Muscle Problem Health News

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Health Tip: Did You Bruise a Muscle?

Signs of a muscle contusion

Expert Offers Backpack Safety Tips

When kids carry too much, muscle strains and back pain can occur

'Little League Shoulder' on the Rise

Rest, possibly combined with physical therapy, key to recovery, research suggests

Injection Treatment No Help for Hamstring Injuries, Study Says

One expert questions the findings, and believes plasma-rich injections can help athletes and others

Group Doctor Visits May Benefit Muscle Disorder Patients

Those who attended their annual neurologist visit with peers reported slightly better quality of life later

Fast Weight Loss May Mean Muscle Loss

Study volunteers eating 500 calories a day lost more muscle than those eating more than twice as much

Consistent Protein Intake Key to Muscle Strength, Study Says

Many Americans consume too little early in the day

Doctors Regrow Large Areas of Muscle Lost in Injured Soldiers

Trauma patients regained some function in severely damaged legs with first-time procedure

More Muscle May Help Kidney Dialysis Patients

Small study found those with greater muscle mass could walk farther, reported better mental health

Massage May Improve Blood Flow While Easing Muscle Soreness: Study

Benefits seen among inactive people, those who exercised

Getting in Front of Back Pain

Strong core muscles, good posture can help, expert says

Muscle Weakness May Persist for Months After ICU Stay

Hospitalized patients who'd been on mechanical ventilators were studied up to 2 years after discharge

More Muscles Linked to Longer Life, Research Suggests

Older adults with greater muscle mass had a lower risk of death during study period

Scientists Use Fishing Line, Thread to Make Artificial Muscles

They're 100 times stronger than human muscles and could be used in robots, researchers say

Scientists Get Closer to Rejuvenating Aging Muscles

In mouse studies, Stanford researchers uncover potential reason behind muscles' decline in old age

Most Crash Victims Don't Plan to Sue: Study

Only 17 percent of drivers with hurt necks or other body parts had contacted a lawyer within six weeks

Study Probes Why Exercise Leaves Women More Breathless Than Men

Females' smaller lungs and airways lead to differences between the sexes, researchers say

Health Tip: Using Heat Therapy

For starters, don't apply just after an injury

Fine Muscle Control May Continue Developing Into Teen Years

New finding paves way for improved therapy for kids with neurological disorders, researchers say

Epilepsy Drugs in Pregnancy May Affect Infants' Fine Motor Skills

Study did not find similar link when babies were exposed through breast-feeding

Health Tip: Easing Muscle Soreness

A gentle stretch may help

Taking a Bath After a Workout? Hold the Ice, Researchers Say

Study found that for most people, ice baths cause pain, but no gain, following exercise

Pent-Up Stress Could Harm Health of Middle-Aged Women

Swedish study followed women since late 1960s

Extra Vitamin D May Ease Crohn's Symptoms, Study Finds

Improvements reported in muscle strength, fatigue and quality of life

Statin Side Effects Often Manageable: Study

People who quit may do better with different type or dose of cholesterol-lowering drugs

Neurology Group Lists Procedures That May Be Unneeded

AAN asks doctors, patients to question procedures as part of Choosing Wisely campaign

Drugs May Help Relieve Restless Legs Syndrome

Review found two types of approved medications helped most patients with moderate to severe symptoms

Heart Muscle Cells Regenerate in Kids, Research Shows

Finding may one day lead to new therapies to repair damaged hearts, study suggests

How Well Do You Rise From Sitting on the Floor?

Ability to do this simple task may predict risk of dying, study suggests

Nerve Stimulation May Restore Hand Function After Spinal Injury

But success was temporary in small, early study

Depression a Key Factor in Health of Parkinson's Patients: Study

Researchers add that it is difficult to diagnose because movement disorder masks symptoms

Injuries Skyrocket From Inflatable Bounce Houses: Study

Dozens of kids treated daily on average in U.S. emergency rooms

Weak Muscles in Teen Years Linked to Early Death in Men

Low strength levels in youth may raise risk as much as high blood pressure or being overweight, study suggests

Guidelines Issued to Resolve Temporary Facial Paralysis

Steroid pills are preferred treatment for Bell's palsy, experts say

Marijuana Extract May Help Ease Muscle Stiffness in MS: Study

Pain, spasms and sleep quality also improved in those given drug vs. placebo

New Study Debunks Virus Theory for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Finding refutes earlier paper; cause remains unknown

Health Tip: Straining a Hamstring

Here are some risk factors

Black Belts' Punching Power Linked to Their Brain Structure

Brain scans show how coordinated movements can boost strength of martial arts experts

Low Vitamin D Levels May Raise Death Risk in Older Adults: Study

Although cause and effect not proven, frail seniors appeared most vulnerable

Writing Using the Eyes Might Help Paralyzed Communicate

Although still in development, technology may help people with ALS, other movement problems

'Toe-Walking' More Common in Kids With Mental Woes: Study

Many healthy children also adopt this stance, which can lead to posture problems, experts say

Scientists Use Stem Cells to Mimic Huntington's Disease

Discovery marks a step closer to a cure, researchers say

Massage Right After Muscle Injury May Boost Healing

With quick therapy, there is a 20% to 40% chance of recovery, animal study suggests

Muscle Mass Linked to Bone Health in Some Parts of Body

Weight-bearing bones in hips, shins especially affected in women, study found

Health Tip: What's Causing My Muscle Cramps?

Possibly, a lack of conditioning

Exercise Can Help Fight Heart Failure

Small study found it slowed muscle wasting, boosted fitness

Rate of Statin-Linked Muscle Woes Unclear, Study Suggests

Coding used by health professionals to report problems may not show true picture