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What kind of surgery will i need of i tore my flexor carpi radialis(by elbow , forearm)?

What kind of surgery will i need of i tore my flexor carpi radialis(by elbow , forearm)?

Maybe none?: The FCR (flexor carpi radialis) muscle runs from the inside of your elbow down to the base of your thumb. As it's name suggests, it flexes your wrist. Rupture is rare but can occur from chronic inflammation or overuse, rubbing on a bone spur at the wrist or from sudden wrist extension. Repair is not always needed, but wrist flexion strength may be decreased. ...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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Im a professional pitcher and I have a tear in my common flexor tendon of my throwing arm. Where is that located and how do I rehab that?

Im a professional pitcher and I have a tear in my common flexor tendon of my throwing arm. Where is that located and how do I rehab that?

Tear: The tear is usually located near the elbow. You need to initially rest the elbow, avoid throwing, use an anti-inflammatory drug. Then start a graduated strength and throwing program if the pain is better. An MRI is needed for full diagnoses and guidance by a sports medicine specialist for treatment. ...Read more

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I have pain in both my forearms, what would ease it?

That depends...: ...Entirely on the cause. It could be an injury, pain from chronic overuse, or something unusual. You and your doctor can figure out the cause, and that knowledge will help you figure out what to do about it. In the meantime, try a little Ibuprofen (motrin, advil, (ibuprofen) etc.). ...Read more

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I have a numbess on my forearm?

I have a numbess on my forearm?

Numb forearm: May be compression of nerve from repetitive stress, either in the forearm or shoulder like thoracic outlet ( usually thumb is affected as well), amy be nerve or vascular, rarely could lesion or MS. Try motrin 2 tabs if not allergic, rest .elevate arm on pillow when sleeping, f/u with doctor/urgent care ...Read more

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What is the flexor digitalis?

What is the flexor digitalis?

Flex your fingers...: Flexor digitorum muscles cause your fingers (digits) to pull inwards, or flex. There are four: superficialis, profundus, brevis and longus. The different ones flex different joints of the fingers. These are latin for superficial, deep, short and long. ...Read more

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What causes pronation of the forearm?

What causes pronation of the forearm?

Muscles: The forearm has muscles that cause it to pronate; one of them is pronator quadratus. ...Read more

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Red dot on forearm has now blistered?

Red dot on forearm has now blistered?

Probably bug bite: if nto red /hot , swollen probably will resolve , might have been a local reaction to something or insect bite but if getting better don't worry , if worse see a dr. ...Read more

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What do I do for pulled flexor muscles?

What do I do for pulled flexor muscles?

Rest , ice: Not sure exactly which muscles are injured but in general i would use ice and nsaids to alleviate the pain as the pain gradually subsides, i would begin to work on gentle flexibility and strengthening exercises don't be surprised if it takes 6 weeks for the injury to heal. ...Read more

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Rash on both inner forearms, what to do?

Rash on both inner forearms, what to do?

Forearm rash: This lesion would likely need to be examined and more history obtained to be able to provide you with useful input about the diagnosis or possible treatment. ...Read more

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What to do if I have rash on forearms only?

What to do if I have rash on forearms only?

Uncertain rash: Hard to say why your rash is only on your forearms but could be that those skin areas are exposed to the sun or other elements in the environment ...Read more

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Small white bumps on forearm, what is this?

Not sure.: There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation. ...Read more

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I've many lump on my both forearms why it is?

I've many lump on my both forearms why it is?

Lipomas: These could be lipomas or fatty rumors which are common and do not need to be removed. They should be soft . They can be removed if you wish but will leave a small scar. ...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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What can cause sharp pains in my left forearm?

What can cause sharp pains in my left forearm?

Number of things: Description of sharp makes it likely it is something localized to the forearm and not being 'referred' from another area, like the heart. (see, prior answers related to referred pain). Presuming there's no trauma, insect bite to area, most likely a tendinitis (tendon connects muscle to joint)--rest the muscles, ice, anti inflammatory. Less likely is a clot in the vein. Persistent pain-again, c doc. ...Read more

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What should be done for a torn forearm injury?

What should be done for a torn forearm injury?

Torn what: Where is the tear? Skin, muscle? Skin lacerations are obvious but muscle tears are problematic. The severity of the tear, the disability resulting, the area involved all play into the treatment. See an orthopedist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Why are my fingers and forearms feeling tingly?

Why are my fingers and forearms feeling tingly?

Nerve compression: Tingling in the fingers is usually the result of a compressed nerve. Most common cause is carpal tunnel syndrome but can also be caused by a herniated disc in the neck. A thorough evaluation is needed and a nerve test may be ordered. ...Read more

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What can cause sudden pain in the left forearm?

What can cause sudden pain in the left forearm?

Several things: Pain that severe needs to be worked up by your doctor in person. He/she will listen to you, perform an examination and possibly order some tests to see what's wrong with you. ...Read more

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Think i hurt my flexor tendon again, how can I heal it?

Buddy tape: Without seeing how bad your injury is, hard to say for sure. If you have avulsed the distal attachment to the finger bone (jersey finger), this needs to be seen by a surgeon, possibly hand specialist for opertive repair. You would have lost your ability to flex the finger at the tip. If it is still attached but just strained and has full function then you could buddy tape it for a few weeks. ...Read more