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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


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How can I treat a torn shoulder muscle?

How can I treat a torn shoulder muscle?

Multiple Options: Assuming you mean you have a tear of your rotator cuff a well designed scapular stabilization and shoulder strengthening program without further stressing the injury may be helpful. Http://www. Theshouldercenter. Com/rotator-cuff-tear. Htm
the two most common reasons patients choose surgical treatment are persistent weakness and pain (especially night pain). ...Read more

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How should I treat a torn shoulder muscle?

How should I treat a torn shoulder muscle?

See an ortho doc: A "torn shoulder muscle" most commonly refers to a rotator cuff tear. Some patients will have rotator cuff tears that are amenable to initial non-operative management while others will require more aggressive treatment to lessen the risk of long-term shoulder dysfunction. An orthopedic surgeon with an expertise in shoulders, after an office evaluation, can best advise you. ...Read more

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I pulled my shoulder muscle one month ago. 3 weeks ago my pointer and middle finger became numb / tingly. .. I have a lot of arm pain. How long does?

I pulled my shoulder muscle one month ago. 3 weeks ago my pointer and middle finger became numb / tingly. .. I have a lot of arm pain. How long does?

Shoulder issues: Can cause hand and arm tingling if there is an unstable shoulder however constant tingling in a hand could represent peripheral nerve compression or nerve root compression in the neck, which coincidentally also can cause muscle pam in the neck and shoulder. Constant tingling for three weeks merits and evaluation, talk to your PCP about a referral to a specialist ...Read more

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What should I do to get past the pain of a shoulder muscle?

What should I do to get past the pain of a shoulder muscle?

Get it evaluated: The first step is to determine the cause of the pain. Is it tendonitis, bursitis, a tear? See an orthopedist. ...Read more

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Is it possible to pull a shoulder muscle without doing anything strenuous?

Yes: Yes, however it is more likely that your have a tendinity or bursitis of the shoulder. If it persists, have it evaluated. ...Read more

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Pain in my right shoulder muscle. I haven't damaged it or anything like that. What could this be. I have full movment in it too?

Pain in my right shoulder muscle. I haven't damaged it or anything like that. What could this be. I have full movment in it too?

Bursitis or impinge: You could have a bursitis, or inflammation from chronic movements or pressure in a bursa in your shoulder. You also could have an impingement of your rotator cuff at the ac joint, also something that gets worse with repetitive motion. A physical exam could differentiate between those two things easily, so see your primary and have them check it out. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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What's the best way to get rid of a knot in my shoulder muscle?

What's the best way to get rid of a knot in my shoulder muscle?

NSAID & massage: Try a course of NSAIDs followed by deep tissue massage. Of course, if you have serious symptoms or it doesn't get better, follow up with your doctor. ...Read more

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I have pain in my shoulder blade and my shoulder muscle. Is it my trapezius?

I have pain in my shoulder blade and my shoulder muscle. Is it my trapezius?

Scapula Pain: Inflammation can occur underneath the shoulder blade where there is a bursa. This is called scapulothoracic bursitis and can be treated with therapy, NSAIDS, pain medications, and possibly a steroid injection. Make an appointment with an Orthopaedic shoulder surgeon to be evaluated and discuss treatment options. Take care, Joe Wilson. ...Read more

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Doctor's opinion? My neck and shoulder muscle hurts!?

Doctor's opinion? My neck and shoulder muscle hurts!?

See orthopedist: Could be from the shoulder or referred. Common referred sources include: abdomen, heart and neck. Shoulder sources include: arthritis, labral tears, instability, tendinitis, rotator cuff tears, bursitis, painful bony spurs etc. Shoulder blade pain can be from the neck or bursitis around the blade. A herniated disk in the neck could be causing your symptoms. See an orthopedist. ...Read more

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Why does my right shoulder muscle spasm periodically?

Could be: Many things, usually if you work with any muscle and it fatigues it can spasm. Common in calf muscles, quad muscles after running around all day. Common in ab muscles if you started a new sit-up program, etc. Outside of that if it is not painful wouldn't worry about it. Stay hydrated and eat a banana to keep electrolytes up. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a tight shoulder muscle cause vertigo?

