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How To Loosen Muscles In The Butt
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
Get it evaluated: If you have soft tissue tenderness, that needs evaluation and may be more than tight muscles. Get it evaluated. ...Read more
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
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
I have very painful clenched back muscles from athletic activity. I've always had right muscles ad am curious how to get them to loosen and benefits ?
What can help loosen muscles contracted due to overuse/injury besides corticosteroids and massage?
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
I have TMJ ( 18 months ) and muscles seem to be loosening . I am getting a lot of fluttering. Is that a loosening sign or sign they are in spasm ?
Not sure: Not sure. Where is the fluttering?Get a more detailed answer ›
What is the best treatment for obtorator internus? How about internal treatment to loosen the muscle?
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
I have had TMJ and muscle tightness. What should it feel like when muscles are loosening up . I think this is happening.
The pain will lessen: The pain will lessen and range of motion will increase. ...Read more
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
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
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 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
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
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
I have been experiencing pins and needles in my left pinky and ring finger for some time, have tried loosening muscles and stretches, whats the cause? And how can it be fixed
My arm (elbow down) is incredibly sore and the muscles are really tight. What can I do to loosen the muscles?
What is this white powdery discharge on my penis. I have a problem sometimes with having to pee. I will go to the bathroom and after I have went i will still feel that i need to go. As i stand over the toilet i will tense and loosen my muscles so i can ge
Woke up with very painful muscle strain in right upper back near ribs... Will heat application help loosen the muscle?
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
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