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What Would Cause A Bicep Cramp
Deltoid: Consider strain or partial tear, usually from eccentric loading. ...Read more
What could cause pain is below the kneecap? The trainer said something about tendonitis. Could a quad injury have had anything to do with that?
Patellar tendinitis: Patellar tendon attaches patella (kneecap) to your shin bone (tibia). Sounds like you're describing patellar tendinitis- swelling & irritation of tendon. Often due to overuse - too much activity without enough rest, change in training regimen, technique issues, issues with footwear. If quad is tight/injured, can change your form - stress the tendon. Try ice, rest, NSAIDs, patellar cross straps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When I have a bowel movement my legs cramp up &/or tingle/get kinda numb. What causes this & what kind of doctor/tests need to be done? Is it sciatica
Several poss. causes: Could be illness such as ms, certain autoimmune disorders, every dystrophy, or others. Commonly, it's due to nerve impingement in the neck due to arthritis or disc disease. Other causes include rib, sternal, clavicle or thoracic spine dysfunction, rotator cuff tear, tendinitis and muscle strain, etc. A thorough physical exam, including osteopathic hand-on diagnosis, could provide an answer. ...Read more
I have a burning sensation in my abductor pollicis brevis muscle, what could this be and what can i do to help it go away?
Can a loose and weak piriformis muscle cause pain? If so what type of pain would it cause. Thanks
Possible sciatica: if you have problems with the piriformis tendon, it may irritate the sciatic nerve. This in turn may cause pain in the buttock and/or aim down the leg. An evaluation with a good history and physical can help with the diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Do you recommend that i contact a doctor about minor muscle weakness in the shoulder and knee area that's lasting for 10 days? What could cause this?
Cramp or muscle tear: If you have traveled recently, had pelvis or lower extremity surgery, have a family or personal history of blood clots then that is possible. If just sitting around when occurs, then cramp or ruptured baker's cyst. If during exercise then gastroc (calf muscle) tear. If recent increase of running or walking, then stress fracture but usually does not cause sudden pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After NCS and EMG, doctor says I have a pinched nerve, S1, causing my posterior calf pain. Can a pinched S1 cause this pain? Schedule a 2nd opinion?
I have what I think is a muscle spasm in the middle to right side of my chest is it just a muscle spasm or something else?
What does a neurologist diagnose? I had a fall and tore my rotator cuff. Why would i be referred to a neurologist?
Nerve injury: The brachial plexus and nerves to shoulder muscles are all nearby, and your doctor may have noted scapular winging, deltoid or supraspinatus weakness, or perhaps a pattern of numbness. You may have also caused a brachial plexus stretch injury or even a thoracic outlet syndrome. If EMG testing is needed, make certain that your doctor have experience with brachial plexus techniques. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have left shoulder pain that is down to shoulder blade & is now causing arm pain everyday. What can I do or what could cause this?
Pinched nerve?: There are many things that can present this way. Part of the differential is a cervical radiculopathy or radiculitis (this is when nerves in your neck become pinched or irritated). If your symptoms persist or worsen (such as weakness), seek medical attention. Commonly (if this is what you do have.), a trial of physical therapy is very successful, but occasionally, surgery may be needed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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