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What are the 7 shoulder extensor muscles?

What are the 7 shoulder extensor muscles?

Post deltoid, lats +: Major extensors include the posterior deltoid, latissimus dorsi, teres major
other muscles with extension moments include the subscapularis, long head of the triceps, infraspinatus, teres minor.
The sternal head of the pectoralis major can have an extensor moment when the arm is in a forward flexed, internally rotated position. ...Read more

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Why are there 7 shoulder extensor muscles?

Why are there 7 shoulder extensor muscles?

Best bet: evolution: The posterior deltoid, latissimus dorsi, teres major are shoulder extensors. Other muscles with extension moments include subscapularis, long head of triceps, infraspinatus, teres minor, sternal head of pectoralis major. Presumably shoulder muscles evolved to facilitate independent use of the upper extremities for fine motor tasks (allows me to type this answer) in upright biped organisms. ...Read more

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Pain along extensor digiti minimi muscle. Feels like bandaid being ripped. Mri shows reverse cevical lordosis. Could it be trapped shoulder nerve?

Pain along extensor digiti minimi muscle. Feels like bandaid being ripped. Mri shows reverse cevical lordosis. Could it be trapped shoulder nerve?

Distal: Peripheral nerve entrapment more likely for isolated symptoms in hand consider dorsal cutaneous branch of ulnar nerve. ...Read more

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What happens when flexor and extensor muscles contract at same time?

What happens when flexor and extensor muscles contract at same time?

Co-contraction: Simultaneous contraction of antagonist muscles is known as co-contraction. This creates a stabilizing or dampening effect on the involved limb. For example, when holding a drill in space and attempting to control how deep it plunges, your biceps and triceps co-contract around your shoulder and elbow. In some conditions (eg brachial plexus injuries) pathologic co-contraction can limit function. ...Read more

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What happens when flexor and extensor muscles strongly contract at same time?

What happens when flexor and extensor muscles strongly contract at same time?

Stiffen & load joint: Think of your knee as a great example. Both the quadriceps and hamstring span across the knee joint. If you contract both the quadricep (extensor) and hamstring muscles (flexor), your essentially lock your knee in a fixed position or at least significantly increase the load felt across your knee joint throughout an active arc of motion. ...Read more

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How can I build forearm/extensor muscles with only a couple of dumbbells?

How can I build forearm/extensor muscles with only a couple of dumbbells?

Wrist curls flex/ext: Grip dumbbells with elbows flexed to 90 degrees and arms resting at your side. With palms facing up, flex your wrist toward your body for 8-12 repetitions. This will work your wrist flexors on the palmar aspect of your forearms. For wrist extensor muscles, simply pronate your forearms so that your palms face toward the ground, perform 8-12 extension repetitions. Do 3 sets for both muscle groups. ...Read more

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How can I build forearm/extensor muscles with only a couple of dumbbells and a chinup bar?

How can I build forearm/extensor muscles with only a couple of dumbbells and a chinup bar?

Ask a trainer: You can build the above muscle groups using the tools you mentioned. There are several exercise options. Discuss this with a trainer so he can design an appropriate routine to fulfill and balance your goals and body needs. ...Read more

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What exercise help make your forearm extensor muscle stronger?

Wrist extensions: Patients with lateral epicondylitis or tennis elbow have
latera elbow pain. Once the pain resolves with medication, rest
or local injection, the patient needs to strengthen the dorsal forearm
muscles that extend the wrist. This should be done with very
light hand weights or therabands. ...Read more

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I pulled the extensor muscle in my knee. Any treatment?

I pulled the extensor muscle in my knee. Any treatment?

You means quadriceps: If this what you means it need more information. ...Read more

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Which extensor muscle is assosciated with hammer thumb deformity.

Which extensor muscle is assosciated with hammer thumb deformity.

Extensor pollicis: Longus. But if your thumb is "hammering" it might actually be triggering and that has to do with the flexor tendon getting hung up in the a1 pulley at the base if your thumb on the palmar aspect of your hand. ...Read more

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I sometimes feel pain in my upper legs extensor muscle?

I sometimes feel pain in my upper legs extensor muscle?

Shin Splints: Sounds like you may have shin splints. Try over the counter pain relievers and rest your legs. Icing them may help too. As always, stretch and warm up before any exercise and cool down after any exercise. ...Read more

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Incised retinaculum ankle-fasciotomy. Extensor tendons now subluxing. Knee buckling from feels like muscles on lateral side giving out. Related?

Incised retinaculum ankle-fasciotomy. Extensor tendons now subluxing. Knee buckling from feels like muscles on lateral side giving out. Related?

