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I have blunt pain in forearm, no physical injury.?

I have blunt pain in forearm, no physical injury.?

Not enough info.: Depends on how long you have this pain and what brings it on. Unlikely to be serious ...Read more

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Pain on forearm, skin sensitive to touch when brushed lightly but not when the same area is pressed on more heavily.

Pain on forearm, skin sensitive to touch when brushed lightly but not when the same area is pressed on more heavily.

Allodynia: Sorry to hear that you have been suffering from pain lately. What you are describing is known as allodynia, or excessive sensitivity to physical stimuli that shouldn't normally cause pain. Allodynia is a symptom and there are many causes. The work up to identify the cause is often lengthy and requires a decent amount of testing. More information for you here: http://bit. Ly/2qKcgGz Hope this helps ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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I have pain in forearms and wrist while I do biceps exercise I m doin gym from long time do I need calcium suppliment my age is 35 yrs?

I have pain in forearms and wrist while I do biceps exercise I m doin gym from long time do I need calcium suppliment my age is 35 yrs?

Not due 2 low calc--: --ium. It sounds more like muscle stress. R U working out every day? U should always have a light day in between. Fo cardio. As far as ca++, U need about 1600mg/day & no more than 2000iu of V-B3. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Electrifying pain in forearm may be because of blockage or bending of swelled nerves, which I saw while curling my arms for doing hammer curl exercise?

Electrifying pain in forearm may be because of blockage or bending of swelled nerves, which I saw while curling my arms for doing hammer curl exercise?

Nerve pain: You describe possible pain secondary to nerve compression, and could be at elbow or wrist. Would put your weight lifting on hold and consult with your doctor, as this may require rapid intervention, ...Read more

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I have burnin pain on forearm, started with diffuse tingling couple months ago, do I have cervical radiculopathy? Burning not specific to dermatome

I have burnin pain on forearm, started with diffuse tingling couple months ago, do I have cervical radiculopathy? Burning not specific to dermatome

Couple thots: Doubt this is due to problem in neck, and rather might wonder about problem with radial nerve if over top or forearm (dorsal interosseus syndrome), but if over inner surface could be median such as pronator syndrome, and even less likely anterior interosseus syndrome. An EMG could help sort this out. ...Read more

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I was pulling a hook w/ 2. pliers. I heard 2 pops in arm & a sharp pain in forearm. Now swollen discolored and immobile. Feels tight & painful. 1-10=8?

I was pulling a hook w/ 2. pliers. I heard 2 pops in arm & a sharp pain in forearm. Now swollen discolored and immobile. Feels tight & painful. 1-10=8?

You may have a: dislocation or worse depending if what popped meant it popped out of your joint, or? If you've already called your doctor, and not heard back, you may need to ice the area until you can go to an urgent care or ER for further work up, X-rays and medical care. Keep the area immobilized until seen by a doctor. Don't take any blood thinners (Aspirin, Advil/Aleve until you speak to your PCP). ...Read more

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Pain in the front of shoulder that moved down to bicep. Feels like a syringe is being pushed into area. Also, pain in forearm that goes down to finger?

Pain in the front of shoulder that moved down to bicep. Feels like a syringe is being pushed into area. Also, pain in forearm that goes down to finger?

Shoulder problem: The problem is in the shoulder and is being referred down the arm. It may be overuse of the arm or shoulder and may be related to weight lifting or exercise. Take care and see an ortho doc for further eval. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in forearm, only hurts when I lift something or try to bend my wrist back. I feel the pain on the top of my arm, in between the bones.

Sharp pain in forearm, only hurts when I lift something or try to bend my wrist back. I feel the pain on the top of my arm, in between the bones.

Lateral epicondyliti: There are several possibilities, but among the more common is lateral rpicondylitis, also known as tennis elbow. It invest an inflammation or even a tear in the extensor tendons to the wrist. Treatment can include ice, NSAIDs, a counter force brace; or if it does not respond, a cortisone shot will often take care of it. Don't hesitate to be seen. ...Read more

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I was doing pull-ups and I felt a sharp pain in both my arms when I was going down. Left arm has pain in forearm when twisted and elbow cracks on left?

