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Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more


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If you have a pinched nerve in your bicep area can it make your shoulder, underarm and breast hurt?

If you have a pinched nerve in your bicep area can it make your shoulder, underarm and breast hurt?

Not likely: It is more likely that a nerve is being pinched as it comes out of the neck. Alternatively, damage to the tendons in the shoulder girdle (rotator cuff tear) could also cause that type of pain. ...Read more

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Diagnosed w c5/c6 pinched nerve (ncs test), mild shoulder bursitis & bicep tendinosis (mri), & de Quervain's (finkelstein's) on same side. Possible?

Diagnosed w c5/c6 pinched nerve (ncs test), mild shoulder bursitis & bicep tendinosis (mri), & de Quervain's (finkelstein's) on same side. Possible?

Yes.: Possible. The ncs and MRI are pretty definitive tests. So I believe the c5/6 impingements. On the other hand finklestein's is also a pretty good predictor of de quervain's. Certainly could have all three. ...Read more

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Can a pinched nerve cause Numbness and weakness that comes and go on the right arm/hand and right leg/foot? Also, pain in the shoulder blade/bicep.

Can a pinched nerve cause Numbness and weakness that comes and go on the right arm/hand and right leg/foot?  Also, pain in the shoulder blade/bicep.

Yes: Numbness and weakness in the right upper and lower extremities may indicate nerve compression at the level of the spine. MRI and EMG could localize and prognosticate a compressive neuropathy and would give guidance to appropriate treatment options. Consult with a physical medicine and rehabilition specialist would be appropriate. ...Read more

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Neck Shoulder Sprain F/age 62. NP at clinic said m spasm. 2 weeks later still inner nerve type quivering from neck to left outer upper bicep all night?

Spine consult: You need a referral to a spine surgeon for X-rays of your spine to rule out vertebral fracture common in your age group and also a bone spur that can irritate the spinal nerve running from your spine to your bicep=radiculopathy. SSRIs and gabapentin good for this pain but if you have weakness surgery may be indicated for a herniated disc or compressed nerve. Stay calm and see spine surgeon. ...Read more

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Why would bicep not flex 2 weeks after shoulder replacement? Any explanation? Also still numb from elbow to thumb, painful nerves.

Why would bicep not flex 2 weeks after shoulder replacement? Any explanation? Also still numb from elbow to thumb, painful nerves.

Musculocutaneous n.: The musculocutaneous nerve provides the nerve supply to the biceps muscle. If this was stretched and temporarily "stunned' during the shoulder replacement, this can explain the symptoms. The skin sensation from the elbow to the thumb comes from the "lateral cutaneous nerve of the forearm". This nerve is an extension of the musculocutaneous nerve, so this makes sense too. ...Read more

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Intermittent mild localized left bicep pain. Dizziness. No swelling/warmth. Blood clot or nerve? I also have left peck and shoulder/blade pain.

Intermittent mild localized left bicep pain. Dizziness. No swelling/warmth. Blood clot or nerve? I also have left peck and shoulder/blade pain.

? Cervical Radiculop: Athy. One can see dizziness and radiating pain into the upper shoulder, biceps or radial side of the forearm. The pectoralis muscle receives innervation for most all cervical nerve roots and by your description the most likely level would be c5-6. You should see your doctor for a full exam. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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What exercises can could you help me build broader shoulder but not biceps?

What exercises can could you help me build broader shoulder but not biceps?

Parascapular: Focus on trapezial, latissimus and deltoid strengthening. Do rows, pulldowns, shrugs and band work to squeeze your shoulder blades. Your biceps will likely be conditioned as well but not to same degree. ...Read more

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Is bicep tendonesis a successful surgery? As I'm 28 yrs old and am booked to have done cause pain in my shoulder

Is bicep tendonesis a successful surgery? As I'm 28 yrs old and am booked to have done cause pain in my shoulder

2nd opinion by D.O.: Whenever you're contemplating surgery for anything, including biceps tendinitis, it's great to get a second opinion to see another perspective of your condition. An osteopathic physician would be ideal for you to consult. S/he can provide a full workup and examination of your biceps, in relation to your entire body, to bring balance back into the equation. You may not even need the surgery. So it's valuable to get the second opinion. You can always postpone your surgery until you get the second opinion. ...Read more

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Hi, I have a full thickness bicep tear at the shoulder. Is there usually swelling, discoloration & visually disformaties?

Hi, I have a full thickness bicep tear at the shoulder. Is there usually swelling, discoloration & visually disformaties?

Yes : There is frequently swelling and bruising if the long head of the biceps tendon tore at the shoulder recently. The biceps muscle tends to ball up closer to the elbow called a Popeye deformity. The swelling and bruising will go away but the Popeye deformity will remain unless it is surgically corrected which isn't necessary unless there are other injuries like a rotator cuff tear. ...Read more

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I've gained a lot of weight. Almost all of it has been in my back under my shoulder blades. And my biceps have been tired. What can this be?

I've gained a lot of weight.  Almost all of it has been in my back under my shoulder blades. And my biceps have been tired. What can this be?

Shoulder blade fat: Are you are prednisone or steroids? It may be Cushing's disease which is an over production/ replacement of steroids(usually get a hump and round facies). That being said would also check thyroid, diabetes autoimmune disease. . ...Read more

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I'm a swimmer, and I have pain & discomfort when I swim especially (sometimes it clicks too). It's RIGHTS under my shoulder and above my biceps.?

I'm a swimmer, and I have pain & discomfort when I swim especially (sometimes it clicks too). It's RIGHTS under my shoulder and above my biceps.?

Evaluation: You need an evaluation- probably by an orthopedist. It sound like it is related to your rotator cuff. See the orthopedist and best of good health to you. ...Read more

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Help! Pain from shoulder to bicep to elbow what is causing it?

