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Can weak core muscles contribute to chest wall pain?

Can weak core muscles contribute to chest wall pain?

Yes, I would: think so. Lack of support to chest wall might cause extra stretch on these muscles and pain. ...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


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Can weak posterior deltoid muscles or weak latissimus dorsi muscles cause muscle tension and pain in the back and neck?

Can weak posterior deltoid muscles or weak latissimus dorsi muscles cause muscle tension and pain in the back and neck?

Yes: 20 y male w. pain "neck & back", headaches & fatigue queries if weak latissimus dorsi & deltoids causal. Primary muscles of posture teamwork to keep body-tower upright & vertical. Muscle tone asymmetries impart irregular tower tilts; thereby conscripting compensatory soft tissue spasms & development of "crossed muscle" syndromes; after V. Janda. Gravity Rules! These symptoms suggest fibromyalgia. ...Read more

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Can weak posterior deltoid muscles or weak latissimus dorsi muscles cause muscle tension and pain in the back and neck? Source: HealthTap

TENSION pain: One has to realize that all of our muscles throughout the body are interactive, thus if one part or one side becomes weak or loses tone, it affects the surrounding muscle groups.hence yes there will be an effect on the upper bac and neck by loss of muscle tone in some of the post shoulder musculature. Get up with a good physiotherapist for direction and oint earring how to retrainthe weak muscles ...Read more

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Can strengthening muscles mean building muscles?

Can strengthening muscles mean building muscles?

To a point.: Strengthening usually requires lower reps per set (2-4) than muscle building (6-8), with consequent heavier weights. That being said, stronger muscles can be bigger muscles, just maybe not as large as those built through muscle building techniques specifically. ...Read more

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Tight muscles in back heart related?

Tight muscles in back heart related?

Possibly: Pain from the heart can be refer to the back, so if you have any doubt about the cause of your pain then you should immediately seek a medical evaluation to rule out a cardiac cause. More typically cardiac pain refers to the arm, and it would be rare to have palpable muscle spasms in the back form a cardiac cause. If your symptoms have not resolved then you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Which workouts are best to build upper body muscle mass?

Which workouts are best to build upper body muscle mass?

Use a trainer: The important muscles to build are the latissimus, pects major, trapezius, deltoid, biceps and triceps. Please make sure that the training is under supervision from someone experienced in training. ...Read more

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Can exercises to build up the trapezius muscle exacerbate neck pain?

Can exercises to build up the trapezius muscle exacerbate neck pain?

Yes: If you have an underlying painful neck condition, i.E degenerative disc disease/pinched nerve/disc bulge; performing aggressive trapezius strengthening exercises can aggravate it. Try and do strengthening exercises with out weights. Consider working with a knowledgable physical therapist to make sure you are doing the appropriate exercises. Discuss with your md if pt is recommended. ...Read more

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What causes weak thigh, hamstring, and gluteal muscles in older people?

What causes weak thigh, hamstring, and gluteal muscles in older people?

Natural history: Gait analysis studies show thigh (quad muscle) inhibition and weakness as we age. It is a natural cause of limping (or knee hyperextended walking), which aggravates the hamstring tendons. Exercises to retrain the quad muscles can help. These exercises include straight leg raises, exercise bicycle, and gentle stairclimbing. Forcing yourself not to limp will also help. ...Read more

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Inner hip muscle badly strained because upper right glute not firing. Tried burpees made it worse. Glute exercise suggestions?

Inner hip muscle badly strained because upper right glute not firing. Tried burpees made it worse. Glute exercise suggestions?

Ouch: If you have a strained groin burpees are gonna hurt! I'm not sure I know what you mean by glutes not firing. If you want to strengthen the glutes squats and lunges are good but WAIT til the groin is better-at least 2 weeks. In the meantime water exercises, Pilates or yoga. ...Read more

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Experiencing tightening of muscles around chest and headache?

Experiencing tightening of muscles around chest and headache?

See a doctor: Your symptoms may be caused by a condition needing medical attention . i recommend you get evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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Middle upper back soreness when flexing those muscles and twisting that area. Is it likely muscular?

Middle upper back soreness when flexing those muscles and twisting that area. Is it likely muscular?

Probably muscular: The upper back is full of muscles that help the arms move above your head. They may often become tired or injured, causing soreness with movement. PT may help your symptoms. ...Read more

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What types of exercises can build stronger chest muscles?

What types of exercises can build stronger chest muscles?

Chest: Exercises to build your chest (per workoutbox.Com): barbell bench press; barbell bench press, declined; dumbbell flyes; dumbbell flyes, inclined bench; chest dips; cable crossover; floor flyes, dumbbell; floor flyes, dumbbell with feet up; plyometric pushups, lateral; push up;. ...Read more

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Hurt muscles in right neck and shoulder shovelling snow. Stretching muscles hurts. Is it good to stretch sore knotted muscles?

