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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


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I have a torn muscle in my upper left arm. It flares up occasionally, how can I help it heal. Hurts to move it some days.

I have a torn muscle in my upper left arm. It flares up occasionally, how can I help it heal. Hurts to move it some days.

Muscle: Muscle generally heals very well on its own due to abundant blood supply. Tendons, on the other hand, do not heal well. Did you tear your biceps muscle or tendon? If so, talk to ortho doc for options. ...Read more

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Large knot appeared overnight on R arm abt 1" from bend in wrist. Painful to touch, hard, hurts to move thumb in/outward. Pulled/torn muscle/tendon?

Large knot appeared overnight on R arm abt 1" from bend in wrist. Painful to touch, hard, hurts to move thumb in/outward. Pulled/torn muscle/tendon?

Called Dequarvaine: Also called first dorsa extensor tensynovitis
Usually seen with RA, Diabetes, gout, or hypothyoidism also occcionally from trauma.
Need to see your PCP and have proper blood test and then proper treatmant accordingly. ...Read more

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I've had a serious issue with severe stabbing pain in my middle back to my left arm, have had heart and lung ruled out at er. Possible torn muscle?

Back pain: If its not heart or lung, it could be musculoskeletal (strained muscle), but it'd be worthwhile making sure its not gastroesophageal reflux disease as it often mimics heart problems. ...Read more

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What could have caused my right forearm to feel extremly sore like a torn muscle for no known reason noticed it when I woke up?

What could have caused my right forearm to feel extremly sore like a torn muscle for no known reason noticed it when I woke up?

Odd position: Many times when tired we sleep in unusual positions. Most likely you slept with the arm pinched for a long time causing psi in the morning. Consult a physician if the symptoms do not resolve quickly. ...Read more

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Have pain between bicep and tricep in left arm its been constant pain for several months. It seems deep in arm but doesn't seem like a muscle tear?

Have pain between bicep and tricep in left arm its been constant pain for several months. It seems deep in arm but doesn't seem like a muscle tear?

Go see your doctor: For evaluation. There are various possible causes of this ranging from sprain (not as likely given chronicity of symptoms), to a lesion in the area, to a cervical spine problem etc. ...Read more

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Can a muscle tear and wrap around a lung? Or could a bad pulled muscle lay me up for 3 plus months. My side is tender to touch n burns when arm is up

Unlikely muscle: Unlikely that this is muscle after 3 months. Burning suggests the intercostal nerve was damaged. This can be verifyed by an EMG and then appropriately treated. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a torn muscle in leg?

What are the symptoms of a torn muscle in leg?

Pulled leg muscle: This depends on location. For example, if in calf muscle u get sore tender stiff calf, if in hamstring u get tender swollen back of thigh, if in quadriceps muscle u get swollen tender front of thigh. The first one is common in golfers, the second in football, & the third in climbers. ...Read more

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Can a torn muscle heal itself?

Heal w/scar: A 'torn' muscle does heal but depending on the size of the tear and location it generally heals w/ fibrous tissue similar to scar tissue. Muscle does not reform itself. Muscle can hypertrophy (get bigger) and make up for the defect created but not re-create the muscle that was torn or lost. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have pain 7 months after a torn muscle?

Is it normal to have pain 7 months after a torn muscle?

See your doctor: If you do not know whether it is a muscle, ligament or a joint get the proper diagnosis and then get directed to an orthopedic surgeon, physical therapist or further xrays and testing. ...Read more

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I fell on my leg. How can I tell if there is a torn muscle?

I fell on my leg. How can I tell if there is a torn muscle?

Probably can't...: Which muscle? When? When someone really completely tears a muscle there's usually swelling and bleeding from the injury as well as profound weakness of that muscle. Most muscles have at least partial backup so that unless there's complete lack of movement like a torn achilles' tendon, you won't know for sure. See your doctor if it persists. ...Read more

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Will it help a torn muscle heal faster if I eat extra protein?

Not so fast.: The effect of added protein on muscle healing after exercise induced damage is minimal at best. But, I think that it wouldn't hurt. ...Read more

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Hoping you can tell me, is torn muscle or torn rotator cuff worse?

Hoping you can tell me, is torn muscle or torn rotator cuff worse?

