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What can I do to loosen up stiff muscles?

What can I do to loosen up stiff muscles?

Stretch: Stretching helps. Static and ballistic (movement) types of stretching should both be employed. ...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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What are some homemade remedies to loosen muscles?

What are some homemade remedies to loosen muscles?

Heat and activity: Some gentle heat and activity such as yoga or Pilates is great for decreasing pain and improving flexibility in sore, stiff muscles. ...Read more

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My muscles are always stiff and hurt when poked. How do I loosen up?

My muscles are always stiff and hurt when poked. How do I loosen up?

Get it evaluated: If you have soft tissue tenderness, that needs evaluation and may be more than tight muscles. Get it evaluated. ...Read more

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Stiffness in my muscles after a weekend of yardwork. How to loosen up?

Stiffness in my muscles after a weekend of yardwork.  How to loosen up?

Hot bath: When muscles are stiff they need to discharge the chemicals that build up during work. Heat, hot shower, hot bath encourages blood vessels to expand and increased flow helps carry away the debris. This and gentle stretching will help. The real trouble is you are working the muscles only on the weekends. If you did light exercise between you would become less stiff. ...Read more

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What is the best type of massage for a nurse to loosen her tense muscles and just relax?

What is the best type of massage for a nurse to loosen her tense muscles and just relax?

Depends: There are many types of massage for whole body relaxation. If you actually have muscle knots, neuromuscular massage is very helpful. If you are always getting knots in the same places (from repetive motion) a pt can give you a strengthening/stretching regimen to prevent recurrence. For really persistent knots, trigger point injections from a physiatrist or acupuncture can be helpful. ...Read more

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I regularly suffer from severe pain in the muscle just to the base of the left my neck. What exercises would be best to loosen this up?

I regularly suffer from severe pain in the muscle just to the base of the left my neck.  What exercises would be best to loosen this up?

Pain in the neck: Arthritis, disc diseases/joint diseases, strained muscles/tendons etc..Can cause pain--muscle spasm often makes a 'stiff" neck and at times can be quite painful. If you have radiating pain to arms etc..Likely a pinched nerve. Since u gave limited info, it is hard to tell. Because your pain is severe, i advise getting it checked out before specific therapy/exercise can be given. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for obtorator internus? How about internal treatment to loosen the muscle?

What is the best treatment for obtorator internus?  How about internal treatment to loosen the muscle?

Obturator internus: I'm not aware of this very small muscle below & lateral to the pubis causing any significant problems in isolation. ...Read more

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My dr. Told me my back muscles are tight and that's what causes my upper back to hurt. What can I do to help loosen these muscles?

Tight back muscles: Stretching exercises e.g. Gentle yoga would probably be of benefit to you. Also check your posture standing and sitting. Also check how you work with computer etc. ...Read more

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How to loosen tight hamstring muscles and core muscles from work outs?

Stretching: Stretching stretching stretching. Unfortunately, there is no easy way out here. Stretching at the end of a workout gets great results for muscle and tendon lengthening. Stretching 6 hours and 24 hours later reduces swelling that naturally results from muscle workouts. So the answer is stretching stretching stretching! ...Read more

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How can I loosen up sore muscles?

How can I loosen up sore muscles?

Depends on cause: If this is from overuse try moist heat and gentle stretching first. If you are talking about a muscle disease please restate question. ...Read more

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Why do my muscles become tight and sore right after being loosened and relaxed all the time?

Stress vs posture: Muscles can become tight & sore as a byproduct of stress. Poor ergonomics, especially for prolonged period of time, can also lead to muscle aches from poor posture. Studying for finals can lead to both concurrently. So set an alarm to remind you to get up & stretch every 15-30min. ...Read more

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I've had neck pain for 2 weeks now. When i try to tilt my head back there is a sharp pain down my back muscles. Is there a stretch to loosen this?

I've had neck pain for 2 weeks now. When i try to tilt my head back there is a sharp pain down my back muscles. Is there a stretch to loosen this?

