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Treatment for painful biceps and shoulder muscles?

Treatment for painful biceps and shoulder muscles?

Muscle pain: What caused the pain? Working out? Sports? Heavy lifting? Any restriction in range of motion? Moist heat can help relax tense muscles. Nsaid (advil/motrin/aleve/etc) can reduce pain & inflammation. If no improvement, or if roms are decreased, see fp/orthopedics/sports medicine for evaluation & treatment options. ...Read more

Dr. Marcel Hungs
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Muscle Weakness (Definition)

Muscle weakness is either a subjective or objective symptom based on history or formalized testing. As a result, any complaint of weakness needs to be correlated with testing that can bring out that weakness, which sometimes involves putting that muscle in an isolated and 'disadvantaged' scenario to assess adequately. Such weakness can have multiple etiologies from ...Read more


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I have severe muscle pain- myofascial muscle pain. Treatment and medication recommendations?

If indeed it is as U: say, & not due 2 exercise, & U feel that it is fibromyalgia, U need 2 B evaled. by a neurologist who specializes in this. Or an MD in physical medicine & rehabilitation. ...Read more

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Muscle deconditioning treatment and complications?

Muscle deconditioning treatment and complications?

Loss of muscle mass!: Muscles weaken over time with less activity. You need to start exercising, preferentially resistance exercise using weight or machines. When you are deconditioned, climbing, walking, lifting all become more difficult. The number one cause for nursing home admissions is frailty! ...Read more

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Why is massage therapy rarely prescribed for treatment of muscle tension.?

Why is massage therapy rarely prescribed for treatment of muscle tension.?

Just a guess...: It may be because it is not covered by insurance and can be expensive, making it less likely to be prescribed. Drs may also want to come up with a source of the muscle tension and focus on treating that. Massage therapy can provide relief in some people and in some the tension comes back. Osteopathic drs are trained in manipulation treatments, some include muscle stretching/massage-like treatments. ...Read more

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Using statin 10 mg causes body aches, muscle cramp and weakness. Any alternative?

Using statin 10 mg causes body aches, muscle cramp and weakness. Any alternative?

Try a different one: There are several statins available in the market to treat and lower your bad cholesterol. One can switch to the newer generation of statins or lower the dosage for less body aches side-effect. Talk to your prescribing doctor for help. ...Read more

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What treatment options are available for back pain and muscle spasms?

What treatment options are available for back pain and muscle spasms?

Many options: You need to have a diagnosis first, whether it is a simple strain/sprain, fracture, disc herniation, spinal stenosis. Assuming the condition does not need immediate surgical treatment, simple first treatments include chiropractic manipulation, massage, traction, physical therapy, acupuncture, medications, core strengthening exercises. If no response, consider injections and subsequently surgery. ...Read more

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Should I have massage therapy with an undiagnosed shoulder injury, severe pain & weakness of arm?

Should I have massage therapy with an undiagnosed  shoulder injury, severe pain & weakness of arm?

Probably not: While massage therapy can be quite helpful in some patients, your pain and weakness is worrisome, and you need to have a complete workup. Your doctor may want you to have MRI studies of your brain, cervical spine and shoulder. If, after a complete work-up there is nothing serious found, then you can go back to massage therapy. ...Read more

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How effective are steroid shots for shoulder pain associated with a rotator cuff injury?

Shoulder injections: These can be quite effective in some patients. This is a standard type of injection done for shoulder pain for various reasons. ...Read more

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Which types treatment options are there for back pain and muscle spasms?

Which types treatment options are there for back pain and muscle spasms?

Conservative care: Generally you will start with conservative treatment such as physical therapy (including strengthening and stretching), as well as anti-inflammatory and muscle relaxant medications. Regular exercise, weight loss, improved diet, and smoking cessation are also recommended. Be sure to see a physician first to evaluate whether there is any significant underlying pathology. ...Read more

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Radial head fracture type 1, most pain in wrist/forearm, acute, severe, acetaminophen no help. need arm for work. ideas?

