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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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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 was wondering what are some good exercises for hand muscles?

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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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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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

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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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Left arm and hand muscles are locking up when working out. Could I be doing something wrong?

Left arm and hand muscles are locking up when working out. Could I be doing something wrong?

Clicking and locking: In a wrist could be a ligament injury or tear, a looseness in the wrist causing a "clunk" when the wrist bones ar out of position and suddenly "catch up" and snap into place, a snapping tendon that is out of place and other things, fimgers can also lock from trigger fingers. Snapping in the elbow can be joint or tendon related. ...Read more

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My hand muscles start paining very early while I drive or write or type or any kind of work which uses hand. I am frustrated. How can I get rid. Help.

My hand muscles start paining very early while I drive or write or type or any kind of work which uses hand. I am frustrated. How can I get rid. Help.

Hand pain: Hand pain can be many things from arthritis to a nerve compression syndrome like carpal tunnel. First I would seE your primary doctor who may order blood tests to check for arthritis syndrome. Otherwise a referral to a hand surgeon may be needed to evaluate for carpal tunnel syndrome or other nerve compression syndromes. ...Read more

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Every once in a month y my leg, thigh and hand muscles feel powerless, and I feel difficulty in getting up from chair. And it goes away after 3 days y?

Every once in a month y my leg, thigh and hand muscles feel powerless, and I feel difficulty in getting up from chair. And it goes away after 3 days y?

Muscle powerless: You require a physical examination by a doctor to determine the cause of this. You may need lots of testing as there are many possibilities. ...Read more

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3 hrs after I do yard work my left hand muscles flex in pain and the fingers cross also very painful and this only happens useing my hands?

3 hrs after I do yard work my left hand muscles flex in pain and the fingers cross also very painful and this only happens useing my hands?

Urgent consult: The most threatening cause for this problem is lack of blood to the arm. That could happen when the artery that supplies blood to that arm is occluded. The symptoms would manifest initially only when the use of the arm makes the decreased supply insufficient to cover the increased demand but it'll be enough when the arm is resting. See a doctor as soon as possible to confirm/rule out this diagnosi. ...Read more

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My intrinsic hand muscles are very tight, my whole body feels heavy, im experiencing hot and cold flashes, but I don't have a fever. What could this be?

My intrinsic hand muscles are very tight, my whole body feels heavy, im experiencing hot and cold flashes, but I don't have a fever. What could this be?

Myalgias: It sounds like you're describing generalized myalgia which also without your hands as well as other areas of the body of this time this could be a program to a viral infection, or maybe she harbinger of something more serious. I would see your family physician or internal medicine physician as soon as possible for a complete examination. ...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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Heavinees in arm from shoulder to hand. Clean ncs around hand/wrist and clean emg from deltoid to hand muscles. Arm still strong just heavy feeling?

Heavinees in arm from shoulder to hand. Clean ncs around hand/wrist and clean emg from deltoid to hand muscles. Arm still strong just heavy feeling?

Any MRIs? Any pain?: "heaviness" can result from rotator cuff injuries. Coordination problems can also mimic heaviness and can result from central nervous system issues.
Obviously problems like this can range from something completely benign, to something significant like ms. If you have had ncs/emg studies done, you're obviously in with a neurologist or someone else specialized in evaluating such conditions. ...Read more

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Right-handed and rt-side dominant (I think), but left arm, hand, muscles, foot, etc. Seem somewhat larger. Is there a scientific explanation for that?

Right-handed and rt-side dominant (I think), but left arm, hand, muscles, foot, etc. Seem somewhat larger. Is there a scientific explanation for that?

Asymmetry is art!: One side of the human body is NOT a mirror image of the other, ever. Art Critics think this is more aesthetically pleasing and finer art. It means that everyone has differences, some more or less obvious. Other times, yest, it can indicate a disease process of some kind. But if is not new, and it does not affect your self-esteem or functioning, relax, and consider yourself a Masterpiece of Nature ...Read more

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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

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How can I improve my hand muscle?

How can I improve my hand muscle?

Exercise: As with muscles in other areas of the body the hand muscles can be strengthened with exercise and increase use. Be aware that some muscle weakness in the hand can be related to nerve compression syndromes so an evaluation by a hand surgeon may be helpful. ...Read more

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What do you think I should do about pulled hand muscle?

Depends: How do you know it is a pulled muscle? Could it be nerve pain? If truly pulled, usually rest and avoidance of activities that aggravate it should allow it to heal. Possibly anti-inflamatories if tolerated. ...Read more

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What are the main symptoms of bruised hand muscle?

What are the main symptoms of bruised hand muscle?

Bruise muscle: Pain, tenderness and swelling in area of bruising. Movement of the area causes increasing pain, relieved by rest. ...Read more

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How do I ease hand muscle pain from repetitive work?

How do I ease hand muscle pain from repetitive work?

Many causes: It depends what kind of repetitive work you are doing. If it is typing and persistent hand pain, try a better ergonomic positioning of your wrist with cushion under your wrist. If pain persists, consider an x-ray to rule out fracture or arthritis. If negative, consider peripheral nerve conduction study to rule out carpal tunnel syndrome. If you do physical work, it could be arthritis or muscula. ...Read more

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Whenever I drive car and shift gear I feel left hand muscle pain lot. I can drive only 10 minutes then the pain start. It, s happens always?

