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Extensor Digitorum Muscle: Arm, Elbow, Hand, Finger Pain

The extensor digitorum is located in the back of the forearm. It contributes to pain in the back of the hand and middle finger which sometimes radiates up into the back of the wrist and the back of the forearm. Pain is occasionally felt in the front of the wrist, just below the palm.

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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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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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Supinator Muscle: Elbow and Thumb Pain

The supinator muscle is located on the thumb side of the elbow. It can contribute to pain in the elbow, forearm, and back of the hand at the base of the thumb. It can also contribute to numbness and tingling in the thumb side of the hand.

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Triceps Brachii Muscle: Shoulder, Arm, Elbow, Hand Pain

The triceps brachii muscle is found in the back of the upper arm. It can contribute to dull aching pain in the shoulder upper arm, elbow, forearm which occasionally extends into the fingers. The elbow can be hypersensitive and difficult to bend and straighten.

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Latissimus Dorsi Muscle: Shoulder, Arm, Low Abdominal, Pain

The latissimus dorsi is a large flat muscle that covers the mid to lower back. It can contribute to pain in the shoulder, upper back, and arm going down into the hand. The muscle can also cause pain in the side of the ribcage and lower abdomen. The lats can also affect breathing.

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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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