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Abnormal Contraction Of Chest Muscles (Overview)

Abnormal contraction of chest muscles is a symptom in which a person's breathing muscles in between the ribs and around the chest are working (contracting) too hard, or contracting in an uncoordinated way, leading to problems such as heavy breathing, rapid breathing, or trouble getting a good breath.


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What could be the cause of a repeating pain, almost similar to a muscle contraction, on the left side of my chest?

What could be the cause of a repeating pain, almost similar to a muscle contraction, on the left side of my chest?

CP: Chest tightness or pain could be due to various reasons- musculoskeletal, acid reflux, hear problems, esophageal spasm, gall bladder disease, aneurysms, blood clot in lungs etc. If you are having pain for so long , you need to get checked. ...Read more

Abnormal Contraction Of Chest Muscles (Overview)

Abnormal contraction of chest muscles is a symptom in which a person's breathing muscles in between the ribs and around the chest are working (contracting) too hard, or contracting in an uncoordinated way, leading to problems such as heavy breathing, rapid breathing, or trouble getting a good breath.


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My neck back and chest muscles are so tight that i pull those muscles just sitting at my desk somehow. What are some good stretches to prevent this?

Need expert instruc: This sounds like a muscular problem make an appointment with a physiotherapist. I'm sure your family doctor can recommend someone for you. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of a repeating pain, almost similar to a muscle contraction, on the left side of my chest?

CP: Chest tightness or pain could be due to various reasons- musculoskeletal, acid reflux, hear problems, esophageal spasm, gall bladder disease, aneurysms, blood clot in lungs etc. If you are having pain for so long , you need to get checked. ...Read more

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Why don't i feel muscle contraction in my triceps and biceps when i bench press and only in chest?

Why don't i feel muscle contraction in my triceps and biceps when i bench press and only in chest?

Sounds like it: I'd have to see your form for sure, but it sure sounds like you're using improper form. You may not feel your chest a lot at lockout, but you should feel it when the bar is close to your chest. ...Read more

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What should I do to it and approximately how long should I rest it? I have kicked a soccer ball not stretching properly and i feel my inner thigh muscle so tight from my knee to my hip. I feel lil contraction lifting my knee toward my chest

You : You are most likely having a severe muscle spasm. You can try ice, advil, and very gentle stretching. A physical therapist may be helpful. The other thing we always worry about with leg pain however i will mention, and that is a blood clot. If you have any history of clots, or have swelling, severe pain, increased pain when the leg is down, chest pain, or shortness of breath, then you must go to the er to evaluate it. ...Read more

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Abnormal chest wall from poor posture, constant anxiety attacks, asthma? The muscles have shortened and won't allow normal breathing. Getting worse...

Maybe it is anxiety?: Good morning, as a speciallist taking care of patients with asthma for 37 years, chest wall has rarely been a matter of concern. Follow the directions of the doctors; you will be fine. ...Read more

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Involuntary muscle contractions within the torso area that causes abnormal breathing?

Involuntary muscle contractions within the torso area that causes abnormal breathing?

Diaphragm: If you have started into an aerobic program and notice this pain it could be spasms of the diaphragm. This is a large muscle in thelower torso which can become overworked if just starting on a new aerobic program. If it does not get better over a short time period seek medical help to find out what is going on. ...Read more

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I have the following symptoms: burning feeling in my chest and stomach. Numbness, pain and abnormal sensations in the arms and legs (on the left side). Muscle weakness and aches. Is this neuropathy?

I have the following symptoms: burning feeling in my chest and stomach. Numbness, pain and abnormal sensations in the arms and legs (on the left side). Muscle weakness and aches. Is this neuropathy?

I would see a neuro: Doc for this. Things that have to be ruled out include lyme's disease and ms among other things. Please get an evaluation to set your mind at ease or to get timely treatment. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What does atypical chest wall muscle spasms mean? When I went to the ER for chest pains that is what they diagnosed me with.

What does atypical chest wall muscle spasms mean? When I went to the ER for chest pains that is what they diagnosed me with.

Chest wall spasm: First it means you should always ask the Doctor to explain what they are telling you and make sure you understand. Second, they told you there was muscle spasm in the chest wall and your pain was not heart related. ...Read more

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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


Contraction (Definition)

This usually has to do with the onset of labor. It is a muscular tightening of the uterus. Contractions are timed from beginning to end of hardening of the uterus (duration) and from beginning of one contraction until the beginning of the next (frequency). A third descriptor is intensity or how hard ...Read more