Medical

Have Medical Questions? Ask a Doctor Online!

Ask a Doctor,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Medical
This answer was rated:

My upper arm is really sore, it has a burning sensation with

hey there my upper arm is...
hey there
my upper arm is really sore, it has a burning sensation with pain that radiates from that down and through my bicep muscle, into the muscles that run down my forearm and into my hand, i also have a dull burning ache into my shoulder muscle up into the side of my neck. my collar bone is seriously painful. My hand tingles most of the time. my doctor has sent me for x-rays but this has not shown anything. i have two distinct lines at either end of my bicep that were never there before - the top line actually creases when i lift my arm - i am not a weight lifter so this should not be happening. I have had no accidents or broken any bones. It is very draining and i am tired all of the time ..
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Medical Question
Answered in 3 minutes by:
1/2/2010
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 36,935
Experience: MBBS MS. Post doctoral fellowship in Sports Medicine. General surgeon and sports medicine specialist
Verified

Greetings.

Since how long are your symptoms?

Is there any redness, swelling, tenderness, warmth in arm or forearm?

Are you diabetic?

Are you on any medications or supplements?

Dr. Arun

Ask Your Own Medical Question
Customer reply replied 8 years ago
My symptoms have been maybe three months now - it started out as being quite manageable but over time it is an awful lot worse - there is only slight swelling around the out part of my arm pit - nothing else except for the funny lines. there is no 'warmth' in my arm or forearm. i am not a diabetic but i do have a slight heart condition that i am taking aspirin, amlodipine and simvastatin for - this condition was diagnosed maybe in February last year? the specialist thought i might have syndrome x but this has not been confirmed as my doctor has never discussed his findings with me (she is a bit forgetful) the pain in my arm is very very sore and it is the worst it has been yesterday and today - i am not looking forward to tomorrow. I have almost full movement in my arm, i have trouble getting my car into reverse gear and driving is pretty sore too. it is more painful when i lift my arm outwards and when i move it across my body with the elbow pointing outwards. it pops sometimes and when it does that i almost faint it is that sore ..

Greetings.

Which area was x-rayed?

Was an MRI of shoulder and / or neck contemplated?

Have you consulted a specialist like orthopedics?

What specific movements of your shoulder, elbow or neck are painful and restricted?

Since how long are you taking Simvastatin?

Dr. Arun

Ask Your Own Medical Question
Customer reply replied 8 years ago
6 xrays were taken, front, back, twist out twist in upper and under. My doctor has ordered a scan to be done but that could take months for the appointment, have been taking simvastatin for about 9 months -

Hello,

Simvastatin can cause myalgia and arthralgia (muscle, joint, tendon and bursa problems) and pain in soft tissues; so if this started after the medication this may be one of the consideration of the cause. Please read the side effect section of the resource;

http://www.rxlist.com/zocor-drug.htm

The other causes of consideration would be;

1) Bicipital tendinitis

2) Frozen shoulder

3) Biceps rupture

4) Brachial neuritis

5) Rotator cuff disease

6) Cervical radiculopathy

7) Cervical spondylosis

8) Suprascapular neuropathy

Majority of people with above problems will respond to physical therapy alone. The program should be aggressive, daily and assisted by the physical therapist. The regimen consists of active and active-assistive range-of-motion exercises combined with stretching. Pain may occur early but within six to eight weeks progress is usually made. Other treatment modalities such as heat and massage may help. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory analgesics may also be beneficial. Deep electrotherapy in the form of short wave diathermy, Interferential current, trans cutaneous electrical stimulation, iontophoresis, phonophoresis also is very help initially.

Those people who do not respond to the initial physical therapy are considered for the following;

1) A subacromial corticosteroid injection

2) A glenohumeral intra articular injection

3) Surgery; arthroscopic or open surgery

Following investigations would be required;

1) X-ray of the neck spine

2) MRI of the neck and shoulder

3) Nerve conduction velocity (NCV) study

4) Electromyography (EMG)

You can consult following specialists;

a) Orthopedist

b) Neurologist

c) MD in Physical medicine and rehabilitation

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

Dr. Arun

Dr. Arun Phophalia
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 36,935
Experience: MBBS MS. Post doctoral fellowship in Sports Medicine. General surgeon and sports medicine specialist
Verified
Dr. Arun Phophalia and 87 other Medical Specialists are ready to help you
Ask your own question now
Customer reply replied 8 years ago

Thanks very much for all of this

it is all really interesting. I have done my own research into why my arm might be sore - as sore as it is - and i too came up with the conclusion that it may very well be brachial neuritis - it was during this research that i found this website so i guess we are all on the same track.

