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Good treatments for hypotonia/low muscle tone?

Good treatments for hypotonia/low muscle tone?

Hard to say: Is this part of a condition? Can u excercise? If you have recurrent pain issues coming from the body an snri would help, like cymblata 30mg but unsure if you are out of shape or have a muscle disease. ...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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Which arm and abdominal exercises to tone muscles are considered effective?

Which arm and abdominal exercises to tone muscles are considered effective?

Cardio Mix: The best way to lose weight is cardio & a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up w/ running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. Exercises such as crunches, planks, sit-ups, etc are good for toning the abdominal muscles, but cardio is best for weight loss. ...Read more

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Why is massage therapy rarely prescribed for treatment of muscle tension.?

Why is massage therapy rarely prescribed for treatment of muscle tension.?

Just a guess...: It may be because it is not covered by insurance and can be expensive, making it less likely to be prescribed. Drs may also want to come up with a source of the muscle tension and focus on treating that. Massage therapy can provide relief in some people and in some the tension comes back. Osteopathic drs are trained in manipulation treatments, some include muscle stretching/massage-like treatments. ...Read more

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What is great herb for facial and muscle spasms (herbs or natural supplements only)?

What is great herb for facial and muscle spasms (herbs or natural supplements only)?

Wake UP numilaugher!: "Natural" is nonsense. Malaria, Ebola, snake venom, toxic molds - all totally natural. Some crucial drug wisdom: If it has no reported SIDE effects, it probably has no EFFECTS, either. You can practically bank on it: What health hucksters promote as "natural" is almost certainly worthless. Leave the Middle Ages behind. Be a skeptic, not a sucker. Seek real KNOWLEDGE, not pseudoscientific claptrap ...Read more

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Can ciliary muscle exercises restore (some) accommodation for a 73 yo male? If so, what are they, or please recommend sources for such exercises. Is there any other treatment in this regard. Thank you.

Can ciliary muscle exercises restore (some) accommodation for a 73 yo male? If so, what are they, or please recommend sources for such exercises. Is there any other treatment in this regard. Thank you.

No: We do not lose accommodation because the ciliary muscle becomes wear but because the lens becomes more rigid. The lens grows new fibers at the edge of the lens (the capsule) and grows towards the center. By age 73 the lens is very stiff and will not change shape to focus. ...Read more

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What is a home treatment for muscle elongation??

What is a home treatment for muscle elongation??

Strictly: speaking, there isn't one. Muscles run from their attachments. The bones would need elongate. No home tx. Muscle growth: I'm an expert having increased 10lb a week to benching my weight. 1) eat a decent amt protein don't starve. 2) find maximal lifting weight, use 80-90% 3) lift near maximal reps; wait 10 sec, lift 50% of that #, wait, lift 30%. 4) once daily workout. ...Read more

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Is there one medicine for spasticity and muscle spasms? Associated with neuropathy. Which is recommended??

Is there one medicine for spasticity and muscle spasms? Associated with neuropathy. Which is recommended??

No: There are multiple medications we use for muscle spasticity to varying degrees of help including flexeril, zanaflex, soma, baclofen, Valium, and skelaxin (metaxalone) just to name a few. Discuss directly with your doctor what would be best for you. ...Read more

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Is electric stimulation and short wave therapy for shoulder muscle treatment both equally effective? Please advise!

Is electric stimulation and short wave therapy for shoulder muscle treatment both equally effective? Please advise!

Apples and oranges: Ask the provider(s) for referral sources and to help you deal w/ your specific type of pain in choosing. For some, apples hit the spot - others will pick an orange. Neither is credited by many physicians. You may need o try for yourself. ...Read more

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Normal emg & bfs diagnosis. Is there a way to stop or at least alleviate these twitches permanently? What is the effect of regular exercise? (m, 30)

Normal emg & bfs diagnosis. Is there a way to stop or at least alleviate these twitches permanently? What is the effect of regular exercise? (m, 30)

Exercise triggers: Exercise can actually be a trigger for benign fasciculations, especially weight lifting. Avoid stimulants, anything with caffeine to try to control symptoms. Occasionally, people feel better by taking calcium, potassium or magnesium. ...Read more

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Can electrical muscle stimulation (ems) technology help tone up muscles?

