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What is the cause and possible cure for my right arm cramps?

What is the cause and possible cure for my right arm cramps?

Varies: It is based completely on the diagnosis. It can be vascular or nerve related. I would not hesitate to be checked for a specific diagnosis. ...Read more

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Why would it be that my mom is having severe leg and arm cramps?

Why would it be that my mom is having severe leg and arm cramps?

Many possible causes: Common causes of cramping include rigorous exercise, dehydration, side effects to certain prescription medications, and calcium, magnesium, potassium and vitamin d deficiency. ...Read more

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22/Latino/male/6ft tall/190pnds I'm having hand and arm cramps constantly, minor weak ness nothing major, can it be sighs of stroke?

22/Latino/male/6ft tall/190pnds I'm having hand and arm cramps constantly, minor weak ness nothing major, can it be sighs of stroke?

No stroke.: Probably no need to worry about a stroke. The signs are unilateral weakness not bilateral. If the cramping and or weakness persists or worsens please seek physician consult to rule out other medical problems. The number 1 cause of cramping is dehydration so try increasing your fluid intake with water or sports drinks like Gatorade, G2 or something similar. Good luck. ...Read more

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29 yr old Fem. I am experiencing cramps up and down my right arm. Keeping me awake at night, not due to exercise. Wondering whether to see a doctor?

29 yr old Fem. I am experiencing cramps up and down my right arm. Keeping me awake at night, not due to exercise. Wondering whether to see a doctor?

Seek Help: You should seek medical help to further assess your condition. Unsure what may be causing your symptoms without doing a full history and physical exam. ...Read more

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I am getting a cramp on my right side and the pain in going into my arm?

I am getting a cramp on my right side and the pain in going into my arm?

Referred pain: It sounds like you may be having referred pain going to your arm. This could be from your gallbladder. You should consult with a physician ...Read more

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Temporary (10 minutes) cramp in hand and arm?

Temporary (10 minutes) cramp in hand and arm?

Muscle spasm..: Muscle fatigue/injury, over-used, poor blood circulation (i.E laying on arm too long while asleep), medication use, neurologic diseases/nerve compression, low potassium/calcium etc...Can cause muscle spasm. At times, no cause can be found. There are treatments, but you should get evaluated by doc first if this is bothersome/recurring for you. Keep well hydrated. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hi if my left arm get cramps when I sit for too long what is the symtom?

Hi if my left arm get cramps when I sit for too long what is the symtom?

Arm cramping: Consider recent overuse from workout, etc. That can cause muscle soreness/pain. Consider cervical radiculopathy that is positional--pinched nerve symptoms. ...Read more

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Cramps in sides and both arms regularly?

Cramps in sides and both arms regularly?

See your doctor: There are many causes for the symptoms you describe. You should see your doctor about this. Good luck. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you wake up and have painful cramps in your arms?

What does it mean when you wake up and have painful cramps in your arms?

Blood tests: It may be due to electrolye abnormalities and may require blood tests if one has not been taken in a while. ...Read more

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I'm getting some cramps on my left arm and shoulder accompanied with some spasms here and there around my chest area. Should I be concerned?

I'm getting some cramps on my left arm and shoulder accompanied with some spasms here and there around my chest area. Should I be concerned?

Spasm: Any persistent symptoms should be evaluated. May be electrolyte abnormality would check calcium, magnesium, potassium. Also check thyroid and parathyroid hormones, Check for impingement syndrome versus cervical disc disease (if did athletics) Check for lesion in chest with CXR, rarely may be central and may need MRI of head if persists w/o diagnosis. F/u /w/ doc ...Read more

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My daughter is 13. She received her 3rd gardasil shot about 2wks ago. She has a knot in her arm, diarrhea & cramps.?

My daughter is 13. She received her 3rd gardasil shot about 2wks ago. She has a knot in her arm, diarrhea & cramps.?

Injection infection: It sounds like she has an infection at the site of injection and is overdue for a visit to the doctor. ...Read more

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I am experiencing cramps and a burning sensation in my left arm. A little numbness also. What can cause this and how to fix it?

Left arm pain: You need to have a good evaluation. It could be your heart. A very standard sign of heart problems is left arm pain. Heart not getting enough oxygen. Important to seek help asap. On the other had the pain might be coming from your neck and or shoulder or even your lungs. Need much more information. ...Read more

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When I stretch sometimes i'll have a muscle somewhere either in my arm or neck that hurts almost like im getting a cramp what could be the cause?

