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Hi.Does stretching my calves muscles after weight training hurts my muscles?

Hi.Does stretching my calves muscles after weight training hurts my muscles?

Should be fine: Gentle stretching and massage of muscles after weight training or other workouts is fine to do. I should not cause any harm to the muscles. ...Read more

Muscle Twitches (Definition)

The twitches you can see and feel in muscle are contractions of irritable muscle fibers. They are sometimes seen with muscle fatigue. I sometimes see young people with fasciculations who google the word and come in afraid they have ALS . There is also an entity called benign fasciculation syndrome that is sometimes accompanied by cramping. Caffeine and theophylline (in ...Read more


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Do muscle twitches start before weakness in ALS ?muscle twitches for past 12 days.arm feels weird and that's arm w twitches but twitches other places

Do muscle twitches start before weakness in ALS ?muscle twitches for past 12 days.arm feels weird and that's arm w twitches but twitches other places

Twitches: Muscle twitches are often present in ALS, but there are many causes of muscle twitching that are not ALS. For many people, such a symptom is entirely benign. It appears the internet information out there generally indicates ALS for muscle twitching- that is not what most of us would say in clinic. Here is another resource: http://www.neurocuro.com/muscle-twitching-and-fasciculation/ ...Read more

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Does, HIV cause muscle twitching or muscle spasm ..Lately my muscle twitch but only wen im up ..It haven't started until I've been stressing ..?

Does, HIV cause muscle twitching or muscle spasm ..Lately my muscle twitch but only wen im up ..It haven't started until I've been stressing ..?

HIV: As a general rule, HIV itself does not produce central nervous system symptoms or peripheral neuritis or myositis, but if you have profound immune suppression the myriad of infections and tumors which occur can produce nearly anything. Doubt this is hiv, but if you are worried about being infected, please go get tested. Early diagnosis and treatment are best. ...Read more

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Spasms everywhere. Feet, arms when yawning, chest muscles, stomach muscles calf muscles the twitching/spasm won't stop, take men one a day 33 y.r.o.m?

Spasms everywhere. Feet, arms when yawning, chest muscles, stomach muscles calf muscles the twitching/spasm won't stop,  take men one a day 33 y.r.o.m?

Possible anxiety: Unless you have Diabetes or other risk factors for peripheral neuropathy ( such as obesity, metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance,hypothyroidism etc) these symptoms are usually a manifestation of anxiety. You may consider a complete evaluation by FP/Internist. ...Read more

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Why doesn't my muscle ache after heavy workouts?

Why doesn't my muscle ache after heavy workouts?

Because what U think: is a heavy workout may B more cardio & not weight training. If U really challenge Ur muscles i guarantee you will B stiff & sore. ...Read more

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When I ejaculate, why do my abdominal muscles spasm for 5-10 seconds?

When I ejaculate, why do my abdominal muscles spasm for 5-10 seconds?

Due to pelvic-: -thrust which involves the abdominal muscles.try some core strengthening exercises. ...Read more

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Why am i having muscle spasms after knee surgery?

Why am i having muscle spasms after knee surgery?

Normal: I assume you had arthroscopic knee surgery;muscle spasms after knee arthroscopic surgery are both normal and not uncommon.From the surgery itself, the use of a "leg holder" or tourniquet(if used)--muscle spasms will occur.If they continue or become more severe or long -lasting, check w/ your surgeon.Good luck! ...Read more

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Muscle tightness in legs after soccer. Am I out of shape?

Muscle tightness in legs after soccer. Am I out of shape?

Fatigue?: A myriad of causes can result in muscle tightness such as fatigue and cramping. Proper stretching and hydration can improve the symptoms. However if symptoms persist further evaluation is needed to rule out neurologic causes, stress injury and inflammation, strain and disorders of muscle. Discuss this with your physician. ...Read more

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What causes muscle cramps in my arms (biceps and triceps) after working out?

What causes muscle cramps in my arms (biceps and triceps) after working out?

