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Muscle (Definition)

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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I have a torn muscle in my upper left arm. It flares up occasionally, how can I help it heal. Hurts to move it some days.

I have a torn muscle in my upper left arm. It flares up occasionally, how can I help it heal. Hurts to move it some days.

Muscle: Muscle generally heals very well on its own due to abundant blood supply. Tendons, on the other hand, do not heal well. Did you tear your biceps muscle or tendon? If so, talk to ortho doc for options. ...Read more

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Large knot appeared overnight on R arm abt 1" from bend in wrist. Painful to touch, hard, hurts to move thumb in/outward. Pulled/torn muscle/tendon?

Large knot appeared overnight on R arm abt 1" from bend in wrist. Painful to touch, hard, hurts to move thumb in/outward. Pulled/torn muscle/tendon?

Called Dequarvaine: Also called first dorsa extensor tensynovitis Usually seen with RA, Diabetes, gout, or hypothyoidism also occcionally from trauma. Need to see your PCP and have proper blood test and then proper treatmant accordingly. ...Read more

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I have a torn bicep muscle in my right hand for the last 2 year's can this be operated and can my arm be normal as before? What are the risks?

I have a torn bicep muscle in my right hand for the last 2 year's  can this be operated and can my arm be normal as before? What are the risks?

Depends: Depends on if it's distal or proximal. If distal, and the laceratus fibrosis is still intact, there is a remote chance that it may work, but likely not. If it's complete with torn laceratus with retraction, you can tenodese (tie down the tendon) to the brachialis muscle, but this is purely cosmetic and essentially 50/50 chance that will work. ...Read more

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Shoulder to upper arm feels like itching, burning and its in pain when moving. Possible the allergy shots cause this? Is it muscle torn?

Shoulder to upper arm feels like itching, burning and its in pain when moving.  Possible the allergy shots cause this? Is it muscle torn?

Local redness: If you received an allergy shot in your arm and now it bothers you than it is possible you are aware of it. Most common side effects of allergy shot would be redness or soreness. If you feel excessive redness or pain with passive motion call your doctor or have it examined soon. ...Read more

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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

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

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What muscles are in the arm?

Many: Muscles of the arm include the biceps, triceps, brachioradialis, the extensor and flexors of all five digits, including my favorite, the extensor digiti minimi (the muscles that extends the pinkie finger.). ...Read more