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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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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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Can having tight quadriceps muscles increase risk of tendon injury at the knee?

Can having tight quadriceps muscles increase risk of tendon injury at the knee?

Yes: Any time you have decreased range of motion as a result of tight muscles there is an increased risk of tendon and ligament injury. ...Read more

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Could strengthening muscles reduce the risk of joint dislocation?

Could strengthening muscles reduce the risk of joint dislocation?

Yes: Some joints are frequently treated with strengthening exercises, especially the shoulder and kneecap dislocations. These treatments can be very successful in treating mild to moderate joint instability. Even in grossly unstable joints requiring surgery strengthening exercises after surgery are an important part of the treatment, . ...Read more

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I have pain in acromioclavicular joint, trapezius tendon area along with pain on side of arm where deltoid and trapezius after workout ?

I have pain in acromioclavicular joint, trapezius tendon area along with pain on side of arm where deltoid and trapezius after workout








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Bursitis or strain: You may be straining your rotator cuff during your workout or you might be experiencing bursitis. I would decrease the weight on you lateral fly and slow down when doing shoulder shrugs. Also if you increased you routine either in reps or weight you may want to scale back and increase more gradually. ...Read more

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HAVE MUSCLE STAINS: NECK TO ANKLE ALSO INTO ARM, MAINLY HIP SNAPPING. WOULD TENDON RELEASE SURGERY MAIN THIGH MUSCLES CORRECT WHOLE BODY SIDE STRAIN?

HAVE MUSCLE STAINS: NECK TO ANKLE ALSO INTO ARM, MAINLY HIP SNAPPING. WOULD TENDON RELEASE SURGERY MAIN THIGH MUSCLES CORRECT WHOLE BODY SIDE STRAIN?

Varies: You would really need a detailed exam to answer that. There are occasions where we can fix one condition and that can lead to improvements in other areas of the body due to compensation. There are other occasions where a person may have two or more conditions and fixing one of them will only lead to improvement on that specific condition. Don't hesitate to be seen and thoroughly evaluated. ...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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Would pushups helo strenthen my shoulder muscles around the rotator cuff?

Would pushups helo strenthen my shoulder muscles around the rotator cuff?

Suggestion: Assuming that you suffer from anterior dislocations, where the humeral head moves out the front of the socket, i would recommend you look at the thrower's 10 program. Concentrate on the exercises for shoulder... If you are doing to do push-ups avoid going deeper than 90 degrees at the elbow since this will put your shoulder in a vulnerable position for dislocation. Avoid tricep dips for sure! ...Read more

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What muscle groups are the most important in flexion and extension of the elbow?

What muscle groups are the most important in flexion and extension of the elbow?

Let us see: The triceps brachii muscle is the primary extensor of the elbow the bicep is the major flexer of the elbow. ...Read more

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Having painful muscle spasm and twitching in left arm at and below the elbow down into the wrist.

Having painful muscle spasm and twitching in left arm at and below the elbow down into the wrist.

Could be...: Spasms with twitching do tend to suggest some injury or irritation of the nerves to the forearm. If you have any numbness, tingling or other change in sensation and weakness, that clarifies that nerve dysfunction involved. Would suggest you be evaluated if this is persisting as a good history and exam should sort this out for you. ...Read more

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Can weak posterior deltoid muscles or weak latissimus dorsi muscles cause muscle tension and pain in the back and neck?

Can weak posterior deltoid muscles or weak latissimus dorsi muscles cause muscle tension and pain in the back and neck?

Yes: 20 y male w. pain "neck & back", headaches & fatigue queries if weak latissimus dorsi & deltoids causal. Primary muscles of posture teamwork to keep body-tower upright & vertical. Muscle tone asymmetries impart irregular tower tilts; thereby conscripting compensatory soft tissue spasms & development of "crossed muscle" syndromes; after V. Janda. Gravity Rules! These symptoms suggest fibromyalgia. ...Read more

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Pain near my inner elbow bone more towards the medial epicondyle muscle or annular ligament ?

Pain near my inner elbow bone more towards the medial epicondyle muscle or annular ligament 
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Med. epicondylitis: Possible medial epicondylitis - sometimes called golfers elbow. Needs ice, NSAIDs, sometimes PT can help Cortisone shot can help a lot. Good luck ...Read more

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I have pain over the bony point of the clavicle at the left base of my neck with radiating pain into the pecs and shoulder. Muscle strain?

I have pain over the bony point of the clavicle at the left base of my neck with radiating pain into the pecs and shoulder. Muscle strain?

