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What's the best treatment for a pulled muscle?

What's the best treatment for a pulled muscle?

What is pulled muscl: Essentially a pulled muscle, which can also be called a muscle strain, is when a particular muscle is stretched too far or too fast and this causes tiny tears to occur in the muscle fibers. In other words you of course haven't torn the whole muscle, but you have caused some of the fibers in there to become slightly frayed. Rest, ice, compression compression, elevation, painkillers. ...Read more

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Dr. Rohit Keswani
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Muscle Strain (Definition)

-exposed 2 forces beyond it's ability 2 handle, it causes damage R the muscle. Just like a bruise. It is first a stretch with reversibility 2 recover fully if left alone 4 a while. 2'nd is actual tear of some muscle fibers & need a longer time 2 heal, & can if big enough scar & lead 2 pain & easily aggravated . 3'rd is total tear, which can not B repaired. Also 3'rd can ...Read more


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What is treatment for a pulled muscle in low back, just left side?

What is treatment for a pulled muscle in low back, just left side?

Few days ...: Of rest with ice packs 30 minutes on then off. Then some stretching and walking or cycling. Then core strengthening. ...Read more

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What are some treatment options for a pulled muscle in the arch of my foot?

What are some treatment options for a pulled muscle in the arch of my foot?

Rest: And anti inflammatory medication and some sort of orthotic or arch support to help minimize the strain across your arch. In severe cases, a cast for several weeks. ...Read more

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Sharp pain left side, what are signs and treatments for bruised rib/pulled muscle there? Pain comes and goes

Sharp pain left side, what are signs and treatments for bruised rib/pulled muscle there? Pain comes and goes

Usually a trauma tho: it may B small. Weight training, a hit in all contact sports. Also a shorter person reaching into a chest freezer. Some episode U should recall. Treat with rest, ice, ,NSAIDS if able & activity modification. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for muscle strain?

What is the treatment for muscle strain?

RICE: Rest of injured area, ice to injured area - 20 min on 20 min off, may alternate with heating pad, compression (ace bandage) and elevation if the area is swollen. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for buttocks muscle strain?

What is the treatment for buttocks muscle strain?

Physical therapy: Buttock muscle strain is best treated with physical therapy, which includes relative rest, ice, flexibility and strengthening exercises. If it does not get better in a few days seek medical attention. ...Read more

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I have pain on my tongue. Some is a muscle strain and some is from a wound caused from a dental scraper. What is best treatment for both Situations?

I have pain on my tongue.  Some is a muscle strain and some is from a wound caused from a dental scraper. What is best treatment for both Situations?

Traumatic injury: is the most common cause of tongue pain. Use mouth rinses to relieve pain, avoid spicy food, tobacco and alcohol. Tongue soreness usually resolves within a few days. However, if this condition does not subside in a week, See a dentist or physician for help. ...Read more

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Senior football player with apparent muscle strain to his right lower back including some knotted up areas and fluid. Treatment?

Senior football player with apparent muscle strain to his right lower back including some knotted up areas and fluid. Treatment?

Heat, PT, massage: Muscle knots in your back can be painful, especially if they are big and aren't going away. Some knots may cause mild discomfort, while others may affect your ability to sleep, work and move. Try further exercises, heat pat, or physical therapy/massage. If they symptoms worsen, see your physician. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/myofascial-pain-syndrome/basics/definition/con-20033195 ...Read more

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Is there a difference between a muscle strain and sprain? what is the treatment for both? I injured my thigh muscle working out.

Is there a difference between a muscle strain and sprain? what is the treatment for both? I injured my thigh muscle working out.

Difference: A sprain is a stretch and/or tear of a ligament. A strain is an injury to a muscle and/or tendons. Rest, ice, compression and elevation are used to address both types of injuries(for the most part.) But the nuance of treatment really depends on the exact nature of your injury. ...Read more

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