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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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My bones and muscles always hurts me also I'm thin. What is problem and how can I solve it?

My bones and muscles always hurts me also I'm thin. What is problem and how can I solve it?

Needs to be checked: If you have pain in muscles and bones all the time. You need to find the cause so that it can be appropriately treated. Apart from taking some pain meds when pain is too bad. I recommend you get yourself checked by a Doctor to find the cause of pain always, as you are only 21 years old ...Read more

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My butt hurts where my spine ends. It feels like a bone at that top of my butt between the cheeks. When I squeeze the muscles I can feel it.

My butt hurts where my spine ends. It feels like a bone at that top of my butt between the cheeks. When I squeeze the muscles I can feel it.

Buttock pain: Sometimes there is some bony overgrowth between the spinous processes (those things that stick out...) called baastrup's syndrome. Especially extending your back hurts then, while standing alittle forward makes it better. Have yourself evaluated with an ortho spine doc! ...Read more

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On one side of my buttocks hurt don't know if its a muscle or bone?

On one side of my buttocks hurt don't know if its a muscle or bone?

It could be: Muscle, bone, nerve, tumor, infection. Almost anything. Tough to say. Your doctor will probably know, so go see one. ...Read more

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The bone in back of my neck hurts top of my shoulder and neck bone at front have I pulled a muscle?

The bone in back of my neck hurts top of my shoulder and neck bone at front have I pulled a muscle?

Unclear: That. Is difficult to say given the limited information. I would recommend an evaluation and possibly an x-ray if the symptoms are severe. ...Read more

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I have had upper front thigh off and on for a few months. Not sure if it muscle or bone pain? How can you tell difference? It hurts both standing or laying down and it seems to hurt worse at night. I don't recall doing anything unusual to cause it. Seems

I have had upper front thigh off and on for a few months. Not sure if it muscle or bone pain? How can you tell difference? It hurts both standing or laying down and it seems to hurt worse at night. I don't recall doing anything unusual to cause it. Seems

A Neuralgia: Anterior thigh pain that comes and goes is likely a soft tissue problem and meralgia paresthetica is a good bet. See a Neurologist. The cause is oft related to wearing a tight waistband or wide firm belt that presses into the anterior thigh and bruises a nerve that transits longitudinally along the anterior thigh. ...Read more

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I smoke canabise daily and when I stop my muscles and bones hurt and I feel weak why is that?

Marijuana: Medicine: Cannabis or marijuana acts as an anti-inflammatory. It leads to less cramping, less inflammation, less pain when used moderately. It is these very facts about marijuana that win in the debate over medical marijuana. I am not sure what the weakness stems from, but perhaps pain leads to increased fatigue and more pain leads to weakness. ...Read more

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I hurt my neck on Sunday, I need to know wether I hurt the muscle or bone. I am competing in a crossfit competition on Friday?

I hurt my neck on Sunday, I need to know wether I hurt the muscle or bone. I am competing in a crossfit competition on Friday?

Examination: Taking a full history of the type of injury and examining the neck will be needed to answer this question - so will need to see a doctor in person and if uncertain tests such as X-ray may need to be consider. If you have fallen or been involved in a motor vehicle accident need to see a doctor immediately to have bony injury (fracture) excluded. All the best. ...Read more

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I fell from bicycle 4 weeks ago and my right forearm absorbed the impact. Bones are fine, muscle hurts a lot when used since then.

I fell from bicycle 4 weeks ago and my right forearm absorbed the impact. Bones are fine, muscle hurts a lot when used since then.

A sprain: The pain from a sprain can last 4-6 weeks but should be slowly getting better. Make sure you and move your elbow completely. If the pain last any longer, see your doctor. ...Read more

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The muscle between shin bone and caf hurts and sometimes I can't walk?

The muscle between shin bone and caf hurts and sometimes I can't walk?

Need orthotics: To stabilize the posterior tibial tendon. Your feet are over pronating or collapsing causing stress on this muscle. Motion control or stability shoes may help. Ice tendon and sometimes stabilize with ankle brace or walking boot. See podiatrist. ...Read more

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Unsure if problem is tendon, muscle or bone related. My radius is very painful to touch for past wk. Hurts mostly when breastfeeding or upon waking.?

Unsure if problem is tendon, muscle or bone related. My radius is very painful to touch for past wk. Hurts mostly when breastfeeding or upon waking.?

Tendintis vs. CTS: Both diagnoses, dequervain's tendinitis and carpal tunnel syndrome can be seen in "new" moms. Dequervain's is more common with pain at the wrist below the thumb. It can be painful with breastfeeding due to sustained posture. Carpal tunnel would be associated with pain, numbness noted when awakening. It also can be caused by extreme wrist posture while breast feeding. Both can respond to splints. ...Read more

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I've had pain in my arm, back and rib before. Cant say if its muscle or bone related. Had ekgs and chest xrays. Normal. Also right by my rib hurts briefl?

Inflammation: In a healthy 25 yo female it is likely due to musculoskeletal pain. Young benefit from a short course of anti inflammatory medications. Best advise is to see your pmd who can better assess your symptoms. An orthopedic doctor can also be very useful for these complaints. ...Read more

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My right arm hurts it like numb muscles it not bone why I getting those pain?

? Radiculopathy: Without further details its really difficult to tell what is going on. Common causes of pain and numbness without specific trauma are nerve compression syndromes. Nerves can be compressed at any level starting at the cervical spine and going down the hand. If your pain and numbness continue, please get evaluated. Do not wait for weakness in those muscle groups to seek attention. ...Read more

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My sensory abilities decreasing, problems with bowel and bladder, my muscles & bones hurt, the worst was sometimes I'm unable to do anything?

My sensory abilities decreasing, problems with bowel and bladder, my muscles & bones hurt, the worst was sometimes I'm unable to do anything?

See your doctor: You should get evaluated. This sounds like a neuromuscular disease and needs proper diagnosis, you need to seek medical attention. ...Read more

Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more