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I suffer chronic costochondritis but have tried loads what helps I've had it for 6 yrs. I have noticed my muscle swollen on left side of chest 2nd rib?

I suffer chronic costochondritis but have tried loads what helps I've had it for 6 yrs. I have noticed my muscle swollen on left side of chest 2nd rib?

Costochondritis....: Costochondritis is caused by inflammation of the cartilage of the chest wall. Anti-inflammatory meds, like ibuprofen, are given to relieve the pain of the inflammation. Physical therapy modalities can also be helpful so have your doctor send you to physical therapy for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more


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The whole right back muscle swollen out 1 1/2 in. To 2 in. Knuckles on hand are hurting loss of grip. Knees hurt as well, knuckles are swollen too?

The whole right back muscle swollen out 1 1/2 in. To 2 in. Knuckles on hand are hurting loss of grip. Knees hurt as well, knuckles are swollen too?

Have it evaluated: It sounds as is you have an inflammatory arthritis. If this onset occurred suddenly it may be viral. There are numerous other causes , however. Have it evaluated. ...Read more

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Swollen and painful lymph node in groin. Also thigh pain on same side, pain started after possibly pulling a muscle. Are the two related to injury?

Swollen and painful lymph node in groin. Also thigh pain on same side, pain started after possibly pulling a muscle. Are the two related to injury?

Groin/thigh pain: Usually a pulled muscle does not cause lymph node swelling. Lymph nodes usually swell in infection rarely in tumor. Groin LN usually drain the leg/ vaginal/vulva area. Also consider possible clot/hematoma( bleeding into soft tissue from trauma) if thigh pain ( though clots usually don't cause LN swelling). Would seek medical attention today, one can get an infection rather easily and quickly ...Read more

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Broken collarbone, moved wrong lastnight & experienced a burning sensation near my armpit. Muscles swollen/pulling on something. Should i see doctor?

Broken collarbone, moved wrong lastnight & experienced a burning sensation near my armpit. Muscles swollen/pulling on something. Should i see doctor?

Yes, if worse: It sounds like your clavicle is treated with a sling or "figure-8" brace. It is common for these fractures to move early on with minimal activity. Your swelling is common and burning sensation is related to nerve irritation. If you are at all concerned or your symptoms are significantly worse, it is worth returning to your doctor. ...Read more

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Coming and going mild burning pain in leg and very mild feeling of pulling a muscle. Would a DVT be most likely red and swollen?

Coming and going mild burning pain in leg and very mild feeling of pulling a muscle. Would a DVT be most likely red and swollen?

Not necessarily: A calf with a DVT can be red and swollen but it certainly doesn't have to be. Redness with dvts is actually fairly uncommon. Swelling and pain is more typical but sometimes you might only have one or the other or neither. If you have concerns that you might have a dvt, you should get it checked out. ...Read more

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Pulled a muscle in forearm lifting something. I felt a pull in my arm.Slept that and woke up and my whole forearm was swollen.Put ice on it for 2 stra?

Pulled a muscle in forearm lifting something. I felt a pull in my arm.Slept that and woke up and my whole forearm was swollen.Put ice on it for 2 stra?

R/O biceps: If u were lifting something rather heavy and felt pull or 'pop' and pain and bruising is felt in lower arm or front of elbow( antecubital fossa) then a biceps strain or rupture should be ruled out.@ age 54 this can happen and generally needs to be re-attached or u will lose elbow flexion strength and much supinating( palming up) power. See your ors.' other' strains rice...! ...Read more

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What to do about neck swollen under my jaw - did i pull a muscle?

What to do about neck swollen under my jaw - did i pull a muscle?

Probably not: Neck swelling can come from a lot of different things. The most common are related to swollen lymph nodes or salivary glands. If this does not improve, you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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Can an untreated swollen spinal cord cause same symptoms as multiple sclerosis and if so can the nerve damage and muscle weakness be made better?

Can an untreated swollen spinal cord cause same symptoms as multiple sclerosis and if so can the nerve damage and muscle weakness be made better?

Perhaps: Spinal cord swelling can be secondary to variety of causes, such as neuromyelitis optica, trauma, MS, tumors, and could cause localized symptoms indistinguishable from your MS. (Have you had an anti-aquaporin 4 test?) Typically might treat with steroids, but this would make your diabetes temporarily worse. Acthar might create a lesser complication. Check for NMO prior to starting MS med. ...Read more

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What can cause a muscle to become swollen and stay in a contracted state for months? No trauma to area.

What can cause a muscle to become swollen and stay in a contracted state for months? No trauma to area.

Swollen muscle.: You need to see a physician who can examine you. A diagnosis cannot be given in your case, without an examination. ...Read more

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The LHS of my neck has a swollen vertical muscle (?) which is about 3 or 4 or 5 CM thick! Its not painful but I worry about it (I'm 79!)

The LHS of my neck has a swollen vertical  muscle  (?) which is about 3 or 4 or 5 CM thick! Its not painful but I worry about it (I'm 79!)

Thick neck: Seek medical attention this week May be an enlarged lymph node underneath from lung , or swollen thyroid. Ff it is not pulsating less likely to be and aneurysm of the carotid. But seek attention this week . ...Read more

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Could an ultrasound scan pick up a swollen, inflamed muscle?

Could an ultrasound scan pick up a swollen, inflamed muscle?

Yes: Muscle swelling is visible on ultrasound by virtue of relative enlargement and diminished echogenicity (brightness) if there is associated edema. ...Read more

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Hello, I will like to know how to care for my mum who has swollen muscles around her neck. ?

Hello, I will like to know how to care for my mum who has swollen muscles around her neck.
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It is best: It is best to be properly evaluated by a doctor in person. Swollen muscles can be indicative of many different health maladies. Does your mother have any other symptoms? Sometimes a massage with a warm, wet towel will alleviate pain associated with sore muscles. ...Read more

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I have a strained muscle and i was wondering if that could cause swollen feet ?

I have a strained muscle and i was wondering if that could cause swollen feet ?

Very Unlikely: It is very unlikely to get swollen feet caused by strained muscles anywhere in body. ...Read more

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How can I relieve swollen arm muscles?

How can I relieve swollen arm muscles?

Swollen arm muscles: First step in treatment is to discontinue the cause and rest for the arm. Cold compresses for the first few days will prevent more swelling. Therafter, warm compresses will induce reabsorption of tissue fluid that caused the swelling. ...Read more

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What medicine help with a swollen arm muscle?

What medicine help with a swollen arm muscle?

Swollen arm: Elevate arm, pain releaf, depending on cause of swelling, discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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The masseter face muscles are swollen. What can I do to reduce the swelling?

Icing, Advil (ibuprofen)...: The masseter muscle is one of the muscles of mastication (biting), and it is an extremely powerful muscle, that is constantly in use. If it is bilateral and painful you must rule out mumps (inflammation of the parotid glands) that are deeper but very near. Most likely from night grinding, over-use, over-stretched. Ice, advil, (ibuprofen) limit to soft diet, reduce over opening. Moist heat too. If no relief>dr. ...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