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Do Sore Muscles Burn Calories
I have burning muscle in my leg. I know what sore muscles feel like, and this is different. What could it be, what to do?
A calorie is the amount of heat energy needed to increase a mililiter of water 1 degree centigrade, the calorie we talk about in foods is really a kilocalorie, that is the amount of energy needed to increase a liter of water 1 degree centigrade... So if you eat a food that is 500 calories that food if burned completely has enough energy to heat a liter of ...Read more
Should I heat or ice sore muscles/body aches? I recently started crossfit, an intense workout program and am definitely feeling the burn!
Taking Prilosec and Carafate (sucralfate) for gerd. Took them and woke up with intense burning in upper body. Sore today, sore muscles as well. Can it all be GERD?
Muscle Efficiency: Yes. Muscles that are being worked and challenged increase a body's metabolism of calories. ...Read more
Time!: Sore muscles, especially those from a hard workout or a new strenuous activity, simply recover on their own. Soreness should resolve within 3-4 days. Hydrating well, applying ice and/or heat for 20 minutes 2-3x/day and resting the muscles until the soreness has significantly reduced should suffice for most. Nsaids like advil or Aleve (naproxen) can be used for a few days to alleviate the soreness. ...Read more
Rest: Sore muscles are common when physical activity levels exceed what your body is used to. This usually improves with resting the muscle groups, but gentle stretching and moist heat (shower, bath, etc) can be helpful. ...Read more
Muscle recovery: Muscles work best if they are challanged enough to break down a bit (catabolism), then given time to recover in keeping with environmental demands (anabolism). That is what muscle building is all about. Some soreness is good, it is a sign of strengthening. But intensifying sharp pains with progressive weakness is an indication that you are overdoing it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rest First: Assuming that the sore muscles are a result of exercise, I would recommend the following. First, appropriate rest. Once the pain is resolved a progressive stretching program. Then finally a graduated exercise program that does not cause pain and includes the necessary periods of rest for adequate muscle recovery. ...Read more
C froz shoulder Answ: Have few answers on this topic. Little to add. ...Read more
Diagnosis first: These are sore, but why are they sore. The diagnosis is important to clarify why these are sore and determine the therapy. Muscles need power building and stretching. Your evaluation will clarify your diagnosis and thus your physical therapy, exercise and medication program. ...Read more
Routine: The best remedy for insomnia is good sleep hygiene: going to bed at the same time every night, avoiding caffeine late in the day, using your bed for sleep only (no tv in bed, reading in bed). Melatonin can be used prior to bedtime to help speed up the process of getting a regular sleep time. Warm milk also is a mild soporific ... For sore muscles hot baths work well (and can help you relax). ...Read more
You don't have ebola: The first symptom is fever with rapid onset of headache, generalized pain and hemorrhage from many orifices. Have you recently been to West Africa? If not, you currently have nothing to fear. And by two weeks, you would have suffered full-blown disease rather than the minor symptoms you describe. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
After a charley horse in calf: how long is it normal to experience tense or sore muscles afterwards?
Muscle spasm: These can happen spontaneously, with quick movements, or during exercise. They are common — and happen to kids and adults alike, and pain can be for a few hours to a few days afterwards. For myself, i usually massage, use some heat, gentle stretching (like in the pic) and anti-inflammatories like Ibuprofen if it's really bothersome. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Constant fatigue, lightheadedness, pain / sore muscles. Exercising & eating normally. What could be the cause?
Many possible: Causes. You didn't mention how long this fatigue has been present. If it's been weeks to months, it's time to get checked out by an Internist. A thorough history, physical exam, and lab studies will be needed, for a diagnosis. Common causes like anemia, thyroid disease(common in Switzerland due to low iodine intake, land-locked country) , depression, chronic fatigue syndrome, are some possibilities ...Read more
Is running good for gaining weight and building up muscles or does it burn more calories (fat) than you gain in muscle mass?
I hear people are getting sore muscles while on roacutane, would this include my groins getting sore during and after exercise?
Roacutane has no influence on muscle tissue or their function. Your groin getting sore due to a muscles soreness, the result of overexercising or exercising incorrectly.
Rec.: consult with personal trainer to prevent future injuries to your body. ...Read more
Can you gain muscle and burn fat by eating Italian food? I eat dough and cheese, but I stay within a calorie budget of 2200 cal. I'm 16 & male
You can help build: Muscle w/protein and burn fat w/exercise. Exercise will also help you to build muscle because we tear muscle fibers apart when exercising and when the grow back together they create more muscle mass. Peace and good health. Higher protein and lower carb can be good but see doc first. Italian food can be high carb. ...Read more
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