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AYURVEDIC HEALTH REMEDIES

TIGHT MUSCLES

Are you prone to a problem with 'Tight muscles'? Find your imbalances and create a diet for your Bones Muscle by taking the free bones muscle quiz:

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AYURVEDA PERSPECTIVE ON TIGHT MUSCLES

Tight muscles can be a sign of cold, poor circulation, toxicity, or tension. Keep muscles warm and blood flowing through the muscle to encouraging the muscle to relax. Stretch the muscle gently while massaging it. Don't overstretch the muscle since this will cause the muscle to contract.

When one muscle is tense, complimentary muscles become too weak. Strengthen the complimentary muscle to restore equal balance. Foam rollers can help improve flexibility. Consider turmeric, which invigorates and warms the blood. Reduce toxins by maintaining good digestion.

Deep breathing can help all the muscles in the body relax.

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DIET REMEDIES FOR 'TIGHT MUSCLES'

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HERBS & SUPPLEMENTS FOR 'TIGHT MUSCLES'

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DISCLAIMER: The pathogenesis of each person's condition is unique, and so the diet must be fit to the individual and the unique root causes of the condition in your body. The information on this page is for educational purposes only and should not be used to treat a medical condition. It is not a substitute for medical care. Please check with your doctor before making any changes to your health and wellness routine.

Balance Your Body with Diet, Herbs, & Lifestyles Having These Biocharacteristics

Everything you eat has an effect on your body, which Ayurveda categorizes in a simple and easy way, using biocharacteristics (gunas). Biocharacteristics are qualities (like cold and hot) that describe the effect a food or herb has on your body. Cooling foods like cucumber, decrease metabolism. Heating foods like chili pepper, stimulate your body and increase metabolism. For 'Tight muscles', you should select foods with the following biocharacteristics. Individual results will vary, based on your body type and the root cause of your imbalance.

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HOT

ABOUT HOT BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Hot is identified by increased body temperature, metabolism, or inflammation.

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OILY

ABOUT OILY BIOCHARACTERISTIC

In Ayurveda, oily refers to anything moistening. More specifically, oily refers to building substances that increases fat, or are themselves fatty. For example, sugar is Oily.

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To learn more about the symbols above, click on them. See a complete list of all biocharacteristics.

Internal Detoxicant

INTERNAL-DETOXICANT

Liquefies, dissolves, decongests or dislodges internal stagnant toxins. Decongests the lymphatic system.

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Boosts Gaba

BOOSTS-GABA

GABA, or gamma-aminobutyric acid, reduces nerve excitability. It is the body's primary inhibitory neurotransmitter. Thus, it promotes relaxation, calm, and sleep.

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Vasodilator

VASODILATOR

A vasodilator is an herb that widens the blood vessels by the relaxation of smooth muscle cells within the vessel walls, thereby increasing circulation systemically or to a local area.

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Progesteronic

PROGESTERONIC

Progeserone is the pregnancy hormone. It raises body temperature (Pitta), and suppresses menstruation. It is generally more extroverted.

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Muscle Relaxant

MUSCLE-RELAXANT

Herbs that relax muscles. Helpful for chronic pain or tension as well as healing from physical trauma.

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Antispasmodic

ANTISPASMODIC

Herbs that reduce or inhibit muscle spasms or cramping, such as in asthma, menstruation, hear palpitations, migraine, or IBS.

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Constituents:
Magnesium

MAGNESIUM

Helps muscles relax. Laxative.

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HOW TO ADDRESS ISSUES IN STAGE OF DISEASE #2

TIGHT MUSCLES IS IN STAGE OF DISEASE #2 - AFFECTING BLOOD & EMOTIONS

Affecting Blood: Initially, imbalances are localized, often in the digestive tract. As an imbalance grows, it starts to affect your body systemically, via the blood. If you have symptoms in this category it means that your imbalances are starting to spread, have entered the bloodstream, and are now systemic. Pay particular attention to the biocharacteristics, tastes, and doshas out of balance systemically, so you know how to strengthen your body as a whole, and reduce physical stress on your organs. At this stage of imbalance you will begin to experience generalized discomfort, imbalanced emotions, and may develop sensitivities to temperature. It may take several weeks of strict adherence to a specific remedial diet to clear blood level imbalances. Blood cleansing herbs may reduce symptoms. A several day cleanse may shorten the recovery time.

