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Doctor insights on: Rebuild Muscles After Breaking Leg

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Do muscle relaxers slow the healing process of sore muscles after weight lifting?

Do muscle relaxers slow the healing process of sore muscles after weight lifting?

Probably not: The muscle-relaxing effects of these medicines are most likely the result of their ability to depress the central nervous system. They are also called sedatives. In low back pain, muscle relaxants improve pain, muscle tension, and mobility. But side effects are common. Do not take these without proper directions from your physician as they are addictive. ...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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broken my right lower leg broken both tibia and fibula (2) places,one place on tibia. How before bones stops moving around. 5 weeks out now ?

 broken my right lower leg  broken both tibia and fibula (2) places,one place on tibia. How before bones stops moving around. 5 weeks out now ?

Broken leg: By now your bones should have stabilized. See your orthopedist. You may have to have xrays taken and possibly be recasted ...Read more

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How to build up muscle in my lower leg after ankle surgery?

How to build up muscle in my lower leg after ankle surgery?

Physical Therapy: The surgeon who performed you ankle surgery can refer you for physical therapy. This will help build up your muscles as well as help with mobility and range of motion of your ankle. ...Read more

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Will knee arthritis make the bone/ muscles running down the front of my legs ache/hurt?

Will knee arthritis make the bone/ muscles running down the front of my legs ache/hurt?

Yes: It definitely can. It may be radiating pain or you might be using your leg muscles differently to protect your aching knees. ...Read more

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Having leg spasms in thighs and constant (24/7) need to stretch legs when in sitting or resting position. Just finished heavy leg workout at crossfit.

Having leg spasms in thighs and constant (24/7) need to stretch legs when in sitting or resting position. Just finished heavy leg workout at crossfit.

Drink fluids ; rest: Sometimes you may have muscle spasms or cramping after a heavy workout. It is best to stretch out before ; after you exercise, drink plenty of water, replace electrolytes with drinks like gatorade, eat plenty of green leafy vegetables ; fruits. Replenish potassium w/ foods like avocados, bananas ; yogurt. Exercise at a lower pace ; gradually build up. Rest ; get eval for injury if spasms persist. ...Read more

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Rheumatologist please If have acquired loose knee ligaments does exercising tp strenghten knee/hip muscles stop hips from overstretching?

Rheumatologist please If have acquired loose knee ligaments does exercising tp strenghten knee/hip muscles stop hips from overstretching?

Strengthening muscle: ARound or near any joint that has Laxity may help give some stability but one must be very careful not to irritate the joint or ligaments while doing those same exercises. A careful plan with a certified physical therapist or occupational therapist is worthwhile Sometimes a brace or wrap is used also. Both for exercise and for stressful activities ...Read more

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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

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What exercises will help me build back muscles after a humerus fracture?

What  exercises will help me build back muscles after a humerus fracture?

Excercises: Work on resistive excercises focused on strengthening your rotator cuff or muscles around your shoulder and then do triceps and biceps excercises. You can work against a rubber band as light waistbands at first. Your fracture should be healed and you should consult with your doctor and physical therapist. ...Read more

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Trying to strengthen upper back muscles using therabands due to having chronically overstretched muscles. They keep burning after exercise. Any ideas?

Trying to strengthen upper back muscles using therabands due to having chronically overstretched muscles. They keep burning after exercise. Any ideas?

Common: What you describe is common after exercise. Especially if the muscles are chronically overstretched. As you strengthen these muscles, often this can take several weeks to months you should see a decrease in the burning sensation. If it does not subside, then maybe have the sports med doc look into a nerve impingement as a source of this burning sensation. ...Read more

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Do broken bones in the leg grow back stronger after they are break?

Do broken bones in the leg grow back stronger after they are break?

Not usually: A leg bone fracture will appear on x-ray to have more calcium in the healing area (for a while), but a bone's strength depends on the microscopic structure inside the bone, not just the amount of calcium. In a growing child, a well-healed bone can be stronger 6 months after the break, than before the break, because the child is now older so all his bones should be stronger than 6 months earlier. ...Read more

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How to loosen tight hamstring muscles and core muscles from work outs?

How to loosen tight hamstring muscles and core muscles from work outs?

Stretching: Stretching stretching stretching. Unfortunately, there is no easy way out here. Stretching at the end of a workout gets great results for muscle and tendon lengthening. Stretching 6 hours and 24 hours later reduces swelling that naturally results from muscle workouts. So the answer is stretching stretching stretching! ...Read more

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Tore gluteus medius muscles 3 years ago. Keep having flare ups of pain that hurts all way down leg & thru to pelvis. Been to doc twice.

Tore gluteus medius muscles 3 years ago. Keep having flare ups of pain that hurts all way down leg  & thru to pelvis. Been to doc twice.

Buttock pain: Two things come to mind immediately. It's possible that you have developed sacroiliac dysfunction which would result in pain going down the back of the leg and around the front into the groin. The other possibility would be pyriformis syndrome which is a banding muscle located beneath the glutes. You may need to be seen by physiatrist, pain specialist, or an orthopedist. ...Read more

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Effective stretches for strained pectoral/intercostal muscle? Injury occurred 3+weeks ago. Pain is back after light workout not involving chest.

Effective stretches for strained pectoral/intercostal muscle? Injury occurred 3+weeks ago. Pain is back after light workout not involving chest.

Rest/sports med eval: Pain after workout not involving chest likely from increased respiratory volume (deeper breathing) that occurs during exercise. A physical therapist can give you specific stretches/core strengthening to decrease symptoms, promote healing, and prevent recurrence. If it persists, see a sports medicine physician. ...Read more

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My legs hurt after doing squats, lunges and hip bridges. All parts of my leg muscles hurt when walking. How can I cure this?

My legs hurt after doing squats, lunges and hip bridges. All parts of my leg muscles hurt when walking. How can I cure this?

Normal : This is normal after heavy exercise, and will be better in a couple days if you don do heavy exercise. Eventually, it will hurt less and less as your body becomes used to the exercise. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Pulled groin doing a split in hockey, been 2 weeks, bruising is significant and deep, down the inner thigh The muscle feels elastic, rebounding?

Torn adductor/ham: With this type of injury and bruising, I often think first of a partial tear of the groin/adductor or hamstring tendons or muscles. It would be wise to try and get a definitive diagnosis and receive a plan for rehab, recovery time and return-to-play recommendations. It may take several months to heal. If I can be of help, then join my care team & virtual practice at www.healthtap.com/dr-clarkeholmes ...Read more

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Will muscle atrophy just keep shrinking my muscles while I am stuck in bed after multiple fractures?

Will muscle atrophy just keep shrinking my muscles while I am stuck in bed after multiple fractures?

Activity critical!: It is amazing how quickly lack of activity can impact the body. Muscle weakness, and even loss of muscle mass is a common and quick effect of illness and being bedridden. I warn patients that for every day in bed especially if critically ill, it can take 4 days of therapy to regain strength to the previous level. Activity is so important for overall and muscle health! ...Read more

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What are exercises that will help me regain muscles lost after a humerus fracture and which muscles are affected?

What are exercises that will help me regain muscles lost after a humerus fracture and which muscles are affected?

Rehab: Humerus fractures can result in functional problems with all joints of the upper extremity, including the shoulder and scapula, the elbow, even the wrist, forearm, and hand. Rehab should take all of these areas into consideration. Depending on how long the arm was incapacitated, regain of full function can be lengthy. Probably best to spend some time with a or ot. Stick with it. Good luck! ...Read more