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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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When I turn my head right I feel a muscle pull in the left side of my neck and whole left ear. Not painful but irritating. Nothing other way around.

When I turn my head right I feel a muscle pull in the left side of my neck and whole left ear. Not painful but irritating. Nothing other way around.

Vague: A thorough history and exam are needed to help determine your problem. Was trauma involved? Sleep wrong? Posture? I would see a md or do. ...Read more

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Turned my head and I got an intense snapping feeling down the right side of my neck like a line from by ear down. Sore now. Muscle catching?

Turned my head and I got an intense snapping feeling down the right side of my neck like a line from by ear down. Sore now. Muscle catching?

Neck: May have pulled or strained a muscle or less commonly have a neuralgia or nerve issue. Start with warm compresses three times a day and ibuprofen, but if it gets worse have it checked out ...Read more

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Why is the muscle in my head above my right ear twitching?

Why is the muscle in my head above my right ear twitching?

Stress,caffeine: An isolated twitch of a muscle is called myokymia. It may be caused by stress, fatigue, or excess consumption of caffeine, or caffeine like compounds called xanthines found in tea, cocoa, and chocolate. It's usually not dangerous if it's isolated to just one muscle. ...Read more

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The muscle in my head behind & above my right ear has been twitching since saturday afternoon. What could be the cause & how to stop it?

The muscle in my head behind & above my right ear has been twitching since saturday afternoon. What could be the cause & how to stop it?

Stress,caffeine: An isolated twitch of a muscle is called myokymia. It may be caused by stress, fatigue, or excess consumption of caffeine, or caffeine like compounds called xanthines found in tea, cocoa, and chocolate. It's usually not dangerous if it's isolated to just one muscle. ...Read more

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The muscle in my ear makes a double click when I move my head and people around me can hear. Have had this for months. Is this treatable.

The muscle in my ear makes a double click when I move my head and people around me can hear. Have had this for months. Is this treatable.

Not your ear: The sound is not likely coming from the ear itself, or a muscle at all. More likely a ligament or bone in your upper neck is the source. You would be wise to start off with a visit to, your family doctor, especially if he/she is a DO. In any case, a physiatrist may be able to help you sort this out. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have a pain on my left shoulder I was told last year I have a muscle tension. Now I noticed I get a slight throb pai. Like two inches from my left ear. Also, its like sensitive to touch certain parts of mu shoulder and it makes my head feel better I fee

I have a pain on my left shoulder I was told last year I have a muscle tension. Now I noticed I get a slight throb pai. Like two inches from my left ear. Also, its like sensitive to touch certain parts of mu shoulder and it makes my head feel better I fee

Stress: Muscle tension can be due to anxiety or postural problems, and can get worse the longer it persists without treatment. Stretching exercises and postural retraining should be helpful. But if no relief is seen within 6 weeks of corrective measures, you will need a physical exam by a physician. ...Read more

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My sister had bit her head with hands with full force before 7 days. She had minor headache and now the headache is gone.but a small part of muscle above ear pains very lightly if touch. Is anything serious or it will go?any problem cause to her life

My sister had bit her head with hands with full force before 7 days. She had minor headache and now the headache is gone.but a small part of muscle above ear pains very lightly if touch. Is anything serious or it will go?any problem cause to her life

Will likely resolve: On its own. Keep the area clean by using soap and water. You can give her some pain medication if needed. If the pain is worse or you see more redness or discharge coming out of it then see a doctor. Discuss her behavior with doctor. ...Read more

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Back of head started feeling tender, now top of my head feels bruised, and like I pulled a muscle. Sometimes feel off my equilibrium and ears ringing?

Back of head started feeling tender, now top of my head feels bruised, and like I pulled a muscle. Sometimes feel off my equilibrium and ears ringing?

Referred pain: Was there an acitivty that triggered this? There are nerces at the base of the skull that can cause pain to radiate over the top of the head. Also, balance is controlled in part in the temporal bones, strain of the muscles attaching there can be a factor affecting your balance. Tinnitis can be caused by several issues. Best to see an ENT specialist. ...Read more

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Head throbs, the top feels swollen. Body muscles twitch. Ears hurt at times. I can smell burning inside my nose. I spend a lot of time on the phone. Cause?

Seizure: Smelling burning is sometimes due to aura from seizures. Not all seizures come with body shaking. You may consider seeing a neurologist, especially if these symptoms are new. Phone has nothing to do with it. ...Read more

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Can muscle spasm in the neck cause ear ache and ache at the back of head?

Can muscle spasm in the neck cause ear ache and ache at the back of head?

Sometimes: Perhaps. May be TMJ. Ear pain, or sounds of cracking in the ears: ringing/popping sounds in the ears (tinnitus) or a sense of fullness in the ears.
See TMJ expert if this sounds like you. ...Read more

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I have very tight muscles at side of neck and back of head- slightly muffled ears and when lean forward it pulls on something in my ear. What is it?

