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Causes Of Tricep Cramps
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?
Just started upperbody strength training low weights &reps. Triceps randomly get a cramp/charlie horse. How to relieve in the moment& prevent overall?
Stretch: Stretch well before you exercise and stretch when it happens. A commonly used one is the standing triceps stretch. ...Read more
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
Recurring ache and twitching inside where tricep/bicep meet. Recently I got a full cramp that started there and carried to forearm. Don't normally exercise, tried recently and keep getting injured. Have twitching all over. Scared ALS.
2 yr ago after some physical work at home. My neck hurt. Got MRI. Pinched nerve C6-C7. Index and middle finger on lt hand were numb for 2 wks. Now I have muscle cramps on latissimus dorsi, triceps, and flexor carpi ulnaris muscles.?
Nerve entrapment: You may have entrapment. I would suggest you see the appropriate physician and get a definitive diagnosis ...Read more
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
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
What could be causing sever pain and popping of the tricep muscel caused from impact with the ground symptoms are 4 days old?
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
Can an injury to the long head part of tricep cause pain to the shoulder and directly underneath your elbow?
Extreme sharp and stabbing pain in left arm tricep. Haven't been working out just came on suddenly what could cause this?
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
What can cause spontaneous muscle detachment? 54 yo male. 2 bicep, 2 tricep detachments, 5 hernias
Isolated arm twitching, triceps area last 24-48 hrs. Very rapid (twitching) & for a few seconds. No pain. Usually occurs in bed. Cause for concern?
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?
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
I'm voltaren (diclofenac) on left tricep, has hard lump, really sore. I read that im voltaren (diclofenac) can cause necrosis. My whole body is also sore like with fm. Necrosis?
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
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
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?
I have a pinched nerve in my neck which caused muscle weakness/atrophy in my right triceps and pectoral muscle. Is it possible to regain my strength?
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
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
Triceps work.: Triceps exercises include cable triceps extensions, overhead dumbbell extensions (one heavier dumbbell with both hands or lighter dumbbell in each hand), dumbbell kickbacks (light weight), close-grip bench presses, overhead cable extensions, and dips to name a few. Shoot for 3-4 sets per exercise, 8-12 reps, once weekly. Each day you work triceps, choose two of these exercises. ...Read more
Many will: Pushup, dips, press downs, french press. .. really any exercise where you extend your arm out - as in "press" your hand out - will engage the triceps. Even planks will do so, much less so if you "lock" your arms out - as at that point much of the stress going into the elbow joint (aka bad) rather than the surrounding muscles. ...Read more
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