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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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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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I want to work on my triceps. Will that cause an imbalance for my biceps?

I want to work on my triceps. Will that cause an imbalance for my biceps?

Probably not: The two muscle groups act in concert one is a flexor, the second an extensor. Thus, you can exercise both at same time and achieve symmetry and balance. ...Read more

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What could be causing sever pain and popping of the tricep muscel caused from impact with the ground symptoms are 4 days old?

Muscle pain: With a trauma and the force of a fall/impact to an area, you could certainly have suffered some injury, be it a muscle contusion, tear, strain, sprain, etc. If persists and it still hurts then get an eval with possible testing. Good luck. ...Read more

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Extreme sharp and stabbing pain in left arm tricep. Haven't been working out just came on suddenly what could cause this?

Extreme sharp and stabbing pain in left arm tricep. Haven't been working out just came on suddenly what could cause this?

Many things: There can be different causes for posterior elbow pain including triceps tendinitis, partial triceps tear, olecranon bursitis, elbow arthritis or even medial or lateral epicondylitis. Best to avoid the aggravating activity and have it evaluated by an orthopaedic surgeon. ...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