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Explain the condition called muscle swelling.?

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Dr. John Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: Inflammation also

Besides injuries people can have inflamation in their muscles called myositis.
This can occur in connective tissue diseases like poly or dermatomyositis. Some of the statin drugs that treat high cholesterol can have muscle problems called "statin myopathy", but a serious type of muscle inflammation called rhabdomyolysis can occur and cause muscle swelling. This can occur with others.

In brief: Inflammation also

Besides injuries people can have inflamation in their muscles called myositis.
This can occur in connective tissue diseases like poly or dermatomyositis. Some of the statin drugs that treat high cholesterol can have muscle problems called "statin myopathy", but a serious type of muscle inflammation called rhabdomyolysis can occur and cause muscle swelling. This can occur with others.
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Let explain

• why do muscles swell? Lots of reasons.
You could have injured one, strain, sprain, torn or bruised it. Or, you could have had a workout and you are noticing the increased blood flow that causes them to be a little swollen.... • what is to swell up? To expand, to get larger. Swelling often involves the absorption of water or other liquids. Read more: http://wiki.Answers.Com/q/does_the_musc.

In brief: Let explain

• why do muscles swell? Lots of reasons.
You could have injured one, strain, sprain, torn or bruised it. Or, you could have had a workout and you are noticing the increased blood flow that causes them to be a little swollen.... • what is to swell up? To expand, to get larger. Swelling often involves the absorption of water or other liquids. Read more: http://wiki.Answers.Com/q/does_the_musc.
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