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I have muscle tenderness from my hips inward?

I have muscle tenderness from my hips inward?

Many possibilities: Muscle tenderness can be caused by many conditions, from a strained muscle, pinched nerve, arthritis to name a few. It's best to begin with a thorough history and examination with your physician to evaluate the cause and discuss treatment options. ...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


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Tension in my neck, could it cause muscle tenderness?

Tension in my neck, could it cause muscle tenderness?

Yes: Yes, tension throughout the neck and upper back are associated with tenderness. ...Read more

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I have muscle tenderness from my hips up. What in the world is going on?

I have muscle tenderness from my hips up. What in the world is going on?

Sorry: Sorry, not enough information here. There are many potential causes for this tenderness. You need to see your doctor who should be able to figure it out and if not send you to a specialist to help. Good luck. ...Read more

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Feel tension in my neck, could this be just muscle tenderness or something more serious?

Feel tension in my neck, could this be just muscle tenderness or something more serious?

It could be either: One, it could be from working hard on the disk, computer etc, or could some thing serious for example mononuleosis, or other things. So if you feel better by resting it fine if get worse go to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Muscle tenderness in bicep that connects at elbow started two months ago. Now tenderness extending down forearm slightly. What might this be?

Muscle tenderness in bicep that connects at elbow started two months ago. Now tenderness extending down forearm slightly. What might this be?

Tennis elbow: Is the pain localized around one of the small bumps on the elbow, and radiate down the forearm? This would be an inflammation called "epicondylitis", commonly called "tennis elbow". It is treated with a velcro band worn just below the elbow joint, icing, and sometimes physical therapy. ...Read more

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Both sides but mainly right Iliac crest pain, muscle tenderness in side of quad, no injury, hurts like crazy to sit, makes me dizzy?

Both sides but mainly right Iliac crest pain, muscle tenderness in side of quad, no injury, hurts like crazy to sit, makes me dizzy?

TFL: Sounds like pain in the tensor fascia lata there are some stretching exercise to be done. If bad enough, see your primary care provider. May need a consult for physical therapy. Best to have a more comete exam first. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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My mother complains of severe pain in her ankle along with calf muscle tenderness past 5 hours what may be the reason?

My mother complains of severe pain in her ankle along with calf muscle tenderness past 5 hours what may be the reason?

Have her seen: I would definitely have her seen. There are a number of possibilities, assuming that she did not injure it, which presumably you would have mentioned. These can include gout, sciatica, infection, even a blood clot. A simple exam would go a long way to determine the cause. ...Read more

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I have a sore muscle in my thigh above my knee. It is tender to the touch & sore when walking. Aches at times when sitting. Any concern of blood clot?

I have a sore muscle in my thigh above my knee. It is tender to the touch & sore when walking. Aches at times when sitting. Any concern of blood clot?

Probably not: Blood clots usually form in the deep vessels of the leg. They can cause pain behind the knee and they often cause leg and ankle swelling. It sounds like you have a muscle strain, not a blood clot. Birth control pills do increase the risk for blood clots so it is important to stay active and not smoke. If you have swelling in one leg/ankle then it is a good idea to see a doctor. ...Read more

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There is a soreness on my right lower back/side for last couple of weeks. It's more pronounced after workouts, Is it just a sore muscle?

There is a soreness on my right lower back/side for last couple of weeks. It's more pronounced after workouts, Is it just a sore muscle?

Yes: It probably is a muscle strain especially after a workout. Use moist warm heating soaks plus a massage of the area. Non steroidal anti inflammatories can be used to help. If it continues or becomes pinpoint tender see your PCP for labs and an evaluation ...Read more

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Would like to have explanation of what to do for a sore muscle?

Would like to have explanation of what to do for a sore muscle?

See below: Depends on what's causing the soreness. Usually rest, stretching and fluids will do the job. ...Read more

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How can I expedite a sore muscle recovery?

How can I expedite a sore muscle recovery?

Stretch: Stretch the muscle out, drink lots of water, massage them and take an anti-inflammatory like Motrin or advil (ibuprofen) as long as you aren't allergic to either one. Avoid things that hurt (such as running, etc) until you are back to your usual self. ...Read more

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If I have a sore muscle in my back, is it okay to use heat on it all night while I'm awake if I have to work the next day lifting heavy things?

If I have a sore muscle in my back, is it okay to use heat on it all night while I'm awake if I have to work the next day lifting heavy things?

Max 30 min on: You should never over use heat on the area for too long to avoid a burn to your skin. Take a break every 30min or so to avoid any issues. ...Read more

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Can Hep C cause sore muscle's?

