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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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What type of massage therapy focuses specifically on correcting muscle knots?

What type of massage therapy focuses specifically on correcting muscle knots?

Accupressure: Accupressure therapies focus on reducing muscle pain secondary to knots. Range of motion exercises then address underlying tightness that can lead to muscle knots. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Get checked out: See a physician if you have not already. He should get it checked out with an x-ray or ct. Things should be better in three weeks. ...Read more

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What is a home treatment for muscle elongation??

What is a home treatment for muscle elongation??

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

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Muscle deconditioning treatment and complications?

Muscle deconditioning treatment and complications?

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

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Is there treatment for depleted glycogen in the muscles?

Is there treatment for depleted glycogen in the muscles?

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

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What is a therapeutic treatment for piriformis muscle syndrome?

What is a therapeutic treatment for piriformis muscle syndrome?

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 more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for muscle tear?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for muscle tear?

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