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Tightness (Definition)

Tightness can mean different states at distinctive times. The most common is the complaint of tightness of chest, a feeling of discomfort, real or perceived, seen often in patients with asthma or panic disorder, or heart attack. Your physician ...Read more


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D-dimer negative, pain in lungs, legs, n groin. Tightness in middle of chest n left side under armpit, short of bresth why haven't they found cause?

D-dimer negative, pain in lungs, legs, n groin. Tightness in middle of chest n left side under armpit, short of bresth why haven't they found cause?

See your doctor: Could be musculoskeletal. But heart origin, need chest film, electrocardiogram. Miocarditis, pericarditis & event small pneumothorax can cause this symptoms.
But Pulmonary embolism with negative D dimer is posible. Get a doctor ...Read more

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Tightness in center of chest n left side under armpit near heart, burning in groin/legs n pain in back/lungs what could these symptoms b caused by?

Tightness in center of chest n left side under armpit near heart, burning in groin/legs n pain in back/lungs what could these symptoms b caused by?

Multiple causes: There is no age listed which could help a bit in differentiating cardiac pain from muscle ache. I think no matter what you should see a doctor get a chest x ray as well these can come from a number of causes. Of course heart pain but it could be inflammation around the heart, a pneumonia etc
I would see a primary as well as a cardiologist. ...Read more

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Severe chest tightness heaviness but no pain in the left arm.. What could the other causes be? This has been going on for 6 yrs..

Many things: The good news is that heart attack would be near the bottom of the list for chest pain in a 26 y/o. Other causes can be reflux, esophageal spasms, anxiety disorder, abdominal issues like gallbladder, and more. You should see a doctor. Any chronic condition for 6 yrs should get looked at. ...Read more

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Baby slept on her arm with a toy ring around her arm 45 mins & when I got her her arm was dark purple, could the tight ring around arm cause arm clot ?

Baby slept on her arm with a toy ring around her arm 45 mins & when I got her her arm was dark purple, could the tight ring around arm cause arm clot ?

Doubt it: While this could be a problem you can find out relatively easily.Removal of the ring should allow for better circulation within minutes.Placing the kid in warm water including the arm should also aid return of normal color.This can all be done within 10 minutes.If the color has not returned to normal seek urgent care. The darkness is likely just the effect of poor blood flow to the area not a clot ...Read more

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Where chest/back tightness is caused by anxiety, can symptoms last for at least an hour? Can it be accompanied by brief left arm pains/warmth?

Where chest/back tightness is caused by anxiety, can symptoms last for at least an hour? Can it be accompanied by brief left arm pains/warmth?

See your doctor: With these kinds of symptoms and their persistent nature, it's best if you see your doctor. He/she will listen to you, do an examination, possibly run some tests and let you know what's going on. ...Read more

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I have chest pains on both sides when I lean on my arms or stretch arm side 2 side. Feels tight under arms &Throbs. Very uncomfortable what cause this?

I have chest pains on both sides when I lean on my arms or stretch arm side 2 side. Feels tight under arms &Throbs. Very uncomfortable what cause this?

Chest pain: Chest pain can be from heart disease , inflamation of the lining of the lungs (pleurisy) caused by infection (pneumonia, etc). Pain may also originate from the joints between the breast-bone and ribs. Indigestion, gall-bladder disease, stomach ulcers and acid reflux into the food pipe may cause chest pain also. Breast pain may be related to hormone changes or fibrocystic breast disease. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could holding steering wheel too tight cause my arm and finger cramps?

Please tell me, could holding steering wheel too tight cause my arm and finger cramps?

Yes: Overuse of the muscles of the hand and forearm due to constant gripping can cause build up of Lactic Acid in the muscles often resulting in cramping. Recommend varying hand position, shifting hands periodically and hydrating well. ...Read more

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Dr says strained rotator cuff. Can't move my rt arm up or to side cause it feels tight.Can lift it only using my lt hand as support. More than str rc?

Sounds like it.: Those symptoms sound like a more severe injury to the shoulder tissue. May need an MRI to evaluate. A thorough physical could yeild more info. ...Read more

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Could small stressful arguments cause mild chest pain, tightness, & left arm mild pain that last few hours as a result of anxiety.

Yes but ...: Stress of any kind can cause chest pain and angina. The heart doesnt care if its physical or emotional stress. If youhave risk factors and these symptoms you should see your dr for an eval. ...Read more

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Tested dab of moisturizer on my arm. Within 10 seconds face felt tight, neck got red face started to swell why did cream on arm cause face to swell?

Tested dab of moisturizer on my arm. Within 10 seconds face felt tight, neck got red  face started to swell  why did cream on arm cause face to swell?

Allergy: You are allergic to some component in the cream. Use antihistamines until it goes away and see an allergist to determine what it is in the cream that you are allergic to. If the redness or swelling continue to spread or if you have trouble breathing, call 911 and get to the er fast. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Ok can low blood flow in the body cause muscle twiching in the arm and legs and back. Also have tightness on left side vain on neck and it feel compre?

Ok can low blood flow in the body cause muscle twiching in the arm and legs and back. Also have tightness on left side vain on neck and it feel compre?