Can Hep C cause sore muscle's?

May be: Hepatitis C pre se does not affect the muscles, however, it can cause liver disease and the associated metabolic disorders may result in sore muscles. ...Read more

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Hi I have haitas hernia what pain pill can I take for sore muscle?

Not sure: Hiatal hernia's typically do not cause muscle soreness. Often it does not cause any symptoms at all, but if it does, usually it is similar to acid reflux like symptoms. These symptoms can be prevented by avoiding large or heavy meals, staying upright after eating, loosing weight if this is needed, and stopping smoking. Sometimes people need to use acid lower medications too. ...Read more

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Is it good to wrap a bandage around sore muscle before jogging?

Is it good to wrap a bandage around sore muscle before jogging?

Jogging: If you have to run yes compression is good after stretching. If you have pain you shouldn't be running until its resolved. ...Read more

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It's good and healthy to feel pain when stretching a sore muscle?

Within reason: The old adage of no pain no gain applies. If a muscle is tight it will be mildly painful stretching it with exercise. This is good as long as its done in moderation too vigorous a stretch could damage thwe muscle and not enough stretch will do nothing to lengthen a tight muscle. ...Read more

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How can I relieve sore muscle pain fast?

How can I relieve sore muscle pain fast?

You can't: Post-exercise soreness is good because that means your workout was effective. The pain resolves over 2-3 days anyway. ...Read more

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Could you really know if its a bruised rib, a sore muscle, or a fractured rib?

Could you really know if its a bruised rib, a sore muscle, or a fractured rib?

Imaging studies need: See your doctor for physical exam and x ray. Only x ray or CT exam can confirm if you have a fracture. ...Read more

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I went biking yesterday & have sore muscle, mild eye distortion. Is this normal?

I went biking yesterday & have sore muscle, mild eye distortion. Is this normal?

Maybe/migraine?: Sore muscles after exercise are normal symptoms, particularly if a new activity or a more strenuous exercise bout. Distortion in vision is more difficult to answer. Are you a contact lens wearer? Did you wear protective eyewear during cycling? If your eyes were feeling irritated afterwards, you could have had excessive ocular dryness. Or visual distortions could be migraine related too. ...Read more

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One side of shoulder blade drops lower than other when hunch forward. Doc says muscle issues/soreness. How would sore muscle cause this?

Possible scoliosis: You might have a rib hump deformity typically seen with scoliosis. Consider an evaluation by your medical doctor or orthopedist. ...Read more

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Can achiles tendonitis feel like sharp pains? Pains have been constant like a sore muscle now they are sharp all when I walk or move it in circles.

? partial tear: This could represent a partial tear of the achilles tendon although tendonitis by itself can be sharp pain

try hot / cold packs back and forth
maybe wrap it with plastic wrap at bed time (this is an old horse trainer trick)
if pain continues you will need to be seen for evaluation. ...Read more

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I had a insect bite on saturday looked like mosquito bite today its big bru u sed area I see no puncture marks but it aches like sore muscle. And in p?

I had a insect bite on saturday looked like mosquito bite today its big bru u sed area I see no puncture marks but it aches like sore muscle. And in p?

Monitor it: It could have been a small spider. The bite causes tissue necrosis and gets swollen and angry. The tiny spiders are hard to see. If is begins to have puss or gets too big go see your PMD. ...Read more

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I have a cold. My right lymph node is swollen. It's gone down, but now both sides of my neck hurt. Feels like a sore muscle. Is it related?

Lymph nodes: Do you have any other lymph nodes? If so it could be the cold. Check for other lymph nodes. If the cold is getting better try Motrin or tylenol (acetaminophen) and warm compresses for the sore muscles and this problem should resolve itself. If you have persistent fevers or chills you may need an antibiotic. See your doctor in that case. You should have a family doctor to do your check ups anyway at 30 yrs old. ...Read more

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Pain infront of both rib, comes in waves also when I move a certain way like a sore muscle, but I also have gerd. Is that normal for gerd? Maybe a uti?

Pain infront of both rib, comes in waves also when I move a certain way like a sore muscle, but I also have gerd. Is that normal for gerd? Maybe a uti?

Unlikely UTI: Pain in ribs is unlikely gerd (acid reflux from stomach) especially if it hurts with moving. If you are getting short of breath with the pain, go get evaluated by your doctor or er. Uti pain is always associated with burning when urinating. ...Read more

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How to know if it's a clot, or just a tight & sore muscle in calf or behind knee?

How to know if it's a clot, or just a tight & sore muscle in calf or behind knee?

