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Pain in upper arm muscle like when you get shot?

Pain in upper arm muscle like when you get shot?

Need physical esam: While most of thes type of complaints are minor, self limiing (but annoying), pleased get examined to ensure you do not have a pinched nerve in your neck. Feel better pk md. ...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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I think I tore a muscle in my upper arm what's the best thing to do for it?

I think I tore a muscle in my upper arm what's the best thing to do for it?

See details: The best approach is to see an orthopedist and have the arm evaluated. There are several causes for acute pain in the arm. ...Read more

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How can you treat a pulled muscle in my upper arm?

Ice it 1st 48 hrs: And baby the arm. Then heat or ice after. Use Ibuprofen or naproxen, and/or a muscle relaxant for pain. Starting using the arm more like normal after 1st 2 days, gradually if possible. Avoid the activity that pulled the muscle! ...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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I have muscle indentation with pain in my left upper arm, any ideas for a cause?

I have muscle indentation with pain in my left upper arm, any ideas for a cause?

A few: Hi. Sorry to hear that you have been having pain. Indentations in the muscle that can be seen on the skin are usually contracture, detachment, or spasm related. All of those can be painful. The treatment for the pain really depends on the cause and can range anywhere from rest, physical therapy, surgical correction, and pain medication. Hope this helps. Feel better soon ...Read more

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I get random pains in my arms. Could start at the upper arm muscle then moves further down. Sometimes I wake in the night with real pain?

Uncertain: If the pain is numb and tingling the problem could be your neck or a nerve problem in the wrist (carpel tunnel syndrome) if you can't shake it out and restore comfort with position changes, see your physician for a neck examination. ...Read more

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I have been lifting heavy objects, i.e. large pot plants etc, is this causing my upper arm muscles to ache?

I have been lifting heavy objects, i.e. large pot plants etc, is this causing my upper arm muscles to ache?

Possible: Any form of physical exertion which is not done regularly can cause muscles to be sore. Try paracetamol, rest and they should settle down. If not improving then see your GP. ...Read more

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My upper arm burns when I over extend it like a pulled muscle but hasn't gone away for two or three months. I'm 48 female?

My upper arm burns when I over extend it like a pulled muscle but hasn't gone away for two or three months. I'm 48 female?

Arm pain: Burning pain in the upper arm may relate to referred pain from the neck and/or shoulder. Please have this evaluated in the office. ...Read more

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I've been diagnosed with impingement syndrome in the rotator cuff, but the real pain is about 8 inches lower in the upper arm muscle. I'm 50 yr female?

I've been diagnosed with impingement syndrome in the rotator cuff, but the real pain is about 8 inches lower in the upper arm muscle. I'm 50 yr female?

Referred pain: The nerves that supply the rotator cuff comes from the neck at the c5 and c6 levels. The same nerves supply the skin around the side of the upper arm. Since your brain is unable to process pain coming from the rotator cuff tendons, it interprets the pain as coming from the area of those nerves, or the skin from the nerves. This is called referred pain. ...Read more

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Pain in shoulder blade and upper arm muscle when I look down. What's this sound like?

Trapexius spasm: Sounds like spasm of the trapezius muscle. Try heat and nsaids. If that fails try massage. You can always ask your pcp for a muscle relaxer. ...Read more

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What's the cause of muscle twitching very often during the day for the last 4 days in my left upper arm?

It depends: Involuntary muscle twitching can be caused by electrolyte imbalances (low potassium, for example); overuse (fatigue), some neurological conditions (writer's cramp among other things) dehydration, and even some medications or discontinuation of medication. If it continues and is a concern see your pcp for a more thorough history and examination. ...Read more

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My upper arm muscle or bicep is swollen and kind of hard. Does not hurt. Is it dangerous or something to worry about?

My upper arm muscle or bicep is swollen and kind of hard. Does not hurt. Is it dangerous or something to worry about?

Rupture muscle: Biceps tendon tears can be either partial or complete. A complete tear of the long head at its attachment point in the glenoid. Partial tears. Many tears do not completely sever the tendon. Complete tears. A complete tear will split the tendon into two pieces. ...Read more

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Had really bad muscle tension from anxiety. My anxiety is gone now but today I have a sharp pain in my upper arm, like im being poked with a needle?

Had really bad muscle tension from anxiety. My anxiety is gone now but today I have a sharp pain in my upper arm, like im being poked with a needle?

Breathing helps: Anxiety causes muscles to tighten. The brain is receiving an SOS and is getting ready to fight or flee. You can change that message by relaxing your thoughts using self hypnosis, or mindful meditation. Find a comfortable spot. Breathe deeply. Visualize a quiet, pleasant scene. Image a light, strong and healing flowing through your body. Let muscles relax as if little fists are letting go. Enjoy. ...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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Can you pull muscle in upper arm/shoulder/back by sneezing into elbow I have some violent sneezes at times & feel pain in those areas.

Can you pull muscle in upper arm/shoulder/back by sneezing into elbow I have some violent sneezes at times & feel pain in those areas.

Sneezing: It can definitely happen. The best treatment I have found is Ibuprofen and rest. It may take a few days to get better. Feel better. ...Read more