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Muscle Tightness

Muscle tightness is when your muscles feel tight, and you find it hard to move, which is commonly experienced after rest. The causes are sprains, strains, insect bite, infection, etc.

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What could cause extreme anxiety symptoms and depressive feelings in a person with a medical history of thyroid imbalance and hyperthyroidism?

Query: Hello doctor,I had thyroid imbalance and hyperthyroid (silent or subacute thyroiditis) two years ago and had really bad anxiety symptoms (dizziness, imbalance, rapid heartbeat, body stiffness, unable to concentrate, etc.) The thyroid indexes came back to normal after three months on its own however ...  Read Full »

Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Well, can you check your cholesterol levels and vitamin D levels, and calcium levels as well? Try to check your blood pressure and pulse and record it morning and evening twice a day for a week or so and let me know. In...  Read Full »

I have spina bifida occulta with myasthenia. Kindly help

Query: Hello doctor, I have spent many hours resolving many dysfunctions in my body. To tell you what I have self-diagnosed from a doctor's visit, and my X-ray of spina bifida occulta L3-L4 showed a lateral pelvic tilt right side which is higher, right psoas tightness, right external or internal oblique ti...  Read Full »

Dr. Michael Azari

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have not seen you in person. It is difficult to know how you are affected by spina bifida occulta. This condition does not usually cause asymmetrical weight bearing. The multiple muscle weaknesses and tensions mentioned are not really separate conditions; they mean...  Read Full »

I have a tight sensation on my left hip. What is causing this?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 27-year-old male. For about the last year, I have had this weird sensation on my left side, from my left hip up to below the bottom of my left ribcage. It is mostly just when I am lying on my side. When I lay on my left side, it feels like I am laying on something like a flat pie...  Read Full »

Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Most probably, you have musculoskeletal pain. Characteristics of musculoskeletal pain are: 1. Dull aching. 2. Increase with certain movements and certain positions. 3. Tender muscles. Do you have similar features? Do you practice heavy exercise? What kind of work do y...  Read Full »

I feel muscle tightness in both feet while sleeping. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 35 year old male. For the past two years, I am suffering from muscle pain near ankle and also have muscle tightness in both feet while sleeping. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Divakara. P

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your problems could be due to arthritis of ankle joint or due to bone weakness. I recommend you to get the following tests done and revert back with reports. C-reactive protein (CRP), serum uric acid, serum vitamin D3 levels and rheumatoid arthritis (RA factor). You can ...  Read Full »

I have numbness and muscle tightening from the abdomen to the toes after an accident. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I have attached my MRI reports. No significant narrowing of the cord after the accident last year. What are treatment options? Symptoms include numbness and muscle tightening from the abdomen to the toes; all motor functions and strength are intact. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Anuj Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. You need to send me images of the MRI. Also, tell me do you feel instability while walking? Do you have a change in your writing? Are your symptoms progressive when you compare them with last year? Please send me images. I hope this has helped...  Read Full »

How to avoid tightening my calf muscles?

Query: Hello doctor, I feel like my calf muscles are gonna pull and I want to prevent it. It does not hurt, but I can feel the tightness. What should I do to stop this? I am scared.  Read Full »

Dr. Manel Silva

Answer: Hi, Welcome to This sounds like calf tightness, but it may be a few other things that are more concerning. If the tightness is only in one calf, you need to get follow up, especially if you are on birth control or have another risk for blood clots. Depending on your age, you may be at r...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for right-sided anterior pelvic tilt?

Query: Hello doctor, My husband is suffering from an anterior pelvic tilt in the right. He is a bodybuilder and currently not able to do workouts since he has pain and numbness in both upper and lower sides of the body in the right region. He also has muscle imbalance because of that. We have consulted se...  Read Full »

Dr. Settipalli Saravan Pramod

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is common for this anterior pelvic tilt position to drastically affect your posture even up into the upper back and neck. The tight muscles are hip flexors, tensor fascia lata, and quadriceps and weak muscles are the gluteal groups and hamstring, abdominals. Str...  Read Full »

Kindly review my reports and help me know the cause of my sleep apnea?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 59-year-old male. For decades, I have been struggling with chronic pain and fatigue, which naturally was making my sleep significantly disrupted. Last week, I did a sleep apnea test, and they diagnosed me with moderate to severe sleep apnea. The doctor said that my age and med...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for writing, and I can understand your concern. I have gone through your reports, and your sleep apnea is mild only (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). It is not related to the ENT issue. In contrast, it needs neurological ass...  Read Full »

What causes a feeling of tightness in the upper neck area and bruising under the tongue?

Query: Hi doctor, I have tightness in my right upper neck area (under my jaw) and there is pain under the right side of the tongue. I found a red spot under my tongue. What is it. I had this pain on and off for a couple of months. Same for the tightness. My neck does not seem swollen and I do not think...  Read Full »

Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I went through your query and the attached images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I am very sorry for the discomfort. As a specialist, I am here to help you. As I went through your history, I came across von Willebrand Disease type 3. The Willebrand F...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for numbness in cheek with drooping eyelids and muscle tension?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 20-year-old male. I have numbness on my left cheek/jaw and sometimes even under ear for around four to five days now. I feel like my eyelid is drooping. It could have always just been that way. I have right calf muscle tension and tension on both arms (triceps). Occasionally the ...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I am impressed with your awareness. The way you are describing it appears as Bell's palsy (you can better call it local stroke). But let me explain what happens. Do you have a deviation of face, loss of wrinkles on the forehead? You can search for a photo of Bell's p...  Read Full »

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