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Dr. Brian Chimenti
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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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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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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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Dr. Daniel Mckenna
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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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Dr. Martin Tamler
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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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Dr. Alan Ali
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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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Dr. Marlis Gonzalez-Fernandez
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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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Dr. Barry Waldman
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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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