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Doctor insights on: Sore Leg Muscles Symptoms

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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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When I get soreness all over after a 5k run, is that due to chemicals circulating out from overworked leg muscles?

When I get soreness all over after a 5k run, is that due to chemicals circulating out from overworked leg muscles?

Partly: Soreness or pain is general indicator from the body that something is amiss with the organ and needs attention. Accumulation of Lactic Acid due to prolonged anaerobic metabolism by the muscle is part of the cause of soreness. ...Read more

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How to i help my very sore leg muscles?

How to i help my very sore leg muscles?

Need an exam: The complaints are very vague, a visit to your doctor may allow for more interview and examination. This is the best approach to symptoms described. The differential diagnosis is too braod for achy legs. It could be mechanical , postural, nerve issues, back issues, vascular, neuromuscular, or normal reponse to extreme activities. ...Read more

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The muscles in the back of my leg have been sore lately. What is the cause?

The muscles in the back of my leg have been sore lately. What is the cause?

Leg pain: Need much more information e.g. Age, activity, work, athletics, male or female, pregnant, injury etc. ...Read more

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I have workout 3 days ago. And My leg muscles are very sore. How can I get them not to be painful? I have a tens unit.

I have workout 3 days ago. And My leg muscles are very sore. How can I get them not to be painful? I have a tens unit.

Overuse: worked out little hard and now have muscle stiffness as muscles recover. Exercise, esp vigorous exercise tears down the muscle fibers and then they heal bigger and stronger. But, this comes at a price of inflammation and some injury. NSAID for pain and inflammation (if no medical reason not to) GENTLE stretching to help muscle tightness. GENTLE exercise to assist blood flow to help recovery. ...Read more

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Back of my legs muscles are sore?

Have you been: Working out physically? If yes, then have you been stretching before ; after exercise? ...Read more

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VERY sore hard lumps in muscles of lower leg which become hot and very painful?

Exam: Gt examined for musculoskeletal illness and soft tissue illnes. Have your physician check for musscle inflammation and erythema nodosum. ...Read more

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What makes leg muscles sore and weak?

Deconditioning: Deconditioning, also called disuse atrophy (due to sedentary lifestyle and physical inactivity) is the most common cause in north america. Other causes include vascular (blockages of arteries down the leg) or spinal stenosis (tightening around spinal nerves). If not better with daily running - walking - stationary bike - rowing machine use for 6-8 weeks, have your family doc start the workup. ...Read more

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