Trigger point pain: Overuse of muscles can cause shortening of the muscle which produces knots. These are also known as trigger points which can produce pain because they will topically have poor circulation and lymphatic drainage. They can be quiet and painless when inactive but light back up with use. See a physical therapist or massage therapist for treatment and education on stretching and ways to avoid. ...Read more

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My right hand muscle has disappeared. There is a huge gap between my thumb and index finger. My arm is also shrinking. Can it be a spinal tumor?

My right hand muscle has disappeared. There is a huge gap between my thumb and index finger. My arm is also shrinking. Can it be a spinal tumor?

See below: You appear to have atrophy of the r hand muscles (thenar area). Why? Don't know. Get checked by your doc soon. There are a lot of possible causes. ...Read more

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What do I do for estreme leg, feet and hand muscle cramps? Kept me up all night--still spasaming. Tried diazapam that I have for occasional cramping and drank some tonic water for the quinine and drank gator ade for the electrolights.

What do I do for estreme leg, feet and hand muscle cramps? Kept me up all night--still spasaming. Tried diazapam that I have for occasional cramping and drank some tonic water for the quinine and drank gator ade for the electrolights.

I: I agree with dr. Jaffery. Another consideration would be spinal cord irritation and a neurologic exam would be able to uncover that problem.

Before you visit the neurologist make sure to differentiate between "spasms", cramps, and restless legs.

Spasms respresent a painful and involuntary muscle contraction. It can not be released voluntarily.

A muscle cramp is a sudden intermittent pain of a muscle that may involve involuntary contractions and can be associated with spasms.

Restless legs refers to an uneasiness and restlessness in the legs when at rest. This most commonly occurs after going to bed but can be seen earlier in the evening (anticipation).

Cramps can also be associated with arthritic conditions and cold exposure. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Igot carpal tunnel syndrome onmyleft handwas stage 2 last month. If I don't hav a surgery in how many months time would I start to lose my hand muscles?

Igot carpal tunnel syndrome onmyleft handwas stage 2 last month. If I don't hav a surgery in how many months time would I start to lose my hand muscles?

Carpal tunnel: It is difficult to predict the progression of carpal tunnel syndrome as it relates to the degree of compression, as well as several other factors (weight, sleep position, occupation, etc.). If you have failed conservative treatment (splints/steroid injection), then you should probably have surgery to prevent further damage. ...Read more

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Wat makes u so weak like u have very little muscle or feeling in ur hands. Dehydration? Cause it?

Wat makes u so weak like u have very little muscle or feeling in ur hands. Dehydration? Cause it?

Weakness: Dehydration, hypoglycemia, malnutrition, hypothyroidism, mononucleosis, anemia, etc. Are just a few examples of things that can make you feel fatigued. ...Read more

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I've been losing muscle mass in my hands steadily over last several months. What could cause this? Thanks

Depends: There are different possibilities. Things to consider : Carpal tunnel syndrome if wasting only noticed in thenar eminence. If loss of muscle mass is diffuse then things such as an advance peripheral neuropathy, certain myopathies starting distally such as myotonic dystrophy, anterior horn cell disease such as ALS, neuromuscular junction disorder such as lambert eaton should also be considered. ...Read more

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What causes muscle spasms in the hands and feet?

What causes muscle spasms in the hands and feet?

Spasms: Can be caused by a neurological condition. They can also be "mini cramps". Cramping is usually caused by an electrolyte imbalance or dehydration. If it is happening all of the time, I would see my primary care doctor and then probably a neurologist. ...Read more

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What causes sudden loss of muscle control in hands?

What causes sudden loss of muscle control in hands?

May be neurological: Loss of muscle control can be due to problems in the brain or the nerves that control the particular muscles. A primary care doctor and a neurologist can evaluate to see where the problem is (the brain, the spinal cord, the nerves in the arms/hands, the muscles, etc...). Some disorders affect only one part of the body, while other diseases are generalized, affecting many muscles. ...Read more

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What is the cause for painful and recurring muscle spasms in the hand?

What is the cause for painful and recurring muscle spasms in the hand?

Muscle spasms: Painful muscle spasms can be either a cramp, or what is called a dystonia.

Focal cramps are often from overuse, like too much keyboard use, or holding the hand in a fixed position for a long time.

Causes of focal cramps can be either medical or neurological in nature.

Evaluation of the muscle involved, and the type of pain can help to figure out the cause. ...Read more

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Can stress cause muscle rigidity? Last night I was having difficulty opening/closing hands

Can stress cause muscle rigidity? Last night I was having difficulty opening/closing hands

Yes: Yes, but sounds more serious than just stress if it's both hands. Because you're young, it's unlikely anything too serious, but make sure to get it checked out if it continues for more than 1 week or disturbs your everyday life. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if manual labor causes hands to enlarge by increasing muscle size or bone size or both?

Can you tell me if manual labor causes hands to enlarge by increasing muscle size or bone size or both?

Doubtful: Aside from some abnormal growth disorders bone stop growing in late teens early twenties in males and earlier in women. The muscles in the hand get stronger with use but not bigger (or piano players would have huge hands). With manual labor the body can respond to vibration and impact by increasing the fat and fibrous layers to thicken the palm and soft areas of the hand but not very much bigger. ...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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What could cause bouts of hand and arm numbness and loss of muscle control?

What could cause bouts of hand and arm numbness and loss of muscle control?

Impingements: Intermittent nerve compression can cause. Pinching occurs at costoclavicular dimension, true thoracic outlet. Raising arm unconsciously during sleep causes this space to close by a few millimeters, pinching main nerve ; artery to arm. Ulnar parasthesias (crawly tingling feelings) occur in pinky side of hand. This dynamic is called thoracic outlet syndrome (tos). See my discussion at quora. Com. ...Read more