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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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Think I strain my teres minor or major. How long do they normally take to heal?

Think I strain my teres minor or major. How long do they normally take to heal?

About 6 weeks: A strain can take about 6 weeks to fully heal. If you have pain longer than that, or pain without moving, numbness, or weakness get checked out by your doc. ...Read more

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Can trigger points in teres major or minor cause arm to ache and maybe swell slightly? Pain feels like it's coming from teres area. Not sure if swolle

Can trigger points in teres major or minor cause arm to ache and maybe swell slightly? Pain feels like it's coming from teres area. Not sure if swolle

Rotator cuff: Your issue may be indicative of shoulder issues. For example, bicipital tendonitis (inflammation of biceps) is painful but it usually develops from an underlying shoulder injury. Same as in above situation. ...Read more

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Will lifting small weights tone your muscle faster with more reps?

Will lifting small weights tone your muscle faster with more reps?

Yes.: Weight training generally helps to shape and tone muscles while cardiovascular exercise burns the fat around the muscles so you can see them better. Lighter weights with higher reps are better for tone, and heavier weights with fewer reps would be better for size and strength. ...Read more

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I saw my left nose hole is small , a part of muscle is bigger and the hole became smaller.What is the matter?

I saw my left nose hole is small , a part of muscle is bigger and the hole became smaller.What is the matter?

Nasal cycle: About every 3 hours, the "active", functioning side of the nose switches. When this happens the turbinates (shelves in the nose) or the "muscle" you noticed, swell and the space in the nose temporarily gets smaller. If the changes you are noticing cause you pain, discomfort, bleeding, or difficulty breathing, see your doctor or ENT specialist. ...Read more

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Give me suggestions about diet plan and exercise to increase my muscle size and strength. I noticed only small development in 6 months of gymming.

Give me suggestions about diet plan and exercise to increase my muscle size and strength. I noticed only small development in 6 months of gymming.

See below: Decrease processed carbohydrates, such as bread, pasta, cookies, and so on. Eat well balanced meals, including healthy carbs, fats, and proteins. Drink water. Do weight intensive exercises with your major muscles, working to do each set to exhaustion. One or two sets, six to eight reps each, once or twice a week, so show excellent results in two months. You may not be using heavy enough weights. ...Read more

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I blink aggressively a lot and tend to have the urge to rotate/flex muscles in my shoulder, and have since I was a teenager. Could this be a minor case of turrets?

I blink aggressively a lot and tend to have the urge to rotate/flex muscles in my shoulder, and have since I was a teenager. Could this be a minor case of turrets?

Possibly: Schedule an evaluation with your primary care physician to examine you and evaluate this. It is certainly possible. Do your friends notice this? Does it affect you at work? Does it affect your relationships? Can you suppress it? If you are diagnosed with Turret's Syndrome, treatment will depend on the answers to these questions. Good Luck! ...Read more

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Can a torn muscle heal with muscle tissue if the torn area is small?

No, but...: A muscle tear will heal with fibrous tissue (scar) but if t is a small area, it does not matter. The muscle function will be the same, unless the tear is large enough to let the muscle retract (pull apart). ...Read more

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