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Regarding muscle antagonists, if one muscle hypertrophied then its antagonist decreases in size?

Regarding muscle antagonists, if one muscle hypertrophied then its antagonist decreases in size?

Muscle hyper trophy: Very good question. If a person is healthy and exercising then the antagonist muscles will not decrease in size. If there is a loss of use of a muscle group then yes the antagonist muscles will decrease because it is not being used. ...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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Repolarization of the cardiac muscle but I don't understand why muscarinic antagonist causes it?

Repolarization of the cardiac muscle but I don't understand why muscarinic antagonist causes it?

Cardiac repolarizati: Changes in cardiac repolarization occur with the autonomic nervous system (ANS). Medications altering the ANS, or the hearts response to it, will thus, effect repolarization. ...Read more

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What muscle groups are the most important in flexion and extension of the elbow?

What muscle groups are the most important in flexion and extension of the elbow?

Let us see: The triceps brachii muscle is the primary extensor of the elbow
the bicep is the major flexer of the elbow. ...Read more

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Have a painless moveable lump in scalene muscle group area 1cm was touching it and it squashes down into a smaller lump only to grow back to same siz?

Have a painless moveable lump in scalene muscle group area 1cm was touching it and it squashes down into a smaller lump only to grow back to same siz?

Get it checked out: This could be a lymph node, a lipoma (abnormal growth of fat) or depending on location may be a branchial cleft cyst. If its been there for more than a month or doesn't go away in a month you should have it checked out by your doctor, and possibly get an ultrasound or CT to look at its structure. ...Read more

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What muscle groups are involved in lower back pain?

What muscle groups are involved in lower back pain?

A lot: Please see the below web site will explain to you the muscle group in the back. ...Read more

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Muscle shooting pain last 2 weeks. Any stretching, over exertion or extension causes muscles to lock up for a minute or more. What is causing this?

Muscle shooting pain last 2 weeks. Any stretching, over exertion or extension causes muscles to lock up for a minute or more. What is causing this?

Doctor can evaluate: Odd changes in muscle activity and muscle behaviors are hard to figure out in words. One can go to his primary care doctor and show the doctor exactly what happens. The doctor may then refer to specialists for more evaluation, if needed. The doctor will need to know all the medications, vitamins, supplements, etc..., being taken. Some lab tests may be done to see if the blood chemistries are ok. ...Read more

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Chronic intermittent muscle twitching. Occurs bilaterally and in ue and le as well as trunk (usually extension spasm). Increasing frequency. Causes?

Chronic intermittent muscle twitching. Occurs bilaterally and in ue and le as well as trunk (usually extension spasm). Increasing frequency. Causes?

Neurologist: Some muscle twitching can be harmless and in these cases there is no muscle pain or weakness. With such generalized twitching I recommend an evaluation by a neurologist for diagnosis. Calcium and magnesium deficiencies and neuromuscular conditions will be considered. ...Read more

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I'm a dancer and I have hypoextension/under extension of the knee. I'm tight in the muscles behind my knees, could this be the culprit?

I'm a dancer and I have hypoextension/under extension of the knee. I'm tight in the muscles behind my knees, could this be the culprit?

Yes: The problem could be abnormal tightness in the hamstring muscle rather than a problem with the knee joint itself. If this is the case, a physical therapy program designed to loosen this muscle body may be the best approach. I recommend a consultation with an orthopedic specialist for evaluation and advice. ...Read more

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When is earliest I can start exercise to flex/strengthen muscle (ex:pronation/supination/flexion/extension) after monteggia fracture on elbow surgery?

When is earliest I can start exercise to flex/strengthen muscle (ex:pronation/supination/flexion/extension) after monteggia fracture on elbow surgery?

Talk to your doc: There are many factors affecting when you can start motion. Most important is the fracture pattern, the quality of bone, and the rigidity of the fixation. These are questions only your orthopaedist can answer for you. In general they will want to get you moving as quickly as possible. ...Read more

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Will a dented muscle fill back out?

Will a dented muscle fill back out?

Dented? Muscle: If u mean by 'dented' that something pressed against it, the muscle should resume its normal shape after a short while following removal of pressure. If u mean that an injury took a chunk out of the muscle, the body will attempt to fill the defect but it may take a long time unless a doc/surgeon can decrease the size of the defect. ...Read more

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What kind of stretches can I do for different muscle groups?

What kind of stretches can I do for different muscle groups?

No difference: Static slow stretching of the specific muscle group in necessary. Consider 10 thirty second stretches of each musce group will work. ...Read more

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Pulled a muscle in my back?

Pulled a muscle in my back?

Rest, heat, nsaids: If u pulled a muscle in your back then heat, rest and nsaids may be helpful. W/in 24 hrs. Ice to the pulled muscle can help; after that heat will be more effective. If it doesn't improve in a week or so, see your primary care physician. Good luck! ...Read more

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Will muscles grow back after surgery?

Yes: Muscles atrophy after surgery and/or nonuse. Through rehab and strengthening exercises, muscles will typically regain pre surgical strength. ...Read more

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Pulled a muscle in my back, what to do?

Pulled a muscle in my back, what to do?

