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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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Last night I have this headache followed by muscle pain in my arms and shoulder and my blood preasure goes high and low, neck pain what could it be?

Last night I have this headache followed by muscle pain in my arms and shoulder and my blood preasure goes high and low, neck pain what could it be?

Tension Type: The headaches are usually bilateral and diffuse and often have tenderness in the cervical muscles and other muscles pain as well as the pericranial muscles. The management of episodic and chronic TTH consists of psychological support, physical therapy and pharmacotherapies.
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What is the best method to relieve constant muscle pain/tightness under the shoulder blade curving to the side under my arms?

What is the best method to relieve constant muscle pain/tightness under the shoulder blade curving to the side under my arms?

Exercise: Muscle go into spasm for several reasons. An imbalance of chemistries: sodium, potassium, magnesium...Or dehydration are two possibilities. Most often, though, is a lack of active use: contracting and relaxing the muscles to coordinate them to work properly and maintain a natural state of muscle tone. Get started on a regular exercise ad strengthening program and eat more fruits and vegetables. ...Read more

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There is an odd muscle pain near shoulder in the front it hurts to lift arm... What is this?

Tendonitis?: You may have injured your rotator cuff or bicep tendon. You should test your arm, use ice, and take Ibuprofen or Naproxen for the discomfort. If your pain does not improve or worsens you should see a physician for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I have hypermobile joints and am experiencing right arm, elbow, shoulder and muscle pain. What can I do?

I have hypermobile joints and am experiencing right arm, elbow, shoulder and muscle pain. What can I do?

See below: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Normal to feel bigger lumpy Breast tissue in the bigger boob? Muscle Pain shoulder, neck armpit outer breast strt aft carrying heavy bagTingling in arm

Normal to feel bigger lumpy Breast tissue in the bigger boob? Muscle Pain shoulder, neck armpit outer breast strt aft carrying heavy bagTingling in arm

Always get checked: Any new lumps, bumps, skin changes in the breast should be evaluated by your doctor. Great job doing your breast exam and finding it. Most breast masses are benign but it is very important to have it evaluated. ...Read more

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Hve pain in shoulder/neck/jaw and arm & down in right breast! . Hve bad tennis elbow! Do repetitive work with right side! Feels like muscle pain pector?

Hve pain in shoulder/neck/jaw and arm & down in right breast! . Hve bad tennis elbow! Do repetitive work with right side! Feels like muscle pain pector?

Pectoralis strain: Repetitive work with the right ue and body can strain the pectoralis muscle. However, other things can present with this constellation of symptoms. Would recommend evaluation by your doctor if it persists. ...Read more

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Sever crushing chest pain from shoulder to shoulder pain in arms and arm muscles tighten to point can't move them last about 5 minutes tired after?

Go to ER NOW!: Although your age speaks against it, you absolutely need to rule out heart ischemia or pending heart attack. Go to the er now! If workup negative, they can tell if is more muscular in nature. ...Read more

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Twitching and muscle and joint pain. Been twitching for 15 months first calf and now bodywide. Pain in arms and shoulder. Can it be ALS after 15months?

Here we go again: Pain is a minor symptom of ALS, and joint pain is never a symptom. The cardinal symptom of ALS is weakness. No weakness, no ALS. That furshlugginer ice bucket challenge thing unleashed an epidemic of ALS anxiety among perfectly healthy mostly young people. I hope no one gets any more harebrained ideas like that one. ...Read more

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Pain in right arm between shoulder an elbow kinda itches also an muscle tension in back an ribs could it be anything serious of just muscle pains?

Pain in right arm between shoulder an elbow kinda itches also an muscle tension in back an ribs could it be anything serious of just muscle pains?

Musculo skeletal: The pain sound like muscular, you may have tendinitis of the shoulder girdle muscles. Have it checked out and may benefit from anti inflammatory and physical therapy. ...Read more

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Right arm aches and burns. Shoulder elbow wrist and hand hurt on and off. Look and feel normal. Muscle pains too. Line of pain switches front to back.

UnCertain: There are many possibilities. This could be a muscle, like fibromyalgia, it could be arthritis, or could be another syndrome. It would be best if you ask your physician to help clarify this and possibly send you to a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have multiple pinched nerves (ie. Thor and lumb simultaneously)? Burning muscle/ache/fatigue in shoulder/arm and low back/bum/thigh.

Is it possible to have multiple pinched nerves (ie. Thor and lumb simultaneously)? Burning muscle/ache/fatigue in shoulder/arm and low back/bum/thigh.

