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Arms Are Locked At Tne Elbows
I fell really hard on my elbow two months ago. I have pain and it is swollen. Also my elbow is lock I can not straighend my arm or bring it up to ches?
I hyperextended my elbow on January 1st of this year, and I'm still having severe pain when I lock my arm. How can I speed up the healing process?
Maybe irritation: The reddish bumps could just be irritation from leaning or putting pressure on your elbows. This happens to me occasionally when I read and lean with my head against my hand with pressure on my elbow. You could also have a folliculitis or an abscess if more serious. If it doesn't go away in a few days, you can always see your medical provider to get it checked out, but likely nothing serious. ...Read more
What to do if I get a pain in my arms and shoulders this time it is in my left side from my shoulder down to my elbow?
Orthopaedics consult: It sounds like you need a visit to your physician for a physical exam to diagnose the cause of your pain. There are several causes of musculoskeletal pain and your past medical history, activities and any injuries are part of making the correct diagnosis. If you are in Palo Alto head to Stanford to get a physical exam. Good luck. ...Read more
I am a 46 yr old woman and have a hurting in the middle of my back also travels to front. Also arms hurt from shoulder down to elbows.
May be musculoskelet: It may be musculoskeletal but it is best to see doctor for proper evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
My arms and elbows feel like they need to stretch. I stretch them and it still feels that way? EDIT: also very tired, if that has is relevant
Muscle tightness: Stretching exercises generally are a good idea. Muscles are kind of like springs in that tension can build up inside of them. If you are dehydrated this could aggravate muscle problems AND contribute to fatigue. Muscle stretches should be sustained (not a bouncing movement). Stretching in a hot shower or bath may help too as warm muscles stretch better than cold. Hope that helps! ...Read more
My arms are flushed & hot just below my shoulder and above my elbow and only on the outer part. What could be causing this? No flushing anywhere else.
Skin inflammation: A few things could cause this. If it's both arms (and therefore pretty symmetric), it could be due to some chapping/windburn or due to irritation from excess keratin (hyperkeratosis pilaris). If the skin is also hard to the touch, go to your doctor for further evaluation, as there's a remote possibility you may have cellulitis. Try gentle exfoliation and a lotion. ...Read more
I recently started crossfit workouts this morning both of my arms were in extreme pain and my left was worse around the elbow. Is this life threatenin?
Unlikely: You might be experiencing delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) which often occurs after bouts of intense weight-bearing exercise. There have been cases of patients actually damaging muscles (rhabdomyolysis) after crossfit-style workouts, which actually can be dangerous and cause kidney damage. Perhaps try a different form of resistance training. ...Read more
Tendonitis: You more than likely have tendonitis if both elbows are hurting. In your daily workouts try to avoid (for a couple of weeks) weights that involve holding free or universal wts. Try to avoid using a "power grip". Work out your legs for awhile and do some cardio. Let your elbows rest and try an anti inflammatory (ibuprofen) medicine. If u don't improve after a few weeks see your pcp. Good luck! ...Read more
My elbow hurt if I strech my arm to the max. Both arms. If I punch or shoot at hockey it really hurt?
I have small patches of goose bumps on my arms and elbow are. They do not itch but are annoying to look at. What can it be?
Had an nerve test and emg done on both arms. Nerve on inside of left elbow would not responde to the stimulation. What does that mean and causes?
Pinched nerve: The nerve on the inside of the elbow (ulnar nerve) can get pinched in the elbow as it goes thru a bony groove in that area. Depending on what symptoms were present prior to the test treatment will vary. Severe cases require surgical decompression. Discuss these results with your physician. ...Read more
Why do I have notciable bumps on my elbow after I came from the beach? What I did there is just put beach water on my arms and rubed sand on arm. Rinse
Your skin likely has a topical reaction to the exposure; possibly, rubbing sand irritated your skin. Try topical Hydrocortisone cream 1% 2-3 times a day for a few days.
If there is redness and swelling, there might have been an exposure triggering an allergic reaction. In this case, try benedryl 50mg every 6 hr for 1-2 days.
If it continues or is problematic, call your md. ...Read more
Both my arms hurts n the same exact place. Feels like I've been punched, sharp when I rub it. Between my shoulder & elbow mayb more closer to shoulder?
As above: If it is bothering u try to see your PCP for evaluation. ...Read more
I have small bumps left elbows (bigger and more visible on my left) I also have pain shooting down my arms and weakness that comes and goes. Whst is?
Shingles: Could be shingles. Should be examined by a doctor. ...Read more
Rhuematologist: You may have an autoimmune/Rheumatoid dz. I would highly recommend you get a through evaluation. ...Read more
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