Top
20
Doctor insights on: Accessory Muscle

Share

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


2

2
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

3

3
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

4

4
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

See 1 more doctor answer
5

5
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

6

6
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

8

8
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

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
What spine/posture diseases cause trouble breathing? All of my accessory breathing muscles are sore and have knots. My breathing is constricted by it.

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

See 1 more doctor answer
10

10
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

11

11
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

See 1 more doctor answer
13

13
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

14

14
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

15

15
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

16

16
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

17

17
How to gain big muscles?

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

See 2 more doctor answers
18

18
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

19

19
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

See 1 more doctor answer
20

20
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