Joint problems: It sounds like you have both knee and ankle problems, and when you have serious enough ankle joint problems, it is not uncommon to cause problems one major joint away - in the knee. If you haven't already had advice from your orthopedist, you need to discuss how stable the knee is since the ankle surgery. Weight-bearing is a good sign of joint instability- I suggest you see your ortho right away ...Read more

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Extensor Carpi Radialis longus (inside forearm arm) muscle small knot? Longish-lump, tension? Pain when flexing wrist shoots to upper arm

Extensor Carpi Radialis longus (inside forearm arm) muscle small knot? Longish-lump, tension? Pain when flexing wrist shoots to upper arm

Lump in muscle: Should be evaluated certainly could be any number of benign condition are benign tumor or muscle strain or injury but there's also the possibility that it something more like a sarcoma which is rAre. But not unheard of It's more notable if it's a lump in a muscle if it's truly within the muscle than which muscle one thinks it is. It is in the forearm. ...Read more

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I fractured my big toe in car acc1.5 yrs back still I am facing lot of pain swelling persist. Extensor Digitorum Brevis Muscle Pain suggest medicine.

I fractured my big toe in car acc1.5 yrs back still I am facing lot of pain swelling persist. Extensor Digitorum Brevis Muscle Pain suggest medicine.

Big toe: You didn't state what treatment (s) you have had. The edb isn't really involved here - see your podiatrist or physician who has been treating you as pain and swelling this long after is unusual. ...Read more

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My mom is 66. She is having severe cramping in the flexor and extensor muscles of her left hand and forearm. She is also having lower back pain.

Needs exam: There are a variety of conditions that may cause your mother's symptoms.
Many of them can be ruled out by an exam and some labs.

I would suggest starting with her regular DR who knows her medical history the best. ...Read more

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Can I pull a muscle in my shoulder?

Yes.: You can strain a variety of muscles in the shoulder region. The deltoid, trapezius, pectoralis major, rhomboids and rotator cuff muscles, can all be strained with excessive activity. ...Read more

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How can I treat a torn shoulder muscle?

How can I treat a torn shoulder muscle?

Multiple Options: Assuming you mean you have a tear of your rotator cuff a well designed scapular stabilization and shoulder strengthening program without further stressing the injury may be helpful. Http://www. Theshouldercenter. Com/rotator-cuff-tear. Htm
the two most common reasons patients choose surgical treatment are persistent weakness and pain (especially night pain). ...Read more

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How should I treat a torn shoulder muscle?

How should I treat a torn shoulder muscle?

See an ortho doc: A "torn shoulder muscle" most commonly refers to a rotator cuff tear. Some patients will have rotator cuff tears that are amenable to initial non-operative management while others will require more aggressive treatment to lessen the risk of long-term shoulder dysfunction. An orthopedic surgeon with an expertise in shoulders, after an office evaluation, can best advise you. ...Read more

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Why does a muscle in my shoulder keep tingling?

Likely pinched nerve: It is likely to be either spine of neck. Or upper thoracic spine. ...Read more

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How to know if I pulled a muscle in my shoulder?

Sore to touch.: If your shoulder is sore to the touch, then it's probably the muscles, which lay right under our skin. Pain in the muscles with shoulder movements also is an indicator of muscle strain. ...Read more

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How can I relieve a tense muscle in the shoulder?

Moist heat: And anti-inflammatory medications, you to use for few days.
Also find out the reason for that tense muscles and take of it. ...Read more

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Is it possible to pull a muscle in my shoulder blades?

Is it possible to pull a muscle in my shoulder blades?

Yes: And depending on how much discomfort, and how long this has gone on, you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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Can pushups strengthen the muscles around your shoulder?

Can pushups strengthen the muscles around your shoulder?

Yes: It is very common to just focus on the chest wall muscles when working out. While pushups will help strengthen the shoulder (pec, deltoid, lats) I would also advise complementing it with posterior chain/shoulder exercises like rows, pull downs and shrugs. Codman exercises are also good for dedicated cuff strengthening. Keep hands in field of view as general rule of thumb. Indyshoulder. Com. ...Read more

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Best way for me to relieve a tense muscle in the shoulder?

Many ways!: Hot shower with a pulsating head. Use of a topical patch-lidoderm, salonpas. Topical gel or lotion: icy hot. ...Read more

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What should I do to get past the pain of a shoulder muscle?

What should I do to get past the pain of a shoulder muscle?

Get it evaluated: The first step is to determine the cause of the pain. Is it tendonitis, bursitis, a tear? See an orthopedist. ...Read more

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Why would I have bilateral pain in deltoid muscles of shoulder?

Impingement?: Shoulder impingement is a common condition that can cause pain in the deltoid area. Neck issues can as well. It would be worthwhile to see a doctor so that you can get a diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more