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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Tricep Pain

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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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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

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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?

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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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

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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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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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How to lose triceps?

Muscles and Anatomy: Not sure what you are really asking, but triceps are a very important part of your skeletal musculature. One would not want to not have triceps. Read more