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Recovery Time Strained Muscle
Lower back muscle strain. Better to lie on hard surface or bed for quicker recovery? Pain when sit, stand or walk. Bed rest for how long?
Not hard: For lower back pain latest advisory is avoid hard mattress & tend towards a medium between hard & soft for more even support for spine between shoulders & hips; enabling a fetal position, which might be most comfortable. But with this problem, which can be more than nagging, do whatever works to reduce pain. Some like lying on couch with head flat & legs up on farthest armrest. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
My shoulder hurts every time i lift it. I hurt myself playing football so could it be a muscle strain?
Yes: Could be a muscle strain or other rotator cuff injury, including a tear. Ice about 45 minutes, 3-4 times a day, for inflammation and swelling, never apply ice to the skin, always over a towel or clothing. Gentle range of motion and stretching exercises. See your doctor if persists. ...Read more
A cremaster muscle strain takes long time to heal?Is it felt in groin?Ive pulled something i know but what's it neither doc/physical exam/usg reveals.
Other option: A sprain/strain is when a ligament/tendon is injured by overstretching. There may be minimal or quite a bit of damage to it. Inflammation (redness, warmth, tenderness, and swelling) occurs as a natural healing process. The key is minimize further damage while keeping the area flexible/mobile. Ice massage (24-36 hours), elevation, gentle rom, motrin/advil are the keys to maximize healing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Keep it simple: A sprain is when a ligament or tendon is injured by overstretching. There may be minimal or quite a bit of damage to it. Inflammation (redness, warmth, tenderness, and swelling) occurs as a natural healing process. The key is to minimize further damage while keeping the area flexible and mobile. Ice massage (24-36 hours), compression and elevation are the keys to maximize healing.Motrin/advil help. ...Read more
Acutely Yes: Acutely icing an injured area reduces the inflammatory response/swelling to the area. There is no exact period that defines the acute phase but icing upto 2-3 days post injury is recommended. Afterwards icing following irritating activities (including physical therapy) should be continued for several days/weeks. Heat can be introduced 3-4 days after injury to encourage blood flow to injured area. ...Read more
Can happen!: Either rhomboid or trapezius strain. An overlooked diagnosis is subscapular bursitis, but you did not specify how it happened, so precise diagnosis is all but impossible. The strains should improve with rest , warmth, over the counter aleve, (naproxen) but the bursitis might need injection. ...Read more
Very painful: If can vary from mild to severe pain. If it is severe see your doctor. If it is acute you can ice it till you see the doctor. ...Read more
2-6 weeks: Minor strains would need about 1-3 weeks, while more severe ones may take 4-6 weeks, as long as the correct diagnosis is a strain only. ...Read more
Depends on what you: Are experiencing? Generally one feels pain/soreness, tenderness, reduced range of motion of the neighboring joints, near the location of the muscle. Rice: rest, ice pack, compression with an ace wrap & elevate in a sling & avoiding the specific motion which hurts; but generally as you get better, after a few days, stretching/massaging exercises help. Pain meds like aleve (naproxen) & muscle relaxer helps. ...Read more
Needs inspection: Have it evaluated by a professional to get the appropriate care. ...Read more
See details: If it involves your chest muscles, it can make it painful to breathe. ...Read more