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I've had muscle spasms in my left tricep for the past few weeks. But now my heart also twitches at the exact same time. Is this serious?

I've had muscle spasms in my left tricep for the past few weeks. But now my heart also twitches at the exact same time. Is this serious?

Fasciculation: Unusual symptoms, multiple possibilities, will need further details, examination and laboratory tests to begin to answer. Seek personal consultation with local physician or via Health Tap Concierge ...Read more

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Have pain between bicep and tricep in left arm its been constant pain for several months. It seems deep in arm but doesn't seem like a muscle tear?

Have pain between bicep and tricep in left arm its been constant pain for several months. It seems deep in arm but doesn't seem like a muscle tear?

Go see your doctor: For evaluation. There are various possible causes of this ranging from sprain (not as likely given chronicity of symptoms), to a lesion in the area, to a cervical spine problem etc. ...Read more

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All the muscles in my left arm hurt from the armpit to the wrist. Most of the time it only hurts in the tricep and or bicep I've had pt for the past 8 weeks twice a week. I only get relief for a couple of hours. Most of the time it's very painful when I l

All the muscles in my left arm hurt from the armpit to the wrist. Most of the time it only hurts in the tricep and or bicep I've had pt for the past 8 weeks twice a week. I only get relief for a couple of hours. Most of the time it's very painful when I l

Pain: Pain that is radiating down your arm could be from several causes. Pain radiating down your arm is always concerning for heart pain. If you have any chest pain, shortness of breath, or palpitations you would have to be seen immediately. Pain could also be coming from the spinal cord (cervical spine) and radiating down your arm. If you had any numbness, tingling, or weakness you would have to be seen immediately for that. There are other musculo-skeletal causes of pain as well. Please be seen by your doctor for a complete evaluation, but if you have the warning signs above you would have to be seen immediately. ...Read more

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What exercises use the tricep muscles?

What exercises use the tricep muscles?

Many will: Pushup, dips, press downs, french press. .. really any exercise where you extend your arm out - as in "press" your hand out - will engage the triceps. Even planks will do so, much less so if you "lock" your arms out - as at that point much of the stress going into the elbow joint (aka bad) rather than the surrounding muscles. ...Read more

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How can you heal a torn tricep muscle?

How can you heal a torn tricep muscle?

Depends where torn: A torn triceps at the attachment of the muscle to bone (the tendon) needs to be re-attached through surgery. If the muscle is torn in the body of the muscle then surgery is less successful. Typically the torn muscle will scar down and after it heals you can do rehab and physical therapy. There is nothing you can do to accelerate the healing other than rest the muscle and do not overuse it. ...Read more

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What parts of the tricep are worked as supporting muscles when you do shoulder presses?

What parts of the tricep are worked as supporting muscles when you do shoulder presses?

Long and lateral: Heads for reclined shoulder press. http://www. Exrx. Net/WeightExercises/DeltoidAnterior/LVReclinedShoulderPress. Html Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Pain in tricep area when I tense the muscle, feels like pain after workout but I haven't worked out properly. From hitting my head maybe?

Pain in tricep area when I tense the muscle, feels like pain after workout but I haven't worked out properly. From hitting my head maybe?

No: No, it's not from hitting your head. Pain localized to the muscle that hurts with certain activities is truly arising from the muscle itself. It could be a muscle strain, tendonitis, or a muscle simply not used to certain workout activities. ...Read more

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How can one build bicep and tricep muscles with dumbells?

How can one build bicep and tricep muscles with dumbells?

Alternating motions: Always work biceps and triceps on the same day alternating. I would recommend including the shoulder since this links to the arms. Do triceps extensions and dumbbell curls. Make sure to do a thorough warm up so you don't hurt your rotator cuff or other joints. ...Read more

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Are there lymph nodes in tricep area or am I feeling a muscle?

There are nodes-: -in the epicondylar area of the elbow. If a muscle it should move with muscular contraction. ...Read more

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What is wrong with my triceps muscle? The middle is ok but ends are aching.

What is wrong with my triceps muscle? The middle is ok but ends are aching.

Tendonitis: When people have problems with their muscles, the trouble spots are usually where the muscle turns into tendon and inserts on the bone. The triceps originates from the shoulder and the humerus bone and inserts on the ulnar bone in the elbow. I suspect that you may have strained the muscle at those two points. Sometimes, problems with the shoulder itself can cause pain in the triceps. See a doc. ...Read more

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What are workouts for my triceps without getting big trapezius muscles around my neck?

