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What does it mean when my upper back hurts when I stretch back or pull my chest forward. Bringing my two shoulder blades together makes it hurt as wel?

What does it mean when my upper back hurts when I stretch back or pull my chest forward. Bringing my two shoulder blades together makes it hurt as wel?

Poor Posture: The most common cause is, poor, posture, with head and shoulders forward. This pulls scapula laterally, straining the rhomboids, which hurt when you move the shoulder blades. A good exercise is to place heels, buttock, shoulders and head against the wall, interlock fingers and place back of hands against the forehead, stretch elbows to wall. Scapula thoracic syndrome ...Read more

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My knees lock up after sitting; it hurts so much to stretch them back out it makes me cry in pain! Also sore first thing in the morning. 22 yo female?

My knees lock up after sitting; it hurts so much to stretch them back out it makes me cry in pain! Also sore first thing in the morning. 22 yo female?

Should not happen: The symptoms you describe should not happen to anyone particularly of your age. The likely causes in your setting are arthritis from gout, Lupus, psoriasis, rheumatoid disease for some examples. Less likely is an infectious cause like Lyme disease. You need to see your MD ASAP and get a good examination, blood tests and possibly imaging studies. See MD ASAP. ...Read more

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Whenever I stretch, my back hurts. It hurts so much! What can it depend on?

Whenever I stretch, my back hurts. It hurts so much! What can it depend on?

For a young person: Like you it is very unusual to have such symptoms just from stretching alone. Do you have any pain when you bend, walk, getting up from lying or sitting position? Do you have any tenderness in the back bone or on the side if the hip bones. If the condition continue and is not going away, it is always better to see your doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm having pain in my upper right side towards my back. It hurts constantly. It hurts to bend, sit, stand twist, stretch etc..

I'm having pain in my upper right side towards my back. It hurts constantly. It hurts to bend, sit, stand twist, stretch etc..

Get evaluated: Though this could be a simple musculoskeletal issue, kidney infection and other disorders can present this way. Without a history and physical exam it's not possible to distinguish between an internal problem or a muscle strain. Good luck and best wishes. ...Read more

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What stretch should you do if you fall and the bottom of your spine hurts?

What stretch should you do if you fall and the bottom of your spine hurts?

Extension: Try back extensions. You can do these by lying on your stomach and then pushing up on your arms and holding the position for a count of 5. ...Read more

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I have pain in my left side under my ribs, and it's close to my back. It hurts to push on and I have sharp pains when stretch. What could this be?

I have pain in my left side under my ribs, and it's close to my back. It hurts to push on and I have sharp pains when stretch. What could this be?

Spleen: The symptoms and location that you describe, are most closely associated with your spleen. You need to go see your family doctor to be thoroughly checked out and treated. ...Read more

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Why would my back hurt when I do hamstring stretch exercises?

Maybe straining back: You may need to work on stretching for
both you hamstrings and lower back.
If you are stretching one and the other
is still tight, you might strain the other.
It is important to do the stretching on
a regular basis and I believe it is best
to stretch after warming up for awhile. ...Read more

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I'm 24 yrs old. Hurt my back when moving heavy boxes last month. 3 days ago it suddenly started to hurt a lot. Why and does stretching help?

I'm 24 yrs old. Hurt my back when moving heavy boxes last month. 3 days ago it suddenly started to hurt a lot. Why and does stretching help?

Low back strain: You may have restrained your back, without realizing it, 3 days ago. Perhaps the previous injury wasn't fully healed. Using your back, instead of your strong thigh muscles, to lift even a less than heavy object can re-strain your back. To learn about treatment for back pain see: http://bit. Ly/1v1juFX and http://bit. Ly/1lF3Xcs If the pain persists despite OTC meds see Dr for an exam. ...Read more

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Never hurt lower back but can't bend it. Tried stretches & yoga, nothing works. Skinny but lower back looks chunky because of problem. Help?

Never hurt lower back but can't bend it. Tried stretches & yoga, nothing works. Skinny but lower back looks chunky because of problem. Help?

Muscle Spasm: What you likely have is a muscle spasm. You do not have to have direct trauma to the muscle. Just an unexpected movement when the muscle was not ready to move can cause the muscle to go into spasm. The "chunky" appearance you have in the lower back is probably a "tight - unrelaxed muscle. The best medicine is time, NSAIDs - Ibuprofen, message and a heating pad to the area. A muscle relaxer too. ...Read more

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I stretched this morning and now when ever I bend move or anything I have a sharp pain by my shoulder blade it hurts to the point I have to lay down?

