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Mystic, CT
A 20-year-old male asked:

Can tight pelvic, back and leg muscles (tension/cramping) cause poor blood flow/restrict blood flow?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Not significantly: Blood vessel blood flow is not significantly affected by muscle tension unless something artificial is constricting the area as the blood vessels are not compressed by muscles unless they are structurally distorted. However tension of the muscles within blood vessel walls can affect blood flow.

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Last updated Apr 21, 2014

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