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Why does it hurt when I have to raise my arms to do something?

Why does it hurt when I have to raise my arms to do something?

Shoulder strain??: The symptoms you describe could be due to a shoulder strain. See your family doctor, internist, or orthopedic specialist to confirm your particular diagnosis. ...Read more

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Red spots and raised bumps on arms does not itch or hurt?

Red spots and raised bumps on arms does not itch or hurt?

If the bumps r: on the outer,upper arms,you may have Keratosis Pilaris.This rash is usually most prevalent on the outer upper arms ,but,it can spread to other areas.It is a difficult rash to treat but I use Lac-Hydrin.A dermatologist can help. ...Read more

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My doctor raised my thyroid meds a week ago last night my arms hurt my hands felt like they were on fire all night what's wrong?

My doctor raised my thyroid meds a week ago last night my arms hurt my hands felt like they were on fire all night what's wrong?

Not thyroid: It isn't due to the change in thyroid level, which takes 4-6 weeks to reach a new equilibrium. If symptoms worsen or continue, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have had a raised bump on the side of my arm since before December and I hurts some times should I be worried?

It would be: easier to allay your fears if you would just go see your doctor and let him/her examine you ...Read more

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Red, oval shaped, raised patch on my arm. (about an inch long and a CM wide) is not flaky, does not itch or hurt. What could this be?

Red, oval shaped, raised patch on my arm. (about an inch long and a CM wide) is not flaky, does not itch or hurt. What could this be?

Large patch: Have your doctor look at it, measure it to determine what it is, especially if its that large and raised. Depends how long you've had it, how much has changed over time, and what you might have done to it to self treat it. Your doctor will refer you to dermatology if they need a second opinion. Glad it doesn't itch, hurt or otherwise bother you. ...Read more

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I keep developing tiny red dots on my inner arm that come and go. They don't hurt or itch they aren't raised. Could it be from lifting my daughter?

I keep developing tiny red dots on my inner arm that come and go. They don't hurt or itch they aren't raised. Could it be from lifting my daughter?

Folliculitis or: keratosis pilaris. You have periodic folliculitis. This is a condition in which the bases of the hair shafts becomes infected by bacteria leading to red bumps around the hair shafts. These can be treated with good skin hygiene and topical antibiotic ointment. Another possibility would be something called keratosis pilaris, which is a benign condition does not require treatment. ...Read more

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What can I do for my "almost" torn rotator cuff? It hurts when my arm is forward and raised to about a  100 degree angle.  

What can I do for my "almost" torn rotator cuff? It hurts when my arm is forward and raised to about a  100 degree angle.  

Phys therapy, rest: An angry injured rotator cuff that is intact but at risk for tearing is a common complaint. We use terms like impingement or rotator cuff tendinitis to describe this. The initial treatment is recommended to be, rest from any causative activities, exercises to strengthen the rotator cuff muscles (physical therapy), a trial of non-steroidal anti-inflammatories. Injections into the are may also help. ...Read more

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What would red spot be on arm. Not raised in any way, doesn't hurt or itch. About 1/4 inch round had it for at least a year?

See your doctor: It is really hard to diagnose a rash without seeing it. I would recommend discussing it with your physician at your next visit. ...Read more