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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Swelling In Arm Muscle

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Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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What can I do about the swelling, pain and muscle spasms in my arm from using a pain pump?

Need more info: If it is local swelling and pain, hot compresses amy help. Ibuprofen or another non-steroidal anti inflammatory may help. If there is any redness or pain to touch, you should have your physician look at the site. ...Read more

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I am having lots of pain, swelling, bruising, redness on my forearm. this is the third time in 2 years. when I bend my arm it feels it pulls my muscle?

I am having lots of pain, swelling, bruising, redness on my forearm. this is the third time in 2 years. when I bend my arm it feels it pulls my muscle?

See Doctor: This problem could be a recurring infection or inflammation of a tendon or muscle. A primary care doctor would be the best first place to start to evaluate the symptoms and give you a good idea what to do next. ...Read more

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Muscle pain in left arm & swelling in armpit. Recommendations?

Muscle pain in left arm & swelling in armpit. Recommendations?

Evaluate immediately: This demands immediate evaluation by a doctor. Swelling in the armpit could be due to enlarged lymph nodes, infection or other causes. See a doctor. ...Read more

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I have lupus fibermyalgia RA my hands and arm feel like there on fire hands swelling and muscles hurt. Could it be from any of my illnesses?

Absolutely: Your swelling could be due to the RA, which would also cause pain in the joints. Fibromyalgia can cause diffuse pain anywhere in the body. Make sure you are followed by a rheumatologist who can help get these symptoms under control. I would also suggest extra vitamin D (5000 units of D3 daily). Studies suggest that higher amounts my decrease the frequency and severity of flare-ups. ...Read more

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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more