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Doctor insights on: Does Stretching Lengthen The Muscles And Tendons Permanen Dtly

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Does stretching lengthen the muscles and tendons permanendtly?

Does stretching lengthen the muscles and tendons permanendtly?

No.: If you do regular stretching you will maintain the muscle fibers at maximum length. If you stop they can contract and become relatively shortened. The tendons are at a relatively fixed length regardless. ...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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Can stretching your neck muscles while poking and prodding at your neck muscles and tendons leave pain in that region afterwards? Thank you

 Can stretching your neck muscles while poking and prodding at your neck muscles and tendons leave pain in that region afterwards? Thank you

It depends: When doing stretches, always use proper technique. Do not press too hard with your fingers if you want to massage yourself. This does not sound like disease, but if any concerns still remain, see your doctor for a proper exam. ...Read more

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What is the most effective muscle relaxant to be used before Achilles tendon stretching as i need to prepare for tendon transfer for foootdrop?

What is the most effective muscle relaxant to be used before Achilles tendon stretching as i need to prepare for tendon transfer for foootdrop?

As your podiatrist: Personally, i haven't often used muscle relaxants specifically to accompany achilles stretching. (it's actually the calf muscle, not the tendon that stretches) if your surgeon has recommended this, they would be the one to ask. You need to choose drugs careful preceding surgery and make sure the anesthesiologist knows what you have been taking. ...Read more

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I felt something pull in the top of my hand connecting to the trigger finger when i was stretching. How do I know if it's a tendon or muscle tear?

I felt something pull in the top of my hand connecting to the trigger finger when i was stretching. How do I know if it's a tendon or muscle tear?

Does the finger move: A tendon tear typically means that you cannot move that finger. If you can move the finger it is probably a muscle tear. There are some exceptions to that rule, so i would see a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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Thought i pulled a muscle but physical therapist sister says its my tendons? While stretching in bed after waking, i hurt the tendons back side of knee. Two months later pain is still there and aggrevated when climbing stairs or sitting with knees bent

Thought i pulled a muscle but physical therapist sister says its my tendons? While stretching in bed after waking, i hurt the tendons back side of knee. Two months later pain is still there and aggrevated when climbing stairs or sitting with knees bent

It : It definitely sounds like you need an mri. This will show any tendon or ligament damage. See your doctor. He/she will exam you, order an x-ray first then decide on an mri. If possible see an orthopedist. If not your doctor will refer you after doing preliminary tests. Good luck. ...Read more

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What muscle or tendon is affected if you experience tightness on the inside side of the knee? Especially after an extended run

What muscle or tendon is affected if you experience tightness on the inside side of the knee?  Especially  after an extended run

Often not a tendon: Pain on the inside of the knee can result from the medial retinaculum (ligament that holds kneecap in place), arthritis, meniscal (cartilage) tears, pes anserine bursitis and/or stress to the medial collateral ligament. Tendinitis on the inside of the knee occurs, but less commonly than those other conditions listed above. Consider a physician eval. Along with a gait analysis and footwear update. ...Read more

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I'm a runner, and my muscles and tendons are getting increasingly sore at the top of my femur on the outside of my leg. I stretch regularly. Ideas?

I'm a runner, and my muscles and tendons are getting increasingly sore at the top of my femur on the outside of my leg.  I stretch regularly.  Ideas?

Sorry just noticed: Just realized you said top of femur. If in lower leg my answer. Would stand. Out upper leg could be a bursitis or tendinitis....Even a type of fasciitis. Avoid offending activity for several weeks....Otc antiinflamatories and ortho follow up if conservative measures aren't enough. ...Read more

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Have hip OA. What's name of muscle/tendon that runs down pelvis in front that you feel every time you step forward? Feels tight. Looking for stretch!

Have hip OA. What's name of muscle/tendon that runs down pelvis in front that you feel every time you step forward? Feels tight. Looking for stretch!

Psoas: There are a number of tendons that run in the space anterior to the hip joint including the ileopsoas, sartorius, quadratic femoris, among others. If you are having pain, a detailed exam will likely reveal the anatomic source and treatment options. ...Read more

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Strained my muscle/tendon, specif. Arnd semitendinosus tendon area i think, near the inner and back of my right knee when i stretch out my leg to run?

Let it rest: Hamstring muscle/ tendon strains esp.@ the knee take a while to heal.If you strained your "semi- t" then rest , ice , compression , elevation(rice) is appropriate acutely . Avoid running or other activities which will aggravate it. The biggest mistake i see in athletes is coming back to soon after a hamstring injury. There is no substitute for rest. U may be able to swim or ex. Bike w/o re-injury. ...Read more

Tendon (Definition)

Tendons are made up of collagen and are the functional tissue that interfaces between muscles and bone. Muscles generate force that is transmitted through its tendon that inserts on a specific bone that is moved in the plane of the connecting joint made ...Read more