Isolate tricepts: Tricepts function is to extend ur elbow so any exercise, free wt or machines can b (sorry) used 2 isolate and only strenghten the trecepts. Has nothing @ do with your trapezius. You will build up muscle mass in ur tricepts tho, so some bicepts and brachioradialis will give a more symetrical look 2 ur upper arms. ...Read more

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What does a torn tricep muscle look like. I fell and thought I had a huge hematoma. Now it looks like I have an indentation

What does a torn tricep muscle look like. I fell and thought I had a huge hematoma. Now it looks like I have an indentation

You may have one: While you may not have such a tear, if there is any question you should check it out
i wouldn't worry as much about the bruising but the indentation concerns me. ...Read more

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I used a bar for triceps, exercise bike, etc. Is this pain normal and is there anything I can do dietary wise for muscle recovery?

I used a bar for triceps, exercise bike, etc. Is this pain normal and is there anything I can do dietary wise for muscle recovery?

Fruits & veggies: 1st let's be clear that I have no idea where your pain is, much less how much it is. What's normal for one person is intolerable for another. Most important is that pain is appropriate to muscle groups exercised b/c some medications cause inappropriate muscle pain/weakness. If you sweat "too much", you might throw off chemical balance. Eat plenty of variety of fruits & veggies. Drink lots of H2O. ...Read more

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What is the best and easiest way to firm up the triceps muscle of the upper arm?

What is the best and easiest way to firm up the triceps muscle of the upper arm?

Tricep exercises: Straight-bar cable pushdowns, lying overhead triceps extensions
and cable rope extentsons are a few of the exercises that can be used. ...Read more

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If I do bicep, back, triceps exercises then skip a day and repeat. Should I just target two muscles a day?

If I do bicep, back, triceps exercises then skip a day and repeat. Should I just target two muscles a day?

Depends: If you are just starting out, exercise wise, you'll likely be able to get away working out this frequently. But the more serious your lifting habits and longer you are doing this, the more likely you will start to suffer from over-training. Smaller muscles groups like bi's and tri's can often be trained more regularly yet still recover - this may not so much be the case when training your back. ...Read more

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Are the muscles used for kegels and reverse kegels the same muscle? Or is it different like bicep and triceps?

Are the muscles used for kegels and reverse kegels the same muscle? Or is it different like bicep and triceps?

My take for you. ..: To hold something together in balance to function always requires healthy extensor and flexor muscles to alternatingly contract and relax in concert. So, Kegel exercise uses the same sets of extensor and flexor muscles to artificially exercise them like what we do in exercising the arms or legs. ...Read more

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20y Ulnar, median nerves torn & surgically fixed, can't fully stretch elbow yet but I go to gym and can't strengthen my triceps muscle it it's very hard to work without weight! Any advice please thanks?

20y Ulnar, median nerves torn & surgically fixed, can't fully stretch elbow yet but I go to gym and can't strengthen my triceps muscle it it's very hard to work without weight! Any advice please thanks?

You only need to ask: The solution is follow the post operative instructions that should have been prescribed by your surgeon. You may need to push him for assistance for the proper rehabilitation protocol. If this is not possible, then inquire at your gym for an exercise coordinator for his input and assistance. ...Read more

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What can cause spontaneous muscle detachment? 54 yo male. 2 bicep, 2 tricep detachments, 5 hernias

What can cause spontaneous muscle detachment? 54 yo male. 2 bicep, 2 tricep detachments, 5 hernias

Genetics: You could have a connective tissue disorder that is genetically determined. While many of these are probably not able to be diagnosed, some are, and include ehlers-danlos syndrome and Marfan's syndrome. May be just bad luck too. Sorry to hear about your disconnections. ...Read more

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Are there ways to increase/built the following muscles by simple home excersises? 1. Trapezius 2. Deltoids 3. Biceps-triceps

Numerous: There are plenty of great exercises to build these muscles, push ups and pull ups are two great body weight exercises that require almost no equipment that will target all of these muscles at once. ...Read more

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I have elbow tendonitus! Visualized muscle structures including biceps, triceps appear unremarkable. Is that good or bad?

