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My muscles are really sore from working out. Is it best to rest or push through the pain?

My muscles are really sore from working out. Is it best to rest or push through the pain?

Depends: Usually one should try streching before and after a workout. Sometimes heat applications will help. Cross training can also be of benefit to avoid a repetitive use injury. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

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


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Is it bad to crack your back when you are stretching?

Is it bad to crack your back when you are stretching?

It could help ?: "cracking" your back is not so bad at all if you are a young and healthy individual. The concern tends to be that there are some risks associated, such as fracture, sprain, strain, etc. These risks are very low when an adjustment ("cracking") is performed by a skilled professional (eg: doctor of chiropractic), but when performed by yourself, or by another unskilled person, the risks increase. ...Read more

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Is it normal that when you get really tired your eyes start to tear up and run?

Is it normal that when you get really tired your eyes start to tear up and run?

Yes: When your eyes tear up and you are tired (at the end of a long day for example) this is often an indication that your eyes have become dry throughout the day. Your eyes then over compensate by producing tears in excess which may cause your eyes to water. ...Read more

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Is it good or bad to exercise before bed,especially doing pull-ups? It seems to me that it could wake you up or tire you out.

Is it good or bad to exercise before bed,especially doing pull-ups? It seems to me that it could wake you up or tire you out.

You are right: It does depend on the individual. In general, we teach patients to avoid exercise close to sleep as it often stimulates people's minds and makes it difficult sleep. But there are some people, who it does help relax to ease into sleep. You have to figure out, how your body responds. ...Read more

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Can a pulled muscle in your back make it hurt when you breathe?

Can a pulled muscle in your back make it hurt when you breathe?

Yes.: A pulled or strained muscle can give you pain when you breathe because of the expansion of the rib cage, that puts a stress on those muscles. ...Read more

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Sometimes when i sleep my leg really hurts and it is as if all the muscles are pulled and i can't move it. Why? I need to excercise more?

Sometimes when i sleep my leg really hurts and it is as if all the muscles are pulled and i can't move it. Why?  I need to excercise more?

See your doctor: If this pain is bad, and keeps happening, see your doctor. She or he can go over your story, your medical history, and examine. This will help determine the cause or at least guide testing and treatment. You could try stretching your leg muscles before going to bed and see if that helps. General exercise like walking may help too. If not, see your primary doctor. ...Read more

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What can you do if your head is throbbing, your muscles are sore and it hurts behind the eyes?

What can you do if your head is throbbing, your muscles are sore and it hurts behind the eyes?

Seek Medical Care: Generally a headache is responds to standard over the counter pain medications. If it is a true migraine (aura, severe pain with relief in a dark room) you may be a candidate for Botox (r). The sore muscles may be an indication of tension headaches and the pain behind the eyes, possible sinus disease. Neurologists are specialists in headaches. If you have frequent headaches, you see a md. ...Read more

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Is it okay to run/swim through soreness? Also, how many days does it usually take for sore muscles to stop being painful?

Depends on injury: it is always wise to be certain whatever injury you have before you think about exercising through it. Your physician can help clarify what type of injury you have and whether it's safe to continue to exercise or whether you should hesitate and let things heal ...Read more

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Is it bad to work out your chest again if it is still sore from the last time you went to to gym? (yesterday)

Is it bad to work out your chest again if it is still sore from the last time you went to to gym? (yesterday)

Depend: If the muscled are sore to touch or restrict your range of motion, then wait another day or two. If you just have soreness the return to the gym and perform stretching and light lifting to promote blood flow and remove toxins from body. This help promote healing. If your muscle are extremely painful go see your doctor for an evaluation. Must be aware of rhabdomyolysis. ...Read more

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What's does it mean when both of your nose is stop up and hard for you to breath?

What's does it mean when both of your nose is stop up and hard for you to breath?

Nasal congestion: This could be multiple things from an allergic reaction, a viral cold or a bacterial infection. If it goes on for more than a few days then you should get checked out. If you develop and fevers or facial or dental pain you should also see a doctor. You can try nasal saline spray to help with symptoms. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to pull muscles in chest when coughin?

Is it possible for you to pull muscles in chest when coughin?

Yes: Coughing can especially strain muscles in abdomen and chest, and when prolonged can even tear the muscle fibers (very minor though). ...Read more

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Is it normal for the area of your pubic bone to expand when you breath out? Also, is it normal for the same area to feel hard when you do pull ups?

Is it normal for the area of your pubic bone to expand when you breath out? Also, is it normal for the same area to feel hard when you do pull ups?

Abdominal muscles: The rectus abdominis (the six pack muscle) helps with breathing and attaches on the pubic bone. It also flexes during sit ups. If you've noticed a change in your abdomen see your doc. If you are not feeling your muscle flex but the two bones that join to form the pubic symphysis (google it) separate, this is not normal and you need to see your doc. ...Read more

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Why do wisdom teeth often seems to come when you are tired/stressed? Do they cause you to feel run-down, or is it the other way around?

Why do wisdom teeth often seems to come when you are tired/stressed? Do they cause you to feel run-down, or is it the other way around?

Vague: Not sure if you mean that it seems like the wisdom tooth/teeth, that may be partially impacted, may be poking through the tissue and you notice it more when you are stressed. ...Read more

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