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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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How to stop pain in ear from ear plug?

How to stop pain in ear from ear plug?

Change the plug: Pain in the ear canal from an ear plug most likely results from a minor injury to the skin of the canal wall. The size and shape of the ear plug is probably resulting in a superficial abrasion of the skin. Visiting an audiologist for a proper fitting of an ear plug may cost more but that specialist can give you the most precise and hopefully most painless fitting. ...Read more

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What can cause a painful lump to push the ear from jaw?

What can cause a painful lump to push the ear from jaw?

Many causes: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you. ...Read more

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Lt side paralysis forehead nose. Nose moving in/out just under bone when breathing. Which muscles need to be tightened to help me breath easier?

Lt side paralysis forehead nose. Nose moving in/out just under bone when breathing. Which muscles need to be tightened to help me breath easier?

Sounds...: Like a facial nerve palsy (either bell's palsy or some other form of facial nerve disorder). If you need something done structurally to improve facial function, perhaps see an ENT surgeon who specializes in plastics. ...Read more

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Can left side head spasms closer to upper left eye be related to the inner ear? Or an ear problem?

Can left side head spasms closer to upper left eye be related to the inner ear? Or an ear problem?

Is it twitching?: Is this twitich or spasm? Inner ear infection can cause inflamation around the vii cranial nerve; the facial nerve this can casue twitching. This should be evaluated. ...Read more

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Strained muscle around eye. Can it cause a aching in temple and cheek and forehead or could sinus issue cause that?

Strained muscle around eye. Can it cause a aching in temple and cheek and forehead or could sinus issue cause that?

Aching: This could be a neuralgia, an irritated/inflamed nerve, rather than a sinus infection as the latter would have to involve more than one paranasal sinus to cause discomfort in all these areas but it's still a possibility. You could consult an otolaryngologist if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Can ear fullness sometimes be caused by or related to neck, shoulder and jaw tension?

Can ear fullness sometimes be caused by or related to neck, shoulder and jaw tension?

Yes: Some people with temporomandibular joint issue sense fullness in the ears. I have not heard of neck and shoulder problem causing ear symptoms. If you have jaw problem, talk to your dentist regarding a mouthguard to wear at night. (I assume that you have had your ears checked out already) ...Read more

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Can sternocleidomastoid muscle tightness make mastoids process more prominent than on the other side? Also have ear pressure and slight cheek numbnes

Can sternocleidomastoid muscle tightness make mastoids process more prominent than on the other side? Also have ear pressure and slight cheek numbnes

I suppose: it is theoretically possible to get a so-called "tug lesion"(bone overgrowth at the tendon insertion) at the mastoid process due to long-standing, sustained abnormal muscle traction or dysfunction, but I have never seen it or heard of it in that location. Most likely there is another reason for what you are feeling. ...Read more

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Right ear outer pain and numbness/tingling spread to face and forehead (4 days), now moving to left ear. Neck and jaw stiffness. (41yr female)?

Right ear outer pain and numbness/tingling spread to face and forehead (4 days), now moving to left ear. Neck and jaw stiffness. (41yr female)?

Hmm: The pattern of your symptoms does not fit anything that is extremely obvious. It might be worth having somebody check it out so that you can get some answers. ...Read more

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Can an ear wax buildup cause a sore throat and neck under the ears?

Can an ear wax buildup cause a sore throat and neck under the ears?

Not related: Typical ear wax building up may cause hearing difficulty, but not the cause of your sore throat and neck under the ears. See your doctor early for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Can I get vertigo and chest muscle tension from a bulging disc in the neck?

Can I get vertigo and chest muscle tension from a bulging disc in the neck?

Interesting: A disc issue in the neck should not cause vertigo or dizziness. It can, in severe cases, cause issues with ambulation and gait stability. As far as chest muscle tension, there can be associated/referred pain that can be occasionally associated with lower cervical disc issues. Make sure there is no cardiac/heart issues in the presence of chest tension. ...Read more

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Lump under cheek bone, like a firm sac, runs in direction diagonally from ear to mouth deep down. Could it be anything to do with a tooth/jaw infectio?

Lump under cheek bone, like a firm sac, runs in direction diagonally from ear to mouth deep down. Could it be anything to do with a tooth/jaw infectio?

Sure...: It just might be associated with an infection of a tooth or your gums. But to know for sure, you'll have to visit a local dentist. Make the call for an appointment. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of burning sensation in lymph node behind ear near jaw and some ringing in that ear from time to time?

What could be the cause of burning sensation in lymph node behind ear near jaw and some ringing in that ear from time to time?

Possible infection: Lymph nodes are localized groups of white cells that are designed to attack foreign tissue, especially infections. When activated, there can be a burning sensation to the surrounding tissues. Ringing in the ear is a non specific symptom, but may be associated with inflammation and infection. Best to have this checked out. ...Read more

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Left side of my face pains,left eye left ear. The pain is mainly due a nerve i guess which goes from eye to ear then to the neck..plz help ..

Left side of my face pains,left eye left ear. The pain is mainly due a nerve i guess which goes from eye to ear then to the neck..plz help ..

Consult dentist: Getting the pain from the eye to ear area and the neck definetly warrants a visit to the dentist. you most likely have gum disease and maybe more infection in the teeth too. that is one of the reasons to have bad breath. ...Read more

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I broke my lower right wisdom tooth. Pain in tooth, jaw, ear and gland under ear. Can it spread to upper jaw? Also pain cheekbone, orbital bones, temple

I broke my lower right wisdom tooth. Pain in tooth, jaw, ear and gland under ear. Can it spread to upper jaw? Also pain cheekbone, orbital bones, temple

Trauma?: Was this the result of an accident, or some traumatic injury? If yes, then need to see an oral surgeon. If you broke your wisdom tooth due to large decay, then it is likely infected, and you need to see an oral surgeon also. ...Read more

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Pain in tragus and bad hearing within inner ear.Small lumps along jawline down to around cheekbones. Jaw pain and stiffness. History of ear infection.

Pain in tragus and bad hearing within inner ear.Small lumps along jawline down to around cheekbones. Jaw pain and stiffness. History of ear infection.

Likely ear infection: If you have had multiple ear infections, you could have something more serious occurring, such as a cholesteatoma. I would recommend seeing your physician. ...Read more

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Can ear infection pain travel to neck and shoulder?

Can ear infection pain travel to neck and shoulder?

Yes: Ear pain can be VERY SEVERE! It can travel to neck, shoulder as well jaw and make sleeping, eating and thinking appropriately very difficult. If having ear pain u shd see ur doctor ASAP. It in doubt regarding some other diagnosis u shd see the doctor right away as well esp if u r worried about heart conditions. ...Read more

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Can a pinched nerve in back of neck kill you or cause you to not be able to swollow? Pain is base of skull into ear and up to top of skull.

Can a pinched nerve in back of neck kill you or cause you to not be able to swollow? Pain is base of skull into ear and up to top of skull.

Pinched nerve: Occurs when too much pressure is applied to a nerve by surrounding tissues. The common symptoms are numbness, sharp, aching or burning pain, which may radiate outward to your ear, eye, pharynx and extremities. Treatment: physical therapy, medications, cognitive behavioral therapy and acupuncture. The treatment is usually effective and no need to die. Rec.: see a pain management specialist. ...Read more