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What Are The Best Ways To Treat A Deep Muscle Bruise
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
Recovery: The recovery for an injury varies by patient, severity, desired level of activity, and the specific muscle that has been injured. Rest ice compression elevation for the injury will aid in the recovery process. If you fail to improve, seeing an orthopaedic specialist may be required. ...Read more
Fell of my bike and injured knee a week ago. It hurts to bend knee and lift leg when walking. Torn tendon? Deep muscle bruising? See Dr or wait?
Pain for week: See Dr. And get an eval. Best wishes to you. ...Read more
Depends on severity: Muscles will bruise with blunt trauma and there may be intramuscular bleeding. The amount of time for healing depends on the severity of injury and may vary from a few days to 4-6 weeks. ...Read more
Went to the dentist for a filling they gave me anestesia (block) is been over a week and I can't open my mouth Big. Could be a muscle bruise?
Go back: You should go back to the dentist that worked on you. ...Read more
Imaging studies need: See your doctor for physical exam and x ray. Only x ray or CT exam can confirm if you have a fracture. ...Read more
Small slightly red bump on the middle of my left upper eyelash line. Faint pain feels kind of like a sore muscle or bruise, what could it be?
Cold followed by hea: In the acute phase, right after the bruise, you should put cold compress on the area, intermittently for about four hours to lessen the bleeding and swelling. After the first day you should put hot/warm compresses to increase blood flow and resolve the injury. Do not take Aspirin or related medications in the acute phase. ...Read more
I have a deep muscle bruise in my calf. What is the best treatment to relieve pain and stiffness?
I found a lump within the muscle along my ulna. It is very tender/sore. No recent strenuous work. Probably just a sore muscle or should it be checked?
I have a sore muscle in my thigh above my knee. It is tender to the touch & sore when walking. Aches at times when sitting. Any concern of blood clot?
Probably not: Blood clots usually form in the deep vessels of the leg. They can cause pain behind the knee and they often cause leg and ankle swelling. It sounds like you have a muscle strain, not a blood clot. Birth control pills do increase the risk for blood clots so it is important to stay active and not smoke. If you have swelling in one leg/ankle then it is a good idea to see a doctor. ...Read more
No best way?: I guess there is no "best" way. Use common sense. Heat some water not to the point of burning the skin. Get a small towel or large gauze get it wet with the warm water and apply it over the diseased area. If that cools too fast warm it up more. If you have a heating pad just wrap it with some sort of cloth or linen so you don't apply the plastic of it directly over the skin. Avoid ointments under. ...Read more
How should I treat what I think is a 2nd degree sunburn? Symptoms are blistering and deep muscle pain under the skin in the area.
Dermatologist: If there is blistering or severe pain of a very large area - that should be addressed by a dermatologist (or your phyician). ...Read more
Many possibilities: Your pain could be as a result of many different things. A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. Causes of pain may include: trauma (fracture, sprain, arthritis), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality and neurologic conditions (neuropathy). Have it evaluated. ...Read more
The key: To using any relaxation method with insomnia is to concentrate on relaxing, not on falling sleep. Mindfulness meditation, deep muscle relaxation, pleasant imagery, and physical methods such as a warm bath can help but when you think about how badly you want to sleep and "try hard", you stay awake. Studies even show trying to stay awake helps you fall asleep! ...Read more
Possible s/e: In fact, muscle stiffness, abnormal muscle movements are reason for very close medical monitoring while taking antipsychotic medication. Often meds are prescribed to prevent this side effect. Another strategy is to keep the dose as low as possible. If any unusual muscle stiffness, twitching or abnormal (dsykinetic) movements are noticed, be sure to tell prescribing doctor right away. Take care. ...Read more
Bruise Or Contusion (Definition)
Bruises, or ecchymoses, are discolorations and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the surrounding tissues. A serious disease called pupura presents as a cluster of small bruises called petachia. Petachia often appears as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could indicate a problem. ...Read more