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Doctor insights on: Do Sore Muscles Burn Calories

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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?

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?

Rule out DVT: The most dangerous thing to rule out (assuming no trauma to the leg) is deep vein thrombosis, or blood clot. This is evaluated by doppler ultrasound. Once this is ruled out, then other more common, but non life-threatening musculoskeletal conditions can be evaluated. ...Read more

Calorie (Definition)

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


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Should I heat or ice sore muscles/body aches? I recently started crossfit, an intense workout program and am definitely feeling the burn!

Should I heat or ice sore muscles/body aches? I recently started crossfit, an intense workout program and am definitely feeling the burn!

Keep it UP!!: Keep it UP....the burn will subside and I would use ice. Please drink LOTS of water and also start to do stretches/muscle massaging at home to help repair and sooth your self after the awesome crossfit WODs. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Can be NERD: Many times this problem is due to visceral hypersensitivity.
We developed a program called SEEDS to mange this type of problem.
Please check our website at "The Gut Solution" for helpful hints. ...Read more

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Is it true that the more muscles I have the more calories I burn?

Is it true that the more muscles I have the more calories I burn?

Muscle Efficiency: Yes. Muscles that are being worked and challenged increase a body's metabolism of calories. ...Read more

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How do you heal sore muscles?

How do you heal sore muscles?

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

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What's best for the relief of sore muscles?

What's best for the relief of sore muscles?

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

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What are the disadvantages to exercising with sore muscles?

What are the disadvantages to exercising with sore muscles?

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 more

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What works to use on sore muscles to make them not so sore?

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

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Can tea tree oil heal sore muscles?

Can tea tree oil heal sore muscles?

Know the cause: There are several causes for sore muscles. Any topical oil application cause relieve symptoms because of massage. There is limited scientific data supporting medicinal value of any oils. Check with your doctor to find the cause. ...Read more

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How long to bathe in salt baths for sore muscles?

How long to bathe in salt baths for sore muscles?

Does not matter: There is no fixed time. 15-30 minutes should be fine. ...Read more

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What is remedy for sore muscles and frozen shoulder?

What is remedy for sore muscles and frozen shoulder?

C froz shoulder Answ: Have few answers on this topic. Little to add. ...Read more

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Tight hamstring and sore muscles. What are the best stretches?

Tight hamstring and sore muscles. What are the best stretches?

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

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Does anyone know any good natural remedies to help me to sleep and also for sore muscles?

Does anyone know any good natural remedies to help me to sleep and also for sore muscles?

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

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I think I might have Ebola, I have had two nosebleeds and sore muscles in the last week or two?

I think I might have Ebola, I have had two nosebleeds and sore muscles in the last week or two?

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 more

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After a charley horse in calf: how long is it normal to experience tense or sore muscles afterwards?

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 more

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Constant fatigue, lightheadedness, pain / sore muscles. Exercising & eating normally. What could be the cause?

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

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Is running good for gaining weight and building up muscles or does it burn more calories (fat) than you gain in muscle mass?

Is running good for gaining weight and building up muscles or does it burn more calories (fat) than you gain in muscle mass?

No, to loose weight: Running is used primarily to lose or maintain weight, it can be a useful exercise to incorporate into a training program, but it does burn calories and is definitely not used to gain weight or muscle mass. ...Read more

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I hear people are getting sore muscles while on roacutane, would this include my groins getting sore during and after exercise?

I hear people are getting sore muscles while on roacutane, would this include my groins getting sore during and after exercise?

Not relevant: 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

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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

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

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