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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied Dr. Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
45 years in practice
University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Jose Barreto Dr. Barreto
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
10 years in practice
Ponce School of Medicine
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Torn or pulled muscle/tenon? Both arms won't straighten, inner elbows and biceps hurt, swollen arms and pain. Should I visit my doctor or rest at home?

Torn or pulled muscle/tenon? Both arms won't straighten, inner elbows and biceps hurt, swollen arms and pain. Should I visit my doctor or rest at home?

Visit your doctor: Pain, swelling, limited movement are all signs and symptoms that merit an evaluation by a physician.

Dr. David Trettin Dr. Trettin
Orthopedic Surgery
29 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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How can I make big my chest muscles and my biceps?

How can I make big my chest muscles and my biceps?

Work those muscles: Work your biceps w/ curls (free wt. Or machine); make sure not to use your back muscles when doing curls. Chest: bench, incline bench, flys, push-ups. Etc. If you join a gym get a trainer to show u proper technique. Start slowly and gradually build up work out intensity

Dr. Frank Holmes Dr. Holmes
Sports Medicine
19 years in practice
University of Mississippi School of Medicine
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Do you think I pulled a muscle if sudden biceps pain?

Do you think I pulled a muscle if sudden biceps pain?

Possibly: It's relatively rare to "pull" the biceps muscle. Strains or tears of the biceps tendons are more likely. The biceps tendons may be injured near the shoulder or near the attachment just past the elbow. The distal tendon injury (past the elbow) often needs urgent evaluation with an orthopedic specialist because surgery is often required to restore adequate strength with turning the forearm.

Dr. Bruce J. Stringer Dr. Stringer
Radiology
43 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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Could an ultrasound scan pick up a swollen, inflamed muscle?

Could an ultrasound scan pick up a swollen, inflamed muscle?

Yes: Muscle swelling is visible on ultrasound by virtue of relative enlargement and diminished echogenicity (brightness) if there is associated edema.

Dr. Patrick Kohlitz Dr. Kohlitz
Internal Medicine
7 years in practice
St. George's University School of Medicine
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Hello, I will like to know how to care for my mum who has swollen muscles around her neck.?

Hello, I will like to know how to care for my mum who has swollen muscles around her neck.?

It is best: It is best to be properly evaluated by a doctor in person. Swollen muscles can be indicative of many different health maladies. Does your mother have any other symptoms? Sometimes a massage with a warm, wet towel will alleviate pain associated with sore muscles.

Dr. Blake Miller Dr. Miller
Orthopedic Surgery
9 years in practice
Des Moines University College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
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How long should I give my muscles to rest after a workout? For example, working out biceps. Thank you

Two to three days: Two to three days would probably be adequate unless you're doing high-intensity training. Then maybe 5-6 days for the muscles to repair.

Dr. Paxton Daniel Dr. Daniel
Radiology
35 years in practice
University of Texas Medical School at Houston
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Dr. Robert Killian Dr. Killian
General Practice
24 years in practice
University of Utah School of Medicine
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied Dr. Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
45 years in practice
University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine
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I woke up with a swollen area on the medial aspect of my humerus around the area of my bicep some minor redness but painful when palpated i?

I woke up with a swollen area on the medial aspect of my humerus around the area of my bicep some minor redness but painful when palpated i?

Tendon rutuptur: Most likely rupture biceps tendon? Could you bend your arm normally? If you I am wrong may be something else.

Dr. Jovita Anyanwu Dr. Anyanwu
Internal Medicine
26 years in practice
Lyceum Northwestern, Dr. Francisco Q. Duque Medical Foundation
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Dr. Bradley Butkovich Dr. Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery
23 years in practice
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
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Hi I really need to build really big natural muscle (abs, biceps, back...)with home exercising not in the gym. What should I do and how should I exercise?

Hi I really need to build really big natural muscle (abs, biceps, back...)with home exercising not in the gym. What should I do and how should I exercise?

Home gym exercise: There are lots of great programs out there to build muscle outside of a gym. Believe it or not yoga is great at doing just that. Outside of that one of the best programs I have found that does what you ask is p90x. It works but you have to follow the program and depending how well you follow the diet you will be remarkably surprised in 90 days.

Dr. Clarence Grim Dr. Grim
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
53 years in practice
University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine
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How can I grow the inner bicep muscle?

How can I grow the inner bicep muscle?

Biceps: 'work on it. Discuss with the gym supervisor.

Dr. Joseph Billings Dr. Billings
Orthopedic Surgery
years in practice
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What to do if I have problem about my strength in my biceps muscles.?

Several reasons: There are several reasons why this can happen. The most important is do you have a pinched nerve in your neck. If the nerve is pinched it cannot send signals to the muscle and it will not increase in strength. If you are having neck pain or shooting pains in that arm you should see a doctor and have this checked.

Dr. Jack Choueka Dr. Choueka
Orthopedic Surgery
years in practice
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Could it be that after pulling a muscle the swollen muscle is pinching a nerve?

Could it be that after pulling a muscle the swollen muscle is pinching a nerve?

Yes: Injury to any soft tissue including muscle can lead to pressure on surrounding nerves.

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Dr. Perumunda Sharma Dr. Sharma
Emergency Medicine
44 years in practice
Dr M.G.R. Medical University, Madras, Christian Medical College
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What can cause a muscle to become swollen and stay in a contracted state for months? No trauma to area.

Swollen muscle.: You need to see a physician who can examine you. A diagnosis cannot be given in your case, without an examination.

Dr. David Hettinger Dr. Hettinger
Podiatry
32 years in practice
Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University
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There's a little hole like a dent on my ight bicep. It came recently and I haven't worked out in a while, Is my muscle deflating?

There's a little hole like a dent on my ight bicep. It came recently and I haven't worked out in a while, Is my muscle deflating?

Not deflating...: There is no "stored air" in the muscle to either inflate or deflate. You may have had a partial tear of the muscle belly at that point. See a doctor if you are concerned or if it is painful.

Dr. Rebecca Gliksman Dr. Gliksman
Internal Medicine
34 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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The LHS of my neck has a swollen vertical muscle (?) which is about 3 or 4 or 5 CM thick! Its not painful but I worry about it (I'm 79!)

The LHS of my neck has a swollen vertical muscle (?) which is about 3 or 4 or 5 CM thick! Its not painful but I worry about it (I'm 79!)

Thick neck: Seek medical attention this week May be an enlarged lymph node underneath from lung, or swollen thyroid. Ff it is not pulsating less likely to be and aneurysm of the carotid. But seek attention this week.