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What are the possible causes of right armpit, elbow, and thenar hand muscle atrophy and the pain associates with all three?
Thenar branch, median nerve (c8) is responsible for the innervation of the abductor pollicis brevis and opponens pollicis. The adductor pollicis is supplied by the deep branch of the ulnar nerve (c8-th1
to affect both, must be from an area where both nerves are in proximity. Disease/compression in the armpit or the neck would make sense. Investigate cervical spine and thoracic outlet syndrome. ...Read more
It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more
No miracle cure.: Give it some time.... It may take longer than two day. Have it evaluated and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
I think I have pulled an adductor muscle in my left groin area. Any rush movements causes extreme pain, please help. : (?
Usually not surgery: If there is a mid substance tear, there is no surgical option. If there is an avulsion of bone at its insertion @ the pelvis there is a surgical option, depending on age ; activity level 1 needs 2 return 2. If not satisfied with an opinion, get a 2nd opinion. This is not a surgical emergency ; u have a couple of weeks window or a little longer. ...Read more
I am having pain in my thumb and think its my adductor pollicis muscle. It is swollen and has a warm sensation with some pain. Is it a muscle tear?
Weight machines.: All health clubs have hip abductor/adductor strengthening machines. They are excellent for what you're requesting. ...Read more
Hip adductor.: I assume you mean a hip adductor. Adductors are important in helping with lateral motion and helps keep control of the thigh bone during exercise. ...Read more
I can't ride ride a bicycle due to my adductor muscles? How long until my muscles let me ride? Or am I out for good?
Myalgia: If it is soreness from excercise, you should be okay in around 5 days. Otherwise it depends on what kind of injury you had. ...Read more
I run about 5 days a week and I think my adductor muscles are injured. Is there another cardio workout I can do that doesn't use these muscles?
Legs In A Pinch?: Well, firstly, just how do you run? Do you do a lot of lateral moves or sprints or hurdles? What I mean is that over-use of adductor muscles is rather unusual during a routine jog. You might try an indoor or outdoor bike. Another way to do cardio is super sets with light to medium weights. Even just with upper body work you'll get a good pump.Swimming might work, just pay attention to your adductors. ...Read more
If the adductor: Weakness is causing problems, say gait issues, then yes. You should make sure there is nothing else going on as well and should have a physical examination. Otherwise a regular workout routine should be okay to strengthen adductors. Do you know why they are weak? That's an important question to ask. ...Read more
This I feel an extreme stretch in a muscle that I can not pinpoint (versed in anatomy). Is it the psoas, illiacus or the adductors? How do I tell?
How do I massage tight adductor muscles and hamstrings? My adductor muscles and hamstrings are very tight from a track meet.
Support the knee.: The adductors help protect the knee from injury, when a stress is applied to the outside of the knee, which results in increased stress to the inner side of the knee. Part of the adductor group crosses that knee joint, thus, giving it support and protection from a potential injury. ...Read more
Can a colonoscopy cause damage to pelvic girdle. Hurts so bad. Been so long. Hurts in groin, where muscles (adductor (spell) are. Please help.?
Usually not but...: Colonoscopies are routine screening procedures for older americans, to look for colon cancer. Usually, there are no after effects, so a person feels fine afterwards. If there are symptoms, one should return to her primary care doctor and to her G.I. Specialist to see what is going on, and to see if there is a complication from the colonoscopy. ...Read more
I was sleeping then I woke up and I noticed a severe burning on the muscle near my thumb, first dorsal interossei, adductor pollicis. What is it??
Difficult to know...: These muscles are innervated by the ulnar nerve, and an impingement of the ulnar nerve anywhere along its course can conceivably cause your symptoms. Most common place would be at the cubital tunnel (cubital tunnel syndrome). To know for sure, see a neuromuscular specialist, such as a physiatrist, who can not only examine you but also do definitive diagnostic testing. Hope you get better soon. ...Read more
Notice muscle wasting in my adductor pollicis. Had ulna transposition may 2012 muscle coming back very slowly.? Can I inject steroid into adductor?
Muscle atrophy: Muscle atrophy occurs when muscle has become denervated (nerve fibers to the muscle have died). Dead is dead. Adding steroid to the muscle or nerve won't bring it back to life. An EMG can tell you what percent of the nerve fibers are permanently lost. If you still have at least 20% or more you have a chance for recovery through re-sprouting. The higher the percentage lost the longer the recovery. ...Read more