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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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What would cause a loss of range of motion in a hip? I am unable to abduct left hip. Upper leg muscles feel weak, leg feels "stuck" when i abduct.

What would cause a loss of range of motion in a hip? I am unable to abduct left hip. Upper leg muscles feel weak, leg feels "stuck" when i abduct.

Any groin pain?: Any pain or limping with weight bearing/walking? Morning stiffness? If so consider hip joint problem. Consider labrum too. If groin muscles are sore perhaps a muscle strain. Bursitis of the lateral hip or gluteus medius/minimus muscle problem perhaps but you would have soreness of the lateral hip. Nerve issue can also cause weakness - look for numbness or tingling in other parts of the leg. ...Read more

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I have mild pain in my thigh bone as soon as I get up from a seated position especially when I sit crossed legged(yoga). Reason to worry?

I have mild pain in my thigh bone as soon as I get up from a seated position especially when I sit crossed legged(yoga). Reason to worry?

Thigh pain: If it is in the area where pressure has been placed on it, probably not. If it goes away, then it is most likely OK. If it persists or worsens, then it should be evaluated. ...Read more

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I sat for close to an hour in a deep,leather chair.When I got up, my thighs were quite "rubbery" feeling, and weak. MS or lumbar stenosis?

I sat for close to an hour in a deep,leather chair.When I got up, my thighs were quite "rubbery" feeling, and weak. MS or lumbar stenosis?

Not MS: Your thought about lumbar stenosis may be correct, and typically this will depend on the flexion angle of your body. Unless you already have MS and you got overheated while seated, your experience otherwise has nothing to do with MS. ...Read more

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My glutes and legs are trained from playing basketball. I however seem to have an anterior pelvic tilt. Would my psoas need to be stretched?

My glutes and legs are trained from playing basketball. I however seem to have an anterior pelvic tilt. Would my psoas need to be stretched?

Psoas Stretch: The iliopsoas muscle starts up in the low back and pelvis and attaches into the femur. The tighter it becomes, the more anterior pelvic tilt occurs. Finding out how to check if it is tight and then do appropriate stretches 3 times per day is important. I attached a good video for you. Dr rich blake http://youtu.Be/bht4192tklc. ...Read more

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I have ms, spinal lesions, legs immobile. Now losing ability to sit up without great spastic pain and weakness. Why can't i sit up in a chair ?

I have ms, spinal lesions, legs immobile.  Now losing ability to sit up without great spastic pain and weakness. Why can't i sit up in a chair ?

Complex: The above describes a high burden of disease, and the loss of strength with increasing weakness and spasticity may represent a spinal cord relapse. But, consider a urinary tract infection or metabolic imbalance as a triggering event. This needs to be addressed asap, and fully sorted out. Is your current medication effective enough? Do you need steroids or acth? See your neurologist soon. ...Read more

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What would cause me to feel my pulse (in a line) in multiple places in my lower leg without having to physically touch the area? Stand/sit/lay

What would cause me to feel my pulse (in a line) in multiple places in my lower leg without having to physically touch the area? Stand/sit/lay

Probably normal puls: Pulses could be felt in different parts of the body along the arteries. If you are thin it may be palpable easily. If some body has hyperdynamic circulation pulses may feel little stronger also. ...Read more

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After an hr of soccer, my legs tend to become lifeless at the hips joint.Feels like it wouldnt be able to support my legs, and I'd tumble. Thoughts?

After an hr of soccer, my legs tend to become lifeless at the hips joint.Feels like it wouldnt be able to support my legs, and I'd tumble. Thoughts?

Additional investiga: Hi Victor. could be many reasons for this. One is that you may be over working yourself. Check CPK level and Lactate level with your doctor. Second, follow with your doctor about the possibility of a neurological problem such as a neuritis or radiculopathy or neuromuscular disorder. See a neurologist. ...Read more

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22/m/190lbs have twitching in neck when I do a posture Also in my face , weak left hand and left leg can it be ALS it does not run in family , ?

22/m/190lbs have twitching in neck when I do a posture Also in my face , weak left hand and left leg can it be ALS it does not run in family , ?

Very concerning: You are very young to have something like ALS. It would still be wise for you to see a Neurologist to evaluate the twitching. This might involve an MRI, EMG and possibly even EEG testing. The weakness should be thoroughly worked up including detailed history to understand what posture you are doing that may exacerbate this or if there is another cause compressing your spinal cord. Keep me posted ...Read more

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I have RLS muscles in my legs feel like they want to draw up is this is a muscle issue?