Highly unlikely...: It's conceivable that severe muscle spasm in the neck/shoulder could cause vertigo by vagal stimulation but highly improbable. ...Read more

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Can a pulled shoulder muscle cause pain in breast?

Can a pulled shoulder muscle cause pain in breast?

Yes: Yes. However if using nsaids pain does not go away, get checked by doctor. ...Read more

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Last 3 days, sporatic twitch in shoulder muscle, no pain. What could be wrong?

Last 3 days, sporatic twitch in shoulder muscle, no pain. What could be wrong?

Muscle overuse: Muscle twitching for two days in a middle age male is very likely related to isolated overuse of a local muscle group. Warm soaks, calcium supplements or foods, and rest will likely accompany resolution. Continuance after a week or so, worsening, or occurrence of other symptoms might suggest a doctor visit. ...Read more

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I dislocated my shoulder and the muscle deteriorated and now I don't have a muscle in my left shoulder. Is it possible to get my shoulder muscle back?

Muscle wasting: I am concerned that you may have had a nerve injury secondary to your dislocation. This is usually the cause of posttraumatic muscle deterioration. You will need to have a nerve study (emg/ncs) to determine your nerve function then a decision can be made about the future health of your muscle. ...Read more

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My Husband is experiencing shoulder muscle weakness.

My Husband is experiencing shoulder muscle weakness.

Needs to be checked: Any kind of muscle weakness localized or generalized needs to be investigate to find the cause and if any treatment is needed, I suggest that he consult his doctor to find our the cause of his muscle weakness ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Shoulder muscle weakness?

See below: 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 5 for shoulder muscles. ...Read more

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How to cure the shoulder muscle pain. ..I had a pain on right side and back side shoulder muscle?

Many causes: First you need a proper diagnosis and then a conservative plan will be tried using physical therapy and possible anti-inflammatory meds. ...Read more

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I pulled a shoulder muscle. Now pain is going down my arm and to my hand. Is this serious?

I pulled a shoulder muscle. Now pain is going down my arm and to my hand. Is this serious?

See your doctor: You describe symptoms that can only be honestly assessed by your doctor in his or her office. Only after a thorough evauation will he/she be able to come up with what's wrong and what to do to get you better. ...Read more

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How can I biuld my shoulder muscle up after recovering from shoulder dislocation?

How can I biuld my shoulder muscle up after recovering from shoulder dislocation?

Rotator cuff exercis: I would work on a program of rotator cuff strengthening exercises.
This should include therabands and light weights 3x week
avoid exercise above and behind your head. ...Read more

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Shoulder muscle hurts from football and basketball back in high school. Who can evaluate?

Shoulder muscle hurts from football and basketball back in high school. Who can evaluate?

HAND SURGEON: Hello:

please make an appointment with a hand surgeon who is an orthopedic specializing in hand, elbow and shoulder conditions and injuries.

Best regards:

mark reed, dpm
www. Footpain. Org. ...Read more

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I woke up with a stiff neck and shoulder muscle. My worry is why it was swollen up? Is that normal??

I woke up with a stiff neck and shoulder muscle. My worry is why it was swollen up? Is that normal??

Shoulder pain: Clearly this is not "normal". You have injured yourself somehow. Perhaps you were lifting something that was too heavy for you ar you repeatedly exerted yourself to 100% with the shoulder and have and overuse problem. Ice it 20 minutes 4xday, take some anti-inflammatory (ibuprofen 600mg 4x day) and rest it. If its not better in a week OR it gets worse (Red/hot/more painful) see a doc. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have left shoulder muscle soreness?

Left shoulder sore: Left shoulder pain may be local, such as an orthopedic problem, or, may reflect issues in the body such as referred pain from your the heart or other organ - its best to be seen by a competent physician for a complete evaluation. ...Read more

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Can a shoulder muscle spasm cause hand numbness?

Can a shoulder muscle spasm cause hand numbness?

