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Arthritis Upper Arm
A condition where there is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more
Evaluate Neck: If you are not improving have your doctor order a cervical spine mri. Many times a herniated disc in the neck can cause arm pain especially if you have not improved with the medications and physical therapy. If it is a herniated disc you may need evaluation from a spine specialist to determine what other options might be needed (injections, surgery, etc) to help reduce pain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It's a pain reliever: It can help some depending on what type of arthritis one has. It's not an anti-inflammatory but an analgesic with Acetaminophen ( which is also in tylenol) and Diphenhydramine (which is in benadryl) and is an antihistamine and can make people drowsy and is used to help sleep (the pm component).For osteoarthritis Acetaminophen can help some people. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I live alone, and need to put creams on my back, areas I cant reach due to arthritis in shoulders and joints in my arm any tips to reach those areas?
Having arthritis type pain in right shoulder all the way down arm. When i inhale its more intense what could this be ?
I have severe pain in arm and shoulderblade for a month now but it doesn't seem 2 b getting any better. My mom has arthritis my pain is episodic.?
I have psoriatic arthritis & fibromyalgia. I frequently have a problem with my dominant arm, left, with tingling and a very uncomfortable feel, why?
Arm problem: Neither psoriatic arthritis or fibromyalgia don't seem to manifest with tingling as their main symptoms. Both are manifested with pain primarily, arthritis in the joints and fibromyalgia in the muscles. Tingling may not be related to these. There may be a nerve involvement or a medication side effect. You should talk to your doc about that. ...Read more
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