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Regarding upper back issues of mine, overused and stretched muscles, traps / rhomboids etc. What causes the muscles to give a burning sensation ?

Regarding upper back issues of mine, overused and stretched muscles, traps / rhomboids etc. What causes the muscles to give a burning sensation ?

Exercise or strain: New exercise or activity? May cause dom delayed onset muscle soreness (typically about 48 hours after the increase use of those muscles). May last a few days to a week or two. Alternatively, sudden/acute burning may indicate a strain, which may take a few weeks to several months to resolve. Massage or foam roller may help, if this is not a muscle strain. ...Read more

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

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

Source: HealthTap

TENSION pain: One has to realize that all of our muscles throughout the body are interactive, thus if one part or one side becomes weak or loses tone, it affects the surrounding muscle groups.hence yes there will be an effect on the upper bac and neck by loss of muscle tone in some of the post shoulder musculature. Get up with a good physiotherapist for direction and oint earring how to retrainthe weak muscles ...Read more

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Have pinched nerve with leg symptoms (muscle spasm in morning) and limited on activity. Is it safe to use muscle simulator device on those muscles?

Have pinched nerve with leg symptoms (muscle spasm in morning) and limited on activity. Is it safe to use muscle simulator device on those muscles?

Stimulators Safe: Massaging or stimulating your spasmed muscles should be safe. And if it improves your symptoms keep doing it. If it worsens them stop the stimulation. Other helpful treatments are gentle stretching, ice and/ or heat to the effected area. ...Read more

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Are there ways to increase/built the following muscles by simple home excersises? 1. Trapezius 2. Deltoids 3. Biceps-triceps

Are there ways to increase/built the following muscles by simple home excersises? 1. Trapezius 2. Deltoids 3. Biceps-triceps

Numerous: There are plenty of great exercises to build these muscles, push ups and pull ups are two great body weight exercises that require almost no equipment that will target all of these muscles at once. ...Read more

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What is the name of the smooth muscular structure that courses obliquely and medially superficial to the psoas muscles?

Sartorius: The sartorius runs superficial to the psoas in the direction you are describing, so that is the most likely possibility. There are other structures in that area as we. ...Read more

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Sharp posterior and medial forearm muscle pains, worse when eg. in the gym. Hand weakness follows. Pain when press ulna and radial bones together ?

Sharp posterior and medial forearm muscle pains, worse when eg. in the gym. Hand weakness follows. Pain when press ulna and radial bones together ?

Varies : There are several potential causes. Medial epicondylitis is an inflammation of the flexors of the wrist and hand. Cubital tunnel syndrome is an entrapment of the ulnar nerve on the medial aspect of the elbow that can cause weakness in the hand. I would not hesitate to be seen for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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What causes abnormal needle EMG in Latissimus dorsi muscles (on the sides- no electrical activity), upper arms/body weakness and scapular winging?

What causes abnormal needle EMG in Latissimus dorsi muscles (on the sides- no electrical activity), upper arms/body weakness and scapular winging?

Injury 2 the long--: --thoracic nerve of Bell. It inervates(sp) the serratus anterior which stabilizes the scapula.This wwould cause scapular winging, & poor function of the arm, ,as the function depends on a stable scapula. ...Read more

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My sternocleidomastoid as well as scalene and other neck musclesstays flexed for 2-3 seconds after I relax the muscles. Also I begin to feel a twitch in my lower lip upon relase of flexing the muscles. Is this a sign of muscular disease?

My sternocleidomastoid as well as scalene and other neck musclesstays flexed for 2-3 seconds after I relax the muscles. Also I begin to feel a twitch in my lower lip upon relase of flexing the muscles. Is this a sign of muscular disease?

Dystonia? stress? : 2 possibilities come to mind quickly. 1 is mechanically induced muscle spasm which could be postural and/or due to skeletal abnormalities. 2 dystonia (regional) in which mechanisms in the nervous system mis-program muscle relaxation and contraction. This requires neurological assessment. ...Read more

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Can training of soft tissue like ballet cause the L5 s1 vertebrae to be anatomically higher than the iliac crest? Due to hypertrophied lm muscles?

