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I have pain in my triceps and my little finger. Please help.

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Answered by

Mohammed Wajid

Medically reviewed by

Dr. Preetha. J

Published At October 5, 2020
Reviewed AtJanuary 19, 2024

Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

I am an 18-year-old male with a height of 6 feet tall and a weight of 149 lbs. I also lift weights, but I have stopped since the pain was in my tricep. For the past three months, I have been having sharp pains in my right tricep, which seems to happen randomly, and any specific action with my arm does not bring it on. The sharp pain occurs in my tricep for about 5 to 15 seconds, then stops, and my arm would be fine until the problem comes again then goes away also. At first, the pain was happening around four times a day, but it was becoming less frequent over time, as it was only happening once a week for a couple of weeks. However, the pain started to occur every day, and now it is happening two to three times a day again. Also, I do not know if the two problems are related, but at around the same time, I was having pain in my right hand's little finger knuckle, but after a couple of weeks, the pain went, and I did not think anything of it. However, for the past month, when I wake up in the morning, my little finger locks in a bent position but goes away when I wake up properly.

Thank you.

Answered by Mohammed Wajid


Welcome to icliniq.com.

Most of the time, triceps tendonitis is caused over time by overuse. Triceps tendonitis can also occur with shoulder and elbow problems that have caused damage to the area, such as arthritis, muscle tears, or dislocation. Often, triceps tendonitis can get better with simple rest.

As you mentioned, used to do the heavy lifting that may have affected the muscle, giving you a radiating pain.

Do the following exercises for a week.

1. Elbow band and Straight.

2. Front Stretch.

3. Static Tricep Stretch.

4. Towel Resistance.

Also, take TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) for a week to help blood circulation and regulate inflammation. Follow-up after three days if there is no improvement after the movements.

Thank you.

Stay safe.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Mohammed Wajid
Mohammed Wajid


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