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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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My pharmacist consult me to take MOBIC (meloxicam) MELOXICAM to reduce my chest muscle pain/pulled. Is that drug dangerous and has severe side effects?

My pharmacist consult me to take MOBIC (meloxicam) MELOXICAM to reduce my chest muscle pain/pulled. Is that drug dangerous and has severe side effects?

See your PCP: For proper diagnosis, tests and treatment. Any medication can cause side effects and Mobic is no exception. Nevertheless, meloxicam is more potent against COX-2 and is more favorable to the GI system than other nonselective NSAIDs. ...Read more

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How can I tell the difference between chest muscle pain or heart pain? They are so close together I am having a hard time distinguishing them apart.

How can I tell the difference between chest muscle pain or heart pain? They are so close together I am having a hard time distinguishing them apart.

By having your MD: Examine you. Costochondritis, or tietze's syndrome is diagnosed by pain or tenderness when your md presses on the junction of the affected rib (s) & the sternum (breastbone). Chest wall pain can last 4-8 weeks after the injury that caused the separation & inflammation, tho' mild pain may be elicited by certain movements for ~ 6 mos. Applying heat & non-steroidal anti-inflammatory meds help. ...Read more

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Can sleep problems cause chronic chest muscle pain? I snore very badly. I am waiting on results from sleep study. All heart tests are normal. Thanks.

Can sleep problems cause chronic chest muscle pain? I snore very badly. I am waiting on results from sleep study. All heart tests are normal. Thanks.

I expect so: I'm glad your heart work-up was normal and that you'll be treated for whatever the sleep study finds. It's a prime suspect for the soreness and you'll discover that soon if it is guilty. Consider a carefully planned exercise program to develop your chest muscles with the guidance of the sleep team. I believe they'll know of a good one. Best! ...Read more

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Had chest muscle pain. When the pain comes, heart rate rises n shortness of breath. Last for awhile. Now there is warm feeling in my left arm. Is it anxiey?

Had chest muscle pain. When the pain comes, heart rate rises n shortness of breath. Last for awhile. Now there is warm feeling in my left arm. Is it anxiey?

Chest pain: Indicates a need for you to see your doc to rule out medical conditions. Yes, anxiety can cause such symptoms but first see doc then see a mental health professional to learn to manage stress. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How do you know the difference between a muscle pain or an inside pain- upper back right side through a bit to chest?

How do you know the difference between a muscle pain or an inside pain- upper back right side through a bit to chest?

Movement: 37y w. unilateral upper back pain queries symptoms of various disordered tissues. Muscle/tendon pain reproducible by same vectors of mechanical stress & direct palpation. Referred neural pain elicited by movement of distant/contiguous body part, but not by direct palpation. Lung pain absent above described symptoms; constant or associated w. inspiration, shortness of breath, cough etc. See doctor. ...Read more

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My left side of my back has muscle pain, most likely due to my mattress, but I think its causing sharp pain on my left chest. Is this possible?

My left side of my back has muscle pain, most likely due to my mattress, but I think its causing sharp pain on my left chest. Is this possible?

Very possible but--: -don't rush out & buy a new 1.most larger furniture Stores have lots of mattresses you can lie down on & most will give you a 30 day trial on the 1 of Ur choice. Takes more then just lying down on 1, but you do get an idea of what feels the best. Go in on a day U feel bad & it's a good sign if 1 feels great right away, but again this may not B true in the long run, so get a 30 day trial. ...Read more

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Muscle pain at collarbone, shoulders, neck, chest when press and lying on side?

Muscle pain at collarbone, shoulders, neck, chest when press and lying on side?

Acute or chronic: If you have a history that caused an overuse, like lifting, pushing, pulling, etc, it may be in response to that. If this has been going on for a while, then it could be from old injuries, but in a 31 year old, arthritis or heart issues would be uncommon, but worthwhile being evaluated by your family doctor or a musculoskeletal specialist. ...Read more

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I have muscle pain on left side of my upper body, including chest area even though I didn't engage in any strenuous exercise. Heartbeat is normal.

Get checked...: If worse with movement of muscle, it's probably musculo-skeletal related but really pain in chest should never be treated lightly. Consider getting a checkup asap if this is persisting. ...Read more

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Pain in right side of chest. For months. Taking Nexium (esomeprazole) now which does help but still have pain everyday feels like muscle pain. Not gallbladder?

