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  • drtowfigh

    May 14, 2015 at 10:15 pm

    Unusual Abdominal Injury

    This is clearly an abdominal wall muscle issue and I don’t believe most gastroenterologists will be finding interest in this. I do not feel there is anything intestinal with your story.

    The more I think about it, the more I feel you must have had a tear in the rectus muscle. It peaked when it tore off its medial insertion. Then it smoothed out.

    Initially, allow your body to heal and follow its natural inflammatory state. Dry needling is good but not in the acute stage. You can dry needle after 6 weeks.

    Scar tissue constantly remodels. Do not worry about it. Your body takes care of that. It will not hinder any of your activities.

    Minimize rectus muscle engagement exercises. Focus on the transversu abdominis muscles.

    Muscles tear when there is an imbalance. For example, it is being tugged more in one direction than another. In your case, either you had not stretched enough, or you made a very rapid movement, or your rectus muscles are too large in comparison with your transversus muscles. There needs to be a balance in order to reduce the amount of strain between muscles. I would focus on that. If you’ve had imaging, you can analyze the girth of each muscle to see which you should focus on more.