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Shooting pain in my lower right arm occasionally will go into upper arm and feel as if my muscle is cramping. Made worse by hand use. What is it?

Shooting pain in my lower right arm occasionally will go into upper arm and feel as if my muscle is cramping. Made worse by hand use. What is it?

Overuse injury: Without more information, it sounds like you're experiencing pain near your forearm/wrist area, possibly due to overusing that body part. You may have a tendinitis or muscle/ligament strain, which radiates upward when you move your hand. If you're doing some repetitive movement with that hand/lower arm area, try to modify how you do things with that arm so you can rest the affected area. ...Read more

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It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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Had blood drawn a week ago which really hurt. Now i have some sorta muscle pain or cramps and a rash came out on my forearm. I'm scared its thrombosis?

Had blood drawn a week ago which really hurt. Now i have some sorta muscle pain or cramps and a rash came out on my forearm. I'm scared its thrombosis?

Depends : Injury of any tissue can hurt for some time. A little black and blue is also possible. If it has swollen up, red, warm, fever- it could be sign of inflammation or infection around the area. Small superficial thrombophlebitis is local inflammation, gets better with warm pads elevation - are not as serious as deep vein thrombosis. If it does not better, might be a good idea to see your doctor. ...Read more

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My mom is 66. She is having severe cramping in the flexor and extensor muscles of her left hand and forearm. She is also having lower back pain.

My mom is 66. She is having severe cramping in the flexor and extensor muscles of her left hand and forearm. She is also having lower back pain.

Needs exam: There are a variety of conditions that may cause your mother's symptoms. Many of them can be ruled out by an exam and some labs. I would suggest starting with her regular DR who knows her medical history the best. ...Read more

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When I stretch sometimes i'll have a muscle somewhere either in my arm or neck that hurts almost like im getting a cramp what could be the cause?

When I stretch sometimes i'll have a muscle somewhere either in my arm or neck that hurts almost like im getting a cramp what could be the cause?

Needs physical exam: Could be muscular or a nerve in your neck. You require a physical examination. Though most of these types of issues are minor (but annoying!), be sure you do not have a pinche nerve. Best of luck and feel better pk md. ...Read more

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Had an iv 8 days ago in elbow bend. Now upper arm muscle feels like it's cramping when I use that arm. Why? Should I be concerned? Clot?

Had an iv 8 days ago in elbow bend. Now upper arm muscle feels like it's cramping when I use that arm. Why? Should I be concerned? Clot?

Many possibilities: Pain in an extremity after an IV is usually related to bleeding or bruising under the skin, that may not even be visible. But sometimes it can be a sign of infection. A clot in the vein is common, but doesn't usually require treatment unless it's infected or is associated with significant swelling of the arm. ...Read more

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I have muscle cramp in the right leg since monday im always in pain now since today I have cramp left leg and arm but not all the time mostly evenning?

I have muscle cramp in the right leg since monday im always in pain now since today I have cramp left leg and arm but not all the time mostly evenning?

Cramps: Muscles often cramp. While it is possible that your potassium is low, this should be easily corrected by taking a supplement, or eating a banana or drinking a glass of orange juice. If this does not correct it, you can try drinking 2-3oz of schwepps tonic water at night before you go to sleep. This can be taken up to 2-3 times per day if needed. ...Read more

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Allergy shot consistanly in left arm, now c/o left arm muscle pain and hand cramp in l hand an arm?

Time for Neurologist: These are such unusual symptoms that have followed allergy shots, so one should be cautious about blaming the injections on these new problems. Any injury to the body may cause a condition known as reflex sympathetic dystrophy/crps complex regional pain syndrome, but it is hard to imagine that allergy shots could bring on such a complication. Please arrange to see a neurologist now for workup. ...Read more

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Arm stretch created a painful cramp of biceps muscle with stinging burning pain. Continues to be painful 4 hours later?

Arm stretch created a painful cramp of biceps muscle with stinging burning pain. Continues to be painful 4 hours later?

Microtears: It is likely that you have microtears of the biceps and these may take 7 to 10 days to heal. Rest your biceps area during this time. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause arm and leg pain? Similar to muscle pain and cramps

Muscle pain and: cramps can be due to low magnesium or the side-effect of statin medications. Please see your doc. After that you may want to supplement w/magnesium. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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My wife has severe arm pain in bothnarms, and burning as well from her shoulders to her fingers. Also muscle cramps in both arms . Leg spasms. Help!?

