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Sore iliacus muscle (hip flexor muscle)?

Sore iliacus muscle (hip flexor muscle)?

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 knee, bringing your heel towards your hip. Otc anti inflammatory meds can help. See an orhopaedist if you experience snapping or clicking in your hip. ...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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Does electrical muscle stimulation help build muscle mass?

Does electrical muscle stimulation help build muscle mass?

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 believe that they would. I remain skeptical. But you know what does build muscle? Exercise! ...Read more

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Can muscle relaxants destroy muscle tissue?

Can muscle relaxants destroy muscle tissue?

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 relaxants and each one has particular side effects related to they chemical properties, however I do not believe that destroing muscle tissue is one of them. ...Read more

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Can your sternothyroid muscle become swollen from muscle spasms?

Can your sternothyroid muscle become swollen from muscle spasms?

Yes: The sternocleidomastoid muscle can oftentimes get swollen from muscle spasms. However, please have someone evaluate this because recently i diagnosed a patient with a fluid cyst underneath that needed drainage. ...Read more

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Can weak posterior deltoid muscles or weak latissimus dorsi muscles cause muscle tension and pain in the back and neck?

Can weak posterior deltoid muscles or weak latissimus dorsi muscles cause muscle tension and pain in the back and neck?

Yes: 20 y male w. pain "neck & back", headaches & fatigue queries if weak latissimus dorsi & deltoids causal. Primary muscles of posture teamwork to keep body-tower upright & vertical. Muscle tone asymmetries impart irregular tower tilts; thereby conscripting compensatory soft tissue spasms & development of "crossed muscle" syndromes; after V. Janda. Gravity Rules! These symptoms suggest fibromyalgia. ...Read more

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Can pinchef nerve cause weak oblique muscle or stomach muscles.

Can pinchef nerve cause weak oblique muscle or stomach muscles.

Unlikely: That a pinched nerve would cause this problem. You would probably benefit from a good neurologic and muscle function exam. ...Read more

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Can weak posterior deltoid muscles or weak latissimus dorsi muscles cause muscle tension and pain in the back and neck? Source: HealthTap

Can weak posterior deltoid muscles or weak latissimus dorsi muscles cause muscle tension and pain in the back and neck?

Source: HealthTap

TENSION pain: One has to realize that all of our muscles throughout the body are interactive, thus if one part or one side becomes weak or loses tone, it affects the surrounding muscle groups.hence yes there will be an effect on the upper bac and neck by loss of muscle tone in some of the post shoulder musculature. Get up with a good physiotherapist for direction and oint earring how to retrainthe weak muscles ...Read more

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Could a muscle sprain lead to muscle spasms?

Could a muscle sprain lead to muscle spasms?

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 attention to avoid more serious damage. There may be rupture of the muscles or tendons or damage to structures of the joints. A thorough medical evaluation would be appropriate. ...Read more

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Accessory breathing muscles including upper trapezius, intercoastals, pecs, and rhomboid muscles have been sore for months. Causing breathing problems?

Accessory breathing muscles including upper trapezius, intercoastals, pecs, and rhomboid muscles have been sore for months. Causing breathing problems?

Other way around: When you have breathing problem syou use your accessory muscles to help you breath. The accessory muscles could ache when over used. The sequence of events is therefore: shortness of breath, accessory muscle use and then muscle strain. ...Read more

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Can electrical muscle stimulation really help build muscle?

Can electrical muscle stimulation really help build muscle?

Not much.: Muscle hypertrophy is maximed when the nerve to the muscle tells it to contract. Some benefit can occur, but is slight compared to "real" exercise. Can help to prevent muscle atrophy. ...Read more

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Could torn ligaments affect muscle growth?

Could torn ligaments affect muscle growth?

Not really: Ligaments connect bones to one another. Tendons are what attach your muscles to the bones. So there really is no correlation between a ligament tear and muscle growth. ...Read more

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Is cardiac muscle striated?

Is cardiac muscle striated?

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 striated. In practice, the term is sometimes used to refer exclusively to cardiac when distinguishing it from smooth muscle. Other dictionaries called striated muscle to skeletal muscle. Good question! ...Read more

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Pulled neck muscle and shingles, connected?

Pulled neck muscle and shingles, connected?

