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Right shoulder pain & numbness of thumb and forearm, sporadic pain in mid back and neck. Constant chest pain diagnosed not heart lung or GI related?

Right shoulder pain & numbness of thumb and forearm, sporadic pain in mid back and neck. Constant chest pain diagnosed not heart lung or GI related?

Disc herniation: Your symptoms could be related to a cervical or thoracic disk herniation. The chest pain could also be musculoskeletal (from your chest wall) like costochondritis. It's important to make sure your symptoms are not from other internal organs as you indicated. Discuss other possible musculoskeletal causes of your symptoms with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can do about the hand/forearm pain associated with dysgraphia?

Is there anything I can do about the hand/forearm pain associated with dysgraphia?

Dystonia: Writer's cramp is a type of focal dystonia in which patients report pain and distortion of the hand and forearm while writing. Few medications may be tried. However, the best alternative may be botulinum toxin chemodenervation (botox). Consult with your physician for proper diagnosis and care. ...Read more

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I am experiencing wrist pain and forearm pain. The following also describes me: Hand pain. What should I do?

I am experiencing wrist pain and forearm pain. The following also describes me: Hand pain. What should I do?

Wrist pain: Can be tendonitis, wrist joint synovitis, disorders of cartilage, early rx includes ice, saids and gentle (not too tight) wrist splinting. If pain persists see a health care provider. They can examine you and take X-rays. Tendonitis does not show on X-ray but ligament disorders may show as uneven arrangement of bones as well as ruling out fracture or arthritis ...Read more

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Have "early sjogrens", fibro. Hand, forearm pain, tingling fits carpal tunnel but ok in am until use, hasn't woken me Just sjo, fibro pains? Dr ignored

Have "early sjogrens", fibro. Hand, forearm pain, tingling fits carpal tunnel but ok in am until use, hasn't woken me Just sjo, fibro pains? Dr ignored

May not be carpal: Tunnel (CT). According to the theories of John Lyftogt, MD & as seen in my practice, not all 'carpal tunnel' is due to the classic median nerve entrapment. More importantly, diagnosis by dr. That truly understands peripheral neuropathy may provide best diagnosis & treatment. Starting w/neurologist may be helpful. The whole syndrome has me suspicious as Sjogrens, fibro, & CT DON'T have same cause. ...Read more

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Right hand pain. Sensitive skin upon touch. No trauma wrist rotation and use of hand painful all fingers hurt forearm pain when rotating wrist. Cause?

Right hand pain. Sensitive skin upon touch. No trauma wrist rotation and use of hand painful all fingers hurt forearm pain when rotating wrist. Cause?

Hand Pain: This is an unusua and complexl enough mix of symptoms that i'd say you should be seen by a hand doctor. That's not to say you need to worry about it, but some things just need to be seen in person. ...Read more

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How can I treat wrist and forearm pain from using a mouse and computer keypad so often?

How can I treat wrist and forearm pain from using a mouse and computer keypad so often?

Wrist pain: The type of wrist pain you are describing is due to your hand and forearm being in an abnormal position for hours. The best ways to relieve this is attempting to avoid the activity if possible, mouse/keyboard pads and over the counter wrist braces. Many OTC wrist braces work very well for people with symptoms such as yours in an office setting. ...Read more

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What can be done about wrist and forearm pain from mainly using mouse and computer keypad?

Depends on the prob: Try to use an ergonomic mouse and keyboard. If that doesn't help then you should be examined by someone who specializes in musculoskeletal medicine. ...Read more

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Severe chronic elbow and forearm pain (constant) for 3+ months? What are some treatments for this?

Depends what it is: Seeing your doc will help to sort this out. But, it sound like you could have lateral epicondylitis. Hurts with gripping, grabbing, pulling. Sharp and/or dull pain at the lateral elbow. That radiates up into the arm and down into the forearm. Treat with ice, wrist brace and exercise but ultimately may need a cortisone injection. ...Read more

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Hyper extension elbow now forearm pain when I make a fist what can I do or take to make pain go away?

Hyper extension elbow now forearm pain when I make a fist what can I do or take to make pain go away?

Sounds like you had-: Strained the flexors of your hand, hence causing pain with attempts to make a fist.

You need to be seen by an orthopedist so an xray, ;/or an us can be done to confirm the DX and treatment started.
In the meantime, rest the elbow with rice (rest, ice, compression and elevate)in a sling + pain meds lie with aleve (naproxen) or ibuprofen.
Mri might be necessary, if none of the investigations help. ...Read more

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Pain in both anterolateral forearm for 1yr. Pain aggravated by lifting wt and any pressure on that part of forearm, radiates to thumb. Pls Advise?

