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Doctor insights on: Thigh Muscles Seizing Pulling Sprint

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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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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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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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Pain in both thighs fielding a ground ball in softball pain excruciating! i can't turn my head any direction without feeling pain. Did i pull a muscle?

Pain in both thighs fielding a ground ball in softball pain excruciating! i can't turn my head any direction without feeling pain. Did i pull a muscle?

Varies: If it is both legs, it would seem a little unlikely to have occurred simultaneously. Another possibility is it is from your back. People with back injuries can have pain running into the legs and this pain is characteristically worse with motion on the head/neck, which increases the pressure in the spinal canal. ...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?

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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What to do if i continue getting pains in my thigh muscles?

What to do if i continue getting pains in my thigh muscles?

Muscle or nerve: See a neurologist for work up and treatment. ...Read more