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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

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Itchy sore on the back of my arm?

Itching sore or rash: Hi without seeing the sore I have to guess a bit. But, given your age i would include in the possible issues psoriasis and/or ringworm. There are some other possibilities but if the itch is persistent and/or your sore is increasing you may need to be seen by a trusted medical provider. ...Read more

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What are some reasons my arm is sore after a trip?

Use!: There could be many reasons ranging from nerve, muscle, tendon or bone problems. Simple causes could include fatigue and inflammation from use in the muscles and tendons. See an orthopedic surgeon to clarify your diagnosis. ...Read more

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Hi I two lumps under my arm pit and stinks and sore?

Hi I two lumps under my arm pit and stinks and sore?

Boil/furuncle: A boil is an infected hair follicle. The armpit is a very common place for these to develop because of the many bacteria that live there. Effective cleansing/hygiene is most important; some deodorants may clog underarm pores and trap grime. Some may resolve with moist hot compresses, but more often antibiotics and sometimes surgical lancing/incision. See your doctor for best treatment. Good wishes ...Read more

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If arm is sore but not broken, what caused the pain?

Inflammation: Injury or overuse can cause inflammation of muscle and or tendons. Inflammation can present in a variety of ways ranging from sharp to dull achy pain. Local inflammatory mediators (special natural cell manufactured substances in our bodies) released by the injured structures causes the inflammation and subsequent sypmtoms described by you. ...Read more

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My left arm always is so sore... just sore when touched.... ?

My left arm always is so sore... just sore when touched.... ?

Need exam: not sure what is going on. need to give full history, area of arm, duration, injury history. I would see a primary care doc and let him examine you. ...Read more

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What can I do for sore back and arm in pain for.Week.Now help x?

What can I do for sore back and arm in pain for.Week.Now help x?

See Doctor: If this came on suddenly without a traumatic incident i would treat with advil (ibuprofen) for a few days, but if there is no improvement in a week you should get help from a pain specialist. Could be as simple as a strain, but could be more serious, . ...Read more

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My arm is sore . Sometimes it's sore it comes and goes can u help?

Need more info: Where does it hurt? When? How much? What are you doing at the time? You need to see a doctor and undergo a full evaluation. There is no way you can make a diagnosis based on this description. ...Read more