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Chest Back Muscles Feel Sore But Goes Away When I Press On The Sore Spots
Can an infected spot on my back lead 2 other problems; such as back aches, muscle spasm & aching ribs?
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
Left mid back when pressed hard feel sort of a tender swollen spot, no pain in back or side, could this be a muscle, very nervous!
Very likely you: Have experienced some sort of injury or trauma to your back. It is likely a muscle strain/soft tissue injury. This is fairly common and a person often doesn't recall how or when it happened. Often there is nothing to see (no bruising, etc). Ice it for 15 min 3-4'times a day; take ibuprofen according to directions. It should slowly improve; if not see your Doctor. Good wishes:) ...Read more
Have sore to touch spots on left side only in buttock, lower back, upper back, neck n chest. No injury or exercise. What could it be?
All on left side?: You're young at 28, but a pattern of spots on one side of the body suggests shingles or herpes zoster. If so, you could develop more pain than soreness. Best to get checked because some medications can help to prevent this developing and others can help manage the pain. ...Read more
I have pain when I press a small area on the left side of chest could it be a muscle soreness or a tumor or something of that sort?
After a day of chores and little time to sit, I have pain below my right chest that spread down my side to my shoulders/neck/back. Just sore Muscles?
Probably: It sound as if this is just post exercise soreness. If it persists more than 2-3 daya have it evaluated. ...Read more
What could cause sore chest muscles, like a general ache in them? Also sore back muscles. No injury but nursing and hold 25# baby a lot.
Might be the baby.: It could be the fact that you're carrying around a 25 pound baby. The chest and back muscles would be utilized in this context. Arms can get sore, too, especially the biceps. ...Read more
Most symptoms come an go but they do come back for 1 month+ headache sore throat joint pain muscle weakness chest pain etc do suffer high bloodpressur?
27 y/o f. 2 months now on and off 1 second chest pain feels sharp pinchy in localized spot top of l breast, tight muscles upper back. 4 ekgs normal?
Chest pain: Not cardiac pain. Likely nothing of real concern. If you are nervous about it, you should see your doctor. ...Read more
Every since being diagnosed with TMJ I have sore spots around my jaw, sore muscles on my back, & arm pain. Is this normal?
TMJ: Tmj is primarily a condition caused by muscle tension about the jaw joint. Sore areas around your jaw are to be expected; these usually reflect muscle spasm around the inflamed joint. If you have enough muscle tension in your body to cause tmj, you may also be susceptible to muscle spasms in other areas of your body like your back and arms. Warm compresses and Ibuprofen would be expected to help. ...Read more
Intermittent twinges of chest pain underneath lt breast that radiates through to back in one spot. No shob, sweating, or tachycardia. I moved heavy objects today. Muscle strains or cardiac, logically?
Chest pain: Less likely cardiac because cardiac chest pains doesn't come as twinges. It persists and stays most of the time longer than 15 minutes. Still you need to be evaluated by a doctor to make sure. See medical help. ...Read more
During massage, she found a tender spot on my back just below my ribs. When pressing on that spot, it caused discomfort in my jugular notch. Why?
Referred pain: Dating back to our time in utero, various patterns of innervation were established which can set up referred pain. It is not alarming and completely normal. Likewise acupuncture utilizes patterns of referral along various meridian lines in an analogous way. If you remain concerned a good PT or Osteopathic MD can provide further evaluation and reassurance. ...Read more
Was using a ball to work out tight spots in my back. When the ball crosses my upper spine it's very tender & painful. Could that be just from muscles?
Yes: Unless you are having other symptoms such as weakness in the upper extremities or a rash in the area then it's likely from your muscles. You can also have someone feel up and down the bony part of your spine to make sure there is no tenderness over the area. ...Read more
I have aching muscles that heat up at moments, when my upper spine ache my chest ache and sharp cramps. What could it be?
Evaluation needed: You will need to see your doctor for a physical examination, and work-up to figure out what may be causing your numerous symptoms. Those symptoms may be all unrelated. But lots of things could present with these symptoms. So accurate diagnostic work-up is important. ...Read more
Could upper body aching (shoulder, neck, upper back, collar bone, chest muscles) be caused by repeatedly laying/sitting awkwardly as I know I do this?
Perhaps but more: This needs to be clarified as to whether there are other medical issues that could be causing the symptoms. This type of widespread discomfort we see in Fibromyalgia but there may be mechanical issues or other things I need to be considered. You need to see your physician to get clarification ...Read more
Intermittent 2 wks. Bil chest pn, pn under ribs, burning under ribs, burning upper back to lt of spine, lt shldr pn, tender spot side lt breast, leg/knee pn?
Need more info: All these symptoms are significant and need to be addressed ASAP. Please make an appointment with your family physician to examine you and get to the bottom of the problem ...Read more
Twisting force caused tear sensation in back 9-11 ribs w/ initial severe pain w/ sitting up and breathing. 1.5 years later muscle still gets sore.?
Was there rib fractu: This may have been a fracture or a separation of the rib cartilage. If it does not heal completely there can be a tear that periodically separates. There may have been a problem with the healing that puts the muscle at risk. You can discuss this with your physiciana nd look at the imaging. ...Read more
Pain in right shoulder blade. Circular motion with head cause pain in neck when I go to the right. Heart attack, lung cancer or just muscle sore?
No heart attack: The pain probably is due to joint or muscle and is not heart attack, so you should see your doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
I have a tender painful spot in my left calf muscle, but there is no bruise, it hurts when I press on it?
Have pain like a pulled muscle behind left breast. Did not do anything to injury myself but pain can be felt in my back same spot.
Saline implants 7 years ago (unders); right breast hurting with sore feeling, pain when pressing on top muscle. Hurting for 2months. What is happening?
Need breast eval: It is hard to know why your breast hurts without having an exam done. It is most likely that your breast tissue is sore, and that there is nothing wrong with the implant. Women develop sore breasts from too much caffeine such as in coffee, soda and tea. Sometimes an ill-fitting bra can cause discomfort as well. I suggest having a breast exam done. ...Read more
Why do I feel a tender spot next to my spine and right shoulder blade and coldness? Also stiff neck and muscle aches upper shoulder to upper back?
Neck pain: Sounds like a muscular problem. Heat, antiinflammatories, and muscle relaxers may help. ...Read more
Top of breast hurts, Not sore just random brief pains felt. Worse when moving a certain way. Muscle? Nerve? Have back problems as well if that's related
Pain: At your age the most likely diagnosis is muscular and it should be self-limiting and go away ...Read more
Pain on rt shoulder blade, I assumed was a pulled muscle. Hasn't gone away after 1 wk and now it's numb and also my right breast is numb in small spot?
Normal mammo/ ultrasound end of Feb. Am post period and have sore left breast in one spot when pressed down on it. Don't feel lump. Shld I worry?
Mastalgia: Achiness or soreness n one or both breasts should still be evaluated to rule out compression from undergarments (bra) and to rule out mastitis (an inflammation of the deeper breast tissue); however, it is encouraging that both studues were negative. I suggest with Advil or Aleve (naproxen) (if not allergic to these) and a change in undergarments or use a gym bra. ...Read more
Have a lump on right rib cage under breast. When I feel if it it sends a sharp pain from there to my back. Could it be a muscle. Also sore shoulder.
Lump needs exam: There are several possibilities, but physician should examine the lump to make an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more
Had sore muscles back, neck, shoulders for 5 months. Read online it could be a symptom of lung cancer esp because of shoulder ache. I don't smoke.
Muscle soreness in upper back/spine. Cracking near sternum; hurts sometimes. Occasional joint pain in right hip. What could this be?
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