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Extensor Carpi Radialis longus (inside forearm arm) muscle small knot? Longish-lump, tension? Pain when flexing wrist shoots to upper arm

Extensor Carpi Radialis longus (inside forearm arm) muscle small knot? Longish-lump, tension? Pain when flexing wrist shoots to upper arm

Lump in muscle : should be evaluated certainly could be any number of benign condition are benign tumor or muscle strain or injury but there's also the possibility that it something more like a sarcoma which is rAre. But not unheard of It's more notable if it's a lump in a muscle if it's truly within the muscle than which muscle one thinks it is. it is in the forearm. ...Read more

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Pain in lower abdominal muscle on left side only when doing decline bench curls or straight left leg lift laying down? What to do? Maybe hip flexor?

Pain in lower abdominal muscle on left side only when doing decline bench curls or straight left leg lift laying down?  What to do?  Maybe hip flexor?

Need exam: Your location of your pain could indeed be due to a hip flexor/adductor muscle strain but it could be several other things as well, including hernias and other intraabdominal or pelvic causes. See your family physician for exam and possible referral to specialist. Good luck! ...Read more

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Pain in lat muscle, below armpit on my back, flares when extending arm overhead (i.E. Tennis serve, throwing) is this rotator cuff injury?

Pain in lat muscle, below armpit on my back, flares when extending arm overhead (i.E. Tennis serve, throwing) is this rotator cuff injury?

Latisimus strain: This is best diagnosed with a hands on exam but sounds like your latisimus dorsi muscle is strained. Rotator cuff is often achy down the side of the deltoid, back of shoulder, or front of shoulder. But, it is possible. Get an examination to be specific. ...Read more

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Upright rows at the gym, noticed pain in left shoulder. Symptoms improved after rest. Front pulldowns at gym. Now mild tingling in left forearm/hand?

Upright rows at the gym, noticed pain in left shoulder.  Symptoms improved after rest. Front pulldowns at gym.  Now mild tingling in left forearm/hand?

Pinched nerve: This is likely secondary to nerve compression either in the neck (cervical spine) or the shoulder area. Stay out of the gym until the symptoms clear and you have had the issue evaluated. ...Read more

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OA in neck, upper back spasms. Overhead exercise tightens back. Should I try doing overhead exercises or avoid? Weights OK? Flabby upper arms/obese.

OA in neck, upper back spasms. Overhead exercise tightens back. Should I try doing overhead exercises or avoid? Weights OK? Flabby upper arms/obese.

OK to avoid them: First it may help to work with a certified personal trainer to modify an overhead exercises so that they are more "tolerable". Otherwise, no exercise that is done overhead is "necessary". Be reassured that you can readily find alternatives that will be suitable without compromising your the benefits you are receiving. ...Read more

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Would pushups helo strenthen my shoulder muscles around the rotator cuff?

Would pushups helo strenthen my shoulder muscles around the rotator cuff?

Suggestion: Assuming that you suffer from anterior dislocations, where the humeral head moves out the front of the socket, i would recommend you look at the thrower's 10 program. Concentrate on the exercises for shoulder... If you are doing to do push-ups avoid going deeper than 90 degrees at the elbow since this will put your shoulder in a vulnerable position for dislocation. Avoid tricep dips for sure! ...Read more

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Elbow doesn't sit right. If arms extend straight palms flat iner elbow faces up. No trama. Just noticed when stretching. No pain. Stiff movement.

Elbow doesn't sit right. If arms extend straight palms flat iner elbow faces up. No trama. Just noticed when stretching. No pain. Stiff movement.

Hyper extension: Hyperextension of the elbow in a young female suggests joint hypermobility syndrome (jhs). Other signs (per brighton criteria for jhs) include ability to bend over & put palms on floor & touch thumb to inside of arm. Jhs of no great concern except joints have greater than normal potential for injury from severe physical trauma & evolution of fibromyalgia. Study yoga & avoid extreme sports. ...Read more

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I initially hurt my shoulder about 3 weeks ago bench pressing and doing pushups. Hurts to lift objects overhead and to move arm across body and back?

