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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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What can cause a burning tight sensation in arms and legs??

What can cause a burning tight sensation in arms and legs??

Unusual symptoms: This is an unusual symptom. A lot more info is needed. Consider a HealthTap Prime virtual consult. ...Read more

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My arms, back and legs burn terribly bad like a sunburn and feels extremely tight. Hurts to touch also. Please help. ?

My arms, back and legs burn terribly bad like a sunburn and feels extremely tight. Hurts to touch also. Please help. ?

Sunburn: Hello. I would try aloe gel and cool cloths on the burned skin. If this does not help or blistering develops, you should see a doctor. In severe sunburn cases, silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) can be prescribed which prevents infection and stops the pain. In the future, be sure to apply a sunblock (at least SPF 30) prior to sun exposure and re-apply if you are in water. ...Read more

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I have intermitten right leg and tight arm tingling/numbess. Right arm at times feels like the worse dead arm i've ever had. headaches too?

I have intermitten right leg and tight arm tingling/numbess. Right arm at times feels like the worse dead arm i've ever had. headaches too?

Neurological symptom: See a primary care doc and neurologist fir evaluation, differential ranges from vitamin deficiencies to MS to impingement syndromes. You may need an Mri and nerve conduction studies. ...Read more

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Ok can low blood flow in the body cause muscle twiching in the arm and legs and back. Also have tightness on left side vain on neck and it feel compre?

Ok can low blood flow in the body cause muscle twiching in the arm and legs and back. Also have tightness on left side vain on neck and it feel compre?

Twitching: muscle tightness and twitching is usually an indication of magnesium, potassium or calcium deficiency, mostly magnesium. Low blood flow would cause lowering of blood pressure and dizziness, fatigue. If we are talking about compression locally like a limb, reducing blood flow, or falling asleep from lack of blood flow that usually exhibits and pins and needles sensation. ...Read more

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Whenever i sit continous for a long time then i get numbness tingling in my arms legs and stifness tightness in head or face..Plz please tell what to do?

Whenever i sit continous for a long time then i get numbness tingling in my arms legs and stifness tightness in head or face..Plz please  tell what to do?

Walk around: You should try walking around every 30 minutes or so to get your blood flowing. Try not to stay seated continuously for a long period of time, try stretching your legs out and moving your arms if you aren't able to get out of your chair. ...Read more

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Always have a tight head and always tired this includes bad aching in my legs and arms any ideas?

Always have a tight head and always tired this includes bad aching in my legs and arms any ideas?

See your doctor: There are many possibilities to explain your symtoms so you need to see your doctor for thorough exam and evaluation ...Read more