I am 27 year old female. About 8 months ago we moved and I think I may have pulled a muscle in my arm. It started getting pains and such and extended to my shoulder, neck and back area. This was on my left side. About 6 years ago I hurt my back at work on the same side but it healed after only a bit of physical therapy. For the past 8 months my pain on the left side of my body has gotten worse. Sometimes it extends down to my left leg and foot like a shooting but pulsating pain/ache down the back of my leg. I often feel cramps, aches, tingling and even cold sensations in my left arm, armpit, shoulder, back and neck. I went to a cardiologist to make sure it wasn't my hurt and he said my heart was just fine. Last week I was feeling around under my arm and felt some knots. I have the same on the other side/right side of my arm but on the left they are much bigger. I am assuming they are lymph nodes. My question is, would a pulled muscle or similar cause the lymph nodes in that area to swell?
Lymph channels can get blocked or sluggish when someone is fighting off a chronic infection. If they're blocked, they become tender and palpable. It is possible that, assuming there are no other underlying issues, detoxification could boost your immune system and flush out the lymph nodes in your body.
Typically, holistic/"alternative" health practitioners are the people who are offering it.
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