Pulled muscle

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  1. Cookie

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    Has anyone ever pulled a muscle and didn't know how? I spent the afternoon at work listening to complaint after complaint from my boss, until, I started getting back into her face, and then, noticed this cramp on my chest side, tightened up like a vice, couldn't move. I guess instead of clenching my jaw like I will do, I did this. It only lasted a few minutes but, it was overwhelming, now my neck is stiff, lol. And, my back is sore. Anyone ever do this?
  2. Terry

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    Years ago I laughed at two guys taping up for a flag football game. "You pull muscles?" I laughed. I "walked" onto the field to play, and my hamstring went tight, just like that. I wasn't even running.
    We were short of guys, so I played every down, wide receiver and safety. I don't laugh anymore. It was a tough game to get through.
    Jamie just signed me up to play on his flag team this Winter. Pretty funny. I turn 60 this week. I know I'm not as quick as I used to be.
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    last weekend I woke up on Saturday morning and it felt like I had been beaten in the knees with a bat. All day they hurt and all day Sunday. They hurt bad and I couldn't figure out why. I thought I was getting sick because somtimes when I get sick my legs will start to ache and joints will hurt. Ok so I couldn;t figure out why and then late sunday night I remembered that I fell asleep with my legs bewtten the couch and another couch. I woke up and went to bed and forgot all about it becuase I was 1/2 asleep. Anyway it was a relief to know why. I thought i was getting arthiritis or however you spell it.
  4. Cookie

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    Geez, 60 this week, Terry you are still a youngster! I know this because I am going to be 58 in the spring. I think, imagine that, 58. It is shocking to me. Shocking that I made it that far, lol. I read where, I think the article said, that one in 12 people over 50, got fake knees. I told someone that today at work, and she had fake knees, lol. I felt horrible! She had one fake knee. I thought of course, to myself, one do just one? Why not do both at the same time, get it over with. She said, she had developed arthisitis and never regretted doing the knee. I can't spell that word either. I think, my aches and pains are from stress. I have this reaction to stress, I tighten up my body, clenching every muscle until, i feel like I am going break, usually...doing it only in my jaw. But, not today. It was so bad with her, I think, I clenched my eye muscles as well, glaring at her. I would much rather work for men, than women, the hormones drip off of the walls there. I want to pass out estrogen patches.

    Then, you add on everyday stresses & people you can't avoid no matter what. Gosh, you try, but, they are like gum.
  5. Cookie

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    lol, I just saw that. I had a cat who would sleep between 2 dining room chairs, with his midsection dangling in midair. I got a picture of him doing it somewhere. I have fallen asleep sitting up, holding a tea cup once. My husband took my picture that year. I looked like a drunk. Like what is in that cup? When tensed up, I wake up in the middle of the night with charlie horse's...boy what a pain that is. I was just reading they are still a mystery why it happens. I have tried, eating a banana, drinking water, I still get them. I think, it is from stress and standing on my feet for 10 to 12 hours for work, somedays, just 8 hours.

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    Two years ago I was doing drills for my daughter's soccer team before a game. I did a plant and changed direction rapidly to put a ball back in play and felt a longitudinal tear in my calf as I planted. Hard to describe, but it feels just like it sounds. I immediately recalled an athletic friend of mine doing the same thing nearly 20 years before while he was playing tennis. I laughed about the strange injury at the time. Before that I didn't even know you could split a calf muscle. "So this is what that was like" I thought...and limped over to a chair. I was stowed up for over a month.

    Three years ago I found out I was no longer young any more when doing full extension dives playing badminton of all things. I landed on my ribs twice with arms full outstetched trying to save a point--play hard no matter the sport. Didn't bother me at all at the time since I have always had a stong core that could easily take body blows from other boxers...or so I thought. I never had any muscle or rib pain, but about four days later I was having trouble with painful breathing, had a mild fever, and could feel fluid sloshing around in my chest cavity (it would pulse to my hearbeat which feels really strange.) Since I scuba dive--rarely since the kids--this was a major concern and I sought out a pulmonary specialist: x-ray revealed a pleural effusion, no big deal fortunately. After a few days and some antibiotics the fever was gone and the fluid was reabsorbed.
  7. Cookie

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    Sounds awful, glad you are okay.
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    The pulled muscle, if that is what it is, or what, is much better today. After a long soak, in epsom salts, and, the day off from work, plus, tomorrow off, I might be back to normal. What ever normal may be. Stress is really a bad thing, it is such a complicated disaster in one's life as it can be the culprit of so many things. I think, anyways.

    I decided too, to give back some stress to others, lol. ( work) I changed the rings on my phone to the maximum amount, then, the machine picks up. :)
    Last edited: Feb 14, 2012
  9. Anthony Alexander

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    I recently found out that pulled muscles are actually quite common in people over 40. My older brother and I were playing some soccer in the backyard last weekend and of course, we didn't stretch beforehand. After 5 minutes of playing, my brother quickly changed direction, grabbed his calf and fell to the ground. He was in pain for the next few days and had to take some Aleve to get some back pain relief.
  10. Malton

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    Well!!!The pulled muscle, if that is what it is, or what, is much better today. After a long
    soak, in epsom salts, and, the day off from work.According to me that different exercise
    and gym work are so good for pulled the muscles...
  11. Windows on Washington

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    They can really suck depending on which one you pull.

    Rest, Epson salts as mentioned above, and heat will help speed recovery.
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