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What causes muscle knots in shoulder of a toddler?

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Can a two year old toddler have a knot like muscle in the shoulder?
Posted Tue, 5 Aug 2014 in Child Health
 
 
Answered by Dr. Arun 14 minutes later
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yes it can happen

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Hi
Thanks for writing to health care magic.
Muscle knots can occur at any age.
It is because of excess calcium released in the nerve endings where the nerve tissue signals the muscle fibers.
Normally these knots can happen spontaneously or after a viral illness . But most of them tend to disappear spontaneously.
If really painful give your toddler acetaminophen. Hot compress with warm towels and massage should help too.
Ensure he drinks plenty of liquids to keep himself hydrated as dehydration can make these knots worse.
Wishing your toddler good health
Regards
Dr Arun
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Answered by Dr. Arun 47 minutes later
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welcome

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You are welcome
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