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Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Arm Stiffness (Definition)

Arm stiffness is a symptom in which a person's arm feels stiff when he or somebody else tries to move it. Neurological problems or joint problems ...Read more


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So after the weekend rest why is my arm stiffness and soreness not going away?

So after the weekend rest why is my arm stiffness and soreness not going away?

Need more rest: Depending on the reason for your symptoms, a weekend may not be sufficient to achieve complete recovery. Continue rest, ice, and antiinflammatories. If symptoms are unbearable or worsen then see an orthopedic surgeon for clarity in diagnosis. ...Read more

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Arm stiffness/tight forearm muscle at work?

Arm stiffness/tight forearm muscle at work?

Many reasons: If your job requires lifting then one could develop pain and stiffness in their forearms/arms. There could be many reasons ranging from nerve, muscle, tendon or bone problems. Simple causes could include fatigue and inflammation in the muscles and tendons. See an orthopedic surgeon to clarify your diagnosis. ...Read more

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Arm stiffness/tight forearm muscle problem, please help!?

Arm stiffness/tight forearm muscle problem, please help!?

Is there is any his-: Tory of injury or infection of the arm/forearm areas? Tight muscles probably would result from severe scarring, either injury/surgery or infections. An infrequent but bad problem would be a compartment syndrome ( from an injury, compression of a cast) can certainly cause tightness of the forearm. Stiffness of the elbow joint can be from any severe injury to it. Best is you see an orthopod. ...Read more

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Arm stiffness and tight forearm muscle. What are next steps?

Arm stiffness and tight forearm muscle. What are next steps?

Aerobic conditioning: The first step towards fitness is aerobic conditioning, adequate sleep and balanced diet. Subsequently, you can add a program of gradual resistive exercises. Both combined and associated with the proper diet, should gradually correct stiffness and muscle pain. ...Read more

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Upper arm stiffness and pain in both arms can't carry my baby?

Hmmm?: When both arms are involved i think of either something in your neck like a pinched nerve or simply overuse from lifting too much. Best to get some help with the baby and see if things settle down.... If not get it checked. ...Read more

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Can nautical vertigo/boatfeeling be a symptom of Als? Also have burning pain in upper right arm + stiffness/pain in right forearm. Twitches on and off

Can nautical vertigo/boatfeeling be a symptom of Als? Also have burning pain in upper right arm + stiffness/pain in right forearm. Twitches on and off

Not likely: we have not see dizziness as a typical symptom of ALS in our office, but if you have other neurologic symptoms, I definitely recommend a visit with a neurologist. ...Read more

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I have urinary problems, extreme pain in muscles at top of right arm, stiffness in all limbs, dizzy when standing?

I have urinary problems, extreme pain in muscles at top of right arm, stiffness in all limbs, dizzy when standing?

Hard to say: This is difficult to say. You could have an infection, viral or UTI. If you are not better or things worsen, you should see an MD to get your blood pressure and urine checked and perhaps lab work. ...Read more