Can electrical muscle stimulation (ems) technology help tone up muscles?

YES: Filipovic, kleinöder dörmann, an mester in a review published in 2011 (j strength cond res. 2011 nov 5) found that ems could increase fitness and performance. ...Read more

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What are alternative treatment methods for spinal muscular atrophy?

What are alternative treatment methods for spinal muscular atrophy?

Well not sure: What treatments you are getting. In general muscle exercises and physical therapy are useful. Do they know why your spinal muscles are atrophied? Ask yuor doctor who is handling this. There is no quick cure. ...Read more

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Will eyelid exercises be effective to cure mild congenital ptosis? Can you strengthen that one muscle?

Will eyelid exercises be effective to cure mild congenital ptosis?  Can you strengthen that one muscle?

Not that I am aware: Never seen any research of studies indicating exercise would affect ptosis. ...Read more

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Can a pre-workout supplement used to give you energy and helps build muscle, like c-4, cause erectile dysfunction?

Can a pre-workout supplement used to give you energy and helps build muscle, like c-4, cause erectile dysfunction?

Perhaps: There is a growing body of evidence that " workout supplements" have various negative side effects and there is scant evidence that is well collected that there are authentic positive effects. ...Read more

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Antispasmodic vs antispastic. spasmodic is for musculoskeletal +antispastic is for muscle hypertonicity no idea what these mean. Can u dumb it down?

Antispasmodic vs antispastic. spasmodic is for musculoskeletal +antispastic is for muscle hypertonicity no idea what these mean. Can u dumb it down?

Yes: The muscles are in your intestines are called smooth muscle anti-spasmodic relaxes these kind of muscles. There's a different kind of muscles called skeletal muscle in your arms and neck and back a different type of muscle relaxer relaxes these muscles they function differently ...Read more

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What is the best muscle relaxant that can be taken with pain meds for quik jerking of groups of muscles?

What is the best muscle relaxant that can be taken with pain meds for quik jerking of groups of muscles?

Wait...: I would not reach for muscle relxants for jerking motions until i knew what was causing them...The of course are not normal to have them while awake... ...Read more

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Is the electric muscle stimulator ( EMS ) bad for the muscles, skin, health problems, etc..?

Electric muscle stim: First of all are you using it on your own or are you going to a physical therapy place or a physical medicine doctor for this? If you use it under the supervision of a healthcare provider, it should be okay. Too much is not good and if used on your own, it could be harmful, so please check with a doctor. ...Read more

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What are some alternative health cures/treatment for periodic limb movement disorder?

What are some alternative health cures/treatment for periodic limb movement disorder?

Not aware of any: Periodic limb movements in sleep are perhaps similar to restless leg sydrome, but represent sudden nocturnal jerking while asleep. No otc preps seem useful, but drugs such as clonazepam, ropinorole, pramipexole, and even l-dopa may control this. ...Read more

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Which types treatment options are there for back pain and muscle spasms?

Which types treatment options are there for back pain and muscle spasms?

Conservative care: Generally you will start with conservative treatment such as physical therapy (including strengthening and stretching), as well as anti-inflammatory and muscle relaxant medications. Regular exercise, weight loss, improved diet, and smoking cessation are also recommended. Be sure to see a physician first to evaluate whether there is any significant underlying pathology. ...Read more

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Can HGH therapy work for treatment of secondary amenorrhea?

Can HGH therapy work for treatment of secondary amenorrhea?

Thanks for asking!: Hypothalamic and pituitary disorders have low levels of gonadotropin and estrogen.Hgh has not been indicated for treatment of secondary amenorrhea. In cases of turner's syndrome where recombinent hgh along with estrogen is used as part of standard treatment but not for amenorrhea per say. ...Read more

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Dr. Marvin Ott
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Abnormal Muscle Tone (Definition)

Think of the muscles like feeling a rubber band. If it is very lax and like a wet noodle, then it is low tone or hypotonia. If the muscle is stiff and rigid like a rubber band wound too tight, then it is hypertonia or increased tone. This is tested by moving a limb and feeling the resistance the muscle ...Read more


Dr. James Hocker
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