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Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Diet ; exercise: More muscle needs a program of weight lifting as well as a balanced diet, ; protein supplements during ur heavy workouts ;on ur light days do cardiov ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Work muscles harder: If muscles are used repeatedly until they tire, but are not injured, then they will grow bigger and stronger! if one does not eat or drink more calori ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Resistance training: To build mass, work the muscle group in question hard. Maximum resistance, 8-10 repetitions per set, three sets, 3-4x/week. Several different types of ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Purchase
22 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Work hard: You gain muscle by subjecting your body to a load that it cannot handle, allow appropriate time and rest for your body to accomodate, and provide your ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pietro Seni
46 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Do not believe so: I am not aware of any scientific study thatprove or disprove the theory that muscle relaxants destroy muscle tissue.They are many different muscle rel ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Granberry
36 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Stretch.: Hip flexors get tight from sitting. A great hip stretch is the yoga pose "warrior 1". Another safe stretch is to lie on your stomach then flex the kn ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Cohen
27 years experience in Family Medicine
Painful: Your muscles "spasm" when either the signal to them is interrupted; they are asked to do something they do not want to do, or they are overworked. I ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Paraspinal spasm: It is when the muscles on either side of your spine become really tight. It can cause pain.
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A 65-year-old member asked:
Dr. Haleh Agdassi
25 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Stretch!: If stiffness is due to muscle tightness/imbalance a good stretching program can be helpful. Be mindful of your posture in both sitting and standing. I ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Kent
11 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
No: While it can cause very mild paresthesias, muscle twitching is not a common side effect. That being said, it is not well studied for specific side ef ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Catherine Willner
34 years experience in Neurology
Muscles: Nsaid's (anti-inflammatory meds) block certain prostaglandins that are necessary for muscles to grow, and possibly recover, so indirectly yes, they co ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rodney Del Valle
35 years experience in Anesthesiology
There are 3 types of: Muscle, skeletal-compose of our muscle mass attach to the skeleton; smooth-located in the walls of hollow visceral organs except the heart; cardiac or ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience in Internal Medicine
To a point.: Strengthening usually requires lower reps per set (2-4) than muscle building (6-8), with consequent heavier weights. That being said, stronger muscles ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
47 years experience in Pediatric Neurology
Charley horse: When the muscle is sprain badly enough the muscle tissue can be torn or damaged enough to result in spasms. Careful management is necessary with atte ... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience in Family Medicine
Tizanidine: All doctors tend to have their 'favorite' one. I prefer tizanidine (zanaflex) because it is not as sedating and seems to help more than cyclobenzapri ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Kirschner
39 years experience in General Practice
Probably not: Electric stimulators have a use in rehab, they keep muscles from atrophying. But there is no evidence that they build muscle, although it's easy to b ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Reeves
29 years experience in Neurology
Actually, yes: They can.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenith Paresa
Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
One is observed: Generally speaking, muscle weakness is something a patient perceives and something that we can test for in physical examination by doing a manual musc ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sinclair
37 years experience in Family Medicine
Big vs small: Fasiculations are involuntary small muscle contractions. There are lots of causes. If they persist, call your family doctor.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
37 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes: Whichever part of the body is suffering the nerve entrapment, can go for muscle wasting and weakness ,if nerves are trapped by bands, scars .Pl get ev ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hutchinson
33 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Hmmmm?: Lots of potential causes of calf pain including blood clots, muscle spasms, muscle tears or sprains, popliteal artery entrapment, dehydration, abnorma ... Read More
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A 86-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Greenly
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Nerve impulses: All muscular contraction, be it smooth or skeletal muscle, are initiated by nerve impulses. These can be either voluntary or involuntary, as in muscle ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Muscle spasms: Can occur when muscle is overused or tired, especially if it was overstretched or if it has been held in the same position for long time. This causes ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mak Yousefpour
17 years experience in Podiatry
It could: Whenever you exercise your muscle loose oxygen and produce lactic acid. This does result in cramping of muscles. Electrolyte imbalance cause this so e ... Read More

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