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Will deep muscle massage help a pulled strained soleus muscle? Yes or no and why will suffice.

Will deep muscle massage help a pulled strained soleus muscle? Yes or no and why will suffice.

Yes: It should as long as it is not torn. For only strain, may help break up adhesions. Hope that helps! ...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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Soleus muscle pain while playing bball. Even with proper warmup and stretch. Past of shin splints intense. Type 1 diabetic. 18 yr old. How do I cure?

Soleus muscle pain while playing bball. Even with proper warmup and stretch. Past of shin splints intense. Type 1 diabetic. 18 yr old. How do I cure?

Check your footwear: As a patient with diabetes, you should make sure you wear well-fitting shoes designed for the activity. Heel pads (available at sports stores and some drug stores) can reduce strain. Heel pads should be put in both shoes; unevenness could and reduce strain. Heel pads should be put in both shoes; unevenness could lead to strain. After you exercise, check your feet for sores or redness. ...Read more

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Any ideas why my soleus muscle hurts when I run?

Any ideas why my soleus muscle hurts when I run?

Many causes: Often due to poor warm up and pre-run stretching. Running shoes that are too stiff can put an extra strain on your calf muscles as well. Physical therapy can often help in those cases where home remedies/ stretching not working. Some peolple have a chronic "strain" of the muscle due to an old injury. ...Read more

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What is the painful lump in my soleus muscle?

What is the painful lump in my soleus muscle?

Hard to say: It is hard to say. Any painful lump in soft tissue needs to be evaluated. Have your doctor take a look at it. ...Read more

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Is the soleus muscle palpable near the lower part of the leg?

Is the soleus muscle palpable near the lower part of the leg?

Not reliably: The soleus muscle is deep to the gastrocnemius muscle, commonly referred to the calf muscle, and is not thought to be reliably palpable by itself in the lower leg. It does form the gastroc-soleus complex and achilles tendon which is responsible for performing a heel raise. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Can the Achilles tear away from the lateral side of the soleus muscle?

Can the Achilles tear away from the lateral side of the soleus muscle?

Achilles: Yes. Usually the Achilles' tendon ruptures above the insertion to the heel. But higher tears are possible. Get an MRI and see a podiatrist or orthopedic foot and ankle doctor ...Read more

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I am an athlete (road running). I have pain in my calf (left) and I did some reading everything point to the soleus muscle. What can I do to fix this?

I am an athlete (road running). I have pain in my calf (left) and I did some reading everything point to the soleus muscle. What can I do to fix this?

Soleus: I recommend consulting with a chiropractor. Otherwise you can try foam rolling and see if it disappears.

Ideally the cause for the injury should be identified. A good understanding of the body's biomechanics and a good physical examination is necessary to achieve this. ...Read more

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Can a small tear in the soleus muscle cause severe pain or do I just have a low pain threshold?

Can a small tear in the soleus muscle cause severe pain or do I just have a low pain threshold?

Lots of pain: A 'small tear' in any muscle, ligament, or tendon can cause severe pain, without doubt. (of course, you might still have a low pain threshold. ;)). ...Read more

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I had a 3x3cm tear of the soleus muscle caused from overtraining - running. Why after 16 weeks of no running am I still getting pain in my leg?

I had a 3x3cm tear of the soleus muscle caused from overtraining - running. Why after 16 weeks of no running am I still getting pain in my leg?

Tendon/Muscle pain: You may likely have tendoachilles pain if it is in the distal part of the muscle closest to the calcaneus or heel bone. This can be chronic even though the original injury is healed. You should try different shoes and maybe a heel lift to remove the stress during stance and heel off phases of walking. Running should be resumed only when the problems are resolved. ...Read more

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Why would severe tenderness (like 10 on 1-10 pain scale) due to injury of the soleus muscle not show up on the mri?

Why would severe tenderness (like 10 on 1-10 pain scale) due to injury of the soleus muscle not show up on the mri?

Tendonitis: If the pain is due to a microscopic problem it won't show on mri. Also if it is localized to one small spot ur better off w an ultrasound then a whole leg mri. ...Read more

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Differences in anatomy: is it possible to have a tri or bi-partite soleus muscle? (so that ankle can withstand > range of lateral motion w/o injury?

Differences in anatomy: is it possible to have a tri or bi-partite soleus muscle? (so that ankle can withstand > range of lateral motion w/o injury?

Huh?: Yes it's possible to have a deformity of the soleus muscle, but it that muscle doesn't address lateral range of motion. Ankle ligaments are what helps to withstand increased range of motion and the peroneal muscles also help withstand greater accidental range of motion laterally. The soleus muscle is in the back of the leg, so the whether it has 2 or 3 corresponding parts has no affect laterally. ...Read more

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Can weakened soleus muscle cause achilles/heel pain and maybe plantar fasciitis? If so, what is the best way to strengthen it?

Tight Soleus: More likely due to tight gastrocnemius and/or Soleus muscle. Stretching exercises to make these more flexible would be a great help in addition to wearing more supportive shoes and inserts. ...Read more

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I have a little lump on my left leg, on the right side between the shin and the calf (soleus muscle?)dull and burning mild pain in it, what can it be?

I have a little lump on my left leg, on the right side between the shin and the calf (soleus muscle?)dull and burning mild pain in it, what can it be?

