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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Board Certified, Neurology
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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?

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Board Certified, Neurology
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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?

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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Dr. Arnon Rubin
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Dr. Richard Blake
Board Certified, Podiatry
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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?

Dr. Richard Blake
Board Certified, Podiatry
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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?

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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Dr. Ricardo Reyes
Board Certified, Podiatry
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How long should it take for "stretched tendons" in the front of an ankle to heal?

Dr. Ricardo Reyes
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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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Dr. David Earle
Board Certified, General Surgery
26 years in practice
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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

Dr. David Earle
Board Certified, General Surgery
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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

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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Dr. Arnon Rubin
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Dr. R. Jan Gurley
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
28 years in practice
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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?

Dr. R. Jan Gurley
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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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?

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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Dr. Katharine Cox
Board Certified, Pediatric Emergency Medicine
40 years in practice
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Have a pain on center of chest top area when coughing it hurts only hurts when I bring my head down to my chest or stretch my arms in front of chest area?

Dr. Katharine Cox
Board Certified, Pediatric Emergency Medicine
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Have a pain on center of chest top area when coughing it hurts only hurts when I bring my head down to my chest or stretch my arms in front of chest area?

Chest pain: It sounds like a strain or a pain involving the muscles in your chest. It is pain that is worse with movement. It may have been caused by your coughing. If not getting better, see your doctor. All the best. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Rothfeld
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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

Dr. Thomas Rothfeld
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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

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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Dr. Rick Pospisil
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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R anterior knee pain for 1mo. Had arthroscopy in 2011; found partial tear and marked stretching of ACL. Would the ACL have healed on its own, or could it be causing me pain now?

Dr. Rick Pospisil
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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R anterior knee pain for 1mo. Had arthroscopy in 2011; found partial tear and marked stretching of ACL. Would the ACL have healed on its own, or could it be causing me pain now?

Acl: Once the ACL is partially torn it does not heal. Initially one can compensate by strengthening the quadriceps muscles. Unfortunately with time the knee remains unstable and further symptoms like pain occur. So .. Get it checked by a knee specialist ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Fischer
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
11 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Andrew Fischer
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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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?

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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Dr. Mark Dickson
Board Certified, General Surgery
18 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Mark Dickson
Board Certified, General Surgery
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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?

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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