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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
Wheel chair: Non use atrophy.Get a more detailed answer ›
I am a 20 year old female, an accident that occurred almost 11months ago left me in a wheel chair. How long until muscle atrophy sets in?
Go for it: Eat enough lean protein but otherwise only enough to keep hunger at bay, and be willing to stay hungry some of each day. Good general aerobic conditioning, and some resistance exercises that target the ab muscles such as standing or kneeling cable crunches. This is a wonderful gift to give yourself and you'll be very glad. Photoguy took over a month but he's still glad. ...Read more
I train to build or hold on to muscle+loose body fat I lost lot of weight can't shift stubborn back and ab fat would it be safe to take lcarnitine?
Many ways!: Sit ups, ab crunches (safer), push ups, push ups with hand claps, bench presses, torso rotations holding a weight bar behind your head, leg raises while on a chin bar. I've gibe those activities requiring minima or no equipment. There are many, many, more! ...Read more
Cable pulldowns: There are a great variety of floor and cable exercises you can do instead of the hated "crunches". One of many cable ideas is in the photo; leglifts while hanging (free, chairback), or floor vee-ups will also give you the burn that lets you know you are building muscle. ...Read more
Tough question: Lower abdomen's a typical spot for women to gain fat, especially after 40. If you're depending on exercises alone for a visible six-pack, you're out of luck. Lose the fat by reducing calories as well as exercising. Developing abs means exercising all the abdominal muscle i.e. Upper & lower rectus muscles, obliques, transversis abdomenis. Look up target moves. Better to focus on total body health. ...Read more
Stretchmarks post tu: I have on occasion seen stretch marks of the legs or shoulders with rapdi growth and/or weight training. However, I have not observed this with abdominal muscles. It is far more likely you well develop well established flexion creases if you repeatedly flex (sit ups). ...Read more
I recently pulled a muscle on my left ab almost 4 days ago. How long should l wait to resume my kickboxing class?
Improper form: When doing ab exercises you must contract (hold in) your stomach very tight. Otherwise, you are building muscle outword. Also, you have to diet and do lots of cardio to eliminate belly fat or the increased size of your abdominal muscles will push the fat outwards. Also, you have to vary the exercises you do as your body quickly adapts. Diet is also very important. Avoid carbs, protein is your friend. ...Read more
Been working out for 2 weeks now yesterday I felt a pull in my left lower ab muscle I think I pulled it it is a stabbing pain how can I recover fast?
Not directly: Your abdominal muscles and your groin muscles both connect to your pelvic bones. It is possible you could strain one or both muscle groups while doing vigorous or strenuous exercise. ...Read more
Lower ab discomfort/pain feels like a pulled muscle even though I have not worked out in 5 days. On both sides, mostly when sitting up or rolling over?
Ibeen having pain on the upper right quadrant on the abdomen for 3 days, prior day I had sex which I used a lot of my ab muscles, is it a pulledmuscle?
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Upper right ab pain under top right rib meets muscle. Normal CT w/ contrast, u/s, CBC, urine tests. Mostly when sitting/standing/deep breath. Ideas?
Spot fat loss does: Not occur naturally. By losing weight in general some will probably be abdominal fat. But, we don't get to choose what area of body fat is lost from. Eat healthy ; be physically active. Calories burned must > those consumed. Tighten ab's: crunches, reverse crunches, exercise ball crunches, pelvic thrusts, lying leg raises, side bridge ; “bicycling” exercise on back. Do regular aerobic exercise. ...Read more
I strained a ab muscle 2 days ago, just wondering if I can still do some exercises at the gym, like chest workout, or back workout?
Yes: A strained muscle is really an injured muscle fiber. It is a good idea not to continue to exercise an injured muscle. If it is an abdominal muscle involved I would rest it and avoid exercises that stress the abdominals. It should be fine to exercise other non-affected muscles groups- chest, arms and legs. Rest your abdominals until completely pain free then gently reintroduce ab exercises ...Read more
I had a midline vertical incision to repair aortic trauma. Will my ab muscles react the same way to exercising as the did before or will they build ou?
Give it a lot of --: -time 2 heal, then get the thumbs up from Ur surgeon. I myself would not work on them 4 a good 3 months 2 B absolutely sure all is healed well, this will also prevent Ur scar from widening. ...Read more
You don't have to do that.
A variety of abdominal strengthening exercises at a moderate number of reps is sufficient. Easier ones, you can do more reps, but challenging one's, such as scissoring, you may have to do less.
Of course, remember that diet and weight control are just as important if it's well defined abdominal muscles you are looking for. ...Read more
Don't overdo it: Don't overdo it. Use proper techniques, try more isometric exercises. Vary the exercise routines. ...Read more
What is a smooth muscle ab blood test and a titer test for, and what does it mean if they're positive?
