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Prolonged aches in arms and elbow joints and knee joints and legs?

Prolonged aches in arms and elbow joints and knee joints and legs?

Possible arthritis: You may be experiencing the beginning of inflammatory arthritis such as rheumatoid arthritis . You should see a rheumatologist for blood tests, x-rays and possible therapy including nsaids, analgesics. If a collagen disorder is found you may require steroids, methtrexate or biologics. ...Read more

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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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All my joints and muscles Hurt?

All my joints and muscles Hurt?

Multiple causes: Arthralgias and myalgias can be caused by several factors, from stress to rheumatologic disease. Make sure you are eating healthy, exercising daily, and getting restful sleep. See your doctor for appropriate testing and treatment as indicated ...Read more

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Why are my ankles, hips, spine, hand joints and other joints cracking?

Why are my ankles, hips, spine, hand joints and other joints cracking?

Benign: The exact reason for joint cracking is not known, but is thought to be possibly due to nitrogen bubbles releasing from the joint, or tendons/ligaments moving around the joint. Unless there is consistent significant pain or instability associated with the cracking, nothing needs to be done about it. ...Read more

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What causes your joints and muscles to stiffen?

What causes your joints and muscles to stiffen?

Stiff joints: Lots of things can do this. Overdoing it with certain activities/exercize, lack of activity such as being bedridden for a while. If these symptoms continue or worsen or swelling appears discuss with your physician. ...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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Which bones make up the spine? What fibers hold together the movable joints?

Which bones make up the spine? What fibers hold together the movable joints?

Vertebrae: The spine is comprised of 7 cervical vertebrae, 12 thoracic vertebrae, 5 lumbar vertebrae, and the sacrum/coccyx. The spine is held together by the intervening discs, ligaments, and the facet joint capsules. ...Read more

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What physical fitness activities protect the bones and joints?

What physical fitness activities protect the bones and joints?

WALK & WEIGHT CONTRO: BEST EXERCISE IS WALKING.PREVENT INJURIES TO THE JOINTS BY AVOIDUNG CONTACTS SPORTS AND PROPER WEIGHT FOR HEIGHT AND AGE. NEVER JOG OR DO OVERHEAD WEIGHTLIFTING, GOOD DIET AND GOOD SLEEP HELPS. USE COMMON SENSE. ...Read more

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Will knee arthritis make the bone/ muscles running down the front of my legs ache/hurt?

Yes: It definitely can. It may be radiating pain or you might be using your leg muscles differently to protect your aching knees. ...Read more

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Does stretching lengthen the muscles and tendons permanendtly?

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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Can lack of sleep cause aching knees and compressed discs and joints?

Can lack of sleep cause aching knees and compressed discs and joints?

Getting to the cause: Not likely, but lack of sleep (insomnia) can make you feel run down and fatigued. Achy joints can be from strenuous exercise, arthritis, medication side effects, or a number of other reasons. Ideally you want to get to the source of the insomnia. In the meantime, you could try over the counter anti-inflammatory meds for your joint symptoms. Talk to your doctor if your symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Just orthopedic or rheumatologist answer some hypermobile joints from ballet, gymnastics. Can these loose joints make the normal joints loose?

Just orthopedic or rheumatologist  answer some hypermobile joints from  ballet, gymnastics.  Can these loose joints make the normal joints loose?

Loose joints: Indirectly, you are putting additional stresses on muscles, tendons, ligaments, and joints above a loose joint. If well-trained, you can accommodate for these weaknesses. ...Read more

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What muscles and tendons will cause interior knee pain?

Too many to list: You can do a websearch for all the muscles around the knee and the ligaments of the knee. All can cause knee pain. You can also have a meniscus tear. You can have cartilage and bone erosions. You can have a joint effusion. See a doctor to have your knee examined. ...Read more

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Lower back knee joints and hip joints are shooting pain very severe?

Lower back knee joints and hip joints are shooting pain very severe?

Multiple symptoms : See u orthopaedist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Can si joints tighten back up with excersize and massages?

Can si joints tighten back up with excersize and massages?

No: Si joints do not become loose so they cannot tighten up through exercises or massage. ...Read more

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What causes brittle bones and hyperflexibility?

What causes brittle bones and hyperflexibility?

Two different things: Brittle bone disease is more commonly known as osteogenesis imperfecta (oi). It is a rare, usually inherited disorder that causes bones to break easily due to the body’s low production of collagen.Hypermobility describes joints that stretch farther than is normal. For example, some hypermobile people can bend their thumbs backwards to their wrists, bend their knee joints backwards. ...Read more

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RHUEM Have hypermobile knee joints from sports. If exercise knee & hip joints to strenghten muscles will that prevent hips from becoming overstretched?

RHUEM Have hypermobile knee joints from sports. If exercise knee & hip joints to strenghten muscles will that prevent hips from becoming overstretched?

Varies: To a somewhat limited degree based upon the joint involved, strengthening the muscles around an unstable joint can help make the joint more stable. Bracing is another nonsurgical option as well. ...Read more

Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more