Depends: Rotator cuff is a series of 4 muscle tendon unit attachements to the humeral head. Therefore they are also muscles. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a pulled muscle and a torn muscle?

What is the difference between a pulled muscle and a torn muscle?

No difference: Both are strains which is an injury to the muscle. Note that a sprain is something different in that it is an injury to a ligament. ...Read more

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How to tell the difference between a pulled muscle and a torn muscle?

How to tell the difference between a pulled muscle and a torn muscle?

Graded 1 through 3..: Sprains & strains are graded based on the # of fibers w/in the structure that are stretched/ torn. This is by no means an exact # of fibers, but a grade 1 = fiber stretch, grade two = partial/ moderate disruption, & grade three = complete disruption. Symptoms of each are very similar but severity varies. Rice is the beginning treatment regardless of grade. Severe inj often need pt, sometime surger. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how can u know the difference between a torn muscle and a sprain?

Can you tell me how can u know the difference between a torn muscle and a sprain?

Sprain implies a: Ligament injury. A torn muscle can be a strain which is essentially a stretch just beyond the normal elastic recoil with resultant injury while a true tear of a muscle means usually that the muscle unit is grossly disrupted similar to when a laceration occurs.
A ligament sprain can be partial grade 1 stretch, grade 2 which implies stretch beyond elastic limit or a rupture (grade 3). ...Read more

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What's the worst that could happen if u have a suspected torn muscle in calf and you don't go to the ed?

ER for Swelling/Pain: Go to your pcp or orthopedic physician. Unless you have a lot of swelling and pain, I wouldn't go to er. If you have a lot of swelling and pain then the er might want to rule out a blood clot. ...Read more

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I have a sudden pain in the middle of my chest. I'm not sure how I may have injured it. Is it possible its a torn muscle or is it something else?

Could be: If pain is reproduced with deep palpation or stretching most likley muscular if not furthar testing is needed. ...Read more

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How do I fix a torn muscle?

How do I fix a torn muscle?

Partial tear or?: Straining a muscle involves small tears. It can be treated and rehabilitated conservatively. Complete rupture will involve surgical repair! ...Read more

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How could you cure a torn muscle?

Rest: Rest, ice, elevation and compression and time will cure almost all muscle tears. A few require surgery. ...Read more

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Can a torn muscle cause free fluid?

Can a torn muscle cause free fluid?

Torn muscle: A torn muscle bleeds and that is a fluid. Actually mostly water. So simple answer is yes. ...Read more

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Do I use heat or ice for a torn muscle?

Do I use heat or ice for a torn muscle?

Torn muscle: Ice is used immediately after trauma to help with the swelling associated with injuries. ...Read more

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Doctors, what are the symptoms of muscle tear?

Depends on the muscl: This depends on the muscle as there may be weakness or lack, of joint movement, but generally there, is aching in the area, or occasionally burning ...Read more

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Can a torn muscle in neck and back be diagnosed and repaired if injury occurred several months ago? How are torn nerves diagnosed and treated?

Can a torn muscle in neck and back be diagnosed and repaired if injury occurred several months ago? How are torn nerves diagnosed and treated?

Exam, X-ray, MRI: A good exam, x-rays, and if indicated an MRI should be able to tell you the source of your pain. If you have already healed from your injury, your studies may all be normal. ...Read more

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What is the diagnosis code of a torn muscle in his calf?

Most likely this one: "strain"

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How can my boyfriend do to heal the torn muscle under his left shoulder blade on his back?

Massage, rehab: Strains involving muscle require "tincture of time". Massage, topical analgesics, oral nsaids (naprosyn, motrin), and gental range of movement as well as stretches will help. If this significantly limits activity, or increases with deep breath, should see his doctor. ...Read more

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What would a torn muscle in the abdomen feel like? What about a torn ligament?

What would a torn muscle in the abdomen feel like? What about a torn ligament?

Sore: Tears in the abdominal muscle layers can be seen in trauma, sports injury, and due to post surgical hernias from weight gain or strain. There will be a distinct area of soreness.
Your surgeon can evaluate your complaints with a manual exam and imaging.
Skeletal ligaments are attached to bone, and not a concern in the stomach wall. ...Read more

Muscle Tear (Definition)

The muscle is actually torn or ripped through. It can come with trauma, certain medications such as statins can contribute to it, and can be associated with elevated muscle ...Read more