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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Sharp Pain In Tricep

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Sharp pain in Tricep off and on for 2 days . ?

Sharp pain in Tricep off and on for 2 days . ?

Overworked muscle: The triceps are a small muscle group that can become overworked very easily. If you have just started to lift weights then this could be the cause. The pain should get better in a few days. If the pain persists or gets worse seek medical attention. You can try warm moist heat which can help the pain. ...Read more

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I get pain in my triceps... I workout in gym but this pain is unusual.. A sharp pain.. May i know what it may be?

I get pain in my triceps... I workout in gym but this pain is unusual.. A sharp pain.. May i know what it may be?

Tendonitis: Ice it after you work out, make sure you don't do triceps exercises every day (switch body workouts day to day to allow for recovery), and consider some anti-inflammatory meds. Make sure you are hydrating well too. Sometimes the muscles can ache if you are a bit dehydrated. ...Read more

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What does a sharp pain running from tricep to neck mean?

What does a sharp pain running from tricep to neck mean?

Pinched nerve: Usually pain will'run' from neck to triceps area. I would see an orthopedic surgeon for examination. U may have a cervical disc abnormality which is pressing on a nerve. Other possibilities can be excluded by examination and imaging studies. Best of luck! ...Read more

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I regularly lean on my elbow when watching. after days of leaning,a sharp pain in my upper arm rose(tricep area)(felt like nerve(maybe),its been 7mnth?

I regularly lean on my elbow when watching. after days of leaning,a sharp pain in my upper arm rose(tricep area)(felt like nerve(maybe),its been 7mnth?

The Human Lean-To: Yes it could be a nerve problem(neuropathy)from leaning. I'm surprised your back doesn't also hurt! Proper posture at the computer(or anywhere)is very important these days!So readjust the location of your screen so you can sit upright,knees hip height and arms horizontal.If not better in 3-4 weeks,see a doctor.And check this out: http://dailyinfographic.com/sitting-down-is-killing-you-infographic ...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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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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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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I have had two sharp stabbing pains in my left tricep lasting no more than a minute , three times this week. No other symptoms except anxiety.

I have had two sharp stabbing pains in my left tricep lasting no more than a minute , three times this week. No other symptoms except anxiety.

Manyl possibilities: Could be muscle pain from irritation or trauma (including day to day activity). Could be irritation of a nerve to the area. If it is as infrequent and short acting as you say, observe it. If it worsens, gets more severe, frequent, long lasting see your primary doctor. ...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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It pains only when i touch, near lateral head triceps brachii. Is it fibromyalgia? Can this be the cause for the referred shoulder pain?

It pains only when i touch, near lateral head triceps brachii. Is it fibromyalgia? Can this be the cause for the referred shoulder pain?

Local myalgia: Muscle co-contraction (i.e., muscle splinting) is a reflex protective response that is mediated through the cns. It results in muscle tightening (i.e., guarding) to protect the injured part. Usually there is no pain until the injured part is moved. To be included in the diagnosis of fm, the pain should be located in at least three out of four quadrants of the body or along the entire spine. ...Read more

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What can cause spontaneous muscle detachment? 54 yo male. 2 bicep, 2 tricep detachments, 5 hernias

What can cause spontaneous muscle detachment? 54 yo male. 2 bicep, 2 tricep detachments, 5 hernias

Genetics: You could have a connective tissue disorder that is genetically determined. While many of these are probably not able to be diagnosed, some are, and include ehlers-danlos syndrome and Marfan's syndrome. May be just bad luck too. Sorry to hear about your disconnections. ...Read more

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Pain in both armpits when coughing? Pain is sharp, mostly on right side. Pain is in center of pit where arm and chest meet, goes out toward triceps.

Pain in both armpits when coughing? Pain is sharp, mostly on right side. Pain is in center of pit where arm and chest meet, goes out toward triceps.

Costochondritis: This pain is likely costochondritis. This is an inflammation of the chest wall during a bronchial or upper respiratory infection. Take Motrin 600 to 800 mg three times a day and the pain will resolve in a few days. Feel better! good luck. ...Read more

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Can ThoracicOS cause pain in the tricep in the back upper arm, if not, what NERVE could cause this,and in specific what muscles does ThoracicOS affect?

Can ThoracicOS cause pain in the tricep in the back upper arm, if not, what NERVE could cause this,and in specific what muscles does ThoracicOS affect?

