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How Do I Massage My Swollen Arm To Reduce Its Swelling
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more
I was shocked by my outlet 3 days ago and my arm has been swollen and very painful and weak since then. What can I do to reduce the swelling for now?
6 days i hurt my middle forearm its swollen and my fingers are i can move my arm when i move my wrist towards me it hurts how can i reduce swelling?
Elevation: of an injured area above the level of the heart is the most effective way to reduce swelling and pain. RICE is the recommended treatment for an injured limb: R = rest I = ice (apply 15-20 minutes every 1-2 hours) C = compression (eg. wrapping with ace bandage) E = elevation (above the level of the heart) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Strained elbow at work. Forearm swelled. Now swollen above elbow on the back of my arm. Swelling happened hours later. Is this normal?
No: Any atypical swelling is not normal but a reaction secondary to a traumatic event. A lot depends on how you injured it. Eccentric contraction or overloading of the elbow can injure a number of tendons and ligaments that surround the elbow. It is also important to note whether or not there was a pop or a deformity associated with the injury. If the swelling does not improve i would recc evaluation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My left upper arm has been slightly swollen for nearly two months. I saw a doctor when it started who gave me no cause. Now the right arm is swelling.
Follow up appt: Bilateral swollen arms is a symptom that needs to be investigated. There can be be a blockage in either the venous system or lymph system causing these symptoms. You will need some diagnostic testing, such as ultrasound, to make that determination. Insist on proper investigation. ...Read more
After 2 hard weight workouts this week, my arm is swollen & tight with fluid. This am i had a urinalysis and rhabdo was negative but I am still nervous. Should i go to ER tomorrow if swelling not down?
Depends on who U....: ...R cing. Rabdo. May not b + but protein+ is worrisome. If u r cing a sports med ortho, fellowship trained u r in good hands ; following his/her plan of care, u should b ok. If u just saw ur pcp, may not b familiar with ur problem or with rabdomyolysis.The main symptom of compartment syndrome is severe pain on passive stretching of involved muscles. If+get into an er ; demand ortho consult. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I got a tetanus shot and now my arm from my shoulder to my elbow is completely swollen and is pulsing pain throughout. Is that much swelling normal?
No: Concern here would be for possible infection vs significant local reaction to the injection. You need to be evaluated by your doctor. Best of luck. Dr R ...Read more
Have pain and some swelling in forearm after blood transfusion last week -not where IV was Feels like vein in underpart of arm is swollen this normal?
I've had swelling/thickening in my left armpit for about 6 months I have a swollen lymph in my lft arm upper 4arm now pain & swelling below lft breast?
Have it examined: Have this examined. Additional testing may be needed. ...Read more
40 y/o w male with a soft, painless, swollen auxiliary lymph node under Rt arm x 4 wks. Neck pain and bi-lat swelling parotid & saliva nodes x 1wk?
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