Pain in right side of chest. For months. Taking Nexium (esomeprazole) now which does help but still have pain everyday feels like muscle pain. Not gallbladder?

Various explanations: Chronic right sided chest pain in fortyish female suspect for tziet's syndrome, also called costochondritis; inflammation of junction where rib joins cartilage, next to sternum. Diagnosis easily made by direct palpation of pain loci, arousing exquisite pain causing patient reflexive withdrawal from palpating fingertip. A single cortisone injection can dramatically resolve. Cause is querisome. ...Read more

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Constant pain in lower chest, mainly left side, can't breathe all the way and l feel a vibration. Meds for muscle pain relief not working. What's wrong?

Many choices: This needs to be evaluated by your physician. It could be chestwall, internal pleursy or evenl near your heart. Your physician can best clarify this. ...Read more

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Persistent right side chest to arm pain for 8days. Ecg normal, muscle pain killers/creams not helping. Sometimes pain is on left side. What is this?

Many possible: Diagnoses could explain your symptoms. At your age and sex and with a normal EKG and with the pain migrating it is unlikely to be anything serious. It is most likely musculo-skeletal. Potentially blood clots, bleeding or systemic inflammatory diseases could cause your symptoms. It would seem reasonable to get checked out by a health care professional. ...Read more

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I take atorvastatin ~ 3 mnths, have severe muscle pain in upper back, unexplained, chest CT clear, culd ths be a side effect?

I take atorvastatin ~ 3 mnths, have severe muscle pain in upper back, unexplained, chest CT clear, culd ths be a side effect?

Maybe: Consider discussing with your doctor to try a month off atorvastatin. If your symptoms resolve, you have your answer. The doctor can check muscle enzymes, CPK and aldolase, but these may be normal even if the Atorvastatin is causing your symptoms. ...Read more

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Small red spot on chest right side in between pectoral muscles hurts to touch what can it be?

Small red spot on chest right side in between pectoral muscles hurts to touch what can it be?

Be conservative: It might be as simple as a pimple. Put a bandaid over it to protect it from your fingers. See what happens. Sometimes, in diabetics, small infections can become large ones and need antibiotics or drainage. At this moment, with your description, let's wait ...Read more

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Could my C7 nerve root cause my chest muscle to die? Its very soft and much smaller than other side...

No: The c7nerve root dose not supply that area, go and check and ask the doctor about it thanks. ...Read more

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Computer guy posture. Hunched over, neck out. Now, upper back pains, also left side chest muscle sensations, stiffness. Anxiety as well. What to do?

Computer guy posture. Hunched over, neck out. Now, upper back pains, also left side chest muscle sensations, stiffness. Anxiety as well. What to do?

Stretch: If you have computer guy posture you may have homer simpson body habitus too. Try stretching or working out. Get some resistance bands and focus on scapular strengthening. Try to improve your posture or evaluate your work station to make your posture better. ...Read more

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Hi my son was born with a condition called polands syndrome. Left side affected, slow growth missing front and back chest muscle. Hand is 100% functional though weak. His paed isn't too concerns. Should I get a 2nd opinion?

Hi my son was born with a condition called polands syndrome. Left side affected, slow growth missing front and back chest muscle. Hand is 100% functional though weak. His paed isn't too concerns. Should I get a 2nd opinion?

For what?: Poland syndrome is an uncommon but easily recognized pattern of birth defects that are thought to arise from poor blood flow to the involved structures during fetal development. Its limitations are usually evident on exam and stable. If you have specific concerns about origin, heredity or other issues feel free to ask or consult with a clinical geneticist. ...Read more

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Hi doctor I have a weird dull pain lower right abdomen just below my chest muscle where my heart would be located if it were on the right side

Hi doctor I have a weird dull pain lower right abdomen just below my chest muscle where my heart would be located if it were on the right side

RUQ pain: Pain in this region may be related to the right upper abdomen (gallbladder, liver, pancreas, biliary ducts) or lower right lung (pneumonia). Some testing may be in order. ...Read more

