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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.
-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
RICE: 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.
Let pain subside: I have to only assume you meant how long should you wait before exercising after a muscle sprain. It is best to wait the the pain is almost completely is resolved. If you start exercising too soon, you at risk of aggravating your injury even more.
Yes: It may be part of constellation of auto immune disorder. It may occur as primary or secondary with other symptoms. Please check with Rheumatologist regarding weak tongue. In the meantime take primrose oil which contains linoleic acid & GLA will give relief of dry eyes.
It really depends: It really depends on your age, severity of strain and the treatment - like rest, therapy, etc.
Variable: Rest, active recovery, massage, pt, anti inflammatory meds.
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.
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.".
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?
Clinical Evaluation: Any sore tongue that lasts longer than 2-3 weeks should be checked by your dentist.
I sprained/ strained my forearm muscle over a week ago, and now over a week later it has a grinding feeling when I move it. Will this go away?
Inflammation: That is likely related to some inflammation in the tissues. Should resolve as the inflammation resolves
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.
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