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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 daughter has lyme disease,,her muscles in her legs hurt bad...like shes worked out,,,shes been workn long hours and look tired?

My daughter has lyme disease,,her muscles in her legs hurt bad...like shes worked out,,,shes been workn long hours and look tired?

Lymes: Well the first question is when was she diagnosed and did she get treatment right away? Sounds to me she has the lymes for a while and perhaps did not get immediate treatment so now she is getting the flare ups. You need for her to see a doctor for treatment right away. This is a progressive disease and she can gave some serious affects without medical attention ...Read more

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Bad reaction to shots of risperdal consta. No thought, barely speaking, staringzoned personality gone. Muscles in legs hurt can I take something forit?

Bad reaction to shots of risperdal consta. No thought, barely speaking, staringzoned personality gone. Muscles in legs hurt can I take something forit?

Maybe, but: Please contact your own psychiatrist and tell him or her what you're experiencing. You may be having some muscle dystonia from the Risperdal consta, and need some Cogentin (benztropine) or artane. The dose may also be too high, and your doctor will want to know in order to adjust when your next shot is due. If you call your psychiatrist or the doctor on call for him/her today, meds may help the leg pain. ...Read more

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Calf muscles in both legs hurt so bad when I woke up this morning, I can barely walk, what can cause this?

Calf muscles in both legs hurt so bad when I woke up this morning, I can barely walk, what can cause this?

Common cause is long: hard walks in 1 who is not conditioned, especially up & down hills & trails, also lots of stairs. if U R in shape & had an injury, posterior superficial compartment may need immediate evaluation. If compartment, U can't walk, and if U R able 2 walk and it slowly resolves, my first comment is most likely. ...Read more

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My temperature has been ranging from 93 to 95 for about a week. I feel very tired, have difficulty concentrating and my muscles in my arms and legs hurt. How concerned should I be?

Not sure why your: temperature is low, but sometimes a viral infection can cause relative hypothermia. Your symptoms certainly point towards either some hormonal imbalance (thyroid or cortisol) or early infection. Check your core temperature (rectal or oral) and see if it is different. If it continues I would get myself to a healthcare provider for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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My legs hurt after doing squats, lunges and hip bridges. All parts of my leg muscles hurt when walking. How can I cure this?

My legs hurt after doing squats, lunges and hip bridges. All parts of my leg muscles hurt when walking. How can I cure this?

Normal : This is normal after heavy exercise, and will be better in a couple days if you don do heavy exercise. Eventually, it will hurt less and less as your body becomes used to the exercise. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Leg pain for few weeks d dimer was normal doctor thinks it was a pulled muscle but it's getting worse hurts in back of leg side of calf and in thigh?

Leg pain for few weeks d dimer was normal doctor thinks it was a pulled muscle but it's getting worse hurts in back of leg side of calf and in thigh?

Several possibile: causes including sciatic source of pain of which the most common reason at your age would be Disc herniation v referred pain from a knee issue giving both thigh a calf symptoms. A deep vein thrombosis or clot appears to have been ruled out . If pain is shooting down leg from buttocks and worse with a cough or sneeze especially associated with numbness/tingling or weakness may be disc herniation. ...Read more

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I have very low testosterone (138). Can this make you feel very weak with muscles getting strained, hurt and pulled easier? Legs hurt when standing?

I have very low testosterone (138). Can this make you feel very weak with muscles getting strained, hurt and pulled easier? Legs hurt when standing?

Low Testosterone: The symptoms of male menopause, also known as the metabolic syndrome and low t are: 1. Lethargy 2. Moody or even depressed 3. Weak 4.Sleep disturbane 5. Low libido and even erectile dysfunction if your total amount of t is 138 ng/dl then you need to meet with a physician expert in this are. ...Read more

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Had chronically tight muscles for 7 years from stress and anxiety and now all my muscles ache an feel crunchy an stiff! legs hurt so bad please help?

Had chronically tight muscles for 7 years from stress and anxiety and now all my muscles ache an feel crunchy an stiff! legs hurt so bad please help?

