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Doctor insights on: Trapezius Strain

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How long does a trapezius strain take to completely heal?

Up to six weeks: The superior trapezium are major muscles suspending both shoulders & holding head upright. Shoulder injury and/ or a chronically tilted head, even only slightly, can cause these muscles to become chronically spastic and chronically painful, leading to a chronic "tension muscle headache". Posture correction, massage, acupunurte, yoga, heating pad, and biofeedback can help to relieve the spasm. ...Read more

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Can a wood door falling on a person upper left shoulder cause cervical trapezius strain?

Can a wood door falling on a person upper left shoulder cause cervical trapezius strain?

Doors are heavy: A wooden door falling onto a person can cause a bruise (contusion), a muscle strain (pulled muscle), a joint sprain, internal injuries, and even death... all depending on the details of what happened. ...Read more

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Tender soft movable mass in each armpit. Left14cm right 8cm. Pcp says no swollen nodes. history of trapezius strain?

Tender soft movable mass in each armpit. Left14cm right 8cm. Pcp says no swollen nodes. history of  trapezius strain?

Infection: This sounds like an infection of a cyst. U need eval by ur pcp who may treat u or refer u 2 a surgeon 4 drainage or excision. ...Read more

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Can trapezius pain and spasm be caused by strain, and or anxiety?

Can trapezius pain and spasm be caused by strain, and or anxiety?

Yes, strain in the: traps is a common place for anxiety to manifest itself. Get your situation checked out w/your doc first and then seek massage or deep tissue bodywork and stress management, perhaps w/help from a mental health professional. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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During exercise, I might have caused a mild muscle strain or rupture in the upper back area. Probably trapezius or rhomboideus muscle. What to do?

During exercise, I might have caused a mild muscle strain or rupture in the upper back area. Probably trapezius or rhomboideus muscle. What to do?

REST AND HEAT: if you just did it ice will work better to minimize the damage in the muscle. after that, rest and heat is the key to overcome the spasm in the muscle that causing the pain. you can do some stretching exercise to the muscle as well. have some body apply icy hot on the area as well. take aleve, (naproxen) or naprosen, it works better than ibuprofen on muscle. good luck ...Read more

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Went to doctors she said my rhomboid muscle strain levator scapulae, trapezius can this cause chest tightness?

Went to doctors she said my rhomboid muscle strain levator scapulae, trapezius can this cause chest tightness?

Yes: As the muscles of the back and the neck tighten they pull on the muscles of the chest, pull the ribs to a disadvantaged position even for breathing. The pull alone causes tightness, and the pull on the ribs can even change the position of the diaphragm for breathing. Ask your doctors for proper pain medicine, and muscle relaxants and perhaps physical therapy if needed. ...Read more

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Hello docs. I was wondering can working out your chest help alleviate pain of a strained trapezius muscle?

Hello docs. I was wondering can working out your chest help alleviate pain of a strained trapezius muscle?

Yes. That is a fact: And doing stretching exercises with massage of the trapezius muscle would greatly help. Supervision of a therapist with us would also be helpful. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can the trapezius muscle make you have chest pain, arm pain? My doctor and he said it's strained. I have flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) to help it? What else can I do.

Can the trapezius muscle make you have chest pain, arm pain? My doctor and he said it's strained. I have flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) to help it? What else can I do.

Yes: It can. Flexeril is a muscle relaxant but not a good pain reliever. You should rest, apply heat, get a message, have physical therapy, consider Yoga, and OTC analgesics may be helpful. You list Advil (ibuprofen). If that doesn't help, try Naproxen 2 tabs twice day with food. (caution: can cause stomach upset). Time is your best ally. ...Read more

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What would cause your trapezious to all of suddenly feel like you strained it and it shoot all the way down to your sciatic and have swelling and numb?

What would cause your trapezious to all of suddenly feel like you strained it and it shoot all the way down to your sciatic and have swelling and numb?

One of these things: is not like the other (shoot down the sciatic nerve) . C5 nerve root impingement can give parasthesias radiating to the thumb and weakness in the C5 innervated muscles (deltoid, biceps, supraspinatus, infraspinatus) The latter two muscles are attached to the the scapula) ...Read more