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20 Muscles of the Face & their Functions

20 Muscles of the Face & their Functions

There are about 20 flat skeletal muscles that construct the facial structure. All of these muscles have different functions in the face. Innervated by the cranial nerve, which is the facial nerve, the muscles control all of our facial expressions. These muscles of the face can be grouped in different categories, depending on their position. Let us have a look at the 20 different muscles of our face and their functions.

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Abductor Pollicis Longus Pain: Signs, Symptoms, Causes, Treatment

Abductor Pollicis Longus Pain

Main function of the Abductor Pollicis Longus is to assist in the movement of the thumb which is to flex and extend. Conservative approach is the first line of treatment for Abductor Pollicis Longus Pain.

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About Muscle Injuries & its Types, Causes

About Muscle Injuries & its Types, Causes

Some of the common types of muscle injuries are muscle tear or pull, spasm, or cramping. An individual does not need to be a professional athlete to get a muscle injury. A normal person working in an office or doing normal workouts in the gym may also incur a muscle injury.

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Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig's Disease: Symptoms, Treatment

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig's Disease

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) also called as Lou Gehrig's disease is a disease of the motor neurons. Know the symptoms, causes, treatment, prognosis.

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Calcific Tendinitis: Causes, Signs, Symptoms, Treatment

Calcific Tendinitis

The main symptoms of calcific tendinitis comprise of pain and inflammation. Treatment of Calcific Tendinitis consists of restriction of dietary calcium, steroid injections, pain killers, extracorporeal shock wave therapy, physical therapy and surgery.

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Can A Severed Tendon Heal On Its Own?

Can A Severed Tendon Heal On Its Own?

A completely severed tendon which has pulled away from the muscle cannot heal on its own and requires surgery within a week for best results to repair it. The only time when a severed tendon can heal on its own is when some part of the tendon is still touching the muscle which is not the case if the tendon is completely torn apart from the muscle.

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Can Coughing Cause Pulled Muscle?|Symptoms & Treatment of Pulled Muscles from Coughing

Can Coughing Cause Pulled Muscle?

Many of us may not be aware that coughing may result in pulling of muscles. The muscles most likely to get pulled from coughing are the abdominal and the chest muscles. Know the symptoms and treatment of pulled muscles from coughing.

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Causes of Muscle Cramps After Heavy Exercise & Ways to Get Rid of It

Causes of Muscle Cramps After Heavy Exercise & Ways to Get Rid of It

Though exercising is very good for your health, many a times you may get cramps after performing heavy exercises. Know why we get muscle cramps after heavy exercise and the ways to get rid of it.

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Causes of Sore Muscles & Its Symptoms, Treatment, Recovery Period

Causes of Sore Muscles & Its Symptoms, Treatment, Recovery Period

Sore muscles can be quite painful. If you’re wondering what to do next when you’re beset with one, we have got you covered. Here is the most required information about sore muscles, their causes, symptoms, treatment and recovery period.

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Centronuclear Myopathy (CNM): Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment- PT, Surgery

Centronuclear Myopathy (CNM)

Among the various forms of Centronuclear Myopathies (CNM), X-linked myotubular myopathy generally presents itself at birth and is termed to be a congenital form of myopathy. Know the Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment-PT, Surgery.

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Chronic Compartment Syndrome or Exercise-Induced Compartment Syndrome

Chronic Compartment Syndrome or Exercise-Induced Compartment Syndrome

Chronic Compartment Syndrome is also known as Exercise-Induced Compartment Syndrome and Exertional Compartment Syndrome. It is a rare exercise-induced neuromuscular disorder that often results in swelling, pain and disability in affected muscles of the arms and legs. Know its causes, symptoms, signs, treatment and diagnosis.

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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Causes, Signs, Symptoms, Treatment, Prognosis

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Whatever the cause may be, chronic fatigue syndrome is a severe condition that persists for at least six months or more and hence, is deemed as a chronic disorder. Know the causes, symptoms, signs, treatment, prognosis and epidemiology of chronic fatigue syndrome or CFS.

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Cramp Fasciculation Syndrome: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

Cramp Fasciculation Syndrome

Symptoms of cramp fasciculation syndrome greatly resemble the symptoms of Benign Fasciculation Syndrome. Know the causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of Cramp fasciculation syndrome.

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Different Types of Soft Tissue Injuries & Its Symptoms & Remedies

Different Types of Soft Tissue Injuries & Its Symptoms & Remedies

Common soft tissue injuries include bursitis, sprains, tendonitis, strains and contusions. The level of severity in a soft tissue injury completely depends upon impact and severity of the blow or trauma to the part.Learn about the different types of soft tissue injury, its symptoms and remedies.

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Do’s & Don'ts of Muscle Sprain and Its Prevention, Recovery Tips

Do’s & Don'ts of Muscle Sprain and Its Prevention, Recovery Tips

There are some do’s and don’ts to follow when you suffer from muscle sprain or strain which can go a long way in speeding up the recovery period. Also learn about the prevention and recovery tips for muscle sprain.

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