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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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I have muscle pain on left side of my upper body, including chest area even though i didn't engage in any strenuous exercise. Heartbeat is normal.

Get checked...: If worse with movement of muscle, it's probably musculo-skeletal related but really pain in chest should never be treated lightly. Consider getting a checkup asap if this is persisting. ...Read more

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What are the possible reason for a mid back muscle pain at left side?not the backbone. it hurts when sitting on a chair and hand lifting.

What are the possible reason for a mid back muscle pain at left side?not the backbone. it hurts when sitting on a chair and hand lifting.

Varies: There are a number of potential causes of back pain on one side rather than in the midline, these can include a facet joint, sacroiliac joint, or disc herniation problem; or potentially a back problem that has caused a unilateral spasm. Don't hesitate to be seen. A detailed exam and appropriate studies can usually determine the cause. ...Read more

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Weird muscle pain on left side near bladder maybe strain no bulge but sore? Maybe hernia doubtful without lump?

Weird muscle pain on left side near bladder maybe strain no bulge but sore? Maybe hernia doubtful without lump?

Doctor can evaluate: There are many causes of pain in the left lower abdomen, pubic area, and groin, such as bowel problems (including a hernia), an infection, or a tumor. A primary care doctor can evaluate if the pain is mild or moderate. If there begins to be severe pain, one may need evaluation at the Emergency Room, with perhaps urine tests, blood tests, and maybe CT and/or ultrasound scanning. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing severe muscle pain on the left side only of my upper back area off and on now for several years and not sure what it is?

I have been experiencing severe muscle pain on the left side only of my upper back area off and on now for several years and not sure what it is?

Subscapular bursitis: Easy to treat, but never diagnosed. There is a bursa under your scapula to let it glide smoothly across the fascia of your back. Causes high back pain under should blade. A course of steroid with xylocaine (lidocaine) can cure it, or give quite prolonged relief. Find a practicitioner in rheumatology or physical medicine who performs this injection! it is not truly joint pain, or arthritis! ...Read more

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What causes muscle pain primarily on left side and makes nerves hyper sensitive? Had symptoms for years, usually worse in winter. Also have a syrinx.

SyrinxBecomesSphinx: You have a syrinx. I presume in your spinal cord somewhere. That means you've seen at least one doctor who diagnosed it and hopefully spoke to you about it. You have some symptoms that may (may) arise from that. You've had the symptoms for years. Over those years I assume you've seen some doctors for this. So at this point, if not satisfied, I'd suggest seeing a competent neurologist in your area. ...Read more

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Please explain muscle pain on the left side of the body?

Depends: Check pulses for arterial blood supply to arms and legs, check meds( statins cause muscle pains) if arm pain check heart. ...Read more

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What causes muscle pain on the left side of neck and ear ache?

Infection : This is most likely inflammation of a lymph node as a result of an infection nearby, such as in the teeth sinuses or tonsils. It is not typical for true muscular neck pain to be associated with ear pain, but tonsillitis, simusitis or dental disease can. Please see an ENT for proper evaluation. ...Read more

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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