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Doctor insights on: Anxiety Muscle Stiffness All Over The Body

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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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Clean from meth for 7 months. Anxiety, shakes, muscle stiffness/spasms and insomnia still persist. Are these side effects permanent?

Clean from meth for 7 months. Anxiety, shakes, muscle stiffness/spasms and insomnia still persist. Are these side effects permanent?

NO: With continuing clean living and abstinence from illegal drugs, you will eventually feel well again, Stick with it, be strong, BE healthy. Keep up the good work, Great job! God bless, stay well, and Best wishes to you. ...Read more

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Muscle stiffness directly from stress/toxins: what stops this or detoxifies the body?

Muscle stiffness directly from stress/toxins: what stops this or detoxifies the body?

The myth of detox: There is no such thing as "detoxifying the body." It's a myth. Don't be duped by detox hucksters. The body produces 1000s of chemicals all exquisitely coordinated & balanced. There are 100s of interlinked metabolic pathways all of finely tuned specificity. The notion of "detoxifying" this superbly complex system is nonsense. The notion of "stress" as the cause of all bad symptoms is also bunk. ...Read more

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Back muscle stiffness?

Back muscle stiffness?

Stretch!: If stiffness is due to muscle tightness/imbalance a good stretching program can be helpful. Be mindful of your posture in both sitting and standing. It could also be due to arthritic changes in the back. If associated with pain, persistent stiffness, do see your doctor. A physical therapist can be helpful in designing a stretching program once you have an appropriate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Whats the best form of rehab for muscle stiffness ?

Whats the best form of rehab for muscle stiffness ?

Stretching: I your muscles are stiff, stretching exercises are best in my opinion. I usually recommend that people get some blood flow to their muscles first by doing some aerobic activity first like brisk walking, bike, eliptical etc and then when they are sufficiently warmed up can do stretching. Yoga is also a terrific way to deal with stiff muscles. ...Read more

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I have muscle stiffness and weakness, what is causing this?

I have muscle stiffness and weakness, what is causing this?

It depends: Could be from multiple causes not limited to your medical conditions and or your medications. Check with your doctor and get some labwork done. ...Read more

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What causes back muscle stiffness an a feeling of off balance ?

What causes back muscle stiffness an a feeling of off balance    ?

Achilles equinis: Sometimes your achilles tendon can be too tight ( equinis ) which can make your muscles stiffness and can cause you to feel off balance. There is also other causes of muscle stiffness. See your physician for a diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Why do I get extreme muscle stiffness even when I try to relax or when I'm sitting, even I feel I walk awkward.

Good question: The answer requires more information, perhaps objective data (exam, EMG, lab tests etc) Medications can cause muscle stiffness and when they do its a serious matter. Stiffness of muscles is a presenting sign of many neurologic conditions (Parkinson's disease being the most common) Pounding heart beat, sweating, headache and the fact that you have been prescribed Propranolol brings suggests anxiety ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more


Dr. Alan Ali
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Feeling Anxious (Definition)

different subjective and objective symptoms of anxiety. The ones usually first encountered are: rapid heart beats, increased breathing, hypervigilance, and rapid thinking. For a complete list and a thorough understanding of the how's and why's ...Read more