Usually not. : Shingles usually develop when you have immune function weakness, such as after catching cold, stress, emotional disturbance, post prolonged stressful sport, medication use etc. However, some post shingle pain is apt to be diagnosed with muscle pain. ...Read more

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Can strengthening muscles mean building muscles?

Can strengthening muscles mean building muscles?

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 can be bigger muscles, just maybe not as large as those built through muscle building techniques specifically. ...Read more

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Can nerve entrapment cause weight loss, muscle wasting and muscle weakness.

Can nerve entrapment cause weight loss,  muscle wasting and muscle weakness.

No and Yes: Motor nerve entrapment can definitely cause muscle wasting & weakness - but only of a particular muscle or muscle group innervated by that nerve. It's unlikely to cause weight loss except if you lose a large amount of muscle mass.If generalized weight loss &/or generalized muscle weakness is occurring, you need a proper medical evaluation to determine cause; it's unlikely to be nerve entrapment. ...Read more

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Could an MRI detect muscle weakness or muscle injury?

Could an MRI detect muscle weakness or muscle injury?

Muscle injury: Muscle injury can be detect by MRI in most cases. Weakness can be inferred by atrophy (less muscle mass than the opposite side) but cannot truly be measured by an MRI scan. ...Read more

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Can electrical muscle stimulation be an alternative to muscle stretching?

Can electrical muscle stimulation be an alternative to muscle stretching?

Contracts muscles: Muscle stimulation causes muscle to contract so it really is not an alternative to muscle stretching. Some feel it is useful for strengthening muscles. ...Read more

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Can coughing tear an intercostal muscle?

Can coughing tear an intercostal muscle?

Yes: It's not uncommon to strain or partially tear an intercostal muscle while coughing . Rest and time should heal this. If pain persists, see your physician. ...Read more

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Received ankle MRI results 2day. Found I have an accessory muscle: peroneus quartus. I am registered 2 run a half marathon 11/8/15. Will I be able to?

Received ankle MRI results 2day. Found I have an accessory muscle: peroneus quartus. I am registered 2 run a half marathon 11/8/15. Will I be able to?

Peroneus quartus : Peroneus quartus is a fairly uncommon presence of an extra muscle belly in the lateral ankle. It can be the source of lateral ankle pain. This extra muscle has been present in your ankle all your life, so running a marathon will not likely cause any permanent damage to your ankle, but may lead to worsening of lateral ankle pain if the area is already irritated ...Read more

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I was told that I have an accessory bone in my foot, per X-ray. Does this increase the likelihood of an accessory muscle/tendon near the ankle?

I was told that I have an accessory bone in my foot, per X-ray. Does this increase the likelihood of an accessory muscle/tendon near the ankle?

No.: Accessory bones are fairly common, and some are within the tendons. Unless there are symptoms of pain or limited use, these are not usually clinically important. There are some variations in the number of muscles and corresponding tendons, but these are less common, and usually do not cause any problems by themselves. These can be injured with trauma and mimic other disease processes. ...Read more

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What breathing disorder would cause constant bloodshot eyes, dizziness, fatigue, and accessory breathing muscle pain. 6 months + and still no relief.

Environmental proble: Sounds like you have an allergic condition.Check with an allergist or pulmonologist. Something in your environment is causing your problem. ...Read more

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What are some good breathing techniques for someone with asthma? My main problem is exhaling normally or fully. I have to use my accessory muscles.

What are some good breathing techniques for someone with asthma? My main problem is exhaling normally or fully. I have to use my accessory muscles.

Breathing exercises: Facilitative breathing exercises that can help people with asthma and/or vocal cord dysfunction include: abdominal breathing (like they taught in choir for singing), pursed lip breathing (narrow lips), sniffing through the nose, and yoga with concentration on breathing. ...Read more

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Why has it become so hard to exhale fully 6 months after a chest infection. I have to use my accessory breathing muscles to force the air out.

Why has it become so hard to exhale fully 6 months after a chest infection. I have to use my accessory breathing muscles to force the air out.

B/c u need to c Dr!: Something is wrong with that picture, and it needs sorted out by seeing your dr / urgent care dr to determine what new actor is affecting your breathing. ...Read more

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I have constant fear and anxiety because i can't breathe well. All of my accessory breathing muscles intercoastals, upper trapezius, etc have spasmed.

