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What nerve(s) innervate the shoulder/tricep/top of forearm and ring/pinky fingers? Arm is burning and tight, fatigues easily after use. Pinched nerve?

What nerve(s) innervate the shoulder/tricep/top of forearm and ring/pinky fingers? Arm is burning and tight, fatigues easily after use. Pinched nerve?

See below: Digits 4 and 5 involve ulnar nerve, most of shoulder girdle involves upper brachial plexus (c-5, 6), triceps radial nerve or c-7, but you may be experiencing lower plexus issues, caused by thoracic outlet syndrome. Worth exploring further, as diagnosis could lead to successful treatment. ...Read more

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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


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Slight shoulder pain and tightness. Cramping/sharp pains in bicep, tricep, and shooting pain in forearm. Pain come on for minute or two then go away?

Slight shoulder pain and tightness.  Cramping/sharp pains in bicep, tricep, and shooting pain in forearm.  Pain come on for minute or two then go away?

Shoulder origin: These pains may be referred from a tendonitis of the shoulder or may indicate a pinched nerve in the neck or shoulder area. The jabbing,sharp nature of the discomfort suggests nerve pain,however. An orthopedic specialist is well qualified to evaluate and recommend any appropriate tests and treatment. ...Read more

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Right arm feels tight and full when I use it. Looks redder compared to left. Some pain/ ache in forearm and tricep. Thumb is weak. D dimer neg

Refer to answer: This sound like a pinch nerve. Do not do weight lifting and your doctor for an MRI of neck. What you are saying correspond with c6 and c7 nerve root in your neck. Avoid looking up. ...Read more

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How to lose triceps?

Muscles and Anatomy: Not sure what you are really asking, but triceps are a very important part of your skeletal musculature. One would not want to not have triceps. ...Read more

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How to tone the triceps?

How to tone the triceps?

Triceps work.: Triceps exercises include cable triceps extensions, overhead dumbbell extensions (one heavier dumbbell with both hands or lighter dumbbell in each hand), dumbbell kickbacks (light weight), close-grip bench presses, overhead cable extensions, and dips to name a few. Shoot for 3-4 sets per exercise, 8-12 reps, once weekly. Each day you work triceps, choose two of these exercises. ...Read more

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Can you suggest how to get good triceps and biceps?

Can you suggest how to get good triceps and biceps?

Work them: Do different types of curls and extensions. Eat right. And keep changing up your workout routine. Your muscles get 'used to' the same work out, so it is best to keep changing the exercises that you do. Use heavier weights with less reps. From personal experience, triceps are very tough muscles to bulk up. And they are even tougher to maintain. So keep at it. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are some bicep workouts and only working out triceps?

What are some bicep workouts and only working out triceps?

Chin ups, push ups: For true isolation of the bicep or triceps I would do isolated bicep curls on and incline bench or curl machine. As for the triceps french presses (skull crushers) and tricep press downs work great. Now if you truly wish to work things out better I would do chin ups and push ups (close grip if you really want to target the tricep. ...Read more

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What is the best exercise to get biceps and triceps for a boy?

What is the best exercise to get biceps and triceps for a boy?

Depends on age: If by boy you mean prior to puberty, no specific exercise will build those muscles up. Noticeably muscle growth (hypertrophy) occurs after puberty. The best exercises tend to be compund exercises (biceps curls and triceps extensions). ...Read more

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Can you tell me some exercises for biceps and triceps. And others?

Can you tell me some exercises for biceps and triceps. And others?

Many: The basic staple of bicep exercises are the bicep curl. There are many variations of this exercise. For your triceps, like your biceps there are many different types of exercise from dips to extensions. For either muscle group, here is a great website to guide your through the myriad of different possible exercises. http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/finder/lookup/filter/muscle/id/15/muscle/ ...Read more

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Can you tell me some good exercises that work my long head triceps?

Can you tell me some good exercises that work my long head triceps?

Fully Extended: It takes the full extension of the arm in a tricep exercise to activate this long head portion. Here is a detailed step by step tutorial for you! http://www.livestrong.com/article/498939-how-to-work-the-long-head-triceps/ ...Read more

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What is a good triceps exercise I can do with a rotator cuff injury?

What is a good triceps exercise I can do with a rotator cuff injury?

Up to your PT/Ortho: If you're under care for a rotator cuff injury, you really should let your orthopedist or physical therapist work with you on exercises. They will know what you're ready and strong enough for. ...Read more

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What are some good triceps exercises I can do with a rotator cuff injury?

What are some good triceps exercises I can do with a rotator cuff injury?

Elbow extension.: The tricep extension machines, that you find at health clubs/gyms, are very effective. ...Read more

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I want to work on my triceps. Will that cause an imbalance for my biceps?

I want to work on my triceps. Will that cause an imbalance for my biceps?

Probably not: The two muscle groups act in concert one is a flexor, the second an extensor. Thus, you can exercise both at same time and achieve symmetry and balance. ...Read more

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Annoying arm feeling near triceps, what could this be? it's not really painful

Annoying arm feeling near triceps, what could this be? it's not really painful

Muscle: It is most likely due to a muscle strain/pull if the discomfort is only near your triceps. If the pain persists or worsens follow up with a doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Please tell me can dumbbells alone make biceps/triceps larger if done properly?

Please tell me can dumbbells alone make biceps/triceps larger if done properly?

Yes: Certainly, but you need to vary the exercises, so that you hit the muscles from different angles ...Read more

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How do you get biceps and triceps to 'fill out' instead of being just 'bulges'?

How do you get biceps and triceps to 'fill out' instead of being just 'bulges'?

Keep at it: The best thing to do is concentrate on curls and extension exercises of different types. Use heavier weights and less reps to get bulk... Rather than lighter weights with more reps -which is better for trimming down on flabby arms. Be sure to eat right. From personal experience... Triceps are difficult to 'fill out.' they are tough to get bulky, and tough to maintain the bulkiness. Good luck. ...Read more

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I feel pain at my elbow when I'm working out my triceps (only) . What should I do ?

Back of the elbow: The back of the elbow is close to the insertion of the triceps tendon. It may be you need to change your exercise to avoid making this area more sore, so you can stretch it, and then build it stronger after the soreness subsides. ...Read more

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What to do if i'm 5"8 and 122 pounds and i want to build biceps and triceps. Do you guys have any good workouts i can do?

What to do if i'm 5"8 and 122 pounds and i want to build biceps and triceps. Do you guys have any good workouts i can do?

Health club ATC.....: Get some 1 on 1 instruction on proper isolation of the biceps, lifting, hydration, adequate protein intake, alternating heavy with light days. The absolute best is 2 do as i said but include a total body workout as well as core & cardio. This is an all around workout & cardio which is healthier. ...Read more