Physician and yoga: See a physician to rule out anything medical. Yoga can be a great way of dealing with physical stress. Lots of times studios will give promotions for new students. You can also stream online classes. Best wishes and good luck. ...Read more

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The ER says my back and leg pain is spasm it hurts to sit norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) vicodin muscle relaxers nothing works any opinions?

See your doctor.: Very difficult to diagnose back pain without a good physical exam. If the treatment at the emergency room recommended is not effective then you should see your doctor for a thorough examination. ...Read more

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Lower leg pain, lot of pain when i sit and stand, foot feels like its going to sleep, had a bad muscle cramp a week ago it has hurt since then, could it be a blood clot?

If : If you have calf pain go to your doctor right away to evaluate for deep venous thrombosis. Blood clots in your legs can go to your lungs and could be lethal. Once that is cleared further work up is likely needed to evaluate the condition and establish diagnosis. The problem may be a radiculopathy, peripherovascular insufficiency or local joint or tendon problem. An examination ir required to make determinations in your case. ...Read more

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I'm 21, and everytime i stay still for long periods of time i get very bad leg pain. It's a stabbing feeling usually feels like it's on muscle.

I'm 21, and everytime i stay still for long periods of time i get very bad leg pain. It's a stabbing feeling usually feels like it's on muscle.

Hard to say: There are many potential causes. From neurologic, to vascular, and muscular causes. I would encourage you to be checked. Usually a detailed history, exam, and appropriate studies can determine the cause. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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I am having continuous leg pain specially in my leg muscles after running.. i am running since 60 days but the pain is increasing instead..

Consider DVT first: Always consider possibility of a deep vein thrombosis FIRST. If it is NOT DVT, look for other causes – trauma / overuse, hereditary myopathy, autoimmune myopathy, toxic myopathy (caffeine?), arterial disease / malformations, nerve roots disease. ...Read more

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Could wearing flip flops cause muscle and leg pain?

Absolutely: Podiatrists hate flip flops for that very reason. Stop wearing them, wear athletic shoes (cross trainers, etc) for a while and see if that improves your pain. If not, see a doctor. ...Read more

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5 years of unbearable muscle leg pain. Lots of meds prescribed to try to help relieve the pain but no relief. CPK is high. Can a DNA test help?

5 years of unbearable muscle leg pain.  Lots of meds prescribed to try to help relieve the pain but no relief.  CPK is high. Can a DNA test help?

If your CPK-MM is: elevated (that's the portion of CPK that comes from skeletal muscle), then a much more worthwhile initial test is a muscle biopsy. Depending on the results of the muscle biopsy, genetic testing (including mitochondrial DNA) may be done to confirm certain diagnoses. Unfortunately, treatment hasn't kept up with diagnosis in many genetic disorders. Best wishes. Dr. Anne ...Read more

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If i woke-up this morning with leg pain, should I be concerned? It feels as if i may have pulled a muscle, but could i actually do that in my sleep?

You : You haven't said anything about your age, gender, medical history, or overall state of health, so it's a little tough for me to narrow things down, but there are some things that would explain this. Given the snowfall in seattle over the past few days, have you maybe been doing some shoveling of snow or maybe some skiing or other vigorous physical activity? Could you have slipped while walking on the ice? Overuse of muscles or trauma might cause pain that wakes you up. A muscle cramp might also cause this type of localized pain. If you have a history of vascular disease, or are at risk for it (older age group, high cholesterol, smoker or diabetic) then this could represent a blocked blood vessel. Do you have ongoing pain? Numbness? Are your symptoms increased with exercise? If so, then you should be evaluated for compromised blood flow. ...Read more

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Old man with pain in neck near top of scalene muscle, and leg pain.Pain comes and goes and triggers when twisting his neck to right.What can be said?

Muscle or ligament: Sounds like a mainly muscular or connective tissue issue. Restriction and pain in one area such as the neck can actually relate to other areas because of the way the body is put together. An osteopath that does manual medicine might be ideal to see, or a physical therapist to get some evaluation, a clear diagnosis, and treatment. Arthritis can be a part of that as well. ...Read more

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