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What should you do about a butt muscle strain?

What should you do about a butt muscle strain?

Rest and NSAIDs: Treat all sprains and strains with "rice" - rest, ice, compression, and elevation. Nsaids include Ibuprofen adn naproxyn. Muscle strains can take 6-12 weeks to heal. This is a large muscle so it will probably take closer to 10-12 weeks. Pain in this area may be from piriformis syndrome or sciatica, a sign of a pinched nerve in your back. If symptoms persiste, see a doctor. ...Read more

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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


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What to do about a pulled hamstring?

What to do about a pulled hamstring?

Rest, ice, ace wrap: A hamstring strain of the muscle and or tendon may benefit from not only a decreased level of activity, but also local ice (7-10 days) and compression via an ace wrap. Most hamstring injuries heal adequately without surgery. A thorough physical exam, and imaging (mri), are beneficial to insure your particular hamstring injury is amenable to nonoperative management. An orthopaedic surgeon can help. ...Read more

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How can a girl get lean muscle? Not overly muscular or anything, just a little muscle. What exercises do you recommend i do?

How can a girl get lean muscle? Not overly muscular or anything, just a little muscle. What exercises do you recommend i do?

Exercises: Moderate aerobic exercise and low weight high repetition would be great to get healthy and fit. Lean muscle just take time and dedication. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor do I see for oblique muscle strain?

What kind of doctor do I see for oblique muscle strain?

Pmr doc for muscles: The obliques are chest wall muscles that assist in breathing. Strain for these can be treated by physical medicine or sports doctors easily. Generally anti inflammatories and possibly muscle relaxants will help initially. Ice pak or massage if very sore will decrease pain. After stabilization, exercises can help prevent further injuries. ...Read more

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What should I do about a strained hip flexor?

What should I do about a strained hip flexor?

Rest: Initially rest would be the initial response, from which they will often heal. If not, therapy can be helpful to aid in recovery. ...Read more

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What to do if I injured hamstring muscle what should I do?

What to do if I injured hamstring muscle what should I do?

Time: If, as u say, u have sustained a hamstring strain, then immediate rice is appropriate.Taking a NSAID for a few days after the initial bleeding and swelling has ceased can help.Some physicians who see many of these injuries in athletes prefer a steroid for a week(like a Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pak).Most importantly is rest and avoiding re- injury.Refrain from returning to sports before u have healed! gl! ...Read more

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What should I do for a pulled or strained bicep?

What should I do for a pulled or strained bicep?

RICE: rest, ice it -: Compression and elevate in a sling. Aleve (naproxen) or Ibuprofen will also help. Rest it for at least 2 weeks. If not improving check with your orthopedist. ...Read more

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What to do if you have a strained muscle in your arm?

What to do if you have a strained muscle in your arm?

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

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What do you recommend if I have a pulled calf muscle over a year old, what should I do?

What do you recommend if I have a pulled calf muscle over a year old, what should I do?

See an orthopedist: To have a "pulled calf" for over a year is unusual. I would recommend you see an orthopedist or sports medicine specialist to have your leg examined. Xray's may be indicated to rule out a tibial stress fracture. Most likely some formal physical therapy and activity modification will be all that is needed, but we should rule out more serious conditions given the duration of symptoms. ...Read more

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What should I do to help a partial rectus femoris muscle tear heal? Should I see a doctor about this?

Rectus femoris: This really depends on what issues are arising. This muscle is involved with flexing the thigh at the hip and extending the leg at the knee. If those functions are still maintained then surgery is not needed. If its a partial tear confirmed on testing then you may want to consider Stem Cell/PRP injection into the tear. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a pulled calf muscle over a year old, what should I do?

What to do if I have a pulled calf muscle over a year old, what should I do?

Needs an evaluation: If you are still limping around after a year from this injury, I was suggest on seeing a sports medicine specialist to find out what is the problem. MRI to look for tears or maybe just being sent to physical therapy. Calf strains take a while to heal, however, a year is excessive. See someone. ...Read more

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What can I do for a pulled calf muscle?

What can I do for a pulled calf muscle?

Calf muscle : Rest it. This is the best way for it to resolve itself. A walking boot can take some strain off of it. ...Read more

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What should I do with muscle strain in thigh?

What should I do with muscle strain in thigh?

Rest/ice/compress/PT: Initial rest in a relaxed position to prevent further injury along with ice and compression (ace wrap) will hel control pain and swelling and allow for early healing. Once pain is tolerable, physical therapy is indicated to maximize return of motion and strength. If the mucle injured is the quadriceps (top of the thigh), immobilization in maximal flexion (knee bent) is indicated to limit stiffness. ...Read more

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What to do for a pulled muscle like hamstring?

What to do for a pulled muscle like hamstring?

Rest: Ice elevation compression gentle stretching and massage along with gentle active recovery. If still bothering you in a few days see an ortho doc. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what do I do for a pulled flexor muscle?

How bad?: For most pulled muscles, rest is the answer. Heat or ice (on for 30 minutes, off for an hour) can help, too. Ibuprofen and/or tylenol (acetaminophen) can help with the pain, too. See your doc about 7 days after injury to see if physical therapy is a good idea. Also, if pain is severe, you have numbness, tingling, weakness, loss of movement), severe swelling, get seen right away. ...Read more

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What could you do if you have a muscle strain in your back?

What could you do if you have a muscle strain in your back?

Rest: Can be rest for short time. Can be meds for a short time. Then it is heat, ice , stretching and exercise. Might be under pt observation. ...Read more

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Muscle Strain (Definition)

Muscle strain, also called a pulled muscle, is a condition where a muscle or its tendon is overstretched and torn leading to pain, decreased range ...Read more


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