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Why does my ulna in my forearm hurt when doing bicep curls with a dumbell?

Why does my ulna in my forearm hurt when doing bicep curls with a dumbell?

Forearm and wrist: position has a significant effect on stresses to those regions when doing a bikes curl. It depends upon what portion of the wrist or forearm ones dressing BUT oversupination or rotated with palm too far up , may put a lot of stress on the ulna at the wrist or mid forearm. If it is only positional, thenone should modify that postion. If it is all the time one may need an evaluation for an injury ...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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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 ?

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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My wrist, elbow and especially forearm hurt from using the computer all day. I've tried different postures, mouse/trackpads, and nothing works. Help?

My wrist, elbow and especially forearm hurt from using the computer all day. I've tried different postures, mouse/trackpads, and nothing works. Help?

dictate: It certainly sounds like an overuse syndrome of the upper extremity related to computer use, although an exam would be beneficial. A counterforce brace can sometimes help with the forearm and elbow complaints. Have you considered dictating some of your work? With some of the better voice recognition software now available, you may not need to be doing as much keyboard entry and this may help. ...Read more

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I have elbow and forearm pain and it's swollen I am controlling the swelling with ibuprofen but it still hurts?

I have elbow and forearm pain and it's swollen I am controlling the swelling with ibuprofen but it still hurts?

Varies: More history and an exam would be helpful. Was there an injury? Among the more common causes of pain and swelling of the forearm can include overuse syndromes, Tendonitis, epicondylitis, peripheral nerve entrapment syndromes, among other possibilities. Don't hesitate to be seen for a specific diagnosis. ...Read more

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Hi My wrist and forearm hurt and sore . It's sore when I flex my wrist back . What should I do ? I have a wrist brace on

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My wrist and forearm hurt and sore . It's sore when I flex my wrist back . What should I do ? I have a wrist brace on

NSAID and rest: You can apply ice and or heat to the area. Take an anti-inflammatory medication like advil or aleve. If you do not have a history of trauma, give this 1-2 weeks. If you do not improve, see an orthopedist. If you have a history of a trauma, you should get an xray. ...Read more

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The ulnar side of my rt forearm, little&ring fingers hurt a lot after writing half page, sometimes back of elbow & axilla & left forearm hurt. ?

Nerve irritation : The ulnar nerve could be irritated for various reasons, like injury, overuse, inflammation. Usually anti-inflammatory medication helps and wearing a brace to assist rest and stability as well. If symptoms are persistent try to have it checked. ...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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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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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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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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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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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