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Can Massage Therapy And Stretching Be Used To Improve Flexibility In My Hips
Doc thinks very tight SCM muscle is the cause of dizziness.Stretching daily, 2x week massage therapy for 2 weeks, still bad. How long to get relief?
Depends: It depends on the specific cause. Having a tight SCM does not directly cause dizziness, but there are conditions that can cause a tight SCM and dizziness. It is somewhat a generalization, but most dizziness is either middle ear or intracranial related or from a system is cause such as low blood pressure, medication reaction, cardiac source etc. So, primary diagnosis must first be pursued. ...Read more
Had plantar fasciitis for about 15-16 weeks. I do ice, stretch, nightsplints, massage therapy, exercises, heat, rest, good shoes, custom orthotics? What else
More than massage: I suspect you need more than massage to deal with this. The first is evaluation by a musculoskeltal specialist to determine the most likely source of pain. Not all pain is from muscles. Following that a more active form of therapy such as pt may be of more help. Massage has been shown to be effective for various conditions but no one therapy works for everything. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hip bursitis affects my sleep, travel, exercise, standing, & sitting how can I improve it? I've had 2 shots, therapy, nsaids, & ice/heat treatment.
If it is a strain.: If the groin injury is a muscle strain, massage can be helpful. However, groin injuries should be evaluated by a doctor to rule out other causes, like hernias. The most common strain involves the adductor muscles, but any ligament or muscle strain in the groin/hip area can be treated with massage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many benefits: There are numerous theories about how massage therapy may affect the body and studies are underway to look at benefits. Current research supports the general conclusion that massage therapy may be effective for anxiety, low back pain (short term benefits noted), may help to relieve pain and improve mood in cancer patients, can improve function in neck pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many: First, massage increases circulation, allowing therapeutic blood and lymph flow to occur. It relaxes injured and tense muscles. It reduces spasms and cramping. It makes joints more pliable and increases range of motion. Finally, massage helps the body release endorphins which are the body's natural painkillers. ...Read more
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