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Friday, August 21, 2009 trojank, Community Member, asks

Q: I have muscle tension in my left arm no chest pain what can i take to get rind of it?

I have had an EKG and it is normal. everything is normal with me my lab everything!!! I still have anxiety but I take medication for that. I just can seem to get rid of this muscle tension. can I take something for it? Or am I just going to have to live with it?

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Jerry Kennard, Health Pro
8/21/09 5:15pm

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As you have ruled out heart problems my suggestion is to first to look at whether any of your daily activities puts a strain on your arm (driving position, typing, writing, lifting). If you can't see anything obvious I would be tempted to turn to biofeedback. You can buy some systems to rig up to your own pc, but you would need a system that could monitor your muscle tension. It might be simpler to look up a therapist that uses biofeedback and pay them a visit. Essentially, the role of biofeedback is for you to see a visual representation of your muscle tension and then you learn how to control this.

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By trojank, Community Member— Last Modified: 12/31/11, First Published: 08/21/09