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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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My jaw muscles have been very stiff for months. Now they are twitching. Could this be sign they are looseningup?

My jaw muscles have been very stiff for months. Now they are twitching. Could this be  sign they are looseningup?

Just the opposite: Please see a dentist with experience treating patients with temporomandibular joint dysfunction. Your muscles are in tetany. You may need comprehensive orthodontic treatment. ...Read more

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Involuntary movements an issue? Have invol. Movements only when i try sleeping. Lip puckering/ twitching. Jaw moving. Muscle twitch. Face twitching.

Involuntary movements an issue? Have invol. Movements only when i try sleeping. Lip puckering/ twitching. Jaw moving. Muscle twitch. Face twitching.

Could be normal.: Involuntary movements may occur during the dreaming phase of sleep. Some people may have difficulty getting to sleep because they worry a lot and when they finally fall asleep their muscles twitch which can cause them to wake up. It can also happen when you are very tired and yet you may have a hard time to relax and sleep. I wouldn't worry too much about this. ...Read more

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22 yr old male ,my muscles sometimes twitch in my neck,jaw when I make a jester ,hand shake when I squeeze tight can it be ALS, it does not in family?

22 yr old male ,my muscles sometimes twitch in my neck,jaw when I make a jester ,hand shake when I squeeze tight can it be ALS, it does not in family?

Not likely: You may have a nervous tic, which is not a serious condition. However, since you have a concern about ALS, you should call and make an appointment with your doctor and have a check up. You can tell him/her what you ate worried about, and he/she will help you out. Take care! ...Read more

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Can constant worrying cause physical symptoms like prickling sensations in hands,feet, muscle twitching,jaw tightness?had normal brain mri,EKG

Can constant worrying cause physical symptoms like prickling sensations in hands,feet, muscle twitching,jaw tightness?had normal brain mri,EKG

Yes: Chronic worrying is a core symptom of anxiety. Physical manifestations of anxiety can cause discomfort and concern, and range from muscle tightness and aches and pains to chest pain, tingling and burning in different areas of the body, or other sensations. Anxiety also increases one's sensitivity to physical changes that may amplify these sensations. ...Read more

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How to relieve tightness in jaw muscles?

How to relieve tightness in jaw muscles?

Try these: Apply warm packs application, try tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen (if no allergies), exercise your jaw ( up & down movement) may help. Hope you feel better! ...Read more

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Why are my jaw muscles suddenly going tense?

Why are my jaw muscles suddenly going tense?

Could be stress: In today's society, many people are finding themselves under more and more stress. The body often reacts to this by clenching or grinding the teeth. Since the muscles of the jaw are like any other muscle, the more they get 'worked', the larger and more powerful they can become. This will lead to more tension, force, and possible pain and joint problems. ...Read more

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I was just wondering how can I enlarge my jaw muscles?

Not a good idea: In general because only way to enlarge a muscle (outside of cosmetic surgery) is through exercise and you could end up overloading your jaw joint (tmj). ...Read more

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