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I have a torn muscle in my upper left arm. It flares up occasionally, how can I help it heal. Hurts to move it some days.

I have a torn muscle in my upper left arm. It flares up occasionally, how can I help it heal. Hurts to move it some days.

Muscle: Muscle generally heals very well on its own due to abundant blood supply. Tendons, on the other hand, do not heal well. Did you tear your biceps muscle or tendon? If so, talk to ortho doc for options. ...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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My muscles in my left arm constantly ache pain shoots through it what can it be?

My muscles in my left arm constantly ache pain shoots through it what can it be?

Referred pain from: shoulder if its the one that you had surgery on. Other things that cause left arm pain are Parsonage Turner syndrome (inflammation of brachial plexus) Ulnar neuropathy, cervical radiculopathy, angina, and pleuritic pain (usually there are other symptoms to go along with the arm pain with the latter two) Have it looked at. ...Read more

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Pain that comes and goes in left arm muscle . I have pulled muscle it top of back could that be it. Mostly at night when relaxing?

Pain that comes and goes in left arm muscle . I have pulled muscle it top of back could that be it. Mostly at night when relaxing?

Yes: When you strain your muscles in your neck and upper shoulder they will irritate the nerve that runs through there to your arm. That is the mechanism or your pain down your arm. ...Read more

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I'm having a pain on the left side of my back, close to the muscle trapezius. What can cause such pain? Also my left arm is tingling.

I'm having a pain on the left side of my back, close to the muscle trapezius. What can cause such pain? Also my left arm is tingling.

Neck: Sounds like some irritation of the nerves from your neck. This can cause pain and tingling down the arm ( ie pinched nerve). Probably should see physician, maybe get a cervical spine x-ray. ...Read more

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Pain in left arm just above and below elbow. Less pain elbow bent. No help with rest. Seems like muscles. What is cause, how to relieve the pain?

Ice it: It can be related to repetitive movement. Ice it for 15 to 20 minutes for the next 2-3 days, if no improvement seek medical attention. If you have no history of allergy to anti inflammatories, you can try ibuprofen, take with food. If the pain worsens, you develop numbness, weakness or have associated chest pain, go to the emergency department for further evaluation. ...Read more

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I'm 18 & on duromine, just today I have pain in my left arm& chest. Everyone is saying I have probably pulled a muscle ?

Let me help you : Did you pull a muscle? If you did that the answer, if you did not you have to look for the cause of that pain. One reason could be side effect of the medication you are using. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why is my upper left arm muscle twitching all day?

Why is my upper left arm muscle twitching all day?

See a doctor: Occasional muscle twitching is normal. If your arm is twitching all day this needs to be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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Sun burn help, lasting 2 weeks and causing muscle problem in left arm. What do you suggest?

Sun burn help, lasting 2 weeks and causing muscle problem in left arm. What do you suggest?

Doubtful association: A normal sunburn shouldn't cause muscle problems. Without more details it is difficult totell what this is i suggest you see your doctor. ...Read more

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I get a sharp pain when I press a particular part of my muscle on my left arm above the elbow, it's also warmer than the other part of the arm.

I get a sharp pain when I press a particular part of my muscle on my left arm above the elbow, it's also warmer than the other part of the arm.

Possible infection: if you have tenderness and increased warmth in that area, it is possible you may be developing a cellulitis or skin infection. Have you noticed any redness in the area? Have you had any trauma to the area, or an insect bite? Please see your doctor for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Muscle pain in left arm & swelling in armpit. Recommendations?

Evaluate immediately: This demands immediate evaluation by a doctor. Swelling in the armpit could be due to enlarged lymph nodes, infection or other causes. See a doctor. ...Read more

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I have had left arm and shoulder pain for months. I also have chest pain.... it all feels like it's coming from my muscles etc?

I have had left arm and shoulder pain for months.  I also have chest pain.... it all feels like it's coming from my muscles etc?

Need an exam: As a neurologist, I immediately want to think about nervous system problems that can result in these symptoms: spinal stenosis, radiculopathy, plexopathy, etc. etc. Only way to know for sure if good exam. If it does not go away, see your regular doctor and ask which specialist they feel you should be referred to. ...Read more

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I am having pain in several muscles, my left arm (sometimes the right one) my hip, my calves, my shoulders... Most all muscles. ?

You are getting: Younger friend! go follow up with your dr for a comprehensive evaluation. Possibilities include arthritis, bursitis, any chronic illness etc give us feedback on the final dx. ...Read more