U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Marble Falls, TX
A 47-year-old female asked:

Swelling/pain in hands & where arm meets wrists,pain up forearm, elbow, back of arm,swollen spot top of shoulder, ra test -,started 1 yr ago,worried about deterioration,no rash,no warmth,some tingling?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Pain in hands/arms: This sounds very much like a connective tissue problem. Best to see a rheumatologist for further evaluation and work up. Also with the tingling, EMG/NCS (nerve) testing also indicated. Your provider will know what this means and what to do. Best of luck
Dr. Leila Hashemi
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Pain all over: You might have Fibromyalgia which is a group of chronic pain disorders that affect connective tissues, including the muscles, ligaments , and tendons. The nerve is over active and causes this pain, cause is unknown. There are multiple medications to treat it. please see your doctor to r/o psoriatic arthritis.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Last updated Jan 10, 2017


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.