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Doctor insights on: Deep Muscle Injury

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So antipsychotics cause deep muscle stiffness or surface muscle stiffness?

So antipsychotics cause deep muscle stiffness or surface muscle stiffness?

Possible s/e: In fact, muscle stiffness, abnormal muscle movements are reason for very close medical monitoring while taking antipsychotic medication. Often meds are prescribed to prevent this side effect. Another strategy is to keep the dose as low as possible. If any unusual muscle stiffness, twitching or abnormal (dsykinetic) movements are noticed, be sure to tell prescribing doctor right away. Take care. ...Read more

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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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Could a muscle sprain lead to muscle spasms?

Could a muscle sprain lead to muscle spasms?

Charley horse: When the muscle is sprain badly enough the muscle tissue can be torn or damaged enough to result in spasms. Careful management is necessary with attention to avoid more serious damage. There may be rupture of the muscles or tendons or damage to structures of the joints. A thorough medical evaluation would be appropriate. ...Read more

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Can muscle tension from anxiety cause you to have a muscle sprain/muscle tear/muscle pull, etc?

Can muscle tension from anxiety cause you to have a muscle sprain/muscle tear/muscle pull, etc?

Only part of problem: John, While anxiety can increase muscle tone, this is not likely the biggest reason for a tear. More likely the injured muscle was tight from lack of stretching, or even over-stretching/weakness. A muscle tear or sprain is diagnosed through a physical exam by a doctor and confirmed with an MRI. Although if the pain improves spontaneously an MRI often will not alter the treatment plan. ...Read more

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Could an MRI detect muscle weakness or muscle injury?

Could an MRI detect muscle weakness or muscle injury?

Muscle injury: Muscle injury can be detect by MRI in most cases. Weakness can be inferred by atrophy (less muscle mass than the opposite side) but cannot truly be measured by an MRI scan. ...Read more

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Can pinchef nerve cause weak oblique muscle or stomach muscles.

Can pinchef nerve cause weak oblique muscle or stomach muscles.

Unlikely: That a pinched nerve would cause this problem. You would probably benefit from a good neurologic and muscle function exam. ...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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Will a torn glutus maximus muscle also cause nerve damage?

Will a torn glutus maximus muscle also cause nerve damage?

Not directly: The sciatic nerve runs deep to the gluteus maximus and piriformis muscles after the nerve exits the pelvis. An injury mechanism that causes injury to these muscles could conceivably impact the sciatic nerve as well. Otherwise , an injury to the gmax muscle does not necessarily "cause" nerve damage. ...Read more

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What exactly causes the stiffness from a rotator cuff injury? Muscle spasms?

What exactly causes the stiffness from a rotator cuff injury? Muscle spasms?

Capsular tightness: A rotator cuff tear is usually painful and can spawn a cascade of undesirable events in the surrounding tissues. The muscles attached to the torn cuff tendon can become weak, atrophied and painful. The underlying shoulder capsule can become transiently stiff and noncompliant resulting in a debilitating loss of motion ("frozen shoulder"). Scar tissue/synovitis can accumulate and block motion too. ...Read more

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Muscle ache in upper back and neck. Could this be muscle strain? Will deep tissue massage or trigger point massage help? Also have severe scoliosis.

Muscle ache in upper back and neck. Could this be muscle strain? Will deep tissue massage or trigger point massage help? Also have severe scoliosis.

Depends where your: scoliosis is located? It can affect the back muscles above and below it to cause muscle strain. MFTP Tx and massage are only temporizing measures. Your best bet is to see a NMM/ OMT Dr. (DO, Doctor of osteopathic medicine), who is a neuromusculoskeletal medicine specialist to help you evaluate the degree of scoliosis, if it's a double scoliosis, and help decompress your spine and muscle strains. ...Read more

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Deep burning pain near infraspinatus muscle radiating to upper deltoid, and scapulothoracic inflammation/cracking - possible diagnosis or diagnostic?

Deep burning pain near infraspinatus muscle radiating to upper deltoid, and scapulothoracic inflammation/cracking - possible diagnosis or diagnostic?

Nerve entrapment: Could be anything from a nerve entrapment in the region of your pain symptoms or simply nerve irritation due to inflammation, trauma, or a muscle disorder. Best to be seen by a neurologist for further information. I doubt the disorder would be in the brain or spinal cord itself although nothing can be 100% ruled out on just what you're saying without studies and a good examination. ...Read more

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Can muscle relaxants destroy muscle tissue?

Can muscle relaxants destroy muscle tissue?

Do not believe so: I am not aware of any scientific study thatprove or disprove the theory that muscle relaxants destroy muscle tissue.They are many different muscle relaxants and each one has particular side effects related to they chemical properties, however I do not believe that destroing muscle tissue is one of them. ...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 a strained muscle sting?

Can a strained muscle sting?

Sure: A strain can involve some inflammation which can irritate nerves and cause a stinging feeling. If it persists or worsens, be sure to get it evaluated. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Sudden pain and muscle spasm around left shoulder blade. No injury. Can it be nerve pain?

Sudden pain and muscle spasm around left shoulder blade. No injury. Can it be nerve pain?

Nerve pain: can be one cause of shoulder discomfort especially problems with the nerve roots in the mid cervical region however we're common things are bursitis tendinitis arthritis AC joint issues and rotator cuff tears. The muscles that stabilize the shoulder blade and the lower neck can also be a source of shoulder pain ...Read more

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Can an MRI reveal scar tissue deep in the calf caused by overuse injury of the soleus/tibialis posterior?

Can an MRI reveal scar tissue deep in the calf caused by overuse injury of the soleus/tibialis posterior?

Yes: One should be able to see scar tissue if it is present. Though, I am not sure an overuse injury would cause scar tissue. ...Read more

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Can a strained or pulled muscle cause muscle knots in the groin area?'

Can a strained or pulled muscle cause muscle knots in the groin area?'

Pulled muscle can: impact the function of other muscles, including the groin area. Your doctor can assess and refer to another professional to help if needed. Peace and good health. I see that you experience panic attacks. Please watch your self-talk so your mind does not run away w/problems that may or may not be the case. ...Read more

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What causes a painful muscle spasm in the calf muscle?

What causes a painful muscle spasm in the calf muscle?

A charlie horse.....: Large muscles use a lot of energy to do work, and this is supplied by blood. If the supply is not adequate their can be painful spasm; and if metabolites from heavy activity are not removed there can be spasm. Other causes can be a trapped nerve root irritating the muscle. Some people have greater likelihood of spasm due to underlying genetic causes. ...Read more

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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more