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AVOID DIETS, LIFESTYLES & HERBS THAT AGGRAVATE THESE EFFECTS

According to Ayurveda, one or more of the following doshas and biocharacteristics may aggravate 'Tight muscles'. If you have an excess of one of these doshas or biocharacteristics below, Ayurveda recommends reducing foods and lifestyle habits that aggravate them. Click on the biocharacteristic to learn what foods and lifestyle habits should be reduced.

Symptoms Tell A Story

The first step to healing is learning patterns from your symptoms. Symptoms are clues that reveal underlying imbalances. Symptoms show you where your body is weakened. Ultimately, all disease has a root in tissues too weak to defend itself. Ayurveda describes these patterns of weakness using doshas & biocharacteristics. If you notice a biocharacteristic or dosha appears next to many of your symptoms, it helps you establish a pattern that may be systemic.
BIOCHARACTERISTICFOODS TO AVOIDDO YOU HAVE THIS IMBALANCE?
VATA
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PITTA
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COLD

ABOUT COLD BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Cold refers to anything that reduces body temperature, metabolism, and blood flow.

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TOXIC

ABOUT TOXIC BIOCHARACTERISTIC

A substance that causes toxicity in the body, or that harms the body.

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MOBILE

ABOUT MOBILE BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Mobile refers to anything that stimulates the nervous system, muscles, or activity.

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ASTRINGENT

ABOUT ASTRINGENT BIOCHARACTERISTIC

Astringency is characterized by constriction, drawing together, or drying.

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To learn more about the symbols above, click on them. See a complete list of all biocharacteristics.

SEE A DIET WHICH REMOVES THESE CAUSES

Are you prone to a problem with 'Tight muscles'? Find your imbalances and create a diet for your Bones Muscle by taking the free bones muscle quiz:

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RELATED SYMPTOMS & HABITS

The following symptoms & habits may be related to 'Tight muscles'. See your quiz results for a computerized assessment of your body type. Please click on the symptoms below to learn more about them.

Biocharacteristics of 9,897 People Reporting Tight muscles

On average the biocharacteristics of people reporting Tight muscles were less aggravated than 62% of other symptoms. From the 9,897 people who reported Tight muscles in this research study of 74,671 individuals, average deviation in biocharacteristic levels were the following:

BIOCHARACTERISTIC

AVG CLIENT LEVEL %

%CASES (#)

#IMBALANCE

Astringent Sign
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92.7%
25.9% (2,565)
8,068 have Astringent constitution
Cold Sign
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87.7%
27.3% (2,700)
8,107 have Cold constitution
Toxic Sign
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86.2%
32.4% (3,203)
7,099 have Toxic constitution
Pitta Sign
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68.1%
35.0% (3,462)
10,540 have Pitta constitution
Vata Sign
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61.8%
35.6% (3,527)
11,554 have Vata constitution
Light
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47.6%
26.3% (2,603)
9,391 have Light constitution
Dry
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47.6%
27.1% (2,686)
9,009 have Dry constitution
Sour
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42.1%
20.1% (1,989)
7,528 have Sour constitution
Heavy
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41.3%
29.8% (2,946)
9,738 have Heavy constitution
Difficult
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39.7%
33.1% (3,273)
8,532 have Difficult constitution
Hot
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39.7%
19.3% (1,909)
7,949 have Hot constitution
Bitter
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37.8%
24.5% (2,423)
8,626 have Bitter constitution
Oily
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37.4%
26.6% (2,631)
9,587 have Oily constitution
Kapha
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36.3%
31.4% (3,108)
12,745 have Kapha constitution
Salty
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35.6%
25.6% (2,535)
7,179 have Salty constitution
Sweet
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34.5%
28.4% (2,812)
9,650 have Sweet constitution
Pungent
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33.7%
20.9% (2,071)
6,802 have Pungent constitution
Gooey
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30.5%
19.8% (1,958)
7,069 have Gooey constitution

Risk Factors of Tight muscles

Below you will see general risk factors as well as the greatest risk factors, i.e. those who were also more likely to report Tight muscles. Overall, 29.20% of people surveyed in this research study reported Tight muscles.

