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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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Whats the best form of rehab for muscle stiffness ?

Whats the best form of rehab for muscle stiffness ?

Stretching: I your muscles are stiff, stretching exercises are best in my opinion. I usually recommend that people get some blood flow to their muscles first by doing some aerobic activity first like brisk walking, bike, eliptical etc and then when they are sufficiently warmed up can do stretching. Yoga is also a terrific way to deal with stiff muscles. ...Read more

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Back muscle stiffness?

Back muscle stiffness?

Stretch!: If stiffness is due to muscle tightness/imbalance a good stretching program can be helpful. Be mindful of your posture in both sitting and standing. It could also be due to arthritic changes in the back. If associated with pain, persistent stiffness, do see your doctor. A physical therapist can be helpful in designing a stretching program once you have an appropriate diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have muscle stiffness and weakness, what is causing this?

I have muscle stiffness and weakness, what is causing this?

It depends: Could be from multiple causes not limited to your medical conditions and or your medications. Check with your doctor and get some labwork done. ...Read more

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What can I do to reduce my muscle stiffness and also soreness?

What can I do to reduce my muscle stiffness and also soreness?

Rest, heat: Muscle "stiffness" after exercise is due to metabolite build up. This occurs when the work the muscle does exceeds the rate of oxygen supplied. It occurs during strength more than endurance training, that is when "bulking up". The real answer is to go more slowly in your training. But heat, massage and if very sore judicial use of an anti inflammatory such as advil or Aleve (naproxen) will help. ...Read more

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So antipsychotics cause deep muscle stiffness or surface muscle stiffness?

So antipsychotics cause deep muscle stiffness or surface muscle stiffness?

Possible s/e: In fact, muscle stiffness, abnormal muscle movements are reason for very close medical monitoring while taking antipsychotic medication. Often meds are prescribed to prevent this side effect. Another strategy is to keep the dose as low as possible. If any unusual muscle stiffness, twitching or abnormal (dsykinetic) movements are noticed, be sure to tell prescribing doctor right away. Take care. ...Read more

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What are the causes of muscle, stiffness, pain and swelling in the thigh area?

What are the causes of muscle, stiffness, pain and swelling in the thigh area?

See physician : Swelling of the muscle can indicate myosotis - this can be related to injury or systemic reaction. Best to get it looked at. ...Read more

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Upper r-neck spasm chronic, balance trouble muscle stiffness an not feeling well,, what's the cause ?

Upper r-neck spasm chronic, balance trouble    muscle stiffness an not feeling well,, what's the cause ?

May be muscle but: This may be muscular but consider other causes in view of your other medical conditions. It may be related to your previous health problems or surgery, but your physician will need to integrate these conditions and your present complaints. ...Read more

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What does muscle stiffness come from?

What does muscle stiffness come from?

NS Controls Muscles: Complex: only heart muscle contracts without brain/nervous commands, though ~110 BPM & constantly adjusted from brain split-second. All other muscles only contract after neurotransmitters are released at muscle membrane. Thus ns always plays a dominant role, along with blood supply, electrolytes, hydration, (all regulated by brain), metabolic products remaining in muscle after exercise/injury etc. ...Read more

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Dr. Walker Wynkoop
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Stiffness Or Decreased Movement (Definition)

Stiffness is a symptom of inflammation surrounding a joint or muscle and making it more resistant to movement. Neurological disorders can sometimes cause stiffness. ...Read more


Dr. Jennifer Chu
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Muscle Stiffness (Definition)

Muscle stiffness is a symptom where it is difficult to move one or more muscle groups due to tightness or increased ...Read more