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Tight hamstring and sore muscles. What are the best stretches?

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

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 arm (elbow down) is incredibly sore and the muscles are really tight. What can I do to loosen the muscles?

My arm (elbow down) is incredibly sore and the muscles are really tight. What can I do to loosen the muscles?

Consider PT: Consider physical therapy and modalities such as massage therapy, heat & ice, etc. as well as appropriate use of a brace/supporter during times of exertion/exercises/sports. ...Read more

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What exercises are good if you strained the muscles in the lower back?

What exercises are good if you strained the muscles in the lower back?

Rest: Usually rest and avoid lifting and bending will recover. If muscle is still tight you could try stretching exercise. ...Read more

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What are ways to heal a sore back and neck muscles?

What are ways to heal a sore back and neck muscles?

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

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What are the best stretches for a strained back?

What are the best stretches for a strained back?

Gentle stretches: Curling into a ball or pulling one knee and then the other into your chest. ...Read more

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What are the best exercises to strengthen upper and lower back/neck pain?

What are the best exercises to strengthen upper and lower back/neck pain?

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 more

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What are strained and pulled hamstring?

None: Just different terminology. Common synonyms include pulled, strained, sprained, stretched, torn. ...Read more

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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?

Need expert instruc: This sounds like a muscular problem make an appointment with a physiotherapist. I'm sure your family doctor can recommend someone for you. ...Read more

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What are best exercises for leg adductor and abductor muscles?

What are best exercises for leg adductor and abductor muscles?

Ball exercises: Leg adductor exercises can made more effective with squeezing a large inflatable yoga ball. Leg abductor exercises with a light 5-10 ankle while lying on your side can be very effective to build these mesclun groups. ...Read more

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My muscles are sore from getting stretched and worked. What is the best way to stop the pain?

My muscles are sore from getting stretched and worked. What is the best way to stop the pain?

RICE: Rest, ice, compression and elevation. Works for minor pains in joints and muscles after a workout. Ibuprofen can also help (provided its safe for you to take). And make sure you stay hydrated. Good luck! ...Read more

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What are some good exercises for stretching the sternocleidomastoid?

What are some good exercises for stretching the sternocleidomastoid?

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

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What is the best way to relieve muscle tightness and aching in the upper arms after a workout?

What is the best way to relieve muscle tightness and aching in the upper arms after a workout?

Stretch: Muscles that are warmed up present the perfect opportunity to stretch to releve tension and aching. Better yet, after your workout, try a gently yoga class and you will walk out feeling like a million bucks. Works for me. ...Read more

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Can weakened soleus muscle cause achilles/heel pain and maybe plantar fasciitis? if so, what is the best way to strengthen it?

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

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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.

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.

PT consultation: I would advise a formal consultation with a certified physical therapist however, it is doubtful that PT will lengthen these muscle fibers. ...Read more

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What parts of the tricep are worked as supporting muscles when you do shoulder presses?

What parts of the tricep are worked as supporting muscles when you do shoulder presses?

Long and lateral: Heads for reclined shoulder press. http://www.exrx.net/WeightExercises/DeltoidAnterior/LVReclinedShoulderPress.html Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Can doing kegel exercises get you sore on the inside of your lower stomach?

Can doing kegel exercises get you sore on the inside of your lower stomach?

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 more

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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?

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 more

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Tightness (Definition)

Tightness can mean different states at distinctive times. The most common is the complaint of tightness of chest, a feeling of discomfort, real or perceived, seen often in patients with asthma or panic disorder, or heart attack. Your physician ...Read more