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Digastric Muscle Pain
I have a tight digastric muscle that makes breathing a tad difficult. Any suggestions on how to relax it? Thanks!
Breathing difficulty: Breathing difficulty is a serious issue. Is this new or long term (years). If new go to ER, if long term follow up with pulmonary or ENT this week, insure it is not thyroid, asthma, pulmonary HTN, sleep apnea, nasal, sinus, TMJ, tracheal issue or anxiety. Follow with doctor. ...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
Recently whenever I talk my digastric muscle pulls hard. Over time could this make my chin/ mandible grow or "remodel" downwards and backwards?
Unusual : It would be extremely where unusual that this would cause a remodeling of your chin since you're an adult and your bones or form. Consult dentist or oral surgeon for specific diagnosis and treatment ...Read more
For years my digastric muscle under chin will cramp up and /or spasm occasionaly. Painful, uncomfortable and a little debilitating. Any ideas. Ty!?
Muscle pain: Please start w/a visit to your doctor to identify or rule out medical conditions. Are you taking a statin drug to lower cholesterol? That can cause muscle pain. Consider taking Coenzyme Q 10 w/the statin to replace what is being blocked. Is your diet good? How abut your level of exercise? Gentle stretching such as w/yoga if ok w/doc. Peace and good health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dry eyes & mouth : Sjögrens can also affect other parts of the body. Patients may experience pain, stiffness and swelling in the joints, rashes on the arms and legs related to vasculitis an inflammation of tiny blood vessels. The lungs, liver and kidneys may become inflamed; some people develop tingling and numbness in the limbs because of neurological involvement. ...Read more
Depend upon location: You need first to stablish the ethiology of the muscle pain are you taking statins, are you overusing it? And is that is the case you need a cool downd period following by streching eexercises. Need to know which muscle is involved and where in your body is the pain located at. Different muscle groups have different ethiologies for the pain and different treatments. ...Read more
Muscle pain: Find out why it is sore then treat it specifically. Many causes. See a doc. ...Read more
?lamictal: Lamictal or lamotrigine is a very valuable drug for epilepsy and psychiatric applications, and typically has rather few adverse effects other than an occasional risk of a severe skin reaction in sensitive folks. It would be very unusual that Lamictal would promote muscle pain. Look for another cause. ...Read more
Needs clarification: We have to be certain it is muscle pain and not an underlying lung or cardiac or gastrointestinal problem. Muscle pain can be due to injury, lack of exercise or deconditioning. We see costochondritis which is more of a musculoskeletal than a systemic inflammatory illness. Exercising and conditioning can help. ...Read more
Response: A good thought but unlikely to work well. ...Read more