Twitching: muscle tightness and twitching is usually an indication of magnesium, potassium or calcium deficiency, mostly magnesium. Low blood flow would cause lowering of blood pressure and dizziness, fatigue. If we are talking about compression locally like a limb, reducing blood flow, or falling asleep from lack of blood flow that usually exhibits and pins and needles sensation. ...Read more

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Can tight bra straps cause a stiff neck. I also get a sudden pinch in my chest when lifting my right arm especially. Xray, ekg, &echo normal. Problem?

Can tight bra straps cause a stiff neck. I also get a sudden pinch in my chest when lifting my right arm especially. Xray, ekg, &echo normal. Problem?

Muscle may be reason: This may not be a pinched nerve, but it may be a pinched muscle. Nick had muscles can sometimes cause similar complaints. This is something you can evaluate, and see your physician who might have to refer you to be clear. You have a lot of tests and that's why I think it's only muscle. ...Read more

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Sharp pain from shoulder to hand in left arm. Muscles feel tight. I have not done any sports or anything with the arm to cause injury?

Sharp pain from shoulder to hand in left arm. Muscles feel tight. I have not done any sports or anything with the arm to cause injury?

Pinched nerve: Although there are a number of possibilities, a cervical radiculopathy is among the more common and does not require that you had an injury. A radiculopathy is a medical term for an irritation if a nerve in the spine causing pain that runs along the distribution of that nerve into an extremity. ...Read more

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Left jaw neck shoulder arm pain past few days. Dr did ekg it was normal. Echo scheduled. He thinks muscoskeltal. Tmj tight scalenes? Other causes?

Nerve Impingement: can be caused by nerve being sandwiched between two spinal bones in the neck area. It can cause muscle spasm and pain in the neck. This condition must be professionally managed. See an interventional pain management specialist or neurologist for definitive diagnosis and management. ...Read more

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Tight muscles on right side of neck that cause sensations down rt arm and a little down left leg. Doesn't hurt. Normal? Massage therapy's helping .

Tight  muscles on right side of neck that cause sensations down rt arm and a little down left leg. Doesn't hurt. Normal? Massage therapy's helping .

See a doctor: Symptoms of neck pain with a "shooting" characteristic can be related to anything from a pulled muscle of the neck to a pinched nerve. It may be useful to follow up with your doctor if symptoms do not seem to be improving in a few days or if they worsen in severity. Over the counter pain relievers, heat/cold therapy, and gentle stretching may help relieve the pain prior to a visit. ...Read more

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Right arm fatigue with arm pit tightness; t3 (liothyronine) and t4 disc buldge that caused left shoulder pain; PT helped left shoulder but then right arm got worse.

Right arm fatigue with arm pit tightness;  t3 (liothyronine) and t4 disc buldge that caused left shoulder pain; PT helped left shoulder but then right arm got worse.

I assume you have...: ...questions, but it's not clear what they are. In any case, only your physical therapist and physician have enough information to give you a meaningful explanation. Please don't hesitate to ask them what they think the problem is and what should be done to evaluate and treat it. ...Read more

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I recently went 2 the e.R cause i had extreme heart and left arm tightness and tingling along with sore throat. Got xray and sent home. Is this weird?

I recently went 2 the e.R cause i had extreme heart and left arm tightness and tingling along with sore throat. Got xray and sent home. Is this weird?

Both parties right: You were right to access care immediately as signs of cardiac disease present this way. The er doc after imaging, and diagnosing was right to send you home. Unless many predisposing factors are at play, you are a bit young to have these classic signs of a heart attack. So, everyone is right! ...Read more

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My 64-year-old male colleague, under continuing stress, says he feels tightness periodically in his armpits after exertion.?

My 64-year-old male colleague, under continuing stress, says he feels tightness periodically in his armpits after exertion.?

Your colleague: Your colleague needs to see his physician for an evaluation of these complaints. It's hard to know what's going on without a personal exam and any indicated diagnostic tests. ...Read more

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How to treat edema in armpit due to tight fitting bra?

How to treat edema in armpit due to tight fitting bra?

Get a Different bra: Asap! this means that you are wearing the incorrect bra size or a design that isn't right for you. Up to 85% of american women are wearing an incorrect cup or band size (or both). Encourage you to go to a specialty bra stop for a fitting & consultation. Having the correct support will add to your comfort & your breast health. Stop harming yourself. Take care. ...Read more

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I have tightness in my upper left side of back and goes by armpit to far left chest right by my shoulder. Seems worse in morning and night. im 23?

I have tightness in my upper left side of back and goes by armpit to far left chest right by my shoulder. Seems worse in morning and night. im 23?

Atypical Chest Pain: This may be induced by physical exertional activity; a result of over utilization of the muscles of the scapular region; and rarely, due to cardiac etiology in your age group. I recommend seeing your PCP, obtaining a complete examination, obtaining an EKG, and based upon the physical exam, any imaging studies of the chest and left shoulder to assist your PCP in making the Diagnosis. ...Read more

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I'm having sharp tight pains on my left side upper back around shoulder blade more pain on the right side in the middle, pain also around armpit?

I'm having sharp tight pains on my left side upper back around shoulder blade more pain on the right side in the middle, pain also around armpit?

Myalgia vs. spasm: This sounds like muscle spasm if it is intermittent. This can be related to muscle overusepassive stretching , advil (ibuprofen) and topical biofreeze may help; however if not resovled within 1 week, get an examination and xrays. ...Read more

Axilla (Definition)

Area of human body directly under the joint where the shoulder connects to the arm. It contains axillary vessels, brachial nerve plexus, lymph nodes & vessels, axillary ...Read more