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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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 icliniq.com. 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 »

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 icliniq.com. 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 is causing muscle tightness and pain all over my body?

Query: Hi doctor, For the past four years, I have been suffering from debilitating muscle tightness and pain. I have muscle knots or taut bands everywhere in my body. They can be felt with the fingers. I have tried all conventional therapy without success. As a last resort, I want to try a 1 to 2 week tri...  Read Full »


Dr. Jadhav Yatish Anant

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per your history, my provisional diagnosis would be 1. Myofascial pain syndrome (MPS) 2. Fibromyalgia with little more inclination towards MPS. Both are chronic painful conditions. You have tried all oral muscle relaxants, antidepressants, anticholinergics, an...  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 icliniq.com. 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 icliniq.com. 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 »

How to help the pain due to muscle contracture after third-degree burn wound?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a third-degree burns survivor. I was three weeks in the hospital before being discharged in the last week of November. My right arm is the one badly hit by the fire. It was a cooking gas explosion that splashed red oil over my body. It is over six months now after my discharge and ...  Read Full »


Dr. Doshi Chirag

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As I saw in the history and clinical photograph (attachment removed to protect patient identiy) that you had suffered severe almost third or fourth-degree burn with a scar and you have a lot of difficulties owing to it. It is almost six months and I think within a fe...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for muscle tightness?

Query: Hello doctor, The right part of my body feels tighter that the left. I feel pain in my right calf and thigh when I wear trousers and in my right underarm when I wear a shirt. What can I do to solve this?  Read Full »


Dr. Thakre Mahendra Shivram

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I need to know more about your symptoms. When and how does it start? Is it increasing day by day or it is the same? Is it associated with any pain or muscle ache? Is it aggravated by activity? Are there any diurnal variations? Is there any ba...  Read Full »

Can facial tightness throughout the day be due to anxiety?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 25-year-old male. I do not have any medical history. Been always healthy. For the past 3 months, I have been experiencing this facial tightness which comes pretty often throughout the day with different intensity. The facial tension usually comes half an hour after I leave the ...  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read carefully your question and would agree with your Doctor on the fact that all your symptoms are suggestive of anxiety. The fact that your symptoms are relieved by lying down, alcohol or physical activity is another argument in favour of anxiety. Anyways, bef...  Read Full »

Is it advisable to take either whey protein or fiber powders for tightening body muscles?

Query: Hello doctor, I need to tighten up my body. Is it advisable to take Whey protein or fiber powders? If so, suggest a good brand. If not, help me with foods that tighten the lower abdomen.  Read Full »


Dr. Jaydeep Tripathy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You can definitely get a more toned body. However, you need to work out four to five times a week, maybe around 40 minutes a day, and also give adequate rest to your muscles. Have high protein foods such as eggs (whites), chicken, turkey, etc. For protein supplements, ...  Read Full »

How can I prevent tightening of 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 icliniq.com. 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...  Read Full »

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