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Pulled muscle or tendinitis. How can I tell which one I have?

Pulled muscle or tendinitis. How can I tell which one I have?

Location: A tendon feels rope-like. Tendinitis would involve the rope-like structure. The muscle is more "meaty". The tendon attaches the muscle to the bone. ...Read more

Dr. Rohit Keswani
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Muscle Strain (Definition)

-exposed 2 forces beyond it's ability 2 handle, it causes damage R the muscle. Just like a bruise. It is first a stretch with reversibility 2 recover fully if left alone 4 a while. 2'nd is actual tear of some muscle fibers & need a longer time 2 heal, & can if big enough scar & lead 2 pain & easily aggravated . 3'rd is total tear, which can not B repaired. Also 3'rd can ...Read more


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Can yoga help prevent muscle strain or tendinitis?

Can yoga help prevent muscle strain or tendinitis?

Possibly: It can help prevent it, but it can also cause it if not performed properly. Yoga is great for improving flexibility and core strengthening. However if you are severely deconditioned and starting yoga, it's advisable you take it easy in the beginning and have a good instructor, to minimize your risk for injury. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have a pulled muscle or a hernia?

How can I tell if I have a pulled muscle or a hernia?

Hernia is a bulge: A hernia often has a bulge where a pulled muscle will just have pain. Hernias have pain often because they also cause the muscle and the fascia to "pull." if you have a bulge in the area, and it can be massaged back into place - you have a hernia and should see a surgeon. Otherwise, ice and advil (ibuprofen) should do the trick. Good luck and happy new year. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have a pulled muscle or a buffalo hump?

How can I tell if I have a pulled muscle or a buffalo hump?

No mistaking: Hi. A pulled muscle and a buffalo hump are completely unrelated. A buffalo hump is an unusual fat deposit on the upper back just below the neck that is usually a manifestation of excess of the hormone, cortisol. A pulled muscle has no fat deposition or mass associated with it. And buffalo humps are centered midline, but the muscles, erector spinae, are laterally offset from midline. Unrelated. ...Read more

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Is there a way to tell the difference between a pulled muscle and kidney pain?

Is there a way to tell the difference between a pulled muscle and kidney pain?

Muscle, kidney pain.: Usually, pulled muscle pain should have history of pulling, the pain is consistent, kidney pain usually is sharp pain radiating toward groin area intermittently. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a pulled muscle feel like stitch?

Yes, A pulled Ms in : The side could very much feel like a stitch. Should take a few days to get better, or using a ms relaxer with Ibuprofen or aleve (naproxen) type med would help, + a massage, gentle stretching exercises, us or a tens unit would be helpful. You wont need all of these to get it better. Generally rest, pain med (like ibuprofen), stretching exercises would be enough. If no better in 5-7 days, see pcp. Good luck. ...Read more

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How to tell the difference between a pulled muscle and a torn muscle?

How to tell the difference between a pulled muscle and a torn muscle?

Graded 1 through 3..: Sprains & strains are graded based on the # of fibers w/in the structure that are stretched/ torn. This is by no means an exact # of fibers, but a grade 1 = fiber stretch, grade two = partial/ moderate disruption, & grade three = complete disruption. Symptoms of each are very similar but severity varies. Rice is the beginning treatment regardless of grade. Severe inj often need pt, sometime surger. ...Read more

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How can I tell the difference between a pulled muscle and a slipped disc in my back lower right side of my back. Hurts to move in certain ways

How can I tell the difference between a pulled muscle and a slipped disc in my back lower right side of my back.  Hurts to move in certain ways

Back: While both can cause pain in your back slipped discs very commonly also cause nerve pinch type symptoms with pain radiating down the leg. Ultimately, an evaluation from your doctor and perhaps an MRI would be helpful. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Jimmy Bowen
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Tendinitis (Definition)

Is the inflammation of a tendon, ...Read more