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My upper thigh muscles have been seizing or pulling when I sprint, why is this?

My upper thigh muscles have been seizing or pulling when I sprint, why is this?

Muscle cramp: Muscles cramp for a variety of reasons, but once you have one its hard to get rid of it. Make sure that you are stretching properly and working on conditioning. Hydrate during exercise with an electrolyte rich sports drink. Once you have cramp, try stretching it out and massaging the muscle to make it go away. ...Read more

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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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Thigh muscle spasm started after i stopped prednisone. Still tight, threatens to seize up. Anything i can do besides waiting it out?

Thigh muscle spasm started after i stopped prednisone. Still tight, threatens to seize up. Anything i can do besides waiting it out?

Yes: Generally stretching a muscle after it is warmed up is helpful for spasm. If it does not quickly resolve see your physician for an underlying or referred problem. ...Read more

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Swollen and painful lymph node in groin. Also thigh pain on same side, pain started after possibly pulling a muscle. Are the two related to injury?

Swollen and painful lymph node in groin. Also thigh pain on same side, pain started after possibly pulling a muscle. Are the two related to injury?

Groin/thigh pain: Usually a pulled muscle does not cause lymph node swelling. Lymph nodes usually swell in infection rarely in tumor. Groin LN usually drain the leg/ vaginal/vulva area. Also consider possible clot/hematoma( bleeding into soft tissue from trauma) if thigh pain ( though clots usually don't cause LN swelling). Would seek medical attention today, one can get an infection rather easily and quickly ...Read more

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I twisted my ankle and pull the muscle in the back of my ankle, and now I have mild pain in ankle, knee, and thigh. Could this be a strain?

I twisted my ankle and pull the muscle in the back of my ankle, and now I have mild pain in ankle, knee, and thigh. Could this be a strain?

Strain of calf: Strain means a torn muscle.Mostly commonly it is the calf muscles, the gastrosoleus complex. But an achilles tendon injury can be confused with it.See a doctor to make sure it is not an achilles tendon injury, that needs active treatment. ...Read more

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21 male. Have really huge thigh muscles(not fat). Want to increase speed for sprinting by decreasing my thigh size.what should I eat n workouto do so?

21 male. Have really huge thigh muscles(not fat). Want to increase speed for sprinting by decreasing my thigh size.what should I eat n workouto do so?

Unfortunately it's--: --genetics. U have 2 work with what U have. If U starve Ur self U will loose fat but also muscle mass. By increasing Ur leg strength & speed, U will add mass 2 Ur thighs. So proper diet, adequate hydration & protein intake, U can loose fat, but add muscle which is heavier. Do the best with what U have. ...Read more

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