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How To Relax Tight Muscles
Torticollis: If you have torticollis, the best treatment is muscle relaxants and antiinflammatory drugs. But at home, you may starte with non steroidal antiinflammatory drug and keeping your neck warm and adding gentle massages, see if it works ( it may take a long time without muscle relaxant to have effects). ...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
Heat and Posture: Muscles in the neck most commonly tighten from either poor posture (making them work harder to support your head), or from an injury to the neck (in which your muscles tighten up to provide support to the spine). Improving your posture and ergonomics is the best way to prevent tight muscles, and warm compresses are a good modality to help muscles relax. Then do gentle range of motion exercises. ...Read more
PMR: Progressive muscle relaxation (pmr) is a relaxation exercise that decreases muscle tension. You can do this while in bed. It works by actively tensing up and relaxing one muscle group at a time. Areas traditionally covered are legs, abdomen, chest, arms, shoulders, neck, forehead, and area around eyes. Diaphragmatic breathing can also help you relax and help you fall asleep. ...Read more
What is good to take to help support muscles? Need something that will help my muscles heal my thighs & back muscles don't know how to relax, uptight.
Vague/complex QUESTN: ACUPRESSURE POINTS IN WHOLE BACK - LOWER ONLY ARE MANY . EASY TO FIND IF SOME ONE JUST GIVE GENTLE PRESSURE ON PARASPINAL MUSCLES AND MODERATE PRESSURE CAN MAKE YOU JUMP- JUMP SIGN MEANS SORE POINT GIVING SPASM AND PAIN. IF PERSON GIVING MASSAGE CAN PRESS AND HOLK FOR A 30 SECONDS --RELIEF WILL BE NOTICED ..MULTIPLE POINTS PRESSURE &MODERATE MASSAGE CAN RELAX MUSCLES.MUSCLE RELAXANTS HELP ...Read more
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
How many times do I need exercises to maintain tight muscles in my legs buttock? I want my muscles tight and stay tight.
See Below: Try to identify things that you can control and things you cannot control. Work on things that you can control, and let go of things that you can't. Establish routines for yourself-- it helps make environment more predictable. Do relaxation (can google the script), self-care, sleep hygiene. ...Read more
Flexible is better: If you work out it is important to maintain flexibility to help prevent injuries. Warm up first before you stretch since the muscles will stretch better when they are warm. ...Read more
Depends on situation: Remember that these are exercises, hence it must be done regularly and kept up, just like going to the gym.After all these are exercises. The main indications is to recover the tone of the vaginal muscles after delivery.It is important to know that there is some tone in the muscles to start with. In a totally flaccid muscle the electrical stimulation is needed. Consult your GYN. ...Read more
Muscle spasm: See fp for muscle relaxer (preferable one that doesn't make you sleep all the time). Moist heat to neck & shoulders will help relax muscles. Stretching exercises for neck & shoulders [see ilustration]. Shoulder shrugs will help relax trapezius. Therapeutic massage also beneficial & feels wonderful. ...Read more
After prostatectomy surgery I was told to do Kegel exercises to retrain bladder sphincter muscles. Does walking help to strengthen those muscles too?
Many ways: You can practice various forms of relaxation exercises, including meditation, visualizing a calm place such as a beach, or actually tightening your stomach further, then relaxing it. If your stress and anxiety are disrupting your life, counseling and/or medication can help. Seeking a mental health evaluation could be of benefit if your stress is very burdensome. Hope this answer helped. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Exercise: Stretch these muscles.Get a more detailed answer ›
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