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Doctor insights on: A Collapsed Muscle And Muscle Spasm On The Right Rib Flank Area

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Pain on left side of breast and upper shoulder could this be a pulled muscle?

Pain on left side of breast and upper shoulder could this be a pulled muscle?

Maybe: Breast pain could reflect pain coming from an underlying muscle, pain of a deflated lung, referred pain from a heart issue... It all depends on your associated symptoms and physical exam... Go and see your doc for an eval. ...Read more

Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Muscle Spasm (Definition)

Muscle spasms are typically painful involuntary muscle contracures which can occur in any part of the body, such as the neck, back and legs. There are various causes of muscle spasms such as recent injury or trauma and dehydration. Typically, patients can modify activity, rest, stretch, utilize heat or ice for treatment of muscle spasms. Rarely, patients can also ...Read more


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Muscle pain in back in the upper left region between the shoulder blade and spine. Also occasional chest pain. Under a lot of stress right now.

Muscle pain in back in the upper left region between the shoulder blade and spine. Also occasional chest pain. Under a lot of stress right now.

Anxiety Disorder: I understand that you are going through lot of stress right now. Your muscle pain in back and occasional chest pain seems to indicate anxiety disorder which is treatable by psychotherapy and medications. Please see a psychiatrist for understanding your stresses, their effect on your body and mind, and ways to overcome the stresses. ...Read more

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Fell straight on left upper back shoulder &the area over the infraspinatus muscle is swollen &there is sharp pain when muscle in the area is used???

Fell straight on left upper back shoulder &the area over the infraspinatus muscle is swollen &there is sharp pain when muscle in the area is used???

Contusion: That is a fairly unlikely mechanism to break something, you may have a contusion. I would use rest, ice, and NSAIDs and if it does not get better in 7-10 days or if it hurts with breathing, I would be seen. ...Read more

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Could this dual mid back pain on right in rib cage be a liver problem without having the abdominal pain? It's tender to the touch like a muscle strain

Could this dual mid back pain on right in rib cage be a liver problem without having the abdominal pain? It's tender to the touch like a muscle strain

Requires examination: It is difficult to comment without examination. Pain in the rib cage could be originating in the cartilage, muscles, nerves or bone or from surrounding structures such at the diaphragm, liver, lungs, pancreas and spleen. An examination by a Dr is needed and possibly an Ultrasound scan as well if the cause if not easily evident. ...Read more

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Have burning pain in groin and inner and front of thighs. Pain on right side of low back, pelvis. What could this be? Pulled muscle pressing a nerve?

Nerve Pain: Burning-like pain is neuropathic in nature. There is a compressed nerve present, don't know the cause. A muscle spasm can compress nerves. Need to see your doctor for a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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Muscle on right side under rib cage pain and spasms, what is wrong?

Could be: Chest wall problem like slipped rib, could be a problem with your gall bladder, pancreas, liver, stomach or intestine. See your doctor if the pain persists. ...Read more

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What would cause tension in left shoulder blade, muscle spasms in shoulder blade, chest, and in upper outside of arm (not bicep)?

What would cause tension in left shoulder blade, muscle spasms in shoulder blade, chest, and in upper outside of arm (not bicep)?

Heart, nerves: Heart conditions can cause left upper extremity symptoms. Also, a pinched nerve in the neck can cause the symptoms you describe. If your symptoms are persistent/severe then you should definitely see a physician esp to evaluate for possible heart problems. ...Read more

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What would cause a sudden muscle pain and tear type sound near the upper back, right under the shoulder blade. Would it be the rhomboid or trapezius?

Shoulder pain: 29 year old gentleman with sudden pain under the shoulder blade and audible tear. You need a full exam from an orthopaedic surgeon. If you mean the pain was underneath your scapula, the muscle underneath it is called the subscapularis. Tears involving this muscle or its tendon are detected using the lift off test. However, you need a full exam not clear on here. Good luck. ...Read more

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Area on trapezius muscle that shoots pain up neck and down arm when touched. Is this a muscular or nerve issue?

Area on trapezius muscle that shoots pain up neck and down arm when touched. Is this a muscular or nerve issue?

Muscle pain : Myofascial trigger points are areas of intense spasm that occur in muscles that are stressed and dysfunctional. They can refer pain to other areas and can be confused with "pinched nerves " ...Read more

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Can costochondritis / inflammation cause left flank and pain at/near bottom rib or is it limited to the sternum/upper rib area?

Can costochondritis / inflammation cause left flank and pain at/near bottom rib or is it limited to the sternum/upper rib area?

Costrochondritis: Costco chondrites typically afflicts the stern all region though other forms of inflammation can involve ribs more posteriorly in the flank area. If this is not improving or remains persistent seek physician evaluation. ...Read more

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Strong ache under the arm pit on the chest side radiated later to the shoulder blade, then down to make a band on the left upper arm. Pain stronger when standing. Nothing done to cause muscle strain.

Go to the hospital: The symptoms you describe are very concerning given your age. Without something that makes you think of a muscle strain, this is even more concerning. If you are short of breath, nauseated, have palpitations or are sweaty, please seek care immediately. Call 911. This can be a heart attack or a problem with your aorta. I hope it is neither of those things, but you should be seen asap to be sure. ...Read more

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Can a UTI and constipation cause sharp pain under the rib cage on the upper right side to the shoulder? Also hurts to breathe and lay on back.

Explanation : Yes, this pain it possible related to your UTI with constipation. I hope you taking antibiotics for UTI and need to drink a lot of water. For constipation you can try Senna - herbal medicine very helpful for this. Because both condition together make you feels worse. ...Read more

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Pain in the upper left-hand side of my abdomen just beneath the rib cage. What can be the cause of this pain. Had Ventral hernia repair on 7-7-14. ?

Pain in the upper left-hand side of my abdomen just beneath the rib cage. What can be the cause of this pain. Had Ventral hernia repair on 7-7-14.
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See the surgeon: When you have had recent surgery, a new pain in the same area has to be considered to be related to the surgery until shown not to be. Sometimes, post-operative adhesions can do this; sometimes swelling or fluid in the area of the surgery. In any case, you need to see the surgeon who did the procedure so that he/she can evaluate the problem and treat it properly. ...Read more

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Pain top left of leg and left buttocks, pain now bottom of back and tightness in right buttocks now, think from the gym is this nerve or muscle damage?

Pain top left of leg and left buttocks, pain now bottom of back and tightness in right buttocks now, think from the gym is this nerve or muscle damage?

Without an exam, I c: cannot say in yoru particular case and.... the sciatic nerve runs in that pattern and is a common source of pain. http://www.nerdpocalypse.net/back%20pain.html links to a lot of info Just For You as well as direct links to be able to ask questions to me directly ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


Dr. Ellen Bondar
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Muscle Cramps Or Spasms (Definition)

A muscle cramp is a sudden and involuntary contract of one's muscle(s). Such cramps are usually harmless, and may result from certain medications or from long periods of exercise. ...Read more