When I stretch sometimes i'll have a muscle somewhere either in my arm or neck that hurts almost like im getting a cramp what could be the cause?

Needs physical exam: Could be muscular or a nerve in your neck. You require a physical examination. Though most of these types of issues are minor (but annoying!), be sure you do not have a pinche nerve. Best of luck and feel better pk md. ...Read more

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Two days ago I hurt my elbow ever since I cannot leave my arm down without it aching. I try to leave it in a comfortable position but it cramps.?

Two days ago I hurt my elbow ever since I cannot leave my arm down without it aching. I try to leave it in a comfortable position but it cramps.?

Exam: You need a medical examination and xray to determine what is going on. I suggest that you use an arm sling until seen and advise ER or UC clinic- TODAY! ...Read more

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I'm a landscaper and was realy buisy today and I kept getting cramps in my arms and my hands can u tell me why plz?

I'm a landscaper and was realy buisy today and I kept getting cramps in my arms and my hands can u tell me why plz?

Prob dehydrated: You can easily get dehydrated working outside, even if you don't feel hot. You can lose a lot of water by sweating and even breathing heavy while you're working. You need to drink more than you think you do. Dehydration commonly causes muscle cramps. Drink enough water so that your urine is a light yellow color. ...Read more

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Cramp in left shoulder area under/near shoulder blade. Pain felt when arm is moved in a way that also moves shoulder.

Cramp in left shoulder area under/near shoulder blade. Pain felt when arm is moved in a way that also moves shoulder.

Suprascapular nerve: You probably have a spasm of the supraspinatus muscle which overlies the suprascapular nerve. This pain often extends to the shoulder and sometimes part of the upper arm. If it persists it can be treated with an injection of the muscle and nerve. ...Read more

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I ivr had my period about 2 weeks now its dark in colour and I get bad cramps I also have the bar in my arm contraceptivec?

I ivr had my period about 2 weeks now its dark in colour and I get bad cramps I also have the bar in my arm contraceptivec?

Irregular menses: The implant, nexplanon can cause irregular unexpected bleeding. The dark blood is probably old blood that is discharging vaginally. See how the next few months go. If it continues you might want to consider alternative form of contraception ...Read more

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How can I help a post stroke hand and arm cramp at home?

How can I help a post stroke hand and arm cramp at home?

Stroke PT: F of unknown age or medical Hx asks: How can I help a post stroke hand and arm cramp at home? ANS: you need to be referred to a rehabilitation expert for evaluation and training of the exercises that may be helpful. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could holding steering wheel too tight cause my arm and finger cramps?

Yes: Overuse of the muscles of the hand and forearm due to constant gripping can cause build up of Lactic Acid in the muscles often resulting in cramping. Recommend varying hand position, shifting hands periodically and hydrating well. ...Read more

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Random cramps in left arm mainly shoulder/wrist. Haven't hurt arm lately, takes me to the point of tears, ice or otc meds don't help?

Why suffer????: With pain as severe as you are having, you need to be seen by an orthopedic surgeon. Have your family doctor call for an appointment, use Healthtap as a referring source or go to the emergency room. ...Read more

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I’m getting cramps underneath my right breast, it started with cramps on my left arm. Feels like someone is squeezing me, what causes this?

I’m getting cramps underneath my right breast, it started with cramps on my left arm. Feels like someone is squeezing me, what causes this?

Needs to be checked: It is difficult for us to say what is causing it without detailed history and physical examination. It could be due to inflammation in the chest wall called costochondritis or pain originating in pleura (covering membrane of lungs) if it comes on deep inspiration, or from condition in the lungs. And may be from esophageal spasm or inflammation. Consult your Doctor ...Read more

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30yr women history of 2 cases 2 yr apart of a p.E bloodclot, I recently had an abortion and had to go back for another' I have pain/cramp in legs arm?

30yr women history of 2 cases 2 yr apart of a p.E bloodclot, I recently had an abortion and had to go back for another' I have pain/cramp in legs arm?

See doc.: With your history you seriously need to consider recurrent deep vein thrombosis. I think you need a d-dimer possibly us. If no one has evaluated you for heritable causes of blood clots this should be done as well. ...Read more