My wife has severe arm pain in bothnarms, and burning as well from her shoulders to her fingers. Also muscle cramps  in both arms . Leg spasms. Help!?

Herniated disc: This may be caused by a herniated disc in the cervical spine. She should see a spine specialist. An MRI may be appropriate. ...Read more

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56 year old it profesional. Arm, just above elbow very sore. Feels like muscle is very tight all the time. Fingers cramp. Ideas?

Overuse syndrome: This is becoming the most common reason humans go to see the doctor. One gets an injury, usually from overuse of certain muscles in certain positions and their day to day repetitive motions keep the injury from healing. This tendonitis or bursitis, to heal, must be rested. That means not using the arm where there is pain for one to two weeks. Some people find that by changing their mouse hands.. ...Read more

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Rite arm muscles sore, both hands cramping w/ movement for 4 months. Pt seemed to help at first. Therapist thought rsi, i'm worried about autoimmune.

Rite arm muscles sore, both hands cramping w/ movement for 4 months. Pt seemed to help at first. Therapist thought rsi, i'm worried about autoimmune.

Autoimmune diseases: Autoimmune diseases are not localized diseases like just to the right arm normally. There are rare cases when just one joint gets involved in autoimmune . See a doctor and he will run a series of blood test to check whether you have any evidence of autoimmune diseases. ...Read more

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Right arm muscles sore, hand cramping with movement for 3 months. Pt seemed to help at first. Therapist thought rsi, but i'm worried about autoimmune.

Right arm muscles sore, hand cramping with movement for 3 months. Pt seemed to help at first. Therapist thought rsi, but i'm worried about autoimmune.

Arm pain: Right arm pain in the absence of other joint involvement or skin lesions makes it very uikely that u have autoimmune disease these diseases are inflammotry in nature and a sime blood test like ESR and c reactive protein should help to provide confidence. ...Read more

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Can prediabetic neuropathy cause neck muscle cramp, tingling, heel pain and shooting pain in arm, neck and wrist? Or it's more likely to be sth else?

No,: neuropathic pain has a different character. Nerve impingement is more probable and can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging disc or encroached upon by bony overgrowth. Rec.: see an interventional pain management specialist for further investigation. Someone who is using fluoroscope. ...Read more

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Experiencing an occasional muscle cramping/spasm sensation just down from my big toe (left foot on side). Similar feeling to thigh or calf cramps.

Experiencing an occasional muscle cramping/spasm sensation just down from my big toe (left foot on side). Similar feeling to thigh or calf cramps.

Could be muscle or: This could be muscle or nerve. I can't be certain what your MRI, Nerve conduction studies and ultrasound showed. If these are negative This could be muscular or paresthesias. You can discuss this with your physician and perhaps see a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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What do I do for estreme leg, feet and hand muscle cramps? Kept me up all night--still spasaming. Tried diazapam that I have for occasional cramping and drank some tonic water for the quinine and drank gator ade for the electrolights.

What do I do for estreme leg, feet and hand muscle cramps? Kept me up all night--still spasaming.  Tried diazapam that I have for occasional cramping and drank some tonic water for the quinine and drank gator ade for the electrolights.

I : I agree with dr. Jaffery. Another consideration would be spinal cord irritation and a neurologic exam would be able to uncover that problem. Before you visit the neurologist make sure to differentiate between "spasms", cramps, and restless legs. Spasms respresent a painful and involuntary muscle contraction. It can not be released voluntarily. A muscle cramp is a sudden intermittent pain of a muscle that may involve involuntary contractions and can be associated with spasms. Restless legs refers to an uneasiness and restlessness in the legs when at rest. This most commonly occurs after going to bed but can be seen earlier in the evening (anticipation). Cramps can also be associated with arthritic conditions and cold exposure. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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My left buttock, arm and lower leg muscles occasionally feel worn out even though I haven't exercised. What could be causing it?

My left buttock, arm and lower leg muscles occasionally feel worn out even though I haven't exercised. What could be causing it?

ExerciseYourOptions: Depends on how "occasionally."Easiest explanation is that you're out of shape and need to use those muscles more. But if it just gets worse with more activity you might want to see somebody about it. Not just sore for a while, but noticeably weaker. Also, are you sure it's just on the left? Or more weak on the left? The asymmetry is more concerning. So get a checkup if this doesn't get better soon ...Read more

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Forearm Muscle Cramping (Definition)

Occasional forearm muscle cramping is a symptom in which there is spasm of the arm muscles. It is temporary and can be due to dehydration or low levels ...Read more