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Forearm Feel Weak
I forgot a ponytail elastic on my forearm for 45min. My arm started itching & now I have a red mark and the arm feels a bit heavy. Should I worry?
It depends: If the pain is medial and goes into your ring and little finger, it's probably cubital tunnel syndrome, which is a pinched nerve on the inside of the elbow. If its the outside of the elbow, it may be tennis elbow syndrome. Both should be treated with rest and anti-inflammatory medication, but if it keeps hurting see a doctor. ...Read more
On and off pain mainly on top left forearm getting more frequent even when resting but able to use it no weakness?
Nerve/muscle : irrritation. Additionally, use a forearm pull-on Neoprene support,like those used by football and basketball players, ...Read more
20 yrs female. Had several blood tests over the last few weeks. Today 3 hrs after blood test I'm having weakness and pain in forearm. Is this normal?
No: It would be prudent to call the place that drew your blood and ask to be seen by a doctor. Weakness and pain in the arm are not normal after a blood draw. ...Read more
Hit the back of my forearm closest to elbow hard. now arm feel weird, heavy, and kind of weak. should i be concerned?
Take some NSAIDs and: rest the arm, apply some Ice pack for 15 minutes every 2-3 hrly, and do gently exercises of the hand and wrist as well as elbow. If no increasing pains and U are able to do these, then you probably have bruised your arm only. If increasing pain or not improving get seen and maybe an Xray might be needed. Good Luck and Happy Holidays. ...Read more
Woke up this morning and my hands are white and cool and weak. My one forearm is starting to feel cool as well. Suggestions..Ideas. Thank you.
Just answered: The site is faulty. I said earlier, that there are conditions which can make the hands white or bluish (raynaud's) or by neck position the circulation can be decreased (limbs go to sleep) such as thoracic inlet syndrome or nerve problem go to your doctor, as he/she can make maneuvers to point to a working diagnosis and start the work up from there. Diagnoses can't be made here with short history. ...Read more
Forearms weak/heavy, numb/tingly spreading from bk of neck, gradual over 24 hours, new sxs. Had has & possible mild GI infx? Clear neuro eval x4 ?
I got IV iron 4 days ago in my forearm. The upper arm has been achy and weak since then. Should i be worried about this?
I/V iron: Is very irritating and might be painful for a while. ...Read more
45M Guitar player. Tingly lower left forearm , from elbow down , for 2 weeks. Also in left fingers. Ice helps a bit. No weakness or pain . Cause?
Nerve pinch: Repetitive use of wrist and fingers can result in entrapment of either the ulnar nerve at the elbow, cubical tunnel, causing tingling or numbness in the 4th and 5th digits and weak grasp; or, dropping things and numbness in the thumb me first 2 fingers, carpal tunnel, or median here pinch at the wrist. See a PMR doc or ortho to have this evaluated. Non surgical and surgical options exist,. ...Read more