I have elbow tendonitus! Visualized muscle structures including biceps, triceps appear unremarkable. Is that good or bad?

It's good: It's good to not have torn or otherwise diseased soft tissues of your upper arm. I'm assuming you had an MRI or ultrasound, because those are the tests that visualize soft tissue.
Tendoniditis. That can often be helped by exercise, manual therapy, activity modification.
Find a good physical therapist and follow through with their recomendations, and follow up with your doc about it. ...Read more

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Is biceps workout and triceps workout build muscles? Plz suggest I'm doing this but I don't want muscles only want to reduce arm fat.!

Is biceps workout and triceps workout build muscles? Plz suggest I'm doing this but I don't want muscles only want to reduce arm fat.!

Good for you!: Exercise can help you burn calories (lose fat), keep you flexible, and maintain strength. You can exercise without building up popeye kind of muscles. It's a matter of how much you do. Congrats on making healthy changes! ...Read more

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Can ThoracicOS cause pain in the tricep in the back upper arm, if not, what NERVE could cause this, and in specific what muscles does ThoracicOS affect?

Can ThoracicOS cause pain in the tricep in the back upper arm, if not, what NERVE could cause this, and in specific what muscles does ThoracicOS affect?

Yes: It depends in part on the cause of the TOS. You are describing the distribution of the c7 nerve, which can definitely be compressed in TOS, especially if your neck MRI is normal. ...Read more

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How can grow quick bicep and tricep muscles with flattening of belly?

Fitness program: As you begin thinking about your own personal fitness program, you should consider consulting with a personal trainer if possible. A trainer can discuss your personal goals and develop a program combing aerobic exercise, core body strengthening, and weight lifting that is appropriate for you. You can also obtain some general guidance from your local book store or library. ...Read more

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Why don't I feel muscle contraction in my triceps and biceps when I bench press and only in chest?

Sounds like it: I'd have to see your form for sure, but it sure sounds like you're using improper form. You may not feel your chest a lot at lockout, but you should feel it when the bar is close to your chest. ...Read more

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Constant isolated muscle twitch right upper arm tricep. Been going on for months. Also have body wide twitching. What could be causing this.

Constant isolated muscle twitch right upper arm tricep. Been going on for months. Also have body wide twitching. What could be causing this.

Not sure: Electrolyte imbalance, muscle fatigue or strain, medications and many other factors may be involved when you have muscle spasms. If this has been going on this long see your primary physician for blood work, exam etc. ...Read more

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Hi, I got a grade 2 muscle strain in long head of tricep, I've numbness along most of this muscle, is that normal?

Hi, I got a grade 2 muscle strain in long head of tricep, I've numbness along most of this muscle, is that normal?

Triceps strain: Did the numbness start soon After the injury? If so then it Can be related. Most nerve injures in that area resolve on their own but may take 3-4 months ...Read more

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I m 22.I got loose skin in my triceps like bat wings due to weight loss. Will working out the tricep muscles with weights in gym tone the loose skin??

I m 22.I got loose skin in my triceps like bat wings due to weight loss. Will working out the tricep muscles with weights in gym tone the loose skin??

Bat wings in: The arms from weight loss can tone up to a degree by working out, perhaps w/a personal traineer. Beyond that you MAY need surgery. Please work out and consider meeting w/your doc to discuss plastic surgery or work at living peacefully w/the situation. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What causes muscle cramps in my arms (biceps and triceps) after working out?

What causes muscle cramps in my arms (biceps and triceps) after working out?

Lack of ATP: After your workout, you've depleted your muscle stores of atp, which is the energy unit your body consumes. Atp is required for the muscle to relax. The cramps lessen as your body regenerates atp. ...Read more

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I have noticed small muscle spasms, calves, hamstrings biceps and triceps. Not constant just kind of comes and goes. Is this ALS signs?

I have noticed small muscle spasms, calves, hamstrings biceps and triceps. Not constant just kind of comes and goes. Is this ALS signs?

Many causes: Muscle spasms can be from many causes from electrolyte abnormalities (magnesium, potassium, calcium, phosphorus) to motor nerves, roots, anterior horn disease. ALS in the context of no weakness is highly unlikely but you need to be evaluated by a neurologist to rule out dangerous causes of spasms with muscle EMG testing. ...Read more