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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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11 weeks after my hip replacement i still get severe tendon / muscle spasm in the inner thigh. I was told its because I've been over doing things ?

11 weeks after my hip replacement i still get severe tendon / muscle spasm  in the inner thigh. I was told its because I've been over doing things ?

Post hip operation: You shold not be having severe muscle spasms . Something is not right. Best to see your surgeon for a re check to see what is wrong. ...Read more

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I had possible meolitis and now suffer leg muscle and tendon pain. How can I relieve the pain?

I had possible meolitis and now suffer leg muscle and tendon pain. How can I relieve the pain?

Baclofen may help: If you had myelitis, you could have residual weakness and spasticity--need to be examined to ckeck you have spasticity--how is you urination?Urgency, frequency?--of course there is plenty of causes of muscle and tendon pain from tendinitis to radiculopathy among others. ...Read more

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Can a muscle or tendon in the leg below the skin become infected? What are some symptoms/signs?

Can a muscle or tendon in the leg below the skin become infected? What are some symptoms/signs?

Deeper infections: Certainly infections below the skin can occur. Infection of the muscles or joints can occur when bacteria in the blood deposit the germs there, or an infection spreads from another site. The symptoms usually involve pain plus the systemic signs like fever, weakness, nausea etc. Some clue is usually there in the history about these diseases so I hope u can go to a doc and get it checked out. ...Read more

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Small lumps (5mm at a guess) on borderline between leg tendon behind knee and muscle. Soft, move if pushed. What are they?

Small lumps (5mm at a guess) on borderline between leg tendon behind knee and muscle. Soft, move if pushed. What are they?

Need to check them: They do not sound like anything serious from your description, but they concern you and no one can know for sure without checking. ...Read more

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Feel pain at gap between r leg and hip when i stand up or when i try to sit cross-legged. Any tendon there or is it muscle problem? How to resolve?

Feel pain at gap between r leg and hip when i stand up or when i try to sit cross-legged. Any tendon there or is it muscle problem? How to resolve?

If its on the: Outside it could be a bursitis called trchanteric bursitis, especially if it's tender when u touch it. Aleve (naproxen) 2 tablets twice daily may help. That would likely help anyway as long as you have no contraindication. Good luck, see doc if worsens. ...Read more

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I'm a runner, and my muscles and tendons are getting increasingly sore at the top of my femur on the outside of my leg. I stretch regularly. Ideas?

I'm a runner, and my muscles and tendons are getting increasingly sore at the top of my femur on the outside of my leg.  I stretch regularly.  Ideas?

Sorry just noticed: Just realized you said top of femur. If in lower leg my answer. Would stand. Out upper leg could be a bursitis or tendinitis....Even a type of fasciitis. Avoid offending activity for several weeks....Otc antiinflamatories and ortho follow up if conservative measures aren't enough. ...Read more

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I hurt the lower part of my left calf muscle or tendon while running two weeks ago. What can I do to heal it faster, short of not using my leg?

I hurt the lower part of my left calf muscle or tendon while running two weeks ago. What can I do to heal it faster, short of not using my leg?

Gastroc strain?: If u have strained ( partially torn) the medial( inside) head of your gastrocnemius muscle( most common injury that your symptoms suggest)rest for 4-6 wks(or u risk re-injury),heel lift can help. Exam and MRI will confirm diagnosis.Unfortunately there is no substitute for rest in this case and other muscle strain injuries( i.e.hamstring). Best of Luck! ...Read more

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Can taking a statin cause concentrated muscle/tendon pain after only 3 days? Right leg pain (outside knee area) ONLY during walking after a while.

Can taking a statin cause concentrated muscle/tendon pain after only 3 days? Right leg pain (outside knee area) ONLY during walking after a while.

Not likely but: possible. Have your doctor take a look at it. There are various statins, some cause less muscle side effects. And sometimes reducing the dose helps. ...Read more

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Had acl reconstruction on 1/8/2016 using a patellar tendon graft. My question is- Is it normal to lift your leg with tendon when muscles don't work?

Had acl reconstruction on 1/8/2016 using a patellar tendon graft. My question is- Is it normal to lift your leg with tendon when muscles don't work?

No: The answer is "No" because tendons don't contract... meaning they don't move on their own. The muscles contract. To move against gravity, such as lifting a leg, at least one muscle has to move. Otherwise, nothing happens. To move with gravity, such as letting a leg drop down, whatever muscles that were holding the leg up just have to relax or stop contracting... and the leg will drop. ...Read more

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Strained my muscle/tendon, specif. Arnd semitendinosus tendon area i think, near the inner and back of my right knee when i stretch out my leg to run?