When i first was given the statins for my heart treatment i did actually have very painful muscles in my legs so the original was switched to what i am taking now - the pain is totally different to what occured in my legs. And i have checked out all the rest of your diagnosis and ruled out most of them based on the description of the symptoms - apart from a slight swelling next to where my collarbone joins my shoulder there is nothing to suggest a rupture of any kind so i think maybe the description for brachial plexus neuritis is the closest to what i am feeling. So thank you very much. i will talk to my GP about all of this and see what she thinks

Have a fabulous day!

You are most welcome.

I wish you a very speedy recovery.

Best wishes and kindest regards,

Dr. Arun

Ask Your Own Medical Question
Ask Dr. Arun Phophalia Your Own Question
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 36,935
36,935 Satisfied Customers
Experience: MBBS MS. Post doctoral fellowship in Sports Medicine. General surgeon and sports medicine specialist

Dr. Arun Phophalia is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I feel so much better today, and upon further investigation believe that there is a chance that the responses I got saved me from a serious, even life threatening situation. I am very grateful to the experts who answered me.

Susan O.USA

I can go as far as to say it could have resulted in saving my sons life and our entire family now knows what bipolar is and how to assist and understand my most wonderful son, brother and friend to all who loves him dearly. Thank you very much

Corrie MollPretoria, South Africa

I thank-you so much! It really helped to have this information and confirmation. We will watch her carefully and get her in for the examination and US right away if things do not improve. God bless you as well!

ClaudiaAlbuquerque, NM

Outstanding response time less than 6 minutes. Answered the question professionally and with a great deal of compassion.

KevinBeaverton, OR

Suggested diagnosis was what I hoped and will take this info to my doctor's appointment next week.
I feel better already! Thank you.

ElanorTracy, CA

Thank you to the Physician who answered my question today. The answer was far more informative than what I got from the Physicians I saw in person for my problem.

JulieLockesburg, AR

You have been more help than you know. I seriously don't know what my sisters situation would be today if you had not gone above and beyond just answering my questions.

John and StefanieTucson, AZ

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Family Physician

Family Physician

Doctor

2,592 satisfied customers

Emergency Medicine and Family Practice for over 26 years

Dr. Ketch

Dr. Ketch

Board Certified Physician

76 satisfied customers

Medical Degree, Former Assistant Professor at School of Medicine at Yale University

DrRussMD

DrRussMD

Board Certified Physician

51,780 satisfied customers

Internal Medicine--practice all of internal medicine, all ages, family, health, prevention, complementary medicine, etc.

Dr Basu

Dr Basu

Experienced Specialist

20,746 satisfied customers

MD

Dr. David

Dr. David

Board Certified Physician

224 satisfied customers

Treat children/young adults, former chief resident, multiple publications

Dr. D. Love

Dr. D. Love

Doctor

17,463 satisfied customers

Family Physician for 10 years; Hospital Medical Director for 10 years.

Dr Chip (M.D.)

Dr Chip (M.D.)

Doctor

14,592 satisfied customers

20 yrs. in practice, includinge surgery, general medicine, addiction medicine and pain.

