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Tingling In Bicep
I feel a heaviness/tingling in my left bicep to my left ring finger, especially when walking up hills. My HR during activity is 172. What should I do?
Suggestions: Your heart rate during exertion is on the high side, even accounting for your age. Are you consuming large amounts of caffeine such as in coffee or soft drinks? Would certainly have your doctor check this out with an EKG, as there are certain triggers for fast heart beats, such as hyperthyroidism. ...Read more
Nerve injury: This sounds like a nerve injury possibly a nerve root at the spine in the neck. More specifics of the numbness as well as any pain or weakness would be helpful information. See a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist to diagnose and possibly treat. ...Read more
30 y.O. Female woke up with tingling in hand, spasm in bicep and pain in shoulder roughly around infraspinatus. Ideas of cause?
I was working out my biceps. Felt a tingling in the inside of my right bicep. No pain though. Been a week and still feel it when I lift. Any ideas?
Pulled muscle: It sounds like a pulled muscle. Rest it for a week or so, and see if it improves. ...Read more
I'm experiencing a tickling (not tingling) sensation in both of my upper forearms / biceps since yesterday. Gradual onset. No pain or other symptoms.
Hmmmm.....: I think we will need a bit more information if you have any in order to help. It certainly doesn't sound like an emergency at this point. The fact that it is both forearms is a bit odd. So long as you do not have any muscle weakness I think careful observation for the next few days should help glean more information. Let us know. ...Read more
The skin on my biceps is red and inflamed with little tingling bumps. I wore a cotton shirt all day that I've worn before. What should I do?
Skin rash: The skin rash could be from a variety of causes. The description is vague and with a photo it is difficult to characterize. If the rash persists or increases then see a dermatologist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
I'm 18, I have been having left arm pain (whole arm) along with tingling/numbness all day mostly in my bicep area, since 10am. Should I be worried?
Pinched nerve neck?: Sounds like could be a pinched or irritated nerve in your neck. Are you having neck pain as well? You should contact you physician for evaluation if symptoms persist more than 24 hours. Seek er care if you are having progressive weakness, trouble with walking or balance, or incontinence. ...Read more
I have numbing & tingling in my right hand accompanied with pain at the inside of my elbow that goes up into bicep area?
Severe neck pain radiating to left bicep all the way to hand which is numb and tingling. What can I do for this?
Bicep/wrist pain, tingling elbow/fingers what causes this? Electrolytes ok, neck MRI neg, xray of arm neg. Don't know what else to do.
Tingling can be from a fissure which is healing (a crack in the skin) or perhaps from a pinworm infection. In either case I would recommend you seek medical attention and be examined.
Anything that causes slight irritation can cause a little sphincter spasm and this can be desciribed as tingling ...Read more
Not easy: I assume that you are trying to increase the size of your biceps muscle. This is increasingly more difficult as we age, but the general principles are the same. You must be in positive protein balance. Heavy wts and low reps, don't ignore other arm muscles. Vary workout types. Allow time for muscle healing between workouts, at least 3-5 days. ...Read more
Slimmer biceps.: You must do two things to get slimmer biceps. First, you must work the biceps muscles for shape and tone, which means high reps per set (15 to 20 reps to muscle exhaustion). Second, you must do cardiovascular exercise to thin out the layers of fat and overlying the biceps muscles (and your muscles in general). ...Read more
When to wait: There is very little to comment on. This does not sound like pain or disease in an of itself. This type of question often elicits from the doctor a wait and see attitude. Either the sensation will cease or it will change and give us more clues as to what it could be. ...Read more
A few options: Generally, strengthening the surrounding rotator cuff muscles can help. NSAIDs like ibuprofen, aleve, (naproxen) etc can be useful. Other times cortisone/steroid injections can be used, however be careful to not have more than one injection as the likelihood of rupture of tendon can go up. You may want to consider PRP or stem cell injections as options for healing, though are not covered by insurance. ...Read more