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Tightness (Definition)

Tightness can mean different states at distinctive times. The most common is the complaint of tightness of chest, a feeling of discomfort, real or perceived, seen often in patients with asthma or panic disorder, or heart attack. Your physician ...Read more


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I have spinal stenosis and I am having bi lateral hamstring tightness/pain. What levels can contribute to these symptoms?

I have spinal stenosis and I am having bi lateral hamstring tightness/pain. What levels can contribute to these symptoms?

Sciatic nerve-tibial: Lumbar spine stenosis (narrowing) usually affects all structures below the site of spinal cord constriction. The hamstrings are innervated by a branch (ant. Tibial) of the sciatic nerve (l4, l5, s1, s2, (racepinephrine) s3 origin) the word ham originally referred to the fat and muscle behind the knee . String refers to tendons. The 3 muscles of the posterior thigh: semitendinosus, semimembranosus, biceps femoris. ...Read more

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Tight hamstrings & bilat shooting pain dwn thighs x4months.Runner.Previously flexible.Have ctd. Md quickly dx'd me w/hamstring pull.Referred me to pt?

Hamstrings: Trial of pt and non steroidal anti inflammatory agents would be of help for hamstring pull along with rest and gradual increase in exercise and stretching . Consider further work up if no response. ...Read more

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I have tightness on pain on hamstrings on both legs. Originally only on right leg, but now both legs. What is best treatment?

Drug adverse effect: Although the commonest cause of such symptoms is muscle strain or overuse but it can also be the side effect of Doxepin. Talk to your Psychiatrist or the physician who prescribed it. ...Read more

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What cardio exercises can I do with a pulled/tight hamstring?

What cardio exercises can I do with a pulled/tight hamstring?

Swimming: Rehab of a injured hamstring should be done with consultation of a physical therapist. These can be nagging prolonged injuries. Swimming is a choice for cardio curing rehab. Use pain as your guide. If it hurts, don't do it. ...Read more

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My hamstrings are always tight no matter how much I stretch. What is the cause and how do I fix it?

My hamstrings are always tight no matter how much I stretch. What is the cause and how do I fix it?

Tough issue: See an orthopedist or sports medicine specialist and discuss with them. You may have an orthopedic issue that needs addressing. ...Read more