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Exercises To Loosen Up Face Muscles
Platysma: The muscle over the chin is the platysma, whose action is to drop the chin and lower the jam. Grimacing will exercise this muscle. ...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
Can chronic myofascial pain on neck/face unilateral be cured if you exercise stretch muscles and watch posture?
I've had neck pain for 2 weeks now. When I try to tilt my head back there is a sharp pain down my back muscles. Is there a stretch to loosen this?
Not normal: You should see your doctor about this. The symptoms of sharp pain when tilting your head back is worrisome for some type of nerve entrapment or infection. If you are having fever, numbness, or headache, please seek urgent medical attention. Otherwise, please see your primary care doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more
I have muscle weakness, head aches, loss of focus eye and thought and the slightest exercise seems to make my internal muscles hurt for days. Any ideas?
Disc in TMJ dislocated after dentist inject too near jaw muscle. Face, jaw, teeth, ear pain. Been 8 weeks. Baclofen, Nsaid, jaw exercise. Not better.
Jaw pain: Have you followed up with the dentist yet? If not I suggest you do. ...Read more
See details: Increase your daily calories and carbohydrate consumption. Of course, you will gain weight everywhere else also. Gaining facial muscle is virtually impossible. My advise is to stop worrying and live a normal life. ...Read more
Relax your mind: The face has many muscles. Where are you holding tension? Jaw? Mouth? Forehead? Eyebrows? Two approaches I can think of. 1) tighten those same muscles on purpose, then release. 2) sit quietly, pay attention to your breathing until you calm down inside. ...Read more
Usually: The brain, to begin with. Not a muscle, but full of nerves. Muscle: a band or bundle of fibrous tissue in a human or animal body that has the ability to contract, producing movement in or maintaining the position of parts of the body. For example, your tongue, masseter, and eyelids. Structures that do not have nerves or muscles include hair and nails. ...Read more
Tension: Oftentimes, we keep our stress in the back on our neck or shoulders and it creates unnecessary tension. This prolonged tension will then cause the muscles to tighten and create the ripple. I recommend routine massages or self massage with a backknobber to help alleviate the muscle tightness. ...Read more
Mm tension HA, but..: This could be a muscle tension type headache, often caused by stress. But please read my prior answers regarding headache to more thorough discussion of difficulty in dx, etc. 'sharp', unilateral, sudden onset, doesn't sound like muscle tension. Once again, see primary care physician, have it treated according to what the doctor's impression is. But, persists more than 1-2 weeks, have further w/u. ...Read more
Since I started exercising I've gained weight and my face looks fuller. Is it possible I gained fat not muscle?
Only if you've eaten: More than you've exercised...or consumed more calories than you've burned and that all the calories were either starch, sugar, or fat. Otherwise, if you've been following (as one should) good dieting habits along with exercising then, gaining weight as in the way of fat from exercise is NOT POSSIBLE. ...Read more
I struggle to lift my head after a fall, is there anything I can do to strengthen my muscles required to lift my head?
Weakness or pain?: This sounds like potentially an extremely serious problem suggesting that something in your spinal cord is injured. You really need to be examined and evaluated. Good luck! ...Read more
My face muscles noticeably sag for a few days and then for next few days face looks tighter and younger. Cycle keeps repeating. Any thoughts?
In facial reanimation procs. Does muscle transfer work by taking any muscle tissue from the body and transferring it to an area of the abnormal face?
Yes not always: There are a variety of options for facial re animation that range from static and dynamic techniques as well as those using nerves from the same or opposite sides of the face to reinnervate muscles or the use of local or "free" (distant) muscle flaps. The gracilis or serrated muscles have been used for this purpose. ...Read more
Can losing muscle (not just fat) in face by dietin make face appear thinner & posibly improve apperance or is it jus losin fat that will make a change?
Both can: Do the same. Look at victims of starvation such as WWII concentration camp victims. ...Read more
Not easy: Sorry the facial muscles are too small to enlarge them. The only way you can make your face look bigger is by gaining weight which may or may not be good depending on how much you weigh now. Excessive weight is also harmful to your health. So appreciate yourself they way you are, you can add a couple to 5 pounds if you are underweight. ...Read more
Pinched nerve neck: See a neurologist.Get a more detailed answer ›
See your doctor: This is never normal. See your doctor. He/she will listen to you, perform an examination, and possibly order tests to find out what's wrong. ...Read more
Any Trauma?: Heaviness on the r, l, or both sides of the maxilla can be an indication of sinus infection if you had colds for awhile. Clenching and grinding are parafunctional habits that can cause pain and discomforfort especially to people with unbalanced masticatory muscles/bite. If you don't have upper respiratory infection, see a TMJ dentist. If you have colored nasal discharges and sputum, call your M.D. ...Read more