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Doctor insights on: Exercises To Stretch The Lateral Pterygoid Muscles

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Concerning lateral pterygoid muscle, why protrusive action functions to test intactness of mandibular nerve?

Concerning lateral pterygoid muscle, why protrusive action functions to test intactness of mandibular nerve?

Lateral pterygoid: The motor function of the mandibular branch of the fifth cranial nerve is tested by asking the patient to clench their teeth together and to open their mouth against resistance. The "thumb" test is the only reliable test to examine lateral pterygoid muscle. ...Read more

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I have a dislocated articular disc & hypertrophy in my right pterygoid muscle I can't get a splint made as my mouth can't open wide enough what's next?

I have a dislocated articular disc & hypertrophy in my right pterygoid muscle I can't get a splint made as my mouth can't open wide enough what's next?

Referal: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. In this case it sounds as if a referral is necessary. ...Read more

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Is there really any fix for TMJ displacement and hypertrophy of the pterygoid? Or will I be stuck with this pain and a mouth that can't open forever?

Is there really any fix for TMJ displacement and hypertrophy of the pterygoid? Or will I be stuck with this pain and a mouth that can't open forever?

Relief is possible: Treatment is available to return pterygoid muscles to a physiologically-neutral condition. In my practice, I will fabricate an orthotic that will help to "relax" the pterygoid muscles; in turn, the disc that sits in the TMJ will be relocated by to their normal position. ...Read more

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I suffer from very stiff muscles after exercise, it seems correlated with stress. Other than stretching, is there any diet/lifestyle I can do to minimize this, please?

I suffer from very stiff muscles after exercise, it seems correlated with stress. Other than stretching, is there any diet/lifestyle I can do to minimize this, please?

Perhaps: Make sure you are well hydrated when you exercise. Your physician might want to check to make sure you have a normal potassium, magnesium, calcium, and vitamin d level. Also, there are some reports that having caffeine just prior to exercise might result in less muscle cramps afterward. In general, though, some muscle pains and stiffness are expected after vigorous exercise. ...Read more

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Any websites for providing calisthenic exercises and stretches and balance exercises for ligaments, tendons, joints, and muscles? (NOT THERAPY, THOUGH)

Any websites for providing calisthenic exercises and stretches and balance exercises for ligaments, tendons, joints, and muscles? (NOT THERAPY, THOUGH)

Free exercise sites: Here are a few references:

https://www. Learnvest. Com/2013/01/10-free-workout-sites-youll-love/

http://www. Huffingtonpost. Com/dave-smith2/free-online-workout_b_7722024.html

https://www. Freetrainers. Com/ ...Read more

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How to increase testosterone level? Exercise useful muscle stretching?

How to increase testosterone level? Exercise useful muscle stretching?

The first step is: To make sure you need testosterone boosting. Your doc will test and then tell you. If so, there are natural products to do so as well as hormone replacement therapy. Exercise and muscle stretching are helpful for overall health. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can chronic myofascial pain on neck/face unilateral be cured if you exercise stretch muscles and watch posture?

Can chronic myofascial pain on neck/face unilateral be cured if you exercise stretch muscles and watch posture?

Exercise is importan: Exercise is important. You need a evalauiton with a rheuamtologist to see if this is fibromyalgia. Exercise, quality sleep and stress reduciton will help. You need to discuss this with your physician. ...Read more

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Right side of lower back painful when I walk. How to stretch this muscle? How to change gait to avoid straining this muscle? Any exercise suitable?

Right side of lower back painful when I walk. How to stretch this muscle? How to change gait to avoid straining this muscle? Any exercise suitable?

Crunches, leg raise: Axial back bain can be one-sided the treatment begins with lifestyle issues such as weight, smoking and fitness. General cardiovascular exercises such as jogging biking and stairstepping can improve sx as well. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing muscle spasms similar to a charlie horse in my right deltoid (anterior/lateral) when I stretch or reach. Do not lift weights?

I have been experiencing muscle spasms similar to a charlie horse in my right deltoid (anterior/lateral) when I stretch or reach. Do not lift weights?

