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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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How can I build muscle in my thigh/buttock area to get a better butt?

How can I build muscle in my thigh/buttock area to get a better butt?

Toning: Tone thighs w plie, squat, wall squat, ball squat, plyometric squat, stair steps, lunges, lunges w dumbbells, ball squeeze ; single leg circle. ** exercises to tone your butt include plie, dumbell squats, squat w kick-back, single leg front raises, toe taps, . ...Read more

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My pain shooting down it from my left buttock bone or muscle. It is so horrible. Help?

My pain shooting down it from my left buttock bone or muscle. It is so horrible. Help?

Probably your back: Pain shooting down into your left buttock and/or down your leg is usually do to sciatica or a herniated disk in your back. If the pain is severe you should see an orthopaedic surgeon. At home, i would apply heat and/or ice and see which works best. Try tylenol, (acetaminophen) advil or alleve, which are over-the-counter. Walking may help, and do stretching exercises for your back. ...Read more

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I have an egg sized indentation on my right upper buttock. There is no pain. What could the cause be? Muscle tear?

I have an egg sized indentation on my right upper buttock. There is no pain.  What could the cause be? Muscle tear?

SFA: This is a common location for something referred to as subcutaneous fat atrophy (sfa). Have you had any kind of injection in the area? This is the usual cause of sfa. Focal trauma to the area can also result in the same but as i understand you do not recall this happening. Are you diabetic? This will sometimes happen in diabetics. ...Read more

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Serious? Over last yr, when I lie on bed to my left side, a muscle on my L buttock jumps continuously,painless. Hx of twitches, but scattered/sporadic

Serious? Over last yr, when I lie on bed to my left side, a muscle on my L buttock jumps continuously,painless. Hx of twitches, but scattered/sporadic

Gluteal,irritation: The gluteal muscles sound over stressed, so,that when you off weight,,they twitch. Are you exercising too hard? Suggest hamstring and gluteal stretching, electrolytes, and record where glut activity is unusual, so can change that irritating activity ...Read more

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Muscle stiffness in lower back to buttock area , what to do?

Heat,massage: Lbp w/ buttock pain / stiffness that is not a chronic problem can be managed w/ heat, nsaids and therapy if no improvement . See ors if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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What exercise is good to build the muscles in your arms, legs, and buttock?

What exercise is good to build the muscles in your arms, legs, and buttock?

See personal trainer: As we age some exersises may be easier to do to maintain and improve muscle tone.A good personal trainer can help here.A trainer can see if you are able to do simple curls/triceps extensions for your arms; hamstring curls and easy leg press or slr's for your legs.Squats can be difficult for buttocks and an ellyptical machine might be better.Many other exersises can be done @home and he/she can adv. ...Read more

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I have a constant muscle spasm in my left buttock, there is no pain at all, and I had it for at least a week? What and why and how to get rid of it?

I have a constant muscle spasm in my left buttock,  there is no pain  at all, and I had it for at least a week? What and why and how to get rid of it?

Muscle Spasm: Muscle spasm can be due to many causes. It can be an electrolyte disturbance, over-activity, nerve irritation and many others. The usual care for any acute injury is rest, ice, and mild stretching. Injuries to muscles usually heal pretty well and quickly. If any muscle issues are present for more than a few weeks, a more in-depth evaluation maybe necessary to identify the cause. ...Read more

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My left buttock, arm and lower leg muscles occasionally feel worn out even though I haven't exercised. What could be causing it?

ExerciseYourOptions: Depends on how "occasionally."Easiest explanation is that you're out of shape and need to use those muscles more. But if it just gets worse with more activity you might want to see somebody about it. Not just sore for a while, but noticeably weaker. Also, are you sure it's just on the left? Or more weak on the left? The asymmetry is more concerning. So get a checkup if this doesn't get better soon ...Read more

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With chronic low back pain, what does muscle spasms in only one buttock sugguest?

With chronic low back pain, what does muscle spasms in only one buttock sugguest?

Let me try to answer: One sided muscle spasm means the nerve on that side pinched which in turn could cause the spasm in the muscles. ...Read more

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I have pain on both sides of my buttock. Muscles in both legs constrict when standing, sitting and walking causing unbearable pain. Ankles hurt?

Nerve Entrapement: Sounds like you might have a degenerative lumbar disk that is sliding out of position and impinging the l5-s1 nerve root. The unbearable pain is consistent with neurological pain syndrome. See your pcp or see a spinal specialist for a more accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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I keep getting large muscle spasms right below my buttock on my right leg and top of the back of my thigh. It twitches strongly. What is the cause?

I keep getting large muscle spasms right below my buttock on my right leg and top of the back of my thigh. It twitches strongly. What is the cause?

Muscle twitches: need to be checked out w/your doc to rule out medical conditions. After that consider asking him/her about taking magnesium as a supplement. Magnesium is often low when muscle twitches are a symptom. He/she can measure it via a lab test. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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After orgasm muscle in left buttock and groin tense up and penis stays in a "tense"flaccid state(Like when cold).Symptoms remain for several days.Why?

After orgasm muscle in left buttock and groin tense up and penis stays in a "tense"flaccid state(Like when cold).Symptoms remain for several days.Why?

Groin Pain: These are not typical symptoms. Historical factors like medical history, medicines, recreational drug use, and supplements must be disclosed to your PCP for a comprehensive exam and analysis. Penis trauma can occur during rigorous activity and/or strain from working out can injure the area. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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The run upto my period my left buttock hurts almost like a muscle strain.. Why is this? It's only near a period? 29yrs old. :)

The run upto my period my left buttock hurts almost like a muscle strain.. Why is this? It's only near a period? 29yrs old. :)

Ano rectal muscles: while menstruation is associated with cramps and bloating, some people also have specific muscles in the pelvic floor that can cause this pain when irritated. This can be checked by proctologists, or your gynecologist. Treatments may be pelvic floor rebalancing therapy by physical therapy, manual stretching, injections, or suppositories to relax muscles ...Read more

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Why does the back of my leg muscle ache when i walk up to my buttock like a shooting pain?

Leg pain.: Shooting pain from buttocks to legs could be a result of sciatica. By definition, a sciatica nerve that is located between the buttock muscles is being irritated or pressurized to cause sciatic pain. This particular pain symptom occurred typically in obese person and athletes. Resting and avoid strenuous physical activities can alleviate the symptom. OTC topical pain cream/ointment can be useful. ...Read more

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Unable to walk due to right thigh muscle is stuck having terrible burning pain shooting from lower back having stabbing pain which shoots into buttock?

Sciatica?: A pattern of pain in low back, thigh, and buttock is sciatica. Usually self-limiting, but if persist for more than a week or so, then a doctor needs to be consulted. ...Read more

Buttock (Definition)

The buttocks are the paired curved masses that make up our "posterior." each buttock consists of a layer of fat superimposed on the gluteus maximus ...Read more