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Doctor insights on: Wasting Of Forearm And Hand Muscles

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What are the possible causes of right armpit, elbow, and thenar hand muscle atrophy and the pain associates with all three?

What are the possible causes of right armpit, elbow, and thenar hand muscle atrophy and the pain associates with all three?

Complicated: Thenar branch, median nerve (c8) is responsible for the innervation of the abductor pollicis brevis and opponens pollicis. The adductor pollicis is supplied by the deep branch of the ulnar nerve (c8-th1 to affect both, must be from an area where both nerves are in proximity. Disease/compression in the armpit or the neck would make sense. Investigate cervical spine and thoracic outlet syndrome. ...Read more

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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Top of forearm has slight feeling of numbness, but it's not and hand muscles are tight when trying to open hand, also feels weak but stength is good?

Top of forearm has slight feeling of numbness, but it's not and hand muscles are tight when trying to open hand, also feels weak but stength is good?

Arm pain: Tough to diagnose without an exam, sound like a possible shoulder issue with a minor nerve irritation causing the top forearm numbness and the tightness in lower muscles too. See the doc for an exam and eval, best wishes. ...Read more

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In what way can I grow my hand muscles?

In what way can I grow my hand muscles?

Exercise: The hand contains many small muscles between the bones that contribute to hand strength and dexterity. ANd like any muscle they will get stronger and bigger with exercise. However, these muscles are delicate and can be strained or injured with overuse. If you really need to improve hand strength I would suggest a referral to a hand therapist who could advise you on the best way to improve grip ...Read more

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Why do I keep getting hand muscles spasm?

Why do I keep getting hand muscles spasm?

When does it happen?: Pay attention to when you get the spasms - maybe you are doing something as simple as gripping too hard. Perhaps it comes from hunched over posture. Take stretching breaks and arch your back and open up the front of your shoulders(where nerves are) otherwise muscle spasms respond to: adequate water intake, magnesium (glycinate won't give you the runnies that oxide and citrate will) and calcium. ...Read more

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I want to build my hand muscles ....Which exercise is best for me?

I want to build my hand muscles ....Which exercise is best for me?

Grip ball: Easiest way to build " hand muscles" or your grip is to obtain a " grip ball" or go to a sporting goods store and buy a resistive grip strengthener. You can do these exersises anytime( like watching television)... Good luck! ...Read more

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What will happen if my hand muscles artrophied for one year due to nerve transection?

What will happen if my hand muscles artrophied for one year due to nerve transection?

Loss of strength: Unfortunately, the nerves in the human body do not regenerate. However, with some aggressive physic therapy, you will regain some strength and range of motion. See your neurologist or primary care physician and get started asap ...Read more

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I was wondering what are some good exercises for hand muscles?

Ball squeezes.: Ball squeezing, against the resistance of the ball, finger extensions against rubber band resistance, wrist curls and wrist extensions against resistance. Always remember to stretch after strengthening these muscle groups. ...Read more

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Why are my hand muscles tighter in the morning than throughout the day?

Why are my hand muscles tighter in the morning than throughout the day?

Joint and finger : Tightness in the morning maybe due to bit of swelling that occurs when we sleep the extracellular fluid in the body redistributes as gravity effect diminished alsojoints that may be early arthritic joints may get a little stiffer in the morning so it's not just tendons or muscles early morning stiffness is a common issue early-morning symptoms are common for many things. ...Read more

Wasting (Definition)

Wasting is a condition seen often in chronic disease, where a person loses weight involuntarily. It can be especially noticeable in the face, which takes ...Read more