I had ab muscle strain 4 weeks ago is it normal to get extremely gassy all of a sudden now? Would it be okay to go back to the gym
What is the difference in a muscle knot, and a swollen muscle? I have had a hard knotted/swollen sore oblique/ab for months that is not healing.
Get checked: The "swollen" muscle could be from spasm (think Charlie horse) or a growth in the muscle. Can't tell from your info, but your report that this condition started months ago & causes soreness is concerning. You need a clinician to examine you. You may need imaging or even a biopsy, but maybe only physical therapy. Do get checked. Hope that helps. ...Read more
I had a pulled ab muscle strain 3-4 weeks ago and last week I shoveled snow now I am getting pain under my lower rib cage. .. Is it from shoveling?
Yes: Yes shoveling snow can definitely cause strain of the back as well as abdominal muscles. It can be strenuous especially if it the heavy wet type. Usually the pain will resolve in couple of days without any long term problems. If you continue to have problems see you doctor. ...Read more
Was told lump on upper ab might be muscle strain. It's been about 1 week and pain is about 10% less but still there with lump. When will it go away?
Ultrasound: If pain persists get an ultrasound of the area ordered by your MD. Good luck. ...Read more
Constant, often-sharp under rib and upper ab pain-almost like pulled muscles, 4 days after problem-free colonoscopy. No fever -blood-bm. Is it normal?
Inform your doctor: There is no persisting pain expected after colonoscopic examination. I would advise you to inform your doctor who did the procedure and seek his guidance. It may be a complication due to this procedure or just a change in bowel activity due to vigorous preparation (If you are able to eat and there is no vomiting or fever, you are probably going to be Ok). Have your bowels moved yet? ...Read more
Do I have hernia I received pain when I was working out my abs. I still hve pain; its 3 weeks later. The pain is getting betteris it ab muscle strain?
Depend: Are you overweight? Slim? Are you in shape? Ifyou need to loose weight then fat burning zone will be good achieving 70 of maximal heart rate. Mhr =220-age x 0.7. Then slowly build up to increase endurance. Weigh lifting and ab exercises need to be done. If in good shape 30 min of slow pace/ high pace. Ex: 2 min slow walk with 70% then 2min 85%. Alternate low and high pace. ...Read more
I've had a muscle strain in left ribs 6 months that is not healing. Swollen painful left upper ab, makes an indention beside ab. Why not healing.
Can not tell you.-: -you need to B Cn by your PCP & get a diagnosis. If U have a diagnosis, then you can ask your provider about healing. ...Read more
Can a hiatal hernia cause pain under left ribs& side? It hurts often but sometimes only when cough & I have a lump on each side of my ab muscles.
Possibly: Discomfort under the left rib cage may come from hiatal hernia but may also be due to other things such as gas entrapment in the upper left colon or even from pinched nerves in the rib cage or problem with the base of the left lung. It's best to have your physician examine and advise you, and if he/she feels it's advisable a referral to a gastroenterologist will be made. ...Read more
Pretty positive have a muscle tear in top ab, maybe obliques. Swollen painful knots. Ct & xrays clear. Months of pain. How can I treat this muscle injury?
Rest, get MRI: 30 yo woman with possible tear in text us abdominus versus external oblique versus strain. No rib fracture seen on X-rays / ct scan. Presents with persistent pain. You may need to get an MRI to determine the extent of your injury. Rest your core muscles as much as possible and visit an orthopaedic surgeon to determine if mr imaging may change your diagnosis or possible treatment. ...Read more
Treatments for 1st/2nd degree ab muscle strain. It has been 3 weeks since my injury and it still hurts. Would it be advisable 2 see a physical therapist?
Yes: Muscle strains (torn muscle) in general take about 2-6 weeks to heal. Abdominal strains are particularly painful since they are constantly being used to maintain your posture when standing etc. Therapist can help ease the pain, promote rapid healing and muscle function and give advice on lessening the pain ...Read more
Painful knots luq ab/oblique muscle on ribcage 4 mos. Stretch, wrap, ice? PCP visits no help, not paying attention to knots. Ct& xray clear. PLEASE help.
I've had pain in my upper left ab region and acid reflux. I've become dizzy, weak and muscle twitches. I had blood tests done that were normal, is it?
Don't expect more: Muscle twitches are seldom worrisome; most people get them and they usually mean nothing. I think they're nerves doing self-maintenance. Manage your acid reflux (meds, maybe prop up the head of your bed), stay fit) and your physician will decide about imaging based on the character of your abdominal pain. ...Read more
If I am supposedly suffering from ab muscle strain and my pain went from sore &stiff to a warm/heated/burning pain. Is that better? Its been 3 weeks.
Yes: Muscle strain takes a lot of time to heal. The nature of pain also changes during recovery dependig on how much one uses the muscles that were hurt. Do not read too much in the changing nature of the pain though. Generally musccle strain get resolved after proper rest and excercise. Hope that was helpful to you. ...Read more