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Tightness In Tongue Muscles
Neck and tongue: There are several possible connections here. If the "knots" are swollen lymph nodes due to infection, that could affect the tongue. The Hypoglossal nerve runs down into the neck and back to the tongue, affecting muscle movement of the tongue. The close proximity of tongue to neck can make any discomfort in one, affect the other. ...Read more
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
I got tension on left face, canine teeth, upper lower lip, left tongue, muscle feels tight on tmj, mild pain around ear. is this TMJ?
Way under the back of my tongue aches and feels over stretched with tight throat muscles, what causes strained feeling under tongue making it hard to talk and swallow. Had normal emg.
See a Demtst and MD: From a dental standpoint, these symptoms are associated with several types of conditions which include life threatening infections to tmj. Best to have an exam by a dentist and physician for a more thorough exam before jumping to any conclusions. I would also recommend that you not put this off for long. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
New to gerd. My neck muscles tighten and my voice hurts to talk at times. Common? On Prilosec bid. Also back of tongue hurts.
More Dx: There are other medications that can be used along with diet modifications and\or surgical options. I would discuss the situation with your gastroenterologist further. There are diagnostic tests that may help determine the best answer. Without knowing what tests have been done so far it's hard to go further on this forum. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stretch?: With the information given, the first suggestion is stretching. You can use a broom handle and your good arm to push the stiff shoulder to a comfortable limit and hold it. You can also use the hand on the bad side to crawl up a nearby wall to that same comfortable limit. If you are really stiff, a physical therapist may help. Failing this see your primary provider or a sports specialist. ...Read more
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