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I have been lifting heavy objects, i.e. large pot plants etc, is this causing my upper arm muscles to ache?

I have been lifting heavy objects, i.e. large pot plants etc, is this causing my upper arm muscles to ache?

Possible: Any form of physical exertion which is not done regularly can cause muscles to be sore. Try paracetamol, rest and they should settle down. If not improving then see your GP. ...Read more

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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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My muscles in my left arm constantly ache pain shoots through it what can it be?

My muscles in my left arm constantly ache pain shoots through it what can it be?

Referred pain from: Shoulder if its the one that you had surgery on. Other things that cause left arm pain are Parsonage Turner syndrome (inflammation of brachial plexus) Ulnar neuropathy, cervical radiculopathy, angina, and pleuritic pain (usually there are other symptoms to go along with the arm pain with the latter two) Have it looked at. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a soccer game tomorrow and my arm muscles are sore.?

What to do if I have a soccer game tomorrow and my arm muscles are sore.?

If arms are sore: In soccer, if your arms are sore you're probably ok to play. Try to limit contact, throw ins and if your a goalie, roll or pass the ball out of your possession. ...Read more

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Is it healthy to go run while my chest and arm muscles are still sore from working out?

Is it healthy to go run while my chest and arm muscles are still sore from working out?

Yes in my opinion: I think it is a great idea to alternate muscle groups in the course of a fitness program. The soreness is likely attributable to anaerobic metabolism or Lactic Acid buildup. If it does not resolve within a few days, it could be due to injury. In the meantime I see no contraindications to aerobic or lower body workouts performed in a reasonable fashion. ...Read more

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Why do the muscles in my arm feet sore but I don't work them out or did any activities with them?

Why do the muscles in my arm feet sore but I don't work them out or did any activities with them?

Relax: Assuming "arm feet:" is "arm feels", you might be firing your mussels inadvertently like a stiff neck.
Stop and do some stretching
R I C E ...Read more

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My arm hurts its like a ache and burning feeling where your muscle is goes to my elbow? It doesn't hurt everyday?

My arm hurts its like a ache and burning feeling where your muscle is goes to my elbow? It doesn't hurt everyday?

Tendonitis: Pain and tenderness at the elbow,
increased pain when wrist is flexed
if that what you have it is most likely what we call tennis elbow or lateral epicondylitis.
Go and check it out ...Read more

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Pain and aches in my left shoulder blade, neck and arm. Feels like my arm muscles are pulling, when I turn my neck or rotate my arm.?

Pain and aches in my left shoulder blade, neck and arm. Feels like my arm muscles are pulling, when I turn my neck or rotate my arm.?

Time for a massage: Sounds like your trapezius and rhomboid muscles are strained and spasming. This is an unhappy feeling because the nerves that course through these muscles get pinched and result in the feeling of pain. Not to fear, these symptoms can be remedied by a little bit of intense therapy, and perhaps medication. It is best to see your doctor to get an idea of this or email me! ...Read more

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Ache in my top right side of my back hurts to lift arm I think it's pulled muscle how long to heal and should I not excercise with it?

Ache in my top right side of my back hurts to lift arm I think it's pulled muscle how long to heal and should I not excercise with it?

Tincture of time: A pulled muscle is the presence of "micro-tears" among some of the fibers within that muscle. They cause a certain amount of swelling, which causes the pain. Depending on the severity of the injury and the age and medical status of the patient, these symptoms can last from a few days to a few weeks. Allow it to heal rather than continue to injure it with more activation of the muscle. ...Read more

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What would cause my arm muscles in particular to fatigue very easily? I don't think I've lost actual strength, but they get sore quickly with use.

What would cause my arm muscles in particular to fatigue very easily? I don't think I've lost actual strength, but they get sore quickly with use.

? muscle conditions: There are multiple neuromuscular conditions that can cause muscle fatigue and soreness. Medications can cause side effects that affect muscles. Inflammatory muscle conditions and muscle enzyme abnormalities can cause your symptoms. I would consider a neurologist and/or rheumatologist to get a full physical exam, lab tests and tests like an EMG and if needed a possible muscle biopsy. Good luck ...Read more

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Why my arms muscles feel sore? Especially when I grasp my hands

Why my arms muscles feel sore? Especially when I grasp my hands

More Info: Need more information. Forearms or upper arm? Have you been exercising more than usual? Any other symptoms? Any other medical illnesses?, etc. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of sore arm muscles?

What can I do to get rid of sore arm muscles?

Complex answer: Ths usa difficult question with no definitive answer
. The following link provides a brief summary with some recommendations that is written in easy to comprehend terms:

http://sportsmedicine. About. Com/cs/injuries/a/doms. Htm. ...Read more

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Can I take cyclobenzaprine for sore arm muscles from working out at the gym?

Can I take cyclobenzaprine for sore arm muscles from working out at the gym?

