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Tight enlarged jaw muscles near my temples... Facial distortion ... Botox therapy?

Tight enlarged jaw muscles near my temples... Facial distortion ... Botox therapy?

Possibly: Botox therapy may be helpful for you. You may also need splint therapy... A night guard that you wear to reduce clenching or grinding your teeth which works the muscles and makes them larger. Your dentist and oral surgeon will work together to make this therapy work well for you. ...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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Facial muscle spasms when smiling?

Facial muscle spasms when smiling?

Usuall will resolve: Common facial spasms include rapid blinking, nose or mouth twitching. They may be due to an underling motor disorder or myopathy, but more commonly are stress related and resolve without complication. When smiling may be due to social anxiety and over eagerness. Stress management may be a useful approach. If this persists or worsens, see a neurologist. ...Read more

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Will cheek implants help my sagging cheek bones?

Will cheek implants help my sagging cheek bones?

They can.: A cardinal sign of aging is loss of facial volume. Replacing the lost volume can restore support to the skin. With the advent of longer lasting injectable fillers (perlane, juvederm, restylane, (dermal fillers) radiesse, etc...), it is possible to maintain cheek fullness without surgery. It requires repeated treatments to maintain the results. Cheek implants can provide a more permanent increase in volume. ...Read more

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Hurt muscles in right neck and shoulder shovelling snow. Stretching muscles hurts. Is it good to stretch sore knotted muscles?

Hurt muscles in right neck and shoulder shovelling snow.  Stretching muscles hurts.  Is it good to stretch sore knotted muscles?

YES!: Gentle stretching can actually speed up and improve the healing of sore, knotted muscles. Try not to overdo it with painful stretches or bounce around while stretching, but gentle stretches a few times a day will loosen spasm and contraction in sore muscles after a workout. Always see a physician if muscles become extremely painful or muscle pain does not go away within 7 to 10 days. ...Read more

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Hurt muscles in right neck and shoulder shovelling snow. Stretching muscles hurts. Is it good to stretch sore knotted muscles?

Hurt muscles in right neck and shoulder shovelling snow. Stretching muscles hurts. Is it good to stretch sore knotted muscles?

Sure, be gentle: Muscles in our body contract when used. They can cramp up from overworking, as can be seen with exercise. Ice initially for a couple of days followed by heat and gentle stretching and massage along with antiinflammatories can be helpful. Do not exercise or stretch aggressively as this will only further injure the sore muscles. If pain persists see an orthopedist. Feel better! ...Read more

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What exercises enlarge your gluteus butt muscles?

What exercises enlarge your gluteus butt muscles?

Prone Leg lifts: A good one is to lay prone, on your belly. Lift one straight leg towards the ceiling and hold for count of 10-15. Do series 6-10 7078769922with each leg alternatively. Then if you place your arms and hands under you toward your groin you can lift both legs after some practice. Keep head to midline ! ...Read more

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Hi.Does stretching my calves muscles after weight training hurts my muscles?

Hi.Does stretching my calves muscles after weight training hurts my muscles?

Should be fine: Gentle stretching and massage of muscles after weight training or other workouts is fine to do. I should not cause any harm to the muscles. ...Read more

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Can cheek implants fix my fat cheeks?

Not likely: Cheek implants are used to augment flat cheeks due to lack of bony projection or lack of soft tissue, less commonly. Cheek implants in light of "fat" cheeks may accentuate the fullness of the cheeks, and likely to result in unfavorable outcome. ...Read more

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Can pushups strengthen the muscles around your shoulder?

Can pushups strengthen the muscles around your shoulder?

Yes: It is very common to just focus on the chest wall muscles when working out. While pushups will help strengthen the shoulder(pec, deltoid, lats) i would also advise complementing it with posterior chain/shoulder exercises like rows, pull downs and shrugs. Codman exercises are also good for dedicated cuff strengthening. Keep hands in field of view as general rule of thumb. Indyshoulder.Com. ...Read more

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Can weak posterior deltoid muscles or weak latissimus dorsi muscles cause muscle tension and pain in the back and neck?

Can weak posterior deltoid muscles or weak latissimus dorsi muscles cause muscle tension and pain in the back and neck?

Yes: 20 y male w. pain "neck & back", headaches & fatigue queries if weak latissimus dorsi & deltoids causal. Primary muscles of posture teamwork to keep body-tower upright & vertical. Muscle tone asymmetries impart irregular tower tilts; thereby conscripting compensatory soft tissue spasms & development of "crossed muscle" syndromes; after V. Janda. Gravity Rules! These symptoms suggest fibromyalgia. ...Read more

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Can strengthening muscles mean building muscles?

Can strengthening muscles mean building muscles?

To a point.: Strengthening usually requires lower reps per set (2-4) than muscle building (6-8), with consequent heavier weights. That being said, stronger muscles can be bigger muscles, just maybe not as large as those built through muscle building techniques specifically. ...Read more

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Can spastic chronically tight muscles on the neck and jaw area cause referred pain around the mouth, lips, nose?

Can spastic chronically tight muscles on the neck and jaw area cause referred pain around the mouth, lips, nose?

Can be referred pain: But Need more information. There can be other causes of these symptoms and this needs to be evaluated. Ask you physician to have you see a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Can weak core muscles contribute to chest wall pain?

Yes, I would: think so. Lack of support to chest wall might cause extra stretch on these muscles and pain. ...Read more

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Will strengthening the trapezius muscle decrease neck pain?

Will strengthening the trapezius muscle decrease neck pain?

Depends: This totally depends on the cause of your neck pain. Strengthening the muscles supporting your neck can help the pain but strengthening some but not all of these muscles can make it worse. You need to work with a physician and/or physical therapist and craft a specific plan to treat the specific cause of your neck pain. ...Read more

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How to tighten skin under chin wth exercise?

How to tighten skin under chin wth exercise?

In reality: There is no clear facial exercise that will definitely help with this. Weight loss may help to better define your jaw line but you still can be left with "extra skin". If you are really set on improving this area, your best bet is to consult a plastic surgeon. ...Read more