Pain in both anterolateral forearm for 1yr. Pain aggravated by lifting wt and any pressure on that part of forearm, radiates to thumb. Pls Advise?

This most likely: Represents an overuse or strain phenomenon of the forearm ligaments. I suspect you are continuing to do activities -- weight lifting, work or hobbies involving repetitive motion, lots of handwriting, etc -- that perpetuate the strain. Placing the wrist and forearm in an immobilizing splint may help, as may NSAIDs/ibuprofen. However, after a year, I would advise seeing a bone and joint specialist. ...Read more

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Forearm pain while heavy lifting, should I be concerned?

Yes: U R overusing your 4arm muscles which usually means U R using weights that R 2 heavy. Use lighter weights & do more reps. ...Read more

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Random severe forearm pain, arm goes rock hard, and swells noticeably & causes severe pain, happened twice in 3 days? Should I be worried.

Random severe forearm pain, arm goes rock hard, and swells noticeably & causes severe pain, happened twice in 3 days? Should I be worried.

Depends: Hard to say what this is, depends some on what you were doing before the onset of the pain and swelling, how quickly it arose and how long it lasted. One possibility can be exertional compartment syndrome, but never have seen this in the forearm before. If this continues you should go in to be seen. ...Read more

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Left forearm pain that increases with touch or extension. Could this be from holding a cell phone in texting position for several consecutive hours?

Left forearm pain that increases with touch or extension. Could this be from holding a cell phone in texting position for several consecutive hours?

Yes could be: You have firearm pain. You were texting for several hours and think this could be the culprit. It could be. Try a pain reliever and see if it gets better. In the future try to take a break from any repetitive movements. Do not text and drive ever. ...Read more

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Right forearm pain feels like little bumps on muscle.?

Right forearm pain feels like little bumps on muscle.?

Bumps: Probably need more info. However bumps on forearm can be infection, abscess, skin reactio such as hives or nerves, fibroma. Location, size and number would help to determine. ...Read more

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Forearm pain down 2 fingers with ocassional cramps what would cause this?

Depends: With your history of major procedures for nerve pain, you have to distinguish old from new, and the possibility of overuse of an arm with chronic weakness. Seek your physicians help in obtaining physical or occupational therapy to maintain proper posture through the day and with your duties at home. New pain may require an EMG to clarify your medical treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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I woke up today with sore forearms and it feels difficult to grab thing with my thumb?

I woke up today with sore forearms and it feels difficult to grab thing with my thumb?

Compression palsy: It is possible that you laid on the forearm or leaned against it too long over night, causing a mild compression palsy (nerve is injured and so thumb does not work well). There is medical condition: saturday night palsy--a drunken person sleeping on the bench leaning on his arm all night, next day can't straighten wrist our because of nerve injury. If not better, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What to do if I have been having wrist and forearm pain on my left arm, could it be from a heavy watch?

Try not wearing it: Try a break from wearing a watch (you could wear it on the other side if you have to have the time readily available), and see what happens. If your problem persists, see a hand and upper extremity specialist. ...Read more

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The top of my forearm, 2 inchs above my wrist hurts when I move my thumb or my wrist. What could this be?

The top of my forearm, 2 inchs above my wrist hurts when I move my thumb or my wrist. What could this be?

Intersection syndrom: This is known as intersection syndrome. It developes secondary to tendonitis in the 2nd and 1st extensor compartment. The pain arises at the point where the 1st extensor compartment tendons pass over the extensor carpi radials tendons resulting in pain with thumb motion, and wrist motion. This is an overuse syndrome that usually responds to conservative modalities like splinting, and therapy. ...Read more

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Fell on my wrist. It hurts to move it up, grip or lift anything or rotate my forearm. Pain with moving up is becoming less.

Fell on my wrist. It hurts to move it up, grip or lift anything or rotate my forearm. Pain with moving up is becoming less.

Need follow up: If ur initial evaluation and x rays were normal. A follow up evaluation & new xrays because a navicular fracture maybe normal initially but may show up in 2 wks later. U, in my opinion u should b casted 4 immobilizing the wrist, and it makes sure u return 4 follow up. If still sore and ur ortho guy is still suspicious a ct and or bone scan will help solve the riddle. I do the ct, bone scan next. ...Read more

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My left wrist is very painful at the base of my thumb and sometimes spreads to my whole wrist and up my forearm a little. Why?

My left wrist is very painful at the base of my thumb and sometimes spreads to my whole wrist and up my forearm a little. Why?