I was doing pull-ups and I felt a sharp pain in both my arms when I was going down. Left arm has pain in forearm when twisted and elbow cracks on left?

APPLY ICE: To your elbow and forarms and do NO MORE PULLL UPS until you check it out with your Primary Care Provider!

Traumatic epicondylitis ("Tennis Elbow") happens with Pull-Ups not just TENNIS!

Hope this helps!

Dr Z ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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On occasion I feel an aching pain in forearms when I cough. I cough often because I have asthma&allergy. What could be the cause of the forearm pain?

On occasion I feel an aching pain in forearms when I cough. I cough often because I have asthma&allergy. What could be the cause of the forearm pain?

Hard to say: It is hard to say, there a number of possibilities and you may want to be checked. In my field of spinal surgery, coughing is known to increase the pressure in the spinal canal. And so, if a patient has a "pinched nerve" in their neck or back coughing can sometimes cause pain in their extremity. There are many other causes and an exam and more detailed history can usually determine the cause. ...Read more

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Pain on forearm abkve elbow. Worsen with pressure. Feels as if pain is on bone. Tinglinh in fingers+neck pain. Help?

Pain on forearm abkve elbow. Worsen with pressure. Feels as if pain is on bone. Tinglinh in fingers+neck pain. Help?

Possibly nerve issue: Your symptoms are commonly seen with cervical radiculopathy or "pinched nerve in the neck". Although you are relatively young, a disc herniation could cause this condition. If your symptoms persist, worsen or become associated with weakness, balance problems, loss of dexterity or bowel/bladder control issues, you should seek urgent medical attention. ...Read more

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I have a lump on back of my wrist that changes in size daily. Also weakness in that hand, occasional shooting pain in forearm. What could this be?

I have a lump on back of my wrist that changes in size daily. Also weakness in that hand, occasional shooting pain in forearm. What could this be?

Ganglion Cyst: This lump could be a cyst. These can be surgical removed. Draining is difficult and will only provide temporary relief. Discuss with you doc or see a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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Recovering from bronchitis. Been on Amoxicillin for 5d. During cough fits, I get bad pain in forearms and thighs, feels like muscle pain. Normal?

Recovering from bronchitis. Been on Amoxicillin for 5d. During cough fits, I get bad pain in forearms and thighs, feels like muscle pain. Normal?

Get an exam quickly: It's not really normal to still be having cough fits and such pains. I suggest you go to your prescribing doctors office or an emergency medical clinic center as soon as possible for a follow-up. You may need a chest X-ray to rule out pneumonia and cultures to determine possible antibiotic resistance. ...Read more

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Hurt my wrist waiting 2 weeks xrays, 4 days later experiencing elbow pain and forearm and some shoulder pain swollen hand. What could this mean?

Hurt my wrist waiting 2 weeks xrays, 4 days later experiencing elbow pain and forearm and some shoulder pain swollen hand. What could this mean?

Need doctor's advice: It is not clear as to the injury but the wrist can be the starting point and the swelling can occur from limited use. Need to be evaluated for the entire arm and see if xrays are necessary and best treatment.
Best wishes. ...Read more

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Was taking Lyrica @ 600mg per day for around two years for idiopathic leg pain. Reduced down as leg pain gone but since tapering off have had pain in forearms and hands. Finished Lyrica two days ago and now in a lot of pain. (Arms) Could this be wd?

Suggestions: Am rather unclear as to validity of term "idiopathic leg pain", as there is always a cause. Fact that the Lyrica (pregabalin) helped suggests your correct diagnosis is a peripheral neuropathy, which needs evaluation. Highly recommend a second opinion. Suspect you are correct about your Lyrica (pregabalin). ...Read more

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Slight shoulder pain and tightness. Cramping/sharp pains in bicep, tricep, and shooting pain in forearm. Pain come on for minute or two then go away?

Shoulder origin: These pains may be referred from a tendonitis of the shoulder or may indicate a pinched nerve in the neck or shoulder area. The jabbing, sharp nature of the discomfort suggests nerve pain, however. An orthopedic specialist is well qualified to evaluate and recommend any appropriate tests and treatment. ...Read more

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ganglion volar side of wrist in joint ulnar side, I get sharp burning pain in forearm, inner elbow and sometimes pain in shoulder blade why?

