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shaking arms after heavy lifting

A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
37 years experience Internal Medicine
It could be nerve : Or muscle inflammation, pinched nerve etc. See your dr for any concerns. Take care!
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Warren
8 years experience Family Medicine
No: typical inflammation from a new bed and the new job you can see provider for an anti inflammatory or therapy The truth is that is will take some tim ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Edema: If you just started your job and have not done repetitive lifting before the swelling in your hands is primarily from exercising them. Cool compress ... Read More
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Overexertion?: Hard to tell without examination. May just be muscle soreness from the lifting that may settle. Suggest see a doctor for physical examination if not ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Trettin
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Get examined: Sounds like u may have early carpal tunnel syndrome(pinching of median nerve @wrist).Gripping and re-gripping the bar w/ wt.Lifting could be irritati ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nayana Trivedi
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: Hope it is not very severe and violent. Then you need to get immediate attention with ER. If it is in the back of the neck, could be from lifting wei ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Whitman
44 years experience Ophthalmology
No reason: There is no ocular disease reason for this.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Drinkers elbow, also: Known as epicondylitis from repetitive elbow bending against the resistance from the heavy mug. Use a plastic, light mug or flex less or straw? Ha!
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
That is quite common: Allow those muscles to rest before you work that part of your body again. You might want to start with lower weights and reps and work up.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
43 years experience Internal Medicine
Work out: Wait 10 days to heal, then start light and progress slowly - take 4 weeks to really exert yourself.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Good pain: It's supposed to be like this. If you don't get a "burn", you are not using enough weight.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
More info: needed! Laying where...when...for how long?? injuries?? Do you have back pain?????? Ask again with more info! Dr Z
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Because what U think: is a heavy workout may B more cardio & not weight training. If U really challenge Ur muscles i guarantee you will B stiff & sore.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Rothstein
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Dizzy: Great question. Yes. Spine issues including arthritis can cause cervical vertigo or hairdresser syndrome. see a neurologist Some people get neck rehab ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Probably the muscles: And/or ligaments are pulled/strained. Occurs if one does not do warm ups or increases the weights too rapidly. Take some pain meds (nsaids), do stretc ... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Neurologist: I recommend that you be examined by a neurologist to determine whether you have a neuromuscular disorder to account for the tremors. If advisable beta ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
11 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Take it easy: You can put a lot of strain on your neck with weightlifting and it can be a common cause of disc herniation. For weight lifting, try lowering weight, ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Maybe trauma: Assuming you're not overdoing it in the gym or using improper form or technique, you may have an injury in there. Get some testing - Xray, MRI perhap ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
35 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Stretching: Some studies are showing that some people don't need as much stretching as others. Consider range of motion warm-ups if the stretches hurt. Don't for ... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
18 years experience Urgent Care
Get checked: A complete history and physical of your neck , back and shoulders will determine if your tore the ligaments and muscles in that region. Provided the p ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rada Ivanov
30 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Allergy?: You may be allergic to alcohol, that is not uncommon. Get yourself tested, and in the meantime avoid alcohol!
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Exam: You will need a neurological exam. testing, evaluation, diagnosis and treatment. I suggest a neurological exam.
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bert Liang
Specializes in Neurology
Neuro exam?: It is hard to estimate the degree of neurologic assessment that was done, particularly in the context of what testing was performed. Getting another ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Trettin
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Yes. Rotate your weight workouts. Bench press works your pecs but also your triceps so a rest before bench after arm workouts is a good idea.

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