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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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I was wondering is electric stimulation and short wave therapy for shoulder muscle treatment the same?

I was wondering is electric stimulation and short wave therapy for shoulder muscle treatment the same?

No: Electrical Stimulation is just that an electric current that discharges rapidly into the skin and muscles to release natural endorphins and sensations to relieve pain. Short Wave Diathermy is a type of microwave beam that heats the tissue below the surface of the skin to help bring collateral blood flow to heal tissue. ...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.

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, etc.)ice, and gentle stretching program should help. ...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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Is it possible to pull a shoulder muscle without doing anything strenuous?

Yes: Yes, however it is more likely that your have a tendinity or bursitis of the shoulder. If it persists, have it evaluated. ...Read more

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I pulled a shoulder muscle. Now pain is going down my arm and to my hand. Is this serious ?

I pulled a shoulder muscle. Now pain is going down my arm and to my hand. Is this serious ?

See your doctor: You describe symptoms that can only be honestly assessed by your doctor in his or her office. Only after a thorough evauation will he/she be able to come up with what's wrong and what to do to get you better. ...Read more

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How to cure the shoulder muscle pain ...I had a pain on right side and back side shoulder muscle?

How to cure the shoulder muscle pain ...I had a pain on right side and back side shoulder muscle?

Many causes: First you need a proper diagnosis and then a conservative plan will be tried using physical therapy and possible anti-inflammatory meds. ...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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I have a dislocated shoulder due to tendons and muscles not being strong enough I have to see a neurosurgeon what treatment works for this problem?

I have a dislocated shoulder due to tendons and muscles not being strong enough I have to see a neurosurgeon  what treatment works for this problem?

? Cause: Do you have recurrent seizures that have caused your shoulder to dislocate posteriorly?( out the back)or do u have a problem w/ your spinal cord seen on mri?Not sure what your underlying diagnosis is...Need more information to answer. If u have multidirectional instability( mdi)then therapy is often 1st line of treatment under the direction of an orthopedic surgeon... ...Read more

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How should I treat a torn shoulder muscle?

How should I treat a torn shoulder muscle?

See an ortho doc: A "torn shoulder muscle" most commonly refers to a rotator cuff tear. Some patients will have rotator cuff tears that are amenable to initial non-operative management while others will require more aggressive treatment to lessen the risk of long-term shoulder dysfunction. An orthopedic surgeon with an expertise in shoulders, after an office evaluation, can best advise you. ...Read more

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