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How to make body flexible for excercise? i really have rigid muscles?

How to make body flexible for excercise? i really have rigid muscles?

Stretch: There's really only one answer to your question and that is to stretch. But not sporadically nor in a dynamic fashion by bouncing up & down but rather regularly in a static fashion whereby you hold your stretch as long as you can then relax & repeat. But don't bounce! We used to recommend stretching before activities but now we tend to recommend stretching warm, not cold, muscles, so after activit ...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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Common causes of sore, stiff, rigid muscles?

Common causes of sore, stiff, rigid muscles?

Stiff muscles: These symptoms may be due to many things - what time of day? Have you been exercising? You need a complete history and physical exam so that these issues can be studied carefully. See a neurologist in your area for a complete evaluation. ...Read more

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Neurologist - sympathetic hyperactvity syndrome Rivotril+vit D doesn't. 3 months on sleep pills, rigid muscles won't relax oxazepam, body doesn't function at all tachycardia day/night, lost 36 pounds?

Neurologist - sympathetic hyperactvity syndrome Rivotril+vit D doesn't. 3 months on sleep pills, rigid muscles won't relax oxazepam, body doesn't function at all tachycardia day/night, lost 36 pounds?

Second Opinion : Your question is a bit hard to understand BUT the tachycardia and weight loss may signify a hyperthyroid state. Please see another doctor for second opinion. Good luck. ...Read more

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I was given diclofenac for rigid muscles, spasms and soreness. Can you confirm that it has muscle relaxant properties or not?

I was given diclofenac for rigid muscles, spasms and soreness. Can you confirm that it has muscle relaxant properties or not?

Muscles: Diclofenac is an anti-inflammatory, not a muscle relaxant. It may help reduce muscle soreness, achy joints, and arthritis. Muscle relaxants have different properties and potential for sedation. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for muscle degeneration?

What is the best treatment for muscle degeneration?

Determine the cause: First determine the underlying cause of the muscle degeneration which can range from disuse from pain to denervation/nerve damage to ALS disease of the neuromuscular junction. Get a proper diagnosis from you physician! ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for muscle weakness?

Therapy: After removing any possible reversible causes from the equation, i would recommend therapy for strengthening. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for chronic muscle pain?

MUSCLE PAIN: Best treatment would be to have a full evaluation by a neurologist to understand what specifically contributes to the muscle problems. Then that cause is treated directly if possible (sometimes with antispasmodics or anti-inflammatories). ...Read more

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I have pulled a muscle in my shoulder. What is the best treatment as I am in constant pain.

I have pulled a muscle in my shoulder. What is the best treatment as I am in constant pain.

How long has it been: If your symptoms have been present for more than 7-10 days, you should see a physician. Otherwise, rest, a good antinflammatory (alleve, advil, (ibuprofen) etc.)ice, and gentle stretching program should help. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a neck muscle spasm?

Heat,etc: Neck muscle spasms generally respond best w/ heat , massage and possibly a muscle relaxant. Nsaids might be helpful temporarily. If they perist i would encourage u to see your pcp or ors for evaluation and the reason why your spasms are occurring. ...Read more

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Rigid Muscles (Definition)

Rigid muscles (spasticity) is a symptom in which a person has unusual muscle tightness or increased muscle tone. Reflexes such as the knee-jerk reflex are stronger or faster than normal. Rigidity or spasticity can cause problems with walking, ...Read more