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What are the possible causes of right armpit, elbow, and thenar hand muscle atrophy and the pain associates with all three?

What are the possible causes of right armpit, elbow, and thenar hand muscle atrophy and the pain associates with all three?

Complicated: Thenar branch, median nerve (c8) is responsible for the innervation of the abductor pollicis brevis and opponens pollicis. The adductor pollicis is supplied by the deep branch of the ulnar nerve (c8-th1 to affect both, must be from an area where both nerves are in proximity. Disease/compression in the armpit or the neck would make sense. Investigate cervical spine and thoracic outlet syndrome. ...Read more

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It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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My left elbow muscle have been hurting me the past couple of months. It only hurt when I use it or move it.?

My left elbow muscle have been hurting me the past couple of months.
It only hurt when I use it or move it.?

Sounds like TE: This sounds like a tendonitis attachment syndrome, similar to "tennis elbow". Careful eccentric resistance exercise can help heal this up. See your doctor, for a referral to a physical therapy specialist who can help you with this. ...Read more

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My C7 facet fracture has healed but still getting bit of pain in left elbow and muscle pain b near shoulder can u tell me what causing it when active?

Referred somatic psi: Referred somatic pain fromi injured facet post trumatic degeneration or ligament injury consider fiagnostic facet injection followed by rf ablation if it really bothers you comfort with activities after injury is not always achievable look at the portland trailblazers last couple of seasons not everybody makes it off injured reserve the ones that do may just be suffering more. ...Read more

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I have elbow tendonitus! Visualized muscle structures including biceps,triceps appear unremarkable. Is that good or bad?

I have elbow tendonitus!  Visualized muscle structures including biceps,triceps appear unremarkable. Is that good or bad?

It's good: it's good to not have torn or otherwise diseased soft tissues of your upper arm. I'm assuming you had an MRI or ultrasound, because those are the tests that visualize soft tissue. Tendoniditis. That can often be helped by exercise, manual therapy, activity modification. Find a good physical therapist and follow through with their recomendations, and follow up with your doc about it. ...Read more

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I am having a lot of pain in both of my arms above my elbows in the muscle area. It keeps me awake, what could that possibly be?

I am having a lot of pain in both of my arms above my elbows in the muscle area. It keeps me awake, what could that possibly be?

Many possibilities: Possible cause of your pain may include sprain, bursitis, fracture, contusion, neuritis, but of course there are a multitude of other possibilities. Get the feet inspected by a professional to determine the cause of the problem, as treatment varies depending on the diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have hypermobile joints and am experiencing right arm, elbow, shoulder and muscle pain. What can I do?

I have hypermobile joints and am experiencing right arm, elbow, shoulder and muscle pain. What can I do?

See below: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more