I initially hurt my shoulder about 3 weeks ago bench pressing and doing pushups.  Hurts to lift objects overhead and to move arm across body and back?

Shoulder Injury: This could be any number of problems.If it's more on the top of the should may be a problem to York from Radokovitch your joint.If the problem it is more in the front of the shoulder,it could be a long head of the biceps problem or labral injury. It could also be an injury to the rotator cuff or the bursa above it. At three weeks, I would have a check by a sports med physcian. ...Read more

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Large knot appeared overnight on R arm abt 1" from bend in wrist. Painful to touch, hard, hurts to move thumb in/outward. Pulled/torn muscle/tendon?

Large knot appeared overnight on R arm abt 1" from bend in wrist. Painful to touch, hard, hurts to move thumb in/outward. Pulled/torn muscle/tendon?

Called Dequarvaine: Also called first dorsa extensor tensynovitis Usually seen with RA, Diabetes, gout, or hypothyoidism also occcionally from trauma. Need to see your PCP and have proper blood test and then proper treatmant accordingly. ...Read more

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What muscles does the front barbell raise work?

What muscles does the front barbell raise work?

WhatWouldArnoldSay?: You mean raising the arms straight up in front of you? Well,it puts a big strain on your back muscles, so be careful. In fact if you move up to heavy bells,for any exercise that unbalances you like that, try doing it against a wall. As far as the arm muscles: primarily the deltoids, but the whole rotator cuff engages in order to stabilize the shoulder.Also, to a small degree, the forearm extensors ...Read more

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Could bicep and tricep curls stunt growth?

Could bicep and tricep curls stunt growth?

In children?: it is safe for pediatric athletes to lift weights. Excessively heavy weight or improper technique can damage growth plates and therefore attention to technique and gym safety is important. A trainer who knows about pediatric weightlifting programs may be helpful to design a program for your child that is safe, yet effective. ...Read more

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Bodybuilder:tore the AC/dislocated collar bone left shoulder now can't focus my bicep curls completely on my bicep, the full contraction isn't there. ?

Bodybuilder:tore the AC/dislocated collar bone left shoulder now can't focus my bicep curls completely on my bicep, the full contraction isn't there. ?

Consult OrthOpedics: If you tore up your ACL, dislocated collar bone, my advice would be on getting these fixed urgently and resume your regular workout as advised by the orthopedist. Feel better. ...Read more

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Weights gym safe disc bulge L 4 5 mirror doing leg press that seated and squats and lunges I no got build up core?

Weights gym safe disc bulge L 4 5 mirror doing leg press that seated and squats and lunges I no got build up core?

Back pain: Lunges and squats really put a lot of stress on the low back. You risk converting a bulging disc into a herniated disc. Isometric exercises are better to build the core muscles. A weight lifting belt can protect the low back if you have to do the lunges and squats. Consult with a personal trainer to avoid further injury to the low back. ...Read more

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Treating RC injury w/ self therapy w tennis ball, pressing hard on my upper back on the side, could that be reason my upper arm hurts when extend?

Treating RC injury w/ self therapy w tennis ball, pressing hard on my upper back on the side, could that be reason my upper arm hurts when extend?

See therapist: When you have an injury as serious as a rotator cuff, the rehab should really be under the guidance of a licensed OT or PT, unless you yourself are a therapist and understand the therapy. Once you have been to a therapist for a while, you can do self-directed therapy. Suggest you just see an OT and see if they can help you ...Read more

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Pain top/front of both shoulders, from chin ups or lifting kettle bells. Worst when raising my outstretched arm from eye level to overhead. Three ?

Pain top/front of both shoulders, from chin ups or lifting kettle bells.  Worst when raising  my outstretched arm from eye level to overhead. Three ?