Swelling, history: Calf pain/soreness itself fortunately does not raise concern for a blood clot. Significant swelling of 1 leg but not the other especially in the context of recent immobilization (long flight, injury requiring hospitalization/bedrest) or surgery would suggest a risk of a blood clot in the veins of the leg. History of a clotting disorder or cancer also contributes to suspicion. ...Read more

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I have constricted airway, heavy chest, dizzy and sore muscle. What would these symptoms indicate?

I have constricted airway, heavy chest, dizzy and sore muscle. What would these symptoms indicate?

Heavy chest: First, let me say, these symptoms as described are serious and should be evaluated by an md. What could they be from? Laryngitis, tracheitis, pneumonia, asthma, heart failure, a heart attack, rib injury, dissecting aortic aneursym, tumor, and anxiety and stress. ...Read more

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I have a sore muscle that I hurt or pulled playin soccer it's in the middle of my lower back between my hip bone on the left side it hurts 2 move 2?

Lumbar strain: LUMBAR strain produced by playing a sport such as soccer should be treated with ice, NSAIDS, REST, for only several days, then Rx with physiotherapist with modalities, stretching, gentle isometric spinal stabilization exercises. ...Read more

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I have a sore muscle in the front of and side of thigh above my knee with sensitive skin which feels sensitive when my clothes rub/to the cold?

I have a sore muscle in the front of and side of thigh above my knee with sensitive skin which feels sensitive when my clothes rub/to the cold?

? Shingles: If the symptoms are only on one side of the body and if you had chicken pox as a child, it suggests shingles. If you develop a rash or vesicles on the skin, that would be diagnostic of shingles. It would be prudent to consult a doctor if the symptoms do not subside in a day or so. ...Read more

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My left arm into my neck has been hurting, like sore muscle but I have done nothing to cause it. I did have blood drawn 3 days ago. Blood clot?

My left arm into my neck has been hurting, like sore muscle but I have done nothing to cause it. I did have blood drawn 3 days ago. Blood clot?

See doctor: While if could be just some overuse injury, left arm pain radiating to the neck is worrisome for heart type symptoms. Please see a health care professional ASAP ...Read more

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Sore muscle on the outside of right leg from about the ankle to halfway up towards my knee. Lots of plyometric activity. Jumping/runing. What to do?

Sore muscle on the outside of right leg from about the ankle to halfway up towards my knee. Lots of plyometric activity. Jumping/runing. What to do?

Sore Muscle: If you have a sore muscle from exercise you can used rice to rest it. Rice is rest, ice, compression and elevation. This will help calm the muscle and help it heal. If the pain persists or gets worse, you should see your physician. ...Read more

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I was rubbing neck because of a sore muscle and found a ball. Little smaller then a pea one inch above collar bone toward jugular. Movable n smooth.

I was rubbing neck because of a sore muscle and found a ball. Little smaller then a pea one inch above collar bone toward jugular. Movable n smooth.

Lymph node: What you felt is quite likely a lymph node. From the sound of it, it does not appear to be of concern. Many people have lymph nodes that they feel, and it does not mean anything cancerous. The fact that it can be moved around, and is smooth are all good signs. If you still are concerned, have your doctor do an exam. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have a white bump in the side of my tongue and a sore (muscle ache type) throat on my left side only. The white bump is painful. What is this?

I have a white bump in the side of my tongue and a sore (muscle ache type) throat on my left side only. The white bump is painful. What is this?

Poss Canker sore: If it has recently surfaced it could be an apthous ulcer (canker sore). In that location they can be quite painful. If it lasts greater that 10 days have a dentist look at it! ...Read more

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TMD dx. Ear pain, sore muscle down front of neck, popping jaw. Can this cause lower jaw pain next to molars under tongue? Cold fluid causes ear pain?

TMD dx. Ear pain, sore muscle down front of neck, popping jaw. Can this cause lower jaw pain next to molars under tongue? Cold fluid causes ear pain?

Yes, it can: Myofascial pain syndrome, is a regional muscle disorder that is one of the most common causes of persistent pain in the head, face and neck regions. A myofascial pain is defined as a localized deep tenderness in a taut band of skeletal muscle, tendon or ligament that has the ability to refer pain to another region known as a zone of reference (i.e., area of pain complaint). See orofacial pain doc ...Read more

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What are remedies on paraspinal muscle spasms?

Treatment of spasm: Treatment of paravertebral muscle spasm includes pharmacological (muscle relaxants) and non-pharmacological such as heating pad, massage, physical therapy and stretching. ...Read more

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Muscle Tenderness (Definition)

Muscle tenderness is a clinical finding where the affected muscle may be red and swollen. Pressure over the ...Read more