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How Do I Keep My Muscles From Cramping And Stiffening
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
See orthopedist: Neck pain commonly is due to muscle spasms, poor posture, arthritis, herniated disks etc. If you are symptomatic in your neck and back then seek an orthopedic surgeon or preferably an orthopedic spine surgeon. They can prescribe medications and therapy that can help your symptoms. ...Read more
My muscles are tight I cant move my arms that good. And I get muscle cramps in my back. What muscle relaxer works best?
I keep getting muscle spasms in my legs and sore muscles wondering y even n my arms and neck. Wondering cause im not exercising?
Quinine sulfate: Involuntary muscle spasms have been a frequent patient complaint almost since the first coming. Sometimes its due to electrolyte imbalances, sometimes its just idiopathic...Meaning cause indeterminate. For decades, physicians prescribed quinamm, or quinine sulfate 325 mg, which worked like a charm. Ask your physician for an rx for qualaiquin 324 mg. This is off label prescribing now, but willwork. ...Read more
Stretch & quinine: Nocturnal leg cramps can occur for unknown reasons. Are you getting them at night? You should stretch before bed time and when you get them. The best therapy for them are quinine pills, but the fda removed them from the market - for reasons that are not completely clear. Taken at bedtime they are very effective in preventing noctunal leg cramps. Try drinking quinine water at bedtime. ...Read more
How many exercise reps do I need? When i exercise my legs and butt i feel the burn and the tightness of the muscles. Later the muscles get soft again.
Normal: You are experiencing normal muscle recovery.Get a more detailed answer ›
Water and gravity: Our bodies have a large amount of water needed to keep organs functioning. The vessels that carry the fluids are not perfect and they can leak. Also, our tissues have a certain amount of water to stay moist and pliable. Gravity works to pull the fluids down towards the feet even in healthy people. It will worsen as the day progresses. Treatment is compression socks/elevation. Avoid water pills. ...Read more
When i sit down i can't sit still, my back starts getting sore. Not the skin but the muscles do. And I have to keep moving and stretching. Why?
I get muscle cramps on my leg while getting up in the morning. How do I stop them from occurring ?
See your PCP: for evaluation, labs and diagnosis followed by the appropriate treatment. Good luck. ...Read more
How do I rebuild my muscle flexibility? After my stroke 2 years ago, I now find my whole muscle system back to feet as very stiff- like stick figure.
After working out, I have strained my right forearm and can't lift a lot of weight (~30 lbs) without feeling lots of tension. How can I get back to normal?
Ankle pain: Recommend you see a doctor to get evaluated. You might need some studies to evaluate your ankle to see what the cause of your pain. ...Read more
Therapy: To reduce muscle tension (any of the large muscle groups), use massage and stretching. You may need to be evaluated first, to make sure that there is not an underlying problem that is causing the muscle tension. If there is no underlying problems, then ask for a referral to a good physical therapist to help break down the initial tension and develop a home stretching program to maintain. ...Read more
I am having muscle spasms, The back hurts. What can I do to ease pain.Should I keep my walks on.Help.
Musculo-skletal pain: Take rest couple days and pu t warm compresses to the affected area few times per day. Also get muscle relaxant prescription from your doctor and take it with advil (ibuprofen). If you have queries shoot me an e-mail click this --> https://www.healthtap.com/experts/12714048-dr-vahe-yetimyan ...Read more
Do the following: Rest on a flat surface with a thin soft pillow under you head and neck, start taking advil (ibuprofen) 600 mg - 800 mg three times per day for 3-5 days, drink plenty of fluids, have someone massage your neck and upper back with bengay or apply hot towel over your neck to increase blood circulation into the neck muscles. If not improved, call your doctor to have an exam. If this is a recurrent condition: xrays. ...Read more
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