SYMPTOM (Cases)

Cases With Both

% Reporting This

Increase from 29.20%

Review These Common Risk Factors

Feel underweight (2358)
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631
26.8%
10% less often
Feel overweight (25362)
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6704
26.4%
10% less often
Hyperactive, quick (19615)
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3081
15.7%
50% less often
Fatigue / tired (16721)
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5738
34.3%
20% more often
Male (1336)
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398
29.8%
insignificant difference
Female (26227)
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7626
29.1%
insignificant difference
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Tense chest (3234)
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1727
53.4%
80% more often
Tight/tense abdomen (2454)
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1221
49.8%
70% more often
Tight/tense hips (11744)
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5612
47.8%
60% more often
Sore eye muscles (2328)
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1066
45.8%
60% more often
Sore muscles / achey (9793)
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4428
45.2%
50% more often
Muscles heavy / tired (6435)
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2844
44.2%
50% more often
Pain upper back (6439)
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2848
44.2%
50% more often
Pelvic Congestion Syndrome (227)
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100
44.1%
50% more often
Flat rash (526)
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230
43.7%
50% more often
Dislocated shoulder / ribs / etc (1069)
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466
43.6%
50% more often
Tendinitis (2623)
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1135
43.3%
50% more often
Joint pain after eating (712)
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308
43.3%
50% more often
Neuralgia (784)
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333
42.5%
50% more often
Blood or pus in mucus (462)
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194
42%
40% more often
Tense or Aching jaw (5411)
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2269
41.9%
40% more often
Pain middle back (5054)
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2119
41.9%
40% more often
Guarding area of pain (886)
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368
41.5%
40% more often
Poor discernment of temperature (1393)
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578
41.5%
40% more often
Tension in eyes (3219)
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1328
41.3%
40% more often
Pale menstrual blood (461)
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189
41%
40% more often
Hunched / Rounded shoulders / Excessive upper back curve (4193)
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1720
41%
40% more often
Swollen joints (2624)
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1074
40.9%
40% more often
Hip pain (8226)
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3348
40.7%
40% more often
Brown coating tongue (279)
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113
40.5%
40% more often
Shoulders Raised / Tight / Tense (17071)
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6893
40.4%
40% more often
Swollen lymph nodes (2365)
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952
40.3%
40% more often
Cold aggravates joint pain (5644)
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2259
40%
40% more often
Elbow pain (2565)
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1026
40%
40% more often
Swollen lymph nodes - hips (899)
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360
40%
40% more often
Herniated disc / back injury (2846)
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1138
40%
40% more often
Lungs Irritated / Inflamed (1038)
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414
39.9%
40% more often
Burning / painful urination (1010)
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402
39.8%
40% more often
Muscle cramps (8668)
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3454
39.8%
40% more often
Fibromyalgia (3094)
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1232
39.8%
40% more often
Strep Throat (1657)
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658
39.7%
40% more often
Shoulder pain (10478)
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4161
39.7%
40% more often
Weakness / Debility (3964)
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1573
39.7%
40% more often
Blisters (609)
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241
39.6%
40% more often
Chronic Peeling Skin (1173)
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464
39.6%
40% more often
Pressure in eye (2299)
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911
39.6%
40% more often
Neck pain / tension (11737)
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4619
39.4%
30% more often
Aches & Pains - General (10648)
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4199
39.4%
30% more often
Joint pain (8319)
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3272
39.3%
30% more often
Self Mutilation (1881)
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739