I have very tight muscles at side of neck and back of head- slightly muffled ears and when lean forward it pulls on something in my ear. What is it?

Tight musces: Most probably it sternocleidomastoid muscle over strech injury due to position.I will suggst warm bath, onconter pain med and message for few days ...Read more

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I have had a bad head ache all day now I am having a twitching muscle feeling in my head above my right ear and right side of my abdomen a little?

I have had a bad head ache all day now I am having a twitching muscle feeling in my head above my right ear and right side of my abdomen a little?

EpisodicTension Type: Headache. More muscle tenderness has been found in patients with episodic TTH than in non-headache controls. However, it is not unusual for patients with TTH to experience twitching muscle in peripheral areas.
Drink plenty of fluids, good rest and NSAIDs for pain control will ameliorate the condition. If concerned see your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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The left side of my body hurts from my head to the top of my toes. My ear hurts, inner thigh muscle, inner arm, pelvis pricking and stepping ?

The left side of my body hurts from my head to the top of my toes.  My ear hurts, inner thigh muscle, inner arm, pelvis pricking and stepping
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That's quite a few. : That's quite a few complaints. Doubt that it is due 2 1 single source. Get in 2 C Ur PCP 4 starters, & U can B referred to a specialist if need B. ...Read more

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Tight head at temples, back of head, and forehead. Getting over cold and have minor ear issues as well. Slightly sore neck as well. Muscle? Sinus?

Tight head at temples, back of head, and forehead. Getting over cold and have minor ear issues as well. Slightly sore neck as well. Muscle? Sinus?

Headache: Your pain may be due to a sinus infection as well as muscular because of your sore neck. Try ibuprofen-sinus for relief. ...Read more

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I play rugby — possibly took a knock to head just behind the ear and when neck muscle connect — slight swelling — loss of hearing in left ear? No vissible bruising besides small raised puffy area -Am I ok

I play rugby — possibly took a knock to head just behind the ear and when neck muscle connect — slight swelling — loss of hearing in left ear? No vissible bruising besides small raised puffy area -Am I ok

Be seen: If you sustained an injury and now can't hear out of your left ear, you certainly would be well served to make sure there is not a more serious component to your injury than you realize; a ruptured tympanic membrane being just one example. ...Read more

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Pressure in left temple, behind the eye and down the left side of head behind the ear. Tight muscles in neck. Allergy meds having no affect. Ideas?

Pressure in left temple, behind the eye and down the left side of head behind the ear. Tight muscles in neck. Allergy meds having no affect. Ideas?

Head pain: This could be a headache condition such as a muscle tension headache or a migraine, but much more detail is necessary. Other possibilities might be myofascial pain from clenching or grinding your teeth. Sinus/ allergy conditions would be less likely based on the information provided. Lastly, other conditions such as trigeminal neuralgia or temporal arteritis could be considered. See MD for help. ...Read more

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Suspect brain abscess from tooth. No PCP. Head, ear hurt, muscle spasm. Could it just be my wisdom tooth? Should I go to the ER? Or tell my dentist

Suspect brain abscess from tooth. No PCP. Head, ear hurt, muscle spasm. Could it just be my wisdom tooth? Should I go to the ER? Or tell my dentist

Dental abscess: This infection will not resolve on its own with home care or ER visit. The most common type of dental abscess is a tooth infection with symptoms you have described precisely. In order to get appropriate treatment it is important to know the underlying cause for this infection. See your dentist for evaluation, x-rays and treatment. ...Read more

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Neck, left side back head, ear pain. Had slight asymmetrical smile and slight feeling of muscle weakness in eye. Tearing eye lip closed slightly crooked. Normal neuro physical exam and normal eye exam. Possible Bell's palsy?

Neck, left side back head, ear pain. Had slight asymmetrical smile and slight feeling of muscle weakness in eye. 
Tearing eye lip closed slightly crooked. Normal neuro physical exam and normal eye exam. Possible Bell's palsy?

Possibly/depends,,,: It's possible that this is Bell's palsy but it depends on how severe your symptoms are and/or if anything else might have contributed to this. It could be caused by an infection flare-up or this could be a viral infection like herpes. Apparently, this can have episodes that come and go and may not even need treatment. It'd be best to see a neurologist to be sure. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Stiff neck/shoulders, fatigue, muscle twitches, ear/jaw pain and stiffness, headaches/head pressure, very sore muscles waking up. Lyme disease?

Stiff neck/shoulders, fatigue, muscle twitches, ear/jaw pain and stiffness, headaches/head pressure, very sore muscles waking up. Lyme disease?

Not likely: You may have fibromyalgia. You need to discuss this with your physician and possibly see a rheumatologist. This is unlikely to be Lyme disease but there are other possibilities in the differential diagnosis that need to be confirmed. Your evaluation will include examination, lab studies and maybe imaging. ...Read more