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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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Can tight muscles or muscle spasms in neck, shoulder or upper back cause pain down arms or tingly numb feeling arms?

Can tight muscles or muscle spasms in neck, shoulder or upper back cause pain down arms or tingly numb feeling arms?

Possibly: Anatomically the arms receive their control of sensation from the neck. Nerves that are irritated at the level of the neck often only result in pain traveling into one arm and not both. Given your age, it would be unlikely that there is significant degeneration to cause symptoms in both arms. Discuss with your pcp. ...Read more

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Tight muscles on right side of neck that cause sensations down rt arm and a little down left leg. Doesn't hurt. Normal? Massage therapy's helping.

Tight muscles on right side of neck that cause sensations down rt arm and a little down left leg. Doesn't hurt. Normal? Massage therapy's helping.

See a doctor: Symptoms of neck pain with a "shooting" characteristic can be related to anything from a pulled muscle of the neck to a pinched nerve. It may be useful to follow up with your doctor if symptoms do not seem to be improving in a few days or if they worsen in severity. Over the counter pain relievers, heat/cold therapy, and gentle stretching may help relieve the pain prior to a visit. ...Read more

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What is the best way to relieve muscle tightness and aching in the upper arms after a workout?

What is the best way to relieve muscle tightness and aching in the upper arms after a workout?

Stretch: Muscles that are warmed up present the perfect opportunity to stretch to releve tension and aching. Better yet, after your workout, try a gently yoga class and you will walk out feeling like a million bucks. Works for me. ...Read more

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Over 2 days right arm feeling weak, floppy, feels like its getting skinnier, muscles don't feel as tight as left arm, hand feels weak. Comes and goes?

Over 2 days right arm feeling weak, floppy, feels like its getting skinnier, muscles don't feel as tight as left arm, hand feels weak. Comes and goes?

Go to your doc or ER: It is likely a local nerve compression but I cannot exclude a stroke or tia. You need to be seen immediately, so go to your doctor or er now. ...Read more

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My friend has woke up for the last 3 nights w/ numb, tingling, pins and needles feeling, on l. Side of body, tight muscles, & puffy feeling in l. Arm?

My friend has woke up for the last 3 nights w/ numb, tingling, pins and needles feeling, on l. Side of body, tight muscles, & puffy feeling in l. Arm?

Positional: Generally this is a sleep positional issue with tightness and muscle spasm around the nerves under the armpit. Can be from neck also. If it goes away quickly then needs to work on some thoracic outlet stretches with a therapist. If persists should get checked out. ...Read more

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Physio said elbow/back pain due to muscle tightness from muscle adhesions. Any tools I can use to help relieve the adhesions besides just stretching?

Physical exam: I recommend you get a physical exam from a physician. At a physician visit, you can give your medical history and make sure the cause of your pain is properly diagnosed. Be able to discuss the onset, location, duration, radiation, and factors associated with your pain. Any traumatic injury? Any medical conditions or family history? Surgeries? Good luck. ...Read more

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35 male eye twitching, dizziness, face numbness, arm and leg weakness & fatigue, tight muscles MRI clear for MS what are other possibilities?

35 male eye twitching, dizziness, face numbness, arm and leg weakness & fatigue, tight muscles MRI clear for MS what are other possibilities?

Asthenia: The other possibilities are anemia, thyroid problem, adrenal cause, connective tissue disease, vitamins, mineral deficiency &hypoglycemia. You have asthenia. The possibility of cancer and anorexia should be sought. Please see your doctor who knows you well. Thanks. ...Read more

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My question is what causes the left front big muscle/vein on your neck to be larger than the right plus muscle tightness?

My question is what causes the left front big muscle/vein on your neck to be larger than the right plus muscle tightness?

Positional change.: The veins in the neck just as the veins in the rest of the body change in size depending on changes in position as well as changes in levels of hydration and changes in pressure in the chest and abdominal cavity. In the neck, the veins decrease with standing and increase with lying down. Straining or laughing increase the the pressure in the chest which can increase the size of the facial veins. ...Read more

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Can prednisone cause muscle tightness spasms?

Can prednisone cause muscle tightness spasms?

Discuss with MD: Usually not, the tightness may represent a coinciding event, discuss with the prescribing doctor. ...Read more

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Muscle tightness all over and reduced flexibiliy all lab tests are normal what could cause this?

Muscle tightness all over and reduced flexibiliy all lab tests are normal what could cause this?

Dehydration: At your age and gender, nutrition is very important. Eating healthy is important for energy as well as hydration and sleep. Having tight muscles may mean many things, but they do not sap your energy. ...Read more

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Can prolonged sitting/ desk work cause muscle tightness on the low back/pelvic area?

My aching Back.: Many people suffer from the same symptoms after sitting in the same position for prolonged periods of time. Strengthening the core muscles will help along with altering the seat/desk height ratio. ...Read more

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Can muscle tightness cause throat pain?

