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Muscle Knot Treatment
Can you get surgery to get rid of painful muscle knots that no one/ treatment has been able to help you with. 21 athlete, no activity 3yrs, pain 24/7
Try low energy: Shockwave.....find a doc who has this, it works very well. ...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
Can I use both hot water and cold water treatment to relax the knots in my chest muscles? Or should I treat with only one of them?
Hot and cold: Hot is for soothing or relaxing spasms and cold is for post injury swelling. ...Read more
My dad had an accident 3 weeks ago. He got a muscle knot on his neck which pains alot. No amount of pain relievers or physical therapy has helped.Help?
Strictly: speaking, there isn't one. Muscles run from their attachments. The bones would need elongate. No home tx. Muscle growth: I'm an expert having increased 10lb a week to benching my weight. 1) eat a decent amt protein don't starve. 2) find maximal lifting weight, use 80-90% 3) lift near maximal reps; wait 10 sec, lift 50% of that #, wait, lift 30%. 4) once daily workout. ...Read more
Loss of muscle mass!: Muscles weaken over time with less activity. You need to start exercising, preferentially resistance exercise using weight or machines. When you are deconditioned, climbing, walking, lifting all become more difficult. The number one cause for nursing home admissions is frailty! ...Read more
Carbo Bonking: The treatment is to restore the glycogen back into the muscle. The fastest, safest way is eat foods with a high glycemic index. These foods will break down quickly, causing an increase in blood glucose. The glucose will then be returned to the muscle for storage in the form of glycogen. What are these foods you ask? Cereals, white bread, rice and most snacks just to name a few. ...Read more
Many things: First of all it is important to get a good physical examination to confirm the diagnosis of piriformis syndrome. A physiatrist is probably best for this. If it is piriformis syndrome, specific stretching exercises are helpful and then sometimes we will inject the piriformis muscle directly with local anesthetic and cortisone. Sometimes it needs to be done more than once. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It depend: If the muscle torn from certain spot it may need surgical repair, other wise will treated with rest and pain medications'. ...Read more