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I lift at gym,I'd this pain in my forearm's extensor surface and pain in elbow and also wrist when flexed, now I'm having bruises on wrist.Treatment?

I lift at gym,I'd this pain in my forearm's extensor surface and pain in elbow and also wrist when flexed, now I'm having bruises on wrist.Treatment?

Be seen: I would recommend you are seen by a sports or orthopedic physician to evaluate your wrist and elbow. Could be related to overuse and tendonitis but the bruising at your wrists really needs further evaluation. The treatment will depend on the final diagnosis and reason for your pain/bruising. ...Read more

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How can I build forearm/extensor muscles with only a couple of dumbbells?

How can I build forearm/extensor muscles with only a couple of dumbbells?

Wrist curls flex/ext: Grip dumbbells with elbows flexed to 90 degrees and arms resting at your side. With palms facing up, flex your wrist toward your body for 8-12 repetitions. This will work your wrist flexors on the palmar aspect of your forearms. For wrist extensor muscles, simply pronate your forearms so that your palms face toward the ground, perform 8-12 extension repetitions. Do 3 sets for both muscle groups. ...Read more

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How can I build forearm/extensor muscles with only a couple of dumbbells and a chinup bar?

How can I build forearm/extensor muscles with only a couple of dumbbells and a chinup bar?

Ask a trainer: You can build the above muscle groups using the tools you mentioned. There are several exercise options. Discuss this with a trainer so he can design an appropriate routine to fulfill and balance your goals and body needs. ...Read more

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What exercise help make your forearm extensor muscle stronger?

Wrist extensions: Patients with lateral epicondylitis or tennis elbow have latera elbow pain. Once the pain resolves with medication, rest or local injection, the patient needs to strengthen the dorsal forearm muscles that extend the wrist. This should be done with very light hand weights or therabands. ...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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My mom is 66. She is having severe cramping in the flexor and extensor muscles of her left hand and forearm. She is also having lower back pain.

My mom is 66. She is having severe cramping in the flexor and extensor muscles of her left hand and forearm. She is also having lower back pain.

Needs exam: There are a variety of conditions that may cause your mother's symptoms. Many of them can be ruled out by an exam and some labs. I would suggest starting with her regular DR who knows her medical history the best. ...Read more

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What to do about radial nerve that supplies the upper arm extensor?

What to do about radial nerve that supplies the upper arm extensor?

?wrist drop: Do you have problem with radial nerve, perhaps "Saturday nite palsy" from sleeping on it? If so, should improve over 4-6 weeks. You may benefit from physical and hand therapy, and a wrist brace might may things more manageable. ...Read more

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Causes of nerve pain from the L. thumb-wrist, to the L. Arm bicep, with a swollen 1 in. lump around Extensor pollicis brevis, with a clear neck MRI ?

Causes of nerve pain from the L. thumb-wrist, to the L. Arm bicep, with a swollen 1 in. lump around Extensor pollicis brevis, with a clear neck MRI ?

It could be due to a: several conditions like De Quervain's tenosynovitis which is a painful inflammation of the tendons on the thumb side of the wrist, carpal tunnel syndrome affecting the tendon across the wrist, a radial nerve or other nerve entrapments, or an abnormal fluid collection like a ganglion cyst. See a specialist for electrodiagnostic testing or imaging studies. ...Read more

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Is the latissimus dorsi a flexor or extensor?

Is the latissimus dorsi a flexor or extensor?

Several roles: It serves to extend, adduct, transversely extend, and internally rotate the shoulder. It works with other muscles to provide extension and lateral flexion of the lower spine area. ...Read more

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I have been in a tempory cast for 1 week for a extensor digitorum injury it is no better will they put me in a regular cast?

I have been in a tempory cast for 1 week for a extensor digitorum injury it is no better will they put me in a regular cast?

Too early to tell: If it is properly fitted for you/your case, the temporary cast should work well. Casting basically works to immobilize the area and protect it from further injury. Healing is from your body and not the cast. Tendon injury may take many wks to heal and so 1 wk is too early to tell. Close follow-up with the doc is recommended for reassessment/care. Good luck. ...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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Where is my extensor digiti minimi?

Where is my extensor digiti minimi?

EDM to small finger: Extensor Digiti Minimi is a thin muscle of the forearm. It arises from the common Extensor tendon by a thin tendinous slip, from the intermuscular septa. Its tendon runs through a compartment of the dorsal carpal ligament then divides into two as it crosses the hand, and finally joins the expansion of the Extensor digitorum communis tendon on the dorsum of the first phalanx of the little finger ...Read more

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Extensor tendon injury. Who treats it?

Extensor tendon injury. Who treats it?

Hand surgeon: Tendon injuries in the hand are typically treated by a hand surgeon. Hand surgeons can orthopaedic surgeons (like myself), general or plastic surgeons. Look for someone who is board certified and has a certificate of additional qualification (caq) in hand surgery. ...Read more

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What are the 7 shoulder extensor muscles?

What are the 7 shoulder extensor muscles?

Post deltoid, lats +: Major extensors include the posterior deltoid, latissimus dorsi, teres major other muscles with extension moments include the subscapularis, long head of the triceps, infraspinatus, teres minor. The sternal head of the pectoralis major can have an extensor moment when the arm is in a forward flexed, internally rotated position. ...Read more

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Why are there 7 shoulder extensor muscles?

Why are there 7 shoulder extensor muscles?

Best bet: evolution: The posterior deltoid, latissimus dorsi, teres major are shoulder extensors. Other muscles with extension moments include subscapularis, long head of triceps, infraspinatus, teres minor, sternal head of pectoralis major. Presumably shoulder muscles evolved to facilitate independent use of the upper extremities for fine motor tasks (allows me to type this answer) in upright biped organisms. ...Read more

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How long does extensor hallucis longus take to heal?

How long does extensor hallucis longus take to heal?

See below: If you are referring to tendonitis than it will be 3-6 weeks. ...Read more