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Distinguishing lymph nodes from muscle knots

Discussion in 'Pain and Inflammation' started by bspg, Apr 29, 2017.

  1. bspg

    bspg Plant Queen

    I'm wondering if anyone knows a definitive way to distinguish lymph nodes from muscle knots?

    I have tender "lumps" along my jaw line that I believe to be lymph nodes but my doctor (who couldn't feel them) said they were likely muscle knots from clenching my jaw.

    Does anyone have advice on how to tell the difference?
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  2. CFS_for_19_years

    CFS_for_19_years Hoarder of biscuits

    Muscle knots can be massaged away, lymph nodes can't. Ask for a referral to physical therapy to get rid of the sore knots in your neck and lessons to keep you from clenching your jaw. Then go back to your doctor after you've been through physical therapy or the physical therapist writes a note to the doctor telling him/her that the "knots" are lymph nodes.
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