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Does having twitching muscles in my back and elbow mean they are injured?

Does having twitching muscles in my back and elbow mean they are injured?

No: Muscle twitching is very common. It has to do with nerve irritation and doesn't mean the muscles are damaged. Usually, twitching is temporary and resolves on its own. ...Read more

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What can cause pain in my elbow feels like when u hit funny bone- but been there for a few days- makes my upper arm twitch, muscle knots in back too?

What can cause pain in my elbow feels like when u hit funny bone- but been there for a few days- makes my upper arm twitch, muscle knots in back too?

Nerve symptoms: Several conditions that effect peripheral nerve function (entrapment at the elbow (cubital tunnel syndrome) or cervical radiculopathy - more likely the latter if you also have twitching in forearm more than hand and knots in the back. Sometimes anatomical entrapment at the thoracic outlet (where nerves and vessels leave the chest/neck to the arm can cause those symptoms too). ...Read more

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Inv. muscle twitching arond elbow. Coming off anxiety meds. Normal? When to worry? Also losing weight by exerc. losing muscle? Doesn't hurt but uncomf

Inv. muscle twitching arond elbow. Coming off anxiety meds. Normal? When to worry? Also losing weight by exerc. losing muscle? Doesn't hurt but uncomf

Not uncommon : May time coming off of meds like what you are on can cause atypical muscle irritation but so can exercise so maintain the exercise and if the symptoms don't resolve after a couple of weeks then have it evaluated ...Read more

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Having painful muscle spasm and twitching in left arm at and below the elbow down into the wrist.

Having painful muscle spasm and twitching in left arm at and below the elbow down into the wrist.

Could be...: Spasms with twitching do tend to suggest some injury or irritation of the nerves to the forearm. If you have any numbness, tingling or other change in sensation and weakness, that clarifies that nerve dysfunction involved. Would suggest you be evaluated if this is persisting as a good history and exam should sort this out for you. ...Read more

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Persistant twitch left arm for 11 days. No muscle weakness and no pain. Worse during daytime and better at nights. Between elbow and wrist.

Persistant twitch left arm for 11 days. No muscle weakness and no pain.  Worse during daytime and better at nights.  Between elbow and wrist.

Probably nothing bad: That doesn't sound like it is likely anything too serious but should probably be checked out anyway. There are some relatively rare neurological conditions that can result in muscle twitching without other initial symptoms. ...Read more

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I have had trouble with my muscles twitching in my eyes, elbows, fingers and knees. I get spasms in my calf muscles, toes and hips. Should I worry?

I have had trouble with my muscles twitching in my eyes, elbows, fingers and knees. I get spasms in my calf muscles, toes and hips. Should I worry?

Twitching Muscles: With both upper and lower extremity muscle spasms, you are either training for your sports way too much, or should seek a neurologist to evaluate your nervous system. Dr Rich Blake Try hydrating very well for a week to see what happens. Modify your workouts (cut in half). ...Read more

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Front deltoid muscle severe pain every time I elbow backwards or extend my arm towards shoulder blade. Is it sore? Injured?

Front deltoid muscle severe pain every time I elbow backwards or extend my arm towards shoulder blade. Is it sore? Injured?

May need to see your: Doctor. Depends how you injured it.You may have a bicipital tendinitis if you did some unusual lifting, or sports injury. Difficult to diagnose without further exam & evaluation in person. Get it checked out if it continues. Get a 2nd opinion from a D.O., osteopathic doctor specializing in Neuromuscular Medicine. They can diagnose, image if warranted & treat. Many in FL. Call the school's clinic. ...Read more

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Neurology question. Using my arm right a lot has caused, pain, twitches and permanent numbness. This started back in the 1970's when i began painting lessons a a child & started to use my rt arm a lot. Sharp pain in underside of rt forearm from elbow towa

Neurology question. Using my arm right a lot has caused, pain, twitches and permanent numbness. This started back in the 1970's when i began painting lessons a a child & started to use my rt arm a lot. Sharp pain in underside of rt forearm from elbow towa

I'm : I'm sorry to hear of your problem. I have a few questions that need to be addressed to better help you. Did you have a MRI of the cervical spine and emg? If so, what did they show? The prior doctor sounds as if he/she was describing a brachial plexopathy. While that might be the case your presentation would be odd. True neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome (tos) is more commonly seen in women when congenital. More common is a traumatic cause (i.e. Motorcycle accident, gunshot wound...). The differential diagnosis includes median nerve entrapment at the pronator teres muscle and/or carpal tunnel syndrome. Wasting is a concern and should cause you to have this addressed as some of these conditions are treatable. Good luck and well wishes. ...Read more

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Dear Doctor, I have so many lipoma in my back and elbow. What should I do? It creates lots of pain in muscles and back side. Please help

Dear Doctor, I have so many lipoma in my back and elbow. What should I do? It creates lots of pain in muscles and back side. Please help

You most likely: have MULTIPLE LIPOMATA a GENETIC disorder. If this is properly Diagnosed the "rule" is have ONLY THOSE WHICH give you PAIN or SUDDENLY ENLARGE or become HARD?FIXED removed! You should be followed by a Health Care Provider who understands the disorder and how to follow patients with the disoprder. Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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I am recovering from a broken elbow. Is swimming a safe way to build back muscle ?

I am recovering from a broken elbow. Is swimming a safe way to build back muscle ?

Yes: As long as the bone healing is sufficiently advance to withstand the demands that is based on exam and xray findings, although xray frequently lags the clinical healing. ...Read more