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Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Sore Arm (Overview)

Soreness or tenderness in one or both arms, which can be due to a variety of causes.


Dr. Warren Strudwick
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Sore Arm (Overview)

Soreness or tenderness in one or both arms, which can be due to a variety of causes.


Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Board Certified, Family Medicine
26 years in practice
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How can I treat a sore arm?

How can I treat  a sore arm?

RICE: Rest, ice, compression and elevation is a good rule to apply to any sore extremity. A sling of some type is also helpfull and regular use of an nsaid. If things are not improving in a week get them checked out. ...Read more

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Dr. Chan Hwang
Board Certified, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
21 years in practice
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What can be done for a sore arm?

What can be done for a sore arm?

First why is it sore: ...? The cause needs to be ascertained. Was there an injury or was it just overworked? Once the cause is established the treatment plan can be tailored to address the cause. If it does not improve seek professional help. ...Read more

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Dr. Otto Placik
Board Certified, Plastic Surgery
28 years in practice
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What can I do to get rid of sore arm muscles?

What can I do to get rid of sore arm muscles?

Complex answer: Ths usa difficult question with no definitive answer . The following link provides a brief summary with some recommendations that is written in easy to comprehend terms: http://sportsmedicine.About.Com/cs/injuries/a/doms.Htm. ...Read more

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Dr. Warren Strudwick
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Dr. Douglas Miller
Board Certified, Pathology
35 years in practice
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How can I avoid a sore arm after the next cervical cancer vaccine?

How can I avoid a sore arm after the next cervical cancer vaccine?

Can't: Your arm is sore after every vaccination you get in it, because the immune system reacts to the foreign antigens in the injection. That's how it works, and you can't avoid this because if it didn't happen you wouldn't develop immunity. ...Read more

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Dr. Michele Arnold
Board Certified, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
16 years in practice
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How do I get rid of my sore arm (from badminton)?

How do I get rid of my sore arm (from badminton)?

Rest: If this is a fresh (acute) injury, then rest, ice, a compression sleeve, and elevating the arm (r.I.C.E.) will provide immediate benefit. If longstanding (chronic), you should see your physician to get an accurate diagnosis (such as lateral epicondylitis, or tennis elbow). In cases that don't resolve with r.I.C.E., other treatments like physical therapy, medication, or an injection may help. ...Read more

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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Board Certified, Family Medicine
26 years in practice
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How can I treat a sore arm?

RICE: Rest, ice, compression and elevation is a good rule to apply to any sore extremity. A sling of some type is also helpfull and regular use of an nsaid. If things are not improving in a week get them checked out. ...Read more

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Dr. Chan Hwang
Board Certified, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
21 years in practice
874K people helped
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What can be done for a sore arm?

First why is it sore: ...? The cause needs to be ascertained. Was there an injury or was it just overworked? Once the cause is established the treatment plan can be tailored to address the cause. If it does not improve seek professional help. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Sterling
Board Certified, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
24 years in practice
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I had a bike accident and have been left with a very sore arm. What can I do for this?

I had a bike accident and have been left with a very sore arm. What can I do for this?

See your doctor...: Too many possibilities exist to really say definitively what's wrong, but it could be a pinched nerve in the neck going down the arm, a shoulder problem, or maybe there was a fracture. A good physical exam and maybe an x-ray can eliminate most possibilities and give you a solid diagnosis. ...Read more

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Dr. Stanley Berger
Board Certified, Cardiology
27 years in practice
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Sore arm, can't raise over head. Is this a sign of a stroke?

Probably not: Weakness rather than soreness is more typical of stroke. Can you grasp and bend with your arm below your head? This may be tendonitis, arthritis or possibly a rotator cuff issue. If you are also having slurred speech, dizziness, changes in your vision, difficulty breathing, chest heaviness, etc. go to the ER now! In any event, you should seek medical attention soon! ...Read more

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