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What kind of stretches can I do for different muscle groups?

What kind of stretches can I do for different muscle groups?

No difference: Static slow stretching of the specific muscle group in necessary. Consider 10 thirty second stretches of each musce group will work. ...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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When I get out of bed I feel a burning sensation on my left groin muscle.Its been a few months since I pulled my groin muscle.Recommend any stretches?

When I get out of bed I feel a burning sensation on my left groin muscle.Its been a few months since I pulled my groin muscle.Recommend any stretches?

Evaluation: I would advise a chiropractor evaluate - especially one familiar with sports injuries that can help advise you with stretches once he/she has evaluated the muscle and surrounding areas for injuries. Physical therapist also an option - but harder to go see on your own without a physician order... ...Read more

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I've had hamstring pulls in the past, but this one feels like more of a tendon than a muscle. Are there different treatments / stretches I should do?

I've had hamstring pulls in the past, but this one feels like more of a tendon than a muscle.  Are there different treatments / stretches I should do?

Physical therapy.: You could have a physical therapist or athletic trainer evaluate it. Whether it's the tendon or the muscle, it should respond to rehabilitation. ...Read more

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Getting pain in front middle left chest that stretches to lower rear back. Only happen when breathing in, stretching. Feels like torn muscle.

Getting pain in front middle left chest that stretches to lower rear back.  Only happen when breathing in, stretching.   Feels like torn muscle.

Costochondritis?: Inflammation of a rib, usually only on one side, that is increased by inspiration is treatable. A pulled muscle should respond spontaneously. So depending on how long its been bothering you, you should see your doctor and get evaluated and treated. ...Read more

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My neck back and chest muscles are so tight that i pull those muscles just sitting at my desk somehow. What are some good stretches to prevent this?

My neck back and chest muscles are so tight that i pull those muscles just sitting at my desk somehow.   What are some good stretches to prevent this?

Need expert instruc: This sounds like a muscular problem make an appointment with a physiotherapist. I'm sure your family doctor can recommend someone for you. ...Read more

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Types of stretches can I do for my outside hip? I ran evey day on pavement in summer, now I am on my feet all day as teacher. Pain in muscle w plank

Types of stretches: I am a podiatrist, so do not treat hips, but I see a lot of patients who benefit from water exercises/swimming for muscle/joint pain in the body, especially hips. Also, if you still have pain in the hip since the summer, you might be compressing the hip joint and you would definitely benefit from seeing a sports orthopedist to rule out any other problems before starting new exercises,good luck ...Read more

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