Yes: There are many causes for this...Most common is of a nerve being pinched in the neck that can lead to spasming of the shoulder region with numbness of the hand. This is known as a cervical radiculopathy. There are other possibilities including an injury to the brachial plexus or carpal tunnel syndrome. You should see either a physiatrist or neurologist for a full exam. ...Read more

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Tightness and pain in the left neck, head and shoulder muscle subsides after lying down. .. Why???

Maybe stress: Could be related to stress. Muscle tightness is really nonspecific, and does not point to some dangerous diagnosis. If it is really bothersome, see your primary care for a more complete evaluation. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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My daughter has inherited waardenburg syndrome form me. She has weak shoulder muscle control and weak grip strength. Could they be related?

My daughter has inherited waardenburg syndrome form me. She has weak shoulder muscle control and weak grip strength. Could they be related?

Possibly: Some patients with that syndrome can have issues related to the shoulders and the spine but is pretty rare. A thorough physical exam and evaluation by physical and occupational therapist can help isolate the source of the problem and direct referrals from there. A specialist such as a neurologist may be involved in the process also. ...Read more

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Does a pinched nerve have to be accompanied by symptoms of numbness and tingly? For example lets say the nerve the innervates the shoulder muscle.

Does a pinched nerve have to be accompanied by symptoms of numbness and tingly? For example lets say the nerve the innervates the shoulder muscle.

Not always...: Although most nerves have both motor and sensory fibers, neural inflammation may selectively involve motor fibers, in which the symptoms would be weakness of the affected muscle. On the other hand, if only sensory fibers are involved, then the symptoms would be a combination of numbness, tingling, and pain in the region served by the fibers. ...Read more

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Do neck muscle stiffness cause nerve compression of that area or nerve compression cause neck and shoulder muscle stiffness?

Do neck muscle stiffness cause nerve compression of that area or nerve compression cause neck and shoulder muscle stiffness?

Nerve first m later: Muscle stiffness does not affect nerve root compression but symptoms of nerve compression- root, nerve can cause neck and shoulder sensory effects that you refer to as stiffness.

Muscles are innervated by nerves and have their own distribution of sensory patterns ...Read more

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I got a sub cutaneous bruise on my shoulder muscle while doing inclined bench press a few days back. Can I continue exercising?

I got a sub cutaneous bruise on my shoulder muscle while doing inclined bench press a few days back. Can I continue exercising?

Yes: If you have a small bruise and full range of motion in your shoulder joint without any pain, there is no reason why you should stop exercising. If you have trouble moving the arm then avoid exercises and get an X Ray or Ultrasound done ...Read more

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My shoulder muscle visibly twitches on and off throughout the day. Used to be my left one now moved to the right. Should I go to doc?

Yes: Muscle twitching in young generally is benign, especially if they are athletics. However you said it has spread to another location, so you should visit with a neurologist. ...Read more

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Want herbal female supplement, seen. Estroven? Male, dress as female in public, want to reduce soften, arm&shoulder muscle size, def.5'8"141lb not muchfat

Want herbal female supplement, seen. Estroven? Male, dress as female in public, want to reduce soften, arm&shoulder muscle size, def.5'8"141lb not muchfat

With supervision: While there are no side effects to cross-dressing, once you start putting any kind of drug/medication in your body, there are potentially harmful side effects. Phytoestrogens, naturally occurring estrogenic substances extracted from plants including black cohash & soy, should really not be used without physician supervision, especially in men. I advise a medical expert in transgender care. ...Read more

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What do you do for a riped shoulder muscle I've tried everything, the ER referred me to a surgeon but they said sin e its not fractured they wouldn't se

What do you do for a riped shoulder muscle I've tried everything, the ER referred me to a surgeon but they said sin e its not fractured they wouldn't se

See a sports special: You should see a sports specialist or shoulder specialist. It sounds like you were referred to a traumatologist. Most shoulder injuries do not involve fracture, but still could be quite serious. Many even require surgery. A sports/shoulder specialist would clarify the injury and mechanism, examine, and x-ray, and possibly order more diagnostic studies. ...Read more