Complex Joint: The shoulder is a complex joint, & many conditions/ injuries (rotator cuff injury, bursitits, tendonitis, labral pathology, etc).Can cause pain/ weakness. Some injuries of the soulder occur due to acute injury and some are from overuse. Ii suggest you see an orthopedist for a complete exam. http://drmarkgalland.com/category/shoulder/. ...Read more

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Can weak posterior deltoid muscles or weak latissimus dorsi muscles cause muscle tension and pain in the back and neck? Source: HealthTap

Can weak posterior deltoid muscles or weak latissimus dorsi muscles cause muscle tension and pain in the back and neck?

Source: HealthTap

TENSION pain: One has to realize that all of our muscles throughout the body are interactive, thus if one part or one side becomes weak or loses tone, it affects the surrounding muscle groups.hence yes there will be an effect on the upper bac and neck by loss of muscle tone in some of the post shoulder musculature. Get up with a good physiotherapist for direction and oint earring how to retrainthe weak muscles ...Read more

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Joint and back pain and stiffness with numerous trigger points, most recent MRI of hand revealed a partial tear of the flexor pollicis longus tendon?

Joint and back pain and stiffness with numerous trigger points, most recent MRI of hand revealed a partial tear of the flexor pollicis longus tendon?

Arthritis: You have described an arthritis condition, of which there are many types. In addition to joint damage, many arthritides can cause tendon damage resulting in tears or ruptures. See a rheumatologist. (note "fibromyalgia" while causing tender points, does not result in tendon tears). ...Read more

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What causes abnormal needle EMG in Latissimus dorsi muscles (on the sides- no electrical activity), upper arms/body weakness and scapular winging?

What causes abnormal needle EMG in Latissimus dorsi muscles (on the sides- no electrical activity), upper arms/body weakness and scapular winging?

Injury 2 the long--: --thoracic nerve of Bell. It inervates(sp) the serratus anterior which stabilizes the scapula.This wwould cause scapular winging, & poor function of the arm, ,as the function depends on a stable scapula. ...Read more

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Server pain in rght armpit and elbow w/tingling down to distal forearm;atrophy in armpit, elbow, and thenar mscle of hand.

Pinched Nerve: Your description sounds like you have a pinched nerve until proven otherwise! with muscle atrophy compared to the opposite side i would get this checked by a spine or orthopedic doctors. You should expect to get imaging tests of your neck and possibly a nerve test. ...Read more

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What are the possible causes of right armpit, elbow, and thenar hand muscle atrophy and the pain associates with all three?

What are the possible causes of right armpit, elbow, and thenar hand muscle atrophy and the pain associates with all three?

Complicated: Thenar branch, median nerve (c8) is responsible for the innervation of the abductor pollicis brevis and opponens pollicis. The adductor pollicis is supplied by the deep branch of the ulnar nerve (c8-th1 to affect both, must be from an area where both nerves are in proximity. Disease/compression in the armpit or the neck would make sense. Investigate cervical spine and thoracic outlet syndrome. ...Read more

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My hand hurts when I swing it. front muscles bellow elbow. it's like a pressure build up and goes down after a couple swings. should I be worried?

My hand hurts when I swing it.  front muscles bellow elbow. it's like a pressure build up and goes down after a couple swings. should I be worried?

Below: I would suggest using some warm, moist packs on the area for the next week, 3 times per day for 15 minutes each time. If the discomfort changes, worsens, or does not improve, then see your DR. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with tennis elbow jan 2012.Started 6 weeks of pt in march.Hand aches.Muscles around elbow have deteriorated. Do i need mri, nerve study?

I was diagnosed with tennis elbow jan 2012.Started 6 weeks of pt in march.Hand aches.Muscles around elbow have deteriorated. Do i need mri, nerve study?

TENNIS ELBOW: The best treatment is rest and no aggravation. Pt is also important. A steroid injection done once may start the process of healing. Topical medicated creams can be used as well. In pt make sure they are using low level laser as well. No need for EMG or MRI unlesss there is suspicion of nerve problem. ...Read more

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What can I do to tone all the muscles between my elbow and wrist?

What can I do to tone all the muscles between my elbow and wrist?

Gripping exercises: Toning your forearm muscles is all about gripping exercises a simple stress ball or sponge gripped a few times daily will improve your grip strength. ...Read more

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Chronic pain in inner arms , weakness, feels like muscles pulling apart at elbow non stop for 6 month pain radiates upwards then stops below joint.

Chronic pain in inner arms ,  weakness, feels like muscles pulling apart at elbow non stop for 6 month pain radiates upwards then stops  below  joint.

Get checked: Jennie....get checked. You want to rule out TOS which is obstruction or compression in your neck area. You also want to rule out any ANS blockers (toxins, pathogens, allergens) presence causing the pain. Rule out Lyme Disease. ...Read more

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Does having twitching muscles in my back and elbow mean they are injured?

Does having twitching muscles in my back and elbow mean they are injured?

