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What Is The Best Treatment For Rigid Muscles
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
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
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
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?
I was given diclofenac for rigid muscles, spasms and soreness. Can you confirm that it has muscle relaxant properties or not?
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
Exercise: Usually will heal with rest and time. ...Read more
Cold followed by hea: In the acute phase, right after the bruise, you should put cold compress on the area, intermittently for about four hours to lessen the bleeding and swelling. After the first day you should put hot/warm compresses to increase blood flow and resolve the injury. Do not take Aspirin or related medications in the acute phase. ...Read more
Rest, splint: Unusual orthopedic question as isolated thenar muscle injuries are unusual.If that is really your diagnosis ( not a hook of hamate fracture or other) than my treatment would be a removable thumb spica splint, nsaids and rest from further injury.If pain continued after2-3 wks and mechanism of injury warranted it, repeat x-rays ( including carpal tunnel view) or consider further radiologic studies. ...Read more
I have a deep muscle bruise in my calf. What is the best treatment to relieve pain and stiffness?
What is pulled muscl: Essentially a pulled muscle, which can also be called a muscle strain, is when a particular muscle is stretched too far or too fast and this causes tiny tears to occur in the muscle fibers. In other words you of course haven't torn the whole muscle, but you have caused some of the fibers in there to become slightly frayed. Rest, ice, compression compression, elevation, painkillers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Muscle Pain: The best treatment for pain after exertion is usually time and perhaps nsaid's such as aleve (naproxen). However, the pain is severe or has been present for more than a few days, it could represent a muscle tear or more severe condition and require medical evaluation by a physician. ...Read more
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