Radial head fracture type 1, most pain in wrist/forearm, acute, severe, acetaminophen no help. need arm for work. ideas?

See TX doc: Acetominophen is not that strong for a fracture. You need to follow-up with the treating doc and for continuity of care, let them know your issues. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is myofascial release therapy an effective treatment for muscle and connective tissue tightness and pain?

Is myofascial release therapy an effective treatment for muscle and connective tissue tightness and pain?

Back pain: It has been shown to very effective for some people, but not all. It is definitely worth trying if it is a chronic issue for you. ...Read more

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Left arm&leg pain some pins&needles, facial irritation @ times some weakness stiffness or aches., is this anxiety or fibromyalgia, ?

Left arm&leg pain some pins&needles, facial irritation @ times some weakness stiffness or aches.,  is this anxiety or fibromyalgia, ?

See details: It is difficult to say without being able to perform a physical exam. If one has the characteristic areas of soft tissue tenderness, it is likely to be fibromyalgia. From your description, i would think that anxiety is more likely the cause. ...Read more

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What is a therapy for strained neck muscles and shoulder?

What is a therapy for strained neck muscles and shoulder?

Therapy: There is a variety of approaches. They depend on the presence of pain and other symptoms. Those include range of motion exercises, ultrasound stimulation, heat/ice applications, massage, tens unit applications, stretching techniques. Physical therapist will be able to decide on which ones to use. ...Read more

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Can I wear a neck brace for 3 weeks for chronic neck muscle pain that hasnt responded to physical therapy or meds?

Yes you can: yes you can if it is making you more comfortable. you need to apply heat, and take muscle relaxant. and pain medication like naproxen or ibuprofen. not better get MRI to make sure that there is no internal damages ...Read more

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Muscle ache, joint pain, headaches, pain== if fibromyalgia what's the best treatment, medication?

Muscle ache, joint pain, headaches, pain== if fibromyalgia what's the best treatment, medication?

Multiple treatments: Fm is a quirky entity to treat. We really don't know what causes it and a lot of doctors "don't believe" in it. Find a good pain medicine or rheumatology doctor who is familiar with it and follow their advise. Exercise, warmth, decreasing stress and various medications such as cymbalta, lyrica, savella (milnacipran) and narcotics can help somewhat although none are "cures". ...Read more

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Im asking about the scoliosis treatment, osteothritis treatment and cervical muscles spasam treatment?

Im asking about the scoliosis treatment, osteothritis treatment and cervical muscles spasam treatment?

Scoliosis / pain: That's a very broad question... Happy to answer details, but all of these 'questions' need their own explanation. Often they are connected, as scoliosis and imbalance can cause muscle spasms where the body tries to keep everything in line, while the spine undergoes a three-dimensional deformity over time. Osteoarthritis can effect the spine at all levels+contribute to pain and worsening deformity. ...Read more

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Yrs of neck and muscular right shoulder pain w/ no relief from trigger point injections or muscle relaxers. Neck cracks hourly. What can I about this?

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Yrs of neck and muscular right shoulder pain w/ no relief from trigger point injections or muscle relaxers. Neck cracks hourly. What can I about this?

You may need testing: Sounds like either a neck problem, or an intrinsic shoulder problem. Please see an orthopaedic physician as you need to determine the source of the pain. It can be a nerve irritation of the cervical spine causing neck pain with referred shoulder discomfort. Or, it can be a rotator cuff problem. Either way, an evaluation by an orthopaedic doc can help you with the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Muscle (Definition)

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


Dr. Charles Toman
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Shoulder Muscle Weakness (Definition)

Muscle strength is typically grades 1-5. 5 is full strength, 4 is reduced against resistance, 3 is reduced to the point it can contract to overcome gravity but no other resistance, 2 muscle contracts but not strong enough to overcome gravity, 1 no significant movement. Shoulder muscle weakness would essentially be any thing less than grade ...Read more