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Arms Sore From Crutches
Have to be on crutches and now have aching arms and blisters on hands! What can I do to help this? Tried plasters but don't stay on and achy shoulders
Depends: It depends on the nature of the problem for which you have be on crutches. A wheelchair may be an option if you are having so much trouble. If it is simply a foot or lower leg problem, there is also a device that has wheels on it and you bend your knee and put full weight through your femus and not your lower leg. This requires minimal use of your arms. Talk to your doctor about your options. ...Read more
Rest: My thought not knowing your overall level of fitness or what you actually did to work out is that you overdid it. If you are sore for a day, that's pretty much normal. But if your soreness lasts 2-3 days, you may be overdoing it. Perhaps some ice or NSAIDs would help your symptoms. Think baseball pitcher with ice on the shoulder after a game. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Multiple causes: There can be numerous causes for this, you should be a medical doctor to look for causes. ...Read more
I worked out my arms two days ago. And they're only a little sore today. Can i work them out again?
Arm Muscle Soreness: Muscle soreness after working out is common and frequently occurs 24-48 hrs after the particular workout that caused the soreness. Sometimes referred to as DOMS (delay of muscle soreness) it is a normal response to a good workout as your muscles are growing and responding to a new level of activity. Drink lots of fluids and stretching will help post workout. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Both of my arms are very sore, and it feels like I lifted weights or got a shot but I haven't done either. Should I be concerned?
Common: Prolonged coughing is known to cause pain in the muscles and especially upper body due to the shaking in the muscles, ligaments, bones it causes. If you feel like there is more to the story we need to know, you might describe your symptoms and the course of your disease so we could tap into that deeper. Ibuprofen or naproxe unless contraindicated, can help. Treating cough is essential as well. ...Read more
That is quite common: Allow those muscles to rest before you work that part of your body again. You might want to start with lower weights and reps and work up. ...Read more