Hurt muscles in right neck and shoulder shovelling snow.  Stretching muscles hurts.  Is it good to stretch sore knotted muscles?

YES!: Gentle stretching can actually speed up and improve the healing of sore, knotted muscles. Try not to overdo it with painful stretches or bounce around while stretching, but gentle stretches a few times a day will loosen spasm and contraction in sore muscles after a workout. Always see a physician if muscles become extremely painful or muscle pain does not go away within 7 to 10 days. ...Read more

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Hurt muscles in right neck and shoulder shovelling snow. Stretching muscles hurts. Is it good to stretch sore knotted muscles?

Hurt muscles in right neck and shoulder shovelling snow. Stretching muscles hurts. Is it good to stretch sore knotted muscles?

Sure, be gentle: Muscles in our body contract when used. They can cramp up from overworking, as can be seen with exercise. Ice initially for a couple of days followed by heat and gentle stretching and massage along with antiinflammatories can be helpful. Do not exercise or stretch aggressively as this will only further injure the sore muscles. If pain persists see an orthopedist. Feel better! ...Read more

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What causes abnormal needle EMG in Latissimus dorsi muscles (on the sides- no electrical activity), upper arms/body weakness and scapular winging?

What causes abnormal needle EMG in Latissimus dorsi muscles (on the sides- no electrical activity), upper arms/body weakness and scapular winging?

Injury 2 the long--: --thoracic nerve of Bell. It inervates(sp) the serratus anterior which stabilizes the scapula.This wwould cause scapular winging, & poor function of the arm, ,as the function depends on a stable scapula. ...Read more

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Does running build endurance and leg muscle?

Does running build endurance and leg muscle?

Yes: Running is an excellent exercise for building cardiovascular endurance; if you run distances you will improve your slow-twitch muscle tone and over time as you decrease body fat your muscles may appear more defined; if you focus on sprinting you will engage fast-twitch muscle and may see more of a "mass" effect; if you are trying for body-builder muscles strength training in gym is your best bet. ...Read more

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I read more muscle burns more fat. have man boobs. checked=not Gynocemastia=fat. Would building muscle in pecs burn fat locally at chest? Benchpress?

I read more muscle burns more fat. have man boobs. checked=not Gynocemastia=fat. Would building muscle in pecs burn fat locally at chest? Benchpress?

Nope: Bench press is of course a specific pectoral exercise you want to rotate into your weight training, however, it will not " burn fat locally." Weight training plus cardio combined with healthy diet are key. You just have to lose the weight! ...Read more

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Muscle building supplements that can cause a lump in a males left breast?

Muscle building supplements that can cause a lump in a males left breast?

Yes: Absolutely. They also contribute to enlargement of the male breast which can be permanent. Consider stopping. ...Read more

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What kind of lifts should I do to target the inner upper chest muscles?

What kind of lifts should I do to target the inner upper chest muscles?

Butterflies,: Push-ups, military presses, presses,pull-ups, all work the upper body. There are many more, discuss with a trainer so you can be coached in proper technique. Read trusty weight training books (no emphasis on supplements) and find out multiple ways to strengthen and tone all muscle groups. ...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

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, (ibuprofen) 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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32f, lump upp inner lt breast near muscle/chst wl when i raise my arms. New, disc 6wks ago.Gyn can see it but not feel it.No cysts. Other benign diag?

32f, lump upp inner lt breast near muscle/chst wl when i raise my arms. New, disc 6wks ago.Gyn can see it but not feel it.No cysts. Other benign diag?

Plz C Breast Surgeon: Many breast lumps found on (self) examination are simply "lumpy-bumpy" breast tissue. If a dominant mass is present, it could be a cyst, a benign tumor, or a cancer. The best way to differentiate these is to see a breast surgeon and/or undergo evaluation at a breast center. At your age, an ultrasound is the best test to differentiate lumps that count from those that are not concerning. ...Read more

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Wife has small pea sized lump left breast, it's located on the inner side near the sternum, not quite in breast tissue, to me it feels like muscle knot. Shes pregnant. Mamo next week, worry?

Wife has small pea sized lump left breast, it's located on the inner side near the sternum, not quite in breast tissue, to me  it feels like muscle knot.  Shes pregnant. Mamo next week, worry?

Breast lump: If the lump is hard, the first step could be an ultrasound to determine if the lump is a cyst or a solid mass. If she is 40 weeks pregnant, waiting 1-2 more weeks until after the delivery is an appropriate course of action before doing a mammogram. It is most likely an enlarged milk duct or lymph node, but it is important to follow through. ...Read more

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Could building chest by means of push ups affect growth of height?

Could building chest by means of push ups affect growth of height?

No: No . Doing push-ups will not affect height. It will increase pec and triceps strength and girth. Good Luck! ...Read more

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Dull, but slowly building pain in chest around sternum. Eventually left. What is it?

