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Doctor insights on: Intercostal Muscle Pain Causes

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Can chest muscle strain causes arm numbness?

Can chest muscle strain causes arm numbness?

No: You need to uncover the cause of the arm numbness. Some thoughts with chest symptoms, could be pectoralis minor syndrome, thoracic outlet syndrome, but other nerve issues could be considered. A neurologist may be needed. The muscle strain is most likely secondary to the arm issue. ...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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Side muscle strain causing pain when breathing?

Side muscle strain causing pain when breathing?

Serratus anterior: A muscle strain on your torso/flank area may be from injury to the overriding serratus anterior mucle. An injury to the actual rib could also cause pain with breathing. If pain not improving within a day or two since onset, you should be evaluated by your physician. Radiographs may be indicated. ...Read more

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What causes muscle spasm beneath rib cage ?

What causes muscle spasm beneath rib cage
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Muscle Spasm: Severe cough and undue exertion like lifting heavy stuff can cause such symptoms. ...Read more

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Can inflammation around the si joint cause sciatica pain? Or muscle spasms of piriformis muscle?

Can inflammation around the si  joint cause sciatica pain? Or muscle spasms of piriformis muscle?

Yes/No: Rare that the SI joint can cause true sciatica, however it can cause a referred pattern of pain that is known to radiate down the back of the leg up to about the calf. Traditionally SI Joint pain most often causes tenderness and pain in the buttock area. Piriformis muscle may cause sciatica, but that is also not common. Suggest seeing a spine specialist to determine which is occurring. ...Read more

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What causes abdominal muscle discomfort?

What causes abdominal muscle discomfort?

See details: True muscle pain is related to sprains, strains tears or inflammation. However, be certain what you believe is abdominal muscle is really not coming from inside the abdomen. Have the issue evaluated. ...Read more

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What causes muscle pain?

What causes muscle pain?

Injury: Most muscle pain after work outs are a result of microscopic tears in the muscle fibers, when these heal and repair the muscle will ultimately be stronger ...Read more

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Does fibromyalgia cause chest muscle pain?

Fibromyalgia: Fibromyalgia may cause upper chest muscle pain - there are 2 of the paired tender points located in the neck and upper chest area. Other symptoms include -see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fibromyalgia#/media/File:Fibromyalgia_symptoms.svg Specific criteria are required for the diagnosis so chest muscle pain by itself would NOT give you the diagnosis of fibromyalgia. Good luck ...Read more

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What causes painful muscle spasms?

What causes painful muscle spasms?

Lack of circulation: Most muscle spasms will happen after workingout due to the lack of good blood circulation in the muscle. By stretching and doing a lighter workout you should be able to avoid these cramps as you develop new blood vessels. If changing your routine does not remedy the cramping consult your doctor. There are other causes that wll be need to be checked. ...Read more

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Progressive muscle spasms, twitching, aches, pain, joint pains, stabbing pains and over all body inflammation. Possible causes?

Muscle pain: This sounds very uncomfortable - -make an appt with your doctor for a physical exam and probably blood work asap. ...Read more

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What causes muscle spasms?

Nerve impulses: All muscular contraction, be it smooth or skeletal muscle, are initiated by nerve impulses. These can be either voluntary or involuntary, as in muscle spasms. The most likely causes of these involuntary nerve impulses would be nerve root impingement of electolyte imbalance. ...Read more

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What causes muscle spasms?

Various: Acute biomechanical stress and overuse, genetic causes, nutritional deficiencies, and chronic asymmetric body postures can all participate, in varying amounts, to occurrence of muscle spasms. ...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 muscle spasms cause brief sciatica?

Can muscle spasms cause brief sciatica?

Muscle spasms: Typically it's the opposite. Compressed nerves or nerve irritation as what happens in "sciatica" or sciatic nerve pain cause the muscle spasms. The spasms themselves can then worsen the irritation of the nerve(s) leading to further symptoms. ...Read more

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Could pinched nerve(s) in back cause muscle pain throughout body?

Unlikely: If you are talking about the lower back, then answer is no. However, many conditions can cause generalized pain including pain in the spine. See a rheumatologist. ...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 stress/anxiety cause upper back muscle pain ?

Can stress/anxiety cause upper back muscle pain ?

Sometimes: However, there are numerous other causes for the same pain. See a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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. Theodore Davantzis
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Aching Muscles (Definition)

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