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Tightness In Arm Muscle Diagnosis
Many reasons: If your job requires lifting then one could develop pain and stiffness in their forearms/arms. There could be many reasons ranging from nerve, muscle, tendon or bone problems. Simple causes could include fatigue and inflammation in the muscles and tendons. See an orthopedic surgeon to clarify your diagnosis. ...Read more
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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Tory of injury or infection of the arm/forearm areas?
Tight muscles probably would result from severe scarring, either injury/surgery or infections. An infrequent but bad problem would be a compartment syndrome (from an injury, compression of a cast) can certainly cause tightness of the forearm. Stiffness of the elbow joint can be from any severe injury to it.
Best is you see an orthopod. ...Read more
Arm & trunk moves: Your arms don't stop at your shirt's shoulder seams. Big muscles connect your arm and trunk: pectorals in front, latissimus dorsi to the small of your back and trapezius to your mid-back. Rotator cuff muscles and deltoids cap your shoulders. Shoulder blade stabilizers and neck mobilizers also play a part. Joint restrictions, too. Tightness in any can bind your arm. ...Read more
My arm (elbow down) is incredibly sore and the muscles are really tight. What can I do to loosen the muscles?
keep feeling tightness and my arms muscle and in my neck too, randomly though out the day. Is their any at home Advice to relieve my pain. 20y?
Full exam: 20 year old gentleman with arm and neck pain. I recommend you get a full exam from your physician. Always include all of your history, medications, and all symptoms including the onset, location, duration, intensity, character, and associated factors. Do you have photophobia or headache? Trauma? In college? Full history and physical exam will help out. Good luck. ...Read more
The muscles in my neck, shoulders and arms are really tense and tight. Been like this for awhile and nothing seems to help much. What can I do?
Muscle pain: For the muscle spasm you can alternate warm and cold compresses. 20 mins each one with the 20 in break in between. You can always try Motrin or Tylenol (acetaminophen). You can try a whirlpool spa or get a massage as well. If this does not work, you can get a muscle relaxant from your family physician. Good luck. Feel better. ...Read more
Severe pain and tightness in trapezius muscles both sides. Makes arms painful and weak. What can help this pain at home?
Or tightness is CYCLIC Pain leads to spasm leads to more pain and this CIRCLE must be broken. Most TRUE muscle RELAXANTS have many side effects and some (like Valium) are ADDICTIVE> HEAT particularly WET HEAT is a VERY effective treatment of the spasm and IBUPROFEN a very effective relief of muscle pain
Suggest you use both! '
Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more
19 yrs old keep feeling tightness and my arms muscle, though out the day. Is it my sleeping position?
See neurologist: The feeling of tightness in your arm muscles, lasting throutght the day should not be due to sleeping position. Postural muscle tightness gets relived with change of posture and movements of arms. You may be having any neck problem or any other neurological problem. Consult your doctor / neurologist and get checked up to get proper treatment ...Read more
Would muscle tightness and knots between the shoulder blades cause numbing and tingling in the shoulder and upper arm?
After few weeks pain down arm returned. Pectorial muscle very tight and movement lost again. Should I get another MRI or keep going with physio?
Radiculopathy: Pain radiating down the arm could be multiple things including a disc problem in the neck. If it has been going on for over a year after the first MRI, a second one would be in order. Pectoralis tightness will not cause this, but trapezius tight will. Trigger point injections to the trapezius could help relax that muscle and take pressure off of the nerves running down to the arm. ...Read more
I have dull pain in my left pectoral muscle area., its tight. And its worse when I lay down to sleep, I fell it tight around the pec connect to arm.
Muscle sprain??: I don't know how you injured your muscle. Maybe in doing some exercise routine. You can speak to a PT or a coach of a team or at a gym that you're a member of. ...Read more
My friend has woke up for the last 3 nights w/ numb, tingling, pins and needles feeling, on l. Side of body, tight muscles, & puffy feeling in l. Arm?
Ok can low blood flow in the body cause muscle twiching in the arm and legs and back. Also have tightness on left side vain on neck and it feel compre?
