles and a physical therapist can be helpful. ...Read more

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Could u please tell me symptoms for a pulled pectoral muscle from repetitive work? Hve seen my dr and he says my aches r muscle related! Suffer anxiety!

Could u please tell me symptoms for a pulled pectoral muscle from repetitive work? Hve seen my dr and he says my aches r muscle related! Suffer anxiety!

Many: Chest pain, pain when you move you arm, could even be pain when you take a deep breath. Pain when you push on your chest or under your arm. Pain when you move. You can have weakness if really bad and trouble lifting or trouble moving the arm on the affected side across the body. Don't worry. Just follow your drs advice ...Read more

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I feel pain in my shoulders, back, legs and feet and often get a muscle pull, I am taking wilgesic tablet and it releives symptoms temporarily......what should be done? Would it be helpful to take mineral supplements?

I feel pain in my shoulders, back, legs and feet and often get a muscle pull, I am taking wilgesic tablet and it releives symptoms temporarily......what should be done? Would it be helpful to take mineral supplements?

Worth trying: .. especially those supplements with high concentration of electrolytes (potassium, sodium, magnesium, calcium), which tend to trigger muscle pulls if their levels are low. If you are active, like an athlete, sweating and the resulting fluid loss is #1 cause of muscle cramps. You need to hydrate!! If recurrent pulls occur in odd places, visit the nearest healthcare professional for attention! ...Read more

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Not a pulled muscle or anything. I'm scared symptoms I have are knee cancer, osteosarcoma. Should I see a doctor?

Not a pulled muscle or anything. I'm scared symptoms I have are knee cancer, osteosarcoma. Should I see a doctor?

Yes: Grit your teeth and to it without delay. To be brave, act brave. Until you find you, you won't have peace. ...Read more

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Been having a throbbing pain, my mom was concerned I could have a kidney problem. What are symptoms of pulled muscles and symptoms of kidney infection?

Been having a throbbing pain, my mom was concerned I could have a kidney problem. What are symptoms of pulled muscles and symptoms of kidney infection?

See below: A pulled muscle happens when you are bending suddently or lifting weight by bending. So a sudden pain is what would a muscle sprain or pulled muscle do.
Kidney infections will produce urinary symptoms like frequent urination which may be associated with buring/stinging. Fever is also common if your kidney has infection, pain is usually in the back/flank.
You need to see your doctor and be check. ...Read more

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Pain in the calf when I walk or sit on my knees. No other symptoms but I fear blood clot. Pulled muscle or blood clot?

Pain in the calf when I walk or sit on my knees. No other symptoms but I fear blood clot. Pulled muscle or blood clot?

Calf pain: Need more info, How long have you had this? Any history of trauma? What medications do you take? Any recent log distant travel or recent surgery., most common in a young female would be muscle strain ...Read more

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I pulled my groin really bad playing tennis. My testies were swollen and tender and all groin muscles were sore. Also can't close legs when seated. Most symptoms have gotten better but my scrotum and left testicle seems to have fluid around it?

I pulled my groin really bad playing tennis. My testies were swollen and tender and all groin muscles were sore. Also can't close legs when seated. Most symptoms have gotten better but my scrotum and left testicle seems to have fluid around it?

Be evaluated ASAP...: Don't try to wait out, but be checked if you have testicular torsion (despite age 26), epididymitis (STD-/UTI-related), or disorders of local muscles, joints, or nerves. How to sort these things out correctly? Follow suggestions in articles listed in http://www. Formefirst. Com/onDealSickness. Html. Thereby, you gain insight on how towork well with Doc. So to reach right diagnosis for right care. ...Read more

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Wondering why I have a tight sensation on the chest inbetween the breasts, could the possibly be muscle related as I did lat pull downs on friday?

Wondering why I have a tight sensation on the chest inbetween the breasts, could the possibly be muscle related as I did lat pull downs on friday?

Certainly possible: The pectoralis major muscle bellies originate from the anterior chest wall just off the edges of the sternum. A chest workout may certainly cause some local muscle-bone interface pain and discomfort between 1-3 days after a workout. This muscular pain should steadily resolve. If the discomfort feels deeper than your chest wall or does not show improvement in 3 days, see your pcp. Nsaids may help. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to pull muscle from coughing?

Is it possible for you to pull muscle from coughing?

Yes, very much so.: Take some nsaids and a ms relaxer and start gentle stretching exercises with massage, to help it to resolve. ...Read more

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Is the pain in my upper left back caused by an inadvertant muscle pull?

Possibly: It seems you have pain in the left shoulder blade area. Muscular pain in that region is very common. Howevere there are other causes too. Pain from the cervical spine can raditae to the shoulder blade. Pain from the intra-thoracic stuctures can also radiate to the shoulder blade. Only a good history and physical can narrow it down. ...Read more

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Pain in back on left side. Hurts worse if I lean to the right. Muscle pull?

Pain in back on left side. Hurts worse if I lean to the right. Muscle pull?

Possible muscle pull: If you have strained your back and that fits the clinical presentation then it is likely. If you stretch a muscle that has been irritated or damage then the pain will increase. If the pain does not resolve then see your dr. As there may be other causes of side pain. ...Read more

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What do I do for a pulled butt muscle? How long does it usually take to heal?

Stretch & rest: Any pulled muscle can take up to several weeks to heal if you can't rest it enough. In other words, quickly figure out what makes it worse, then stop doing all those things. If it doesn't hurt, then you can continue. Ice is useful initially for injuries. Otc nsaids are useful too if your stomach, kidneys & blood pressure are ok. Go see your doc if any pain going down leg, weakness or incontinence. ...Read more

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I pulled a butt muscle on the left side while doing sprints. What can I do to treat this?

Back it down: Back down on exercise, use some anti-inflammatories and heat couple with some gentle stretching. A slow return to activity as the pain resolves. ...Read more

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Pulled a muscle in my back?

Pulled a muscle in my back?

Rest, heat, nsaids: If u pulled a muscle in your back then heat, rest and nsaids may be helpful. W/in 24 hrs. Ice to the pulled muscle can help; after that heat will be more effective. If it doesn't improve in a week or so, see your primary care physician. Good luck! ...Read more

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What do I do if I've pulled a muscle?

What do I do if I've pulled a muscle?

Depends: If you pull a muscle with a quick movement or fall, nurse the injury with time, applications of heat or cold, and brief rest. If you feel a particular muscle pain after a new work out routine, take acetaminophen, stay active on an every other day strengthening routine, and stretch daily. Injuries on weight machines or impact aerobic/body blast classes can be more serious. Have them checked out. ...Read more

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What should I do if I think I pulled a muscle?

Rest: A pulled muscle needs rest to heal itself. If you did pull a muscle it typically takes 4-7 days (depending on the the severity) to heal. ...Read more