< Previous | Next >

Related Medical Questions
My hip is larger on one side than the other and the bone
my hip is larger on one side than the other and the bone hurts. what could this be and what should i do about it?… read more
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Doctor
36,935 satisfied customers
I have a stitch like pain from my kidney area, just under my
Hi, I have a stitch like pain from my kidney area, just under my ribcage. Most noticable when I take a deep breath, cough or yawn - any ideas?… read more
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Doctor
36,935 satisfied customers
My upper arm is really sore, it has a burning sensation with
hey there my upper arm is really sore, it has a burning sensation with pain that radiates from that down and through my bicep muscle, into the muscles that run down my forearm and into my hand, i also… read more
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Doctor
36,935 satisfied customers
In August I sprained my groin, I went to physical therapy
in August I sprained my groin, I went to physical therapy and It healed. But on Saturday my groin started to become really tight and now it burns when I lift the leg up high and when I stretch it. It … read more
Dr. Mo
Dr. Mo
Board Certified Physician
MD
1,781 satisfied customers
What can you do for a pulled quadriceps? I can walak and
what can you do for a pulled quadriceps? I can walak and move, but it's weaker and there is pain. … read more
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Doctor
36,935 satisfied customers
I have pain in my right glut muscle, didn't bother me all
I have pain in my right glut muscle, didn't bother me all day but by 5 pm there is pain, some times I get a tingling in my right shin too, not sure if related. Been going on for like 3+ weeks , genera… read more
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Doctor
36,935 satisfied customers
I feel pinching pain / throbbing pain in the inner part of
I feel pinching pain / throbbing pain in the inner part of the thigh right above the knee joint. The pain makes my leg move involuntary. … read more
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Doctor
36,935 satisfied customers
I have pain in my thumb and when I bend it, I feel a crack
I have pain in my thumb and when I bend it, I feel a crack sound like bone rubbing bone. If I keep my thumb straight I have no pain. What could be causing this?… read more
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Doctor
36,935 satisfied customers
I've been going to physical therapy for a few weeks once or
I've been going to physical therapy for a few weeks once or twice a week for 40 minutes for my hips. Can that cause slight weight loss? I have arthritis in SI joints and ileum joint.… read more
Dr. Phil, MD
Dr. Phil, MD
Internal Medicine Physician
Doctoral Degree
2,679 satisfied customers
How to treat arthritis of ankle? Seen podiatrist, taking
how to treat arthritis of ankle? JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking? Customer: seen podiatrist, taking occasional Aleve JA: Anything else in your medical histor… read more
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Doctor
36,935 satisfied customers
My knee started to hurt me after I ran half-marathon (~2
My knee started to hurt me after I ran half-marathon (~2 weeks ago). Especially when I sit for a while and not moving (like going 10 hours somewhere by bus) or the pain also starts when I walk for a l… read more
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Doctor
36,935 satisfied customers
I have been getting physical therapy for about 6 mos. now
I have been getting physical therapy for about 6 mos. now per my pain management Clinician's suggestion. Like once before, today, they will give me a tablet where I will have to answer questions about… read more
Dr Chip (M.D.)
Dr Chip (M.D.)
Doctor
M.D.
14,592 satisfied customers
I had been in physical therapy for two months. After one of
I had been in physical therapy for two months. After one of the manual traction pulls I felt pain in the back of my thigh. It has been a couple months since I stopped therapy and that pain is still th… read more
Dr. Phil, MD
Dr. Phil, MD
Internal Medicine Physician
Doctoral Degree
2,679 satisfied customers
I've been taking physical therapy for my shoulder for what
I've been taking physical therapy for my shoulder for what the doctos thought was rotator cuff syndrome. It turns out it might be a tear. I have slight pain and discomfort in the front of the shoulder… read more
Dr Chip (M.D.)
Dr Chip (M.D.)
Doctor
M.D.
14,592 satisfied customers
I have an appointment today for physical therapy for
I have an appointment today for physical therapy for arthritus and back pain. I woke this morn with pain in right ankle,do not know what may have caused it. Clinic told me that would have to be my dec… read more
Dr Uzair
Dr Uzair
FCPS (R) General Surgery
M.B.,B.S. FCPS
3,696 satisfied customers
I have an appointment for Physical therapy today,but i woke
I have an appointment for Physical therapy today,but i woke up this morning with pain in my right ankle. Trying to decide if I should reschedule?… read more
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Doctor
36,935 satisfied customers
I have degree in physical therapy so understand the basic
I have degree in physical therapy so understand the basic about the nervous system. My questions is that for the past 3 months I have had my muscle belly between my index finger and thumb twitch in bo… read more
wieyedoc
wieyedoc
Ophthalmologist & Retina Specialist
Doctoral Degree
639 satisfied customers
I was at physical therapy today and the PT noticed that I
I was at physical therapy today and the PT noticed that I had a lump on my shoulder blade - it was soft and moved around a bit. When she pressed on it - I felt a slight sensation moving downward. She … read more
Dr. Ravoof
Dr. Ravoof
Doctoral Degree
1,925 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x