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Pain When Raising Arms
New, sudden pain?: Do you feel weak as well lifting arms? How about pain and weakness in the hips, for example when you try to get out of a chair without using arms for assistance? There is an illness called PMR which can cause these symptoms and a blood test can help see if this is what you may have - a sedimentation rate. It may also be shoulder pain due to arthritis or rotator cuff issues. ...Read more
Severe abdominal pain vomiting blood taking Coumadin (warfarin) for current DVT pain worse when sitting or raising arms should we go to the er?
Muscular pain. : Sounds more like a muscular pain (rhomboids or trapezius) than anything related to the lungs. If you get short of breath, though, get to a doctor. ...Read more
Having thrills on my neck.. right in the lower midline.. with congestion while bending or raising my arms ?
Heart races when raising arms above head for a few seconds (stretching) and beats hard, causing pain in my head each time it beats. What causes this?
Will I have to keep my arms elevated after my brachioplasty? I have an old rotator cuff injury that makes raising one of my arms painful after awhile. Will I have to keep my arms elevated after a brachioplasty?
After : After brachioplasty, the most important thing you can do to reduce arm swelling is to wear your compression sleeves as instructed by your physician. You do not need to keep your arms elevated after surgery. You may hold your arms in whatever position is most comfortable for you. All the best, dr. Skourtis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Subclavian steal: Subclavian steal syndrome can cause a loss of blood flow to the brain when the arms are raised above the head. This can give rise to symptoms of central nervous system dysfunction as you described. In order to make the diagnosis you will have to have a vascular study with your arms in the provocative position. Good luck and well wishes. ...Read more
Need expert advice. What illnesses cause you to feel tired, achy, and dizzy when raising your arms above your head?
Suclavian steal syn: Se your local vascular surgeon to rule out subclavian steal syndrome. You couild have several other vascular related problems associated with your symptoms. Good luck and let us know what your final diagnoses and treatment end up being? ...Read more
Is it normal for my breasts to change shape or look strange when raising my arms over my head? Is this because of muscles pulling?
Shape and ligaments: The breasts are actually shaped like a comma with a tail out toward the armpit. Therefore, the shape will be different than when you have your arms down. This actually occurs because of ligaments attaching to the breasts called cooper's ligaments. You are at the age where you should have a breast exam and a baseline mammogram and i would recommend seeing your doctor for that. ...Read more
Ever sense i had my daughter 6 weeks ago my arms will fall asleep when i sleep elevated on my back why is this & what can I do?
Nerve being pinched: The position you're holding your daughter is most likely causing some pinching of the nerves in your back, changing positions or sleeping on your side will often help improve this situation. Stretching and going on the "child pose" (yoga pose) every few minutes will help immensely as well. ...Read more
Typically: 2-3 days is when swelling reaches amaximun so the first 4 -5 days are the most important for elevation. Moving your fingers ( if allowed ) is just as important, not just a little finger twitch ot flap of the hand but making a full fist and extending all the way out helps push the fluid out of swollen digits. ( again only is permitted -----so ask your surgeon). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Shock like feeling to the last two fingers in both arms out of nowhere when raising shoulders and letting go,cervical MRI and EMG(both arms) are clean?
Heart beats so hard exercise that I feel it in my upper arms and chest.HR is much more elevated than normal (easily climbs to over200). I'm 17 athlete?
I have pain raising arm up sideways with palm down in posterior deltoids. Sharp pain to where I can't raise up to shoulder level. palms up is fine when raising arms. raising my arms straight in front is fine as well. But raising my arms up, palms down
Supraspinatus tendon: 37y w. shoulder pain aroused by contraction of Superior spinatus, Ss, muscle. Palm-up rotates humoral tuberosity under A-C joint; elevating it + shortening draw of Ss. Palm down does opposite. Abduction of humerus in coronal plane evokes direct tug on Ss muscle, & tendon within A-C arch. Abducting arm anterior to body uses muscles absent Ss function/pain. Ss tendonitis? MRI needed. Osteopath? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have severe itchy spots on my arms, fingers, back of my knees/hands & ankles. After scratching i get white elevated nickle-sized spots. What is it?
Extreme pain in both arms, my hands are swollen and go numb. If kept elevated, i get pins & needles feeling in them. Is this serious? What will help?
Possibilities: Most common cause could well be carpal tunnel syndrome;i.e., compression of median nerves at wrist. But the response to elevation might raise concerns regarding thoracic outlet syndrome, a brachial plexus compression bilaterally. This is best evaluated and confirmed on EMG testing, which will lead to treatment and likely symptom reversal. ...Read more
I take clonidine and norvasc (amlodipine). When raising my arms over my head i get weak, head pain, weakness. Why?
Blood pressure: Multiple possibilities most related to cerebral perfusion. Should discuss with your doctor(s) to see if they believe any changes in therapy are indicated. ...Read more