Yes: It depends in part on the cause of the TOS. You are describing the distribution of the c7 nerve, which can definitely be compressed in TOS, especially if your neck MRI is normal. ...Read more

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I have red dots on both my upper arms, primarily in my tricep area...What is the cause and what can I do to get rid of them?

I have red dots on both my upper arms, primarily in my tricep area...What is the cause and what can I do to get rid of them?

Keratosis pillaris : Keratosis pillaris, usually a benign and asymptomatic skin condition, commonly presents as you have pointed out, often involving the upper arms, but can be seen elsewhere on the body as well. If this is the condition you have, daily use of exfoliating moisturizers containing Lactic Acid or urea may help. Topical tretinoin may also be very effective. ...Read more

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My right arm keeps twitching between my bicep and tricep. What is the likely cause and treatment? 

My right arm keeps twitching between my bicep and tricep. What is the likely cause and treatment? 

Fasciculation: Most of the time a muscle "twitch" (or fasciculation) is totally normal. However, it can be a sign of nerve disease (lower motor neuron disease). If there was a nerve disease, i would also expect to have some evidence of sensory or strength loss on exam (and in the patient's list of complaints). Additionally i would expect reflexes to be reduced or absent. Without these, it is probably normal. ...Read more

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I have C7 fracture with pars in miami brace 9 weeks now recently started getting pain in left tricep is this cause for concern?

I have C7 fracture with pars in miami brace 9 weeks now recently started getting pain in left tricep is this cause for concern?

Potentially: You should let your doctor know. The possibilities can include simply that the healing process, which involves an inflammatory mechanism, may be irritating the C7 nerve, but it might also mean your fracture has displaced and is pushing on your C7 nerve root. You should be seen and have an xray. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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What causes muscle cramps in my arms (biceps and triceps) after working out?

What causes muscle cramps in my arms (biceps and triceps) after working out?

Lack of ATP: After your workout, you've depleted your muscle stores of atp, which is the energy unit your body consumes. Atp is required for the muscle to relax. The cramps lessen as your body regenerates atp. ...Read more

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Got discal clavical resection surgery w/ bicep tendon tear "slap repair" question is off an on i get sharp pains in back of my tricep/elbow. Normal?

Got discal clavical resection surgery w/ bicep tendon tear "slap repair" question is off an on i get sharp pains in back of my tricep/elbow. Normal?

Likely Unrelated: It is quite unusual for someone to have pain in the back of the elbow after a shoulder surgery. Nothing is impossible, however, so i would bring it up with your shoulder surgeon at your next visit just in case. ...Read more

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When I yawn or get the chills, my left tricep contracts and my hand shakes. It's been going on for month after developing elbow tendinitis. Cause?

When I yawn or get the chills, my left tricep contracts and my hand shakes. It's been going on for month after developing elbow tendinitis. Cause?

Not sure: Not sure how to explain the connection between yawning/chills and the left triceps contractions/hand shaking. If it keeps up you may want to see a neurologist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a gasoline burn on my tricep that has caused blisters and peeling skin. I washed the area with soap and water and rinsed with cool water. Should I apply ointment?

I have a gasoline burn on my tricep that has caused blisters and peeling skin. I washed the area with soap and water and rinsed with cool water. Should I apply ointment?

Wouldn't hurt: Usually burns such as yours resolve on their own as long as they've been washed with soap and water. If the skin remains broken then yes, neosporin or similar cream or ointment would be necessary. Otherwise simply watch and keep it dry and clean., ...Read more

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Slight shoulder pain and tightness. Cramping/sharp pains in bicep, tricep, and shooting pain in forearm. Pain come on for minute or two then go away?

Shoulder origin: These pains may be referred from a tendonitis of the shoulder or may indicate a pinched nerve in the neck or shoulder area. The jabbing,sharp nature of the discomfort suggests nerve pain,however. An orthopedic specialist is well qualified to evaluate and recommend any appropriate tests and treatment. ...Read more

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Can ulnar nerve pain cause bicep and tricep pain? Also have pain on both sides of elbow/wrist. Carpal tunnel was released on same arm 4 months ago.

Can ulnar nerve pain cause bicep and tricep pain? Also have pain on both sides of elbow/wrist.  Carpal tunnel was released on same arm 4 months ago.

May not be ulnar: The ulnar nerve can cause pain through out its distribution in your arm, but your pain does not fit only ulnar pain. Carpal tunnel syndrome is related to your median nerve. To have both median nerve and ulnar nerve issues, you most likely have an issue upstream of those nerves not specifically with the median or ulnar, either brachial plexus issue or cervical radiculopathy. Emg should be done. ...Read more