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If I have a sore muscle in my back, is it okay to use heat on it all night while i'm awake if I have to work the next day lifting heavy things?

If I have a sore muscle in my back, is it okay to use heat on it all night while i'm awake if I have to work the next day lifting heavy things?

Max 30 min on: You should never over use heat on the area for too long to avoid a burn to your skin. Take a break every 30min or so to avoid any issues. ...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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How do strained or pulled muscles sore?Whole back been sore for a few months now.

How do strained or pulled muscles sore?Whole back been sore for a few months now.

Not that long: Even a severe muscle strain should see improvement with rest and rehab within a few weeks and should heal completely within 6-8 weeks. You should be evaluated and seek out appropriate rehab protocols if a strain is all you have. ...Read more

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There is a soreness on my right lower back/side for last couple of weeks. It's more pronounced after workouts, Is it just a sore muscle?

There is a soreness on my right lower back/side for last couple of weeks. It's more pronounced after workouts, Is it just a sore muscle?

Yes: it probably is a muscle strain especially after a workout. Use moist warm heating soaks plus a massage of the area. Non steroidal anti inflammatories can be used to help. If it continues or becomes pinpoint tender see your PCP for labs and an evaluation ...Read more

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I have a sore muscle that I hurt or pulled playin soccer it's in the middle of my lower back between my hip bone on the left side it hurts 2 move 2 ?

Lumbar strain: LUMBAR strain produced by playing a sport such as soccer should be treated with ice, NSAIDS,REST, for only several days ,then Rx with physiotherapist with modalities,stretching, gentle isometric spinal stabilization exercises. ...Read more

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Why are my muscles sore after I exercise?

Why are my muscles sore after I exercise?

Lactic acid: When muscled burn glucose without oxygen (unaerobically) to produce energy needed for exercise, a bi product called Lactic Acid is produced. When this substance accumulates, it causes pain and cramping. As you become more fit, your body uses the aerobic (oxygen) pathway more to produce the energy it needs, so less need to use of the unaerobic path--less Lactic Acid is produced--less pain/crams. ...Read more

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What makes leg muscles sore and weak?

What makes leg muscles sore and weak?

Deconditioning: Deconditioning, also called disuse atrophy (due to sedentary lifestyle and physical inactivity) is the most common cause in north america. Other causes include vascular (blockages of arteries down the leg) or spinal stenosis (tightening around spinal nerves). If not better with daily running - walking - stationary bike - rowing machine use for 6-8 weeks, have your family doc start the workup. ...Read more

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Would like to have explanation of what to do for a sore muscle?

Would like to have explanation of what to do for a sore muscle?

See below: Depends on what's causing the soreness. Usually rest, stretching and fluids will do the job. ...Read more

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Is it good to wrap a bandage around sore muscle before jogging?

Is it good to wrap a bandage around sore muscle before jogging?

Jogging: If you have to run yes compression is good after stretching . If you have pain you shouldn't be running until its resolved. ...Read more