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Tight Hamstring And Sore Muscles What Are The Best Stretches
Diagnosis first: These are sore, but why are they sore. The diagnosis is important to clarify why these are sore and determine the therapy. Muscles need power building and stretching. Your evaluation will clarify your diagnosis and thus your physical therapy, exercise and medication program. ...Read more
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
How do I massage tight adductor muscles and hamstrings? My adductor muscles and hamstrings are very tight from a track meet.
General tightness in soleus and gastrocnemius. Stretches do not help. Applying pressure to hamstring alleviates the tightness. What could this be?
Usually is.: -it's the best, as blocks have a time limit. Blocks also R done B4 positioning, which does use up block time. ...Read more
My arm (elbow down) is incredibly sore and the muscles are really tight. What can I do to loosen the muscles?
Rest: Usually rest and avoid lifting and bending will recover. If muscle is still tight you could try stretching exercise. ...Read more
Exercise: Assuming you have had any concerning pathology ruled out, most 'mechanical' or muscular back and neck pain is best dealt with by focusing on proper posture, stretching and core strengthening exercises. Yoga and pilates are great strategies for this. Nicotine must be eliminated. Focus on non-inflammatory foods: ie drastically reduce sugar, refined/processed foods, diary, meat; increase fruits/vegs. ...Read more
Extension: Neck&back pain can result from repeated flexed postures-examples of this are texting, writing eating.We are frequently in this forward bending position.This can result in disc herniations leading to pain.Repeated extension exercises can help reverse this and strengthen the back. I recommend the book "treat your own back" by r. Mckenzie. Yoga also improves strength and flexibility of the spine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My neck back and chest muscles are so tight that i pull those muscles just sitting at my desk somehow. What are some good stretches to prevent this?
Head rotation : Rotate your head around about 30 degree or so to the left side . Raise your left hand up and grap the right side of the head and pull your head back till you feel like you got good stretch for like 10 seconds.Then release and relax for a second , and repeat again for another 30 seconds for multiple times . And then do it on the other side rotate to the right and use your right hand. ...Read more
Can weakened soleus muscle cause achilles/heel pain and maybe plantar fasciitis? if so, what is the best way to strengthen it?
Tight Soleus: More likely due to tight gastrocnemius and/or Soleus muscle. Stretching exercises to make these more flexible would be a great help in addition to wearing more supportive shoes and inserts. ...Read more
Both my tensor fasciae latae muscles are so short, and I'm not having any Luck stretching them like there's to many trigger points.
Shouldn't: Kegel exercises done correctly are supposed to increase the strength of the elevator plate. That is a group of muscles that help with support of the pelvic floor. Tose muscles are not in the abdomen so if your stomach area is hurting you probably are not doing them correctly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the best way to i increase ankle strength. I have sprained and strained and torn muscles and ligaments and tendons so often they won't rebuild?
Rebuild : I would see a physical therapist that specializes in sports injuries and they will come up with a regimen plan for you to strengthen your ankles , keep in mind when you have an injury to a ligament and there are many around the ankle they do not heal with the same strength do to scar tissue formation that is not as strong as the original ligament. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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