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I have been experiencing muscle spasms similar to a charlie horse in my right deltoid (anterior/lateral) when i stretch or reach. Do not lift weights?

I have been experiencing muscle spasms similar to a charlie horse in my right deltoid (anterior/lateral) when i stretch or reach. Do not lift weights?

Depends on This&That: If you're not used to stretching very much or doing routine exercises then, you may simply be suffering from muscle deconditioning. May be remedied by doing daily stretching. On the other hand, other causes for muscle spasms exist having to do with metabolic or medical conditions and which could also be checked out so contact your physician for a possible appointments and maybe some lab work. ...Read more

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My glutes and legs are trained from playing basketball. I however seem to have an anterior pelvic tilt. Would my psoas need to be stretched?

My glutes and legs are trained from playing basketball. I however seem to have an anterior pelvic tilt. Would my psoas need to be stretched?

Psoas Stretch: The iliopsoas muscle starts up in the low back and pelvis and attaches into the femur. The tighter it becomes, the more anterior pelvic tilt occurs. Finding out how to check if it is tight and then do appropriate stretches 3 times per day is important. I attached a good video for you. Dr rich blake http://youtu.Be/bht4192tklc. ...Read more

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How long should it take for "stretched tendons" in the front of an ankle to heal?

How long should it take for "stretched tendons" in the front of an ankle to heal?

Stretched tendons: If by stretched tendons, you mean ligament laxity.This is commonly seen as a result of an ankle sprain. The normal treatment regimen for an ankle sprain, without ligament tear is three weeks of immobilization. ...Read more

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Immediately after waking in the morning, I stood and stretched while taking a deep breath. There was an audible pop (my wife heard it), and I felt a sharp pain at the bottom right front of my ribs. Now the pain is always there at a low level, and much mor

Immediately after waking in the morning, I stood and stretched while taking a deep breath. There was an audible pop (my wife heard it), and I felt a sharp pain at the bottom right front of my ribs. Now the pain is always there at a low level, and much mor

Costal cartlidge : Sounds like maybe the junction at the bony and cartilaginous portion if the ribs partially disconnected. This wouldn't necessarily show up on an X-ray. If you're worried, see your primary care. Generally no treatment for something one this. You may want to ask your doctor why it happened. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I seem to have anterior pelvic tilt. I then did psoas stretches, and the back pains from it seem to have gone away. Could i be on the right path?

I seem to have anterior pelvic tilt. I then did psoas stretches, and the back pains from it seem to have gone away. Could i be on the right path?

Good for you!: Gentle stretching has been shown in studies to be surprisingly effective for back pain. Having the pain go away is a good sign and congratulations for sticking with your plan. ...Read more

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I'm 17 and have stretch marks in the front of my stomache and i'm 5"4 at 154 what can it be ? Is that normal ? I am on Depo-Provera the way

I'm 17 and have stretch marks in the front of my stomache and i'm 5"4 at 154 what can it be ? Is that normal ? I am on Depo-Provera the way

Striae: Striae are stretch marks. They can occur at relatively young ages. In fact teenagers are the most common age group to get them. They occur with rapid stretching of the skin, for example gaining weight or pregnancy. They are not dangerous but you may consult a dermatologist for potential treatments. ...Read more

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Im getting physical therapy for my rotator cuff surgery but now I have a burning pain in front of my shoulder. Did they over stretch?

Im getting physical therapy for my rotator cuff surgery but now I have a burning pain in front of my shoulder.  Did they over stretch?

Likely just muscle.: Physical therapy for rotator cuff is a mainstay of therapy for this. With stretching and exercise the other muscles and tendons of the shoulder joint will become strengthened and stretched. These muscles are likely not used to this at this point and so will become sore and burn as Lactic Acid builds up in them. The best thing to do is to keep up with the pt. ...Read more

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I have a bump on my shin, after some research, it sounds like:a Tibialis Anterior Hernia. It's only visible after running or stretching . Is this it?

I have a bump on my shin, after some research, it sounds like:a Tibialis Anterior  Hernia. It's only visible after running or stretching . Is this it?

Possibly: I have been in practice for well over 20 years and I have never seen such a hernia. That doesn't mean it couldn't happen. Regardless, it is usually not serious. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have visible darker veins on testicles that is on front of testicles and close to surface? When i strech testic they are more visible.

Is it normal to have visible darker veins on testicles that is on front of testicles and close to surface? When i strech testic they are more visible.

Absolutely normal: yes it is normal to have dark veins Everyone is a little different so some are darker than others but it is normal ...Read more

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Front of neck near shoulder aches and stiff. Any good recommendation on stretches or relief for ache? Shoots up to below ear from time to time as well

Front of neck near shoulder aches and stiff. Any good recommendation on stretches or relief for ache? Shoots up to below ear from time to time as well

SCM: Sounds like your sternocleidomastoid muscle is sore. https://www.google.com/search?q=sternocleidomastoid+stretches Here is a site that has the basic stretches for this muscle. A chiropractor or massage therapist would also be helpful. ...Read more

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