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How could you reduce muscle swelling (impact injury)?

How could you reduce muscle swelling (impact injury)?

Rest, elevate, cold: To reduce swelling to muscles after injury, one needs to not use the the affected muscle (rest), elevated as much as possible, and use cold compresses for 20 minutes followed by a 20 minute break, and repeat as necessary. ...Read more

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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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Could Norvasc (amlodipine) cause thigh muscle swelling and pain?

Could Norvasc (amlodipine) cause thigh muscle swelling and pain?

Unlikely: Lower extremity edema or swelling is seen as a side effect in some people but this starts in the feet and works up from there...It is in general not painful. It is also resistant to diuretics...Which also provides clue that it may be a Norvasc (amlodipine) side effect. ...Read more

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Can icing help reduce muscle swelling?

Can icing help reduce muscle swelling?

Yes: Icing is usually good idea after any muscle or tendon injury to decrease swelling and speed recovery. ...Read more

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What causes muscle swelling after a workout?

What causes muscle swelling after a workout?

Temporary edema: During a workout the load on your muscles exceeds what they've been used to managing. This leads to microscopic tears in muscle fibers, which then need repairs. Prostaglandins, which are hormone-like chemicals produced by the body in response to these tears, cause an inflammatory response which results in the disposal of debris and building up of stronger muscle fibers--leading to muscle swelling. ...Read more

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Explain the condition called muscle swelling.?

Explain the condition called muscle swelling.?

Inflammation also: Besides injuries people can have inflamation in their muscles called myositis. This can occur in connective tissue diseases like poly or dermatomyositis. Some of the statin drugs that treat high cholesterol can have muscle problems called "statin myopathy", but a serious type of muscle inflammation called rhabdomyolysis can occur and cause muscle swelling. This can occur with others. ...Read more

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How does one reduce muscle swelling (impact injury)?

How does one reduce muscle swelling (impact injury)?

Rest and cold packs: The simplest way is to rest the arm or leg, keep it elevated for a while, and apply cold packs continuously until it is better. ...Read more

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What could cause what feels like like temporalis muscle swelling/temple swelling along with lack of sensation in the area ? 20yrs. CT normal

What could cause what feels like like temporalis muscle swelling/temple swelling along with lack of sensation in the area ? 20yrs. CT normal

Swelling: TMJ one possibility. Jaw joint and surrounding tissue pain from grinding, clenching. Advise soft diet for 3-7 days, ibuprofen, no hard foods, no gum chewing, may need dental splint. Auriculotemporal nerve neuritis another possibility. If any visual symptoms, see ophthalmology. ...Read more

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My husband broke one of his back ribs. There is a large lump where the rib was broken. Is this the muscle swelling from the broken bone piercing it?

My husband broke one of his back ribs. There is a large lump where the rib was broken. Is this the muscle swelling from the broken bone piercing it?

Don't exactly kno-: -what a "back rib" is, but I assume U mean a regular rib near the spine. All healing bones have an area of swelling around them, especially visible in thinner people. This is a normal finding. ...Read more

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Correlation muscle twitching throughout body developed 6 years ago, followed by low extrem tightness months later to unilateral low leg swelling 2013?

Correlation muscle twitching throughout body developed 6 years ago, followed by low extrem tightness months later to unilateral low leg swelling 2013?

One leg swelling: does not tie into the previous two problems (atrophy could) Swelling can be caused by leaky vessels, tissue injury, deep vein thrombosis, clogged lymphatics, bleeding into the leg, etc. Twitching followed by tightness of muscles obviates a good neurological assessment. ...Read more

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Could there be a connection between the muscle twitching throughout my body and the unilateral leg swelling below the knee? Neurological?

Could there be a connection between the muscle twitching throughout my body and the unilateral leg swelling below the knee? Neurological?

Highly doubt it: You basically outlined the answer and its rationale in your question....Bravo....that's an artistic flare. Something focal vs. something generalized and not only that but we're talking about symptoms that little to nothing in common with each other.....twitching or possibly muscle fasciculations vs. swelling or edema. The question is what is the edema or swelling due to? Trauma, infectious dz? ...Read more

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Can stress and anxiety cause severe body soreness, weakness, and muscle twitching all over constantly?

Can stress and anxiety cause severe body soreness, weakness, and muscle twitching all over constantly?

Yes, anxiety can: produce such symptoms but so can many other things. It is important that you see your doc. If he/she rules out medical conditions please see a mental health professional. Do not rely on medication alone but learn some self-regulatory procedures like self-hypnosis, self talk changing, etc. Peace and good health. Biofeedback may be helpful also. ...Read more

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Sore leg muscle with swelling and area purple in colour?

Sore leg muscle with swelling and area purple in colour?

A bruise or worse...: Purple color may mean a bruise or bleeding under the skin. A sore muscle can be some bleeding from broken muscle fibers inside the muscle (called a muscle strain). If a person bleeds easily, there can be a hematoma in the muscle. If there are risk factors for a blood clot in the leg, such as recent surgery, injury, taking ocp's, sitting for several hours, etc..., the E.R. Or a doctor should check. ...Read more

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My bicep is sore and it is occasionally twitching. Is this serious, or could it be a pulled muscle? Could it be ALS?

My bicep is sore and it is occasionally twitching. Is this serious, or could it be a pulled muscle? Could it be ALS?

Multifactorial: Your twitches may be related to any number of reasons including stress, stimulant overuse (for example, caffeine), overexercise, or nutritional deficiencies. Given your age and without any other neurological symptoms, the chances of ALS are lower. See your physician if the symptoms don't resolve. Here is some more information: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003296.htm ...Read more

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How doi make this muscle twitching all over my body go away!thyroid fine not sore just anxious! stressed! twitching! feel the need to move all the tim?

How doi make this muscle twitching all over my body go away!thyroid fine not sore just anxious! stressed! twitching! feel the need to move all the tim?

Difficult to say : There are many reasons for movement disorders, tremors, or shaking. An specialist would be able to determine if an underlying neurological disease or interaction of medications is causing those effects. Muscle relaxation and avoidance of stimulants could help. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


Dr. Donald McCarren
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Muscle Twitching (Definition)

Muscle twitching is a symptom where a person has involuntary contractions of one ...Read more