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What causes a muscle knot and what is it exactly?

What causes a muscle knot and what is it exactly?

Could be...: A muscle spasm, or it could be an injury or tear in the muscle. Either way, if you have significant weakness in a muscle, or loss of range of motion of a joint, can't walk, or can't reach or hold a object in your hand, you should see a doctor without delay. Imple muscle knots or spasms are frequently related to too little or too much stretching of the muscles. Yoga or tai chi may abe helpful. ...Read more

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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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What is the pelvic floor muscle and what is it for?

What is the pelvic floor muscle and what is it for?

Pelvic exercises: The pelvic floor muscles are a group of muscles that wrap around the underneath of the bladder and rectum. Pelvic floor exercise are used to strengthen pelvic floor muscles: If you someone has stress incontinence. http://patient.info/health/pelvic-floor-exercises ...Read more

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Muscle on calf is wasting away and soft lump is developing, what is it and what kind of doctor do I see sbout it?

Muscle on calf is wasting away and  soft lump is developing, what is it and what kind of doctor do I see sbout it?

Muscles do not: Normally "waste away", particularly if the muscle is still in use. So an elderly bed ridden patient may get muscle wasting because they no longer use the muscle. If that is not the case you need to see a doctor. Any lump needs to be evaluated by a medical doctor. I think a good place to start is your internist. ...Read more

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How does it feels to have a lipoma intramuscular? what are the symptoms? Is it a serious thing?

How does it feels to have a lipoma intramuscular? what are the symptoms? Is it a serious thing?

Usually asymptomatic: Intramuscular lipomas are usually asymptomatic and are found incidentally. As such, they do not typically require treatment. If it is large enough, it may cause tenderness in the muscle involved (very uncommon). In that case, you should see an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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What do I feel on the side of my neck? It is a muscle or is it something abnormal?

What do I feel on the side of my neck? It is a muscle or is it something abnormal?

Impossible: to determine remotely. There are muscles on the sides of the neck, but also lymph nodes, blood vessels, subcutaneous fat, and nerves. If you are worried, see your doctor for an exam. ...Read more

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What is a hernia and what causes it in the stomach?

What is a hernia and what causes it in the stomach?

Hole: A hernia is a hole in the abdominal wall or diaphragm through which intra-abdominal organs may pass. I the stomach is involved, it is usually a hiatal hernia, and may cause gerd symptoms, chest pain or difficulty swallowing. See a general surgeon for a consultation if your concerned. ...Read more

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What is the causes of myoma and how exactly does it start?

What is the causes of myoma and how exactly does it start?

Unknown: The causes of leiomyomata are unknown at this time. They do have a genetic predisposition, are more common in african americans, native americans and hispanics, and grow in response to estrogen by binding to receptors from a small cellular nidus of smooth muscle. ...Read more

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What is "neck weakness" and what does it look like?

What is "neck weakness" and what does it look like?

Lacking Strength: Neck weakness means that the muscles of the neck are not of normal strength or there is muscle strength imbalance. I may look like you have poor posture. ...Read more

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What is a cervical neuroma, what causes it? And how is it treated?

What is a cervical neuroma, what causes it? And how is it treated?

Benign nerve growth: A neuroma is a benign tumor or overgrowth of nerve cells which may grow from the nerve or be due to a focal injury. Neuromas can occur anywhere a nerve is. A cervical spine neuroma arises from nerves exiting the spine in the neck region. Many are small, and cause no problem. Larger ones or ones affecting muscle and pain function need evaluation. Your neurologist can help. ...Read more

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What is dermatofibroma? What causes it and what are its symptoms?

What is dermatofibroma? What causes it and what are its symptoms?

Skin bump: Harmless. If you want, it is easy to remove. I suspect that some result from bug bites but nobody knows. If you pinch a DF, the upper skin above the lesion will dimple unlike other skin lesions. ...Read more

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What is a severe malocclusion and how can I tell what it looks like?

What is a severe malocclusion and how can I tell what it looks like?

Crooked teeth: Severe malocclusion means that your teeth are crowded and not straight and do not come together in a harmonious fashion. It will look different in each person. A dentist or orthodontist can help you determine how severe your malocclusion is. ...Read more

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What is a glioma? What is it made of, and why did it get there?

