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Bruise Or Contusion (Definition)

Bruises, or ecchymoses, are discolorations and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the surrounding tissues. A serious disease called pupura presents as a cluster of small bruises called petachia. Petachia often appears as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could indicate a problem. ...Read more


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I was doing bent over tricep extensions when I felt/heard "pop" . I felt pain in my tricep Imidiatly.. Now there's bruising above my elbow?

I was doing bent over tricep extensions when I felt/heard "pop" . I felt pain in my tricep Imidiatly.. Now there's bruising above my elbow?

You may have a : partial tear of your triceps muscle/tendon.Tonight rest,ice,ace bandage and tomorrow morning...off to orthopedist . ...Read more

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Injured shoulder. No bruise or visible swell(though r. cuff tendons feel larger than norm). Sometimes I have crepitations in upper tricep? What is it?

Injured shoulder. No bruise or visible swell(though r. cuff tendons feel larger than norm). Sometimes I have crepitations in upper tricep? What is it?

Think MRI : The swelling and crepitations are worrisome. Depending on how it was injured, a rotator cuff injury is still my thinking. The sooner you see your doctor the sooner you can make a diagnosis and start healing. ...Read more

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How to lose triceps?

Muscles and Anatomy: Not sure what you are really asking, but triceps are a very important part of your skeletal musculature. One would not want to not have triceps. ...Read more

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How to determine a tricep strain?

How to determine a tricep strain?

If you have pain in : The back of your upper arm, especially when straightening your arm. Try rest, holding off weight training until pain free, icing the area, and ibuprofen. If not better in a week or two, please check w your doc. ...Read more

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Could bicep and tricep curls stunt growth?

Could bicep and tricep curls stunt growth?

In children?: it is safe for pediatric athletes to lift weights. Excessively heavy weight or improper technique can damage growth plates and therefore attention to technique and gym safety is important. A trainer who knows about pediatric weightlifting programs may be helpful to design a program for your child that is safe, yet effective. ...Read more

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Can nerve entrapment at elbow cause tricep pain?

Can nerve entrapment at elbow cause tricep pain?

Not typically: Ulnar neuropathy is a nerve entrapment at the elbow with typical symptoms of numbness of the small 1 and 1/2 fingers and weakness of the intrinsic hand muscles. Pain in the triceps can be from a herniated disc in the neck at the c7 level. Subluxation of the triceps muscle can mimic both conditions. A good physical exam, complimented by emg/ncs can confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Bruising (Definition)

Bruises may occur over skin that is injured. Bruising from very minor injury can be a sign ...Read more