Possible: But the described symptoms of fatigue, burning, and aching muscles involving the "bum"//thigh and shoulder/arm (proximal muscles) are most likely due to something else. In a 29 year old female, this should initially be evaluated by an exam with your medical doctor along with blood tests +/- spinal x-rays. ...Read more

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Joint pain all over and muscle weakness/pain in shoulders, arms, wrists, hands emg ok, ra is -, lupus- lyme-, options? Feel like I'm crazy no answer

Joint pain all over and muscle weakness/pain in shoulders, arms, wrists, hands emg ok, ra is -, lupus- lyme-, options? Feel like I'm crazy no answer

Fibromyalgia: 33y female with global pain & negative tests likely has Fibromyalgia, which is a diagnosis of exclusion. As to diagnosis, there are various principles, see comments below: ...Read more

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Pain in shoulder blades and muscles. Very loud cracking in shoulders when I lift my arms. Also suffer from migraines.?

MSK pain: Muscle spasm involving your Trapezius Muscles. Do you exercise very vigorously? Lift Weight? Or do repetitive movement involving upper arm? This can contribute to for symptoms. Apply Ice, Take Ibuprofen 3/day for 3 days Avoid above mentioned activities. And get Massage therapy.
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I have shoulder pain that feels like a stiff muscle and I can get relief in certain positions what could this be a couple of months ago I was lifting some thing up with my arms fully extended and felt something pop and felt pain it gradually got better an

I have shoulder pain that feels like a stiff muscle and I can get relief in certain positions what could this be a couple of months ago I was lifting some thing up with my arms fully extended and felt something pop and felt pain it gradually got better an

You: You may have a bursitis (inflammation of the fluid filled sac overlying the shoulder), or you may have a rotator cuff issue. Please see an orthopedic specialist. You may need physical therapy or even an injection so that you don't get "stiff shoulder syndrome", or "frozen shoulder". You may need an MRI of your shoulder. Please be sure you keep doing gentle exercises so that your shoulder doesn't become frozen. ...Read more

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I have bad muscle pain in my arms. What should I do?

See your doctor: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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I woke up this morning and had muscle pain in my arms so bad it hurts to move them. I have a general all over body hurt as well. I feel like staying in bed. What do you think it is and what should I do? Thanks!

Suspect viral infect: Your symptoms are suggestive of a viral infection, flu like, drink a lot of fluids, and take OTC meds, for cold and cough, if additional symptoms of fever, cough, dizziness, and chills, appear, over next 48 to 72 hours, in spite of rest, seek med. Advice. ...Read more

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What can I do to soothe muscle pain in the back and arms?

What can I do to soothe muscle pain in the back and arms?

See your doctor: These symptoms require a thorough evaluation to find out what's going on and what can be done for you. ...Read more

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Should I be alarmed due to severe muscle pain in thighs & upper arms?

Yes: Should be evaluated. Might be related to medications. Might be neurological. Might be orthopaedic. Very concerning and should be evaluated. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing some serious muscle pain in my arms after weaning my little one (15 mo). Is this a typical symptom?

I have been experiencing some serious muscle pain in my arms after weaning my little one (15 mo). Is this a typical symptom?

Arm pains: No. It is common for the breasts to become slightly engorged during the weaning process, which may be a little uncomfortable but should not be painful.
If that pain radiates into your upper arms, particularly if you have fever or if your breasts or arms are warm, I would be concerned about infection. See your doctor. ...Read more

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I have had a severe pain initially in my neck to shoulder (for weeks) and now it seems that the muscles in both arms are cramping continuously.?

Neck pain: You may have a herneated disc in your neck or other neurologic issue. Go to your doctor for an exam and, if indicated, x-rays and other tests. ...Read more

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I was stretched my arms overhead then rotated my left arm. My left shoulder popped, started hurting and left arm numbed up. Muscle strain or a tear?

I was stretched my arms overhead then rotated my left arm. My left shoulder popped, started hurting and left arm numbed up. Muscle strain or a tear?

Subluxation: 31y fem abducted/rotated arm arousing "pop", pain & arm paresthesia &? shoulder joint subluxation, distal clavicle rotation inferior & impingement of brachial neural plexus. Unusual except in one w. Joint Hypermobility Syndrome. Expect symptoms transient; if pain & numbness not resolve < hour consider dislocation/urgent care. Ligament injury concern if recurrent; TOS if numbness symptom chronic. ...Read more

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Can tight muscles or muscle spasms in neck, shoulder or upper back cause pain down arms or tingly numb feeling arms?

Possibly: Anatomically the arms receive their control of sensation from the neck. Nerves that are irritated at the level of the neck often only result in pain traveling into one arm and not both. Given your age, it would be unlikely that there is significant degeneration to cause symptoms in both arms. Discuss with your pcp. ...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


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Aching Muscles (Definition)

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