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Immediately RICE: R-rest, i-ice, c-compression, e-elevation is a good initial step in most musculoskeletal injuries. Your question covers a broad array of injuries from common strains/sprains which may just require a little activity modification to torn ligaments/ tendons that may ultimately need surgery. If an injury involving a joint is unstable, has significant swelling or prevents weight bearing see a doctor. ...Read more
-R used interchangeably. They refer 2 injuries 2 mucles & ligaments. 3 degrees: 1=tweaked or hurts but no harm no foul, 2=damage 2 the structure with some bleeding & prolonged pain, but with ice, time, rest, & activity modification they heal over a few weeks, 3=a complete disruption such as an ACL tear. If this happens in a muscle body, there's no repair available, painful, ...Read more
A sprain is abnormal stretching or tearing of a ligament that supports a joint.
Rice (rest, ice, compression, and elevation) are the keys to treatment.
Most sprains and strains resolve with time, but occasionally other treatment, including physical therapy and surgery, may be required.
Anti-inflammatory medications may be helpful in decreasing the pain and inflammation of the injury. ...Read more
Sternocleidomastoid: It doesn't affect the tongue at all. It is connected to the mastoid process behind the ear and goes to the clavicle. It does not impact tongue motion. The tongue itself is mainly a muscle called the genioglossus. Many other muscles impact the motion of the tongue. ...Read more
It really depends: It really depends on your age, severity of strain and the treatment - like rest, therapy, etc. ...Read more
Sprain or strain: A sprain is considered to be an injury to a ligament. This can be a stretching, partial tearing or complete tear. A pulled muscle or strain is an injury to a muscle. Again this can be a pulled muscle, a partial tear or a completely torn variety. Which is Worse? Pick the tendon. Pick the muscle. Pick the degree of injury. Go on pick them. ...Read more
What's the difference between a sprained muscle and a muscle that is tired from repetitive movement?
Cause: A "sprained" muscle has a tear while an overused on is just exhibiting its " tiredness.". ...Read more
My tongue is hurting on the right side close to the back and mostly on the bottom. It feels like a pulled muscle. What could be the problem?
Not really...because: Muscles and tendons get strained and ligaments get sprained. Is it possible to injure a buttock muscle? Sure, the various gluteus muscles can be hurt from trauma, overstretch or tears. Fortunately, they are treatable and should heal. ...Read more
The infraspinatus is: Part of the rotator cuff that externally rotates your arm when your throw, bat, comb your hair & more if there was significant trauma your should see a fellowship trained shoulder orthopedic surgeon. A bad "sprain " could be a tear so early eval is better than latter. ...Read more
It may.: You can try. It may help, and cannot hurt. Use a 6 inch wide, double length ace. ...Read more
Ice for24m: I've is helpful to prevent some of the body's initial inflammatory reaction but after 24hous that's essentially over. Switching to heat will help the body bring in what's needed to begin the healing process. ...Read more
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
What is the question: If your tongue feels tired then stop talking. You have many muscles in your neck so I cannot answer this. Perhaps you just sprained your neck or twisted it. Give it a few days. ...Read more
See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more
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
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