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Finally got my diagnosis. I have an injury to LTN with paralysis of Serratus anterior muscle. It has been nearly 3 yrs. Is it possible to recover?

Finally got my diagnosis.  I have an injury to  LTN with paralysis of Serratus anterior muscle.  It has been nearly 3 yrs.  Is it possible to recover?

Not likely at this time: Though peripheral nerve injuries can recover, generally if there is not an improvement after a period of 12 to 18 months, the likelihood of recovery is poor. ...Read more

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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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If ur right handed can your muscle in the front of ur neck be bigger on the right than the left of neck?

If ur right handed can your muscle in the front of ur neck be bigger on the right than the left of neck?

Yes: Of you use your right arm more, particularly if you are a manual laborer and do a lot with your shoulders, the right side of your neck and shoulder area can be larger than the left. There are other causes for asymmetry as well. ...Read more

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How rare is anterior tibialis muscle herniation? And how long after surgery to repair should I experience pain?

How rare is anterior tibialis muscle herniation? And how long after surgery to repair should I experience pain?

Rare: Anterior tibialis muscle rupture is rare. The surgery to repair this will depend on how much separation there is between the two ends of the muscle. The larger the separation the more work and exposure will be required. I would expect this to cause you pain for 3 weeks with several months of sore recovery. ...Read more

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Insect bite on anterior tibialis muscle, should I be concerned?

Insect bite on anterior tibialis muscle, should I be concerned?

Location matters not: I would get concerned if there are signs of an infection (increasing redness, swelling, pus, fever, or worsening pain). ...Read more

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What does a high-grade tear of the anterior supraspinatus muscle at the myotendinous junction mean? How is it treated? I'm 27 years old.

What does a high-grade tear of the anterior supraspinatus muscle at the myotendinous junction mean? How is it treated? I'm 27 years old.

Probably surgery: A shoulder injury in twenties male caused a tear of supraspinatus muscle, which goes over top of shoulder to top of humerus, the upper arm bone. Function of this muscle is to elevate arm in motion called abduction. Since tear is at place that tendon of muscle attaches to shoulder musculotendinous cuff, it will likely not heal spontaneously. Surgery to attach tendon will be required. ...Read more

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Can muscles in front of voice box be tight?

Rather a lot of: possibilites. cannot say in your particular case without an examination. Swelling INSIDE can do this. Nodes, throat infection, big thyroid. Then... muscle spasms, even an outpouching of the muscles lining the esophagus. (zenkers' diverticula). ...Read more

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What could produce pain in my lower leg and ankle muscles(anterior)?

Ant muscle group: This depends on whether this symptom is caused by any physical activity (sport, exercise) or injury. Absent any of these factors, pain in the anterior lower leg and ankle muscles is due to one of 2 conditions: 1/ tendinitis or strain of the anterior muscle group (edl, ta muscles) in the leg, or 2/ shin splints. Shin splints (pain at mid shin) are usually caused by walking uphill/ uneven terrain. ...Read more

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I am having pain in my ankle now and some part of my front of my calf muscle?

I am having pain in my ankle now and some part of my front of my calf muscle?

Ankle pain: Did you fall or otherwise hurt your ankle or calf? Please see your doctor. He/she may x-ray your foot and see if anything is broken. Maybe you will be given an anti-inflammatory or recommendation for physical therapy. Peace and good health. ...Read more