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My forearm cramps up while I jump rope. How do I stop that?

My forearm cramps up while I jump rope. How do I stop that?

Stop sooner: Just stop before the cramps start.Your muscles are getting over worked.This won't cause any damage. ...Read more

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I have arm/wrist/hand weakness on my right arm and my forearm cramps up a lot, plus i get spasms in my upper arm. What could cause this?

I have arm/wrist/hand weakness on my right arm and my forearm cramps up a lot, plus i get spasms in my upper arm. What could cause this?

Spasms and weakness: This could be related to thyroid and/or electrolyte levels (sodium, magnesium, potassium, etc.) but usually this is global not specifically in one arm or leg. You should first be evaluated by a medical professional as this could be a symptom of a nerve root being compressed from a disc, seizure or stroke which could be very serious. Make sure you warm up and stretch to decrease spasms. ...Read more

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Forearm pain down 2 fingers with ocassional cramps what would cause this ?

Forearm pain down 2 fingers with ocassional cramps what would cause this ?

Depends: With your history of major procedures for nerve pain, you have to distinguish old from new, and the possibility of overuse of an arm with chronic weakness. Seek your physicians help in obtaining physical or occupational therapy to maintain proper posture through the day and with your duties at home. New pain may require an EMG to clarify your medical treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hi, Discomfort (like a cramp) below my left shoulder. Feels like a charlie horse forming, but not quite getting there. Same on forearm (left).49yo-F?

Hi, Discomfort (like a cramp) below my left shoulder. Feels like a charlie horse forming, but not quite getting there. Same on forearm (left).49yo-F?

Your NECK: may contain the "answer" since "referred" pain from a pinched nerve at the C6-C7 cervical veterbral level radiates to the shoulder and forearm. Check this out with your PCP (primary Care Provider) and in the meantime try applying HEAT to the BACK OF YOUR NECK and see if that helps!! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Can a partial tear of the distal bicep tendon cause pain in my forearm, wrist and make my fingers cramp. My injury happened 3 weeks ago.?

Can a partial tear of the distal bicep tendon cause pain in my forearm, wrist and make my fingers cramp. My injury happened 3 weeks ago.?

Depends: Near the distal biceps is the median nerve. Injury to that area can potentially injure that nerve or swelling puts pressure on that nerve. A test called emg/ncv can identify how well that nerve is functioning and help determine the cause. Stop at your local physical medicine and rehab or neurologist doctors office for more details. ...Read more

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What is the cause of left forarm cramp like a leg cramp?

What is the cause of left forarm cramp like a leg cramp?

If it is localized: to left forearm, it is probably something that affects only the area. Circulation problems and nerve problems come to mind. Also, it could be angina, referred pain from your heart. Consult with your doctor to investigate these possibilities. ...Read more

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What can cause cramps in my fingers while typing?

What can cause cramps in my fingers while typing?

See below: Carpal tunnel syndrome which is a compression of the median nerve in the wrist could cause these symptoms. Sometimes overuse of the tendons and muscles of the forearm and hand can cause these symptoms. Occasionally a neurological condition called writers cramp dystonia may also cause these symptoms as well. See a physiatrist or neurologist. ...Read more