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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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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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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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