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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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What is the best way to heal shoulder muscle tear besides getting a surgery?

What is the best way to heal shoulder muscle tear besides getting a surgery?

Depends: Understanding which tendon is torn and how much can better answer your question. The rotator cuff has five distinct layers and if it is torn top to bottom (full thickness), this will not heal and will progress over time. If speaking of a tear of the long head of the bicep, this does not typically require surgery and results most frequently in a "popeye" cosmetic deformity. ...Read more

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My left back shoulder is so pain till my neck when I breathe in or move my shoulder. (continuously 5 days). Muscle tear or any symptoms?not seen Dr.

Maybe muscle or nerv: You may have pinched a nerve, pulled muscle, and early in such an injury ice will help but now you need to use heat. You may need to see your physician, and even see physical therapy, and get imaging. You can try Tylenol (acetaminophen) or over-the-counter Advil or Aleve , if you are comfortable with that ...Read more

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How can my boyfriend do to heal the torn muscle under his left shoulder blade on his back?

Massage, rehab: Strains involving muscle require "tincture of time". Massage, topical analgesics, oral nsaids (naprosyn, motrin), and gental range of movement as well as stretches will help. If this significantly limits activity, or increases with deep breath, should see his doctor. ...Read more

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Right shoulder. Pain torn muscle under shoulder what can orthopaedics do to relieve pain?

Right shoulder. Pain  torn muscle under shoulder  what  can orthopaedics  do to relieve  pain?

Many options: There are several options available to you and others with these complaints and findings including physical therapy, injections or surgical intervention. ...Read more

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How can I treat a torn shoulder muscle?

How can I treat a torn shoulder muscle?

Multiple Options: Assuming you mean you have a tear of your rotator cuff a well designed scapular stabilization and shoulder strengthening program without further stressing the injury may be helpful. http://www.theshouldercenter.com/rotator-cuff-tear.htm the two most common reasons patients choose surgical treatment are persistent weakness and pain (especially night pain). ...Read more

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Pain in my right shoulder muscle. I haven't damaged it or anything like that. What could this be.I have full movment in it too?

Pain in my right shoulder muscle. I haven't damaged it or anything like that. What could this be.I have full movment in it too?

Bursitis or impinge: You could have a bursitis, or inflammation from chronic movements or pressure in a bursa in your shoulder. You also could have an impingement of your rotator cuff at the ac joint, also something that gets worse with repetitive motion. A physical exam could differentiate between those two things easily, so see your primary and have them check it out. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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I have pain in my shoulder blade and my shoulder muscle. Is it my trapezius?

I have pain in my shoulder blade and my shoulder muscle. Is it my trapezius?

Scapula Pain: Inflammation can occur underneath the shoulder blade where there is a bursa. This is called scapulothoracic bursitis and can be treated with therapy, NSAIDS, pain medications, and possibly a steroid injection. Make an appointment with an Orthopaedic shoulder surgeon to be evaluated and discuss treatment options. Take care, Joe Wilson. ...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