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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. ...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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Doctor injected Depo-Provera further back more into the shoulder region rather then the middle the the upper arm muscle and was swollen for several days?

Doctor injected Depo-Provera further back more into the shoulder region rather then the middle the the upper arm muscle and was swollen for several days?

Depo injection: This can happen. The Depo-Provera will work as long as it is administered into a muscle, so upper arm vs deltoid vs buttocks are all acceptable locations for administration. ...Read more

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How can I relieve swollen arm muscles?

How can I relieve swollen arm muscles?

Swollen arm muscles: First step in treatment is to discontinue the cause and rest for the arm. Cold compresses for the first few days will prevent more swelling. Therafter, warm compresses will induce reabsorption of tissue fluid that caused the swelling. ...Read more

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What medicine help with a swollen arm muscle?

What medicine help with a swollen arm muscle?

Swollen arm: Elevate arm, pain releaf, depending on cause of swelling, discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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I fell & landed on my shoulder, I feel pain in muscles behind my shoulder when I try to raise my arm in a certain position, a bit swollen what is it?

I fell & landed on my shoulder, I feel pain in muscles behind my shoulder when I try to raise my arm in a certain position, a bit swollen what is it?

Shoulder trauma: From a fall can cause a fracture, a sprain of the acromioclavicular joint, a dislocation or subluxation of the glenohmeral joint, a soft tissue injury of the inside or outside muscles of the shoulder or of the large muscles in the neck the attach near the shoulder and many other more detailed injuries, or can cause bruising pain and swelling. If pain & motion is an issue seek evaluation in person ...Read more

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Pulled a muscle in forearm lifting something. I felt a pull in my arm. Slept that and woke up and my whole forearm was swollen. Put ice on it for 2 stra?

Pulled a muscle in forearm lifting something. I felt a pull in my arm. Slept that and woke up and my whole forearm was swollen. Put ice on it for 2 stra?

R/O biceps: If u were lifting something rather heavy and felt pull or 'pop' and pain and bruising is felt in lower arm or front of elbow (antecubital fossa) then a biceps strain or rupture should be ruled out.@ age 54 this can happen and generally needs to be re-attached or u will lose elbow flexion strength and much supinating (palming up) power. See your ors.' other' strains rice...! ...Read more

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My right arm pit has a bigger muscle then the left. I'm also a righty. It's the middle of the pit. I don't feel any cyst or swollen gland. Muscle?

My right arm pit has a bigger muscle then the left. I'm also a righty. It's the middle of the pit. I don't feel any cyst or swollen gland. Muscle?

That's the pits...: Make sure it's the muscle. Contract the chest muscle while feeling the armpit and see if it is really a muscle. Do this pushing against a wall. Then push down on a table with your elbow and feel for a muscle. Then you can compare muscle to fat. If you're a righty and do a lot of heavy work then it could just be the muscle, but if it feels like anything else, especially if lumpy, see your doctor. ...Read more

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SLEPT ON MY ARM WOKE UP TO A SWOLLENING HARD KNOT ON ARM, TINGLING IN ARM, AND MUSCLE PULLED FEELING TO ARM WHAT COULD THIS BE? WHAT SHOULD I DO?

Wait to see: Sounds like you have some irritation of one of the nerves in the arm due to pressure Most of the times feeling returns and swelling goes away after a while and you will be fine If it does not go away then consult your doctor Good Luck ...Read more

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I pulled a muscle in my armpit 6 weeks ago xray was negative, why is my whole arm still swollen?

I pulled a muscle in my armpit 6 weeks ago xray was negative, why is my whole arm still swollen?

It can take time ---: For the swelling to resolve. Are you doing any therapy? Is the swelling decreasing or not?

