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Dr. Richard Levin
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I get dull aches, mostly on the left side of my chest. I sometimes get a "poking" feeling in my middle tricep. I alsoget occasional slight headches. I got myself checked thricein three weeks but found nothing. What should I do?

I get dull aches, mostly on the left side of my chest. I sometimes get a "poking" feeling in my middle tricep. I alsoget occasional slight headches. I got myself checked thricein three weeks but found nothing. What should I do?

Need more info: What exactly where done for your evaluation within 3 weeks? As stated in earlier posts, cardiac cause is of concern, but if you've had negative blood work, stress test, ekg, xray, then perhaps it maybe something else causing your symptoms. Are your symptoms starting from your head/neck and radiate down to your chest/arm? Or are you having chest/arm pain and occasionally headache? ...Read more

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What is wrong with my triceps muscle? The middle is ok but ends are aching.

What is wrong with my triceps muscle? The middle is ok but ends are aching.

Tendonitis: When people have problems with their muscles, the trouble spots are usually where the muscle turns into tendon and inserts on the bone. The triceps originates from the shoulder and the humerus bone and inserts on the ulnar bone in the elbow. I suspect that you may have strained the muscle at those two points. Sometimes, problems with the shoulder itself can cause pain in the triceps. See a doc. ...Read more

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Really sore spot on my tricep making my arm sore?

Really sore spot on my tricep making my arm sore?

Strain vs bruise: Pain and soreness about your triceps is most likely do to an injury or overuse problem. You can sustain a bruise with direct blunt trauma, a partial tear or strain with resisted force injury (too heavy a weight or too many repetitions past point of fatigue). A thorough orthopaedic evaluation is warranted if your symptoms are not steadily resolving over the course of a week. ...Read more

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Why do I wake up with sore wrists (both) and pain in left elbow/tricep?

Why do I wake up with sore wrists (both) and pain in left elbow/tricep?

Possibly CT: While asleep you might fold your wrists forward and pinch the median nerve in the palm side of the wrist, i.e., arouse symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. Try wearing cock-up wrist splints to bed and review your daily activities for repetative stress to your wrists, i.e., repetative turning or bending. Take extra b- vitamins, which are reputed to help the nerve irritation of ct. ...Read more

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Subsequent to doing pushups and pullups, my lower triceps near the elbow are sore. Is that normal?

Subsequent to doing pushups and pullups, my lower triceps near the elbow are sore. Is that normal?

Yes.: You probably inflammed the tendons of the tricep muscles, which connect the tricep to the elbow. As you get stronger and more conditioned, the pain should go away. ...Read more

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5 days after arms workout, my triceps are still very sore and it's not easing up. Is there anything I can do?

5 days after arms workout, my triceps are still very sore and it's not easing up. Is there anything I can do?

Move slowly: How long have you been working out? Did you increase your weight significantly.? If your triceps are just equally sore, you could,probably start again with a lower weight. However, if you are feeling pain, you probably should wait to lift until you see your doctor if it continues. ...Read more

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Dull ache in upper left arm in tricep area, came on after i sat down after doing work where I use my arms a lot, what could it be?

Dull ache in upper left arm in tricep area, came on after i sat down after doing work where I use my arms a lot, what could it be?

Muscle strain: Treat with ice ; activity modification. Nsaids block the inflammation process so avoid ; use tylenol (acetaminophen) 4 pain. Should clear in a few days. If not or keeps getting worse c ur pcp for an exam or an ortho guy if very concerned. ...Read more