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Does your arm hurt more when you press on it? Which area hurts the most?
Have the ibuprofen and hot and cold compresses helped you with your symptoms?
The arm is uncomfortable (does not really hurt) when I press on it. The pain comes when I try to curl my hair, put my arm behind my back to zip a dress or try to take a sweatshirt over my head. It hurts in the area above my elbow about three inches. The ibuprofen helps for a time, but I wake during the night if I have laid on the arm at all. The hot compresses help more than the cold.
and how long have you had these symptoms for?
Have you been to any doctor or had any tests for this?
Do you have any other medical conditions?
Are you on any other medications for anything?
For about a month. No I have not seen a doctor, but I am seriously considering it. I had a similar problem in my right upper arm a few years ago, which was dianosed as arthritis in the shoulder. I was sent to physical therapy, but I was finally give a steriod shot that took care of the problem. I have not had any problem with the right arm since. I have been trying the exercises that I was given at that time to see if they would help this time.
I do not have any medical conditions and I am not on any medications at this time.
well, I do agree with you..
I think that arthritis is one of the possibilities for you here as well
and I think that this should be further evaluated starting with an xray of your joint
the other possibility is a adhesive capsulitis
which can cause one to have these kind of symptoms
if you have not responded to a month's course of ibuprofen and hot compresses
then a visit to a doctor is certainly required to rule these conditions out
a steroid injection may again be required in your case
are you with me?
I will call my family physican and see what he can do. Thank you.