Lack of ATP: After your workout, you've depleted your muscle stores of atp, which is the energy unit your body consumes. Atp is required for the muscle to relax. The cramps lessen as your body regenerates atp. ...Read more

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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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Im seeing a physiatrist for muscle imbalances; last night i started having non stop muscle twitching in my rt glute after stretching ; still going.

Not uncommon: There is a wide range of conditions that can cause muscle twitching. Some medications (diuretics, corticosteroids, SSRIs or estrogens) can cause involuntary but harmless muscle twitching as a side effect. If concerned, see you doctor for medication adjustment. ...Read more

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Have elbow tendonitis for 2 months after lifting. My tricep on affected side tightens and spasms when I stretch/shiver. This couldn't be ALS could it?

Not ALS: this is mechanical due to the injury. You may be able to get some physical therapy to help you rehab it correctly. You could ask your physician to send you to a physical therapist ...Read more

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How can I resolve gluteus muscle spasm every time I stand?

How can I resolve gluteus muscle spasm every time I stand?

Depends on cause: This really depends on what us causing the spasm. It could be a herniated disc or something else pinching the nerve, it could be a muscle strain, a simple cramp, an electrolyte abnormality or something ominous. You should take this to your doctor for a careful evaluation. ...Read more

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How long can muscle cramps occur in tight calf muscles? Massage therapist said I have a knot in calf. Could knot cause uncomfortable twitches?

How long can muscle cramps occur in tight calf muscles? Massage therapist said I have a knot in calf. Could knot cause uncomfortable twitches?

Muscle cramps: and twitches needs to be assessed by your doctor. It MAY be the result of low magnesium which can be corrected via supplementation. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I have muscle twitching all over my body, buzzing and tingling, muscle pain (no cramps), tendon pain, no weakness. It is 18 months. Can still be als?

I have muscle twitching all over my body,  buzzing and tingling, muscle pain (no cramps), tendon pain, no weakness. It is 18 months. Can still be als?

ALS: Als is a disease of the Alpha motor neuron and is a motor only disease. This means it affects the way muscles work. It can cause twitching in muscles. Buzzing and tingling is inconsistent with als. Consider seeing your primary care provider and possibly a neurologist. ...Read more

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Why would I be experiencing involuntary muscle movement in my legs after surgery.

Why would I be experiencing involuntary muscle movement in my legs after surgery.

Leg movements: Many reasons why. You do not state how long after surgery, hours, days, weeks. Many issues with anesthesia after surgery for several days for some folks that could be a cause. If this persists for more than 3 days after surgery, please let your surgeon know. Hope this helps. Good luck ...Read more

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I get muscle cramps while running and sometimes while sleeping ? My muscles also get stiff after running?

I get muscle cramps while running  and sometimes while sleeping ? My muscles also get stiff after running?

Dehydration: Check your urine daily.If it is clear or light yellow (transluscent) then you are probably pretty well hydrated. If it is darker , cloudy, or you only urinate 2-3 times a day, you are likely slightly to greatly dehydrated. Sluggishness , irritability, cramping can all be symptoms of this. If increasing your water intake does not relieve symptoms, see your md for blood testing. Chemistry may be off. ...Read more

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Someone I know hurt neck. muscle spasms and twitching?

Someone I know hurt neck. muscle spasms and twitching?

Muscle Twitching: Acutely compressed nerves can result in muscle twitching, muscle spasm and typical painful radiation patterns. This is due to the abnormal signal the nerves are now sending to the muscles which are reacting to its signal. Sometimes this is an involuntary action in which the nerve is reacting like a reflex arc that is on replay. This cycle of nerve signaling needs to be broken to improve this. ...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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Muscle Twitching (Definition)

Muscle twitching is caused by minor muscle contractions in the area, or uncontrollable twitching of a muscle group that is served by a single motor nerve fiber. Muscle twitches are minor and often go unnoticed. Some are common and normal. Others are signs of ...Read more