What is a glioma?  What is it made of, and why did it get there?

A tumor of the brain: This is a tumor of the brain tissue. There are several types based on how agressive the tissues appears to the pathologist. The treatment and prognosis depends upon the aggressive appearance known as grade. ...Read more

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What is it when you have a muscle twitch?

What is it when you have a muscle twitch?

Depends on the type: If your leg or arm jumps you could have restless leg syndrome which is treatable.Other remedies may include more rest or evaluation of your body chemicals such as potassium. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is a bone spur and how is it treated?

Could you explain what is a bone spur and how is it treated?

Its a common name --: For an osteophyte, which results from an arthritic process in a joint. Very rarely can it be treated by removing it, if its causing pain/discomfort, by stretching the overlying skin or an adjacent structure, like a nerve. When done for the 1st toe's joint, its called chielectomy. They are generally removed during total knee or hip replacements or from other joints which are being replaced. ...Read more

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What is goiter and what causes it to grow?

What is goiter and what causes it to grow?

Thyroid enlargement: A goiter is an enlarged thyroid. Most cases are not cancer (but a doc needs to examine you and probably do an ultrasound). The most common cause in the usa is living in an area that has soil that is deficient in iodine. Many goiters seem to run in families. At least 5% of all women have some nodules in their thyroid and this goes up to nearly half if screened with ultrasound. ...Read more

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What is protein in your urine and what is the cause of it and what could I do to get it better?

What is protein in your urine and what is the cause of it and what could I do to get it better?

Proteinuria: is the presence of protein in the urine. It can vary from few mg to several grams and can be caused by several diseases most notable diabetes. Several effective medications are available which help repair the kidney filters and prevent progression of kidney disease. You will need to see a Nephrologist who will order workup to determine the etiology and treatment plan. thank You ...Read more

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What is a testicular ultrasound and what is it used for?

What is a testicular ultrasound and what is it used for?

Testicular: Ultrasound is a painless test that looks at the testes and surrounding structures in the scrotal sac. It is used to look for masses, blood flow, fluid, dilated vessels, and to evaluate the epididymis. ...Read more

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What is HPV and what causes it in a guy?

What is HPV and what causes it in a guy?

Virus: Human papillomavirus is a family of over 100 viruses. They mainly cause warts. In women they are the major cause of cervical cancer. In men they are the major cause of scrotal, penile and anal cancer. They also cause a fatal respiratory disease in newborns. It is caught and passed on inn various ways. The genital form obviously as std. ...Read more

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What causes a muscle knot and what is it exactly?

Could be...: A muscle spasm, or it could be an injury or tear in the muscle. Either way, if you have significant weakness in a muscle, or loss of range of motion of a joint, can't walk, or can't reach or hold a object in your hand, you should see a doctor without delay. Imple muscle knots or spasms are frequently related to too little or too much stretching of the muscles. Yoga or tai chi may abe helpful. ...Read more

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What Causes Muscles To Get Knots In Them. Is This A Type Of Medical Condition?

What Causes Muscles To Get Knots In Them.  Is This A Type Of Medical Condition?

Muscle Cramps: I assume the knots are painful and come and go. Overexertion, dehydration and mineral deficiency of calcium or magnesium are the most common causes. Stretching before exercise, taking magnesium supplements or simply rehydrating early and often often clears them up. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Do muscle knots cause pinched nerve?

Do muscle knots cause pinched nerve?

Yes: Piriformis syndrome good example but not in back maybe in buttocks and neck scalene muscles in anterior neck , back pain not caused by pinched nerves in allopathic therories of pain. ...Read more

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Could standing too long cause muscle knots?

Could standing too long cause muscle knots?

By "knots": I assume you mean "cramps" Standing for long periods of time can cause muscle cramps! If these occur too "quickly" have your FEET/SHOES checked out ...you may have a foot support problem("flat feet") Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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My question is what causes muscle knots or trigger points?

My question is what causes muscle knots or trigger points?

Trigger points: Fascia surrounding muscle can become inflamed and lead to nodules or tight roapy bands. ...Read more

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What cause lower knots that seem to float on the lower back? Can they be caused by muscle spasms?

