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Im having pains in both arms from my shoulders to my elbows i have pain when i pick up anything over 20 pounds and in my neck when i sleep if my arms are over my head i wake up in pain.

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Dr. Gary Sterba
Rheumatology 49 years experience
5t : 5t s important for a pain of this kind to know your age , different diseases affect at diffrent ages and many facts have to be taken in consideration in order to consider a diagnosis . Since the pain is in both arms , muscle wekness and or assoc pain has to be considered , as can be seen in miositis( polymyositis or dermatomyositis), and or polymyalgia a disease that is caracteristically seen over age 50 and it allso gives similar findings in the pelvic girdle. Local problems although rare bilateral , should be considered, such as bursitis tendinitis etc of the shoulder , another consideration is myofacial syndrome or fibromyalgia , that could behave in this matter , but also it requieres to be present for at least three month.The fact tha gives tou trouble with lifting a certain amount of weight might pinpoint to something that is related to weakness. Multipleother probles can cause pain localized in these area , but there is no enought information to consider other diagnosis.
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