Sore throat. It definitely can. Try warm compresses and nsaid's. It typically resolves quickly.
Throat Pain. Muscle tension is a common issue in throat pain. There are many other causes, so if your throat pain is severe, persistent or recurrent, go see your primary care provider. He or she may ask you to see an ear, nose and throat doctor to obtain a complete exam of your throat.
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.