I have constant fear and anxiety because i can't breathe well. All of my accessory breathing muscles intercoastals, upper trapezius, etc have spasmed.

Med eval first: Recommend evaluation by your physician to correct the underlying medical problem before seeking therapy for the fear & anxiety. Clean bill of health, proceed with behavioral health assistance. ...Read more

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What spine/posture diseases cause trouble breathing? All of my accessory breathing muscles are sore and have knots. My breathing is constricted by it.

Lungs and spine: Very few, actually. If you had scoliosis that progressed from age 2-4 until now, it is possible. That is when lungs continue to develop along with chest growth. If you had thoracic lordosis (rare), then the thickness of your chest and overall lung capacity would be diminished. Muscle spasm is most likely cause of breathing probs from pain. Luckily, reversible. ...Read more

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Why does my stomach tighten with shortness of breath? Accessory muscles being used?

Why does my stomach tighten with shortness of breath? Accessory muscles being used?

Using abdominal: muscles to improve breathing is one of the compensatory mechanisms that also recruits accessory muscle use. In other words, yes your stomach tightens because accessory muscles are being used to help your shortness of breath. ...Read more

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Can anything besides asthma be causing me not to exhale fully. I can't fully exhale and my accessory breathing muscles are sore for months. Dizzy too.

Can anything besides asthma be causing me not to exhale fully. I can't fully exhale and my accessory breathing muscles are sore for months. Dizzy too.

Yes: You should be rechecked about that. There are some conditions that make the muscles around the rib cage not work as well, and make it harder to breathe. Also, there are many lung issues that can cause you to not breathe right, as well as heart or even issues with the stomach. Some are more likely depending on your age, etc. If your primary doc hasn't been helpful, maybe try a pulmonologist. ...Read more

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Accessory breathing muscles including upper trapezius, intercoastals, pecs, and rhomboid muscles have been sore for months. Causing breathing problems?

Other way around: When you have breathing problem syou use your accessory muscles to help you breath. The accessory muscles could ache when over used. The sequence of events is therefore: shortness of breath, accessory muscle use and then muscle strain. ...Read more

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Accessory breathing muscles diaphragm, intercostal, upper trapezius all are weakened and sore. I can't breathe well for months. Causing anxiety.

Accessory breathing muscles diaphragm, intercostal, upper trapezius all are weakened and sore. I can't breathe well for months. Causing anxiety.

Get in today: Dyspnea (shortness of breath) that is wearing you out needs immediate evaluation. This is a serious medical problem that is not in your head. There are many potential causes of dypnea that leads to accessory muscle use, but you need to find out what yours is and treat it if possible. ...Read more

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How do I gain muscle?

How do I gain muscle?

Doing exercise: The best way to get muscles are doing every day exercises, eating plenty of protein with creatine and supplement of anabolic steroids and DHEA, ...Read more

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Why do we lose muscle?

Why do we lose muscle?

Inactivity: Muscles requiring constant activity to work fully and extra activity to enlarge and strengthen. They get continuous activity working against gravity and astronauts lose muscle due to the weightlessness of orbital function. There is continuous loss with aging, some of which can be slowed down by exercise. ...Read more

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How to gain big muscles?

Lift weights: Go to a reputable gym. Get a personal trainer or take a weight lifting class at a local community college - exercise daily and lift weights - eat healthy foods, avoid fast food, stay hydrated. ...Read more

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How to gain muscle fast?

Muscle: Want it Bad!: Hi i come down on the side of letting nature alone. This means I am not one to encourage body building hormones or illegal supplements to achieve unnatural muscle mass. But, that said, given your age you can naturally do a lot to get strong and to stay that way. High protein, low carbs, lots of good hydration and muscle training and lifting guided by a good trainer are key. ...Read more

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How to gain more muscle ?

The basics: You will likely have to eat a little bit more than you are now, and most of the extra calories should be from protein. In addition to that, you will need to start some sort of resistance training. Pick something that you enjoy. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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How can one build muscle?

Increase muscle work: You can build muscle by lifting heavy objects or weights. Try to do at least 8-10 reps odf the repetive lifting. This muscle work will cause microtears that will build muscle. Supplement your muscle work with essential Amino Acids to build strong muscle. ...Read more