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What foods will help strengthen my muscles and prevent them from injury?

What foods will help strengthen my muscles and prevent them from injury?

Muscles Foods: Clean sources of protein are best. Grassfed beef, free range chicken and free range eggs. Protein shakes can be used as well, i prefer an unsweetened whey protein that comes from grassfed cows. Preventing injury is best done with doing warmup prior to activity and the herb turmeric. It has been shown in recent studies to help tendonitis. 400-500mg twice daily of a standardized curcuminoid product. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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How does a pitcher prevent muscle injuries?

How does a pitcher prevent muscle injuries?

Practice, coaching: Competative pitching, with repeated hard throwing of a baseball and the motions required for special pitches (curves, etc), is very tough on the arm and its joints. There is no 100% prevention of injury to muscles, ligaments, elbow, shoulder, etc. Conditioning, gradual build-up of new moves, practice, and coaching on technique all are important to limit risk. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is good for muscle injury prevention?

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is good for muscle injury prevention?

Stretching.: Stretching your muscles for 10-15 minutes prior to activity is helpful. Also, warm up slowly and gradually, to loosen up. ...Read more

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Would muscle building exercises help prevent rotator cuff injuries?

Would muscle building exercises help prevent rotator cuff injuries?

Maybe: Some rotator cuff tears are traumatic in nature and can occur despite any preventative measures. The majority are degenerative or overuse injuries, and maintenance of certain shoulder and scapular musculature may help prevent slow underlying damage. In short, it can probably help, but everyone is unique and not all conditions will be preventable. ...Read more

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What should I do from a nutrition perspective to prevent muscle cramps?

Fruit and vegetables: Increase your intake of fresh and dried fruits, especially juices: high in potassium. For magnesium: green vegetables, whole grains, nuts, beans and seafood. ...Read more

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My jaw was crooked and locked due to muscle spasms. 100 hours without food or drink, went to ER and they did nothing! How do I prevent this?

My jaw was crooked and locked due to muscle spasms. 100 hours without food or drink, went to ER and they did nothing! How do I prevent this?

Avoid DA blocking: sounds like an oromandibular dystonia which can be from an inherited, neurodegenerative or an acquired cause like exposure to dopamine blocking agents. treatment is symptomatic with oral meds like anticholinergic/antihistaminic ,clonazepam,baclofen,muscle relaxants,anticonvulsants,tetrabenazine, botulinum toxin injections (xeomin or botox), and last resort DBS surgery for very refractory dystonias ...Read more

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I recently suffered a tibia and fibula Fracture. What are some ways I can safely strengthen the muscles to prevent any muscle tears?

I recently suffered a tibia and fibula Fracture. What are some ways I can safely strengthen the muscles to prevent any muscle tears?

Talk to your doctor: Your are not at risk for ongoing muscle tears at this point. Muscle may have been injured at the time of your injury but should not be at risk now. The return to exercise and strengthening depends on the amount of bone healing that has occurred and the overall stability of your fracture. ...Read more

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How can i prevent muscle aches after excercise/ workout???

How can i prevent muscle aches after excercise/ workout???

Muscle aches : Are going to happen when you work out hard. Drinking plenty of water. And having good protein source after workout will help build up muscle after breakdown. Stretch well. This should help lessen the aches. But the harder the workout. The more you break tissue down. You will be achy. Will benefit in long run ...Read more

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Can you suggest tips on preventing and treating muscle cramps?

Can you suggest tips on preventing and treating muscle cramps?

Relax/sleep/avoid st: You can prevent muscle cramps be relaxing, getting enough sleep, avoid stress and overuse of muscle, yoga and keep in a good physical shape.Avoid nicotine, overuse of alcohol, eat healthy treatment consists of rest, relaxation, message and physical therapy and if it is because of a systemic disease, treat the cause.Symptomatic relief with muscle relaxants and anti inflammatory pain meds. ...Read more

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Need help preventing facial muscle spasms?

Need help preventing facial muscle spasms?

Determine cause 1st: First determine what is causing the spasms first. It could be an indication of serious underlying disease that requires treatment. That may be the best method to prevent them. Central tumors or hormone dysfunction or electrolyte abnormalities are just a few of the causes which should be treated and not ignored. ...Read more

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Does eating bananas help prevent muscle cramps?

Does eating bananas help prevent muscle cramps?

Rarely: Cramping can sometimes be caused by low potassium. This is probably most likely to happen if you are taking a diuretic. Bananas have potassium, but not a lot of it. In order to replace the potassium you might lose from a diuretic with bananas you need to eat a few every day. If you are not on a diurectic, low potassium probably isn't an issue for you and bananas won't help. ...Read more

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How can I prevent persistent muscle pain in my back?

How can I prevent persistent muscle pain in my back?

Stay active: Daily stretching along with a physical fitness program is essential to preventing recurrent back pain. If need be anti-inflammatory medications such as advil (ibuprofen) and Motrin will help. ...Read more

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How can you prevent a muscle cramp before it happens?

Training: Training and gradually building up the level of exercise is the key. Adequate hydration, stretching before the exercise and warm up will protect against muscle cramp. ...Read more

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How can I prevent muscle loss if I have a broken hand?

How can I prevent muscle loss if I have a broken hand?

Continue to Train: If hand is in cast, modify exercises to continue strength training in biceps, triceps, forearm mm. Some studies suggest training contralateral side will help preserve strength in injured mm. Some injuries allow for switch to high repetition (50-100) lifts w/ much lighter weights. Though not likely to build strength, can be effective method of preserving strength and muscle size. ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent muscle cramping and soreness?

Cramps: Sometimes cramps are from a lack of vitamin k or calcium or magnesium or water. The key is moderation, keep well hydrated, eat a banana and at the first sign of a cramp, rest, massage and relax the muscle before it goes into a severe spasm that will leave you with discomfort for a prolonged period of time... ...Read more

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Can muscle strain be prevented by stretching?

For the most part: Most muscle strains occur after inadequate "warming up " before physical activity. Adequate "warming up" would prepare the athlete or "weekend warrior" for battle. ...Read more

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How to prevent muscle mass breakdown in legs?

How to prevent muscle mass breakdown in legs?

work those muscles: Unsure if u have a primary muscle problem or you just feel like you are losing your muscle tone/strength over time..? If it is the latter exersise your muscles!(i.e. Calf raises, leg press , lunges etc.)see a good personal trainer and get started. Good luck! ...Read more

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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more