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What is the definition or description of: Arm stiffness?

What is the definition or description of: Arm stiffness?

See below: Arm stiffness would generally describe a loss of range of motion of one or more joints in the upper extremity or a normal range of motion but increased resistance through that range of motion in the upper extremity. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Berry
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Arm Stiffness (Definition)

Arm stiffness would generally describe a loss of range of motion of one or more joints in the upper extremity or a normal range of motion but increased resistance through that range of motion ...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

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I have numbing and tingling in my arm, stiffness in wrist, bulging veins in hand bright blue veins what can cause this?

I have numbing and tingling in my arm, stiffness in wrist, bulging veins in hand bright blue veins what can cause this?

? Blood Clot: You need a detailed examination from a hand and upper extremity specialist. Bulging veins may signify poor venous drainage from your hand, and this could be due to a variety of reasons, including blood clots, thoracic outlet syndrome - to name two. ...Read more

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What can cause stiff arm joints and fluid collection?

What can cause stiff arm joints and fluid collection?

Stiff arms: You may have some type of inflammatory condition. Try an over the counter anti-inflammatory. If no improvement get a medical evaluation. ...Read more

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What should I do? I have painful, swollen and stiffness in my left arm?

See a doctor soon: This could be one of a few things. One could be a compartment syndrome and it is an emergency and needs to be treated soon. See a doctor soon. ...Read more

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I experience pain and stiffness where my arms and shoulders meet. Is there anything i can do to reduce this? What could be causing it?

Muscle spasms : You can be having muscle spasms and aches from a viral infection since you also have coughing fever and headaches if you have superficial muscle spasms, you can be helped usually by massage or hot packs. ...Read more

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Pain swelling and stiffness in arms and legs?

Pain swelling and stiffness in arms and legs?

Doctor can evaluate: Pain, swelling, and stiffness in the arms and legs can be due to many things, so a doctor should evaluate. If a person was fine before, then the new symptoms can be due to an infection, an auto-immune problem, an allergic reaction, a medication effect or side effect, etc... The doctor will also check to see if the person's past medical disorders are causing the new symptoms. ...Read more

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What can I do to ease forearm stiffness? It hurts when I fully straighten or curl my arms.

What can I do to ease forearm stiffness? It hurts when I fully straighten or curl my arms.

Therapy: Sounds like you have tight muscles, tendons and possibly the joint capsule. Stretching exercises are key to recovery. Consider getting help from a physical therapist. Be persistent and consistent with your exercises. ...Read more

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I some times feel stiffness in elbows & feel a little relaxed after stretching my arms, but this stiffness recurs after some time. Kindly advise.

I some times feel stiffness in elbows & feel a little relaxed after stretching my arms, but this stiffness recurs after some time. Kindly advise.

Hmmm?: Is this stiffness caused by anything you do? I.E. Weightlifting or some type of physical labor? It could be early osteoarthritis or it could just be muscle stiffness. Keep stretching and try a short course of aleve (naproxen). Be well. ...Read more