Unrelated: Ganglion doesn't cause your pain syndrome.
Sounds like shoulder-arm syndrome caused by Trapper Ulnar Nerve
Two separate entities ...Read more

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Right ulnar nerve transposition 9/30/2014. New bruising and swelling at wrist with severe [burning] pain down forearm into D4 & D5. Is this normal?

Right ulnar nerve transposition 9/30/2014. New bruising and swelling at wrist with severe [burning] pain down forearm into D4 & D5. Is this normal?

No: The bruising around the wrist may be the result of blood from the surgical site, slowly tracking down the forearm. If there is new numbness or weakness you should see your surgeon.
If the 4, 5 burning is new, it might be from the swelling of forearm but does merit follow up the surgeon, if it persists. ...Read more

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Swelling/pain in hands & where arm meets wrists, pain up forearm, elbow, back of arm, swollen spot top of shoulder, RA test -, started 1 yr ago, worried about deterioration, no rash, no warmth, some tingling?

Pain in hands/arms: This sounds very much like a connective tissue problem. Best to see a rheumatologist for further evaluation and work up. Also with the tingling, EMG/NCS (nerve) testing also indicated. Your provider will know what this means and what to do. Best of luck ...Read more

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Right-Ulnar Nerve Transposition 9/30/2014. Persistent elbow swelling. Severe pain down forearm to fingers. Swelling & new bruising anterior of wrist.

Talk to your surgeon: Talk to the person who performed your surgery. He/she is the appropriate person to contact in this situation, not strangers on the internet. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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I have intense pain in my forearm at night when laying down but not during the day. What could it be?

I have intense pain in my forearm at night when laying down but not during the day. What could it be?

Several things: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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What would cause deep intermittent pain in my forearm. It hurts so bad I can't use my arm until it passes?

What would cause deep intermittent pain in my forearm. It hurts so bad I can't use my arm until it passes?

Hard to tell: Something that comes and goes could be a muscle cramp. It is hard to tell, with your limited description. ...Read more

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What would cause a deep intermittent pain in my forearm it hurts so bad I can't use my arm till it passes?

Cramp: That sounds like a cramp. If it is a tight squeezing feeling, then that's probably the cause. Try a sports drink, it should pass. ...Read more

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Hi Dr. I feel from time to time a discomfort "localized" pain in my forearm and left side chest. Could you explain me difference in gym injury or othe?

Hi Dr. I feel from time to time a discomfort "localized" pain in my forearm and left side chest. Could you explain me difference in gym injury or othe?

Chest and arm: The brain often perceives discomfort from the chest as also coming from the arm. Of course, more information about your symptoms is needed in order to make a differential diagnosis. Possibilities include a pinched nerve in the rib cage or actual musculoskeletal inflammation or sprain in the arm itself. A physician will take a history, perform an examination and order appropriate tests for diagnosi ...Read more

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Bad pain in lower forearm after work out 2 weeks ago. Sharp pain, and hurts when lift and when I take compression wrap off.?

See your doctor: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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I got into a car accident last week and didmt get checked out because I felt fine. Lately I've been having dill aches/pain in my forearms? 29/f.

I got into a car accident last week and didmt get checked out because I felt fine. Lately I've been having dill aches/pain in my forearms? 29/f.

Get checked: I would probably be seen. It may be just a simple soft tissue injury and is not uncommon when patients grab the steering wheel tightly before impact. Medico legally, it is probably best to be seen and have it documented so that, if it doesn't resolve and has to be worked up in the future, there is no question it was caused by the accident. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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I woke up one morning to discover pain in my forearm, now it's been 20days and still the pain is getting worse, forearm pains whenever I use my fingers?

I woke up one morning to discover pain in my forearm, now it's been 20days and still the pain is getting worse, forearm pains whenever I use my fingers?

Starts when sleep?: Does this problem always occur during sleep? Do you sleep with your arm under your head? You may suffer from arm numbness from the weight of your head during sleep blocking circulation in the arm that gets better when you wake up and change position. Hope that helps. ...Read more