Not RICE: Most drs. Recommend resting muscle & applying ice. I recommend applying heat to increase the circulation, thus improving the healing. Also, moving the muscle gently (not overusing) stimulates healing. As the strength improves & pain decreases, can increase activity.Muscle relaxants unnecessary.NSAIDS interfere w/healing. Try Tylenol, (acetaminophen) if needed. Osteopathic manipulation could ease pain/improve healing. ...Read more

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How to heal muscle tears in the upper back?

How to heal muscle tears in the upper back?

Posture & strengthen: Sounds like you are suffering from myofascial pain. Freshly strained muscle needs time and rest, and take caution not to overstretch the affected area-- this means pay very close attention to your posture (esp sitting, driving, sleeping). Then begin gentle strengthening of the scapular retractor muscles. Use good biomechanics with any lifting, which could reinjure you. Maintain good posture. ...Read more

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Is it safe to work all muscle groups at once?

Yes but: Do not work your muscles too often. Your muscles require 2-4 days of rest after a workout. You are better served (most likely) by working out different muscles and muscle groups on different days.
Acute exercise has a catabolic effect (breaking down), during the recovery phase there will be an anabolic effect (building up). You must allow this cycle to be completed to maximize results. ...Read more

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I pinched my back muscle or nerve, what to do?

I pinched my back muscle or nerve, what to do?

Should resolve: Most flares of back pain resolve within a few weeks. Nsaids, heat/ice, stretching, chiro or pt treatments are all indicated. Xrays should be considered if there is concern for osteoporosis (post-menopausal, steroid medication history, thin, white, smoker) and if you are very tender over the spinal bones. Otherwise, imaging only needed if you develop sciatica or other neurological issue. ...Read more

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What causes muscles to ripple in back of my head?

What causes muscles to ripple in back of my head?

Tension: Oftentimes, we keep our stress in the back on our neck or shoulders and it creates unnecessary tension. This prolonged tension will then cause the muscles to tighten and create the ripple. I recommend routine massages or self massage with a backknobber to help alleviate the muscle tightness. ...Read more

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Do planks workout the lower back stabalizer muscles?

Do planks workout the lower back stabalizer muscles?

Not so much: Planks are excellent 'core' workouts that can be done in the gym or at home. Planks work primarily the abdominal muscles and glutes if done correctly. Best of luck on your workouts! ...Read more

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What could be causing inflammation in my back muscles?

What could be causing inflammation in my back muscles?

Sprain or strain: The most common cause would be a back sprain or strain, where the inflammation is the body reacting to damage to the ligaments or tendons in the back. Chronic overuse, caused by exercise or hard work might also cause inflammation. Less commonly, there are diseases which cause degeneration (damage) to muscles, which could cause inflammation. See your primary care provider. ...Read more

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How long would a torn muscle in your back take to heal?

Fast Healing: A sprain is when a ligament or tendon is injured by overstretching. There may be minimal or quite a bit of damage to it. Inflammation (redness, warmth, tenderness, and swelling) occurs as a natural healing process. The key is to minimize further damage while keeping the area flexible and mobile. Ice massage (24-36 hours), rest, gentle range of motion are the keys to maximize healing. ...Read more

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What to do if someone hurt their trapezius back muscles?

What to do if someone hurt their trapezius back muscles?

Depends: It depends on the cause of the trapezius pain. If the pain is being caused by poor posture, the therapist will work on that. If it is a muscle strain, often, heat, stretching, some times electrical stimuiation and strengthening will help. If the pain is from a deeper tissue in the neck with referred pain (quite common), they will work to mobilize the neck with stretching, gentle manipulation etc. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have pulled a muscle in your back?

How do you know if you have pulled a muscle in your back?

Pain: Pulled muscle, regardless of place, will cause pain. If it doesn't hurt, you didn't pull anything. Of course, there are other reasons for pain. But if pain doesn't go away w/rest, ice, compression & elevation (rice), it's best to get evaluated. If pain in back is associated w/fever, numbness, tingling, weakness and/or incontinence (loss of bowel/bladder control), need emergent care immediately. ...Read more

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I want to gain the muscle back in my quads, what can I do?

I want to gain the muscle back in my quads, what can I do?

Exercise: The best way to gain muscle in your quads is to exercise them. Walking, running, biking, swimming would help. You can also do weight work on your quads if you go to a gym with machines. ...Read more

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What are some organic ways of treating back muscle injuries?

LED light relief: There is a product called lightrelief which works with combination of blue light cools, red light improves blood flow and infrared waves antiinflammatory treatment is 45 min twice or three times a day. Muscle injury responds ot bromelain, lecithin, efa, glutamine, local capsaicin patch, and apply muscle rub cream locally apply kinesio tape on top without streching to support the area. ...Read more

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I tore my upper back muscles what can I do to ease the pain?

Rest, heat, meds: Everyone reacts differently to pain. If it just occurred, sometimes icing the area helps decease swelling and pain. If it was days age, warm heat often helps relax the area and can cause some pain relief. Nsaids like Ibuprofen or aleve (naproxen) can help with pain. If severe, you may need to see a dr. For more definitive tx, best wishes. ...Read more

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What can a 60 year old drink or eat to build back up muscles?

It's about exercise: Eating healthy food is important but the key to building muscle is exercise. Gradually increase and work out regularly. ...Read more