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Forearm pain while heavy lifting, should I be concerned?

Forearm pain while heavy lifting, should I be concerned?

Yes: U R overusing your 4arm muscles which usually means U R using weights that R 2 heavy. Use lighter weights & do more reps.

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I get forearm pain when I lift weights that makes me stop, what can I do?

I get forearm pain when I lift weights that makes me stop, what can I do?

Therapy, stretching: You should seek medical evaluation if your problem persists, but this symptoms is common in weight-lifters. Lifters generally focus on the major muscle groups (biceps/triceps/pecs/back/deltoids) and overlook the smaller forearm muscles that support the weights during those other exercises. Forearm/wrist/elbow stretching followed by low-resistance forearm strengthening exercises should help.

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Cracking in elbow, pain in forearm when lifting a heavy object, now weak. What happened?

Cracking in elbow, pain in forearm when lifting a heavy object, now weak. What happened?

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.

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Random severe forearm pain, arm goes rock hard, and swells noticeably & causes severe pain, happened twice in 3 days? Should I be worried.

Random severe forearm pain, arm goes rock hard, and swells noticeably & causes severe pain, happened twice in 3 days? Should I be worried.

Depends: Hard to say what this is, depends some on what you were doing before the onset of the pain and swelling, how quickly it arose and how long it lasted. One possibility can be exertional compartment syndrome, but never have seen this in the forearm before. If this continues you should go in to be seen.

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Left forearm pain that increases with touch or extension. Could this be from holding a cell phone in texting position for several consecutive hours?

Left forearm pain that increases with touch or extension. Could this be from holding a cell phone in texting position for several consecutive hours?

Yes could be: You have firearm pain. You were texting for several hours and think this could be the culprit. It could be. Try a pain reliever and see if it gets better. In the future try to take a break from any repetitive movements. Do not text and drive ever.

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How can I treat wrist and forearm pain from using a mouse and computer keypad so often?

How can I treat wrist and forearm pain from using a mouse and computer keypad so often?

Wrist pain: The type of wrist pain you are describing is due to your hand and forearm being in an abnormal position for hours. The best ways to relieve this is attempting to avoid the activity if possible, mouse/keyboard pads and over the counter wrist braces. Many OTC wrist braces work very well for people with symptoms such as yours in an office setting.

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What can be done about wrist and forearm pain from mainly using mouse and computer keypad?

Depends on the prob: Try to use an ergonomic mouse and keyboard. If that doesn't help then you should be examined by someone who specializes in musculoskeletal medicine.

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Severe chronic elbow and forearm pain (constant) for 3+ months? What are some treatments for this?

Depends what it is: Seeing your doc will help to sort this out. But, it sound like you could have lateral epicondylitis. Hurts with gripping, grabbing, pulling. Sharp and/or dull pain at the lateral elbow. That radiates up into the arm and down into the forearm. Treat with ice, wrist brace and exercise but ultimately may need a cortisone injection.

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Hyper extension elbow now forearm pain when I make a fist what can I do or take to make pain go away?

Hyper extension elbow now forearm pain when I make a fist what can I do or take to make pain go away?

Sounds like you had-: Strained the flexors of your hand, hence causing pain with attempts to make a fist. You need to be seen by an orthopedist so an xray, ;/or an us can be done to confirm the DX and treatment started. In the meantime, rest the elbow with rice (rest, ice, compression and elevate)in a sling + pain meds lie with aleve (naproxen) or ibuprofen. Mri might be necessary, if none of the investigations help.

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Right forearm pain feels like little bumps on muscle.?

Right forearm pain feels like little bumps on muscle.?

Bumps: Probably need more info. However bumps on forearm can be infection, abscess, skin reactio such as hives or nerves, fibroma. Location, size and number would help to determine.

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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.

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What to do if I have been having wrist and forearm pain on my left arm, could it be from a heavy watch?

Try not wearing it: Try a break from wearing a watch (you could wear it on the other side if you have to have the time readily available), and see what happens. If your problem persists, see a hand and upper extremity specialist.

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Fell on my wrist. It hurts to move it up, grip or lift anything or rotate my forearm. Pain with moving up is becoming less.

Fell on my wrist. It hurts to move it up, grip or lift anything or rotate my forearm. Pain with moving up is becoming less.

Need follow up: If ur initial evaluation and x rays were normal. A follow up evaluation & new xrays because a navicular fracture maybe normal initially but may show up in 2 wks later. U, in my opinion u should b casted 4 immobilizing the wrist, and it makes sure u return 4 follow up. If still sore and ur ortho guy is still suspicious a ct and or bone scan will help solve the riddle. I do the ct, bone scan next.

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I had right forearm pain and wrist pain for a few days now. It hurts right in the middle of my forearm. What can I do for it?

There are a variety: There are a variety of structures there. It could be tendon which may be my first consideration. But you have muscles, nerves, blood vessels, bone all there. Any of these can be the problem. You can try heat on the area but you may need to see your physician for a definitive diagnosis

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Extreme forearm pain from typing at call center. Have been at this job 6 years and it's too painful to type. Can I get dr's note? Don't want to quit

Extreme forearm pain from typing at call center. Have been at this job 6 years and it's too painful to type. Can I get dr's note? Don't want to quit

Tendenitis?: This may be from inflammation at the elbow. If numbness in fingers is also present, the result of nerve entrapment. Often a change in the sitting position and holding the mouse further away from your body may help. An orthopedic consult appears to be in order if you don't want to quite this job.

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I have stabs of pain at my left forearm. Pain is moderate and doesn't get better with NSAID. The stabs last 10sec every5-10 min. Why? Sclerosis multiple?

Needs Evaluation: This issue requires a detailed History and Physical Examination as well as possibly Laboratory Testing, EKG and Imaging Studies. I would not delay seeking medical attention.

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Is there anything I can do about the hand/forearm pain associated with dysgraphia?

Dystonia: Writer's cramp is a type of focal dystonia in which patients report pain and distortion of the hand and forearm while writing. Few medications may be tried. However, the best alternative may be botulinum toxin chemodenervation (botox). Consult with your physician for proper diagnosis and care.

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I am experiencing wrist pain and forearm pain. The following also describes me: Hand pain. What should I do?

I am experiencing wrist pain and forearm pain. The following also describes me: Hand pain. What should I do?

Wrist pain: Can be tendonitis, wrist joint synovitis, disorders of cartilage, early rx includes ice, saids and gentle (not too tight) wrist splinting. If pain persists see a health care provider. They can examine you and take X-rays. Tendonitis does not show on X-ray but ligament disorders may show as uneven arrangement of bones as well as ruling out fracture or arthritis

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