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Doctor insights on: Why Do My Triceps Muscles Feel Sore After Arm Curls But Not My Biceps Muscles

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Muscle (Definition)

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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Is biceps workout and triceps workout build muscles? Plz suggest I'm doing this but I don't want muscles only want to reduce arm fat.!

Is biceps workout and triceps workout build muscles? Plz suggest I'm doing this but I don't want muscles only want to reduce arm fat.!

Good for you!: Exercise can help you burn calories (lose fat), keep you flexible, and maintain strength. You can exercise without building up popeye kind of muscles. It's a matter of how much you do. Congrats on making healthy changes! ...Read more

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What causes muscle cramps in my arms (biceps and triceps) after working out?

What causes muscle cramps in my arms (biceps and triceps) after working out?

Lack of ATP: After your workout, you've depleted your muscle stores of atp, which is the energy unit your body consumes. Atp is required for the muscle to relax. The cramps lessen as your body regenerates atp. ...Read more

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Have pain between bicep and tricep in left arm its been constant pain for several months. It seems deep in arm but doesn't seem like a muscle tear?

Have pain between bicep and tricep in left arm its been constant pain for several months. It seems deep in arm but doesn't seem like a muscle tear?

Go see your doctor: For evaluation. There are various possible causes of this ranging from sprain (not as likely given chronicity of symptoms), to a lesion in the area, to a cervical spine problem etc. ...Read more

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All the muscles in my left arm hurt from the armpit to the wrist. Most of the time it only hurts in the tricep and or bicep I've had pt for the past 8 weeks twice a week. I only get relief for a couple of hours. Most of the time it's very painful when I l

All the muscles in my left arm hurt from the armpit to the wrist. Most of the time it only hurts in the tricep and or bicep I've had pt for the past 8 weeks twice a week. I only get relief for a couple of hours. Most of the time it's very painful when I l

Pain: Pain that is radiating down your arm could be from several causes. Pain radiating down your arm is always concerning for heart pain. If you have any chest pain, shortness of breath, or palpitations you would have to be seen immediately. Pain could also be coming from the spinal cord (cervical spine) and radiating down your arm. If you had any numbness, tingling, or weakness you would have to be seen immediately for that. There are other musculo-skeletal causes of pain as well. Please be seen by your doctor for a complete evaluation, but if you have the warning signs above you would have to be seen immediately. ...Read more

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I have elbow tendonitus! Visualized muscle structures including biceps, triceps appear unremarkable. Is that good or bad?

I have elbow tendonitus! Visualized muscle structures including biceps, triceps appear unremarkable. Is that good or bad?

It's good: It's good to not have torn or otherwise diseased soft tissues of your upper arm. I'm assuming you had an MRI or ultrasound, because those are the tests that visualize soft tissue.
Tendoniditis. That can often be helped by exercise, manual therapy, activity modification.
Find a good physical therapist and follow through with their recomendations, and follow up with your doc about it. ...Read more

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I did an arm workout 3 days ago and have had progressive upper arm tricep muscle weakness, aching, swelling, hurts to move & flex my arm. Pain 7/10.?

I did an arm workout 3 days ago and have had progressive upper arm tricep muscle weakness, aching, swelling, hurts to move & flex my arm. Pain 7/10.?

Rhabdomyolysis: Rhabdo is a breakdown of muscle that can occur after a heavy workout. It can be worsened by taking an NSAID such as ibuprofen. If your urine has turned dark, please see your primary care provider immediately. In the mean time, drink plenty of water to keep your kidneys flushed out. ...Read more

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Which arm is better to measure bp? My right arm is 140/70 and my left is 122/58. My right arm is kind of bigger than left in biceps and triceps size. Heart check normal, no symp of kidney dis.

Which arm is better to measure bp? My right arm is 140/70 and my left is 122/58. My right arm is kind of bigger than left in biceps and triceps size. Heart check normal, no symp of kidney dis.

Under Pressure.: Observational studies have shown, that almost 50% of the time, a deviation from the recommended standards for the actual technique of taking blood pressure occurred. The study not only involved nurses, but also doctors. Just saying. ...Read more

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Why don't I feel muscle contraction in my triceps and biceps when I bench press and only in chest?

Sounds like it: I'd have to see your form for sure, but it sure sounds like you're using improper form. You may not feel your chest a lot at lockout, but you should feel it when the bar is close to your chest. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of the triceps/biceps soreness from working out?

How do I get rid of the triceps/biceps soreness from working out?

Rest +/- massage: This kind of soreness will typically resolve in anywhere from a few days to a week. You should continue to work out moderately during this time. Massage can be helpful, as can a warm epson salt soak. If you are in pain, rest is best. ...Read more

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Are there ways to increase/built the following muscles by simple home excersises? 1. Trapezius 2. Deltoids 3. Biceps-triceps

Are there ways to increase/built the following muscles by simple home excersises? 1. Trapezius 2. Deltoids 3. Biceps-triceps

Numerous: There are plenty of great exercises to build these muscles, push ups and pull ups are two great body weight exercises that require almost no equipment that will target all of these muscles at once. ...Read more

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I have noticed small muscle spasms, calves, hamstrings biceps and triceps. Not constant just kind of comes and goes. Is this ALS signs?

I have noticed small muscle spasms, calves, hamstrings biceps and triceps. Not constant just kind of comes and goes. Is this ALS signs?

Many causes: Muscle spasms can be from many causes from electrolyte abnormalities (magnesium, potassium, calcium, phosphorus) to motor nerves, roots, anterior horn disease. ALS in the context of no weakness is highly unlikely but you need to be evaluated by a neurologist to rule out dangerous causes of spasms with muscle EMG testing. ...Read more

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Are the muscles used for kegels and reverse kegels the same muscle? Or is it different like bicep and triceps?

Are the muscles used for kegels and reverse kegels the same muscle? Or is it different like bicep and triceps?

My take for you. ..: To hold something together in balance to function always requires healthy extensor and flexor muscles to alternatingly contract and relax in concert. So, Kegel exercise uses the same sets of extensor and flexor muscles to artificially exercise them like what we do in exercising the arms or legs. ...Read more

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What is the best and easiest way to firm up the triceps muscle of the upper arm?

What is the best and easiest way to firm up the triceps muscle of the upper arm?

Tricep exercises: Straight-bar cable pushdowns, lying overhead triceps extensions
and cable rope extentsons are a few of the exercises that can be used. ...Read more

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5 days after arms workout, my triceps are still very sore and it's not easing up. Is there anything I can do?

Move slowly: How long have you been working out? Did you increase your weight significantly.? If your triceps are just equally sore, you could, probably start again with a lower weight. However, if you are feeling pain, you probably should wait to lift until you see your doctor if it continues. ...Read more