Probably kettle ball: You seem to be complaining of deltoid and primarily anterior deltoid pain which is worked with raising arms in the front. But if you're kipping your pullups then this will put tremendous stress on the shoulder as well.The exercises you mentioned often go with cross fit plans. I've lifted for many yrs and my concern is doing complex moves w/weights so rapidly when near fatigue. Bad form = injuries. ...Read more

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Bump on left side between shoulder and clavicle, hurts when lifting laterally, the bump moves with the arm, when moving up and down?

Bump on left side between shoulder and clavicle, hurts when lifting laterally, the bump moves with the arm, when moving up and down?

Distal clavicle?: Have you ever injured left shoulder by falling on it? Trace your clavicle with your fingers out towards your shoulder. If the bump is out at the end of your clavicle, you have torn your acromial-clavicular ligaments. A very common hockey player injury from checking. They participate in sports and daily living without surgery. Occasionally, it requires surgery. I recommend clavicle shortening, ...Read more

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I have been getting severe lower left pain both front and back . Have been getting severe left arm pain feels like grip around it, severe left arm pai?

See physician ASAP: Pain is never normal. There are many various disorders which could cause pain with your symptoms. I can appreciate your concerned about your health, but finding a proper diagnosis and treatment may be the answer to your worries. Rec.: see physician for a evaluation, tests, treatment or referral to a specialist. Be well. ...Read more

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Which organs are most closely associated with atelectasis?

Which organs are most closely associated with atelectasis?

Only the lung: Atelectasis refers to partial or complete collapse of a portion of the lung. It can be minor, affecting only a subsegment of one lobe of the lung, an entire lobe of the lung, or even the entire right or left lung. Minor atelectasis occurs if we don't take deep breaths often enough. Major atelectasis can result from blockage of a bronchus (breathing tube) from thick mucus or a foreign object. ...Read more

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Could your vision get worse by looking at a technology screen closely, or being on your phone often?

Could your vision get worse by looking at a technology screen closely, or being on your phone often?

No: I always tell my patients if there were an issue with computer screen use or cell phones, then I would open an office across the street from Microsoft and have plenty of business. But they have no more problems with their eyes than the general population. ...Read more

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Is my anxiety closely related to my thoughts? I often worry about certain parts of my body. I've been anxious a lot in over 2 months.

Is my anxiety closely related to my thoughts? I often worry about certain parts of my body. I've been anxious a lot in over 2 months.

Anxiety and: Thoughts can be closely related. We call it "self talk." What we say to ourselves or think impacts our moods. See a book called "Feeling Good" by David Burns for support. A cognitive behavioral therapist would be very helpful. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Smoking has been around for thousands of yrs & it's said it's no good. Should science look at it closely to discover its beauty & may be good stuff?

Smoking has been around for thousands  of yrs & it's said it's no good. Should science look at it closely to discover its beauty & may be good stuff?

What good stuff?: Are you referring to the increased risk of cancer, the vascular disease, chronic cough, skin damage, ill effects that second hand smoke has on others, the addiction that develops, or some of the others that I have left out? ...Read more

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Recently diagnosed at 58 with a medical condition that will be treated & monitored closely for lifetime. How do I stop worrying & obsessing about it?

Recently diagnosed at 58  with a medical condition that will be treated & monitored closely for lifetime. How do I stop worrying & obsessing about it?

See below: Need more info about the condition, but depending on the limitations that your condition caused, you might want to work on the loss of these things. Create small achievable goals that will help you manage your condition. It would be beneficial to contact a psychologist specializing in treating people with medical conditions to help you guide through the process of adjusting to the new lifestyle. ...Read more

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Can opening a peddle bin when you're holding a plate of food in front of it cause germs from the bin to land on the food if you are quite close to it?

Can opening a peddle bin when you're holding a plate of food  in front of it cause germs from the bin to land on the food if you are quite close to it?