Limb on leg: Sounds like it might be phlebitis, that's doctor talk for a small clot in a superficial vein. They are a nuscience more than a serious problem but probably should show it to your doctor for confirmation ...Read more

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Does or can the greater saphenous vein reflux below the knee cause tightness in the soleus muscle?

Does or can the greater saphenous vein reflux below the knee cause tightness in the soleus muscle?

Veins and soleus: This would not be a classic symptom, however anything that causes swelling, pain and heaviness could alter gait and cause tightness. But you may want to look for other reasons ...Read more

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What is the treatment for muscle strain?

What is the treatment for muscle strain?

RICE: Rest of injured area, ice to injured area - 20 min on 20 min off, may alternate with heating pad, compression (ace bandage) and elevation if the area is swollen. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for buttocks muscle strain?

What is the treatment for buttocks muscle strain?

Physical therapy: Buttock muscle strain is best treated with physical therapy, which includes relative rest, ice, flexibility and strengthening exercises. If it does not get better in a few days seek medical attention. ...Read more

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How long does it take for neck strain & associated muscle spasms/pain to go away completely? What are the best/fastest methods of treatment?

How long does it take for neck strain & associated muscle spasms/pain to go away completely? What are the best/fastest methods of treatment?

Results vary: Assuming no other structural injuries I use 80% Better in 6 weeks as a rule of thumb, reduce stress and massage no treatment is superior they are all equal to time alone ...Read more

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Senior football player with apparent muscle strain to his right lower back including some knotted up areas and fluid. Treatment?

Senior football player with apparent muscle strain to his right lower back including some knotted up areas and fluid. Treatment?

Heat, PT, massage: Muscle knots in your back can be painful, especially if they are big and aren't going away. Some knots may cause mild discomfort, while others may affect your ability to sleep, work and move. Try further exercises, heat pat, or physical therapy/massage. If they symptoms worsen, see your physician. Http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/myofascial-pain-syndrome/basics/definition/con-20033195 ...Read more

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Is there a difference between a muscle strain and sprain? What is the treatment for both? I injured my thigh muscle working out.

Is there a difference between a muscle strain and sprain? What is the treatment for both? I injured my thigh muscle working out.

Difference: A sprain is a stretch and/or tear of a ligament. A strain is an injury to a muscle and/or tendons. Rest, ice, compression and elevation are used to address both types of injuries (for the most part.) But the nuance of treatment really depends on the exact nature of your injury. ...Read more

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I have pain on my tongue. Some is a muscle strain and some is from a wound caused from a dental scraper. What is best treatment for both Situations?

Traumatic injury: Is the most common cause of tongue pain. Use mouth rinses to relieve pain, avoid spicy food, tobacco and alcohol. Tongue soreness usually resolves within a few days. However, if this condition does not subside in a week, See a dentist or physician for help. ...Read more

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I have a muscle strain on the outer side of my left thigh about halfway between the knee and hip. It was started by overuse. What is best treatment?

I have a muscle strain on the outer side of my left thigh about halfway between the knee and hip. It was started by overuse. What is best treatment?

Outer hip strain: Rest, ice, elevation, NSAIDS (motrin, aleve (naproxen) if no contraindications), massage, possibly muscle relaxant and kinesiotaping. If knee pain there may be elements of iliotibial band syndrome.. As the acute pain resolves consider stretches. Follow with doctor/urgent care/ orthopedist. ...Read more

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I have a lower back pain and front and back ribs pain with strain at bak...Stiff back muscle...What are the possible reasons and treatment for that?

Muscle: At your age it's more likely muscle related. Have you been more physically active than usual recently? It would be reasonable to treat conservatively with time and nsaids. See a physician if symptoms persist or are severe. ...Read more

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What is a therapy for strained neck muscles and shoulder?

Therapy: There is a variety of approaches. They depend on the presence of pain and other symptoms. Those include range of motion exercises, ultrasound stimulation, heat/ice applications, massage, tens unit applications, stretching techniques. Physical therapist will be able to decide on which ones to use. ...Read more

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I seemed to have strained my deltoid muscle in my right arm. How long does it take to heal and would physical therapy help?

Usually weeks: Depending on how bad the injury, it can take weeks, or even longer. Especially as we get older, our risk for muscle injuries and the time it takes to recover both increase. Physical therapy is definitely helpful, as is resting and avoiding activities that make it hurt more. Good luck. ...Read more

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Treatments for 1st/2nd degree ab muscle strain. It has been 3 weeks since my injury and it still hurts. Would it be advisable 2 see a physical therapist?

Yes: Muscle strains (torn muscle) in general take about 2-6 weeks to heal. Abdominal strains are particularly painful since they are constantly being used to maintain your posture when standing etc. Therapist can help ease the pain, promote rapid healing and muscle function and give advice on lessening the pain ...Read more

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How can physical therapy help heal a thoracic muscle strain in back?

How can physical therapy help heal a thoracic muscle strain in back?

Yes: Physical therapist are experts in helping patients recover from musculoskeletal injuries, strains, sprains, and surgery. Back pain, and specifically a thoracic muscle strain, is a classic and common injury for which physical therapy may be beneficial. ...Read more

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How effective is physical therapy in helping a thoracic muscle strain on the back?

Hard to say: Although hard to quantify, physical therapy can be very helpful for many muscle strains. I strongly recommend it. ...Read more