39.3%
30% more often
Difficulty expectorating (1399)
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549
39.2%
30% more often
Purpura (429)
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168
39.2%
30% more often
Croup (176)
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69
39.2%
30% more often
Sciatica (4357)
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1703
39.1%
30% more often
Defensive (225)
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88
39.1%
30% more often
Heaviness in heart area (2680)
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1047
39.1%
30% more often
Can't afford to buy food (1909)
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746
39.1%
30% more often
Tongue frothy on edges (739)
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288
39%
30% more often
Wrist Pain (6041)
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2358
39%
30% more often
Can't touch toes (5978)
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2334
39%
30% more often
Sinus pain in cheeks (4378)
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1701
38.9%
30% more often
Ankle pain (4184)
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1629
38.9%
30% more often
Lump in throat (2115)
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822
38.9%
30% more often
Multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) (2279)
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881
38.7%
30% more often
Oppressed / disempowered (3669)
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1421
38.7%
30% more often
Morning joint pain (5834)
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2260
38.7%
30% more often
Raised & bumpy rash (1605)
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620
38.6%
30% more often
Shaky / Jitters (4508)
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1738
38.6%
30% more often
Liver Sore (883)
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339
38.4%
30% more often
Psychiatric Treatment (3639)
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1392
38.3%
30% more often
Yellow mucus (3355)
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1280
38.2%
30% more often
Burning sense of shame (3769)
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1438
38.2%
30% more often
Pretend Eating / Playing with Food (461)
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176
38.2%
30% more often
Oozing Sores on Skin (292)
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111
38%
30% more often
Tickle in nose (3451)
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1312
38%
30% more often
Chronic Infection (1413)
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532
37.7%
30% more often
Laryngitis (906)
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342
37.7%
30% more often
Snot / dried mucus (6731)
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2535
37.7%
30% more often
Popping/Cracking Joints (12271)
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4608
37.6%
30% more often
Sticky saliva (2391)
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899
37.6%
30% more often
Painful rash (516)
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194
37.6%
30% more often
Past physical trauma (5997)
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2256
37.6%
30% more often
Tight / inelastic skin (1824)
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684
37.5%
30% more often
Pressure / popping ears (7211)
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2702
37.5%
30% more often
Eat when abdomen painful (2767)
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1038
37.5%
30% more often
Nerve Damage (293)
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110
37.5%
30% more often
Sore throat (4943)
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1848
37.4%
30% more often
Currently pregnant (155)
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58
37.4%
30% more often
Skin problems on buttocks (3512)
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1314
37.4%
30% more often
Green mucus (1730)
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646
37.3%
30% more often
Dry Nasal Passages (7183)
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2670
37.2%
30% more often
Stinging Eyes (2850)
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1060
37.2%
30% more often
Grief (4696)
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1745
37.2%
30% more often
Gallbladder Inflammation (1070)
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397
37.1%
30% more often
Preoccupied with sex / lust (2530)
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939
37.1%
30% more often
Foot cramps (8848)
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3286
37.1%
30% more often
Swollen lymph nodes - arm pits (2014)
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748
37.1%
30% more often
PTSD (Post traumatic stress disorder) (5247)
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1946
37.1%
30% more often
Cloudy urine (3984)
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1474
37%
30% more often
Manic / giddy (2385)
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882
37%
30% more often
Feel pain more than other people (4736)
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1751
37%
30% more often

