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While Im at it...how about a "muscular" pain in my right arm

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While I'm at it...how about a "muscular" pain in my right arm originally from the top of my forearm, just below my elbow, wrapping counterclockwise going down)toward my wrist, hurting to grasp and lift just about anything. Recently, the pain has grown up through my elbow (seemingly the joint itself) and continuing through "muscle" clockwise (going up) toward my shoulder? The lower portion started about 2 months ago...the elbow and up about 3 weeks ago. thx
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 5 years ago.
Hello
Any injuries
Medical problems?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.

No injuries...no medical problems diagnosed.

Expert:  DrRussMD replied 5 years ago.
Any weakness?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Not so much weakness, as a stiffling effect. The "pain" either makes me transfer the object to the other hand, or lower it. It is not as noticeable when lower than perpandicular to the floor.
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 5 years ago.
OK

This is probably a nerve oppression and this can be elbow, shoulder or neck.
Most commonly there is a problem in the cervical spine.
Exam from a physical medicine and rehabilitation doctor will show where, and you might need an MRI to show exactly what.

But the PM&R doc can generally give you home exercises and other manual therapies to correct this.

Sometimes autoimmune disease or other neurological disease, but this would not usually have such a specific distribution.
good luck

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Customer: replied 5 years ago.

Not expecting those words...now I have either another question or more info? My aunt died a year ago of CJD (an absolutely horrible disease as you must know). It was ruled out as being inherited, which I was kind of able to figure out for myself that I wouldn't be in that category based on my age difference w/ her, my mother, their parents and her age of onset (78) . (Based on doctor information provided to me and my own research, the 40-50 year onset period) However, the discussions on such things as eating the same "venison" did come into play. Does your answer at all include any such nuerological thoughts as CJD?

Expert:  DrRussMD replied 5 years ago.
This does not fit CJD at all.
I would not worry about this.
good luck

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