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Muscle Pull

A muscle pull or a muscle strain is the damage to the muscle fibers due to excess stress or strain beyond the muscle's physiological limit. Physical work involving extensive force like sports, any accident, weight lifting, overuse of inflexible muscles, etc., can lead to muscle strain. Pain, swelling, difficulty moving, sprain, etc., are some of its symptoms. Adequate rest with ice pack massage and compression bandages, and pain killers can help in recovery.

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I suffer from pain and swelling in my lat muscle. What can be done to treat it?

Query: Hello doctor, Two months ago I hurt my lat muscle from pulling something and felt my arm tear a bit. The pain and swelling were not terrible following the injury but it was clear I strained my lat muscle. Two weeks later, I played golf and after seven holes, parts of my arm (bicep and elbow area)...  Read Full »

James F. Geiselman

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have reviewed your question. I am sorry you are experiencing arm pain and lat pain. Did you ever have this looked at after your initial injury? The way you are describing your biceps and elbow area may indicate a torn muscle. If that is the case, it is important to...  Read Full »

How to get rid of back pain and needle-stabbing-like pain in my heart after a muscle pull while playing basketball?

Query: Hi doctor, I am sure I pulled something in my back and maybe other areas from playing basketball. I have deep back pain in the left middle area and a needle-stabbing pain in my heart. It is also harder to take deep breaths if I think about it too much, and I yawn as well because of it. Thank you.  Read Full »

James F. Geiselman

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have reviewed your question, and based on your description, you may be suffering from a rib subluxation. Rib subluxations often present with sharp pain and can be very painful when you move or take deep breaths. In addition to this, you most likely have a muscle spr...  Read Full »

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