Can training of soft tissue like ballet cause the L5 s1 vertebrae to be anatomically higher than the iliac crest? Due to hypertrophied lm muscles?

No: That cannot anatomically happen. There could be structural differences that you may have (congenital issues), but what you described cannot happen. ...Read more

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Hard, abnormal mass, located just below the sternum between the xiphoid process and false ribs on right side (left supine). Slightly pressure sensitive, and is only visibly evident when arching back or flexing abdominal muscles. Worthy of Dr visit?

Hard, abnormal mass, located just below the sternum between the xiphoid process and false ribs on right side (left supine). Slightly pressure sensitive, and is only visibly evident when arching back or flexing abdominal muscles. Worthy of Dr visit?

You must: Any mass that is abnormal(new and growing) must be checked by a physician. it may be a benign tumor but it can also be a cancerous tumor. Only physical exam by your doctor can make a diagnosis and provide a satisfactory answer. So do not sit on it too long. ...Read more

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Involuntary muscle contractions within the torso area that causes abnormal breathing?

Involuntary muscle contractions within the torso area that causes abnormal breathing?

Diaphragm: If you have started into an aerobic program and notice this pain it could be spasms of the diaphragm. This is a large muscle in thelower torso which can become overworked if just starting on a new aerobic program. If it does not get better over a short time period seek medical help to find out what is going on. ...Read more

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Senior football player with apparent muscle strain to his right lower back including some knotted up areas and fluid. Treatment?

Senior football player with apparent muscle strain to his right lower back including some knotted up areas and fluid. Treatment?

Heat, PT, massage: Muscle knots in your back can be painful, especially if they are big and aren't going away. Some knots may cause mild discomfort, while others may affect your ability to sleep, work and move. Try further exercises, heat pat, or physical therapy/massage. If they symptoms worsen, see your physician. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/myofascial-pain-syndrome/basics/definition/con-20033195 ...Read more

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Sufferer of tight, achy neck & upper trap. Usually when stressed. What types of exercise are best to strengthen those areas & alleviate tension/pain?

Sufferer of tight, achy neck & upper trap. Usually when stressed. What types of exercise are best to strengthen those areas & alleviate tension/pain?

Neck and shoulder: neck and shoulder rolls and stretches can be very helpful. Doing resistance exercises for the neck and shoulders with either exercise band for the neck and/or weight for the shoulders can help strengthen these muscles. Relaxation and deep breathing exercises can help with stress and anxiety. http://www.self.com/fitness/2015/02/stretches-relieve-sore-neck-sitting-all-day/ ...Read more

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I'm having continual dull spasms under my left latissimus dorsi muscle area. No injury has taken place or overuse do to workouts. Any suggestions?

I'm having continual dull spasms under my left latissimus dorsi muscle area. No injury has taken place or overuse do to workouts. Any suggestions?

Messy muscle: Most likely the cause is one of several things: repetitive use, even if small amplitude; persistent postural stress; or an underlying structural problem, such as rib injury, tumor or low grade infection. ...Read more

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Deep burning pain near infraspinatus muscle radiating to upper deltoid, and scapulothoracic inflammation/cracking - possible diagnosis or diagnostic?

Nerve entrapment: Could be anything from a nerve entrapment in the region of your pain symptoms or simply nerve irritation due to inflammation, trauma, or a muscle disorder. Best to be seen by a neurologist for further information. I doubt the disorder would be in the brain or spinal cord itself although nothing can be 100% ruled out on just what you're saying without studies and a good examination. ...Read more

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Which simple excercise can work out the abductor muscles and the adductor muscles?

Which simple excercise can work out the abductor muscles and the adductor muscles?

Weight machines.: All health clubs have hip abductor/adductor strengthening machines. They are excellent for what you're requesting. ...Read more