Arthritis or break: There are 3 bones in your thumb: two in the digit and one in the hand. Pain where the digit meets the hand could be in the joint (arthritis) or one of the thumb's tendons. Pain at the point where the bone in the hand meets the wrist could be a wrist fracture. These are sometimes missed on initial x-rays after an injury. Either way, you need an x-ray of the thumb, hand & wrist. ...Read more

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I had right forearm pain and wrist pain for a few days now. It hurts right in the middle of my forearm. What can I do for it?

There are a variety: There are a variety of structures there. It could be tendon which may be my first consideration. But you have muscles, nerves, blood vessels, bone all there. Any of these can be the problem. You can try heat on the area but you may need to see your physician for a definitive diagnosis ...Read more

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Numb thumb forearm and oainful shoulder?

Numb thumb forearm and oainful shoulder?

Nerve compression: My first concern would be a disk in your neck compressing nerve roots, specificantly c5-c6 but there are other things even carpal tunnel or a strain of the biceps tendon in the shoulder. Of course the shoulder and thumb could be completely unrelated. Check with a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist. ...Read more

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When I reach for something I get a sharp ripping stabbing feeling in underside of forearm about an inch below my thumb wearing brace isn't helping?

When I reach for something I get a sharp ripping stabbing feeling in underside of forearm about an inch below my thumb wearing brace isn't helping?

Tendonitis: If there hasn't been an injury to the area it is likely Tendonitis. It can be quite painful. Anti inflammatory medications (ibuprofen), ice, and rest will help. On occasion a steroid injection can be helpful as well. If it persists or worsens have a doctor examine it. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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Extreme forearm pain from typing at call center. Have been at this job 6 years and it's too painful to type. Can I get dr's note? Don't want to quit

Extreme forearm pain from typing at call center. Have been at this job 6 years and it's too painful to type. Can I get dr's note? Don't want to quit

Tendenitis?: This may be from inflammation at the elbow. If numbness in fingers is also present, the result of nerve entrapment. Often a change in the sitting position and holding the mouse further away from your body may help. An orthopedic consult appears to be in order if you don't want to quite this job. ...Read more

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I have stabs of pain at my left forearm. Pain is moderate and doesn't get better with NSAID. The stabs last 10sec every5-10 min. Why? Sclerosis multiple?

Needs Evaluation: This issue requires a detailed History and Physical Examination as well as possibly Laboratory Testing, EKG and Imaging Studies. I would not delay seeking medical attention. ...Read more

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Have pain in anterior lateral forearm for 4 months. Pain aggravated by movements and any pressure on that part of forearm, radiates to thumb. Advise?

Have pain in anterior lateral forearm for 4 months. Pain aggravated by movements and any pressure on that part of forearm, radiates to thumb. Advise?

Forearm pain: An orthopedic specialist may be best to evaluate this persistent forearm discomfort. The problem may reside in the wrist as carpal tunnel syndrome, elbow as tendonitis or epicondylitiis, bone disorder or overuse syndrome involving forearm muscles. ...Read more

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I get forearm pain when I lift weights that makes me stop, what can I do?

I get forearm pain when I lift weights that makes me stop, what can I do?

Therapy, stretching: You should seek medical evaluation if your problem persists, but this symptoms is common in weight-lifters. Lifters generally focus on the major muscle groups (biceps/triceps/pecs/back/deltoids) and overlook the smaller forearm muscles that support the weights during those other exercises. Forearm/wrist/elbow stretching followed by low-resistance forearm strengthening exercises should help. ...Read more

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My forearm to my thumb has been sore since doing bloodwork 7 days ago?

My forearm to my thumb has been sore since doing bloodwork 7 days ago?

Unusual: That's unusual but it's possible that the lab technician hit a nerve while drawing your blood, thus possibly causing the pain you are experiencing. Just a thought. If so, it should wane over the next week or so. If not, just touch base with your ordering doctor about it and see what they have to say to be safe. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Why do my hands get tingly and stiff upon standing and fingers get straight, thumb straight and pushed in. Sometimes in forearms every time I stand up?

Why do my hands get tingly and stiff upon standing and fingers get straight, thumb straight and pushed in. Sometimes in forearms every time I stand up?

Needs evaluation: Sounds concerning for some cervical canal narrowing that worsens if you stand and extend your neck. A cervical MRI can assess for any spinal cord/canal concerns. If you are nervous or hyperventilating, that may play a role also. Neck pain, and hand numbness after a night of sleeping raises more concern for your neck being the source. ...Read more

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Am getting burning sensation in forearm and constant pins and needles in thumb over the last 3 days.

Am getting burning sensation in forearm and constant pins and needles in thumb over the last 3 days.

See Doctor: Many possibilities most likely cervical radiculopathy he pinched nerve or neck or couple tunnel syndrome but could also be signs of a stroke. Seek medical attention if any new symptoms to go. Need to see MD for specific diagnosis and treatment ...Read more