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Comment from: S girl, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: July 18

The only symptoms I have are mild pain while at rest. The severe pain and weakness occur when trying to climb a flight of stairs. I am prone to Charlie horses in my calves and this pain feel kind of like a Charlie horse that won't relax. Thus far the only thing that is helping is staying off of it.

Comment from: muscletear, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: April 16

I tore a muscle in my foot about a month ago, near the heel. My general doctor told me not to take any anti-inflammatory medications. My podiatrist told me it was ok to take them and seemed puzzled by this. I am taking some prescription pain medicine and am in a wheelchair, walking boot with an orthotic inserted, use crutches around the house, am icing the area and keeping it elevated. I was also placed on a leave from work for four weeks so I can focus on getting better. I hope it heals quickly.

Comment from: lane709, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: December 29

My strain is in the muscle on the lower top part of my right arm - near the elbow. Problem is I am right-handed and live alone, so I can't give it the required rest. All activity hurts it.

Comment from: sassy, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: September 20

I strained a muscle in my back. After that I applied ice, 20 minutes on, 20 minutes off. Doing this relieved the pain quite a bit, and I also took 600mg of ibuprofen every six hours.

Comment from: tennis player, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: July 18

I went to osteopath/acupuncturist and I have muscle tear. Massage and acupuncture were given first and second weeks. The pain in buttocks gone but I still have pain in hamstring. Exercises given, stopped playing tennis and doing some gentle walking, seems to be working.

Comment from: 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: May 11

Physical therapy made my muscle strain worse. Trigger-point injections were only temporary. Cortisone was a nightmare, as it crystallized. And my workmen's comp agent refused an MRI. The pain is still unbearable after a month.

Published: February 16

For muscle strain, ice has helped the best!!


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