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  • seekadvice

    May 28, 2015 at 7:19 pm

    Unusual Abdominal Injury

    Thank you again for taking the time to help. I have tried to allow for complete rest, but it seems impossible to isolate the abdominal muscles, as the core works with every movement. As mentioned previously, I have been walking and trying to stand tall to maintain some fitness but, other than that, have been allowing the injury to heal. The injury is not as bad as when it first happened in late October 2014, but I still feel that it has a ways to go before fully healing. The physical therapist says that the transverse abdominal muscle typically has a baseline level of tightness that can decrease as a person ages, particularly with less activity. My level of tightness seems to have decreased overnight as a result of this indescribable injury, which the physical therapist cannot really explain, as I have stayed in shape and am very lean with little body fat percentage. In addition, my abdominal muscles exhibited tone and firmness when they were being dry needled while I was relaxed on my back. No one has quite solved this injury, but your explanation seems to make sense. I am keeping my fingers crossed that the injury continues to heal and hopefully fully heals.