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Strained back: Michael: strained muscles usually heal with time (few days to 2-3 weeks). Initially, get some pain relief with acetaminophen (tylenol), and start physical therapy. Some people find short-term benefit with ice packs (apply a frozen bag of corn wrapped in a tea towel to the affected area) or moist heat. Long-term, back education and back strengthening are v. good preventative strategies. Nisha ...Read more
Probably: Back pain usually comes from a degenerative joint or disc in the neck. Sometimes it's from a muscle strain or sprain. Early treatment options include a short course of nsaids (advil, aleve), gentle massage, moist heat, and focusing on posture. If pain lasts greater than 2 weeks see your physician. ...Read more
Koshi ga itai:
Best bet is to take it easy- avoid bending and especially bending and twisting but do not avoid routine activity. Use a once daily non steroidal anti inflammatory medication (indomethacin, meloxicam, etc) consistently for 10-14 days. Saronpas or diclofenac patch can help as well. Can try massage or even acupuncture.
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I had a hot shower and then in a cold room twisted the wring way and have strained my back, what is the best/fastest way to heal this?
Backstrain: Hello ~different people give different advice for acute back injuries always advocating ICE. In THIS case you were COLD when the injury occurred so I would suggest HEAT and bedrest and IBUPROFEN OTC 400mg 3x/d w meals. HEAT? Because the PAIN in back injury is from muscle SPASM bec the muscles splint spine to prevent further injury. COLD=>spasm HEAT=>relaxation of muscle=LESS pain. Thx ...Read more
Iv been getting a strained back quite a lot lately. Been getting better within a few days. Is there anything I can do to stop it from reoccurring.?
Activities?: Are you performing some activity that causes it? If so, re-examine the way you are performing it and change or stop. Also recommend toning all of your core (trunk) muscles, back and front to help prevent recurrence. There are a lot more things one needs to know before thoroughly answering your question so it might be best to see your doctor soon. ...Read more
Strained to have bm. Few hours later it hurts on my lower left side. I felt a pop like feeling. Pain is worse going from sitting to standing and visev?
Anti-inflammatory: You may want to try applying moist heat to your neck 2-3 times per day and start a short course of anti-inflammatory such as advil or aleve (naproxen). Make sure you have a good lumbar support if you sit in a chair several hours per day. This will help with posture and will reduce stress on the neck. If pain lasts greater than 2 weeks or worsens I recommend seeing your doctor. ...Read more
Rotator cuff: Start with some easy exercises to work the muscles of the shoulder blade that the rotator cuff attaches to. This will take some of the strain off the cuff. Use a rag and wipe a surface in the numbers of a clock face from the center up to 12:00 then back to center then 1:00 and so on. Start on a flat table top and gradually work your way up to a mirror or other vertical surface. ...Read more
No much: A strain implies the muscle has been overloaded in some fashion but no structural damage has occurred. The fact that it hurts implies injury but not all injury is structurally significant. ...Read more
6 weeks: Muscle tears can take 6 weeks to improve. If it is continually agravated can even take longer. ...Read more
Strain: Rest and immobilization initially with the addition of an anti inflammatory should clear it up. Good luck ...Read more
Certainly: Most strained or pulled muscles are just as they sound. Pulled or strained usually means not torn. As long as the area in question is rested and not used much until the area is healed then it will heal the majority of time. My advice would be to rest, do not use or abuse this muscle and it should heal in 4-12 weeks, depending on the severity. If you do all of this, and it does not, then seek medi ...Read more
Careful stretching.: Avoid pull downs until it has healed. You can do curls, triceps and exercises with the upper arms close to the body. ...Read more
First, it would help to know the cause of your back pain.
If its mostly muscular and related to a strain then essentially your muscles are telling you they need to rest. So, rest them. Otherwise they will continue to bother you and won't be able to recover. If you back pain feels a lot worse after the work out. You aren't ready for that intensity yet. Hope that helps! ...Read more
Physical therapy: Therapy and otc NSAID is a good start. ...Read more
Left reticle discom: Usually one sided testicular pain is related with rupture or hernia but you may notice swelling as well. Other reasons are increased circulation (varicocele), pressure tithe jocks, sexual arouseness, if a lump is felt then growth such as cyst or tumor or water (hydroelectric) may be cause. Infection or torsion or twist of cord may happen. If does not improve then see your MD ...Read more
Easy does it: A strain 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. ...Read more
See below: Rest, heat, otc analgesics.Get a more detailed answer ›
I strained having a bm. Now I have pain on the left side. I felt a pop while straining. After a couple of hours I got the pain?
Pain after straining: Suspect you pulled muscle.Get a more detailed answer ›
2 days ago I pulled my lower back which I strained & was in pain. I'm fbb & decided 2 try wearin my weightbelt. How long can I wear it? It helps me.
I think I strained my back while sweeping with a broom at work? What do I do? Remedies? How long will it take to heal. I am 19. It is my lower back
Stretch: Since this happened at work be sure to let your supervisor know about the injury. The injury sounds like a pulled muscle so ice rest Ibuprofen and stretches help. Rubs like icy hot or bio freeze or ben gay also help. Soaking in a tub with epsom salts will relax muscles. If the pain continues or other symptoms like numbness see your doctor. ...Read more