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Right arm feels tight and full when I use it. Looks redder compared to left. Some pain/ ache in forearm and tricep. Thumb is weak. D dimer neg

Right arm feels tight and full when I use it. Looks redder compared to left. Some pain/ ache in forearm and tricep.  Thumb is weak.  D dimer neg

Refer to answer: This sound like a pinch nerve. Do not do weight lifting and your doctor for an MRI of neck. What you are saying correspond with c6 and c7 nerve root in your neck. Avoid looking up. ...Read more

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I have an electrical shock in my right thumb when i extend my right arm, and the same feeling when I rub my finger along the medial side of my wrist. ?

I have an electrical shock in my right thumb when i extend my right arm, and the same feeling when I rub my finger along the medial side of my wrist. ?

May be positional: You may be experiencing the effects of compression due to he positioning of your arm. It is concerning that a non-painful stimulus (rubbing your arm) is producing these symptoms as well. Best to seek medical attention for full evaluation and treatment . Best of health to you! ...Read more

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Pain in right shoulder & down right arm, Numbness in thumb too.

Pain in right shoulder & down right arm, Numbness in thumb too.

Neck problem: This likely a result of the nerve that goes to your arm being pinched in your neck either by a bad disc or a muscle spasm. Ibuprofen is the first line of treatment and evaluation by your physician to make sure there is nothing else going on. ...Read more

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I was leaning my right arm whilst lying down and when I moved my right arm my thumb was paralysed for about 5 mins any causes?

I was leaning my right arm whilst lying down and when I moved my right arm my thumb was paralysed for about 5 mins any causes?

Paresthesia: 'Saturday night palsy' describes loss of function of entire distal arm from position/pressure for several hours (from falling asleep after partying Sat pm in that example). If your position is just so that it puts pressure on a nerve, will 'go to sleep' and take several minutes to resolve. ...Read more

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Woke up this morning and entire right arm hurt. Starts from my thumb area and goes up to my elbow. Hurt at 8:30am and still does. What's the cause?

Sleeping position: The most likely cause is sleeping on the arm wrong. This may cause reversible nerve issues from a compressive force. This has been called "saturday night palsy." the same issue with sleeping position can cause muscle compression or persistent joint misalignment. All of which should resolve in a day or two. If they persist, seek evaluation from your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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For the past few days after a massage, I have been experiencing a constant pulling in my upper right arm and a constant numbness in my right thumb.

For the past few days after a massage, I have been experiencing a constant pulling in my upper right arm and a constant numbness in my right thumb.

You prob. have: an irritated radial nerve. rest,no massages and see if it gets better over next month(nerves take a long time to heal). If not or worsens,see your dr. ...Read more

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Have been having upper back pain for weeks now. Today it went into my neck and all down my right arm into my thumb.

Have been having upper back pain for weeks now. Today it went into my neck and all down my right arm into my thumb.

Nerve pain: Neck and back pain with radiation to arm might represent a nerve pain. It can be from either spinal stenosis, or ruptured disc, or nerve impingement ... The treatment depends on the cause of the pain. It might include strengthening exercise, physical therapy, medication, injections ... You should seek help from a pain specialist for evaluation. ...Read more

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My right thumb feels sore when i touch it down the bone like a burning feeling and my arm is achy what could it be?

Tendinitis: You may have inflammation in the tendon in the thumb. Try ibuprofen and resting the arm from repetitive activities for several days. ...Read more

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Shoulder pain on right arm shooting to my thumb why? Should I wait for the doctor tomorrow? I've had the pain all day hasn't stopped

Pain: Sounds like nerve pain. If not short of breath or chest pain, can wait till the AM. Can you make t better or worse by ding anything? Have you had any neck issues in the past? ...Read more