Yes: There are several strap muscles, that is muscles that. Are thin and run up and down, in the throat area on the front and just off center that could tighten up and cause throat pain. Could also be heart related, or reflux related. ...Read more

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Taking dothiepin 37.5mg, lexotan 0.375mg a day for general anxiety disorder. Can medicine cause muscle tightness?

Taking dothiepin 37.5mg, lexotan 0.375mg a day for general anxiety disorder. Can medicine cause muscle tightness?

Some.: You are on a low dose antidepressant and anti-anxiety medication. Yes some medication especially anti-psychotic medications can cause muscle tightness but I think the tightness is still from anxiety itself. You need to talk to your doctor about this. ...Read more

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Muscle tightness in head while at work that causes some dizziness. I'm a programmer. I have anxiety and some tight muscles in my back too?

Muscle tightness in head while at work that causes some dizziness. I'm a programmer. I have anxiety and some tight muscles in my back too?

Tension headache: Do you have any pain associated with the dizziness? If the sides is on both sides of your head and feels like a vice squeezing your temples, you could have recurring tension type headaches. Try Ibuprofen 800 mg to see if you can get some relief and please let me know if you do! ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me what causes the left front big muscle/vein on your neck to be larger than the right plus muscle tightness and slight pain on left side of neck?

Can anyone tell me what causes the left front big muscle/vein on your neck to be larger than the right plus muscle tightness and slight pain on left side of neck?

Pinched Nerve/Muscle: Most times back pain that is sudden onset will resolve. He should use anti-inflammatory meds like ibuprofen, aleve around the clock and even tylenol (acetaminophen) to help. If this does not resolve you should see your doctor for a muscle relaxant as well. If it still does not resolve, I would recommend seeing a spine specialist for a full evaluation and testing. You may need to get an MRI to see inside. ...Read more

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Ok can low blood flow in the body cause muscle twiching in the arm and legs and back. Also have tightness on left side vain on neck and it feel compre?

Ok can low blood flow in the body cause muscle twiching in the arm and legs and back. Also have tightness on left side vain on neck and it feel compre?

Twitching: Muscle tightness and twitching is usually an indication of magnesium, potassium or calcium deficiency, mostly magnesium. Low blood flow would cause lowering of blood pressure and dizziness, fatigue. If we are talking about compression locally like a limb, reducing blood flow, or falling asleep from lack of blood flow that usually exhibits and pins and needles sensation. ...Read more

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Can anxiety attacks cause tight chest muscles/arms? And feel the after effects the next day?

Can anxiety attacks cause tight chest muscles/arms? And feel the after effects the next day?

Possibly: Panic attacks sxs: anxiety; rapid, pounding heart; chest tightness/pain; shortness of breath w hyperventilation; hot /cold flashes; butterflies in stomach, nausea or vomiting; tingling of mouth or extremities; ^ sweating; feeling faint or lightheaded; headache or shaking, difficulty swallowing or tight throat; They usually peak w/i 10 mins. There may be a sense that you aren't real or that the ...Read more

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Can Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) xr cause severe pain and muscle tightness? I'm a 59 year old female. Please help.

Yes, indirectly: Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) greatly reduces appetite for some patients. As a result they eat less and may develop mg or k deficiency, which will cause muscle pain and weakness. Also may lose weight in the form of muscle loss and become weak. The solution is good nutrition, including lots of vegetables, banannas, nuts, protein and adequate hydration. You feel full on the stimulant but your body is starving. ...Read more

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Incarcerated 14 years, on block and metal beds, played all sports. Between mid thoracic and upper lumbar, has extreme muscle tightness, cause, treat?

Incarcerated 14 years, on block and metal beds, played all sports. Between mid thoracic and upper lumbar, has extreme muscle tightness, cause, treat?

Arthritis: It is very common for one who has been active to have degenerative or arthritic changes of the thoracic and lumbar spine. This may lead to back pain, muscle spasms and tightness. The simple starting treatment is heat, massage, and hot showers. If this does not improve, check with your primary care physician. They may either refer you to physical therapy or get an MRI of the back. ...Read more

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Can tight bra straps cause a stiff neck. I also get a sudden pinch in my chest when lifting my right arm especially. Xray, ekg, &echo normal. Problem?

Can tight bra straps cause a stiff neck. I also get a sudden pinch in my chest when lifting my right arm especially. Xray, ekg, &echo normal. Problem?

Muscle may be reason: This may not be a pinched nerve, but it may be a pinched muscle. Nick had muscles can sometimes cause similar complaints. This is something you can evaluate, and see your physician who might have to refer you to be clear. You have a lot of tests and that's why I think it's only muscle. ...Read more

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Can adderrall and/or Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) cause muscle pain, particularly in the neck? Ever since I started adderrall most recently switched to vyvanse, (lisdexamfetamine) I have hadeextremely bad muscle tightness in my neck.

