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What Is A Thoracic Sprain
-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
Basically theses are: Soft tissue injuries that get better with time with usually no long term issues as long as you are not a smoker, overweight and you exercise regularly. However, if symptoms persist or do not improve over several weeks get checked by your physician to make sure there are no other causes which can sometimes mimic initial symptoms of soft tissue injury. ...Read more
Can icing an upper back injury do any good 2 weeks after the fact? "Thoracic spine sprain"? Also taking NSAID. Still a lot of pain. Thx
Icing Can Help: Back Pain can be managed effectively and can be relieved in a vast majority of people, but it will always require diligence on your part with ice/heat, nsaids, exercise, stretching and weight control/loss. For those still having issues it may require treatments (injections, surgery, etc) to maintain relief as well. Recommend seeing a spine specialist if you are not improving. ...Read more
Pain: Have it looked at by your family doc. For exam & treatment. ...Read more
How long does it take for a sprain on your left chest above your breast under your shoulder to heal? I'm 17 and weigh 86 pounds and I'm 5, 6.
Seriously skinny!: You are very thin for your size. Unless this is familial you may be underweight from malnutrition. That will make healing from anything way tougher. Please get evaluated as soon as possible. Severe low weight due to poor diet can cause serious medical problems. Decrease activities that cause pain for now. ...Read more
Hey, I'm 17 and underweight but I have a sprain on my left chest area above my breast and below my shoulder. How do you take care of it in that area?
I have a sharp pain at my ribs area under my right chest when I breathe. I have not experience such pains before. Could it be a muscle sprain?
Yes, muscles are there and pulls and strains can occur.
But full story is needed.
Fever, chills, cough, smoking may lead toward a viral or other pneumonia and pleurisy.
Cancer, surgery, obesity, sedentary would lead toward clots and pulmonary infarct. Gather your facts and see your pcp. ...Read more
I have swelling of upper chest, below clavicle sternum connection from strained/sprained ligaments, how long does it take before swelling goes down?
A while: Depending on the severity of the injury, it can take anywhere from 6 weeks to 3 months. ...Read more
Non painful swelling on right rib cage around the front middle. Just appeared today. Just had bloodwork chest xray yesterday all normal. Sprain?
Went to the docs as had bad back pain was diagnosed as having sprained my trapezius muscle. Had chest pain for 8 hours, feeling drowsy and light heade?
I woke up with neck pain and shoulder pain and have had a little big of upper chest pain. Muscle spasm or sprain?
Spasm or strain: Sprain vs strain vs spasm: a sprain is a stretch and/or tear of a ligament. A strain is an injury of a muscle and/or tendon. Muscles in our body contract and relax consciously and unconsciously. A muscle that involuntarily contracts without our consciously willing it is called a "spasm." if the muscle maintains sustained "spasm", it becomes a cramp. ...Read more
I have nasal congestion and I breathe in forcefully and now the left side of my chest hurts on deep inhale, did I sprain it?
I went to the ER for chest pain which started with what I thought was a calf sprain. They did CT scan to rule out blood clot, so is it a sprain?
Have it evaluated: A person with chest pain needs to be evaluated and treated appropriately. Multiple possible causes may be: heart attack, esophageal reflux, anxiety, musculoskeletal, pneumonia, pulmonary embolus, and aortic dissection. Have it evaluated right away to prevent potential serious complications. ...Read more
Can you say "RICE":
This mnemonic has stood the test of time because it is correct. Rest the area - reduce weight bearing or use. Ice the area - the best early treatment for sprains. Compression to the area - protection reduces irritation and aids healing. Elevation to the area - gravity isn't just a suggestion, it's the law so fight it by elevating the part.
If you're not better in 72 hours see your doctor. ...Read more
It depends: There are several different grading systems. Some are supposed to apply to all joints while others intended to apply to certain joints only. However, most have 3 different grades where grade 1 is the most mild and grade 3 is the worst. So, a grade 2 is right in the middle. What that means regarding treatment and prognosis cannot be answered without knowing more info. ...Read more
Brachial plexus: Tos is caused by compression of usually the lower brachial plexus at the level of the medial cord. A congenital cervical rib may be present but trauma can also cause the problem. Pain and numbness especially on elevation of the arm is characteristic, but the subclavian artery or vein may be involved. Thus, both neurogenic and vascular problems separate or together. ...Read more
Pain: Symptoms of a neck sprain can include pain, limited or painful movements, muscle spasm, and stiffness. Pain which radiates down an arm to your fingers might be something more like a pinched nerve. Sprains usually improve with time, anti inflammatory medications and therapy. Whenever concerned, please be evaluated by your favorite orthopedic surgeon! ...Read more
Soft tissue: A sprain is a medical term that describes an injury to soft tissue structures in the area. Common examples are a lumbar sprain, in which you might injure muscles in your back; or an ankle sprain in which you could injure ligaments about the ankle. Sprains can be from mild to severe, and so recovery can vary considerably. ...Read more
See below: It can become a recurrent problem causing chronic pain ...Read more
Prolonged pain: If ignored, one may have prolonged pain and possible risk of re-injury. ...Read more
Sprain equals tear:
Technically a sprain is a tear of a ligament. There are diffent grades of tearing. Typically 1: just a stretch: 2; an incomplete tear and 3; torn completely. Some ligaments rarely partial tear ie. Anterior cruciate in knee. Some (medial collateral in knee, anterior talofibular in ankle) frequently are graded injuries.
If joint is unstable or hurts really bad: you have a torn ligament. ...Read more
A sprain is a medical term that describes an injury to soft tissue structures in the area. Common examples are a lumbar sprain, in which you might injure muscles in your back; or an ankle sprain in which you could injure ligaments about the ankle. Sprains can be from mild to severe, and so ...Read more