Help! Pain from shoulder to bicep to elbow what is causing it?

Shoulder pain: Shoulder pain typically radiates down to the elbow. This can be due to many causes including problems of the rotator cuff tendons, impingement, labral injury and stiffness. Evaluation by a shoulder specialist would help initiate the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Left shoulder and bicep numbness on and off for 2 days?

Left shoulder and bicep numbness on and off for 2 days?

See a neurologist: There may be pinching of nerves in the neck or just above collar bone. ...Read more

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I tore my bicep now I have a lump on the top of my shoulder what is it?

I tore my bicep now I have a lump on the top of my shoulder what is it?

Usually Ur muscle...: Usually Ur muscle bunches up in the mid 4-arm to if close 2 the joint may form a knot in it in an attempt 2 heal. U may feel this if u r thin, or if the healing bundle is large. ...Read more

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I'm 5 weeks post shoulder instability surgery and my bicep hurts so bad! I'm at a 7 on the pain scale. What could be wrong?

Biceps pain: Pain which persists in any area can be cause for concern. Thus, if u r 4-6 weeks postop. U should be checked by your surgeon for infection,status of the repair, or nerve injury ...Read more

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I dislocated my shoulder a week ago and it keeps popping randomly like if I flex my bicep the first time it'll pop, or if I stretch it'll pop, normal?

I dislocated my shoulder a week ago and it keeps popping randomly like if I flex my bicep the first time it'll pop, or if I stretch it'll pop, normal?

No, labral tear: You likely have injured your labrum from the injury. While in general, popping of the shoulder is not a significant problem, popping after a dislocation is more significant. I suggest you see a shoulder orthopedic specialist and likely an arthrogram MRI is necessary. ...Read more

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Pain in bicep when playing softball...shooting pains from fingers to shoulder when resting. What could this be?

Pain in bicep when playing softball...shooting pains from fingers to shoulder when resting. What could this be?

Radiculopathy: There are a number of different potential causes, and I would not hesitate to be seen and evaluated. There is no muscle, tendon, or ligament that runs all the way from the shoulder to the fingers, but there are nerves that do. You may have a radiculopathy, which is an irritation of the nerves in the neck. In people that play softball, the brachial plexus can also cause similar symptoms. ...Read more

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My shoulder usg says I have biceps tendinopathy. It hurts with over head activites. Pain killer gives me temporary relief?

My shoulder usg says I have biceps tendinopathy. It hurts with over head activites. Pain killer gives me temporary relief?

PT, Injection: Your shoulder disgnostic ultrasound shows bicipital tendinitis. This can be improved by physical therapy with a definite exercise program, a variety of modalities including heat, ice, ultrasound therapy. Your evaluation will also decide whether an injection in this area can be helpful. ...Read more

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My arm has been bothering me. There is a sharp pain in the bicep and shoulder area. I can not lift my arm too far up or swing it around.

Arm pain: Pain can have many causes. Hard to say what this pain may be from, but the weakness is concerning. This could be an inflammation of the nerves in your shoulder causing the pain and weakness, something called brachial neuritis. If there is no trauma, then this is something that needs to be evaluated. ...Read more

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I had pain in my shoulder for a few months & it hurt to reach up or out. Now extreme pain in bicep with a lump that now hurts. What could this be?

I had pain in my shoulder for a few months & it hurt to reach up or out. Now extreme pain in bicep with a lump that now hurts. What could this be?

See a physician: You should consult a sports medicine physician. If you notice any deformity of your biceps muscle you probably torn your biceps muscle. This can only be diagnosed my physical examination and some imaging studies like mri. ...Read more

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I had a biceps tenodesis last year then got frozen shoulder. Finally, I felt normal 6 weeks ago. Then I overstretched and now in pain each day. Advice?

I had a biceps tenodesis last year then got frozen shoulder. Finally, I felt normal 6 weeks ago. Then I overstretched and now in pain each day. Advice?

Keep moving: Hopefully it was something simple like that you may have just stretched or broke apart some scar tissue. I would certainly recommend you keep moving to prevent any recurrence of the frozen shoulder. If it does not get better soon, consider being checked. ...Read more

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Had pain in shoulder for a few months. Hurt to teach up or out & now have pain in bicep with a small lump that's sensitive to touch. What could this be?

Had pain in shoulder for a few months. Hurt to teach up or out & now have pain in bicep with a small lump that's sensitive to touch. What could this be?

Complex Joint: The shoulder is a complex joint, & many conditions/ injuries (rotator cuff injury, bursitits, tendonitis, labral pathology, etc). Can cause pain as described. The bicep pain coulld be something that developed secondary to any of the above, or the cause of pain altogether. I suggest a physician examine your shoulder to determine your best plan of care.

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Do you treat shoulder bursitis and bicep tendonitis?

Do you treat shoulder bursitis and bicep tendonitis?

C a shoulder surgeon: These 2 in combination sound like impingement as well as bicepts tendonitis. Both usually respond 2 injection, and if so u have the dx, treatment varies from activity modification, nsaids, pt. At times this may stop it, esp activ mod. If not & u fail 3-6 mos of conservative care u may need surgery. I would b cn by a shoulder specialist first and have x-rays & a mr b 4 starting rx, esp if bad. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between slap tear and bicep tendon tear of the shoulder?

Is there a difference between slap tear and bicep tendon tear of the shoulder?

Yes: 'Slap' tears are labral(cartilage) tears that occur anterior (in the front of) and posterior (in the back of), the long head of the biceps tendon in the shoulder joint(hence: acronym slap). Some slap tears involve the biceps anchor itself(type 2) and can cause pain/ popping etc... The biceps tendon can tear in isolation or w/ the rotator cuff tendon(s)... Hope this helps...! ...Read more