Let it rest: Hamstring muscle/ tendon strains esp.@ the knee take a while to heal.If you strained your "semi- t" then rest , ice , compression , elevation(rice) is appropriate acutely . Avoid running or other activities which will aggravate it. The biggest mistake i see in athletes is coming back to soon after a hamstring injury. There is no substitute for rest. U may be able to swim or ex. Bike w/o re-injury. ...Read more

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Left leg flex-or tendon unresponsive, when seated or standing or walking unable to point toes/foot upwards using muscles/tendons partial loss of sensation in left leg from knee down, causing embarrassing limp, 25 year old male

Left leg flex-or tendon unresponsive, when seated or standing or walking unable to point toes/foot upwards using muscles/tendons partial loss of sensation in left leg from knee down, causing embarrassing limp, 25 year old male

This : This sounds like a serious issue that should be evaluated in-person by a qualified physician! if your weakness was sudden, there are numerous possible causes, most importantly associated with your nervous system. It does not sound like you had a trauma, so muscle-or-tendon ruptures are unlikely.
The most common reason for this problem is an acute disc herniation in the lumbar spine, that can occur without back pain or even any kind of bending/lifting injury. This causes nerve compression that gives patients typically radiating leg pain, numbness and weakness. The muscles that are associated with each lumbar spine level need to be tested individually during a good physical examination, and the distribution of your numbness should be traced. That can often lead to a pretty good diagnosis, even before imaging studies are done.
You will probably need a set of standing lumbar x-rays and then possibly an MRI of your back to determine the real cause of the problem. There could be an inflammatory problem with onevof your nerves in the buttock or leg, although that is not as common as nerve root compression in the lower spine.
Very rarely can individual nerve roots be affected with a disease inside of the cauda equina, the lower part of your nervous system inside of the lumbar spine, so that is unlikely. Even more rare would be a spinal cord problem higher up in the spine, or some kind of stroke inside of your brain, so that would not be the first thing your doctor will be looking for.
Make sure you tell your physician as clear as you can when the problem started, where you feel weak, and where the numbness is (front, side, back of the lower leg?). Associated fever, chills, recent weight loss and problems with urination are important to convey to your doctor also. Do not wait too long to go see someone.
Hopefully you can be treated with a course of anti-inflammatory medicines (similar to ibuprofen) and maybe physical therapy to see if things improve. Even with weakness, there is no good evidence for early surgery, as most patients -even if they were weak for a long time from nerve-root compression- eventually regain their strength just fine.
Depending on the evaluation and possible MRI scan, do not let yourself get scared into surgery right away; try non-operative treatments first. If things do not improve, and there is indeed a significant amount of nerve compression in the lumbar spine, surgery might be the answer, and it is often very successful for this. Good luck! ...Read more

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Ant tib rupture missed last Oct. now scarred down lengthened -weakened muscle use. Can tendon be fixed this late? Pain leg/arch tenosynovitis post tib

Maybe: Usually muscles shorten, or contract. It is rare for a muscle to heal lengthened after a tear or rupture. Repair is possible but has a lower chance of success this late. Tendon transfer has a better chance of success. You need a thorough evaluation by a foot specialist ...Read more

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How can I lose muscle mass in thighs?

Decrease the weight: If you are lifting weights, decrease the weight and do more repetitions. Couple weight lifting with aerobic exercise afterwards and the muscle mass and body fat will decrease. ...Read more

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How do I repair a pulled thigh muscle ?

How do I repair a pulled thigh muscle ?

Physical therapy: Can be effective if pain has been there for a while and it limits
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How can I exercise upper thigh muscles?

How can I exercise upper thigh muscles?

Leg press: By 'upper thigh' i'm assuming you mean your quadriceps muscle . Good exercises to work the quads include leg press, leg extensions, and exersise bike( among others). Best of luck! ...Read more

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How to tell if i pulled a muscle in my thigh?

Examination: Generally there will be an associated injury, as well as tenderness directly over the involved muscle. An MRI can be done to visualize the inflammation in the muscle, but is generally not necessary. Usually treatment with avoidance of the aggravating activity, stretching, and anti-inflammatory meds will suffice. See a physician if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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How can I treat a pulled/strained thigh muscle?

RICE: Rest, ice, compression and elevation are the mainstays of early treatment. After the acute phase gentle progressive stretching should be done several times a day. Once your are pain free start a progressive strengthening program to prevent recurrent injury. ...Read more

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What are effective ways to burn muscles in thighs?

What are effective ways to burn muscles in thighs?

Stair master: Elliptical, squats, running in place, lunges, sprints, stationary bicycle, kick boxing, swimming... ...Read more

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Will driving do more damage to torn thigh muscles?

In non-clutched: Vehicles operating an accelerator and brake pedal, while requiring some contraction of the quadriceps muscles, requires mush less effort than walking or cycling. If you have had a surgical repair then this question needs to be directed at your doctor and i can't advise. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my thigh muscle feels so weak?

Muscle or nerve: Its either muscle or nerve problem. See a neurologist. ...Read more

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How can I slim down thighs without gaining bulky muscle?

How can I slim down thighs without gaining bulky muscle?

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How can I just tone my thigh muscles and not build it like kk?

Weight and aerobics: Aerobic or cardiovascular exercise will reduce fat, making the underlying muscle more prominent. Weight lifting is also good but for toning it's best to use lighter weights and do more reps as opposed to heavier weights with fewer reps (which is used for adding bulk). ...Read more

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My muscle under my butt and thigh hurts i don't know what's wrong?

Muscle pull?: Without more specifics, it is hard to say, but likely you pulled a muscle in the back, or have developed a bursitis of the ischial tuberosity.

There is also the possibility you have an atypical form of sciatica.

If this resolves spontaneously in the next week, you should be fine. If the pain persists, please see a doctor. ...Read more

Tendon (Definition)

Tendons are made up of collagen and are the functional tissue that interfaces between muscles and bone. Muscles generate force that is transmitted through its tendon that inserts on a specific bone that is moved in the plane of the connecting joint made ...Read more