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How do I keep my muscles from cramping and stiffening?

How do I keep my muscles from cramping and stiffening?

Stretching: Muscles need to be exercised. Stretching and strengthening of muscles will help them be in optimal health, minimizing cramping and stiffness. ...Read more

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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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Why do I keep getting muscle spasms in my neck and how can I stop it?

Why do I keep getting muscle spasms in my neck and how can I stop it?

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

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What can I do to keep my muscles from getting too painful?

What can I do to keep my muscles from getting too painful?

Heat : Moist heat and keep hydrated with an appropriate electrolyte balanced drink. ...Read more

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I keep getting muscle spasms in my legs and sore muscles wondering y even n my arms and neck. Wondering cause im not exercising?

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

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How can I keep from getting cramps in my legs?

How can I keep from getting cramps in my legs?

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

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How do I keep my ankle from swelling and being too tight to move?

How do I keep my ankle from swelling and being too tight to move?

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

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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?

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?

?restlessness: This could be simple restlessness or a problem with your spine. I recommend a back evaluation by an orthopedic surgeon who may order imaging studies of your spine if he/she feels they're indicated after examining you. ...Read more

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I get muscle cramps on my leg while getting up in the morning. How do I stop them from occurring ?

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

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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.

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.

Exercise!!: Stretching, yoga, TaiChi, conditioning, physical therapy...... You get the idea. Only very hard work will get you better, but if you do it it will get you better. Maybe not to your prior baseline, but it will help a lot. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Rest & activity-: - modification, until U R having no trouble, then ease into it again. There R lots of things U can do core, cardio, legs & more. Good luck. ...Read more

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I keep having deep set pain in my ankle. How can I stop the pain?

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

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I have heaps of muscle tension in my buttocks and lower back muscles. How do I relieve it?

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

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I am having muscle spasms, The back hurts. What can I do to ease pain.Should I keep my walks on.Help.

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

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Pulled neck muscles while exercising now have pain and nausea. How do I get well from this?

Pulled neck muscles while exercising now have pain and nausea.  How do I get well from this?

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