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Why does my mom get frequent muscle sprains?

Why does my mom get frequent muscle sprains?

Out of shape: Sprains to muscle occur when they are stretched or overused. The most common reason for the sprain is being out of shape or if in the legs or back, being unstable. ...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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My mom is having severe muscle spasms all over her body what causes them and what relief can she get?

My mom is having severe muscle spasms all over her body what causes them and what relief can she get?

There are a few: Causes, including severe dehydration or deficits in certain things like potassium or magnesium, which can be life threatening. Is she on a statin? That can cause it as well. If she is having other symptoms, this could be something emotional or neurological as well. Hard to tell without a physical exam and labs. If they are acute in nature, i would recommend seeing a physician sooner than later. ...Read more

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My mom is 60 yrs She is unable to get up when she sleeps due to muscle cramps in legs.underwent hernia operation.please help.

My  mom is 60 yrs She is unable to get up when she sleeps due to muscle cramps in legs.underwent hernia operation.please help.

When was her surgery: and what type of hernia? See your surgeon or personal doctor to ensure she is not resting completely as she might have a blood clot. Is she having any chest pain or any shortness of breathing? Sorry, with limited information and no exam findings, this would be the most prudent thing to do. Good Luck. ...Read more

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I have a somewhat pulling in my groin area like a strained, or sprained muscle. I cannot get an erection. What is going on?

I have a somewhat pulling in my groin area like a strained, or sprained muscle. I cannot get an erection. What is going on?

Hernia?: Have your doctor check you for a groin hernia. Pressure from hernia can interfere penile blood flow but probably not enough to prevent erection. So pain is probably preventing erection. ...Read more

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I have chronic PTT pain after an ankle sprain. I also get recurrent lower back pain (LBP) caused by a ligament strain and muscle imbalance. Can a chiropractor treat the LBP?

Chiropractic Therapy: Yes, the lbp can be helped by chiropractic care. Conservative therapy is always best, but with your cervical disc pathology, i would assume that you have lumbar disc pathology as well. It would be good to have an initial evaluation by a physician and if appropriate, then a referral to a chiropractor would be in order. Good luck. ...Read more

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Mom is diagnosed w/osteoporosis & a muscle deterioration disorder, can't build muscle. She's 63 110lbs i'm 38 138lbs. What can I do to protect myself?

Mom is diagnosed w/osteoporosis & a muscle deterioration disorder, can't build muscle. She's 63 110lbs i'm 38 138lbs. What can I do to protect myself?

Healthy living now: The best thing is healthy living now, to build as much bone and muscle premenopause, and then try to maintain as much as possible into older years. Adequate calcium intake. Vit d (may want to get your level checked). Correct dose of levothyroxine (hyperthyroidism causes bone loss). Exercise. Healthy weight. Low stress. ...Read more

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My mom has told me not to shower with cold water after the gym because the temperature change causes muscle spams. Is she right?

My mom has told me not to shower with cold water after the gym because the temperature change causes muscle spams. Is she right?

Not in this case: Cool shower water temperature has nothing to do with muscle cramps. Frigid water (falling into a frozen lake) can cause muscle rigidity, but your shower could never get that cold! ...Read more

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I think i sprained my ankle should I have my mom take me to the clinic or whatever?

I think i sprained my ankle should I have my mom take me to the clinic or whatever?

Ankle sprains: Ankle sprains are not all equal. If you have swelling, bruising and cannot bear weight on your foot then i would suggest an examination. If you can bear weight but, after a week or so it is still quite painful, i would also have this checked. For all others, rest, ice, an ace bandage and elevation will help it heal faster and feel better. Good luck. ...Read more

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Sprain (Definition)

A sprain is a medical term that describes an injury to soft tissue structures in the area. Common examples are a lumbar sprain, in which you might injure muscles in your back; or an ankle sprain in which you could injure ligaments about the ankle. Sprains can be from mild to severe, and so ...Read more