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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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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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Treating Muscle Strain (Checklist)

Determine cause, if possible
Once
Try R.I.C.E. (rest, ice, compression, elevation)
Daily
Ease back into activity. Don't overdo it!
Once
Consider physical therapy or range of motion massage
Once
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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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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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Treating Muscle Strain (Checklist)

Rest the injured muscle
once
Wear a splint or brace to support the limb
once
Ice, or alternate heat and ice, on the extremity
30 min, 3x day for 2 weeks
Acetaminophen, Ibuprofen, or Naproxen only if unbearable pain at rest
2x day
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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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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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Treating Muscle Strain (Checklist)

Apply ice
3x day
Take motrin 3x/day
3x day
Rest the muscles that hurt
daily
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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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