I believe I pulled muscle when I was running. The pain is in the arch of my foot and everytime I walk or stand I just feel a pain. I wanna try some ways to take care it at home before I go to a doctor.
When you pull a muscle there really isn’t much you can do, it just takes time to heal. You just need to take it easy, but don’t baby it. If you baby it, it could possibly make the injury worse then it originally was. For example, do some stretches and stretch out that muscle. But defiantly go to the doctor to get it looked at. Hope this helped -Mila
on: 20th June 12
its more like muscle pain could it be from working out and pulled a muscle or something it gotten better today.
also when i turn my neck it also hurts
Sounds like an abdomin and thoracic strain. It could be a result of heavy lifting.
When you say working out, what activity do you mean? Running, weight lifting, swimming, biking, martial arts, climbing, etc?
If you have sharp pain, it could be a hernia issue and may want to get it checked out by the doctor for diagnostic testing.
by: Craziee Panda
on: 14th August 11
I play soccer and thankfully have never pulled anything but both of my quad muscles have been in some pain. I cant tell if their just sore or if i might have pulled them. When i run they are both fine but when i go to kick the ball the leg i kick with hurts. My coach thinks im just sore but i dont know because i have never had pain like this when being sore. Can any one tell me the difference between the two (pain wise)
In a pulled muscle there is soreness because usually there is moderate damage to nerve fibers that surround the muscles that is pulled. This requires “downtime” or resting of that muscle to allow it to heal. Which usually takes as little as a few days to a few weeks- depending how bad it is. Muscle soreness results from overall breakdown in the integrity of tissue in a specific group of muscles. This is normal when a muscle is over used. Body builders continue to break down and rebuild their muscles. Each time layers of cell are duplicated adding muscle mass over the course of time.
So there are multiple levels of muscle damage starting with typical soreness by exertion, moderate damage which is referred to as a pull, and the highest level of damage is a tear which is varying degrees of a damage that can require surgery to repair. In this case its usually the connecting cartilage that is damaged that is more fibrous than muscle and does not repair itself as easily as muscle does. Cartilage is also the structure that fastens muscle to bone.
by: Keep Asking
on: 7th August 08
My dad is currently on blood pressure medicine and cholesterol medicine. He recently pulled something in his back and can verily walk. Would it affect him if he was to take a muscle relaxer to relieve the pain. He wont go to the doctor for he dont want to miss work. Thanks for any suggestions and comment.
Call your pharmacist and ask them the question, tell them what he is taking for the bp and cholesterol and ask if it would be ok to take the muscle relaxer, give them the name of it and if there would be any interactions.
In the mean time your dad can try either heat from a heating pad and if that doens’t help he could try an ice pack, 10 minutes on 10 minutes off, he should try the ice first to try to alleviate the swelling, heat would be to relax the muscles. But its one or the other, not both ok, depending on which one makes him feel better.
he will have to be rather stationary for awhile to give this time to heal up.
on: 6th September 10
A few days ago my husband pulled his back thigh muscle and is having pain. What should he to do help it heal? We have already tried Bengay for the past 2 days and the pain is still the same. Thanks for your help.
use a heating pad i have pulled many muscles bc i dance. i has always done the trick 4 me. also it may her but some times it is good to keep stretching it out. good luck
on: 5th August 10
I pulled my quad muscle while doing track and it hurts whenever I run. The first meet is next Saturday so it needs to be better by then. I’ve been icing it for 20 minutes then putting a heating pad on it for 20 minutes, and so on. I’ve been elevating it on a pillow and everything. If I keep doing this do you think it would get better by the end of the weekend? Also, should I put IcyHot on it?
The icy hot would only help with symptomatic pain. The muscle will heal on it’s own. Soft tissue takes time, but heal relatively quick.
You can’t *cure* a pulled muscle,.. you just have to give it time without over-use of it. So the best thing you can do is to not exercise or use it other than for what you have to do (ie: daily movement, walking etc..) This gives it a proper environment to heal. If you run on a pulled muscle it will take much longer to heal.
So in essence time and rest.
on: 9th March 13
The pain is sharp, it starts somewhere around the beltline, then radiates upward through the ribcage along the left side of the body and into the neck. The pain comes with deep breaths or quick movements, and is getting worse. Does anyone have any idea what this could be? Our first though was just a pulled muscle, but as the pain gets worse we are wondering. The symptoms are happening to a 34 yr old male, no previous conditions to speak of, and no recent activity that he can remember that would have caused this pain. Help please!
ER NOW Chew 2 asprin on the way this can be symptoms of a heart problem. People think all heart pain is exactly in the left side of the chest. It isn’t. It can manifest in abdomen, neck, arm. The quicker this is checked out the better. If it is heart related it could be a blockage or a warning that a heart attack is trying to happen or likely to happen. If it is heart related fast diagnosis and treatment could save his life and keep an actual heart attack from happening.
It could be a lot of other things but good sense and sound medical practice says check out the most serious and urgent possibility first and work from there.
by: A F
on: 24th April 07
On December 11th, I was stretching at dance practice. Usually I’m careful about stretching, but I was extremely close to finally getting my left splits so I couldn’t help but push myself to get all the way down. In the middle of the stretch, I stained a muscle on the back of my left thigh. At first I thought it was just a minor pulled muscle, but the pain still hasn’t gone away. It doesn’t hurt during every day activities, only when I’m stretching. I tried icing it, I tried the heating pad, I tried icyhot gel. Nothing is working. I dance around 15 hours a week and flexibility is a must. I’m rapidly losing flexibility, since the pain is a huge set-back while stretching. What should I do?
Stained muscles are not a serious problem. Liquid soap or bleach should clean it off.
on: 15th January 13