Category Archives for Muscles

What Causes a Leg Cramp?

Definition Cramps are unpleasant, often painful sensations caused by contraction or over-shortening of muscles. Leg cramps are painful feeling of tightness and tension in the muscles of the legs. Also known as ‘charley horse’, leg cramps usually occur when the leg muscles suddenly and forcefully contract. There are three prime areas where these cramps mainly occur: calf (crossing the ankle and knee), the hamstring (crossing the knee and hip) and the quadriceps (also crossing the knee...

Fibromyalgia Symptoms

This health condition often affects women, but it has also been observed among men and children. The symptoms are numerous and need to be assessed before any treatment can be given. Fibromyalgia Signs The major symptoms include muscle pain in different parts of the body. This is accompanied by aching joints and tenderness of some muscles. Another common indication is that the aches move from one body part to another. Much of the pain though, is focused on the neck area. Among other patients the...

15 Tips to Gain Muscle

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Gaining muscle is something that everyone wants to do. However, there are many people who do not know how to gain muscle over the long term. The good news is that there are a lot of ways in which a person can work to gain muscle. Here are fifteen tips to gain muscle over the long term. Photo by Nicola since 1972 1. Increase Caloric Intake In order for your body to build muscle, it is important that you are in a stake of caloric surplus. The amount of calories that you burn in a day correlates to...

What Causes Foot Cramps?

A Foot Cramp is an involuntary contraction of muscles in the foot or feet especially the inner arch of the feet, toes and thigh and calf muscles. Pain is usually associated with the contraction of the muscle and even it has subsided one may still encounter aching. Causes of a Foot Cramp Foot Cramps may be caused by environmental, medical and lifestyle factors. Athletes and persons in old age are in the group of persons at high risk for foot cramps. However, it may present as the most common type...

What Causes Muscle Twitching?

What is muscle twitching Muscle twitches are small involuntary movements involving small areas of muscle or muscle fibers. These twitches often go unnoticed, and when you do feel them, they tend to feel worse and more noticeable than they actually are. Twitches, also known as fasciculation’s, can occur in the arms, feet, fingers, hands, head, legs, and other parts of the body. Twitches can also occur in the eye muscles. Muscle twitches are usually harmless and are more of an irritation than a cause...

Hand Pain

Pain is very common in the hand because it is one of the most used parts of the body. For dexterity and movement, there are different types of muscles, bones and ligaments that can be found in the hand. Whenever pain occurs, most physicians agree that there are problems with the sheaths, ligaments and muscles located in the hand. To ease the ache, patients should consult with their physicians so that medical experts can help them identify the cause of hand pain. If they cannot see their physicians...

Arm Pain

The arm is made up of muscles, nerves and bones, all of which are subject to the possibility of injury as well as damage. The same goes for some ligaments and tendons that are found within that same area. In general, a sharp pain can affect the right and left parts, as well as the lower and upper parts of the arm. Sometimes, this stabbing pain may come from the chest and neck areas. For these reasons, it is highly important for people to be knowledgeable about the symptoms, causes, diagnosis as well...