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Burning Chest Muscles
I have a burning sensation and pain that feels almost like a pulled muscle on the right side of my chest. What could be some of the possibilities? Thx
Have it looked at: While a pulled pectoral muscle may cause pain and abnormal sensation, it's important to have it looked at to make sure it's not from an underlying cardiac condition. One differentiating factor is the muscle pain is oftentimes reproducible - if you push on it, it will hurt more - whereas cardiac pain may not be. However, without knowing further details - it's importan to see your internist/fp soon. ...Read more
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
Burning pain starting in right chest and spreading thought chest, staying under pictorial muscles. I do cardio often. It's a sudden, and vanished 2 min?
Differential d: A description of types of chest pain and which types may require emergency care.. .. Always seek emergency care right away if you think you're having different symptoms like-a heart attack. Tightness or squeezing; feeling of heaviness; dull ache; burning sensation, chest pain can sometimes start in or spread to other areas of the upper body. Sometimes, heart burn can do similar way. ...Read more
What can cause mild burning ear and neck pain also in chest muscle when breathing deep like referred pain. Not getting worse or better 5 days now.
Unusual group of: Symptoms. I would get checked especially if there is any pain with breathing (pleuritic pain). ...Read more
Burning in bottom of back and in left side of abdomen and chest sometimes get burning sensation in legs muscle loss and weight loss what could this be?
Symptoms: This could be anything. Please start with a visit to your primary doctor. ...Read more
Left shoulder burning with some muscle spasm along with muscle spasm along left side of chest by armpit area. I do have hi blood pressure 186/103. any chance it's affiliated?
Maybe yes?: First, would absolutely get evaluation for heart stability, as this could represent anginal pain. Secondly, investigate potential of problem within brachial plexus, or even referred pain from neck. Imaging and EMG studies may be needed to pin this down. But due to prime concern, do not delay. (Kehr's sign in this location may represent issue with spleen) ...Read more
Should I be concerned if I am hearing popping noises by heart? I also have burning sensation on chest, arms, pins and needles, muscle loss,
Burning sensation: Yes, this is something to be concerned about. I can't speak to the "popping" noises that you are having, but the numbness/tingling/burning most likely is due to nerve compression at a high thoracic spine level. You need to see a physician and have an MRI ordered to evaluate if you have cord compression from a disc herniation or some other secondary cause. ...Read more
What could cause pain burning in left shoulder & bicep, weakness in arm. 1-10 pain is 3, daily but comes and goes for hours. Does not increase or decrease with movement. Sometimes radiates to chest, stiff neck muscle left side.?
TOO V CERVICAL DISC: SX are suggest cervical disc disease vs TOO (THORACIC OUTLET OBSTRUCTION)When you cough, sneeze or hiccup, you increase intrathoracic pressure and flare pain. Please see your doctor and get an MRI of the cervical spine and MRA of RUE to evaluate both conditions. The 2 can overlap and a NEURO CONSULT for EMG (ELECTROMYELOGRAM) may be needed. Also labs b12/folic acid/TFTS ...Read more
I have a herniated disc at t3-t4 from an accident burning pain in chest and muscle pain is this bad?
The back pain can be caused by muscle strain, spinal stenosis, ruptured disc, nerve impingement. ..
It sounds like you are experiencing nerve pain. Before we can say if this bad, we need to know how severe is your conditions.
Please see a pain management doctor or spine surgeon, you might benefit from a comprehensive evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Feeling faint legs are weak after wlking shrt time. Felt some burning in chest not acid reflx. Shortness of breath pain behind left pectoral muscle. Hlp?
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As a general rule, I instruct my patient that if they ever think it is possible they are having a heart attack, then it is possible they are having a heart attack and should be evaluated as if they are. You have lots of medical problems, and certainly women (and diabetics) can have pain that is different from the "classic" description.
I suggest you go to the er or see your doc asap. ...Read more
Headaches, muscle pain, tingling in arm, chest pain, swelling, joint pain and urinary burning that comes but goes away on its own happening for 6 mths?
Wide array: That's a lot of varied symptoms. To get a better handle on this, you may need to see your physician for blood work and a review of any medications you may be taking. ...Read more
Hello I have been having problems with sleeping, peeing a lot lately, lots of fatigue, muscle weakness, heart racing, chest pains, shakiness, pain in back sides and a burning sensation there too??
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
Don't know!!: You need to see your pcp for further evaluation. It depends a lot on your history and examination, etc, etc.. ...Read more
I have a burning sensation and muscle spasm under my left ribs. Also suffer from constipation. Likely causes?
Hi, I have a burning sensation under my breast but close to my rib its like the muscle between them, I don't have any bumps or redness.
I have intermittent intense burning pain just below the left side of my ribs. I get this mostly w/ sitting and feel better w/ stretching or lying down. Sometimes I can feel a muscle spasm and it is tender to the touch.?
Experiencing sharp burning pain lower pec sternum area during cough. No pain resting, breathing. Recent bout with flu. Muscle/tissue inflamed?
I sometimes have a burning in stomach below my breast bone a little to the left. Sometimes it feels like a pulled muscle. Could this be a hernia?
Can back/muscle pain wrap around to the front ribs? Could it be my gallbladder? Had CT month ago no stones. Or my gerd? Achey sometimes stabbing/burning
Yes: Nerves start from the spine and go to the front of the body a little bit slanted (lower in front) and so a pain in the back can be felt in the front. Like you surmise, there are many causes of pain. Have a good exam and find out because if anything, a little physical therapy may be all you need. On the other hand if more severe, other modalities of treatment can be considered. ...Read more
Chest pain not good: Acute chest pain is nothing to ignore! The potential origin of her symptoms includes: heart, lungs, mediastinum, esophagus, musculoskeletal, pericardium (sac around the heart), pleuritis, bronchiitis, or referred pain from a remote site. Her doctor will be concerned about accompanying fever, blood with coughing, vomiting, shortness or breath, difficulty reclining, tenderness. Get her checked asap. ...Read more
Heartburn issues?: Short answer: avoid spicy & greasy foods, tomato-foods, mints, alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, chocolate, late night meals before bed. Long answer: distinguish acid versus non-acid causes of reflux & rule out motility problems of the esophagus & stomach. You may want 1st to try behavior & diet changes above, assess response to otc acid blockers (h2's are weaker than ppi's), & see GI doc if persistent. ...Read more
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