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Can someone pull an arm muscle while sleeping?

Can someone pull an arm muscle while sleeping?

Sleep movements: Sleep is not static, it is dynamic, sleep is an active process, movements in sleep are normal, actually straining a muscle can certainly happen, if it is occurring frequently then you may need to see a sleep specialist to see if you have an issue called a parasomnia - something that occurs next to sleep. ...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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Tree branch fell approx. 4 ft and hit head 5 days ago.  numb and bulging veins left arm, weak pulse left wrist. slurring "s" words was amateur cage fighter pulled arm and chest muscle on left side 3 years ago, has swelling and feeling of pinched nerve und

Tree branch fell approx. 4 ft and hit head 5 days ago.  numb and bulging veins left arm, weak pulse left wrist. slurring "s" words was amateur cage fighter pulled arm and chest muscle on left side 3 years ago, has swelling and feeling of pinched nerve und

Weak : Weak pulse and bulging veins in one limb could indicate a serious problem with the blood vessels in that region. Such problems, which include something called arterial dissection and something called venous thrombosis, could threaten the limb or your life. These sort of symptoms should be evaluated right away. Problems with the large arteries and veins in the neck or in a limb are usually first tested with an ultrasound, using a probe placed on the skin. There is usually no discomfort involved. ...Read more

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I have a small lump on my manubrium that has been causing pain off and on for the past few weeks w/ deep breaths and arm movement. Pulled muscle?

I have a small lump on my manubrium that has been causing pain off and on for the past few weeks w/ deep breaths and arm movement. Pulled muscle?

That one really: needs to be looked at directly. Duration of symptoms, your demographics and an in person physical exam are needed before anyone can even begin to develop a list of possibilities. ...Read more

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How to know if i pulled a muscle in my arm?

Varies: Pain, swelling, weakness, some people will report the feeling of a tearing sensation can all be associated with a muscle tear. Don't hesitate to be seen for it. ...Read more

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I recently pulled a muscle in my arm and its pretty painful. I can't fully extend it. How can I get it to extend in a short amount of time?

I recently pulled a muscle in my arm and its pretty painful.  I can't fully extend it. How can I get it to extend in a short amount of time?

Triceps tendon tear: Triceps tendon rupture is an injury that occurs to the triceps tendon in the back of the elbow. This commonly occurs from forced bending of the elbow during a pushing activity which can cause the triceps attachment to separate from the bone. A normal triceps tendon is connected strongly to the bone and is responsible for elbow straightening (extension) strength. ...Read more

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How do I know if i just pulled a muscle or something in my right arm?

How do I know if  i just pulled a muscle or something in my right arm?

First is trauma then: Pain. Then it's a matter of degree.1= minor, no major tear. Recovery is rest activity modifications. 2= tearing of some muscle fibers,swelling, hematoma tho not massive.3= disruption of the muscle at it's attachment or mid body tears massive swelling. Larger hematoma that follows tissue plains & will spread to the elbow just do to gravity. Long recovery,? surgery,lots of rehab under MD care. ...Read more

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I think I may have pulled a muscle under my shoulder, when I stretch my arm it hurts, I lift weights would it be best if i stop till it feels better?

I think I may have pulled a muscle under my shoulder, when I stretch my arm it hurts, I lift weights would it be best if i stop till it feels better?

Sprain/rotator cuff: The most common cause of shoulder pain and impingement of abduction and overhead reach in the setting of weight lifting is a rotator cuff tendinitis or tear of the conjoint tendon. A PT can evaluate your range of motion. Rest, ice and topical NSAID creams and patches available at drugstores are very effective. If impingement persists you may need an MRI and sports/Ortho referral. ...Read more

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

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