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What Could You Do If You Have A Muscle Strain In Your Back
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
Depends on what you: Are experiencing? Generally one feels pain/soreness, tenderness, reduced range of motion of the neighboring joints, near the location of the muscle. Rice: rest, ice pack, compression with an ace wrap & elevate in a sling & avoiding the specific motion which hurts; but generally as you get better, after a few days, stretching/massaging exercises help. Pain meds like aleve (naproxen) & muscle relaxer helps. ...Read more
Pain: Pulled muscle, regardless of place, will cause pain. If it doesn't hurt, you didn't pull anything. Of course, there are other reasons for pain. But if pain doesn't go away w/rest, ice, compression & elevation (rice), it's best to get evaluated. If pain in back is associated w/fever, numbness, tingling, weakness and/or incontinence (loss of bowel/bladder control), need emergent care immediately. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Any action that overloads the muscles, joints and/or bones can cause injury. ...Read more
Brace.: Compression fractures are common in the older, more osteoporotic patients. For younger patients, it can be associated with a significant fall. Usually it can be managed by a brace. But for some patients, with severe pain, cementing of the fractured bone (vertebroplasty) can have immediate pain relief. Ask your physician about the riskts. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Swelling and pain: While these are not specific, swelling and pain of the thigh or of the calf can be signs and symptoms of deep vein clots of the thighs. Blood clots of the arteries in the thighs would cause a cold, painful, and numb foot and calf. The only way to know for sure is to go to the er or see a vascular surgeon who can do an ultrasound of the blood vessels to see clot. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes it is possible: Yes, there are muscles on your face and head and they can go into spasm much like any other muscle. It is less common than other areas of the body such as the back, but it is possible. Insufficient hydration is a cause of muscle spasms. See you pcp if the spasm is not going away. Hope that helps! ...Read more
Would you only hurt in your back on the right upper side if you may have something wrong with your liver or would you have more symptoms?
How do you know if you have muscle atrophy? Will you feel weakness, or can it present as pain in back and joints?
Many posibilities: Ankle pain is a symptom with many possible causes. Injury, arthritis, gout, infection and fracture could all be the reason. A full history with a complete exam of the involved joint is important here. I would urge you to see a doctor to discuss this matter further and to obtain a full evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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