No: Muscle twitching is very common. It has to do with nerve irritation and doesn't mean the muscles are damaged. Usually, twitching is temporary and resolves on its own. ...Read more

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I have had trouble with my muscles twitching in my eyes, elbows, fingers and knees. I get spasms in my calf muscles, toes and hips. Should I worry?

I have had trouble with my muscles twitching in my eyes, elbows, fingers and knees. I get spasms in my calf muscles, toes and hips. Should I worry?

Twitching Muscles: With both upper and lower extremity muscle spasms, you are either training for your sports way too much, or should seek a neurologist to evaluate your nervous system. Dr Rich Blake Try hydrating very well for a week to see what happens. Modify your workouts (cut in half). ...Read more

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Degenerative arthritis back, leg muscles ache, lower back pain. Elbows hurt to touch, knee bone on bone, re diabetic, what medwill help. On soma (carisoprodol)?

Degenerative arthritis back,  leg muscles ache, lower back pain. Elbows hurt to touch, knee bone on bone, re diabetic,  what medwill help.  On soma (carisoprodol)?

Let me explain: It sound you have more than one problem, you have what it look be arthritis, diabetes and complications involved those two, my advice to go to your family doctor and have him do complete physical and treatment plan. Good luck. ...Read more

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How to determine if I have torn a muscle by my elbow?

How to determine if I have torn a muscle by my elbow?

Elbow is a joint...: The elbow is a joint, so it doesn't really have muscles. It has tendons and ligaments, which hold the bones in position in the elbow (the tendons connect to muscles). A significantly torn muscle near the elbow can sometimes "ball up" like a lump of muscle. ...Read more

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My left elbow muscle have been hurting me the past couple of months. It only hurt when I use it or move it.?

My left elbow muscle have been hurting me the past couple of months.
It only hurt when I use it or move it.?

Sounds like TE: This sounds like a tendonitis attachment syndrome, similar to "tennis elbow". Careful eccentric resistance exercise can help heal this up. See your doctor, for a referral to a physical therapy specialist who can help you with this. ...Read more

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How would know if elbow pain is from nerve, muscle, or skeletal problems?

How would   know if elbow pain is from nerve, muscle, or skeletal problems?

Type of symptoms: You give no details as to your symptoms, so in general one would say that the symptoms would typically be distinct. Of course conditions could overlap. So for example, after skeletal trauma one could very well develop ulnar nerve issues. ...Read more

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What muscle groups are the most important in flexion and extension of the elbow?

Let us see: The triceps brachii muscle is the primary extensor of the elbow the bicep is the major flexer of the elbow. ...Read more

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About 1" above inner elbow it feels like a small dip. Other arm does not feel like that. Almost like there is a piece of muscle missing. What is it?

Not a problem: If you are having pain or trouble using the arm, that's one thing. However it it's just that it looks different, there's nothing to worry about. First, no one is ever symmetrical on both sides. Second, you use one arm more than the other (right or left handed) so the muscle structure is a bit different. No worries! ...Read more

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What happens to the upper muscles in the arm when you bend the elbow?

What happens to the upper muscles in the arm when you bend the elbow?

They contract/relax: If one is "flexing" the arm, the biceps contract and the triceps and deltoids relax, and when extending the arm the triceps and part of the deltoids contract, and the biceps relax. ...Read more

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Two elbow flexor muscles: the first also supinates. The second is a synergist at best.?

Two elbow flexor muscles: the first also supinates. The second is a synergist at best.?

Redundancy: There are many muscles with redundant function. So for example, if one ruptures their biceps tendon, a not uncommon injury, they will still have the ability to flex and supinate the elbow/forearm but it will be somewhat weakened. This can often be compensated for well with therapy. ...Read more

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I am recovering from a broken elbow. Is swimming a safe way to build muscle and get in shape?

I am recovering from a broken elbow. Is swimming a safe way to build muscle and get in shape?

Yes: Assuming that the fracture is completely healed and you have been told to start exercising, swimming is an excellent way to rehabilitate and strengthen muscles that have been immobilized due to a fracture. Consult with your physician or physical therapist on which specific aquatic exercises can be beneficial for your particular condition. ...Read more

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I have an elbow that has hort for weeks and is also causing muscles in and around to hurt and weaken grip and lifting capability. Now a hard bump is s?

I have an elbow that has hort for weeks and is also causing muscles in and around to hurt and weaken grip and lifting capability. Now a hard bump is s?

Wart on elbow?: If it is indeed a wart (caused by a viral infection of the skin cells) then the least noxious solution is to buy yourself a roll of Duct tape (yes, Garrison Keillor's favorite for everything) and cut a little patch of it and cover the wart every night for 6 weeks. 80% cure rate! If that doesn't work then chemicals (salicylic acid), then freezing and finally burning it off electrically (most noxio ...Read more