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What Is This Scaly Sore On My Arm
I have one sore on my arm don't know where it came from and wont go away i don't know what it is dry mouth thirsty a lot have diarea hair loss?
Need more info: Need to know more dtails in order to give you a propper answer.Where is the soreness located?Wchich joint is stiff?Do you have any other symptoms associated with it?Did you injured the arm/etc. ...Read more
Inflammation: Injury or overuse can cause inflammation of muscle and or tendons. Inflammation can present in a variety of ways ranging from sharp to dull achy pain. Local inflammatory mediators (special natural cell manufactured substances in our bodies) released by the injured structures causes the inflammation and subsequent sypmtoms described by you. ...Read more
Rest: My thought not knowing your overall level of fitness or what you actually did to work out is that you overdid it. If you are sore for a day, that's pretty much normal. But if your soreness lasts 2-3 days, you may be overdoing it. Perhaps some ice or NSAIDs would help your symptoms. Think baseball pitcher with ice on the shoulder after a game. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it nerve pain?: The first thing to do is figure out where the pain is - soft tissues, bone, joint, nerve pain that radiates through the whole arm? With that information it's easier to figure out the source of the pain. It's not uncommon for a person in her 40s to have nerve impingement. It could be a minor irritation or the start of something more serious. It's best to have a doctor evaluate you. ...Read more
How long?: If you did a lot of recent activity with the arm, the soreness may be muscular and should improve in 3-4 days. If your elbow actually locks in place where you can not bend or straighten it that's different. If it locks that is usually a sign of a piece of loose or damaged cartilage in the elbow and should be evaluated by your primary care doctor or an orthopedist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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