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Strained Soleus Muscle Treatment
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
Will deep muscle massage help a pulled strained soleus muscle? Or just elevate, ice, and compression?
Second option: I would advise to go with the second option. It is safe, inexpensive and effective. Good luck! ...Read more
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
Why would severe tenderness (like 10 on 1-10 pain scale) due to injury of the soleus muscle not show up on the mri?
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
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
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?
Does or can the greater saphenous vein reflux below the knee cause tightness in the soleus muscle?
How long does it take for neck strain & associated muscle spasms/pain to go away completely? What are the best/fastest methods of 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
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
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?
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
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
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
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