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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Tricep Cramps

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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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1/13 did LIGHT benchpress. After, under right shoulder blade pain. Right tricep feels like on border of cramp/painlike inner/longhead. Flexed less hard?

1/13 did LIGHT benchpress. After, under right shoulder blade pain. Right tricep feels like on border of cramp/painlike inner/longhead. Flexed less hard?

Shoulder injury: Possible rotator cuff tear. Back off on causal activity See Ortho shoulder specialist if pain persists. Bench press technique should be scrutinized. Improper technique can lead to irreversible shoulder destruction, a very common finding in long term weight lifters. ...Read more

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During workout my triceps lock up (cramp) I drink litres of water a day and eat bananas. How can I remedy this? My muscular fitness is also poor. Tnks

During workout my triceps lock up (cramp) I drink litres of water a day and eat bananas. How can I remedy this? My muscular fitness is also poor. Tnks

Stop weights: Replenish your electrolytes with PowerAde, Gatorade, Vitamin water and a good multivitamin. Work with a trainer for form and technique. Take a week off and concentrate on diet and hydration. ...Read more

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I have a almost constant pain on the back side of my arm (crampy) in between the shoulder and tricep (x3 days). Could this be impending heart attack?

I have a almost constant pain on the back side of my arm (crampy) in between the shoulder and tricep (x3 days). Could this be impending heart attack?

WHAT HAPPENED?: I answered this earlier. A constant pain, cramp and reproducible for 3 days is unlikely from the heart. The referred pain from the heart is usually not reproducible. A continuous pain for 3 days likely would have caused a completed heart attack with its resultant complication by then. It is disconcerting, have it evaluated, reassurance is the key. ...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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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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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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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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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