Complications of Those Reporting Tight muscles

In this research study, people who report Tight muscles were likely to report the following:

REPORTS

CASES WITH BOTH

INCREASE

%

NORMALLY

Prolonged bleeding when cut (Poor clotting)
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426
+2.3 times
4%
1.74% (1,259 cases)
Painful menstruation & menstrual cramps
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4593
+2.1 times
46%
21.59% (13,471 cases)
Bluish / Purple Tongue
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149
+1.9 times
2%
1.04% (472 cases)
Slow, heavy digestion
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4368
+1.9 times
44%
22.89% (21,898 cases)
Sore eye muscles
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1066
+1.8 times
11%
5.97% (2,328 cases)
Tense chest
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1727
+1.8 times
17%
9.4% (3,234 cases)
Purpura
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168
+1.8 times
2%
1.11% (429 cases)
Exercise aggravates symptoms
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1851
+1.7 times
19%
11.1% (5,106 cases)
Guarding area of pain
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368
+1.7 times
4%
2.38% (886 cases)
Tight/tense hips
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5612
+1.7 times
57%
34.23% (11,744 cases)
Difficulty expectorating
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549
+1.7 times
6%
3.62% (1,399 cases)
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Tight/tense abdomen
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1221
+1.6 times
12%
7.36% (2,454 cases)
Pain upper back
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2848
+1.6 times
29%
17.94% (6,439 cases)
Sore muscles / achey
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4428
+1.6 times
45%
27.91% (9,793 cases)
Dislocated shoulder / ribs / etc
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466
+1.6 times
5%
3.12% (1,069 cases)
Restricting Food Intake
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4491
+1.6 times
45%
28.12% (15,613 cases)
Seizures
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165
+1.6 times
2%
1.25% (452 cases)
Tense muscles when stressed
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3329
+1.6 times
34%
21.33% (9,005 cases)
Muscles heavy / tired
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2844
+1.6 times
29%
18.2% (6,435 cases)
Tongue deviates to right/left
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170
+1.6 times
2%
1.26% (484 cases)
Exercising as punishment
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651
+1.6 times
7%
4.43% (2,175 cases)
Poor discernment of temperature
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578
+1.6 times
6%
3.82% (1,393 cases)
Swollen lymph nodes
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952
+1.6 times
10%
6.44% (2,365 cases)
Swollen lymph nodes - hips
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360
+1.6 times
4%
2.58% (899 cases)
Pancreatitis
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154
+1.5 times
2%
1.3% (498 cases)
Unable to exercise due to Injury, disease, breathlessness, etc
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1192
+1.5 times
12%
7.8% (3,400 cases)
Tongue frothy on edges
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288
+1.5 times
3%
1.96% (739 cases)
Fibromyalgia
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1232
+1.5 times
12%
7.84% (3,094 cases)
Tense or Aching jaw
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2269
+1.5 times
23%
15.16% (5,411 cases)
Tension in eyes
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1328
+1.5 times
13%
8.6% (3,219 cases)
Food Poisoning
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378
+1.5 times
4%
2.68% (1,032 cases)
Recurrent Vomiting
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248
+1.5 times
3%
2.03% (817 cases)
Pressure in eye
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911
+1.5 times
9%
6.09% (2,299 cases)
Strep Throat
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658
+1.5 times
7%
4.74% (1,657 cases)
Hunched / Rounded shoulders / Excessive upper back curve
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1720
+1.5 times
17%
11.55% (4,193 cases)
Pain middle back
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2119
+1.5 times
21%
14.3% (5,054 cases)
Artificial sweeteners
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2522
+1.5 times
25%
17.04% (8,589 cases)
Exercising after eating too much
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747
+1.5 times
8%
5.47% (2,548 cases)
Swollen lymph nodes - neck
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1934
+1.5 times
20%
13.69% (5,244 cases)
Pain lower back
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6410
+1.5 times
65%
44.53% (19,881 cases)
Pain relieved by doubling over
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905
+1.5 times
9%
6.2% (2,537 cases)
Dilated Pupil
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183
+1.4 times
2%
1.38% (518 cases)
Ringworm
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249
+1.4 times
3%
2.07% (712 cases)
Heaviness in heart area
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1047
+1.4 times
11%
7.6% (2,680 cases)
Multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS)
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881
+1.4 times
9%
6.22% (2,279 cases)
Swollen lymph nodes - arm pits
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748
+1.4 times
8%
5.54% (2,014 cases)
Yellow bump on eye
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164
+1.4 times
2%
1.39% (535 cases)
Abdominal pain relieved by eating
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546
+1.4 times
6%
4.17% (1,562 cases)
Chest Pain
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947
+1.4 times
10%
6.96% (2,589 cases)
