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What could have caused my right forearm to feel extremly sore like a torn muscle for no known reason noticed it when i woke up?

What could have caused my right forearm to feel extremly sore like a torn muscle for no known reason noticed it when i woke up?

Odd position: Many times when tired we sleep in unusual positions. Most likely you slept with the arm pinched for a long time causing psi in the morning. Consult a physician if the symptoms do not resolve quickly. ...Read more

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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Muscle soreness in right arm from shoulder all the way to forearm?

Muscle soreness in right arm from shoulder all the way to forearm?

Too little info: Hi, too little info to go with, any trauma? any heavy exercise? please see your PMD if not better in couple of days. Feel better soon. ...Read more

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Tendons/muscle on lateral side of forearm near the elbow spasm, swell, hurt and is tender. X-ray and ultrasound show nothing is wrong. What may it be?

Tendons/muscle on lateral side of forearm near the elbow spasm, swell, hurt and is tender. X-ray and ultrasound show nothing is wrong. What may it be?

Tennis elbow?: Might be inflammation at the origin site of the extensor tendons on the lateral epicondyle of the elbow. Ultrasound and xray would be normal; an MRI would likely show some edema/swelling there in the form of increased t2 signal, but this expensive test may not be necessary. You may just need some rest, ice, and possibly anti-inflammatory meds like ibuprofen. See doctor though if it continues. ...Read more

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Why are my muscles sore after I exercise?

Why are my muscles sore after I exercise?

Lactic acid: When muscled burn glucose without oxygen (unaerobically) to produce energy needed for exercise, a bi product called Lactic Acid is produced. When this substance accumulates, it causes pain and cramping. As you become more fit, your body uses the aerobic (oxygen) pathway more to produce the energy it needs, so less need to use of the unaerobic path--less Lactic Acid is produced--less pain/crams. ...Read more

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Common causes of sore, stiff, rigid muscles?

Common causes of sore, stiff, rigid muscles?

Stiff muscles: These symptoms may be due to many things - what time of day? Have you been exercising? You need a complete history and physical exam so that these issues can be studied carefully. See a neurologist in your area for a complete evaluation. ...Read more

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Why does the muscle become hard and sore after exercise?

Why does the muscle become hard and sore after exercise?

Exercise: Muscles tend to feel hard after exercise because they're filling up w/blood while attempting to flush out lactic acid, a metabolic byproduct of exercise. Build up of lactic acid leads to soreness. ...Read more

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Sore knot or lump underneath skin on top of the forearm?

Sore knot or lump underneath skin on top of the forearm?

Abscess vs cyst vs ?: Lipoma is benign lump of soft tissue under skin that doesn't hurt. Cyst is a collection of fluid or oil that shouldn't hurt unless it gets infected. Abscess is a collection of pus that can be quite painful. Hair follicle could get infected & swollen. Best to go see your family doc for evaluation, diagnosis & treatment. ...Read more