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My ribs, oblique muscles, chest, and legs are sore as if I've done a full body workout when I haven't. Can this be due to carry a very heavy backpack?

My ribs, oblique muscles, chest, and legs are sore as if I've done a full body workout when I haven't. Can this be due to carry a very heavy backpack?

Muscle pains: If you experienced these pains after carrying a heavy backpack then it is reasonable to assume the pains may be a result of this. Try Tylenol to relieve the pain. Take a break from carrying heavy items. If the pains persist, then see a doctor. If the pain is concentrated in the chest and worse with exertion, associated with breathing problems or radiates to arm, then see a doctor immediately. ...Read more

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Are standing oblique twist, bar behind neck a good exercise?

Are standing oblique twist, bar behind neck a good exercise?

Listen to your body: The best exercise increases circulation to the entire body. A very simple one is to image your arms are a jump rope and move in a circle lifting your arms and opening tee chest wall as you gently rock or or "step" over the pretend rope. Doing this for 30 seconds every 30 minutes is great for people with sedentary jobs. ...Read more

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Hello, I have been feeling this horrible sharp pain in my left side of my body and i don't know what is going on? I believe that it's exteral oblique?

Hello, I have been feeling this horrible sharp pain in my left side of my body and i don't know what is going on? I believe that it's exteral oblique?

Muscle strain?: At age 19, it's unlikely to be colon/intestinal problems. Depending on actual location, could be ovarian (cyst, torsion) or muscle strain which could be muscle strain. If it is "horrible", see you doctor promptly. ...Read more

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Pulsing pain under right oblique, what is it?

Many causes!: There are many causes, osome of which are more common. Nonetheless, without specifics regarding pain, such location, time of day, what brings it on, etc., no answer can be given. You need to see your doctor regarding this one. A thorough hx, and physical, together with indicated tests will help define your pain! ...Read more

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Why does my 10 year old's right oblique hurt every time she takes long walks?

Why does my 10 year old's right oblique hurt every time she takes long walks?

Tummyache/walking: May be if it si one sided, she needs better shoes. Have her abck cheked out to make sure she doe snto have scoliosis as sometiems aptietns have unilarteral stain on hteir muscles when their spine is not straight.If it persists , you should see her pediatrician. ...Read more

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I am 26 y m healthy with a small oblique crease on both earlobes .Is that a proven risk factor for cad?

I am 26 y m healthy with a small oblique crease on both earlobes .Is that a proven risk factor for cad?

Not really: There is an old physical exam tip that suggested that this was a risk factor for coronary artery disease. It has not really proven to be so. You should check your cholesterol level, that is a much more reliable predictor of your risk. ...Read more

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Hello on my left quadratic side I feel these little lumps on my oblique I assume. And it hurts when I push on it and cough what could it be?

Hello on my left quadratic side I feel these little lumps on my oblique I assume. And it hurts when I push on it and cough what could it be?

Depend: there is a very small slim chance that could be one of the rare hernia in that side. it could be a lipoma, or a cyst. see a doctor they evaluate you ,assured you, or treat you. if they are multiple as you described them definitely a lipoma, and the condition called lipomatosis.. with that you should have some in other places as well. ...Read more

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Injury near oblique/back. How do I get out of bed after lying on side? Puts pressure on that area but have no other way to sleep. Advice please! Pain!

Injury near oblique/back. How do I get out of bed after lying on side? Puts pressure on that area but have no other way to sleep. Advice please! Pain!

See below: Low back pain usually improves within 1-2 weeks, but it depends on the circumstances. At your age the pain is likely from a muscle strain or a bad disc. If your pain has persisted for greater than 1-2 weeks despite conservative management I would see your physician. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with an severe oblique tear and felt a lot better over 2 months, now im severely constipated, and my oblique hurts like it didinitialy?

I was diagnosed with an severe oblique tear and felt a lot better over 2 months, now im severely constipated, and my oblique hurts like it didinitialy?

Try magnesium: Magnesium is helpful orally for constipation (mom). It is also helpful topically ( magnesium lotion or gel) on sore muscles by displacing the intracellular magnesium that makes the muscle go into spasm irritating an injured muscle. Magnesium also blocks substance p the mediator of pain sensations. Avoid constipating foods and eat more fresh green leafy vegetables, prunes, coconut oil, and senna. ...Read more

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What's the external oblique muscle good for?

What's the external oblique muscle good for?

Abdominal wall: Internal and external oblique muscles, along with rectus abdominus are muscles of the abdominal wall. ...Read more

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How to speed recovery time from a pulled oblique muscle?

Acupuncture option: Acupuncture is very affect for acutely injured muscles. It can reduce pain and inflammation as well as expiting healing. It has proven to be very beneficial in military settings as it can hasten return to full duty. ...Read more

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How to treat an oblique strain heat or ice?

For muscle strains: I would recommend doing which ever feels better to you. The research has not proven one benefitting more than the other for muscle strains, and this has been extensively researched. Although they both should help, each person is different and some people respond better to heat, some ice. ...Read more

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What exactly is oblique muscle ultrasound therapy?

What exactly is oblique muscle ultrasound therapy?

Test to check women: It is an ultrasound exam which uses the sound waves to check womens reproductive organs, that is uterus, fallopian tubes and vagina. ...Read more

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What's the internal oblique muscle part of?

Abdominal wall: Internal and external oblique muscles are part of the abdominal wall, along with rectus abdominus. ...Read more

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What is some basic info on superior oblique myokymia?

What is some basic info on superior oblique myokymia?

Visual disturbance: Condition presents as repeated, brief episodes of movement, shimmering or shaking of the vision of one eye, a feeling of the eye trembling, or vertical/tilted vision. Neurovascular compression of the trochlear nerve (cranial nerve 4), which controls the movement of the superior oblique muscles causes this condition. Treatment with meds or surgery. ...Read more