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Doctor insights on: What Would Cause Painful Deltoid Contraction

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Can a loose and weak piriformis muscle cause pain? If so what type of pain would it cause. Thanks

Can a loose and weak piriformis muscle cause pain?  If so what type of pain would it cause. Thanks

Possible sciatica: if you have problems with the piriformis tendon, it may irritate the sciatic nerve. This in turn may cause pain in the buttock and/or aim down the leg. An evaluation with a good history and physical can help with the diagnosis and treatment. ...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


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What would cause tight pelvic muscles?

What would cause tight pelvic muscles?

See below: One of the most common causes is inactivity and lack of exercise. Activity helps stretch and condition the muscle tissue. ...Read more

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What can cause calf muscle contractions?

What can cause calf muscle contractions?

Calf muscle contraction: If you are experiencing the cramping at night then this is likely due to compression of lumbar nerves coming from your lower back. You may want to change the position in which you sleep or possibly even the mattress you are sleeping on. Follow up with a neurologist to determine whether you have lumbar spine problems. Good luck ...Read more

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What could be the cause of severely painful rectal spasms?

What could be the cause of severely painful rectal spasms?

Proctalgia fugax: Sounds like proctalgia fugax, which is a benign condition. But it could be very painful. It's thought to be due to spasms of pelvic muscles, surrounding your rectum. It's usually very short- lasting and self- resolving. Heating pad or massaging the area could be helpful. But then again it could be due to other conditions. If it is bothering you a lot, it would be a good idea to see a doctor. ...Read more

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During exercise, I might have caused a mild muscle strain or rupture in the upper back area. Probably trapezius or rhomboideus muscle. What to do?

During exercise, I might have caused a mild muscle strain or rupture in the upper back area. Probably trapezius or rhomboideus muscle. What to do?

REST AND HEAT: if you just did it ice will work better to minimize the damage in the muscle. after that, rest and heat is the key to overcome the spasm in the muscle that causing the pain. you can do some stretching exercise to the muscle as well. have some body apply icy hot on the area as well. take aleve, (naproxen) or naprosen, it works better than ibuprofen on muscle. good luck ...Read more

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What would cause a sudden muscle pain and tear type sound near the upper back, right under the shoulder blade. Would it be the rhomboid or trapezius?

What would cause a sudden muscle pain and tear type sound near the upper back, right under the shoulder blade. Would it be the rhomboid or trapezius?

Shoulder pain: 29 year old gentleman with sudden pain under the shoulder blade and audible tear. You need a full exam from an orthopaedic surgeon. If you mean the pain was underneath your scapula, the muscle underneath it is called the subscapularis. Tears involving this muscle or its tendon are detected using the lift off test. However, you need a full exam not clear on here. Good luck. ...Read more

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Constant knee pain seems lateral. Collateral ligament is tight & painful and it is also causing the joint to grind. What could be causing this?

Constant knee pain seems lateral. Collateral ligament is tight & painful and it is also causing the joint to grind. What could be causing this?

Knee Nightmare: Pain about the knee can be due to many reasons. Medial pain can occur due to ligament, meniscal or bursal injury. Similarly, lateral pain can occur for these reasons but less so for meniscal injury as it is a distinct structure apart from the collateral ligament. A common, but often overlooked, condition is iliotibial band syndrome that can cause pain anywhere from the hip to the lateral knee. ...Read more

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What causes a painful muscle spasm in the calf muscle?

What causes a painful muscle spasm in the calf 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

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What would cause lateral knee joint pain that started as a muscle cramp in the upper calf ?

What would cause lateral knee joint pain  that started as a muscle cramp in the upper calf ?

Knee pain: Could be a number of things. If cramping or pain persists should see md to rule blood clot and possible tear of meniscus. ...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 could cause extremely painful muscle spasms in my leg?

Lack of practice: If you overuse a muscle it spasms when not warmed up--of course the most common electrolyte abnormality mg, k--then it could be caused by nerve if you have neuropathy-- if persist same place ask your doc. ...Read more

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Intermittent "popping" sensations in upper right scalp, scared of "Subarachnoid hemorrhage". Could it be muscle tension?Anxiety?Any advice would help.

Intermittent "popping" sensations in upper right scalp, scared of "Subarachnoid hemorrhage". Could it be muscle tension?Anxiety?Any advice would help.

GOOD NEWS: It's not a subarachnoid hemorrhage, b/c that's INSIDE your skull. My guess is that YOUR guess is correct, and that it IS, indeed, stress related. ASSUMING your SKIN IS INTACT (if NOT, go see MD) Try closing your eyes, taking slow deep breaths in thru nose, out thru mouth, exhale is longer than inhale, and giving yourself a scalp/face/neck massage. It might be easier to try in shower 1st. be well. ...Read more

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Day 2 spasms in tailbone to the left side. Constant ache, movement sends it into spasm. Cause? What can I do to relieve pain? Dr or chiro? Concern?

orthopedist: Your " tailbone" is where all your spinal nerves converge and can cause lots of issues. Seek a specialist, please. ...Read more

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Painful shoulder because of a weak supraspinatus muscle. Physio has given me exercises to strengthen but this causes more pain. How to escape catch 22

Painful shoulder because of a weak supraspinatus muscle. Physio has given me exercises to strengthen but this causes more pain. How to escape catch 22

Identify pain cause: First concern should be to identify the cause of the supraspinatus weakness and pain. Physiotherapy can be very helpful, but shoulder impingement secondary to a bone spur or abnomral shoulder mechanics need to be assessed. Consult with an orthopaedic surgeon to see if a cortisone injection might help or whether you need to have an ultrasound or MRI done. ...Read more

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What types of upper left chest tightness can cause an off-balance feeling? Duration is 4 months. Doctor did ekg, does not think it is cardiac pain.

What types of upper left chest tightness can cause an off-balance feeling?  Duration is 4 months.  Doctor did ekg, does not think it is cardiac pain.

Chest pain : An ekg does not rule out coronary artery disease. Stress test may reveal coronary artery disease. If stress test is negative and you continue to have chest tightness, coronary angiography is necessary to rule in or rule out coronary disease. ...Read more

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Why is an abdominal muscle tear so painful? What can be done ?

Why is an abdominal muscle tear so painful? What can be done ?

Abdominal tear: It hurts so much because it moves each time you breathe & move. Consider initial rest, ice, & wrap. Then consider pt, laser therapy, swimming, progressive yoga & pilates as tolerated. ...Read more

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What could be causing sharp pains in both deltoid muscles?

Strain/over use?: Anything that stresses the deltoid or under lying rotator cuff can cause this. Lifting from flor or table level 2 over head either heavy or repetitive. C an ortho 4 eval & x-rays even pos mr and get a firm diagnosis. U r entering the age group 4 rotator cuff trouble. Throwing also is a cause. ...Read more

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I have really bad muscle knots in my shoulder/neck region. Really painful. What type(s) of Doctor does trigger point injections?

Sequencing: First, get a visit with an osteopathic or physiatrist specialist, and uncover causation. Although TPI's might indeed be useful, other therapeutic interventions might be better, so start with understanding and move to rehab. ...Read more