Twitching: Muscle tightness and twitching is usually an indication of magnesium, potassium or calcium deficiency, mostly magnesium. Low blood flow would cause lowering of blood pressure and dizziness, fatigue. If we are talking about compression locally like a limb, reducing blood flow, or falling asleep from lack of blood flow that usually exhibits and pins and needles sensation. ...Read more
Possibly: Panic attacks sxs: anxiety; rapid, pounding heart; chest tightness/pain; shortness of breath w hyperventilation; hot /cold flashes; butterflies in stomach, nausea or vomiting; tingling of mouth or extremities; ^ sweating; feeling faint or lightheaded; headache or shaking, difficulty swallowing or tight throat; They usually peak w/i 10 mins. There may be a sense that you aren't real or that the ...Read more
What is the best method to relieve constant muscle pain/tightness under the shoulder blade curving to the side under my arms?
Exercise: Muscle go into spasm for several reasons. An imbalance of chemistries: sodium, potassium, magnesium...Or dehydration are two possibilities. Most often, though, is a lack of active use: contracting and relaxing the muscles to coordinate them to work properly and maintain a natural state of muscle tone. Get started on a regular exercise ad strengthening program and eat more fruits and vegetables. ...Read more
Bone contustion from a car accident on dec 16, 2013. How long is healing process? And now when my bruised bone throbs I get a tight muscle in arm.
It's relative.: People's tolerance to pain and road to recovery varies. It could vary from few weeks to months. God bless u! http://www. Webmd. Com/vitamins-and-supplements/lifestyle-guide-11/chronic-pain-relief. ...Read more
Lean forward awful pins & needles down left arm into fingers, arm aches, pain, pulling, sensation front left neck & tight shoulder muscles left, back.
Cervical: Radiculopathy. It sounds like you had a lumbar radiculopathy in the past. ...Read more
Out of cast after 4 weeks (long arm) muscles in forearm tight n painful n numbness in thumb normal post cast? I had epychondolitis n torn tendon
Can be expected --:
Stiffness from being in a cast for 4 weeks. Numbness maybe from cast being too tight or the cotton padding may have bunched up causing a local neuritis, which should clear up in 2-3 weeks time. As you exercise the tight muscles should loosen up and get stronger, reducing the stiffness as well.
Massage/stretching exercises would help the epicondylitis. The doc should advise re: the torn tendon! ...Read more
Felt chest muscle strain from lifting baby, Can this cause muscle under your arms to be tight and some light on and off pain in center of chest?
Over 2 days right arm feeling weak, floppy, feels like its getting skinnier, muscles don't feel as tight as left arm, hand feels weak. Comes and goes?
Can tight muscles or muscle spasms in neck, shoulder or upper back cause pain down arms or tingly numb feeling arms?
Possibly: Anatomically the arms receive their control of sensation from the neck. Nerves that are irritated at the level of the neck often only result in pain traveling into one arm and not both. Given your age, it would be unlikely that there is significant degeneration to cause symptoms in both arms. Discuss with your pcp. ...Read more
Sharp pain from shoulder to hand in left arm. Muscles feel tight. I have not done any sports or anything with the arm to cause injury?
Pinched nerve: Although there are a number of possibilities, a cervical radiculopathy is among the more common and does not require that you had an injury. A radiculopathy is a medical term for an irritation if a nerve in the spine causing pain that runs along the distribution of that nerve into an extremity. ...Read more
Out of cast after 4wks (long arm) forearm muscles tight n painful n numb thumb. Normal after casting? Have epychondolitis n partial tendon tear
Tight muscles on right side of neck that cause sensations down rt arm and a little down left leg. Doesn't hurt. Normal? Massage therapy's helping.
See a doctor: Symptoms of neck pain with a "shooting" characteristic can be related to anything from a pulled muscle of the neck to a pinched nerve. It may be useful to follow up with your doctor if symptoms do not seem to be improving in a few days or if they worsen in severity. Over the counter pain relievers, heat/cold therapy, and gentle stretching may help relieve the pain prior to a visit. ...Read more
56 year old it profesional. Arm, just above elbow very sore. Feels like muscle is very tight all the time. Fingers cramp. Ideas?
Overuse syndrome: This is becoming the most common reason humans go to see the doctor. One gets an injury, usually from overuse of certain muscles in certain positions and their day to day repetitive motions keep the injury from healing. This tendonitis or bursitis, to heal, must be rested. That means not using the arm where there is pain for one to two weeks. Some people find that by changing their mouse hands.. ...Read more