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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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Strained muscles groin ?

Strained muscles groin
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OK?: Cold compresses to sore areas and if able to use safely, NSAID (like aleve (naproxen) or advil) can reduce the discomfort while it heals over next few days. If bruising / severe pain / persists beyond about 5 days, see dr for exam. ...Read more

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What exercises strengthen the rotator cuff area?

What exercises strengthen the rotator cuff area?

There are several: The rotator cuff is a series of four muscle tendon units working on the ball portion of the shoulder. The rotator cuff works hand in hand with the shoulder blade or scapular muscles. You do not need a lot of resistance working these muscles. You can use the rubber bands, light dumbells (reps of 15) or cables at the gym. Also focus on your core by bringing "belly button to spine.". ...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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What exercises enlarge your gluteus butt muscles?

What exercises enlarge your gluteus butt muscles?

Prone Leg lifts: A good one is to lay prone, on your belly. Lift one straight leg towards the ceiling and hold for count of 10-15. Do series 6-10 7078769922with each leg alternatively. Then if you place your arms and hands under you toward your groin you can lift both legs after some practice. Keep head to midline ! ...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 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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What are good exercises to strengthen rotator cuff muscles?

What are good exercises to   strengthen rotator cuff muscles?

Resistence: The main function of the rotator cuff muscles are to stabilize the shoulder, so it is not easy to replicate this with exercises. However, we tend to emphasize high repetition, low resistance "external rotation" sets with the shoulder down at your side. This limits damage to the muscles while exercising them. Incorporating shoulder blade (scapular) exercises also help. ...Read more

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What causes abnormal needle EMG in Latissimus dorsi muscles (on the sides- no electrical activity), upper arms/body weakness and scapular winging?

What causes abnormal needle EMG in Latissimus dorsi muscles (on the sides- no electrical activity), upper arms/body weakness and scapular winging?

Injury 2 the long--: --thoracic nerve of Bell. It inervates(sp) the serratus anterior which stabilizes the scapula.This wwould cause scapular winging, & poor function of the arm, ,as the function depends on a stable scapula. ...Read more

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Which exercise strengthens the hip muscles?

Which exercise strengthens the hip muscles?

Leg lifts.: The best exercises for our hips are either from yoga study; or simply lay on one side and raise your leg in the air; hold and pulse at the top for more focused movements. ...Read more

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Fasciae latae c. occipitofrontalis, what muscles are attached to the spine?

Fasciae latae c. occipitofrontalis, what muscles are attached to the spine?

Spine muscles: Those are not spine muscles. There are numerous muscles that attach to the spine. Too numerous to describe here. I recommend that you google "spine muscles" and check out what interests you. ...Read more

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Would pushups helo strenthen my shoulder muscles around the rotator cuff?

Would pushups helo strenthen my shoulder muscles around the rotator cuff?

Suggestion: Assuming that you suffer from anterior dislocations, where the humeral head moves out the front of the socket, i would recommend you look at the thrower's 10 program. Concentrate on the exercises for shoulder... If you are doing to do push-ups avoid going deeper than 90 degrees at the elbow since this will put your shoulder in a vulnerable position for dislocation. Avoid tricep dips for sure! ...Read more

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How to loosen tight hamstring muscles and core muscles from work outs?

How to loosen tight hamstring muscles and core muscles from work outs?

Stretching: Stretching stretching stretching. Unfortunately, there is no easy way out here. Stretching at the end of a workout gets great results for muscle and tendon lengthening. Stretching 6 hours and 24 hours later reduces swelling that naturally results from muscle workouts. So the answer is stretching stretching stretching! ...Read more

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Which simple excercise can work out the abductor muscles and the adductor muscles?

Which simple excercise can work out the abductor muscles and the adductor muscles?

Weight machines.: All health clubs have hip abductor/adductor strengthening machines. They are excellent for what you're requesting. ...Read more

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What are some good exercises to strenghten a damaged hip flexor muscle?

What are some good exercises to strenghten a damaged hip flexor muscle?

Stretch first!: With any muscle injury, rehabilitation starts with stretching the muscle, then start strengthening. Hip flexors can be worked with a straight leg raise while lying on your back, with the knee bent or straight, with or without an ankle weight. Isometrics can be performed in the sitting position by pushing down on your knee with your hand while lifting the knee. ...Read more

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What are best exercises for leg adductor and abductor muscles?

What are best exercises for leg adductor and abductor muscles?

Ball exercises: Leg adductor exercises can made more effective with squeezing a large inflatable yoga ball. Leg abductor exercises with a light 5-10 ankle while lying on your side can be very effective to build these mesclun groups. ...Read more

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Strained / pulled hip flexor muscle?

Strained / pulled hip flexor muscle?

Rest: Rest, ice, anti-inflammatories can be helpful. If the pain persists, be evaluated by a specialist to make sure you do not have a more serious problem. ...Read more

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What are some good exercises to strenghten hip flexor muscle?

Lack of strength?: Or too much muscle tone leading to a spasm? You need to find out by doing hip extension. If your spine hurts during hip extension the psoas is in a spasm. It this case, psoas strengthening exercises will only make back pain worse. ...Read more

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Can a knee injury affect the hip and gluteus muscles?

Can a knee injury affect the hip and gluteus muscles?

Hip: Yes if you had a knee injury and you are limping, you can develop pain in the hip, gluteus muscles and even your back. ...Read more

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Does stretching lengthen the muscles and tendons permanendtly?

No.: If you do regular stretching you will maintain the muscle fibers at maximum length. If you stop they can contract and become relatively shortened. The tendons are at a relatively fixed length regardless. ...Read more

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