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Just recently my arms hurt me so badly, every time I lift

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Just recently my arms hurt me so badly, every time I lift them up or behind me. what can cause this to happen. My arms are hurting just as i am typing.
JA: What seems to make the symptoms worse or better? In general, how would you describe your health lately?
Customer: when I raise my arms or try to put them behind me, also while i am typing hurts me so bad. Doing nothing makes them feel better.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: I am a 59 yo woman, in so so health.
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Moe Zafarani replied 1 month ago.

I'll be glad to help.

Arm pain when lifting them up, in absence of trauma can indicate a muscle pathology whether it is a muscle tension or an inflammation of the muscles. A neurological exam can help with further diagnostic testing that would be needed.

On another note, chest pain can present in atypical fashion in women as "arm pain" or "jaw pain" - sometimes women can be completely asymptomatic while having a heart attack.

I would advise an urgent exam to first rule out any cardiac origin of the pain you are suffering from, to be followed by a neurological exam next.

If your heart is not behind the conditions above, then muscle strain and/or muscle myopathy (inflammation) can be worked on next.

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warm regards,

Expert:  Moe Zafarani replied 1 month ago.

:)

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Thank you very much for your answer. At least I now know what doctor to see.
Expert:  Moe Zafarani replied 1 month ago.

You're most welcome, best of luck to you, and please don't forget to leave a positive rating

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