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Tree branch fell approx. 4 ft and hit head 5 days ago.  numb and bulging veins left arm, weak pulse left wrist. Slurring "s" words was amateur cage fighter pulled arm and chest muscle on left side 3 years ago, has swelling and feeling of pinched nerve und

Tree branch fell approx. 4 ft and hit head 5 days ago.  numb and bulging veins left arm, weak pulse left wrist. Slurring "s" words was amateur cage fighter pulled arm and chest muscle on left side 3 years ago, has swelling and feeling of pinched nerve und

Weak: Weak pulse and bulging veins in one limb could indicate a serious problem with the blood vessels in that region. Such problems, which include something called arterial dissection and something called venous thrombosis, could threaten the limb or your life. These sort of symptoms should be evaluated right away. Problems with the large arteries and veins in the neck or in a limb are usually first tested with an ultrasound, using a probe placed on the skin. There is usually no discomfort involved. ...Read more

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Severe muscle pain in my mid back on both sides. When I went flat on my back the tightness from both of my spine into ribs expelling air from lungs.?

Severe muscle pain in my mid back on both sides. When I went flat on my back the tightness from both of my spine into ribs expelling air from lungs.?

Muscle spasm: Perhaps the large muscles of the back went into spasm. Since they are painful it may have caused you to exhale harder than usual. See a doctor for exam and treatment. Pain is not necessary to endure. ...Read more

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Hubby has pain on his left side under breast for 2weeks. No visible signs of injury or discoloration. Doesn’t feel like muscle pain. Hurts when pushes against it. Hurts when he sits. Able to take deep breaths. What could be wrong?

Hubby has pain on his left side under breast for 2weeks. No visible signs of injury or discoloration. Doesn’t feel like muscle pain. Hurts when pushes against it. Hurts when he sits. Able to take deep breaths. What could be wrong?

Rib cage: The most likely cause is costochrondritis where the areas between the rib segments gets inflamed. Try heating pad and/or NSAID to see if they help. If not, need to rule out a rib fracture. ...Read more

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Can muscle pain underneath armpit/breast and left side of ribs cause swelling in fingers? Swelling is located on my palm under the fingers?

Can muscle pain underneath armpit/breast and left side of ribs cause swelling in fingers? Swelling is located on my palm under the fingers?

Depends: If your pain in the axilla (armpit) is related to a process or mass that blocks lymph drainage, then swelling can occur in your arm. You should see a doctor to examine the axillary area. For more information www. Askyourgynecologist. Org ...Read more

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Hve pain in shoulder/neck/jaw and arm & down in right breast! . Hve bad tennis elbow! Do repetitive work with right side! Feels like muscle pain pector?

Hve pain in shoulder/neck/jaw and arm & down in right breast! . Hve bad tennis elbow! Do repetitive work with right side! Feels like muscle pain pector?

Pectoralis strain: Repetitive work with the right ue and body can strain the pectoralis muscle. However, other things can present with this constellation of symptoms. Would recommend evaluation by your doctor if it persists. ...Read more

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What happens when you get muscle pain in the chest wall?

What happens when you get muscle pain in the chest wall?

Hurts: Muscle spasms can occur in the chest. May need some painedication for relief. ...Read more

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What is the difference between chest pain and muscle pain?

Chest pain: New chest pain in a 40+ year old person requires urgent workup. Causes can include pain in the chest wall including muscles and connective tissues. More worrisome causes can include angina and heart disease. You can't always tell the difference by yourself, but your doctor can definitely help you through examination, ekg's, and other lab studies. ...Read more

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What could cause muscle pain in the chest?

What could cause muscle pain in the chest?

Needs clarification: We have to be certain it is muscle pain and not an underlying lung or cardiac or gastrointestinal problem. Muscle pain can be due to injury, lack of exercise or deconditioning. We see costochondritis which is more of a musculoskeletal than a systemic inflammatory illness. Exercising and conditioning can help. ...Read more

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How do you know the differtant between tightening of the chest or muscle pain?

Difficult: Frequently it is very difficult to differentiate between the two types. See your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

Dr. Raj Upadya
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Muscle Pain (Definition)

Also known as myalgia, muscle pain is a result of overuse or stretching of the muscle. Muscle pain can occur either becuase of an infection or because of a mechanical injury. It can be acute, or chronic pain that ...Read more


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