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It is a contractible and excitable connective tissue found in animals.

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Exercises to stop Muscular Atrophy

My question is straight forward. How to stop Muscle atrophy? Does light exercises help??
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Why do tennis elbow (epicondylitis) mostly affect the extensor carpi radialis brevis (ECRB)?

It has been shown (1, 2) that tennis elbows (epicondylitis) mostly affect the extensor carpi radialis brevis (ECRB). Why does it mostly affect this muscle, and rarely the other muscles attached to the ...
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What stretches are worth doing for a healthy 30-year-old male to prevent tendon injuries?

The patient is a 30-year-old male who seems healthy but with a history of tendon injuries. He is a software engineer. What stretches are worth doing, and at which frequency (e.g., daily or weekly)? ...
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Why can joint pains be felt even when there is no external activity taking place, unlike muscle pains?

From http://www.epainassist.com/articles/differences-between-muscle-pain-and-joint-pain: Why can joint pains be felt even when there is no external activity taking place, unlike muscle pains?
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Applying heat therapy: heat patch vs. hot towel vs hot water before exercise

The article Muscle Strains & Heat Therapy: Warming up Your Pre-Workout Routine says: Applying heat therapy to chronic injuries and taking preventative measures for strained muscles before ...
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Are “Class 2” prescription TENS units any better than OTC TENS units?

I have been prescribed a TENS unit for pain. TENS stands for Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation. The medical equipment company is planning on selling me a Compass Health (aka Roscoe Medical)...
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Sutures - do they go through the muscle as well?

A suture is a stitch or row of stitches holding together the edges of a wound or surgical incision. In the case of deeper cuts, for example, a cut on the back of the thigh, an inch deep and long from ...
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Is muscle ache a possible sign of the body using muscle mass as a source of energy due to the lack of nutrition?

When doing maximal effort exercise after not eating for a long time (24 hours) before the exercise, and not eating for hours after the exercise, I feel moderate muscle aches the day afterwards. Is ...
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Does menthol have therapeutic effect on sore or inflamed muscles and tendons?

I use a gel for muscle pain after sport. Its active ingredients are listed as ibuprofen and levomenthol. The amount of menthol is sufficient to feel quite a lot of numbbness/burning for maybe half an ...
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How long will my mild back pain last? [closed]

I've started lifting like a month and a half ago but about a week ago my mid back and sometimes my lower has a mild pain. It usually hurts when i straighten my back in a sitting position. My lower ...
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When doing static (traditional “lean and hold” type of stretching), how long should we hold the stretch?

I was doing some muscle stretching after my daily run (the idea is to stretch to have flexible muscles) and it got me to think: is there a minimum amount of time required for the stretch to be ...
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Is Electric Muscle Stimulation (EMS) treatment beneficial for shoulder injury? [closed]

Due to a fall (during training) on my left shoulder, about 6 months ago, I've been experiencing mild to severe pain in my left shoulder. Pressing the AC joint hurts and upward movements tend to ...
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When to stretch as a sportsman

I've been hearing lots of contradictory message about stretching in relation to sports. Some says that it's no use to stretch muscle before practicing physical activities while others always do it. ...

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