Dealing with Muscle Aches

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Muscle aches and pains can be very frustrating. If you sit in one position or if you’re under a lot of pressure, you will find that those aches and pains can occur. It also will happen after you extend yourself if you’re exercising and haven’t been doing that for quite some time. The way you should deal with the muscle aches and pains best is to stretch and improve your flexibility. That’s the most important thing that can play a major role in helping you out. Muscle aches can become frustrating, but you can’t give in to them. You actually have to work through them.

 

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Evaluating Calf Tenderness

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Calf tenderness is a problem which definitely has to be looked into.  It’s a key issue because if it’s ignored, it can lead to problems associated with a rupture or a pull of a muscle in the calf.  That’s important because that’s not as easy to treat as the simple calf tenderness.  People who have those sorts of pulls or problems actually can have difficulty walking and have more severe damage as time goes on.  The most important is stretching.  

 

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Preventing Muscle Mass Loss

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You have probably noticed that as we get older we lose some of the muscle mass in our bodies. Over time, we can lose muscle mass in places like our arms, shoulders and legs. This is definitely true of many women and it’s a natural part of the aging process. But like most aspects of aging, you can do certain things to slow down the process. The most effective way to do this is with exercise and strength training. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have looked at this. They support the claims that strength training can have benefits for everyone.

 

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Diagnosing Fibromyalgia

Diagnosing Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is known as a functional condition. It’s one of these physical conditions that’ are very difficult to detect or prove by laboratory tests or by one procedure. It’s diagnosed based on the history or story that a patient tells about what is happening. Essentially, fibromyalgia is a set of symptoms that happen together. People are feeling muscle tightness and there are certain tender points. Your doctor can examine you to see the problem. Fibromyalgia also affects your sleep and it’s often linked with depression. The key thing to know about fibromyalgia is that the symptoms are quite vague and your physician needs to work with you to see if this truly is the issue. There are treatments, including antidepressants that can be quite helpful. There is a bigger lesson from fibromyalgia. If you have something that is bothering you, don’t be afraid to see your doctor. There could be surprising answers.

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Counteracting Loss of Muscle Mass

Counteracting Loss of Muscle Mass

Whether we want to admit it or not, as we get older, we begin to lose muscle mass. There are certain places it happens the most over time. We can lose muscle mass in places like our arms, shoulders and legs. It is a natural part of the aging process. That’s the bad news. Here’s the good news…it is also important that exercise and strength training can somehow defeat this. In other words, the more you exercise, and the more you develop muscles, the more you increase your basic metabolic rate and your ability to burn calories. It will keep you strong and maintain your flexibility.

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Pain Caused by Lactic Acid

Pain Caused by Lactic Acid

It’s called lactic acid. Lactic acid is actually part of our metabolism. What happens is, when we run or do exercise and go on what’s called anaerobic metabolism, or metabolism without oxygen, that pain, actually in the joints and throughout the body, is the result of a byproduct of the anaerobic metabolism. This lactic acid. Fortunately, as it gets through the system, it’s not as bad. One of the ways to make it last not quite so long and be quite so painful is to drink plenty of fluids.

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Muscle Tension Associated with Allergies

Muscle Tension Associated with Allergies

Muscle tension is a problem that can be associated with allergies. If you suffer from allergies over a prolonged period of time, you can actually get very upset and frustrated about it. One of the problems we see with the muscle tension headaches is that it can actually cause issues, issues that can be problematic. Muscle tension can be treated effectively by explaining to people what their allergies are and slowly trying to get rid of those symptoms.

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