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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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What causes weak thigh, hamstring, and gluteal muscles in older people?

What causes weak thigh, hamstring, and gluteal muscles in older people?

Natural history: Gait analysis studies show thigh (quad muscle) inhibition and weakness as we age. It is a natural cause of limping (or knee hyperextended walking), which aggravates the hamstring tendons. Exercises to retrain the quad muscles can help. These exercises include straight leg raises, exercise bicycle, and gentle stairclimbing. Forcing yourself not to limp will also help. ...Read more

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Can hydroxyzine be safely injected into the outer thigh? Or is it preferred In the gluteal muscles?

Can hydroxyzine be safely injected into the outer thigh? Or is it preferred In the gluteal muscles?

There is no: reason to select gluteal over outer thigh. The idea is to have a larger area to allow a larger (or more viscous) preparation! Hope this helps! DrZ ...Read more

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Mri shows 1.5 inch lipoma deep in left gulteal muscle - could this be causing pain in gluteal muscle and siatica pain in same leg?

Mri shows 1.5 inch lipoma deep in left gulteal muscle - could this be causing pain in  gluteal  muscle and siatica pain in same leg?

Yes or Piriformis: The sciatic nerve runs underneath the piriformis muscle and typically does not irritate the nerve. However if the muscle is irritated or the nerve runs through the belly of the muscle (5-10% of people) it can press on the sciatic nerve and cause the sciatica type pain in the buttock region but also radiate into the leg as well. Typically stretching and nsaids are mainstay for treatment. ...Read more

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Pain (R)lower back & front,hip,groin, at times gluteal muscles. Walk w a limp, at times feels like hip bone locked & have to wiggle it out. Hip issue?

Pain (R)lower back & front,hip,groin, at times gluteal muscles. Walk w a limp, at times feels like hip bone locked & have to wiggle it out. Hip issue?

Yes: Young female has "hip" discomfort & sense of "locking" + radiation of pain to groin. These symptoms are compatible w. sacroiliac joint, SIJ, disorder. Vertebral disk disorders do not radiate to groin, but SIJ does. Absent childbirth or mechanical injury of SIJ, there becomes a need to consider contribution of Joint Hypermobility Syndrome, JHS. Osteopaths have diagnostic skills in this arena. ...Read more

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I have pain in my right gluteal muscles and a limp due to an open book pelvic fracture 2 months ago. What are the helpful exercises and recovery time?

I have pain in my right gluteal muscles and a limp due to an open book pelvic fracture 2 months ago. What are the helpful exercises and recovery time?

See doc: see an ortho trauma specialist and get X-rays- could be your pelvis is not properly aligned- some of this may not resolve ...Read more

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Please explain the relationship between gluteal muscle atrophy and lumbar stenosis. And the treatment for the atrophy. Thank you!!

Please explain the relationship between gluteal muscle atrophy and lumbar stenosis. And the treatment for the atrophy.  Thank you!!

Surgery: When stenosis gets particularly severe on the spine, enough damage can occur that the innervated muscles can get weak and begin to atrophy. This can progress to the point if paralysis of the involved muscle group. Surgery would be a strong consideration in that case. ...Read more

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What does "t1 and t2 hyperintense focus at L1 vertebral segment" suggest (from MRI reading)? Have pain, muscle spasms, hard tissue in low back/gluteal

What does "t1 and t2 hyperintense focus at L1 vertebral segment" suggest (from MRI reading)? Have pain, muscle spasms, hard tissue in low back/gluteal

May be inflammation: Hyper intensity my indicate inflammation or a hemangioma. Tough to say without looking at the images. I would see a spine specialist and get an opinion. The gluteal area is well below l1. So I do not believe those symptoms are related. ...Read more

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Had l5-c1 herniated disc yea. Sever gluteal muscle pain 4 weeks ago. Since 4 days i'm having lower back bone pain. Difficulty & Pain urinating. ?

Had l5-c1 herniated disc yea. Sever gluteal muscle pain 4 weeks ago. Since 4 days i'm having lower back bone pain.   Difficulty & Pain urinating. ?

Here are some ...: Go to confirm no UTI, poor bladder emptying, etc. by physical exam + testing UA & residual urine. As to managing the potential consequence from nerve compression affecting bladder nerve, work with Doc so to decide what and how. In the meantime, try to urinate on regular basis + using one of alpha-blockers to help relax bladder opening and prostate urethra. Hopefully, all things in lower spine will ...Read more

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Any suggestions on which muscle/s help in breathing?

Any suggestions on which muscle/s help in breathing?

Muscles: Muscles involved with breathing are: intercostal muscles, diaphragm, abdominal muscles, pharyngeal muscles, and smooth muscles which line the bronchi. ...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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So by the muscle s loosing up at 34weeks do that mean labor is closer then I should expect?

So by the muscle s loosing up at 34weeks do that mean labor is closer then I should expect?

Sounds normal: Loosening of the muscles is a normal part of pregnancy. If your contractions increase then that would be a different issue. ...Read more

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Can a strained or pulled gluteal fold heal on it s own?

Can a  strained or pulled gluteal fold heal on it s own?

Certainly: Most strained or pulled muscles are just as they sound. Pulled or strained usually means not torn. As long as the area in question is rested and not used much until the area is healed then it will heal the majority of time. My advice would be to rest, do not use or abuse this muscle and it should heal in 4-12 weeks, depending on the severity. If you do all of this, and it does not, then seek medi ...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?

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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How to get muscle?

How to get muscle?

Diet ; exercise: More muscle needs a program of weight lifting as well as a balanced diet, ; protein supplements during ur heavy workouts ;on ur light days do cardiovascular exercises, also adequate sleep. C an atc @ a health club and get set up with a program tailored 2 ur needs ; abilities. ...Read more

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How to gain muscle?

How to gain muscle?

Work muscles harder: If muscles are used repeatedly until they tire, but are not injured, then they will grow bigger and stronger! if one does not eat or drink more calories than he uses during exercise, then his body will burn up fat for fuel. However, if he drinks a big orange juice (about 300 calories) while exercising, and exercises away only 200 calories, he will still get chubbier even though he is exercising. ...Read more

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How to gain muscle?

How to gain muscle?

Resistance training: To build mass, work the muscle group in question hard. Maximum resistance, 8-10 repetitions per set, three sets, 3-4x/week. Several different types of exercise. Creatine and an electronic muscle stimulator if okay by your physician. Eat sensibly and moderately with enough lean protein. Anabolic steroids give mass but harm you as a person. ...Read more