I stretched this morning and now when ever I bend move or anything I have a sharp pain by my shoulder blade it hurts to the point I have to lay down?

Muscle pull?: It sounds like you may have pulled a muscle. Try some ice or a muscle cream. If you have other symptoms (like nausea, vomiting, chest pain or sob) go to the er. ...Read more

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I was stretching my back because it hurt a little and I'm having sharp pains in the middle of my back what could be wrong?

I was stretching my back because it hurt a little and I'm having sharp pains in the middle of my back what could be wrong?

And: What kind of stretching are you doing? You most likely strained your muscles. Rest and hear for a few days and then start stretching again after heating the back ...Read more

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If your lower back hurts, how do you know when to rest it, and when it is better to stretch it?

If your lower back hurts, how do you know when to rest it, and when it is better to stretch it?

Stretch: Almost all back injuries seem to get better quickly with return to activity, such as stretching. If the pain seems to travel down your leg or causes bowel/bladder problems (especially incontinence), see your doctor. ...Read more

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Hurt muscle in lower back. Using heat frequently the past couple of days. Still hurts some. Should I stretch or wait til pain gone?

Hurt muscle in lower back. Using heat frequently the past couple of days. Still hurts some. Should I stretch or wait til pain gone?

Wait but see Dr.: It could just be a mild strain or something more serious that stretching could make worse. I would try and see a dr. First to help with your decision with exercises. May need physical therapy. ...Read more

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I was dancing as usual and when I went to stretch, my hip popped out and back in. It made a huge sound. Hurt a little. Should I be concerned?

I was dancing as usual and when I went to stretch, my hip popped out and back in. It made a huge sound. Hurt a little. Should I be concerned?

Yes: You may have increased limberness. This in called hypermobility also known as Ehlers Danlos type III. This can run in your famiiy since it is genetic. It is called benign hypermobility. The risk of shoulder dislocation is that lateral in life you can get osteoarthritis. The recurrent dislocation is serious and you need to discuss with your physician about seeing orthopedics ...Read more

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I Popped my neck at work, now I have a headache in the back of my head that seems to get better if I stretch my neck and hurts worse when pushed?

I Popped my neck at work, now I have a headache in the back of my head that seems to get better if I stretch my neck and hurts worse when pushed?

Pain neck: Pinched cervical nerve Occiput/ C1 trapping greater Occipital nerve----will give you headaches base of skull or along the side of the head to the forehead----usually goes away with some OTC motrin If it persists see a chiropractor or an osteopathic doctor and they can adjust the cervical spine ...Read more

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What's the best way to start stretching my stomach back to its normal size as far as how much I need to eat or when to eat? Cause it hurts to eat?

What's the best way to start stretching my stomach back to its normal size as far as how much I need to eat or when to eat? Cause it hurts to eat?

Hurts when eat? C MD: Pain during eating can be due to lots of things, including inflammation of esophagus, stomach, or duodenum, ulcers, masses, bowel problems like crohn's disease, etc. See your doc first, then figure out dietary stuff. Don't assume your stomach shrunk. ...Read more

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My lower back hurts right at my waist. I can feel it when I stretch. I barely wanna move because it hurts so badly. How do I make it stop hurting?

Get it evaluated: Have the pain evaluated to determine the cause. Seek an orthopedic opinion if possible. Have x rays done to have congenital problems. ...Read more

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Anyone know why when I stretch my penis skin back it hurts?

Anyone know why when I stretch my penis skin back it hurts?

Phimosis: The foreskin has not fully stretched. It is one of the few good indications for a circumcision. Speak to a urologist. ...Read more

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My back is killing me on my right side bout half way down hurts to stretch hurts to turn certain ways feels like a pulled muscle?

My back is killing me on my right side bout half way down hurts to stretch hurts to turn certain ways feels like a pulled muscle?

Back pain: I see many patients with similar complaints in my practice, and it is usually related to a few possibilities: muscle sprain or strain, ensuing arthritis, a herniated disk, or other neurological issue. For those reasons, I always refer them to a specialist. Please seek a consult with a neurosurgeon, or orthopedic spinal specialist. ...Read more

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Are they any stretches I could to help relief lower back pain? It's just on the left side and it hurts worse when I am sitting down or standing.

Are they any stretches I could to help relief lower back pain? It's just on the left side and it hurts worse when I am sitting down or standing.

Cause of back pain?: Have you had the back pain evaluated by a physician to find out the cause? I think that is important to do before seeking out advice on stretching exercises by a network such as this where we don't really have the ability to examine you first. Stretches could help your condition or depending they could worsen things. Your doctor should be able to direct you to a PT specialist as well. ...Read more

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I'm having pain medial to my shoulder blade. Not onset by exercise and no pain when performing rotator cuff motion. What's hurt? How can I stretch it?

