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Is this called spasm, cramp, or else ?

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Hi.

What may be the name for it ?  Happens frequently to me when overexerting muscles in awkward positions, mostly twisting torso/waist while sitting on floor and exerting lots of muscle force.  Pain lasts over a week, very slowly fading and typically side of thorax.  Like a ligament/muscle ruptures, shifts position.

Trying to read more about it with the proper name.

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2 minutes ago, Externet said:

Hi.

What may be the name for it ?  Happens frequently to me when overexerting muscles in awkward positions, mostly twisting torso/waist while sitting on floor and exerting lots of muscle force.  Pain lasts over a week, very slowly fading and typically side of thorax.  Like a ligament/muscle ruptures, shifts position.

Trying to read more about it with the proper name.

The lingering pain part is inflammation, which is a response to injury

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10 minutes ago, Country Boy said:

That is a "cramp".  A "spasm" is only momentary.

A cramp is usually short term. This is over a week. Muscle strain probably. There are a few injuries that come under that umbrella term, which would likely need a doc to be specific.  It's tendons that anchor muscle to bone. Ligaments link bone to bone.

Edited by StringJunky

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15 minutes ago, Country Boy said:

 Yes, but a cramp can cause a muscle strain.  I thought that was what the question was asking.

OK.

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2 hours ago, StringJunky said:

...Muscle strain probably...

Thanks... Tendons then.  From related reading, it resembles that 'definition'.  Coincides at least with dehydration,  (wringable clothing from sweating by abusing my body.)

No, it is not caused by a cramp (I know that on my legs when scuba diving;  abrupt pain for a minute or two) with no lingering effects.  It has no immediate symptoms,  shows only after ending the awkward position/effort for ~2 weeks.    Perhaps it is known as 'old fart age.'

OK, will not dig a trench sitting in the 1m  crawling space at 31C  again...

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10 minutes ago, Externet said:

...   Perhaps it is known as 'old fart age.'

Snap! One is not as elastic as one used to be. :) 

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