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A 18-year-old female asked:

my arms and elbows feel like they need to stretch. i stretch them and it still feels that way? edit: also very tired, if that has is relevant

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
Infectious Disease 23 years experience
Muscle tightness: Stretching exercises generally are a good idea. Muscles are kind of like springs in that tension can build up inside of them. If you are dehydrated this could aggravate muscle problems AND contribute to fatigue. Muscle stretches should be sustained (not a bouncing movement). Stretching in a hot shower or bath may help too as warm muscles stretch better than cold. Hope that helps!

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A 18-year-old member asked:

Whywhy does my elbow make a crackling sound when I stretch my arm?

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Dr. Otto Placik
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Elbow cracking: More history is required such as trauma, age otehr associated conditions. A physical exam is in order and possibly radiologic evaluation prior to rendering an explanation.

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