Rather not: I would rather see you utilize a combination of ice and nsaid
medication for muscular soreness after workouts.
A muscle relaxant might help you sleep at night if you
have a lot of spasm, but i'd stick with the nsaids. ...Read more

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My arm (elbow down) is incredibly sore and the muscles are really tight. What can I do to loosen the muscles?

Consider PT: Consider physical therapy and modalities such as massage therapy, heat & ice, etc. As well as appropriate use of a brace/supporter during times of exertion/exercises/sports. ...Read more

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I had a mammogram and I am sore in my peck muscle and under my arm. I feel as though I feel movement in my peck area.?

I had a mammogram and I am sore in my peck muscle and under my arm. I feel as though I feel movement in my peck area.?

It is possible: That the positioning and compression requirements of mammography caused some temporary soreness. If it doesn't improve in a few days, talk to your doc. ...Read more

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I lift lots at work. Deep ache beneath sh blade and muscle by armpit. Massage of armpit area cause numbness down arm and in blade. Ideas?

Spine nerve irritate: You can be having muscle spasms due to spinal nerve root irritation. If you have superficial muscle spasms, you can be helped usually by massage or hot packs. Massage that is helpful is usually enjoyable. If the massage causes you pain and is unpleasant, the massage is teasing the deep muscle spasms to go more into spasm instead of releasing it. In that situation, you usually have tight muscle. ...Read more

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Y am I tired all the time and im losing all mt muscle mass and mt body aches all the time and sometimes my arm muscles get paralized what's wrong?

Y am I tired all the time and im losing all mt muscle mass and mt body aches all the time and sometimes my arm muscles get paralized what's wrong?

Many causes: Fatigue and muscle pain may have many causes including fibromyalgia or inflammatory muscle diseases. I would urged consultation with a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Dull consistent ache down my left arm from muscle to hand, I'm 23 female what could this be caused by??

Dull consistent ache down my left arm from muscle to hand, I'm 23 female what could this be caused by??

Nerve: A frequent cause is radiation of discomfort down the arm from nerve impingement from a disc in the neck or arthritic spur from a vertebra in the neck. If symptoms persist or worsen, I feel a neurologist or orthopedic specialist is best qualified to evaluate and treat you. Neck xrays and/ or an mri May be ordered. In the meantime, if you can take them, nsaids like Advil or aleve along with TYLENOL (acetaminophen) ...Read more

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Had a muscle spasm under right arm a month ago and now just a slow ache. Is this normal or just still healing?

This could be a tear: This could be a muscle or tendon tear. We need more information but you can discuss this possibility with your physicians ...Read more

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If my right arm hurts, feels weak and the muscles ache without reason, could that be a sign of a stroke? I'm scared.

If my right arm hurts, feels weak and the muscles ache without reason, could that be a sign of a stroke? I'm scared.

Not likely stroke: More common causes of your symptoms are a spinal problem, local trauma, and repetitive use disorder. Stroke symptoms would usually also involve facial, speech, and/or right leg symptoms. ...Read more

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If the muscles in my arms are sore after lifting weights would masturbating hurt the recovery and make them not heal as fast? Thanks

If the muscles in my arms are sore after lifting weights would masturbating hurt the recovery and make them not heal as fast? Thanks

No, but...: Theoretically, it would, but in reality, it should not. Of course, you may try and see, since life is a one-way street of accumulation, modification, and continuation from inception to eternity. To explore more on life reality, go to articles listed in http://formefirst. Com/onLifeBasics. Html & in http://formefirst. Com/onDealSickness. Html. ...Read more

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What does it mean when they say "anxiety can cause muscle tension? " What is muscle tension? Can this be why my arms are sore after my recent anxiety?

What does it mean when they say "anxiety can cause muscle tension? " What is muscle tension? Can this be why my arms are sore after my recent anxiety?

Yes: Muscle tension is tightening of the muscles. This is a typical physical reaction to anxiety and fear. Depending on the duration and the strength of muscle tension it can cause soreness just like exercise. ...Read more

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Had iv 9 days ago. 7 days ago arm muscle sore above and below iv site. Painted house 2 days ago. Arm burns with movement sometime aware of pulse inarm?

Had iv 9 days ago. 7 days ago arm muscle sore above and below iv site. Painted house 2 days ago. Arm burns with movement sometime aware of pulse inarm?

Phlebitis: This may represent a phlebitis, which is an inflammatory condition that can affect the vein and is commonly seen after IV placement and removal, it can also be associated with a superficial blood clot and even infection. Warm compress and taking an aspirin is usual treatment, if it does not get better or worsens at any point see your doctor and you may need an antibiotic. ...Read more

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Arm is sore month after flu shot, seems to be muscle related only hurts when I position my arm a certain way. The shot felt different than prev years?

You are not alone: It seems there are many people with similar complaints - especially this year. If it continues or worsens, see you doctor for advice and for the record. Hopefully, it will improve and pass soon. This is certainly longer than expected. Best wishes. ...Read more

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