Depends on This&That: If you're not used to stretching very much or doing routine exercises then, you may simply be suffering from muscle deconditioning. May be remedied by doing daily stretching. On the other hand, other causes for muscle spasms exist having to do with metabolic or medical conditions and which could also be checked out so contact your physician for a possible appointments and maybe some lab work. ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel slight abdominal muscle pain after stretching exercises? Thnks...

Is it normal to feel slight abdominal muscle pain after stretching exercises? Thnks...

Sure: The abdominal muscles are part of the core muscle group. These muscle are frequently engaged in any exercise, and stretching will certain activate the muscles. Obviously, you shouldn't have pain for a long duration, and it should really just be noticing the muscles more than being in physical pain. ...Read more

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Muscle spasms and neck pain. I went to the doctor and they told me this. Any exercise and stretch suggestions?

Muscle spasms and neck pain. I went to the doctor and they told me this. Any exercise and stretch suggestions?

Physical therapy: Your doctor should be able to give you a referral to a physical therapist in your area. The therapist can help you develop a home exercise routine that will help treat your neck pain. ...Read more

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Could this be a sign of blood clots? I am on the pill now for 5 months. Monday of last week I noticed an odd ache in my left calf muscle and ankle, no over exercise or stretching to cause this. Next day same thing but the cramps a little worse so I took s

Could this be a sign of blood clots? I am on the pill now for 5 months. Monday of last week I noticed an odd ache in my left calf muscle and ankle, no over exercise or stretching to cause this. Next day same thing but the cramps a little worse so I took s

It is possible.: The pill and other oral contraceptives can increase your risk of blood clot and especially so if your are a smoker. If you have swelling in that leg compared to the other or tenderness then I would have a high suspicion for a clot. Call your doc or go to a local urgent care or emergency department. If it is getting worse do not ignore it. ...Read more

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What is video link on stretching for pulled muscle in upper rt. Buttox? Dull ache? How long should I wait to run/exercise? Dr. Rx 75 mg. Diclofenac.

What is video link on stretching for pulled muscle in upper rt. Buttox? Dull ache? How long should I wait to run/exercise? Dr. Rx 75 mg. Diclofenac.

Glut. Medius strain?: Try this for stretching the gluteus medius muscle. .. http://woman. Thenest. Com/stretch-gluteus-medius-15773.html. If that doesn't help, see a physical therapist. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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What types of stretches/exercises are good for relieving sciatica caused by a mild lower back muscle strain?

What types of stretches/exercises are good for relieving sciatica caused by a mild lower back muscle strain?

Core Exercises: Typically core strengthening exercises are the best to help relieve pressure and forces in the spine. I would try and google some or look them up on youtube to see descriptions. If you can do them yourself, wonderful otherwise ask your doctor to get a referral to a good physical therapist for further assistance. ...Read more

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I run and bike for exercise. For the last couple years my groin has been getting very tight and I sometimes get a sharp pain when trying to lift my leg. It feels like a muscle pull. I can stretch and it feels better after warming up. I stretch freque?

I run and bike for exercise. For the last couple years my groin has been getting very tight and I sometimes get a sharp pain when trying to lift my leg. It feels like a muscle pull. I can stretch and it feels better after warming up. I stretch freque?

Varies: There are multiple potential causes, I would not hesitate to be seen. In the field of orthopedics, one of the most common causes of groin pain is a problem with the hip itself. This can be from an early arthritic condition or something like a Labral tear. This would go along with the description of reproduction of pain when you lift your leg and also the stiffness you describe. ...Read more

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What foods can strengthen muscles as I can't exercise I have divericulation of abdomen recti and slight herniation. Dr.S?

What foods can strengthen muscles as I can't exercise I have divericulation of abdomen recti and slight herniation. Dr.S?

See a surgeon!: A diastasis of the rectus muscles (no such thing as a diverticulation of abdomen recti) should not Prohibit you from exercising! A hernia may but that can be fixed. Go see a general surgeon about your hernia. It can be fixed, and then 6 weeks later, you can get back to full physical activity! ...Read more

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Please explain which exercise (s) work the same muscles as a chin-up?

Please explain which exercise (s) work the same muscles as a chin-up?

