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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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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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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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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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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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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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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