I have RLS muscles in my legs feel like they want to draw up is  this is a muscle issue?

Several causes: Restless leg syndrome is prob a nerve condition rather than muscle. Frequently, we find blood ferritin level to be low (a relative of iron). Sometimes, taking ferritin can help with the symptoms. If not, there are a few medications that can help, including Mirapex and Requip (generics available). There is also a patch called Neupro (rotigotine) (not generic). Rls is more common in people with neuropathy. ...Read more

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My ribs, oblique muscles, chest, and legs are sore as if I've done a full body workout when I haven't. Can this be due to carry a very heavy backpack?

My ribs, oblique muscles, chest, and legs are sore as if I've done a full body workout when I haven't. Can this be due to carry a very heavy backpack?

Muscle pains: If you experienced these pains after carrying a heavy backpack then it is reasonable to assume the pains may be a result of this. Try Tylenol to relieve the pain. Take a break from carrying heavy items. If the pains persist, then see a doctor. If the pain is concentrated in the chest and worse with exertion, associated with breathing problems or radiates to arm, then see a doctor immediately. ...Read more

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when doing straight leg raise get lots of muscles twitches in foot, no pain in legs bum or back, is this a disc problem of muscle tension? Anyone?

when doing straight leg raise get lots of muscles twitches in foot, no pain in legs bum or back, is this a disc problem of muscle tension? Anyone?

Deinnervation: this means that there is an interruption somewhere between the spine and were the nerve attaches to the muscle. can be in the back (disc) or a problem with the nerve itself. I would see a neurologistst. ...Read more

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Are there muscles surrounding the hip joint? I have a bad hip & feel the need to stretch muscles (it feels like.) I'm unable to do so b/c of injury.

Are there muscles surrounding the hip joint? I have a bad hip & feel the need to stretch muscles (it feels like.) I'm unable to do so b/c of injury.

Be careful of hip jt: What people call the hip frequently is not. If you are talking at the side of your pelvis this is not the true hip. This may be the area of the greater trochanter. You should see your ortho doc and then may well get some physiotherapy that you can use as needed to ease the discomfort. The doc should tell you exactly what is wrong ...Read more

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When i sit in a chair and try to do straight leg raises it hurts so much in my lower back ? I do have a history of a bulging disk at L5 s1 help

When i sit in a chair and try to do straight leg raises it hurts so much in my lower back ? I do have a history of a bulging disk at L5 s1  help

"Doctor: It hurts...: The right and first answer when they hear that doing something hurts, is to tell the patient not to do the thing that hurts. I see no benefit of you doing straight leg raises with pain. Perhaps it is time to get back to the doctor to figure out what to do with your spine injury. ...Read more

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If I jump a lot but heavily land on the floor, would the great impact between my leg and the floor make my leg shorter? Would my upper body get longer

If I jump a lot but heavily land on the floor, would the great impact between my leg and the floor make my leg shorter? Would my upper body get longer

No. No.: If jumping made legs shorter and made upper bodies longer, basketball players would look really different by the middle of their careers... picture them running up the court with stubby legs and long, stretched-out upper bodies. ...Read more

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When I sit on butt with knees pulled to chest and rock I can feel a popping in butt like a muscle? Maybe my sciatic nerve popping back and forth?

When I sit on butt with knees pulled to chest and rock I can feel a popping in butt like a muscle? Maybe my sciatic nerve popping back and forth?

Not likely: More likely one is rocking on the part of the pelvis called the ischial tuberosity or sits bone. But if there is pain, tingling or any kind of alarming sensation, one should get it looked at. ...Read more

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Why does my spinal column snap and pop from top to bottom since being in a car accident. I also have shaking in my arms and legs.

Why does my spinal column snap and pop from top to bottom since being in a car accident. I also have  shaking in my arms and legs.

See a back surgeon: You need to be examined, undergo imaging studies and have a detailed evaluation both diagnostically and therapeutically. Please do this soon. ...Read more

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Why would a person get muscle weakness in the leg?

Why would a person get muscle weakness in the leg?

Nerve&muscle damage: Any type of nerve injury in your lower spine or in your leg can cause muscle weakness. Muscle diseases can lead to weakness. Sometimes brain conditions lead to muscle weakness, too. A detailed neurological exam can identify the likely area of damage. ...Read more

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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


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Wheelchairs (Definition)

Wheelchairs are devices used for mobility by people who are temporarily or permanently ...Read more