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My arm is sore and feels like it is locked at the elbow ?

How long?: If you did a lot of recent activity with the arm, the soreness may be muscular and should improve in 3-4 days. If your elbow actually locks in place where you can not bend or straighten it that's different. If it locks that is usually a sign of a piece of loose or damaged cartilage in the elbow and should be evaluated by your primary care doctor or an orthopedist. ...Read more

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I have a bite on my arm that looks like a mosquito bite but hurt to touch it like its sore?

I have a bite on my arm that looks like a mosquito bite but hurt to touch it like its sore?

Reaction: Generally the first two days after an insect bite the skin can have a local reaction of redness, raised area, and tenderness. Apply 1% hydrocortisone twice a day. If the pain is severe or redness is rapidly swelling consult an MD. Staph skin infections are always a risk to any skin irritation. Clean daily with mild soap/water. ...Read more

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Brown spot on upper arm that is sore. It also makes other parts of my upper arm sore. It happens on and off. Like ever 2 weeks?

Hard to say: Without looking at it . Might be a good idea to have it checked out, diagnosed and treated . Your may need referral to a dermatologist . ...Read more

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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?

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?

Muscle pain: At your age it is uncommon to have any serious problems. Muscle soreness can happen from inflammation, infection drug induced and physical exertion. If the symptoms does not get better with may be some tylenol (acetaminophen) and good hydration have it checked out ...Read more

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After helping an elderly family member off the floor, my left arm feels somewhat sore, but also like it is slightly out of place. Why?

You need to see a do: You may have dislocated a joint. You need to be examined. This is not something you can get on line. See your doctor or go to the emergency room. ...Read more

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How can I treat a sore arm?

How can I treat  a sore arm?

RICE: Rest, ice, compression and elevation is a good rule to apply to any sore extremity. A sling of some type is also helpfull and regular use of an nsaid. If things are not improving in a week get them checked out. ...Read more

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What can be done for a sore arm?

What can be done for a sore arm?

First why is it sore: ...? The cause needs to be ascertained. Was there an injury or was it just overworked? Once the cause is established the treatment plan can be tailored to address the cause. If it does not improve seek professional help. ...Read more