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Pain In Both Forearms
Neck problem: See a doctor to evaluate where the pains are originating and find a way to repair the damaged, area. ...Read more
Had muscle and joint pain in both forearms through to hands for 3 weeks. No pain elsewhere. Any ideas?
With out a hands-: -on exam, & images, anyone would B hard pressed to even hazard a guess. Get in 2 C a hand/upper extremity surgeon, one who is fellowship trained. Or depending on how Ur health care is managed, B Cn by who U R able 2 C, & get referrals if necessary. ...Read more
Have had pain in both forearms and hands for the past two weeks. Deep ache as well as tingling and numbness. GP thinks possible link to Lyrica withdrawal. I have increased golf playing and also started new job with computers last two months. Thoughts?
Pain: All these things may have contributed to these symptoms. But they should gradually disappear ...Read more
That depends...: ...Entirely on the cause. It could be an injury, pain from chronic overuse, or something unusual. You and your doctor can figure out the cause, and that knowledge will help you figure out what to do about it. In the meantime, try a little Ibuprofen (motrin, advil, (ibuprofen) etc.). ...Read more
I started gym last week. Now, my left forearm swells completely and I have little pain from my both forearms. What to do sir?
Rest: You need to rest. When starting weightlifting, you need to start with light weights and slowly increase the weight. You may be suffering from a strain or compartment syndrome. If the forearm is swollen much larger than the other, and has any numbness, you should visit a physician for an examination immediately. ...Read more
Pain in both anterolateral forearm for 1yr. Pain aggravated by lifting wt and any pressure on that part of forearm, radiates to thumb. Pls Advise?
This most likely: Represents an overuse or strain phenomenon of the forearm ligaments. I suspect you are continuing to do activities -- weight lifting, work or hobbies involving repetitive motion, lots of handwriting, etc -- that perpetuate the strain. Placing the wrist and forearm in an immobilizing splint may help, as may NSAIDs/ibuprofen. However, after a year, I would advise seeing a bone and joint specialist. ...Read more
I have chronic pain in both my forearm, wrist, and hands for the last year after playing piano. No amount of rest has helped. No redness or swelling.
Please have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility.
The team should be helpful for you but they might also discuss this with your Primary doctor.
Hope all goes well - please keep me posted! ...Read more
How is your neck?: Unlikely you hurt both your elbows, or used both your hands so much, you affected muscles in forearms, which leaves your neck as source of pain in both forearms. But, pinched nerves from neck don't typically skip arms (between shoulders and elbows) to only affect forearms. So, need more information. ...Read more
27f don't smoke, exercise regularly...I've been having upper back pain along with pain in both of my forearms. Also a heart burn feeling after eating.
Chest pain: Sounds like you have back strain and esophageal reflux or peptic disease, try antacid for the heartburn or over the counter ranitidine. A massage may help the back pain but if you actually have an ulcer, it could manifest as back pain. Don't hesitate to go to your doc for an exam, it will help. ...Read more
Yes: The biggest issue with self cutting is why are you doing it. The cutting itself can cause scarring, infection and blood loss. If you hit a major vein or artery you could cause serious harm. Most people who self cut are trying to feel something different than what's truly causing them pain. Trying to substitute one pain for another is not a healthy thing. Seek medical/psychiatric help immediately. ...Read more
Consider: Going to the gym and lifting weights? ...Read more
Numb forearm: May be compression of nerve from repetitive stress, either in the forearm or shoulder like thoracic outlet (usually thumb is affected as well), amy be nerve or vascular, rarely could lesion or MS. Try motrin 2 tabs if not allergic, rest. Elevate arm on pillow when sleeping, f/u with doctor/urgent care ...Read more
Reasonably: It is reasonably safe. If you start having an increase in pain, this may suggest you are over using it and more rest may be needed; but if you are reasonably comfortable each day after you work out, it is not likely you are causing any problems. ...Read more
Not enough info.: Depends on how long you have this pain and what brings it on. Unlikely to be serious ...Read more
Several: It may not be specific to the insect. The body often responds to a variety of insect bites by trying to build a wall of fluid around any injected material. Capillaries under the skin turn into soaker hoses and release serum & chemicals that cause swelling. A warm thichened area builds similar to what happends when u sprain an ankle. The swelling goes down as the lymph glands sort out & detoxify it. ...Read more
See an orthopod: Was there a recent injury and a new x-rays? If the plate has been broken for five years and gives you no trouble then you might just leave it. ...Read more
What to do if I got scratched on the forearm by thorns of a plant. How long will it take to heal?
That depends: On depth of cut, toxins, dirt in wound, your ability to heal. ...Read more
My son is having a rod removed from forearm that has been in for 4 months. How long until he can return to activities.
Doctors decision: The answer will depend on what the orthopedist will tell you. It may take as long as 6-8 weeks. ...Read more
I have a light reddish horseshoe mark on my forearm. I've had it for 3 days now and it doesn't seem to be going away. What could this be?
Hello and welcome to HealthTap,
It could be any thing from post inflammatory hyperpigmentation, keloid, nevus, hemangioma or a carbuncle.
If you can share a picture would be very helpful to differentiate one from the other.
If it is not going away over the next few weeks please be seen by a dermatologist.
Thank you ...Read more