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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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What can cause pain in my elbow feels like when u hit funny bone- but been there for a few days- makes my upper arm twitch, muscle knots in back too?

What can cause pain in my elbow feels like when u hit funny bone- but been there for a few days- makes my upper arm twitch, muscle knots in back too?

Nerve symptoms: Several conditions that effect peripheral nerve function (entrapment at the elbow (cubital tunnel syndrome) or cervical radiculopathy — more likely the latter if you also have twitching in forearm more than hand and knots in the back. Sometimes anatomical entrapment at the thoracic outlet (where nerves and vessels leave the chest/neck to the arm can cause those symptoms too). ...Read more

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What causes the lower part of the arm to hurt when the muscle hurt?

What causes the lower part of the arm to hurt when the muscle hurt?

Referred pain: If the upper part of your arm has a muscle trauma issue going on then that can put pressure on nerves running by the area of trauma and you can feel the pain in the lower part of your arm. See your health care provider if it worsens or persists. ...Read more

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How to treat mild muscles(part of the arm and part of the blade)? They itch and cause me much pain.

How to treat mild muscles(part of the arm and part of the blade)? They itch and cause me much pain.

Relative Rest: How did it start? How long? Take rest until pain is gone. Try ice or heating pad. Do gentle stretching. If long duration, may need MRI. ...Read more

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I'm 23 and I woke up with a bunch of purple pinkish dots on my arm from my fore arm/where the muscles are to the fold in the arm what the cause??

I'm 23 and I woke up with a bunch of purple pinkish dots on my arm from my fore arm/where the muscles are to the fold in the arm what the cause??

Arm issues: This is a very interesting issue. The issue could be anywhere from trauma to the arm. Since it is just on one side to a rash or even an infection if the skin was interrupted for any reason. In your case you should give a more thorough history and or visit a doctor ...Read more

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What causes constant leg and arm muscles feel like they are on fire

What causes constant leg and arm muscles feel like they are on fire

Lots of things: Many things can do this. If both limbs on the same side are burning, you could have had a stroke, or less likely a spinal cord problem. If all 4 limbs are involved, then the possibilities are actually quite more numerous but also include brain stem stroke & spinal cord disorders. Other causes: myositis, polyneuropathy, arthritis, lupus. For answers, you need an examination & other tests. ...Read more

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If feels as is the muscles in my arms are in big knots. They hurt all the time. What could this be?

If feels as is the muscles in my arms are in big knots. They hurt all the time. What could this be?

Severl possibilities: IF you can give us more information. In brief though muscles can go into spasm and feel tight. Causes of this are repetitive stress injury, tendonitis, radiculopathy, vitamin deficiency to name a few. It would be good to see a PMR or Neurologist for a EMG and labwork to evaluate these possibilities and have them consider treatment such as Physical therapy with active release. ...Read more

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What is the cause of tremor of muscles specially on arms and legs?

What is the cause of tremor of muscles specially on arms and legs?

See a neurologist: A tremor is a sign of a problem in the part of the brain that controls your muscles. It does tend to be persistent and usually does not resolve on its own. See a neurologist for consultation. ...Read more

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What could worsening muscle weakness and pain in one arm be caused by?

What could worsening muscle weakness and pain in one arm be caused by?

Search for: PInched nerve in shoulder, neck, elbow, or wrist. EMG study and perhaps imaging will pin down. ...Read more

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I have muscle indentation with pain in my left upper arm, any ideas for a cause?

I have muscle indentation with pain in my left upper arm, any ideas for a cause?

A few: Hi. Sorry to hear that you have been having pain. Indentations in the muscle that can be seen on the skin are usually contracture, detachment, or spasm related. All of those can be painful. The treatment for the pain really depends on the cause and can range anywhere from rest, physical therapy, surgical correction, and pain medication. Hope this helps. Feel better soon ...Read more

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I'm having a pain on the left side of my back, close to the muscle trapezius. What can cause such pain? Also, my left arm is tingling.

I'm having a pain on the left side of my back, close to the muscle trapezius. What can cause such pain? Also, my left arm is tingling.

Neck: Sounds like some irritation of the nerves from your neck. This can cause pain and tingling down the arm (ie pinched nerve). Probably should see physician, maybe get a cervical spine x-ray. ...Read more

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Pain in left arm just above and below elbow. Less pain elbow bent. No help with rest. Seems like muscles. What is cause, how to relieve the pain?

