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6mos postop tfcc repair-when i try to flatten palm-pinky curls up, index finger straight but higher than other fingers & palm looks curled & achy. Pt?

6mos postop tfcc repair-when i try to flatten palm-pinky curls up, index finger straight but higher than other fingers & palm looks curled & achy. Pt?

Therapy: What you describe sounds like tight tendons. It's unlikely that its a serious problem, but you need targeted therapy to get full function back. You should have your surgeon evaluate you so that he can give the right instructions to the therapist you see. ...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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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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7 yrs bilateral ulnar pain at wrist/elbow. 3mm bulge@C4.NegativeEMG/NCV. Edema at ulna,fat atrophy at opponen digiti minimi.No mass.Shoulder/neck pain?

7 yrs bilateral ulnar pain at wrist/elbow. 3mm bulge@C4.NegativeEMG/NCV. Edema at ulna,fat atrophy at opponen digiti minimi.No mass.Shoulder/neck pain?

Myelogram: You may need another opinion and a myelogram. other considerations are some kind of musculoskeletal arthritis syndrome and a rheumatologist may also be of assistance ...Read more

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Extreme pain at rotator cuff, can't lift all the way up, sharp pain, hard to lift things, decreased ROM, how to tell tendonitis vs torn rotator cuff?

Extreme pain at rotator cuff, can't lift all the way up, sharp pain, hard to lift things, decreased ROM, how to tell tendonitis vs torn rotator cuff?

Examination: Question as to how to differentiate rotator cuff tear from tendinitis. Rotator cuff injury is a diagnosis made by MRI. Tendinitis Is suggested by point palpation arousing tenderness; associated with arousal of pain by applying passive resistance to vector of function of the tendon. ...Read more

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Hi.When we holding 5 kg mass steady, our flexor and extensor contracted but why when we lifting the mass upward extensor does not contract?

Hi.When we holding 5 kg mass steady, our flexor and extensor contracted but why when we lifting the mass upward extensor does not contract?

Contract differently: When holding a weight up, against gravity, both flexors and extensors should contract, but with those muscles doing most of the work doing most of the contracting, and the other muscles on the other side of the arm just contracting a little bit to keep the person in balance, and to control the steadiness of the arm. ...Read more

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Nerve Pain at blood draw site upon flexing arm.Though doesn't restrict movement,it makes me hesitant/careful to move it.Is it arm weakness?Thanks.

Nerve Pain at blood draw site upon flexing arm.Though doesn't restrict movement,it makes me hesitant/careful to move it.Is it arm weakness?Thanks.

Continue to monitor: Pain is not the same thing as weakness, but pain could lead to weakness. Continue to monitor the symptoms, and if they worsen (skin discoloration, true weakness, worsening pain) or persist, see your primary care physician. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003206.htm ...Read more

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Is reverse grip bench press better than normal grip?

Is reverse grip bench press better than normal grip?

Depends: It's not the standard, but it all depends on the muscle groups you are trying to workout ...Read more

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Neck cracks when I turn head any direction. Forehead tingling. 1.8 cm slip of L5-S1. Pain across lower abs below bully button. Related? Arthritis?

Neck cracks when I turn head any direction.  Forehead tingling.  1.8 cm slip of L5-S1.  Pain across lower abs below bully button.  Related? Arthritis?

?herniated disc: You have a herniated lumbar disc or a subluxation of L5 onS1. Both will cause back and leg pain and perhaps numbness and tingling of the legs. It can also radiate pain anteriorally across the belly. Your neck pain sounds like spinal arthritis, involving the facet joints that pop and crack when you turn your neck. Two separate diseases, lumbar discogenic pain and cervical facet arthrosis. ...Read more

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Overextension of 4 fingers due to cp. cant keep hand/palm straight, fingers extend out to the right. Thought to tie with band? What exercises help?

Overextension of 4 fingers due to cp. cant keep hand/palm straight, fingers extend out to the right. Thought to tie with band? What exercises help?

Varies : Multiple potential treatments to varying degrees of success including simple stretching, therapy, dynamic splinting, Botox injections or surgery. Don't hesitate to see a specialist to discuss which options are best for you. ...Read more

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Can wrist curls using dumbbells contribute to carpal tunnel syndrome? Trying to build up my forearms.

Can wrist curls using dumbbells contribute to carpal tunnel syndrome? Trying to build up my forearms.

Ans: A repetitive use of the wrists can inflame the sheath through which the median nerve passes. Be careful if any repetitive usage. ...Read more

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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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Hi, sirwhen we holding 5kg mass steady both flexor and extensor contracted but how about when lifting the mass upwards?Will the extensor also contract?

Hi, sirwhen we holding 5kg mass steady both flexor and extensor contracted but how about when lifting the mass upwards?Will the extensor also contract?

Tey will not: They will not contract, extensors work when you extend, flexors work when flexing motion occurs, this muscles groups work independant of eatch other. ...Read more

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When we holding a mass 5kg steady why both flexor and extensor contract?

When we holding a mass 5kg steady why both flexor and extensor contract?

They help each other: When holding a weight up, against gravity, both flexors and extensors should contract, but with those muscles doing most of the work doing most of the contracting, and the other muscles on the other side of the arm just contracting a little bit to keep the person in balance, and to control the steadiness of the arm. ...Read more

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Did reformer pilates. Day after throb deltoid pain lft arm, inch or so below shoulder. Numbness in area? Could this be rotator cuff or just sprain?

Did reformer pilates.  Day after throb deltoid pain lft arm, inch or so below shoulder. Numbness in area?  Could this be rotator cuff or just sprain?

Nerve?: The pain can be from many possible sources. Deltoid area pain with numbness may signify involvement of the axillary nerve or possibly the c5 or c6 levels at your neck. Early frozen shoulder pain can also be felt laterally. Hopefully, this is just a deltoid strain from the workout and will resolve shortly, otherwise see your doctor. http://theshouldercenter.com/shoulder-pain.htm. ...Read more

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