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I woke up a week ago with my right arm hurting - severe muscle

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I woke up a week ago with my right arm hurting - severe muscle weakness - I can barely lift a gallon of milk. I thought I just laid on it wrong during the night and it would go away - after a week I still have the problem - I have a DR appt this afternoon, do I mention it? What could it be?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Robert Fernando replied 5 years ago.

Do you spent long hours working on a computer keyboard?
Do you have associated numbness in right arm?
Any other symptoms?

Edited by Robert Fernando on 2/1/2011 at 6:30 PM EST
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
I do work on a computer all day - no other numbness or pain
Expert:  Robert Fernando replied 5 years ago.

Due to continuous use of Right hand while using computer this has lead to irritation of the median nerve and has resulted in weakness and pain in right arm .

This condition is called as Carpal tunnel syndrome.

The line of treatment is- Rest, immobilization of the wrist in a splint, and ice application. Also the use of Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), is very helpful. The use of Non steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, also helps in this relief from the symptoms. Your doctor can consider for- nerve conduction studies.

Dr Robert.

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