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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 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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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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Whats 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