Doctor insights on:
Tightness In Both Arms
I have r.S.I. For 7yrs & I have recurring pain & tightness in both upper arms/shoulders & also recurring carpal tunnel symptoms. Will it ever heal?
RSI can improve: Repetitive stress injury can take a long time to heal. Improper ergonomics and incorrect posture can be a contributing factor as well. Best treatment is appropriate stretching and strengthening as directed by a physical therapist, being mindful of posture, as well as taking breaks from repetitive tasks. Consider having your neck evaluated as a pinched nerve can cause similar pain complaints. ...Read more
You need to see doc: You do need to be seen emergently, because you are at risk for another cardiac event and the symptoms could be quite different now with the Stent. Please don't delay! ...Read more
I've been having odd pains in my arms, almost like growing pains very tight and constricted in different parts of my arms on both arms for a month.
Unclear: Based on limited history it is hard to give any advice except see your MD. Any problem that hangs around this long needs to have a good checkup. You list heart disease in family but at your age it's very unusual for that to be the cause. Make sure you are taking a multivitamin as many teens don't eat balanced and lack of certain minerals can cause muscle fatigue. Drink lots of water - c MD soon ...Read more
Warm sensation travelled from my fingertips to shoulders in both arms. Fifteen minutes later my insides were jittery & for 2 hours head & neck tight.
Neck injury/pain: The nerves to your arms travel through your neck. Thus, if you have some type of neck injury, infection, or arthritis that interacts with these nerves, you will have "tingling" or "electric shock" like sensations in the areas that are served by those nerves (such as your arms). Nerve injury or damage can also cause jittery sensations. ...Read more
Tingling in both arms and weird heavy feeling and slightly tight around my armpits... What's wrong? I have eds, and asthma, but never had this before.
More history: You will need to provide a more detailed history including your age, gender, and other risk factors. If you are over 50 and have hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and/or diabetes, you need to see a cardiologist. If eds means erectile dysfunction, then I think this may be a sign of an impending heart attack. Run, don't walk to your cardiologist's office. ...Read more
I have sharp pains in my elbows, biceps, shoulder. Both arms also feel tight. Last year I got a stress test my heart checked all was ok.?
Rheumatologist: Your symptoms sound more related to muscles, tendons, ligaments. Or peripheral nerves. I recommend a consultation with a rheumatologist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
What are the causes for clonus hyperreflexia in both arms and legs. MRI shows no signs of MS or neuron impairment?
MRI only tells: .. part of the story. If you have myoclonus and hyper-reflexia, you must establish a strong relationship with a good neurologist in order to get diagnosed and treated as soon as possible. North of the equator, there are several devastating neurological disorders that cause these symptoms, multiple sclerosis being only one of them. Please get yourself diagnosed quickly. ...Read more
I was just suddenly sick with sever pains in my chest feeling like being crushed also pain down both arms. And my arm muscles tighter to the pocouldii?