Can adderrall and/or Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) cause muscle pain, particularly in the neck? Ever since I started adderrall most recently switched to vyvanse, (lisdexamfetamine) I have hadeextremely bad muscle tightness in my neck.

Adderall & Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine): Both meds have been associated with muscle spasm & muscle twitching, which can cause pain in the affected areas. Discuss this side effect with prescribing doc for possible change of med or other resolution to problem. ...Read more

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Sharp pain from shoulder to hand in left arm. Muscles feel tight. I have not done any sports or anything with the arm to cause injury?

Sharp pain from shoulder to hand in left arm. Muscles feel tight. I have not done any sports or anything with the arm to cause injury?

Pinched nerve: Although there are a number of possibilities, a cervical radiculopathy is among the more common and does not require that you had an injury. A radiculopathy is a medical term for an irritation if a nerve in the spine causing pain that runs along the distribution of that nerve into an extremity. ...Read more

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Can a almost reversed cervical spine, a curve in my spine & partial sacrilization of mylumbo sacral joint cause severe back pain with muscle tightness?

Can a almost reversed cervical spine, a curve in my spine & partial sacrilization of mylumbo sacral joint cause severe back pain with muscle tightness?

See Spine Specialist: Many people have anatomical variances in their spine like you, however not everyone of those people has or will have pain. Since this has been bothering you enough, I would suggest seeing a pain ; spine specialist to see what exactly is bothering you to see what they can do to help with your pain. ...Read more

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Right arm fatigue with arm pit tightness; t3 (liothyronine) and t4 disc buldge that caused left shoulder pain; PT helped left shoulder but then right arm got worse.

Right arm fatigue with arm pit tightness; t3 (liothyronine) and t4 disc buldge that caused left shoulder pain; PT helped left shoulder but then right arm got worse.

I assume you have...: ...questions, but it's not clear what they are. In any case, only your physical therapist and physician have enough information to give you a meaningful explanation. Please don't hesitate to ask them what they think the problem is and what should be done to evaluate and treat it. ...Read more

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Pineal cyst. Could it cause MS type symptoms in muscle tightness, strange sensations, fatigue, nerve pain, dizziness, pain behind left eye.?

Pineal cyst. Could it cause MS type symptoms in muscle tightness, strange sensations, fatigue, nerve pain, dizziness, pain behind left eye.?

Unlikely: Most pineal cysts, if remain small, will cause no symptoms at all and are just an incidental finding on imaging. Your multiple symptoms need to be assessed, as many situations could promote your problems. Unlikely to be MS. ...Read more

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Back pain and muscle problem in right arm and leg be caused due to posture during mastubation and can pinched nerve cause leg and arm pain at sametime?

Back pain and muscle problem in right arm and leg be caused due to posture during mastubation and can pinched nerve cause leg and arm pain at sametime?

Disc herniation: Can happen in both the neck and back area causing arm and leg weakness and pain. It is uncommon for for these to occur simultaneously. Sometimes neck disc abnormalities can cause arm and leg symptoms. If your symptoms return to normal quickly after the incident, then you can simply watch for any progression. If you have lingering nerve deficit even for a short time then you should get checked. ...Read more

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Can caffeine sensitivity cause tight muscles?

Can caffeine sensitivity cause tight muscles?

Possibly allergy: Caffeine is a stimulant to the central nervous system, but people, could be allergic to it. Best to eliminate it to see if your symptoms stop. ...Read more

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Can tight muscles in the neck and back cause lightheadedness?

Can tight muscles in the neck and back cause lightheadedness?

Occipital neuralgia: The most common symptom is suboccipital pain radiating to the back of the head and occasionally down the back of the neck. Tenderness over the neck is common. During severe episodes, the pain may be felt in the retro-orbital, temporal areas, dizziness, vertigo and lightheadedness.
Rec.: see an orofacial pain or pain management specialist. ...Read more

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Tight muscles cause double vision from up close im 19 going on for 6months?

? Diagnosis: Your description does not indicate any particular diagnosis. Your symptoms are non-specific and you should see aneye doctor for an exam to determine the diagnosis and initiate appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Can tight muscles cause blurrly vision?

Can tight muscles cause blurrly vision?

Unlikely: Where are the tight muscles? If you are referring to tight muscles of the face then the answer is no. The eye actually has a focusing muscle, called the ciliary body. With prolonged near work, this muscle can cramp, causing blurred distance vision in some folks. Rest usually clears up this blurring, but glasses may be necessary. ...Read more

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Can tight muscles in shoulders and back cause chest pain?

Can tight muscles in shoulders and back cause chest pain?

Chest pain: Musculoskeletal causes can be associated with chest pain especially intercostal muscle spasm. The pains of this type are exacerbated by breathing motions of the chest wall. ...Read more

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