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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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Tingling and burning pain near neck and extends to pectorial muscels?

Tingling and burning pain near neck and extends to pectorial muscels?

Could be: Could be lots of things; tingling and burning pain makes me think of a nerve issue but could be other things. Pain should always be evaluated. Symptoms like these deserve a full evaluation in person by your health care provider. ...Read more

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Aching pain in left inside upper thigh and groin area. Sometimes radiates to left lower back area. No swelling.

Aching pain in left inside upper thigh and groin area.  Sometimes radiates to left lower back area.  No swelling.

Groin pain: Causes of groin pain include hernia, hip arthritis, tendonitis, nerve pain from spinal nerve impingement, inflamed lymph node, trauma, or pelvic organ inflammation. If it is radiating as you describe, you should have an exam by your doctor. ...Read more

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Constant muscle pain around the neck and shoulders?

Constant muscle pain around the neck and shoulders?

Any cause?: Has there been any injury? Do you do heavy or repetitive work with your arms/shoulders? I would start with the basics - adjust your activities to minimize further pain, go to a good chiropractor, ibuprofen. If that doesn't help or if you get numbness, tingling, weakness of the arms then you need to see your physician. ...Read more

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Spasms around left waist area causing pain?

Spasms around left waist area causing pain?

See doctor: as it could be any number of causes and your doctor can take a more thorough history and physical exam to determine a diagnosis. We cannot diagnose this in this forum. ...Read more

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Muscle soreness in upper back/spine. Cracking near sternum; hurts sometimes. Occasional joint pain in right hip. What could this be?

Musculoskeletal pain: At your young age nothing should be serious. Use some Aleve (naproxen) or Advil after food. Topical meds like Bengay and local heat where it hurts should help ...Read more

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Pain lower right side, just below ribs, pelvic/hip area, & entire lower back. Difficult moving, joints & muscle stiffness & pain. What could it be?

Possible UTI: While there are a myriad of causes for low back pain, your location description, gender and arthralgias (joint pain) raise concern for an upper urinary tract infection even without typical urinary symptoms. I'd seek medical attention to include a possible urinalysis. While most causes for chronic low back are non-urgent, this hints at something of a more serious nature if untreated. ...Read more

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Pain in ankle back side after running..No swelling..

Pain in ankle back side after running..No swelling..

Achilles: Sounds like inflammation of the achilles tendon. This should improve with relative rest, ice, compression and elevation if you develop swelling. You may want to back down on the running if trying to increase mileage. Also get your shoes fitted properly at a running store that specializes in foot gear. If no better in a few weeks then see your doc. ...Read more

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Swelling in the back left side of head, dry irritated eye, and back pain.

Swelling in the back left side of head, dry irritated eye, and back pain.

See your doctor: These symptoms require a thorough evaluation to find out what's going on and what can be done for you. ...Read more

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Stretching pain when arching back, right hand side of diaphragm/stomach area eventually radiates to lower back. Pulled muscle? Something more serious?

Stretching pain when arching back, right hand side of diaphragm/stomach area eventually radiates to lower back. Pulled muscle? Something more serious?

Musculoskeletal: A young female with right sub costal pain that is intermittent and possibly positional, with hyperextension of the spine, needs to consider vertebral spine disorder like a facet joint condition with a referred pain pattern. Another common explanation is gallbladder disorder. Feverishness and/or constancy of symptoms would arouse concern for urgent evaluation. A doctor can discern. ...Read more

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Lower right back muscle inflamed causing sharp pain(pinched nerve)down entire leg. "not spinal related".

Sacroiliitis: Inflammation of the sacroiliac joint can mimic a ruptured disc in the back with radiating leg pain. By pushing over the dimple in the low right part of the back pain will be elicited (fortin test). See a chiropractor or neurosurgeon to obtain relief of the pain. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in left calf, muscle tense when standing, no notable swelling or redness. No pain when squish calf but muscle tense. Bloodclot?

Sharp pain in left calf, muscle tense when standing, no notable swelling or redness. No pain when squish calf but muscle tense. Bloodclot?

Calf pain: Would check it out for blood clot , though may also be Baker's cyst rupture or tendonitis. But since the sequela of blood clot can be devastating would follow up with doctor and get doppler ultrasound today. I have seen some very asymptomatic clots. ...Read more

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Can pain in lower left back just above hip cause discomfort down leg in thigh and calf?

Some thoughts.: cannot say in your particular case, but generally, some structures that are in all those places would have concurrent pain. http://www.nerdpocalypse.net/back%20pain.html LUMBAR DISK/sciatica runs along the path of the sciatic nerve. a series of irritated muscles can be in a wide area of the back. ...Read more

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Aching pain in right side groin, lower back, & legs. Random back spasm when lean forward & pain in tailbone/middle of buttock bone. What could it be?

Exam needed: Your symptoms are nondiagnostic but could be due to pelvic congestion or inflammation, but could also be due to musculoskeletal causes. I recommend that you consult your physician or gynecologist for diagnosis and treatment. If advisable referral to an orthopedic surgeon or rheumatologist can be made. In the meantime,nsaids like ibuprofen,if you can take them,May give you some relief. ...Read more

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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more