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Sprain Vs Strain Which Is Worse
-R used interchangeably. They refer 2 injuries 2 mucles & ligaments. 3 degrees: 1=tweaked or hurts but no harm no foul, 2=damage 2 the structure with some bleeding & prolonged pain,but with ice, time , rest,& activity modification they heal over a few weeks,3=a complete disruption such as an ACL tear. If this happens in a muscle body, there's no repair available, painful, ...Read more
It depends...: Some sprains are severe, involve multiple ligaments and create joint instability, possibly requiring surgery. Some are very mild and only involve rest. The same variability occurs with fractures. Some fractures are unstable and require hardware fixation. Some fractures only require brief immobilization. The key is an accurate diagnosis, very specific treatment advice and often rehabilitation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Inflammation: IN the situations you mentioned, the common reason for pain is inflammation which is treated with steroid injections many times, so the same medication can be used to treat all these conditions, however, the dose may be different and excessive doses may lead to irreversible complications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sprain or strain: A sprain is considered to be an injury to a ligament. This can be a stretching, partial tearing or complete tear. A pulled muscle or strain is an injury to a muscle. Again this can be a pulled muscle, a partial tear or a completely torn variety. Which is Worse? Pick the tendon. Pick the muscle. Pick the degree of injury. Go on pick them. ...Read more
Which is better to use for pain in shoulder cause from labral tear type 1 SLAP tear ( hot or cold)?
Shoulder labral tear: Anti-inflammatory medication and regular icing may be beneficial in the first 72 hours or when inflammatory signs are present. This means pain in the morning or pain while resting. Anti-inflammatories may hasten the healing process by reducing the pain and swelling associated with inflammation. ...Read more
Torn ACL: Torn acl is more likely to lead to long term dysability, is usually more difficult to fix. ...Read more
Different structures: The ucl is the ligament holding the bones together on the inside of the elbow while the medial epicondyle is where the muscles attach at the inside of the elbow. Although they are different structures, as long as the elbow is stable the treatments are similar. Range of motion and strengthening exercises, ice and anti-inflamatories. Talk to your doctor to get the specifics about treatment. ...Read more
The term torn as you: Are using it would imply a tear of the outer coating of a disc known as an annular tear. This is different from a disc herniation which occurs when a piece of a core of the disc called the nucleus polposusmoves through the annular tear. Boh can cause painor can be painless, incidental findings on a mri. These tears canbe the result of norms. Disc aging or can be traumatic in nature. Most heal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How could one differentiate whether ankle pain is due to ligament or muscle injury in a physical examination?
Does it matter: It is hard for an individual to tell them apart, one way is to test muscle strength, a doctor can "stress" the ankle to be better able to distinguish. X-ray can distinguish fractures but not soft tissue however the treatment is the same, rest, ice, elevation, compression, perhaps an ankle splint for a few weeks, not ace bandage. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Is knee pain a symptom of recovery from a trimulleolar fracture common or is it associated with swollen nerves from too much pressure on ankle?
Ankle fractures: Trimalleolar ankle fractures are significant injuries to the lower extremity. Assuming you had surgical treatment, remaining non-weight bearing on the operative extremity for 6-8 weeks can result in pain in other joints of the extremity, especially when you start weight bearing again. Also, swelling in the extremity can result in hypersensitivity and pain in the initial recovery phase ...Read more
Rest: Most pain in the shoulder resulting from tendonitis is secondary to overuse. Rest from the provacative activity is the appropriate initial treatment. In addition, antiinflammatory medications can be helpful if taken for short durations of time 7-10 days. However, make sure that you can saftely take it, ie check the side effects. ...Read more
Different structures: A ligament attaches between bones, and produces stability. Examples are acls and ankle ligaments. So a ligament tear produces instability. A muscle pull is tearing of muscle or tendons (which attaches muscles to bones) and produces weakness. Tendons are often repaired (such as hand tendons and rotator cuff tendons) while ligaments are often reconstructed (such as acls and ankles). ...Read more
What causes a pec major tear? Which type of strain causes an immediate tear? Can one rupture the pec only by pushing an object forward horizontally?
Excess Sudden Use: Like all structures, tensile stress, beyond strength of weakest portion, results in tearing. The pectoral muscles originate from the anterior rib cage & insert at the lateral clavicle & proximal humerus. Contraction of these muscles pulls the lateral clavicle & upper humerus anterior. To push something away using arms requires pecs to transfer the push. Sudden, intense load most likely to tear. ...Read more
Ankle pain on both sides. Doc said injury caused by strain due to walking. Does wearing orthotics cause more long term problems or weaken muscles?
Both.: They are both serious injuries. A torn patellar tendon results in a knee that doesnt function. An ACL tear results in an unstable knee, that can give out on you. The patellar tendon always requires surgical repair. The ACL usually requires surgical repair. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A sprain is a medical term that describes an injury to soft tissue structures in the area. Common examples are a lumbar sprain, in which you might injure muscles in your back; or an ankle sprain in which you could injure ligaments about the ankle. Sprains can be from mild to severe, and so ...Read more
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