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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?

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.

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Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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What makes a strained muscle better?

What makes a strained muscle better?

Keep it simple: A sprain 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.Motrin/advil help.

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Must I keep ice on a strained muscle?

Must I keep ice on a strained muscle?

Acutely Yes: Acutely icing an injured area reduces the inflammatory response/swelling to the area. There is no exact period that defines the acute phase but icing upto 2-3 days post injury is recommended. Afterwards icing following irritating activities (including physical therapy) should be continued for several days/weeks. Heat can be introduced 3-4 days after injury to encourage blood flow to injured area.

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I think I have a strained muscle: how painful would it be?

Very painful: If can vary from mild to severe pain. If it is severe see your doctor. If it is acute you can ice it till you see the doctor.

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Strained muscles groin?

Strained muscles groin?

OK?: Cold compresses to sore areas and if able to use safely, NSAID (like aleve (naproxen) or advil) can reduce the discomfort while it heals over next few days. If bruising / severe pain / persists beyond about 5 days, see dr for exam.

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How can I treat a pulled/strained thigh muscle?

RICE: Rest, ice, compression and elevation are the mainstays of early treatment. After the acute phase gentle progressive stretching should be done several times a day. Once your are pain free start a progressive strengthening program to prevent recurrent injury.

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What's the best thing to do for a strained neck muscle?

What's the best thing to do for a strained neck muscle?

Check out these: Links. Hope u feel better soon! Http://www. Spine-health. Com/blog/10-lesser-known-tips-easing-neck-pain. Http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/neck-pain/ds00542.

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How do I tell if what I have is a strained chest muscle?

How do I tell if what I have is a strained chest muscle?

Strained muscle: You may have strained chest muscle if it hurts to move your shoulders or even a cough can cause pain. Also tenderness to the touch.

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Thoughts? Could protein actually help heal strained muscles?

Thoughts? Could protein actually help heal strained muscles?

Part of healing: A sprain/strain is when a ligament/tendon/muscle is injured by overstretching. There may be minimal or quite a bit of damage to it. Inflammation occurs as a natural healing process. The key is minimize further damage while keeping the area flexible and mobile. Ice massage (24-36 hours), compression and elevation are the keys to maximize healing. Unless malnourished, extra protein is of no benefit.

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What to do if I pulled muscle/strained in right ahoulder blade?

What to do if I pulled muscle/strained in right ahoulder blade?

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.

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What to do if I have strained my vocal muscles or have infection?

What to do if I have strained my vocal muscles or have infection?

Vocal cord rest: Stop stressing your vocal cords for a while -- no shouting, no singing, as little normal talk as possible. See a doctor if these steps don't clear it up in a few days.

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How long does it take to heal if a muscle in the neck has been strained?

Depends: On severity, but if it is just a muscle strain, it should get better in about a week. If it persists any longer, it might be something more serious such as a herniated disc. So go get medical help if it persists.

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Need advice on what is the the difference between a pulled muscle and a strained muscle?

Need advice on what is the the difference between a pulled muscle and a strained muscle?

Nothing: Strained muscle can be in different degrees of severity. Pulled muscle would be the common name for strained muscle.

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How long is it supposed to it take for symptoms of a hernia to show up after the muscles are strained?

Not related: Muscle strain does not cause a hernia to form. Muscle strains resolve with local heat, rest and anti-inflammatory medication (ibuprofen). Hernias are a weakness through the abdominal wall, do not heal on their own, and are not related to a strain injury.

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Is there a way to diagnose a strained and inflammed cremaster muscle? Does a inflammed cremaster muscle ever heal?

Muscle Injury: It is very unlikely in the first place to get a cremaster muscle injury and then it is even rarer for such a thing to be a chronic problem. Something else is going on with you. It is time for a thorough medical evaluation.

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A month ago I had a cough and after that my rib and or muscle hurts to the point I have to stop. Could I have strained a muscle or rib?

A month ago I had a cough and after that my rib and or muscle hurts to the point I have to stop. Could I have strained a muscle or rib?

Yes....: Sometimes a coughing spasm can cause your ribs to hurt. I would take some Ibuprofen 400 mg twice a day and see your doctor in a few days. Drink lots of water with this.

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Can strained ab muscles feel like hunger pain?

Can strained ab muscles feel like hunger pain?

Not really: Peptic ulcer disease usually manifests with hunger like pain. The condition often cause by Helicobacter pylori infection. While strain abdominal muscles can't produce look like pain, the pain is more of a dull, achy pain, reproduced with position, not hunger like pain.

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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