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Doctor insights on: Rigid Muscles

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Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Rigid Muscles (Overview)

Rigid muscles (spasticity) is a symptom in which a person has unusual muscle tightness or increased muscle tone. Reflexes such as the knee-jerk reflex are stronger or faster than normal. Rigidity or spasticity can cause problems with walking, movement, speaking, eating, etc.


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Common causes of sore, stiff, rigid muscles?

Common causes of sore, stiff, rigid muscles?

Stiff muscles: These symptoms may be due to many things - what time of day? Have you been exercising? You need a complete history and physical exam so that these issues can be studied carefully. See a neurologist in your area for a complete evaluation. ...Read more

Dr. Gregory Moneta
9 doctors shared insights

Rigid Muscles (Overview)

Rigid muscles (spasticity) is a symptom in which a person has unusual muscle tightness or increased muscle tone. Reflexes such as the knee-jerk reflex are stronger or faster than normal. Rigidity or spasticity can cause problems with walking, movement, speaking, eating, etc.


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How to make body flexible for excercise? i really have rigid muscles?

How to make body flexible for excercise? i really have rigid muscles?

Stretch: There's really only one answer to your question and that is to stretch. But not sporadically nor in a dynamic fashion by bouncing up & down but rather regularly in a static fashion whereby you hold your stretch as long as you can then relax & repeat. But don't bounce! We used to recommend stretching before activities but now we tend to recommend stretching warm, not cold, muscles, so after activit ...Read more

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Common causes of sore, stiff, rigid muscles?

Stiff muscles: These symptoms may be due to many things - what time of day? Have you been exercising? You need a complete history and physical exam so that these issues can be studied carefully. See a neurologist in your area for a complete evaluation. ...Read more

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I was given diclofenac for rigid muscles, spasms and soreness. Can you confirm that it has muscle relaxant properties or not?

I was given diclofenac for rigid muscles, spasms and soreness. Can you confirm that it has muscle relaxant properties or not?

Muscles: Diclofenac is an anti-inflammatory, not a muscle relaxant. It may help reduce muscle soreness, achy joints, and arthritis. Muscle relaxants have different properties and potential for sedation. ...Read more

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Neurologist - sympathetic hyperactvity syndrome Rivotril+vit D doesn't. 3 months on sleep pills, rigid muscles won't relax oxazepam, body doesn't function at all tachycardia day/night, lost 36 pounds?

Neurologist - sympathetic hyperactvity syndrome Rivotril+vit D doesn't. 3 months on sleep pills, rigid muscles won't relax oxazepam, body doesn't function at all tachycardia day/night, lost 36 pounds?

Second Opinion : Your question is a bit hard to understand BUT the tachycardia and weight loss may signify a hyperthyroid state. Please see another doctor for second opinion. Good luck. ...Read more

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Corticosteroids shrink muscle cells but do they also make them more rigid?

Corticosteroids shrink muscle cells but do they also make them more rigid?

No: Corticosteroids don't make muscle cells more rigid. You are correct in that they can cause them to shrink. But this can be minimized by exercise, especially strength training. ...Read more

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Could not having muscles sorenes after a workout mean you have not worked hard enough?

Could not having muscles sorenes after a workout mean you have not worked hard enough?

Possibly yes.: Muscle soreness after and during exercise can be related to many factors including duration and repetitions. The more regularly you exercise, the less likely you are to experience prolonged soreness after the routine. Sudden increases in weight, resistance, and repetitions can cause soreness as muscles recover. ...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