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A 24-year-old male asked:

I have this pain on my upper back and recently pain over my left hand ( over triceps), i am a programmer so i spend a lot of time before a computer.

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Dr. Adam Smith
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Overuse Injury: This sounds like an overuse issue related to posture, as you suggest in your question. You may try OTC anti-inflammatories such as Motrin or Aleve (naproxen) in the short term, but a physical therapy evaluation may provide useful tips on preventive posture as well as strengthening and stretching exercises to prevent further discomfort or injury.

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Last updated Aug 26, 2014

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