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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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Getting pain in front middle left chest that stretches to lower rear back. Only happen when breathing in, stretching. Feels like torn muscle.

Getting pain in front middle left chest that stretches to lower rear back.  Only happen when breathing in, stretching.   Feels like torn muscle.

Costochondritis?: Inflammation of a rib, usually only on one side, that is increased by inspiration is treatable. A pulled muscle should respond spontaneously. So depending on how long its been bothering you, you should see your doctor and get evaluated and treated. ...Read more

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Pain at the top of my sternum and chest. Went to the ER got EKG blood tests everything came back fine. Torn muscle maybe?

Pain at the top of my sternum and chest. Went to the ER got EKG blood tests everything came back fine. Torn muscle maybe?

Could be...: Did you do an activity that where you could have done this. If this was from some activity, you should be able to recall what you did in the last 48-72 hours and that likely was the cause, if this is a pulled muscle. Did they also check your lungs, is the pain still there or now gone? Sounds like the er said it was not your heart but didn't give you a likely diagnosis. Look into tietze's. ...Read more

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Can bluntforce trama cause chest muscle tear?

Can bluntforce trama cause chest muscle tear?

Traum: Certainly possible, although a contusion to the muscle or surrounding tissues would be more likely. ...Read more

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Having pain right breast near armpit and under breast. Am 55 and not sure if it's sore muscle in chest wall or something else. No period in 8 yrs.

Having pain right breast near armpit and under breast. Am 55 and not sure if it's sore muscle in chest wall or something else. No period in 8 yrs.

See doctor: Pain in that area at your age should definitely be investigated. Likely it's nothing, but you wouldn't want to miss a cyst or possible tumor in the area. Be safe. ...Read more

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What happens when you get muscle pain in the chest wall?

Hurts: Muscle spasms can occur in the chest. May need some painedication for relief. ...Read more

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What does atypical chest wall muscle spasms mean? When I went to the ER for chest pains that is what they diagnosed me with.

What does atypical chest wall muscle spasms mean? When I went to the ER for chest pains that is what they diagnosed me with.

Chest wall spasm: First it means you should always ask the Doctor to explain what they are telling you and make sure you understand. Second, they told you there was muscle spasm in the chest wall and your pain was not heart related. ...Read more

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