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What is the definition or description of: Rigid muscles?

What is the definition or description of: Rigid muscles?

Stiffness of : muscles - rigid muscles. Stiff-person syndrome is neurological disorder with progressive muscle stiffness. ...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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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

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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.

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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I have a deep muscle bruise in my calf. What is the best treatment?

I have a deep muscle bruise in my calf. What is the best treatment?

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

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What is the best treatment for right hand thenar muscle injury?

What is the best treatment for right hand thenar muscle injury?

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

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I have a deep muscle bruise in my calf. What is the best treatment to relieve pain and stiffness?

I have a deep muscle bruise in my calf. What is the best treatment to relieve pain and stiffness?

Muscle bruise Rx: Heat and gentle stretching exercises. When you are pain free, you can start strengthening and slowly return to you normal sports activities. Also otc ibuprophen or Naproxen - assuing you can safely take nsaids. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for muscle cramps?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for muscle cramps?

Warm the muscle: Muscle cramps can be treated with heat, contrary to joints which we treat with ice. Other things to consider are electrolyte balance. Potassium is important. Gentle stretching and medications such as muscle relaxants may also help. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for muscle atrophy?

What's the best treatment for muscle atrophy?

Identify cause: Need to know the cause to be able to treat. If the cause is disuse, exercise will solve the problem. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for a pulled muscle?

What's the best treatment for a pulled muscle?

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 more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for muscle pain?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for muscle pain?

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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What's the best treatment to get rid of muscle pain?

Muscle Pain: Muscle pain after exercise is best relieved by time. It can take about a week for your muscles to recover after a good, high intensity workout. While some note benefit from a NSAID such as. ...Read more

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Rigid Muscles (Definition)

muscles - rigid muscles. Stiff-person syndrome is neurological disorder ...Read more