You need to be seen: Crushing chest pain could be a serious emergency. You have very complex pain problems and only someone who knows you could treat this new pain problem. If that person is unavailable, then you could seek help with someone else today and ask for consultation with your pain specialist. Good luck! ...Read more
Tendonitis: You more than likely have tendonitis if both elbows are hurting. In your daily workouts try to avoid (for a couple of weeks) weights that involve holding free or universal wts. Try to avoid using a "power grip". Work out your legs for awhile and do some cardio. Let your elbows rest and try an anti inflammatory (ibuprofen) medicine. If u don't improve after a few weeks see your pcp. Good luck! ...Read more
No: ' Snapping triceps ' in my experience is rare, usually associated w/ ulnar nerve (funny bone) subluxation, and most often, unilateral. Best advice is to get a thorough examination by a sports medicine trained ORS. Commonly, 'snapping triceps' occurs later in extension of the elbow (110 degrees), whereas ulnar n.'snapping' @ 75degrees)... (earlier before full extension).exam is the key. GL! ...Read more
Doctor can evaluate: Is chronic wind the stomach gas & bloating, with a need to burp? Or, is chronic wind the intestinal gas, with a need to pass gas via the anus (fart)? Stomach gas and heartburn (reflux) can cause chest pains. Chest pains can also be spasms in the esophagus or angina pain (as in heart attack pain). The aorta is also in the chest. Pains going down the arms can also be effects on spinal cord nerves. ...Read more
Hyperventilation: Complaint of paresthesias in both upper extremities & peri-oral region of face is a non-physiologic/anatomic pattern of neural function/expression. More likely explanation is systemic metabolic changes in blood acid-base balance incited by hyperventilation. Underlying anxiety disorder is commonly primary cause in the symptom-arousing causal chain of these physiologic events. ...Read more
Rash: This would require in-person assessment for accurate diagnosis and treatment plan. ...Read more
Hyperventilation: Complaint of paresthesias in both upper extremities & peri-oral region of face is a non-physiologic/anatomic pattern of neural function/expression. More likely explanation are systemic metabolic changes in blood acid-base balance incited by hyperventilation. Underlying anxiety disorder is commonly the primary cause in the symptom-arousing causal chain of these physiologic events. Angst treatment? ...Read more
My elbow hurt if I strech my arm to the max. Both arms. If I punch or shoot at hockey it really hurt?
What should I do if I have a rash all up both arms and I don't know why. Did I get bit or did I just put something on them?
Pain which starts from upper neck to both arms, what could be the reasons. I am an it professional. Is it because of my profession?
Had an nerve test and emg done on both arms. Nerve on inside of left elbow would not responde to the stimulation. What does that mean and causes?
Pinched nerve: The nerve on the inside of the elbow (ulnar nerve) can get pinched in the elbow as it goes thru a bony groove in that area. Depending on what symptoms were present prior to the test treatment will vary. Severe cases require surgical decompression. Discuss these results with your physician. ...Read more
Ulnar nerve symptoms (shock feeling) in both arms out of nowhere, seems to fade in the morning, increase as the day goes on, and is worse at night?
Ulnar Nerve: Symptoms that worsen as the day progresses and resolve with sleep may be due to something else like Thoracic Outlet Syndrome or C8 cervical radiculopathy. Parasthesias occur in the 5th and 4th fingers. With C8 issues there is often radiation of the discomfort from the base of the neck to the fingers. If due to cervical spondylolisthesis or a disk protrusion reclining may take the pressure of roots ...Read more
Can you please explain the assymetric pain associated with als. Does it go away in one week? I had pain in both arms for one week that was severe.
Als: I'm not aware of als causing pain, even temporarily. A neurologist would be better qualified to answer your question, however. ...Read more
After an intense cardio workout I started to feel tingling on both arms like it was vibrating inside my arms. It faded away after 30min or so. Why?
Lately I wake up with numbness and heaviness across my shoulders and down the backs of both arms. No weakness. Can last most of the day. Worrisome?
Yes: This may indicate a type of muscular spasm or a neurological problem or even something wrong in your upper vertebrae. It is not alarming and may be just a problem of aging but I would strongly advise you to consult with your family physician. ...Read more
Received allergy injection 8 hrs ago in both arms. Right one hurts majorly. Other doesn't. Been getting shots weekly for 13 years no pain after. Help?
Local reactions: Reactions to allergy shots, even local reactions, can occur at anytime even after years of receiving them. Often it is due to technique or how a particular shot was given. Be sure to mention it next time you go for a shot. ...Read more
Since I get married. Pumples appeared on both arms. They are small and some red or white. Are still stuck on my arms what's the cause and the solution?
See a dermatologist: Without being able to see these and get a full detailed history cannot diagnose you. Go and get a professional assessment. ...Read more
6 weeks ago, I started getting a shooting pain down both arms whenever I got a fright. It was a sudden change and it's continued since. Should I worry?
Probably not serious: This type of pain is usually not serious in a young person, but there are some medical conditions that can make it worse. Hyperventilation can cause pain, tingling and numbness in the arms, but it is worse if you have a low calcium level. Best to talk with your doctor about these pains. ...Read more
Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin blisters. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause blisters on the skin. Insect bites can also cause blisters. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more