Muscle spasms: Most likely muscle spasms. This is the most common cause of lower back pain. Usually self limited. Take some otc anti inflammatory meds and it should resolve. If it persists see a physiatrist. ...Read more

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Can a strained or pulled muscle cause muscle knots in the groin area?'

Can a strained or pulled muscle cause muscle knots in the groin area?'

Pulled muscle can: impact the function of other muscles, including the groin area. Your doctor can assess and refer to another professional to help if needed. Peace and good health. I see that you experience panic attacks. Please watch your self-talk so your mind does not run away w/problems that may or may not be the case. ...Read more

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What exactly causes the stiffness from a rotator cuff injury? Muscle spasms?

What exactly causes the stiffness from a rotator cuff injury? Muscle spasms?

Capsular tightness: A rotator cuff tear is usually painful and can spawn a cascade of undesirable events in the surrounding tissues. The muscles attached to the torn cuff tendon can become weak, atrophied and painful. The underlying shoulder capsule can become transiently stiff and noncompliant resulting in a debilitating loss of motion ("frozen shoulder"). Scar tissue/synovitis can accumulate and block motion too. ...Read more

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What exactly causes the problems from a rotator cuff injury? Muscle weakness or damage?

What exactly causes the problems from a rotator cuff injury? Muscle weakness or damage?

Both: The problems with a rotator cuff injury involve pain, swelling and limited motion. The treatment may involve ice, rest and nsaids. Sometimes a cortisone injection can be helpful. If the rotator cuff is totally torn, one might have limited motion. Then one might need surgical treatment for the problem. ...Read more

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Chest pain i beleive caused by back pain. Can feel a large muscle knot. This is chronic. What could it be ? Tumor? All on left side.

Chest pain i beleive caused by back pain. Can feel a large muscle knot. This is chronic. What could it be ? Tumor? All on left side.

Chest pain Tumor: Chest pain can be due to a large number of causes; one such is due to nerve root injury impingement with associated muscle spasm, A tumor is usu. meant to be a lump of some type, sometimes malignant and sometimes benign. Get a proper consultation in person or vie Concierge a Health Tap ...Read more

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I have a knot on the side of my head. It hurts to massage it and causes some muscle pain when I look up. Do I need to get this looked at?

I have a knot on the side of my head. It hurts to massage it and causes some muscle pain when I look up. Do I need to get this looked at?

Tmj/temporalis: i know you don't want to jump the gun. The temporalis muscles is a common source of a 'knot' , muscle tension, and even migraine. I suggest you look up that muscle and see if that matches your discomfort. Tension and TMJ can cause these problems. If you know is somewhere else, make an appointment. ...Read more

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What would cause muscles in the upper back to be pea sized knots? They are sore and cause constant pain.

What would cause muscles in the upper back to be pea sized knots? They are sore and cause constant pain.

Myofascial Pain: What you feel as "pea-sized knots" are called trigger points. We all have these little knots but they shouldn't be sore & cause constant pain. Trigger points are common in people who perform repetitive activities, sit for long periods, electronics, poor posture and other factors. There are good treatment options, but start by avoiding repetitive and prolonged sitting. Exercise and healthy diet. ...Read more

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What causes painful muscle knots in the neck/shoulder region? Will massage help? Will trigger point injections helps?

What causes painful muscle knots in the neck/shoulder region? Will massage help? Will trigger point injections helps?

Myofascial pain: You're not alone--This is a very common but poorly understood disorder. We weren't evolved to be spending all day with our shoulders crunched up, typing on computers! Ergonomic changes help some people, and massage and trigger point injections also help some people, as you mention. Discuss ergonomics with your PT, she/he may be a good resource for you. ...Read more

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I have muscle knot close to my hip caused by kicking a ball. Doctors say p.T. And ultra sound should help. Is that true ? What's the name of knot?

Bruished muscle: Unusual or awkward physical activity / motion can cause torn muscle fibers which cause the knot. Immidite 24 hr local ice and then heat, anti inflammatory meds and taking it easy for couple days followed by gradual increase of activity solves the problem. Obhiously size and location and severity matters in this equation. ...Read more