Ice it: It can be related to repetitive movement. Ice it for 15 to 20 minutes for the next 2-3 days, if no improvement seek medical attention. If you have no history of allergy to anti inflammatories, you can try ibuprofen, take with food. If the pain worsens, you develop numbness, weakness or have associated chest pain, go to the emergency department for further evaluation. ...Read more

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My muscles in my legs and arms twitch all the time. What could cause this?

My muscles in my legs and arms twitch all the time. What could cause this?

A twitch is: A muscle contraction, and it can be caused by electrolyte imbalances, sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, or acid-base changes brought on by exercise that builds up lactic acid. Rubbing mobilizes products, increases circulation and re-established homeostasis. ...Read more

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W and arms? Hat causes muscle spasms inn your biceps, hands osteoarthritius

See Doctor: Muscles in our body contract and relax consciously and unconsciously. A muscle that involuntarily contracts without our consciously willing it is called a "spasm." if the muscle maintains a sustained "spasm", it becomes a cramp, as can be seen with exercise. Causes: overuse, neck and back problems, posture, fatigue, diminished blood supply, injury, metabolite imbalance and certain diseases. ...Read more

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Do overworked muscles of the arms cause painful numbing thru the whole arm when no longer in use? How to stop the pain & numbness?

Possible: There are several reasons that using muscles could cause pain but with the addition of numbness you should have a thorough exam to be certain that there is no impingement of nerves in your arm, shoulder, thorax or at the level cervical spine where nerve roots exit to go to the arm. Please get that evaluated with a good neurovascular examination. ...Read more

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When I stretch sometimes I'll have a muscle somewhere either in my arm or neck that hurts almost like im getting a cramp what could be the cause?

When I stretch sometimes I'll have a muscle somewhere either in my arm or neck that hurts almost like im getting a cramp what could be the cause?

Needs physical exam: Could be muscular or a nerve in your neck. You require a physical examination. Though most of these types of issues are minor (but annoying!), be sure you do not have a pinche nerve. Best of luck and feel better pk md. ...Read more

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SLEPT ON MY ARM WOKE UP TO A SWOLLENING HARD KNOT ON ARM, TINGLING IN ARM, AND MUSCLE PULLED FEELING TO ARM WHAT COULD THIS BE? WHAT SHOULD I DO?

Wait to see : Sounds like you have some irritation of one of the nerves in the arm due to pressure Most of the times feeling returns and swelling goes away after a while and you will be fine If it does not go away then consult your doctor Good Luck ...Read more

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Help plz! Can sleeping on your arms cause muscle damage of any kind?

Possible: Neuropathy. I provided acupuncture to a sailor who had a neuropathy. He became drunk, slept on his arm and developed significant problems. He has recovered completely. ...Read more

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What's the cause of muscle twitching very often during the day for the last 4 days in my left upper arm?

It depends: Involuntary muscle twitching can be caused by electrolyte imbalances (low potassium, for example); overuse (fatigue), some neurological conditions (writer's cramp among other things) dehydration, and even some medications or discontinuation of medication. If it continues and is a concern see your pcp for a more thorough history and examination. ...Read more

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Tingling and muscle spasms in arm after pulling muscles in back of neck a few months back? Possible cause?

Tingling and muscle spasms in arm after pulling muscles in back of neck a few months back? Possible cause?

Could be many causes: Suggest you seek an opinion from a physiatrist, as you may benefit from some diagnostic studies to pin down answer, which could lead to a rehabilitation program. ...Read more

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What causes a burning sensation in the viens in my fore arms? Also, the muscles in my calfs keep locking up.

What causes a burning sensation in the viens in my fore arms? Also, the muscles in my calfs keep locking up.

Don't know: I have never heard of burning in forearm veins unless something has been injected into them. Assuming you are not doing that (and maybe especially if you are) then you should see a clinician to find the cause of this and the leg cramps. Probably need blood tests as well. Meanwhile, keep your arms above your heart level and try some heat on them as well as your leg muscles to see if it helps. ...Read more

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Muscle knots especially under my arm pits below my shoulders are preventing my rib cage from expanding fully when taking a deep breath. Worsening.

Muscle knots especially under my arm pits below my shoulders are preventing my rib cage from expanding fully when taking a deep breath. Worsening.

Enlarged lymphonode: Maybe the knots you are referring to are enlarged lymphonodes and they could represent symptoms of a more serious underlying disease. You should see a physician and have them check out. ...Read more