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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 to strengthen ligaments and tendons in finger ? Through naturally and also by taking any supplements will it help to strenghten the ligaments ?

How to strengthen ligaments and tendons in finger ? Through naturally and also by taking any supplements will it help to strenghten the ligaments ?

No: You cannot strengthen ligaments. If you are " loose jointed" it's usually inherited. You can strengthen the tendons about your hand( extensor and flexor) most easily by squeezing a ' grip' ball or a grip- strengthening device. ...Read more

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Please tell me what are some good exercises to strengthen the wrists whilst minimising the risk of injury until they get stronger?

Please tell me what are some good exercises to strengthen the wrists whilst minimising the risk of injury until they get stronger?

Use dumbbells: And high repetitions with light weight to start. Do it from a sitting position with your forearms in your thighs so you work only the forearm muscle groups. Do it both directions with the hands facing down and up ...Read more

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What is good to take to help support muscles? Need something that will help my muscles heal my thighs & back muscles don't know how to relax, uptight.

What is good to take to help support muscles? Need something that will help my muscles heal my thighs & back muscles don't know how to relax, uptight.

Are you on any meds: There may be side effects you are experiencing. As a reasonable home remedy take otc magnesium. Another reliever of cramping muscles is tonic water: mix with mint , lime and artificial sweetner, of your choice, (1 cup at bed time). ...Read more

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I need some tips on how to release hamstring muscles with massage?

I need some tips on how to release hamstring muscles with massage?

Release or relieve ?: Release means a surgical procedure for 4 very tight hamstrings usually in kids or disabled adults. Do u mean stretch hamstrings, then heat, massage followed by ice will help. Must b done in this order. If u just mean stiff hams heat massage; ice will help. Also if very sore ; stiff nsaids ; activity modification should b added. Good luck. ...Read more

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Are there exercises that I can do to improve my joint flexibility, strength, and fitness, and to relieve my pain?

Are there exercises that I can do to improve my joint flexibility, strength, and fitness, and to relieve my pain?

Yes: Yoga can help improve flexibility, strength and fitness. There are many exercises you can use, but yoga does it gently. With regard to your pain, how you relieve it depends upon what causes it. ...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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Can doing core exercises help with belly fat? I have a torn disc in my back. Will the core exercises help protect the disc from irritation in future?

Yes and no: While any physical activity can help you burn calories and lose weight, directed activity toward you abdominal area would help the most and build the most muscle. ...Read more

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What kind of exercises the therapist will have me do to help the healing process after getting my brace off?

What kind of exercises the therapist will have me do to help the healing process after getting my brace off?

Generally speaking: W/o more info about your specific injury this is hard to answer in much detail. As an injury heals physical/ occupational therapy will likely focus on regaining full motion with stretching & use progressive exercises to strengthen all the muscles that have been weakened by the injury and splinting process. You may need formal pt/ ot appointments or be able to work through this with home exercises. ...Read more

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Can't run due to disc probs, can't swim due to skin irritation from water. Aside from walking, what exercises help strengthen my core and all muscles?

Can't run due to disc probs, can't swim due to skin irritation from water. Aside from walking, what exercises help strengthen my core and all muscles?

Start with the core.: Core muscle groups can be easily isolated and strengthened by using some of the newly designed exercise machines at most fitness centers. Make sure you seek the advice from a fitness expert familiar with what your condition is and what you are trying to accomplish. ...Read more

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What kinds of exercises can I do to prevent further injury to my mcl?

What kinds of exercises can I do to prevent further injury to my mcl?

Squats and lunges: After the mcl has healed enough, closed chain exercises like squats and lunges will help the muscles around the knee to strengthen. The stronger the leg, the less likely to reinjure the ligament. ...Read more

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What are exercises that will help me regain muscles lost after a humerus fracture and which muscles are affected?

What are exercises that will help me regain muscles lost after a humerus fracture and which muscles are affected?

Rehab: Humerus fractures can result in functional problems with all joints of the upper extremity, including the shoulder and scapula, the elbow, even the wrist, forearm, and hand. Rehab should take all of these areas into consideration. Depending on how long the arm was incapacitated, regain of full function can be lengthy. Probably best to spend some time with a or ot. Stick with it. Good luck! ...Read more

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Ways to help my injured back muscle to heal?

Ways to help my injured back muscle to heal?

Rest is key: For back problems , the key is to allow the injury to heal. If one keeps performing the exacerbating activity, there is no reason for the injury to heal the symptoms can be helped with nsaid, muscle relaxants and physical therapy. Unfortunately, time is the key for almost any injury to heal which is what athletes don't want to hear. ...Read more

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Can you tell me some types of jaw exercises to help loosen the jaw muscles (mainly around the joint?

Can you tell me some types of jaw exercises to help loosen the jaw muscles (mainly around the joint?

TMJ exercises: Try putting your tongue on the roof of your mouth, opening your mouth wide with your tongue in place, and breathing in slowly for two counts, and out slowly for two counts. Release and repeat 6 times, every 3 hours. Make a fist and place it directly under your chin. Balance the weight of your fist and press as you gently try to open your jaw. See OFP for consult. ...Read more

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What kind of exercises can I do while recuperating from a torn ACL that can help stabilize my knee?

What kind of exercises can I do while recuperating from a torn ACL that can help stabilize my knee?

Closed chain : Closed chain exercises are the best for your knee after an ACL reconstruction. Are you seeing a therapist? You should be, and they can show you closed chain exercises. Closed chain exercises include lunges and squats. The feet are on the ground and not moving, the exercises involve multiple joints, and the forces are compressive across the joint, which is better for a healing ACL reconstruction. ...Read more

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Are there any finger exercises or something that will help reduce the pain and hopefully help my joints?

Are there any finger exercises or something that will help reduce the pain and hopefully help my joints?

Yes: You don't say what is causing your hand pain. However many types of hand problems can be helped by seeing a certified hand therapist. They are specially trained therapists who can instruct you in strengthenig exercises as well as helping you modify daily activities to minimize stress on your hands. ...Read more

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What can be done to prevent my joints from getting stiff and painful after strength training?

What can be done to prevent my joints from getting stiff and painful after strength training?

Massage: Massage helps. High protein diet helps to heal muscles damaged from exercise. This is normal damage that occurs so not to worry. Warm up and cool down with exercise routine may help. ...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