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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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If there s pain in the elbow speciale when i workout triceps pull down or sometimes in sleeping. What can I do, if there any procedures I have to make?

If there s pain in the elbow speciale when i workout triceps pull down or sometimes in sleeping. What can I do, if there any procedures I have to make?

Varies: There are a few potential causes and you may want to be checked. Probably the most common cause is a tendinitis of the triceps tendon. You would want to make sure you warm up well before working out with appropriate stretching and also avoid things that clearly aggravate it. If it does not improve an exam and appropriate studies can determine much more. Thank you. ...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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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