If its increasing then you should go an er asap.
Ask your orthopedist about it.
Regular exercises, Ibuprofen & compression bandage would help, if your doc advises. Check with him/her.
Good luck. ...Read more

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My hands r swollan, burning in my arm muscle, knees hurt and pain in the balls of my feet. What can I do to stop the swelling and pain? See dr may 1

My hands r swollan, burning in my arm muscle, knees hurt and pain in the balls of my feet. What can I do to stop the swelling and pain? See dr may 1

Call your doctor: Call your doctor to see if you can be seen sooner to better determine what is occurring in order to better treat it. ...Read more

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My arm was overextended and I heard a small pop sound. No swell or bruise, but when I move it fast some pain & the muscles seem to slide over the arm?

My arm was overextended and I heard a small pop sound. No swell or bruise, but when I move it fast some pain & the muscles seem to slide over the arm?

Possibly a strained: Tendon or sprained ligament. If d range of motion is ok I won't worry too much about it. Follow up with your doctor for any concern. You can apply ice packs for first two days then one packs. You can take over the counter nsaids for pain. Take care and god bless u! http://orthoinfo. Aaos. Org/topic. Cfm? Topic=a00111. ...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?

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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Why is my upper arm swollen and tender. It's been like this for a couple of months. It's tender to the touch and it hurts when I bend the arm.?

See a physician now: Swelling and pain in the upper arm lasting "a couple of months" is by no means a finding that should be observed without a defined diagnosis. This can be anything from a chronic musculotendinous injury to an infection or an abnormal growth or tumor. Diagnosis may require imaging studies such as xrays or mri. I would recommend immediate evaluation. ...Read more

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My upper arm is swollen just below my shoulder but a few inches above my elbow for 1-2+ months. It hurts if I poke or lift my arm. What could it be?

My upper arm is swollen just below my shoulder but a few inches above my elbow for 1-2+ months. It hurts if I poke or lift my arm. What could it be?

Any swelling: Need to be evaluated. It may be soft tissue, it may be from the bone. At your age, we need to rule out bone tumor. This is not to scare you but bone tumor has bimodal presentation. See you doc, be examined and if need be have imaging. Good luck. ...Read more

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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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Swollen spot on upper arm with achy feeling throughout arm, is this from bug bite?

Swollen spot on upper arm with achy feeling throughout arm, is this from bug bite?

Cellulitis / allergy: Cellulitis is a skin condition characterized by redness, warmth and swelling often following an injury or bite. Treatment is with prescription oral antibiotics. Sometimes an exaggerated immune response to an insect bite can cause similar symptoms, but this will generally resolve with an oral antihistamine. ...Read more

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I cut my upper arm last night. I didn't think it was that deep, but this morning it is swollen and I can see what I think is fat? Do I need stitches?

I cut my upper arm last night. I didn't think it was that deep, but this morning it is swollen and I can see what I think is fat? Do I need stitches?

No: If you cut it last night and no stitches were placed, it is probably too late to put them in as it is infected by now. I recommend you be seen though as you may need to have it debrided and irrigated and antibiotic started. ...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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My left upper arm is swollen and aching. Do I need to be concerned?

It is: Something that should be investigated...you do noty give enugh information to comment on (starting with how old you are!)

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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 have muscle indentation with pain in my left upper arm, any ideas for a cause?

A few: Hi. Sorry to hear that you have been having pain. Indentations in the muscle that can be seen on the skin are usually contracture, detachment, or spasm related. All of those can be painful. The treatment for the pain really depends on the cause and can range anywhere from rest, physical therapy, surgical correction, and pain medication. Hope this helps. Feel better soon ...Read more

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I tore the muscles in my upper arm 6 months ago pain now worse. What physiotherapy should I be doing?

As per PT.: When you are going to pt they will devise a plan for your particular problem. ...Read more

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I have upper arm pain for 2 days now and today a knot appeared on elbow, arm is swollen and very painful.

I have upper arm pain for 2 days now and today a knot appeared on elbow, arm is swollen and very painful.

Olecranon bursitis: My first consideration is olecranon bursitis I'm concerned that yours is due to an infectious reason and most commonly staph. You need to see your physician and get immediate care ...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