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#1 kelowna52


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Posted 20 February 2007 - 09:31 AM

Good afternoon everyone, I hope you all are having a pain free day. I was wondering about arm pain. My arms just throb and alot of pain in my elbows, and my hands. Does this sound like the norm for you guy's? I have body pain basically all over but the last few days it's very intense in my arms. I take pain meds but nothing is working, any ideas?

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Posted 20 February 2007 - 09:45 AM

Hi there Jackie S.- I too have pretty bad arm pain. I have actually had a few new feelings going on in the past couple months. I can no longer rest my elbows on the table, my arms feel really heavy and throbby. Sometimes I feel like my cup is too heavy to hold. One of the things to take up with my rheumatologist when I see him next. No suggestions as far as what to do, just one more thing to deal with. Hope you feel better :) kellyann

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Posted 20 February 2007 - 10:54 AM

hi jackie,
I to just started having arm pain. I get sharp pains though my arms and somtimes they feel very heavy. I'm not sure why they do that. but I'm guessing it's the hardness and tightness of the arms. and not enough blood flow. but that's my guess. I to plan on asking my doctor.
sorry not much help

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Posted 20 February 2007 - 11:06 AM

Dear Jackie,
Recently my arms have felt very heavy and my left elbow especially has really been hurting. It hurts when my elbow touches my chair. My hands are really hurting. I believe that the skin is tightening. My foot doctor yesterday told me that the top of my feet and tips of my toes are hurting due to tightening and tendons tightening. Take care! I can't take any pain meds due to watermelon stomach so I don't know what to suggest.

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Posted 20 February 2007 - 11:30 AM

Hi all,

One of the things my rheumatologist suggest I do for my arm/elbow pain was the following: Take 2 athletic socks and cut the toes out. Stuff the heel portion with cotton balls. Then at night slip in on over my arm so that my elbows were cushioned in the cotton balls. It did help sleeping a lot! I hope this helps someone.

Warm wishes,

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Posted 20 February 2007 - 11:43 AM


Did this start after your big shopping spree?? :P Probably from getting that credit card in and out and in and out all day long.

Seriously, could be many things. A few being - tennis elbow - working on the pc too much, (repetitive strain) neuropathy, or just simply that your back in out of alignment. If it continues please give your doctor a call.
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Posted 20 February 2007 - 02:41 PM

Thanks to all of you for your input. Pamella your probably right about the credit cards, I did have a couple of great days, jam packed full of shopping, eating, and lots of fun. I look forward to many more of those days in the future. I think I will try the heating pad and see how that feels. Thanks again for your help.

Jackie S.

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Posted 20 February 2007 - 10:12 PM

Heidi, what a great idea with the socks. One of my doctors suggested those wooly elbow protectors they use in nursing homes and hospitals for bed patients. They have helped me a lot, but the socks would work just as well and be much cheaper!

Mary in Texas