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I have a tight digastric muscle that makes breathing a tad difficult. Any suggestions on how to relax it? Thanks!

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

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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Recently whenever I talk my digastric muscle pulls hard. Over time could this make my chin/ mandible grow or "remodel" downwards and backwards?

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

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What will heal muscle pain?

What will heal muscle pain?

Rest, ice : I would rest and allow the injury to heal
the best treatment would be ice, nsaids
and avoidance of any exacerbating activities.
If symptoms persist, you should be
evaluated. ...Read more

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How do I relieve muscle pain?

How do I relieve muscle pain?

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 more

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How do I address my muscle pain?

How do I address my muscle pain?

Rest, ice : I would rest and allow the injury to heal
the best treatment would be ice, nsaids
and avoidance of any exacerbating activities.
If symptoms persist, you should be
evaluated. ...Read more

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Willsjogrens syndrome cause muscle pain?

Willsjogrens syndrome cause muscle pain?

Dry eyes & mouth : Sjögren’s 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

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How to help a muscle pain and discomfort?

How to help a muscle pain and discomfort?

Rest, ice : I would rest and allow the injury to heal
the best treatment would be ice, nsaids
and avoidance of any exacerbating activities.
If symptoms persist, you should be
evaluated. ...Read more

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What is the best way to address muscle pain?

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

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Please tell me what's the best thing for muscle pain?

Muscle pain: Find out why it is sore then treat it specifically. Many causes. See a doc. ...Read more

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I'm having pain in my side. Not thinking there're any organs there. Muscle pain?

Get it evaluated: Flank pain is often seen in kidney problems. Of course, there are other possibilities. Therefore, get it evaluated. ...Read more

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Cause of recurring muscle pain?

Where is the pain: Location, location important in medicine. Do the muscles also hurt when touched? Which muscles? What makes them worse? What makes them better? What do they prevent you from doing? Are you on medications that can cause this pain like a statin. ...Read more

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Why does lamectal cause muscle pain?

?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

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What could cause muscle pain in the chest?

What could cause muscle pain in the chest?

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

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I am having extreme muscle pain and stiffness?

I am having extreme muscle pain and stiffness?

Needs evaluation: Needs rheumatologic evaluation for medication side effect, inflammatory muscle disease, low thyroid function, etc. ...Read more

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Dr. Raj Upadya
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Muscle Pain (Definition)

Also known as myalgia, muscle pain is a result of overuse or stretching of the muscle. Muscle pain can occur either becuase of an infection or because of a mechanical injury. It can be acute, or chronic pain that ...Read more


Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Aching Muscles (Definition)

Soreness ...Read more