Not Likely : Unless material stuck to the lid flew up onto your plate, it is nearly impossible for any germs to infect you. Try not to worry about germs. The best thing you can do to protect yourself is to WASH YOUR HANDS frequently and before eating. Brush teeth twice a day for 2 minutes. ...Read more

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How closely linked are vertigo and MS?

How closely linked are vertigo and MS?

Can be related: MS (multiple sclerosis) can be associated with vertigo and rarely hearing loss. The most appropriate specialist to answer these questions would be a neurologist. The vertigo could be inner ear but with MS, it could be central, involving the vestibular nuclei of the brain stem. ...Read more

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How closely is weight related to someone's health?

How closely is weight related to someone's health?

It is very important: Being overweight or underweight can cause many problems with health. It certainly depends upon the person and their activity level and diet but staying within the ideal body weight range can improve health outcomes. ...Read more

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I have leftside pain in the front waht is causing this?

Too broad, but: There are hundreds of causes, many of which are common. Nonetheless, without specifics regarding pain, such location, time of day, what brings it on, etc., no answer can be given. You need to see your doctor regarding this one. A thorough hx, and physical, together with indicated tests will help define your pain! ...Read more

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Why go from the front to remove hardware from spine?

Why go from the front to remove hardware from spine?

Rarely: Most previously placed thoracolumbar spinal implants are readily accessible from a posterior surgical approach. There are only a handful of scenarios in which an anterior approach is preferred in the thoracolumbar spine. Be sure that your surgeon has clearly explained the thought process behind recommendations prior to surgery. A second opinion may also be a good idea for any major surgery. ...Read more

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What are my symptoms most closely related to?(excluding mental disorders)

What are my symptoms most closely related to?(excluding mental disorders)

Talk to your: Doctor and your parents. They should be able to help you understand what is wrong and why they are choosing the medications for you. Let them know you are wondering if there is a medical reason for your symptoms as opposed to psychological causes. ...Read more

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What are some drugs that are closely related to penicillin and sulfonamides?

What are some drugs that are closely related to penicillin and sulfonamides?

Antibiotics: The two classes of antibiotics you are asking about are nothing alike, either chemically or in their mechanisms of antibacterial activity. ...Read more

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I am a healthy but overweight 27 year old. I watch what i eat very closely and go to the gym 5 days a week yet i cannot lose! any idea's?

I am a healthy but overweight 27 year old. I watch what i eat very closely and go to the gym 5 days a week yet i cannot lose! any idea's?

Losing Weight: Any answers to this question will be very ambiguous and generic. Please follow this advise and then bring it back to us. I need a one week food diary (you can find any of a number of tools online for this) with the total calories you consume and what type of calories they are. Then i need the specifics of your exercise. What your activity is, for how long and what your heart rate is. ...Read more

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My vision is blurred when I read or look closely, but is perfect at distance, one and half feet i realized this recently , before no problem.?

My vision is blurred when I read or look closely, but is perfect at distance, one and half feet

i realized this recently , before no problem.?

Presbyopia: You probably have what is called presbyopia.This is age-related, usually starting in the 40's, and helped with reading glasses, which ca be prescribed by an ophthalmologist, if you have not had a recent eye exam, that is the first step. ...Read more

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A baby can be killed by a front airbag, but has any adult driver been killed by an exploding airbag, due to sitting too close to the steering wheel?

A baby can be killed by a front airbag, but has any adult driver been killed by an exploding airbag, due to sitting too close to the steering wheel?

Absolutely.: This is a well-known cause of injury: a front seat driver or passenger who is not wearing his/her seatbelt and has a front-end collision, is at significant risk of death. Rapid acceleration of the airbag, in a crashing vehicle (rapid deceleration), causes a much bigger force than when a seatbelt is worn. The two forces are just too much. See comment for a link to problem/tweaking airbags. ...Read more