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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
How can a girl get lean muscle? Not overly muscular or anything, just a little muscle. What exercises do you recommend i do?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
First of all he'll: Help with diagnosing it as a minor injury and then advise you. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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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