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What can I do to keep my muscles from getting too painful?

What can I do to keep my muscles from getting too painful?

Heat : Moist heat and keep hydrated with an appropriate electrolyte balanced drink. ...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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What can I do to keep from making my pain worse?

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What can I do to keep from making my pain worse?

Pain worsening: It truly depends on the cause. Treating the underlying ailment of course is the shortest course. Not overdoing it can help with many muscular or degenerative arthritis - stretching, modest exercise objectives in a little slower pace. Sometime medicines themselves can worsen pain - monitor the chronology of its introduction to detect this (antidepressants, histamine blockers, stimulants, opiates). ...Read more

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Why do I keep getting muscle spasms in my neck and how can I stop it?

Why do I keep getting muscle spasms in my neck and how can I stop it?

See orthopedist: Neck pain commonly is due to muscle spasms, poor posture, arthritis, herniated disks etc. If you are symptomatic in your neck and back then seek an orthopedic surgeon or preferably an orthopedic spine surgeon. They can prescribe medications and therapy that can help your symptoms. ...Read more

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What to do if i keep getting boners and precumming in my speedo. How can I prevent this?

What to do if i keep getting boners and precumming in my speedo. How can I prevent this?

Won't always work: All competitive male swimmers know about this. Looser speedos may help but may slow you down in the water. Speedos are designed so you can keep the contents of your front pouch at an angle, under control and less visible. And even if you do get all excited at a swim meet, nobody's going to care as long as you don't actively try to draw attention to this. ...Read more

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How do I keep my ankle from swelling and being too tight to move?

How do I keep my ankle from swelling and being too tight to move?

Water and gravity: Our bodies have a large amount of water needed to keep organs functioning. The vessels that carry the fluids are not perfect and they can leak. Also, our tissues have a certain amount of water to stay moist and pliable. Gravity works to pull the fluids down towards the feet even in healthy people. It will worsen as the day progresses. Treatment is compression socks/elevation. Avoid water pills. ...Read more

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What can I do to stop my toes from getting numb?

What can I do to stop my toes from getting numb?

Determine cause: Sometimes this can be associated with poor shoe fit - if that is the case seek assistance of a certified pedorthist. A podiatrist evaluation can help to determine the cause. ...Read more

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What to do if i lifted too much weight, and now my arms are in a lot of pain. What can I do to help?

What to do if i lifted too much weight, and now my arms are in a lot of pain. What can I do to help?

NSAIDs: If nsaids are not helpful, you've exhausted most otc meds. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is an option, but if that does not help please see your doctor for other options. Also physical therapy can be helpful, otherwise a spine specialist evaluations may be needed. ...Read more

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What can I do to keep my feet from getting dry and cracked?

What can I do to keep my feet from getting dry and cracked?

See below: Use a good moisturizing cream and use a pumice stone to scrape down the cracked skin. ...Read more

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Sciatica what exercise can I do to help with my back? Also my knees hurt so much i struggle to get out of bed sometimes

Sciatica what exercise can I do to help with my back?  Also my knees hurt so much i struggle to get out of bed sometimes

Exercise: There are a combination of back and core stretches and exercises for sciatic pain. Usually it is best to start with a visit to a physical therpist. If it is both knees, and there was no trauma, suggest a visit to primary care doc initially to r/o rheumatological sources for the pain, i.E rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, etc. ...Read more

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What else can I do to prevent my calf from getting pulled?

What else can I do to prevent my calf from getting pulled?

Hmm: Sounds like a chronic problem. You may have pulled the muscular attachments away from the bone. Ask your doctor if an MRI could help identify the problem, then formulate a solution. ...Read more

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What to do if i feel like my weight is holding me back from being outgoing, how do I get over it?

What to do if i feel like my weight is holding me back from being outgoing, how do I get over it?

1. Carry yourself : With confidence regardless of your weight. 2. Work to reach a healthy weight so that you feel good. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio ; weight training. You can mix ; match different kinds of physical exercise. This site helps determine calories burned for. ...Read more

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I feel like my legs are losing muscles and becoming smaller and loser. what can I do to prevent this?

Muscle atrophy : Do you have muscle loss all your body. Do you have underlying metabolic or neurological disorders? If it is small changes consider focused leg exercise for leg muscles. Muscle atrophy with muscle spasms or fasiculations could mean neurological degenerative disease. You must however see a neurologist. If muscle loss significant consider EMG for Lower Motor Neuron disease or ALS. ...Read more

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What do I do if i keep getting so many leg pains from my knee to my foot?

What do I do if i keep getting so many leg pains from my knee to my foot?

Visit a doctor: Could be vascular? Coupld be neurological, could be musculoskeletal.....you need an examination.... ...Read more