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Posts Tagged ‘carpal tunnel syndrome’

Lumbrical Muscles of Hand: Hand and Finger Pain

The lumbrical muscles of the hand contribute to pain in the back of the hand and the fingers. Pain in the index finger and/or the little finger are most common. Stiffness in the finger joints mimics arthritis pain. Stiffness and pain when opening and closing the hand is also common.

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Extensor Indicis Muscle: Hand and Finger Pain

The extensor indicis muscle is located in the back of the forearm. It contributes to pain in the back of the wrist, hand, and the index finger. The pain will often feel like you have sprained or strained the back of the hand. It can also cause charley horse like cramps in the index finger.

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Pronator Teres Muscle: Forearm, Wrist, Thumb Pain

The pronator teres muscle is located in the front of the forearm. It can contribute to pain in the wrist near the thumb. Pain is often felt in the thumb pad and can extend up into the forearm. Cupping the hand can become almost impossible because of intense pain in the wrist and or thumb pad.

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Extensor Carpi Ulnaris Muscle: Wrist Pain

The extensor carpi ulnaris is found in the back of the forearm toward the side of the little finger. It can contribute to wrist pain. The pain feels like a severe sprain. Twisting the wrist can cause sharp pain. The muscle is also a prime contributor to writers cramp.

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Anconeus Muscle: Elbow Pain

The anconeus muscle is located in the forearm contributes to pain in the elbow. Pain is most pronounced when straightening the elbow. It is a prime contributor to tennis elbow and affects golfer’s non-dominant elbow.

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Brachioradialis Muscle: Elbow, Forearm, Thumb Pain

The brachioradialis is located on the outside of the arm and is a contributor to tennis elbow. It can cause pain on the outside of the elbow, forearm and often descends down into the wrist and thumb. It can contribute to numbness around the thumb as well as a weakened grip.

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Coracobrachialis Muscle: Arm, Shoulder and Hand Pain

The coracobrachialis muscle connects the shoulder to the upper arm. It can contribute to pain in the shoulder, back of the arm, and occasionally the middle finger. Pain is often felt when attempting to put your hand behind your back and or raising your arm over your head.

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Brachialis Muscle: Arm, Elbow, Thumb Pain

The brachialis muscle connects the upper arm to the lower arm. It contributes to pain in the upper arm, elbow, thumb pad and thumb. It can also cause tingling and / or numbness in the back of the forearm into the thumb. Bending and straightening the elbow is painful.

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