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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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Treating Muscle Strain (Checklist)

Determine cause, if possible
Once
Try R.I.C.E. (rest, ice, compression, elevation)
Daily
Ease back into activity. Don't overdo it!
Once
Consider physical therapy or range of motion massage
Once
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Certain places on back and shoulder and neck sore to the touch . Could that be muscle tension? Any remedies?

Certain places on back and shoulder and neck sore to the touch . Could that be muscle tension? Any remedies?

Trigger points: Sound like you may have trigger points or "knots". These can certainly be caused by tension. Heat and massage are good remedies the can be used followed by stretching the muscles involved. In some people they are severe and require medical evaluation for treatment. Physical therapy may also be helpful. ...Read more

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Treating Muscle Strain (Checklist)

Rest the injured muscle
once
Wear a splint or brace to support the limb
once
Ice, or alternate heat and ice, on the extremity
30 min, 3x day for 2 weeks
Acetaminophen, Ibuprofen, or Naproxen only if unbearable pain at rest
2x day
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Doctor's opinion? My neck and shoulder muscle hurts!?

Doctor's opinion? My neck and shoulder muscle hurts!?

See orthopedist: Could be from the shoulder or referred. Common referred sources include: abdomen, heart and neck. Shoulder sources include: arthritis, labral tears, instability, tendinitis, rotator cuff tears, bursitis, painful bony spurs etc. Shoulder blade pain can be from the neck or bursitis around the blade. A herniated disk in the neck could be causing your symptoms. See an orthopedist. ...Read more

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Tightness and pain in the left neck , head and shoulder muscle subsides after lying down ... Why???

Tightness and pain in the left  neck , head and shoulder muscle subsides after lying down ... Why???

Maybe stress: Could be related to stress. Muscle tightness is really nonspecific, and does not point to some dangerous diagnosis. If it is really bothersome, see your primary care for a more complete evaluation. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Treating Muscle Strain (Checklist)

Apply ice
3x day
Take motrin 3x/day
3x day
Rest the muscles that hurt
daily
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I have excercised and have a very tight right shoulder muscle, right neck muscle, and a vein over right eyebrow that has just popped out. All related?

I have excercised and have a very tight right shoulder muscle, right neck muscle, and a vein over right eyebrow that has just popped out. All related?

Maybe: It sounds like a pulled muscle in your neck. I don't see how the vein over your eyebrow is related to it. Perhaps you have become more aware and focused because of your pain and you notice it now. If the veins in your neck are being compressed it could cause the veins in your forehead to enlarge. Good health ...Read more

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