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Doctor insights on: Supplement For Muscle Soreness And Stiffness

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What helps for soreness in muscles?

What helps for soreness in muscles?

Heat and NSAIDS: Sore muscles, as seen after a stronger than usual workout, can be treated with heat (very warm shower or bath) and use of over the counter antinflammatories such as Ibuprofen or naproxen. ...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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Can bloating with water cause temporary muscle weakness, headaches and muscle stiffness?

Can bloating with water cause temporary muscle weakness, headaches and muscle stiffness?

Water intoxication: Water intoxication also known as water toxicity results when an individual has consumed excess amount of water. The symptoms described here could result from water intoxication. Under ordinary circumstances your body does a very good job through thirst mechanisms to help manage the amount of water you should ingest. Ignoring these or taking in excess amounts can be very consequential. ...Read more

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Recent pain in joints, fatigue and chills, no fever. Also muscle weakness and stiffness?

Recent pain in joints, fatigue and chills, no fever. Also muscle weakness and stiffness?

Should see doc: The number and serious nature of things that can cause this warrants a trip to your physician. Will need some basic labs, review of your risk factors, history of screenings, and a good exam. ...Read more

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Using statin 10 mg causes body aches, muscle cramp and weakness. Any alternative?

Using statin 10 mg causes body aches, muscle cramp and weakness. Any alternative?

Try a different one: There are several statins available in the market to treat and lower your bad cholesterol. One can switch to the newer generation of statins or lower the dosage for less body aches side-effect. Talk to your prescribing doctor for help. ...Read more

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I have both robaxin and zanaflex (tizanidine).One was for bladder spasm other for muscle pain. Which would be better for knotted muscles & soreness in abs/ribs.

I have both robaxin and zanaflex (tizanidine).One was for bladder spasm other for muscle pain. Which would be better for knotted muscles & soreness in abs/ribs.

Here are some...: Both drugs share similar mechanism and indication to ease musculoskeletal pain as well as have similar profile of side effects. Before succumbing to their long-term use, ask the treating doctor about why you have had the pain - if physically related or of unknown cause? Based on such, formulate a long-term plan of caring your pain. And behavioral modification & physical therapy are the first line. ...Read more

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What types of exercises can help with back soreness, stiffness, or cramps?

What types of exercises can help with back soreness, stiffness, or cramps?

Many: For disc problems there are the mackenzie exercises and williams dexercises. Yoga and pilates are excellent generalized exercises to promote healthy flexibility and strength, especially core muscle strength. A visit to a physical therapist on recommendation from your pcp may beneficial. ...Read more

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Does a lack of potassium cause muscle and joint pain?

Does a lack of potassium cause muscle and joint pain?

Muscle cramps: Are a common symptom of low potassium levels; other mineral deficiencies (calcium, magnesium) can also cause similar symptoms. ...Read more

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One week of lexapro, (escitalopram) muscle twitches in left arm and calf muscles, headache, and stomach pain. Do i need to see dr. Or keep tolerating side effects?

More to it: Give it a little more time and see if the side effects diminish. If not, talk to your doc about trying a different med. However, understand that medication alone is not optimal treatment for depression (if that is what you are treating). For most depressed patients, the benefits of meds are indistinguishable from placebo. Good treatment for depression is psychotherapy (with or without meds). ...Read more

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Muscle relaxant or antiflammatory for stiff painful back due to arthritis of back and spinal stenosis. Also muscle spasms?

Muscle relaxant or antiflammatory for stiff painful back due to arthritis of back and spinal stenosis. Also muscle spasms?

Medications: Valium 5 mg as needed can help with intermittent muscle spasms. As for back pain, over the counter ibuprofen taken around the clock can help along with modification of activity. ...Read more

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What is good for muscle cramps and spasms?

What is good for muscle cramps and spasms?

Hydration, stretch: In general, keep hydrated, electrolyte balance, stretch the muscles and tendons regularly. If it is excessive cramping and spasms, get checked out by your dr. ...Read more

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I need help gpreventing elbow stiffness and bicep soreness from weights?

I need help gpreventing elbow stiffness and bicep soreness from weights?

Cut back: Decrease the weight and repetitions, until symptoms dissapear or improve, but do not stop. Gradually increase reps. And weight over time. No more than 2-5 lbs per week. Keep reps. At 10-20. Massage the muscles after every workout, and increase protein intake. ...Read more

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I have severe muscle pain- myofascial muscle pain. Treatment and medication recommendations?

If indeed it is as U: say, & not due 2 exercise, & U feel that it is fibromyalgia, U need 2 B evaled. by a neurologist who specializes in this. Or an MD in physical medicine & rehabilitation. ...Read more

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Can lack of exercise cause muscle, joint aches?

Can lack of exercise cause muscle, joint aches?

Yes: Indeed inactivity will lead to loss/ losses. Very painful experience. ...Read more

Dr. Randy Baker
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Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more


Dr. Walker Wynkoop
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Stiffness Or Decreased Movement (Definition)

Stiffness is a symptom of inflammation surrounding a joint or muscle and making it more resistant to movement. Neurological disorders can sometimes cause stiffness. ...Read more