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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 hit the back of my head behind the right ear today i now feel a bit nauseous and the front of my head feels 'tight' or as if it has presur on it.?

I hit the back of my head behind the right ear today i now feel a bit nauseous and the front of my head feels 'tight' or as if it has presur on it.?

Get medical evaluati: Though you may have a concussion, there could be more serious issues associated with hitting your head and having these symptoms. Please seek a medical evaluation asap. ...Read more

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I get a whooshing sound in my right ear and rt side of head feels tight. Also pain in forehead like sinus. Been v anxious for 7 months. Anxiety ?

I get a whooshing sound in my right ear and rt side of head feels tight. Also pain in forehead like sinus. Been v anxious for 7 months. Anxiety ?

Medical exam: There are many possible causes. Before attributing your symptoms to anxiety, a medical exam is in order to rule out possible medical conditions. However, if you have been suffering from anxiety for 7 months, you should be getting treatment for anxiety. Get a medical workup to rule out medical conditions, and see a mental health professional for help with anxiety. ...Read more

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Tight forehead for years left to middle forehead .Tinnitus right ear. When i massage face or shoulders.My left ear moves up&down.Scar in front of ear

Tight forehead for years left to middle forehead .Tinnitus right ear. When i massage face or shoulders.My left ear moves up&down.Scar in front of ear

Approaches: I agree w earlier info. In addition, consider scar treatment for the scar that is anterior to your ear. It may be adhesive & respond well to acupuncture scar deactivation with or without e-stim or scar injection (not with steroids). Additionally, seeing ENT is a must for chronic tinnitus. Looks like you have already been diagnosed with stress headaches (does that mean tension headache?) you >>. ...Read more

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I have burning pain in my right ear, throat, difficulty swallowing and tightness in right chest. I've seen 2 ent's that can't diagnose. Please help.?

I have burning pain in my right ear, throat, difficulty swallowing and tightness in right chest. I've seen 2 ent's that can't diagnose.  Please help.?

Vascular disease?: One possibility is carotidodynia, a painful disorder involving either carotid artery. Cause often unknown. Other similar causes include arteritis, arterial dissection. Chest involvement could indicate involvement of arteries closer to the heart. Disorders involving the base of the heart (which is actually at the top) can also do this. Consider seeing cardiologist or neurologist. ...Read more

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What could it mean if there is tightness in jaws, pressure in right ear, numbness around mouth?

What could it mean if there is tightness in jaws, pressure in right ear, numbness around mouth?

Angina.: Pressure in the ear and numbness around the mouth could have any of a number of possible causes, including infection and a change of ones altitude. However, of greatest concern is mention of "tightness in jaws". Sometimes, coronary artery disease manifests itself as jaw pain. Like anginal chest pain, it typically is brought on by exertion and is relieved by rest. It merits a cardiac exam. ...Read more

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Can wearing a tight basketball headband cause damage to ear cartlidge?

Can wearing a tight basketball headband cause damage to ear cartlidge?

Depends.: Tight clothing can significantly alter blood flow which can damage any tissue. Short periods are usually not a problem. But if you do this for long periods, often, you may have problems. If the band is tight enough that you notice numbness or tingling or the skin is paler than normal afterwards, then the headband is too tight. Lighten it up! Even tourniquets cannot be in place for long! ...Read more

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My face on the Left side feels tight and hurts ? Pain radiates to my ear

My face on the Left side feels tight and hurts ? Pain radiates to my ear

Face: may be related to your jaw and a sign of bite or teeth issues. Warm compresses soft diet and ibuprofen with dental evaluation ...Read more

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Trying to loosen up tight neck but I can't touch ear to shoulder without crackling. Time for pt?

Trying to loosen up tight neck but I can't touch ear to shoulder without crackling. Time for pt?

Start with PCP: A more specific diagnosis should be considered before you go to a physical therapist. You'll like need a referral anyway from you pcp, so see the doc first. ...Read more