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Doctor insights on: Tightness In Arm Muscle Diagnosis

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Arm stiffness/tight forearm muscle at work?

Arm stiffness/tight forearm muscle at work?

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.

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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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Arm stiffness/tight forearm muscle problem, please help!?

Arm stiffness/tight forearm muscle problem, please help!?

Is there is any his-: 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.

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Arm stiffness and tight forearm muscle. What are next steps?

Arm stiffness and tight forearm muscle. What are next steps?

Aerobic conditioning: The first step towards fitness is aerobic conditioning, adequate sleep and balanced diet. Subsequently, you can add a program of gradual resistive exercises. Both combined and associated with the proper diet, should gradually correct stiffness and muscle pain.

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How can tight chest and back muscles affect arm movement?

How can tight chest and back muscles affect arm movement?

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.

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My arm (elbow down) is incredibly sore and the muscles are really tight. What can I do to loosen the muscles?

Consider PT: Consider physical therapy and modalities such as massage therapy, heat & ice, etc. As well as appropriate use of a brace/supporter during times of exertion/exercises/sports.

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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?

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.

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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?

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.

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Severe pain and tightness in trapezius muscles both sides. Makes arms painful and weak. What can help this pain at home?

Severe pain and tightness in trapezius muscles both sides. Makes arms painful and weak. What can help this pain at home?

Muscle spasm: 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

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19 yrs old keep feeling tightness and my arms muscle, though out the day. Is it my sleeping position?

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

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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?

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.

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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.

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What is the best way to relieve muscle tightness and aching in the upper arms after a workout?

What is the best way to relieve muscle tightness and aching in the upper arms after a workout?

Stretch: Muscles that are warmed up present the perfect opportunity to stretch to releve tension and aching. Better yet, after your workout, try a gently yoga class and you will walk out feeling like a million bucks. Works for me.

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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?

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?

Positional: Generally this is a sleep positional issue with tightness and muscle spasm around the nerves under the armpit. Can be from neck also. If it goes away quickly then needs to work on some thoracic outlet stretches with a therapist. If persists should get checked out.

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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?

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.

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Can anxiety attacks cause tight chest muscles/arms? And feel the after effects the next day?

Can anxiety attacks cause tight chest muscles/arms? And feel the after effects the next day?

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

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What is the best method to relieve constant muscle pain/tightness under the shoulder blade curving to the side under my arms?

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.

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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.

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.

Tightness (Definition)

Tightness can mean different states at distinctive times. The most common is the complaint of tightness of chest, a feeling of discomfort, real or perceived, seen often in patients with asthma or panic disorder, or heart attack. Your physician ...Read more