I'm having pain medial to my shoulder blade. Not onset by exercise and no pain when performing rotator cuff motion. What's hurt? How can I stretch it?

Varies: There are a number of potential causes of pain in that area and treatment varies based upon the cause. Among the more common causes are a strain to the rhomboid muscles that insert on the medial border of the scapula, the development of a subscapular bursitis, or the development of a thoracic radiculopathy among other possibilities. An exam would likely lead to the correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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Knee grinds when laying on my back when lifting it up to stretch. It hurts going down stairs. Locks up going up stairs once in awhile. What is happening?

Knee grinds when laying on my back when lifting it up to stretch. It hurts going down stairs. Locks up going up stairs once in awhile. What is happening?

Evaluation needed: The uncomfortable grinding and especially the locking may be signs of cartilage damage within the knee joint. Suggest you seek evaluation by an orthopedic surgeon for diagnosis and possible treatment. It may just be wear and tear but with locking you may have a cartilage tear. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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What is a genticulate nerve block for knee pain Where is this injection done? What cause pain in back of the knee hurts to straighten stretching feelin

What is a genticulate nerve block for knee pain Where is this injection done? What cause pain in back of the knee hurts to straighten stretching feelin

Genicular nerve bloc: These are nerves on the inside and outside of the knee that when blocked provide relief of pain. Pain in the knee can come from many causes - menicus tear, ligament issues (ACL, MCL etc...), synovial issues etc... ...Read more

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Have a lot of upper back pain, when I bend over to stretch it out it will make a popping or crunching noise and feel great then it hurts more and more?

Adjustment: It sound that you might need adjustment proper one you can visit a chiropractor or have your doctor order you evaluation by physical therapy either one can evaluate you and treat you and adjust your back
you can take ibuprofen and heat pad and follow exercise you find either on our site for the treatment of back pain or google exercise for back pain good luck ...Read more

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My 9 year old son has pock marks on his left shoulder/back. He says it hurts to stretch. He has never had chicken pocks.

My 9 year old son has pock marks on his left shoulder/back. He says it hurts to stretch. He has never had chicken pocks.

Too soon to say: Many rashes resemble Chicken Pox in the early stages, & if your child has been vaccinated at 1 & 4-6 yrs of age, he is much less likely to get this. Chickenpox often starts with a fever, headache, sore throat, or stomachache. These symptoms may last for a few days, with fever in the 101°-102°F. The rash changes appearance over several days (small red bumps, blisters, scabbed lesions). See pic. ...Read more

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I feel like I constantly have tight muscles in my back... I am an ER rn... I stretch and take otc. What else can I do it hurts ps can't do narcs?

I feel like I constantly have tight muscles in my back... I am an ER rn... I stretch and take otc. What else can I do it hurts ps can't do narcs?

Massage: Try seeing a massage therapist. They would be able to help decrease the tightness and pain through manual therapy and possibly evaluate the cause of your discomfort. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Swollen lymph node (~quarter size) right side under chin. Hurts to touch and when head tilts to left or back (skin presses at it stretches). 2 days?

Swollen lymph node (~quarter size) right side under chin. Hurts to touch and when head tilts to left or back (skin presses at it stretches). 2 days?

Infectious: Swollen tender lymph nodes over a several day perior probably represents an infectious etiology. These particular lymph nodes can become swollen due to infections within the mouth. Mono and other viral ilness can cause a similar picture. Persistant swollen lymph nodes warrent evaluation and biopsy to exclude a lymphoma. ...Read more

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I'm athlete who runs 3 miles and more. My right back leg hurt with pain from my calves lower part of my thigh and I can't extend it to stretch or run y?

I'm athlete who runs 3 miles and more. My right back leg hurt with pain from my calves lower part of my thigh and I can't extend it to stretch or run y?

Ouch: You may have developed a hamstring tendonitis especially if you have increased the frequency, duration, or intensity of your runs. Icing and using advil (ibuprofen) should calm it down and should start feeling better. If it does not, I would see your family physician. ...Read more

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When I bend or stretch my left leg in the back of my leg does hurt where the knee is. Back of my knee pain?

When I bend or stretch my left leg in the back of my leg does hurt where the knee is. Back of my knee pain?

Nonspecific: There are several possible causes of this, including a sprain of the knee, possibly a cyst in the back of the knee, cartilage injury, etc. Conservative treatment with progressive activity and anti-inflammatory meds is reasonable. See a physician if symptoms persist. ...Read more