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Doctor insights on: Arborist Knots

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What could cause knots all over body?

Myofascial pain?: I'm having trouble understanding what you mean. Maybe someone else on healthtap can list the possibilities, but for now, perhaps you can read on myofascial pain syndrome and see if this describes what you are experiening. ...Read more

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I have a knot in my back! how do I fix this?

I have a knot in my back! how do I fix this?

Trigger point?: A painful, tight muscular trigger point? If so, acupuncture or gua sha (scrapping) are both very helpful for ahsi (trigger points). ...Read more

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How can I relieve knots and tension on my back?

How can I relieve knots and tension on my back?

Therapeutic massage: should help significantly, especially if they are frequent. You can also try laying on foam roller (you can purchase at walmart or target) and use this to relieve tension. Avoid stress when possible and good posture is also helpful. I can say these are helpful from personal experience. ...Read more

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What could this small knot above my bellybutton be?

What could this small knot above my bellybutton be?

Don't know: I have no idea...I can't see it. If there is concern, get it checked out. Most likely it isn't a big deal, but it's worth getting it looked at. ...Read more

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Has knot on side of his face , don't know what it is?

Need to be seen : There are so many possibilities. This will need to be assessed in person to have an accurate diagnosis. Or a biopsy may need to b done if not sure. ...Read more

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My back tightens up and knots. What can I do to make this better?

My back tightens up and knots. What can I do to make this better?

Warmup: You may describing a spasm of your paraspinal muscles, which can often respond well to moist heat applied to the affected area. ...Read more

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Knot under skin on should that is visable in mirror.What might this be?

Knot under skin on should that is visable in mirror.What might this be?

Get it checked.: Although this is likely a benign cyst or benign lipoma (fatty lesion), i recommend having a dermatologist or your doctor evaluate this. Another possibility is a swollen lymph node. Again, always good to have new or changing lesions checked by your doctor. ...Read more

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How can you take care of knots in your body? Especially in the shoulders?

How can you take care of knots in your body? Especially in the shoulders?

By knots,: I am assuming you mean muscular knots that are painful when pushed on. First, stay hydrated and stretch. Things like massage and acupuncture can be very beneficial. However, if these do not help, you may need to see a physician to see if you have anything else unusual going on. ...Read more

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It doesn't hurt but my back feels like it's in a giant knot! what can I could do to help that?

It doesn't hurt but my back feels like it's in a giant knot! what can I could do to help that?

Stretch and Exercise: I would suggest stretching out and working in strengthening your cores muscles. Take some anti-inflammatories around the clock for the next few days. If you do not improve after a few days, i would consider evaluation by a spine/pain specialist for further testing and treatment options like epidural steroid injections. ...Read more