Not normal: You should see your doctor about this. The symptoms of sharp pain when tilting your head back is worrisome for some type of nerve entrapment or infection. If you are having fever, numbness, or headache, please seek urgent medical attention. Otherwise, please see your primary care doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Massage therapist told me my calf muscles are tightest she's ever seen (maybe due to years of ballet lessons). What are good ways to loosen them up?

STRETCH: Stretch, stretch daily and then, stretch again.
You are predetermined to a certain size tendons and muscle mobility by genetics, but you can help yourself by stretching. ...Read more

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Can you tell me some types of jaw exercises to help loosen the jaw muscles (mainly around the joint?

Can you tell me some types of jaw exercises to help loosen the jaw muscles (mainly around the joint?

TMJ exercises: Try putting your tongue on the roof of your mouth, opening your mouth wide with your tongue in place, and breathing in slowly for two counts, and out slowly for two counts. Release and repeat 6 times, every 3 hours. Make a fist and place it directly under your chin. Balance the weight of your fist and press as you gently try to open your jaw. See OFP for consult. ...Read more

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My physio has told me that my thigh and muscles around my knee are tight. How can I help loosen them up? Would a massage help?

Yes and stretching: The main thing is stretching those muscles (hamstring and quadriceps) for better results. Ask your therapist for exercises in order for you to do them safely. ...Read more

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Charlie horse spasm in upper abdomen. It knocks the breathe out of me. I have to lay on the floor and massage it until the muscles loosen. What is it?

Deficiencies: Anxiety, back pain, difficulty breathing and muscle spasm can all be due to magnesium deficiency which is often present in winter with a need for vit d3 as well. Topical magnesium oil or a magnesium supplement like calms might help with 1, 000 to 10, 000 units of vit d3. Listen to your body and take what works. Avoid refined foods and sugar and improve over all health with good choices. ...Read more

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My arm (elbow down) is incredibly sore and the muscles are really tight. What can I do to loosen the muscles?

My arm (elbow down) is incredibly sore and the muscles are really tight. What can I do to loosen the muscles?

Consider PT: Consider physical therapy and modalities such as massage therapy, heat & ice, etc. as well as appropriate use of a brace/supporter during times of exertion/exercises/sports. ...Read more

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Woke up with very painful muscle strain in right upper back near ribs... Will heat application help loosen the muscle?

Yes: Heat can definitely potentially help in this situation. You may also want to try NSAIDs and stretching. ...Read more

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Insomnia worse. 3 hrs & up. On sleep meds (list). Not helping. Have take 2 more Tiz. & Xanax (alprazolam) to sleep. On Cpap. No caff. @ evening. Awake w/ pain. Up loosen muscles. Seen MD x 5. Meds tk 1 hr to work.

Insomnia worse. 3 hrs & up. On sleep meds (list). Not helping. Have take 2 more Tiz. & Xanax (alprazolam) to sleep. On Cpap. No caff. @ evening. Awake w/ pain. Up loosen muscles. Seen MD x 5. Meds tk 1 hr to work.

Tough question!: As you know now, insomnia is tough to treat sometimes. It depends on the cause, but you say you are waking due to pain. So addressing the pain seems to be the key. Keep working on this with your doc. Also, good sleep habits are important. Look up "sleep hygiene" on healthtap or on reputable, noncommercial websites for more info. ...Read more

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Pain at inner ankle when walk. Doc said all healed.Muscles n ligaments tight after wearing inflatable stirrup for 2 months. Wean off. How to loosen?

Pain at inner ankle when walk. Doc said all healed.Muscles n ligaments tight after wearing inflatable stirrup for 2 months. Wean off. How to loosen?

You need the brace!: You still need the brace. It is not all healed if it still hurts. First, get an MRI to rule out a longitudinal tear of the posterior tibial tendon. This is common in overweight patients and can be treated conservatively or surgically. Try a richie brace.

Leo krawetz, dpm, facfas. ...Read more