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What Causes Knot In Arm Muscle
A charlie horse.....: Large muscles use a lot of energy to do work, and this is supplied by blood. If the supply is not adequate their can be painful spasm; and if metabolites from heavy activity are not removed there can be spasm. Other causes can be a trapped nerve root irritating the muscle. Some people have greater likelihood of spasm due to underlying genetic causes. ...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
Several things: It could be due to trauma, like whiplash injuries or heavy work. Neck degenerative arthritis can do this. Irritation of some of the small nerves to the neck muscles are a possibility. If it is not getting better, talk to your primary doctor or a specialist who takes care of neck problems. ...Read more
What would cause tension in left shoulder blade, muscle spasms in shoulder blade, chest, and in upper outside of arm (not bicep)?
Many reasons: To have spasm in general means the muscles this means the muscle irritated it? The irritation could come from the muscle itself or from the nerve feeding that muscle. The cause for the first one, injury to the muscles, lack of fitness, overwork those muscles. Nerve injury, if the nerve to muscles is injured, that leads to the same thing. ...Read more
Overuse: First, always make sure with your doctor that your chest pain is not cardiac or pulmonary. After that, look at the usage of your arms. Activities such as pushups, or frequent pushing/pulling/carrying of items can cause chest muscle discomfort. Other times, muscle spasms of the upper back can radiate to the chest muscles. Physical therapy/ massage or a muscle relaxant can help. ...Read more
Unclear.: Elbow pain can come from varied conditions including musculoskeletal, rheumatological, and neurological which would include a pinched nerve. Chest pain is always a potentially very serious condition as it could represent a life threatening cardiac condition. Unless medically cleared, all complaints of chest pain should be treated as a medical emergency in an appropriate setting (e.g. Er). ...Read more
Muscle twitching under my armpit on right side wrapping around ribs from shoulder blade to pectoral muscle, unrelated to electrolytes. Other causes?
Muscle spasms: Usually a muscle spasm happens around the spine when it tries to "stabilize" the spine during a strain. When you strain it during sleep in a bad position or when you turn abruptly the wrong way, the spasm lasts long after the uncomfortable event is done. In order for it to go away, spine needs to be realigned, and the muscles need to relax. Sometimes heat helps that or muscle relaxants or yoga etc. ...Read more
What is a pain in left scapulae that runs under left armpit and to left pectoral muscle caused from?
Seratus anterior : 40's male has pain in "armpit to pectoralis", and he queries as to cause. The serratus anterior muscle is implicated ; pushing his arm forward against resistance would be expected to arouse pain. Pushing and weight lifting stressors might be expected to cause this type of muscle injury ; reflexive muscle spasm. Rest and heat might benefit. If persists see an osteopath or a physiatrist. ...Read more
Pain in right arm between shoulder an elbow kinda itches also an muscle tension in back an ribs could it be anything serious of just muscle pains?
Several possible : Reasons including neck problems like a disc herniation leading to a pinched nerve, a shoulder problem, certain tumors of the upper lung known as pancoast tumors, heart related issues such as angina to name a few. Because this may be related to a heart problem , see your doctor. ...Read more
Needs clarification: We have to be certain it is muscle pain and not an underlying lung or cardiac or gastrointestinal problem. Muscle pain can be due to injury, lack of exercise or deconditioning. We see costochondritis which is more of a musculoskeletal than a systemic inflammatory illness. Exercising and conditioning can help. ...Read more
Several options: Overuse, muscle sprain/strain, and localized inflammation are possible causes. It is also possible to have pathology within the chest (for example, a lesion on the back part of the chest wall) which could result in cramping in that area. A pinched nerve (i.e. Thoracic radiculopathy) is another possibility. ...Read more
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