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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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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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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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