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Left side chest started twitching, felt like mild muscle spasm?

Left side chest started twitching, felt like mild muscle spasm?

Chest: As a 48 year old male, you should see an MD to discuss and have an exam, you are at the prime age for heart disease and do not want to misinterpret your symptoms as a muscle spasm. If you actually see a muscle like your pec muscle twitching, then that is not your heart and yes, it is a muscle twitching which could be from overuse or an electrolyte abnormality most commonly. ...Read more

Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Muscle Spasm (Definition)

Muscle spasms are typically painful involuntary muscle contracures which can occur in any part of the body, such as the neck, back and legs. There are various causes of muscle spasms such as recent injury or trauma and dehydration. Typically, patients can modify activity, rest, stretch, utilize heat or ice for treatment of muscle spasms. Rarely, patients can also ...Read more


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Continuous muscle spasm in chest randomly?

Continuous muscle spasm in chest randomly?

See a doctor!: Could be many things but what you do not want to ignore is a heart problem. Pain from the heart can feel like many different things including heartburn, chest ache, arm pain and jaw pain to name a few. This definitely should be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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I've been having sporadic muscle spasms. Ranging from legs spasms to now muscle spasm under my rib cage on the left side. Extreme fatigue and achy.

I've been having sporadic muscle spasms. Ranging from legs spasms to now muscle spasm under my rib cage on the left side. Extreme fatigue and achy.

Electrolyte problem?: The nature of your symptoms - muscle spasms in different areas - suggest a systemic problem (something affecting the entire body), rather than a regional one. Electrolyte abnormalities come to mind, specifically low potassium (hypokalemia). Talk to your doctor or use HealthTap Prime to get blood, urine tested to see if there's an explanation as to why it's occurring. Good luck & thanks for posting ...Read more

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What would cause tension in left shoulder blade, muscle spasms in shoulder blade, chest, and in upper outside of arm (not bicep)?

What would cause tension in left shoulder blade, muscle spasms in shoulder blade, chest, and in upper outside of arm (not bicep)?

Heart, nerves: Heart conditions can cause left upper extremity symptoms. Also, a pinched nerve in the neck can cause the symptoms you describe. If your symptoms are persistent/severe then you should definitely see a physician esp to evaluate for possible heart problems. ...Read more

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Pulled muscle in chest cause pain in breathing?

Yes.: A strained chest muscle can hurt when you inhale/exhale, because of the expansion of the rib cage. ...Read more

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Can chest muscle strain causes arm numbness?

Can chest muscle strain causes arm numbness?

No: You need to uncover the cause of the arm numbness. Some thoughts with chest symptoms, could be pectoralis minor syndrome, thoracic outlet syndrome, but other nerve issues could be considered. A neurologist may be needed. The muscle strain is most likely secondary to the arm issue. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause shoulder and neck muscle spasm on one side with dizziness?

Can anxiety cause shoulder and  neck muscle spasm on one side with dizziness?

Not directly: The link between anxiety and a specific spasm or physical symptom is indirect. Anxiety initiates the fight/flight response in humans. In actual threat it is life-saving. In emotional threat, it pumps the same chemicals through us and our bodies respond in unique (maybe common) ways. Maybe, thrown off balance, you get dizzy. Not running, your most vulnerable muscles read the signal and tighten. CBT ...Read more

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Could arm muscle strain cause finger twitching and forearm fasciculations? Arm & Neck pain?

Could arm muscle strain cause finger twitching and forearm fasciculations? Arm & Neck pain?

Fasiculations: Fasiculations may be a benign finding but when localized to only one part of your body it might be a sign of nerve damage; you say that you are having arm and neck pain which raises the possibility that you might have irritation of one of cervical (neck) nerve roots. If present, it would also explain why you see Fasiculations. If your signs/symptoms worsen/ persists consider a visit to your MD ...Read more

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Side muscle strain causing pain when breathing?

Side muscle strain causing pain when breathing?

Serratus anterior: A muscle strain on your torso/flank area may be from injury to the overriding serratus anterior mucle. An injury to the actual rib could also cause pain with breathing. If pain not improving within a day or two since onset, you should be evaluated by your physician. Radiographs may be indicated. ...Read more

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What could cause muscle spasms in my chest?

What could cause muscle spasms in my chest?

Overuse: First, always make sure with your doctor that your chest pain is not cardiac or pulmonary. After that, look at the usage of your arms. Activities such as pushups, or frequent pushing/pulling/carrying of items can cause chest muscle discomfort. Other times, muscle spasms of the upper back can radiate to the chest muscles. Physical therapy/ massage or a muscle relaxant can help. ...Read more

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Pulled neck muscle and shingles, connected?

Pulled neck muscle and shingles, connected?

Usually not. : Shingles usually develop when you have immune function weakness, such as after catching cold, stress, emotional disturbance, post prolonged stressful sport, medication use etc. However, some post shingle pain is apt to be diagnosed with muscle pain. ...Read more

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I've been having muscle cramps into the left side of my chest/left breast. Are these coronary muscle spasms?

No: At your age, very unlikely to have coronary muscle spasm. Your heart is normal, unless I am not aware of a heart condition. However most likely this is an intercostal or rib pain in the area. Also could be do to muscle spasm as well. ...Read more

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Can marijana cause muscle spasms or muscle twitching?

Can marijana cause muscle spasms or muscle twitching?

No: While it can cause very mild paresthesias, muscle twitching is not a common side effect. That being said, it is not well studied for specific side effect profiles and cannot account for adulterants. ...Read more

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Can weak posterior deltoid muscles or weak latissimus dorsi muscles cause muscle tension and pain in the back and neck?

Can weak posterior deltoid muscles or weak latissimus dorsi muscles cause muscle tension and pain in the back and neck?

Yes: 20 y male w. pain "neck & back", headaches & fatigue queries if weak latissimus dorsi & deltoids causal. Primary muscles of posture teamwork to keep body-tower upright & vertical. Muscle tone asymmetries impart irregular tower tilts; thereby conscripting compensatory soft tissue spasms & development of "crossed muscle" syndromes; after V. Janda. Gravity Rules! These symptoms suggest fibromyalgia. ...Read more

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Muscle twitching under my armpit on right side wrapping around ribs from shoulder blade to pectoral muscle, unrelated to electrolytes. Other causes?

Muscle twitching under my armpit on right side wrapping around ribs from shoulder blade to pectoral muscle, unrelated to electrolytes. Other causes?

Fasciculations: These can be from medications (allergy/decongestants and others) recent exercise and nerve issues, to name a few. If prolonged (over two to three days,) review with primary care provider. ...Read more

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