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I may have a pulled trapaziod. How can I tell a pull from a strain and what are some treat ments?

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Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine
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In brief: Trapezius

Strains and and pulls are the same, too much pressure on the muscle fibers.
This is a difficult muscle to rehab because it is large and hard to rest. Gentle massage can help, but make sure you drink enough water as that is essential for muscle repair. Rest the trapezius by limiting lifiting, especially things over the head.

In brief: Trapezius

Strains and and pulls are the same, too much pressure on the muscle fibers.
This is a difficult muscle to rehab because it is large and hard to rest. Gentle massage can help, but make sure you drink enough water as that is essential for muscle repair. Rest the trapezius by limiting lifiting, especially things over the head.
Dr. Edward Neilsen
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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
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In brief: Same thing

A muscle pull and a muscle strain are really the same thing.
It occurs when a muscle which has not been properly warmed up is stretched beyond its normal limits and undergoes either microscopic tearing or tearing on a more "macro" level. The typical treatments are ice intitially then heat, relative rest of the affected part, use of acetomenophen, then begin gentle stretching program.

In brief: Same thing

A muscle pull and a muscle strain are really the same thing.
It occurs when a muscle which has not been properly warmed up is stretched beyond its normal limits and undergoes either microscopic tearing or tearing on a more "macro" level. The typical treatments are ice intitially then heat, relative rest of the affected part, use of acetomenophen, then begin gentle stretching program.
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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