Dull, but slowly building pain in chest around sternum. Eventually left. What is it?

Many possibilities: In many cases, this is related to muscles or ligaments in the chest however depending on your age, other symptoms and risk factors for heart disease and other ailments you might need an evaluation for a heart, lung or stomach problem. See your doctor soon about these symptoms and if they are persistent or progressive, along with symptoms like shortness of breath or dizziness, go to ER. ...Read more

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Sir I have also chest problem..Like gynecomastia..Because iam use steroid for body building...What should I do for reduce that..Please help me sir?

Sir I have also chest problem..Like gynecomastia..Because iam use steroid for body building...What should I do for reduce that..Please help me sir?

Stop steroids: Seriously. Stop the steroids! that is one of the most common side effects. Plus Anabolic steroids for body building cause many other health problems like heart disease, acne, small testicles, infertility, aggression, etc. Stop the steroids, the gynecomastia will resolve. ...Read more

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My anxiety is through the roof today. I can feel the chest tightness building. Don't want to take anti depressants. What do you suggest?

My anxiety is through the roof today.  I can feel the chest tightness building. Don't want to take anti depressants. What do you suggest?

Call a friend: Anxiety is overwhelming. You can feel so alone. So scared and so helpless, you are not, however. Take control of the situation and your disease. You are a fantastic person and can control this. Learn to deep breathe when the attacks occur. Plan with a friend/family member when your anxiety comes that you can contact them. Many insurances have a nurses hotline you can contact. Use it. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have a lot of green mucus building up in my nose and chest. It is getting harder to breathe. What kind of medicine should I take?

I have a lot of green mucus building up in my nose and chest. It is getting harder to breathe. What kind of medicine should I take?

Over the counter med: Saline nasal sprays or irrigation may be helpful to wash out your nose and sinuses. Mucinex (guaifenesin) may also be helpful as well. Follow the directions on the box and make sure you drink plenty of water to help the medicine work. ...Read more

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Pains in chest and have alot of gas building up also pains in my back and increased heart rate and dizzy sometimes and also I'm underweight ?

Pains in chest and have alot of gas building up  also pains in my back and increased heart rate and dizzy sometimes and also I'm underweight ?

GI vs Chest: Sean, The Chest discomfort may be due to many etiologies, but are more likely due to possible Gastroesphogeal Reflux Disorder. It is also likely that you may have developed an occult heart problems, but in your age group this is more unlikely. It is strongly advisable to see your local Family or Internal Medicine physician for evaluation & examination early this week. ...Read more

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Muscle building exercises online?

Muscle building exercises online?

Yoga: To my mind, the type of muscle tone and well being created and maintained by yoga practice exceeds the common physical culture of body muscle power building. Strength is good, but agility is better. ...Read more

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Is it ok to do cardio while building muscle?

Absolutely: Both aerobic (cardio) and resistance (mass-building) will give you great benefits. Today's men are as interested in definition (low body fat) as in gaining mass; for the former, both are usually required. ...Read more

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Can strengthening muscles mean building muscles?

To a point.: Strengthening usually requires lower reps per set (2-4) than muscle building (6-8), with consequent heavier weights. That being said, stronger muscles can be bigger muscles, just maybe not as large as those built through muscle building techniques specifically. ...Read more

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What is your opinion on my diet muscle building diet?

What is your opinion on my diet muscle building diet?

Eat Protein: Eat a healthy diet and add protein to maximize muscle building potential. Make half your meal vegetables and fruits. Go for variety. And keep in mind that potatoes and french fries dont count. Choose whole grains & limit refined grains. Pick the healthiest sources of protein. Drink lots of water. Stay active. Check out http://www.Sparkpeople.Com or http://www.Myfitnesspal.Com. ...Read more

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How do I know if the pain in my chest is from a muscle or not?

MOVEMENT: Does it hurt when you move only a small amount? Does it hurt when you touch the area? ...Read more

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I want to build chest muscles but i only have 1 dumb bell is there any other way?

I want to build chest muscles but i only have 1 dumb bell is there any other way?

Push ups: They can be done by starting out at whatever number you can do correctly without cheating. Wait 5 minutes and add 1-5 push-ups (i add 5), and repeat. So, if you start with 5, wait 5 minutes and add 5 so you would do 10. Tomorrow, start at 10, wait five minutes (and add 5) and do 15. If you find you are not keeping good form, stay at that level until you can do them perfectly. ...Read more

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What can help a pulled chest muscle?

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What can help a pulled chest muscle?

Rest & ...: If you are sure it's a pulled chest muscle, over the counter anti-inflammatory medications (like ibuprofen), warmth, and stretching can help. Massage is helpful as well. If it doesn't get better in 3 days with this you should call your doctor. Also, if the pain is associated with fever, shortness of breath, weakness, or palpitations, you should seek care sooner. ...Read more

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