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I was diagnosed with a mid-thoracic strain and I was injured at work. The muscle has since become more tender to the touch and more sore

I was diagnosed with a mid- thoracic strain and I was injured at work Hello, I was diagnosed with a mid-thoracic strain and I was injured at work. I was put through physical therapy and improved and then was released to continue exercises at home. Due to stressful situations in life, I have neglected to continue to use the muscle normally and doing the exercises. The muscle has since become more tender to the touch and more sore . However it is only sore in that one area and is not widespread and I have no other symptoms. Therapy exercises do not increase the pain. Could this sensitivity be due to weakness of the muscle from not using it?
Asked On : Mon, 14 Feb 2011
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Hello Dear,

Well if your pain was relieved once with therapy protocol. I believe you can reduce it again.

But you will need to get yourself physically eveluated once again to find out if the same pain that has arised due to weakness or something new.

More or less as per your description it seems to be weakness playing its game, but its better to be sure and if that is the case take some more sessions of physical therapy and this time I would ask you to be regular with your exercise routine.

There won't be any time in your life when you will be free so take out time specially for youself and make yourself healthy.

Hope it helps, Take care

Dr.Shirish Sachdeva
Orthopaedic & Neurological
Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation
Lifestyle Medicine Counsellor
Answered: Tue, 15 Feb 2011
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