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Can your sternothyroid muscle become swollen from muscle spasms?

Can your sternothyroid muscle become swollen from muscle spasms?

Yes: The sternocleidomastoid muscle can oftentimes get swollen from muscle spasms. However, please have someone evaluate this because recently i diagnosed a patient with a fluid cyst underneath that needed drainage. ...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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Muscle relaxant or antiflammatory for stiff painful back due to arthritis of back and spinal stenosis. Also muscle spasms?

Muscle relaxant or antiflammatory for stiff painful back due to arthritis of back and spinal stenosis. Also muscle spasms?

Medications: Valium 5 mg as needed can help with intermittent muscle spasms. As for back pain, over the counter ibuprofen taken around the clock can help along with modification of activity. ...Read more

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What muscle or metabolic disease causes muscle burning but no weakness ? Very bad muscle burning in the biceps thighs and calves?

What muscle or metabolic disease causes muscle burning but no weakness ? Very bad muscle burning in the biceps thighs and calves?

Muscle burning: Muscle burning pain may be muscle in origin or nerve in origin. If bilateral in biceps, thighs, and calves you would expect more of a systemic cause such as lactate build up after vigorous exercise; thyroid disease; inflammatory condition of the muscles, which can be infectious, autoimmune, or metabolic. Sometimes it can also be induced by new medications. ...Read more

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I have tight sternocleidomastoid muscle, plus scalene and painful tmj joint but normal opening. No neurological symptoms. Could all this be muscle?

I have tight sternocleidomastoid muscle, plus scalene and painful tmj joint but normal opening. No neurological symptoms.  Could all this be muscle?

Yes, muscle spasms: It is difficult to make a suggestion without more history but TMJ can cause muscle spasms, but not usually in the SCM and scalenes. The SCM muscle may be spastic by the way you sleep or use it and also may be caused by a virus. Try ibuprofen and if not relieved in 2-3 days see a doctor as there may be something under the muscle causing it. ...Read more

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Sle cause muscle spasms? Have sle & severe pain + hard muscle/tissue in back/butt. Dr says spastic muscle, but is lupus causing it or? Ana 1:640, +rnp

Sle cause muscle spasms? Have sle & severe pain + hard muscle/tissue in back/butt. Dr says spastic muscle, but is lupus causing it or? Ana 1:640, +rnp

Probably not: As lupus affects mostly certain compartments while in flare, like joints, skin, brain, lung, kidneys. Stretching and therapy may help. If pain persist, have imaging studies. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hypothyroid causes muscle weakness does it leads to GERD by loosening the esophageal sphincter muscle?

Hypothyroid causes muscle weakness does it leads to GERD by loosening the esophageal sphincter muscle?

Maybe!: Thanks for asking b/c until i just searched, i would've thought no. While i can't find any traditional evidence linking the two, enough people have written online to various forums complaining about such a link that it can't be a coincidence. My guess is that we need to treat one's hypothyroidism aggressively & adequately enough to regain les strength. I look forward to what GI colleagues say. ...Read more

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W and arms?Hat causes muscle spasms inn your biceps, hands osteoarthritius

See Doctor: Muscles in our body contract and relax consciously and unconsciously. A muscle that involuntarily contracts without our consciously willing it is called a "spasm." if the muscle maintains a sustained "spasm", it becomes a cramp, as can be seen with exercise. Causes: overuse, neck and back problems, posture, fatigue, diminished blood supply, injury, metabolite imbalance and certain diseases. ...Read more

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Lou gerhig disease can u have painless muscle twitches when at rest. And aching neck and shoulders and neck cracks and creaks? ?

Yes, but: Lou Gehrig's disease is predominantly associated with weakness and muscle atrophy, and the fasciculations are associated with the rest. If you lack weakness, possibly the muscle twitches are benign fasciculations. The neck issues may be associated with degenerative changes, and ALS doesn't cause neck arthritis. ...Read more

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Hi there what would cause your body have muscle aches and joint pain feels like muscles aren't repairing from gym the traps and neck shoulder sore?

Overtraining : 41 year old gentleman with aches and pains from gym. Allow yourself done time to heal from the gym and step back from the intensity until you find a comfortable range your body can handle. Exertional rhabdomyolysis is a serious condition caused by over exertion. Myalgias can also be caused by acute inflammatory disorders, medications, myosotis , and other maladies. Please see your MD for full exam ...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?

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

Yes: 20 y male w. pain "neck & back", headaches & fatigue queries if weak latissimus dorsi & deltoids causal. Primary muscles of posture teamwork to keep body-tower upright & vertical. Muscle tone asymmetries impart irregular tower tilts; thereby conscripting compensatory soft tissue spasms & development of "crossed muscle" syndromes; after V. Janda. Gravity Rules! These symptoms suggest fibromyalgia. ...Read more

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What makes leg muscles sore and weak?

What makes leg muscles sore and weak?

Deconditioning: Deconditioning, also called disuse atrophy (due to sedentary lifestyle and physical inactivity) is the most common cause in north america. Other causes include vascular (blockages of arteries down the leg) or spinal stenosis (tightening around spinal nerves). If not better with daily running - walking - stationary bike - rowing machine use for 6-8 weeks, have your family doc start the workup. ...Read more

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Dr. Tracy Lovell
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Rheumatoid Arthritis (Definition)

A chronic inflammatory disorder that affects joints and may also affect ...Read more