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I have had this sharp, pinching pain deep in my bicep. It is

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Hi! I have had this sharp, pinching pain deep in my bicep. It is a very specific, pinpoint area. It has been this way for at least a year, I stretch it consistently and massage it but it is very deep so hard to reach. Sometimes it is okay and I don't notice for a few days and it gets exacerbated at work when I'm the computer for hours. Do you know what this is and what I can do to help it please? Thank you


Myself Dr Josh- and I’m happy to help with your question today.

Please provide me the following information so that I can address your concern

Do you work on computer for long hours?

Numbness in right arm?

Pain in neck radiating towards arm?

Are you on any medications?

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Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Thank you!
Yes 10 hour shifts on the computer several times a week. No numbness. Yes pain in my neck and sometimes I feel a shooting pain all the way down to my hand and a tight forearm and tight heel palm of my hand. No meds, I try to avoid them as much as possible but do take vitamins.


Thanks for all these additional details and sharing clear pictures

I am sorry to hear about your problems.

Well, from the description it sounds to be Nerve compression.

You may have nerve compression at axillary nerve midbicep area.

Kindly follow these measures-
1. Application of ice packs on cervical spine and bicep region for 10-15 minutes can be done three-four times a day.
2. Use of Local analgesic cream on cervical spine would be helpful.
3. You should avoid any lifting or pushing / pulling weights or heavy objects.
4. Stretching exercises can help you feel better and may help to relieve nerve root compression.
5. You can take help from physical therapist.

Physical therapy includes various modalities like Short wave diathermy,Infra red,Wax therapy ,these will be helpful.
6. You can take OTC Tylenol.

7. You should not work on computer for more than half an hour in a single stretch.
8. You can use Soft Collars, as it allows the muscles of the neck to rest and limit neck motion.

Please use above measures, and take help from Physical therapist.

Hope this helped

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Customer: replied 1 month ago.
That was perfect, thank you!


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