Pull-up vs chin-up: Check out following for differences btwn pull-ups vs chin-ups, both of which work the back, arms & shoulders but from different perspectives & to different degrees: http://www. Mensfitness. Com/training/build-muscle/exercise-face-off-pull-up-vs-chin-up & http://www. Aworkoutroutine. Com/pull-ups-vs-chin-ups/. ...Read more

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Can you tell me which exercise (s) work the same muscles as a chin-up?

Can you tell me which exercise (s) work the same muscles as a chin-up?

Many: The chin up involves your forearms (wrist flexors/grip), biceps and lattisimus dorsi (back). So pulls up are close but more difficult related to the wrist pronation. "Lat pull downs" are a mimic for pull ups (but seated). Rowing motions, like seated cable rows, bent over dumbbell rows or inverted rows, will also work similar muscles but at different angles. ...Read more

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What is the most effective way to gain muscle mass? Are there some exercises that actually lead to a drop/reduction of muscle mass? E.g. do aerobics?

What is the most effective way to gain muscle mass? Are there some exercises that actually lead to a drop/reduction of muscle mass? E.g. do aerobics?

Use it or Lose it.: The most natural way to build muscle mass is to use that particular muscle. In general, our bodies perform efficiently when they are being used. This is the same for muscles. Gradually building up workload on a particular muscle with proper hydration and nutrition is the most effective way. There are pharmacologic therapies that can also help, but are not clinically indicated for your goals. ...Read more

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How does aging affect my muscles even if I exercise?

How does aging affect my muscles even if I exercise?

Still good for you: Check your testosterone level if your muscles don't respond like they used to as far as increased hypertrophy and strength. ...Read more

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Suggestions for low/no impact. Exercises to strength core muscles?

Suggestions for low/no impact. Exercises to strength core muscles?

Mayo Clinic: Mayoclinic. Com has a good list of non-impact core exercises under multimedia tab. The slide show and explanation is pretty informative. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are good exercises to strengthen back muscles?

Could you tell me what are good exercises to strengthen back muscles?

Consult...: With a personal trainer. They will be able to help alter your exercise routine to focus on your personal goals. They also will be able to progress your current routine to make it more difficult. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Hard for me to grow muscles... Why? I'm pretty sure all of my exercises are effective

Hard for me to grow muscles... Why? I'm pretty sure all of my exercises are effective

Genetics, age, food: Many factors play a role in muscle development. If you are before puberty or in your upper middle age (> 55), then muscle growth is challenging. Most strengthening exercises done with 2-3 sets and 10-15 reps/set will result in muscle growth and strength gains. Evaluate your nutrition- make sure you are getting enough calories and protein (1-1.5 grams/kilogram/day). Genetics also play a big role. ...Read more

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I learned that cardio exercises destroy muscle gains if you're lifting. Is that true?

I learned that cardio exercises destroy muscle gains if you're lifting. Is that true?

No: Cardiovascular conditioning or cardio conditioning exercise burns calories and fat and builds muscle slightly. Resistance training builds muscle but also has some cardiovascular benefits. ...Read more

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Is there any like diet thing I can follow, exercise, and muscle plan I can follow to build muscle?

Is there any like diet thing I can follow, exercise, and muscle plan I can follow to build muscle?

Yes & no: Everyone's different, right? So what you can tolerate nutrition-wise might not work for someone else. We also have to take into account religion & culture, too. For starters, check out http://health. Usnews. Com/best-diet. Mediterranean diet has most evidence supporting it. In general, plan to eat lot of protein. Check out http://workouts. Menshealth. Com/ for exercise ideas to burn fat & build muscle ...Read more

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I'm a teenage female and im wondering if using weights and doing resistance exercises will make me bulky because of the muscle?

I'm a teenage female and im wondering if using weights and doing resistance exercises will make me bulky because of the muscle?

Be aware: For most women, due to very different levels of testosterone compared to respective men, it's unlikely that you'll become bulky, like you would see with a man. But it is very possible to be on the muscular side, as there are many female athletes (like Serena Williams' in women's tennis) with resistance training and certain genetics that become relatively "bulky". ...Read more