Swollen joints
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1074
+1.4 times
11%
7.66% (2,624 cases)
Compulsive exercising
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552
+1.4 times
6%
4.18% (1,909 cases)
Tonsil Stones
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767
+1.4 times
8%
5.58% (2,415 cases)
Joint pain after eating
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308
+1.4 times
3%
2.1% (712 cases)
Overwhelmed by responsibilities
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5815
+1.4 times
59%
41.32% (19,304 cases)
Feel pain more than other people
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1751
+1.4 times
18%
12.65% (4,736 cases)
Can't afford to buy food
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746
+1.4 times
8%
5.63% (1,909 cases)
Tendinitis
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1135
+1.4 times
11%
7.75% (2,623 cases)
Vomiting
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367
+1.4 times
4%
2.82% (1,149 cases)
Intermittent abdominal pain
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2360
+1.4 times
24%
16.93% (6,963 cases)
Pain sudden onset
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1344
+1.4 times
14%
9.9% (3,992 cases)
Sticky saliva
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899
+1.4 times
9%
6.38% (2,391 cases)
Muscle cramps
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3454
+1.4 times
35%
24.88% (8,668 cases)
Hip pain
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3348
+1.4 times
34%
24.19% (8,226 cases)
Celiac Disease
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369
+1.4 times
4%
2.85% (1,108 cases)
Stinging Eyes
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1060
+1.4 times
11%
7.84% (2,850 cases)
Lungs Irritated / Inflamed
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414
+1.4 times
4%
2.86% (1,038 cases)
Shoulders Raised / Tight / Tense
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6893
+1.4 times
70%
50.16% (17,071 cases)
Conflict makes me restless
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7214
+1.4 times
73%
52.33% (43,701 cases)
Moths in house
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450
+1.4 times
5%
3.59% (1,228 cases)
Shortness of Breath
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2261
+1.4 times
23%
16.54% (6,434 cases)
Ulcerative Colitis
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150
+1.4 times
2%
1.44% (568 cases)
Bluish nail-beds
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818
+1.4 times
8%
5.76% (2,239 cases)
Goiter
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166
+1.4 times
2%
1.44% (482 cases)
Pale menstrual blood
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189
+1.4 times
2%
1.44% (461 cases)
Skin problems on genitals
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855
+1.4 times
9%
6.49% (2,395 cases)
Hives
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877
+1.4 times
9%
6.49% (2,397 cases)
Burning sense of shame
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1438
+1.4 times
15%
10.82% (3,769 cases)
Stool entirely liquid, no solid pieces
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1356
+1.4 times
14%
10.11% (3,898 cases)
Shoulder pain
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4161
+1.4 times
42%
30.39% (10,478 cases)
Clammy Skin
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973
+1.4 times
10%
7.24% (2,812 cases)
Detergent allergy
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1175
+1.4 times
12%
8.69% (3,204 cases)
Wrist Pain
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2358
+1.4 times
24%
17.38% (6,041 cases)
Poor diet
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3390
+1.4 times
34%
24.63% (11,384 cases)
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)
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1473
+1.4 times
15%
10.87% (4,107 cases)
Long workday
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3974
+1.4 times
40%
28.99% (22,260 cases)
Gallbladder Inflammation
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397
+1.4 times
4%
2.9% (1,070 cases)
Can't touch toes
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2334
+1.4 times
24%
17.42% (5,978 cases)
Hot in torso/chest area
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1367
+1.4 times
14%
10.17% (3,892 cases)
Puffy / swollen skin
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1367
+1.4 times
14%
10.17% (3,944 cases)
Anorexia, past or current
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1255
+1.4 times
13%
9.45% (4,050 cases)
Weakness / Debility
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1573
+1.4 times
16%
11.64% (3,964 cases)
Anal Spasm
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365
+1.4 times
4%
2.91% (1,145 cases)
Fatty fried food
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3439
+1.4 times
35%
25.49% (11,744 cases)
Cold aggravates joint pain
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2259
+1.4 times
23%
16.77% (5,644 cases)
Pale nail-beds
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1166
+1.4 times
12%
8.76% (3,202 cases)
PTSD (Post traumatic stress disorder)
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1946
+1.4 times
20%
14.64% (5,247 cases)
Sharp abdominal pain
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1837
+1.4 times
19%
13.92% (5,537 cases)
Sour Taste in Mouth
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973
+1.4 times
10%
7.33% (2,940 cases)
Dizzy / Light-headed
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3964
+1.4 times
40%
29.32% (11,401 cases)
Strong hunger
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5356
+1.4 times
54%
39.61% (31,540 cases)
Calluses
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1835
+1.4 times
19%
13.94% (5,116 cases)

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