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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
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
I have tightness in my leg under the calf when I am walking or exercising i work out 6 days a week with shawn t and i think i may haved pulled or strained my muscle, what should I do ?
I : I agree that if you are able to walk, you may have a simple strain/sprain. However, I do not think that you need to see an orthopedic surgeon because of a sprain after 7 days. You see one when surgery needs to be done. An evaluation by a qualified primary care physician will be the first place to start. A good physician will know if this is a sprain/strain/tear/clot/etc and if surgery is needed and will make a referral to a good pain specialist if it is non surgical or a good orthopedic surgeon if it is surgical. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Been two days j cant walk cus my leg muscles r tight.( i was dancin too much) i took aleeve and ibuphron and been putting icehot patches nothing works?
Tincture of time: Hi. You poor thing! That hurts! But you're doing all you can, and now only time will heal your sore muscles. You need to get out and dance more often to keep those muscles in shape! ;-) ...Read more
RICE: You should start with rice as a home treatment. After 48-72 hours you may switch to heat (instead of ice). As your pain starts to subside you may add stretching as tolerated, and massage. Once pain is gone, then gently return to activity as your strength and flexibility may need time to recovery after the injury. Depending on the severity you may need the supervision if a physical therapist! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diagnosis first: These are sore, but why are they sore. The diagnosis is important to clarify why these are sore and determine the therapy. Muscles need power building and stretching. Your evaluation will clarify your diagnosis and thus your physical therapy, exercise and medication program. ...Read more
How do I massage tight adductor muscles and hamstrings? My adductor muscles and hamstrings are very tight from a track meet.
Can tight hamstrings cause sciatica without any involvement of the piriformis muscle? (pain in the upper part of my leg after sitting over 3 hours)
Muscle spasms in lower back with pulling sensation and sciatica type pain in legs,no disks problems but really tight hamstrings could this be the caus?
Causes of sciatica: There are causes for sciatica besides disc problems. Hypertrophied muscle or spasm can push on the sciatic nerve causing pain to radiate down leg. The muscle can be in the lower back or pelvis. Since it appears that there is no serious structural problem, then physical therapy is the best way to get muscles and ligaments to relax and stretch and reduce pressure on sciatic nerve. ...Read more
Have really tight leg Muscles what should I do i can't lift my leg very high because it's too tight
There is a pain in my right leg. The muscles were very tight especially around the fibula. Is there any way to relieve the pain and relax the muscles?
Of course: Did you hurt your leg in any way? Excessive use of a group of muscles can cause them to get fatigued and need to be nursed back to normal with rest and some OTC anti inflammatory agents like Ibuprofen etc. Muscle relaxants are prescription drugs and should be reserved to treat those cases that have been assessed by doctors for a proper diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Simple MSK?: Yoga helps a variety of problems, including balance, muscle imbalances, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, insomnia, mood porblems, and many more. I encourage you to give it a try--many studios have introductory packages. Each instructor and class has their own feeling, so try a few before you lay out a lot of money. ...Read more
Pain top left of leg and left buttocks, pain now bottom of back and tightness in right buttocks now, think from the gym is this nerve or muscle damage?
Hi.. I have tight leg muscles which affects my sports and running and can be very painful, what is the best way to rid them?
My dr suspects pinched nerve in my back. Said my lower leg muscles can feel tight and hard from this. Is this true? She also wants me to get EMG + NCS
Can pelvic floor dysfunction (tight pelvic floor in spasm) cause leg pain?Awaiting botox in pelvic muscle
What would cause my knee to hurt and cause pain up and down my leg? I injured it this summer. A tight muscle in the hip was the cause then.
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