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Doctor insights on: Cure For Muscle Soreness From Weight Lifting

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Why is only one muscle sore after weight lifting? What can cause this?

Why is only one muscle sore after weight lifting? What can cause this?

Hmm: Well, if you only focus on that one muscle, that would be a simple explanation. ...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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Do muscle relaxers slow the healing process of sore muscles after weight lifting?

Do muscle relaxers slow the healing process of sore muscles after weight lifting?

Probably not: The muscle-relaxing effects of these medicines are most likely the result of their ability to depress the central nervous system. They are also called sedatives. In low back pain, muscle relaxants improve pain, muscle tension, and mobility. But side effects are common. Do not take these without proper directions from your physician as they are addictive. ...Read more

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Muscle soreness after flu shot?

Muscle soreness after flu shot?

Common : It is common to have some muscle soreness after a flu vaccine. It is not serious and usually resolves in a day or so. You may take some Ibuprofen for pain if you wish. Contrary to common belief, you can not get the flu from the flu shot- it's a killed vaccine. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of muscle soreness after a workout?

How do I get rid of muscle soreness  after a workout?

Multi component: One key is supply your body with the rebuilding blocks it needs including hydration with water and well structured diet. Proper sleep also helps the body to recover. Lastly, light intensity aerobic exercise may increase blood flow and promote recovery. Nsaids may be used, but some degree of inflammation is needed for recovery as it is a part of the healing cascade of muscle/tendons/ligaments. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of muscle soreness caused by a workout?

Ice.: Apply ice packs to the sore muscles, 20 minutes at a time, 3-4 times per day. Also, take an over the counter anti-inflammatory medication, as directed on the label. ...Read more

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Would like to have explanation of what to do for a sore muscle?

Would like to have explanation of what to do for a sore muscle?

See below: Depends on what's causing the soreness. Usually rest, stretching and fluids will do the job. ...Read more

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My doc says muscle soreness/issues can cause nerve issues. How?

My doc says muscle soreness/issues can cause nerve issues. How?

No: Muscle soreness can be from a nerve issue, not the other way around. Maybe you misheard the doctor. Muscle soreness may be from overuse, thyroid problems, rare muscle diseases or simple dietary treatments such as balancing your diet. I would get another opinion if the doctor said that muscle problems cause nerve problems. ...Read more

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Is it good to wrap a bandage around sore muscle before jogging?

Is it good to wrap a bandage around sore muscle before jogging?

Jogging: If you have to run yes compression is good after stretching . If you have pain you shouldn't be running until its resolved. ...Read more

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It's good and healthy to feel pain when stretching a sore muscle?

Within reason: The old adage of no pain no gain applies. If a muscle is tight it will be mildly painful stretching it with exercise. This is good as long as its done in moderation too vigorous a stretch could damage thwe muscle and not enough stretch will do nothing to lengthen a tight muscle. ...Read more

Weight Lifting (Definition)

Weight lifting refers to the activity of lifting weights, or using resistance bands, pulley systems, or similar resistance apparatus to increase muscle mass or to tone the body. This can either be done competitively or as a ...Read more