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What could be the cause of a repeating pain, almost similar to a muscle contraction, on the left side of my chest?

What could be the cause of a repeating pain, almost similar to a muscle contraction, on the left side of my chest?

CP: Chest tightness or pain could be due to various reasons- musculoskeletal, acid reflux, hear problems, esophageal spasm, gall bladder disease, aneurysms, blood clot in lungs etc. If you are having pain for so long , you need to get checked. ...Read more

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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Why don't i feel muscle contraction in my triceps and biceps when i bench press and only in chest?

Why don't i feel muscle contraction in my triceps and biceps when i bench press and only in chest?

Sounds like it: I'd have to see your form for sure, but it sure sounds like you're using improper form. You may not feel your chest a lot at lockout, but you should feel it when the bar is close to your chest. ...Read more

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Severe pain near left arm in the chest. I think its a muscle stretch. Its been 3 hours. can't sleep. treatment?

Severe pain near left arm in the chest. I think its a muscle stretch. Its been 3 hours. can't sleep. treatment?

Chest pain: Considering your age, it could be musculoskeletal but any pain radiating to left on the chest pain should be checked. You should at least go to the ER and get your troponins an EKG checked ...Read more

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What should I do to it and approximately how long should I rest it? I have kicked a soccer ball not stretching properly and i feel my inner thigh muscle so tight from my knee to my hip. I feel lil contraction lifting my knee toward my chest

What should I do to it and approximately how long should I rest it? I have kicked a soccer ball not stretching properly and i feel my inner thigh muscle so tight from my knee to my hip. I feel lil contraction lifting my knee toward my chest

You : You are most likely having a severe muscle spasm. You can try ice, advil, (ibuprofen) and very gentle stretching. A physical therapist may be helpful. The other thing we always worry about with leg pain however i will mention, and that is a blood clot. If you have any history of clots, or have swelling, severe pain, increased pain when the leg is down, chest pain, or shortness of breath, then you must go to the er to evaluate it. ...Read more

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Ongoing mid upper back pain, spasms. Just did 14 day h pylori treatment. Pain in irritated back muscle and chest swallowing saliva. What could this be?

Ongoing mid upper back pain, spasms. Just did 14 day h pylori treatment. Pain in irritated back muscle and chest swallowing saliva. What could this be?

Needs Evaluation: To find out the source of this issue. Could even be atypical chest pain from your heart as opposed to GI pain from an ulcerated esophagus. Expect a chest x-ray, ekg to check out your heart, possibly an upper GI endoscopy. Don't try to diagnose this yourself. See a doc asap. ...Read more

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What physical therapy should I do for a torn chest muscle?

What physical therapy should I do for a torn chest muscle?

Physical therapy: Ice, rest are the first measures to take in case of a pulled (torn) chest muscle. Taking an antiinflammatory medication, such as ibuprofen/naproxen may be helpful to alleviated pain/discomfort. Physical therapy should be delayed until it is tolerable. The physical therapist will decide on the techniques to be used. It could be heat/cold applications, ultrasound stimulation, tens unit etc. ...Read more

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Please what is the best treatment for black spots on the face and chest? Also, what is the best thing to do to improve hair growth? And prevent break

Comedones: These are most likely comedies and may be related to sebaceous activity which may be improved with retinoids or a skin care regimen with gentle exfoliation and a non-comedogenic moisturizer. ...Read more

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Daughter Demi received knock to chest playing netball a week ago and has large painful lump (Physio says is hematoma). What is the best treatment?

Daughter Demi received knock to chest playing netball a week ago and has large painful lump (Physio says is hematoma). What is the best treatment?

Rest, Ice, Elevate: Treatment of minor skin hematomas includes rest, ice, compression, and elevation. Heat application can also be helpful. Over time hematoma will gradually be reabsorbed and resolve. Just give it time. If lesion grows or becomes more painful with time see doctor for further work up and evaluation. Caution if you have pre-existing bleeding disorder. ...Read more

Contraction (Definition)

This usually has to do with the onset of labor. It is a muscular tightening of the uterus. Contractions are timed from beginning to end of hardening of the uterus (duration) and from beginning of one contraction until the beginning of the next (frequency). A third descriptor is intensity or how hard ...Read more