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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Muscle Injuries

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Can someone tell me if masterbating is bad before exercise and does it cause muscle injuries?

Can someone tell me if masterbating is bad before exercise and does it cause muscle injuries?

Not bad per say: But due to the prolactin and oxytocin released during orgasm, you might find your ability to exercise intensely compromised. It won't necessarily predispose you to injury. ...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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What is Spondylolysis of L5-S1 and what are causes? Also, would muscle injury (I.E sprain/strain) to the Lumbar region cause Sciatica symptoms?

What is Spondylolysis of L5-S1 and what are causes? Also, would muscle injury (I.E sprain/strain) to the Lumbar region cause Sciatica symptoms?

Spondylosis: is a degenerative change in the spine where a disk changes in it's consistency, loses elasticity & height and leads to misalignment of inter-vertebral joints leading to arthritis. Disk herniation causes sciatica symptoms, not muscle strain. ...Read more

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Could worry and stress cause muscle spasm in injury?

Could worry and stress cause muscle spasm in injury?

Muscle injury: Stress can effect any part of of the body but I have not heard of it causing muscle spasm. I believe if muscles are tight enough from stress it can send them into spasm. ...Read more

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Can cephalexin cause muscle pain or injuries in the leg ?

Can cephalexin cause muscle pain or injuries in the leg ?

Unlikely : Cephalexin has a number of possible common and rare side effects, but muscle pain or injuries to the legs are not mention by the pdr. ...Read more

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Currently on Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) 30mg 2x/day. How does Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) help lose weight? Metabolism increase? Will it cause massive muscle catabolism? On injury rest.

Currently on Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) 30mg 2x/day. How does Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) help lose weight? Metabolism increase? Will it cause massive muscle catabolism? On injury rest.

Amphetamine effect: Just like any stimulant, Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) causes an increase in metabolism and a decrease in appetite. That combination is what causes weight loss in many people. It is not indicated for weight loss, but weight loss is a well-known side effect of the medication. ...Read more

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Can ibuprofen cause an increase in muscle/tendon injury?

Can ibuprofen cause an increase in muscle/tendon injury?

Yes: There is a difference between pain relief and healing. Athlete need healed tissue. Studies advocate NSAID use for ligament injuries, because they were such great pain-relievers, when in fact they were and are stopping the healing mechanisms of the body. Any technique or medication that stops the normal inflammatory process that helps heal the body must have a long-term detrimental effect. ...Read more

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Is myosithis something to worry about when it cause high CPK elevation due to injury calves muscle?

Is myosithis something to worry about when it cause high CPK elevation due to injury calves muscle?

Whoa: Myositis does not result from injury. If your CPK is up from a physical injury to your calf muscles, it's to be expected. If you exercise hard and often, your CPK will be higher -- often much higher -- than the lab's reference range in any case. If you do indeed have an illness in the "myositis" family of muscle diseases unrelated to fitness or injury, you will realize it. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelius O'Leary Jr
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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more