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What is the best way to apply heat on a bruised muscle?

What is the best way to apply heat on a bruised muscle?

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

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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


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What are the best ways to treat bruised muscle in your knee?

What are the best ways to treat bruised muscle in your knee?

R.I.C.E.: Initially, rice (rest, ice, compression (ace wrap), and elevate). After the bruising has been stopped, warm, moist heat, physical therapy, massage, and range of motion exercises. Depending on what specifically is bruised, additional therapies may be prescribed. ...Read more

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Ran last saturday & heard pop in calf.Muscle is hard.Severe pain when trying 2 move from plantarflexion to dorsiflexion. No heat or bruising. Help?

Ran last saturday & heard pop in calf.Muscle is hard.Severe pain when trying 2 move from plantarflexion to dorsiflexion. No heat or bruising. Help?

Tendon rupture: Go see your family doc who can order ultrasound to determine if achilles tendon torn/ruptured or not. Or perhaps just calf strain. S/he can then refer you to orthopedic surgeon for appropriate intervention if necessary. Out of curiosity, have you taken an antibiotic such as Cipro (ciprofloxacin), Levaquin (levofloxacin) or similar in last 6mo-1yr? Quinolone family has been linked to tendon issues. ...Read more

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What are the main symptoms of a bruised muscle?

What are the main symptoms of a bruised muscle?

Well...: There will be a history of trauma to the area. If it's a deeper muscle the only symptom may be pain upon using the muscle or pushing on it. If it's more superficial you may see a bruise show up and you may see swelling in the area. ...Read more

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How long does it usually take for a bruised muscle to heal?

Bruised muscle: It depends on the severity of the bruise and the amount of tissue that is bruised. Healing may take a few weeks to months to completely heal. ...Read more

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If I have a sore muscle in my back, is it okay to use heat on it all night while i'm awake if I have to work the next day lifting heavy things?

If I have a sore muscle in my back, is it okay to use heat on it all night while i'm awake if I have to work the next day lifting heavy things?

Max 30 min on: You should never over use heat on the area for too long to avoid a burn to your skin. Take a break every 30min or so to avoid any issues. ...Read more

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Could you really know if its a bruised rib, a sore muscle, or a fractured rib?

Could you really know if its a bruised rib, a sore muscle, or a fractured rib?

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

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I have cherry size lump feels bruised about a inch under the left side of my collerbone like a bruised muscle but I never hit it on anything ?

I have cherry size lump feels bruised about a inch under the left side of my collerbone like a bruised muscle but I never hit it on anything ?

Blocked gland?: A sebaceous cyst is a collection of oily fluid that occurs when an oil gland is blocked. Some folks are more prone to them than other and they often appear on the neck, shoulders, and back. Try to avoid skin products that are oily. I would also stay away from transfats and bad oils, which is good for overall health. See doc to see if this is what you have. Peace & good health.. ...Read more