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When you get a bruise can you injure skin or muscle tissue?

When you get a bruise can you injure skin or muscle tissue?

Yes...but: Most bruises reflect extravasated of blood in the surface of the skin. Very common in pts. >65 y/o, females, pts. On anticoagulants ( warfarin, aspirin, plavix, (clopidogrel) aggrenox, Pradaxa ), pts with low platelets (petechiae). Bruises depending on the location, number, color are of value in forensic medicine to help victims from physical abuse death or alive where obviously subcutaneous tissue is injured. ...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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How can you tell if you have torn cartilage or a muscle in your knee?

How can you tell if you have torn cartilage or a muscle in your knee?

MRI: If you mean by exam. Torn muscles will have a gap in them and can be felt, torn cartilage you could feel but you cannot see. The best method to do MRI on the knee to find out. ...Read more

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When you tear or tore a muscle does it heal with muscle tissue or scar tissue?

When you tear or tore a muscle does it heal with muscle tissue or scar tissue?

Yes to both: Initially fibrous "scar" material will be laid down. Some "remodeling" can occur whereby the scar tissue is replaced by new muscle. ...Read more

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Can you accidently pull a muscle without tear or tore of the muscle. Can it just be a pain ?

Can you accidently pull a muscle without tear or tore of the muscle. Can it just be a pain ?

Sprain: Yes you can sprain or strain your muscle without tearing it. Especially on a strenous activity. ...Read more

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Can you feel a ligament or muscle under the armpit area?

Can you feel a ligament or muscle under the armpit area?

Armpit: Anterior muscle of axillary fold is the pectoralis, posterior is latissimus. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you have a strain, sprain, sore, injury, or bone damage?

How can you tell if you have a strain, sprain, sore, injury, or bone damage?

After an exam: You need an exam, xray to make sure the bones are not injured, and after testing the range of movements by that area you can have an idea about strain, and injury, pain is the indicator of the state of soreness and strain. ...Read more

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I've heard it's possible to bruise a bone, but can you also bruise a muscle?

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I've heard it's possible to bruise a bone, but can you also bruise a muscle?

Sure: A bruise just refers to trauma that has caused a local injury. A bruise may also refer to a purplish color over the area that's a result of leaking blood vessels from the trauma. ...Read more

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How do you decide between a bruise and a deep tissue injury?

How do you decide between a bruise and a deep tissue injury?

Medical jargon: Very little difference. In assessing a patient, I'd ask about pain severity, location, and quality. History would supply facts about how the injury was sustained. I'd visualize and palpate the area. If there was trauma and now there is pain to touch, one can assume deep tissue injury. If there is also visual color change, there is bruising. There is rarely one without some degree of the other. ...Read more

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Can you tell if you have a injured shoulder by feeling the bones?

Can you tell if you have a injured shoulder by feeling the bones?

Possibly: Some injuries are bony injuries, and some are in the muscles, ligaments, or tendons. A doctor can evaluate many of those by doing a shoulder examination which would include feeling the shoulder. Some suspected injuries might require further testing by other means. ...Read more

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When you have an injury to a muscle, tendon or ligament in the pelvis or low back area and do not treat it right away. How long will it take to heal?

When you have an injury to a muscle, tendon or ligament in the pelvis or low back area and do not treat it right away. How long will it take to heal?

Depends: Avoid anti-inflammatory medications for a ligament injury. The body's own inflammation can help healing. If you take Ibuprofen type medications, no repair of ligament to bone occurs and muscle pain syndromes are common and long term. Seek a prolotherapy trained physician to help treat old ligament injuries. Healing is possible, even if late. Surgical fixation doesn't give back flexibility. ...Read more

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Can you get just a sprain (not break) if you fall & your foot bangs into something hard?swollen,very sore,weird color,but can walk on it sort of.

Can you get just a sprain (not break) if you fall & your foot bangs into something hard?swollen,very sore,weird color,but can walk on it sort of.

Yes: Sometimes sprains hurt worse than fractures. Rest your ankle, apply ice in 20 minute intervals to decrease swelling, and elevate the ankle above your heart. Also wrapping with an ACE bandage or similar dressing may help. If pain or swelling continue please see your doctor, you may have a hairline fracture or serious ligament injury. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you have a loose piriformis muscle or tight?

How can you tell if you have a loose piriformis muscle or tight?

Hip rotation: Theoretically internal rotation of the hip may help to determine tightness, but this would be nonspecific since there are multiple external rotators of the hip. If the piriformis is felt to be a pain generator for you, my suggestion would be to go ahead and treat the piriformis with stretches and direct modalities (i.e. massage, heat) and see if you have improvement. ...Read more

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Can you get vagus nerve damage from an abdominal massage or from a neck injury and can it heal?

Can you get vagus nerve damage from an abdominal massage or from a neck injury and can it heal?

Massage no/ neck yes: Masage therapists are trained to avoid damage. With a neckinjury aproper evaluation is required. ...Read more

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When you get a cut or bruise do you burn more calories because your body tries to heal it?

When you get a cut or bruise do you burn more calories because your body tries to heal it?

It depends on the: size of the insult. A big cut can result in high caloric burn and can sometimes get your temperature high even. On the contrary, a bruise may not require this much high calorie burning. ...Read more

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Can you bruise a muscle and if you can how long to heal?

Can you bruise a muscle and if you can how long to heal?

Yes and depends: Muscles will bruise with blunt trauma and there may be intramuscular bleeding. The amount of time for healing depends on the severity of injury and may vary from a few days to 4-6 weeks. ...Read more

Tissue (Definition)

The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more


Bruise Or Contusion (Definition)

Bruises, or ecchymoses, are discolorations and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the surrounding tissues. A serious disease called pupura presents as a cluster of small bruises called petachia. Petachia often appears as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could indicate a problem. ...Read more