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football. My arm went numb...
Fell on my arm and hyperextended elbow after throwing a football. My arm went numb immediately for a few minutes and couldn't straighten arm. No swelling or bruising, but a little stiff. Can straighten arm now. Having dull pain on and off for 2 days, but is sore after using it.
Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Neurology
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Neurologist: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 11 months ago
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Hello I'm Dr Chip

Where is the pain located now?

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Top of forearm between wrist and elbow
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
It comes and goes.
Neurologist: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 11 months ago

And what part of your arm went numb?

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Whole arm for 5 minutes then elbow was
Sore
Neurologist: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 11 months ago

Any problem with the shoulder right now?

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
No shoulder pain
Neurologist: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 11 months ago

OK

The numbness was from a pinched nerve in the shoulder area but nothing serious since it's gone now and there's no shoulder problem

Sounds like you've got a little tendonitis in your forearm

I'd suggest some topical over the counter capsaicin cream, rest and ibuprofen for now but it should resolve in a few days

Please let me know if you need any more information

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Had tendinitis before about 2 years ago from baseball. Could it be a reinjury?
Neurologist: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 11 months ago

Not really a reinjury, no

More of an acute injury

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
How long for it to heal?
Neurologist: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 11 months ago

Give it about a week

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Ok thank uou
Neurologist: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 11 months ago

My pleasure

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