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Pain from upper arm to elbow, sensitive on touching, red line from elbow to armpit. Treatment?

Hi! I have some pain in my inner upper arm from my armpit to just below my elbow for 3 days. I feel it all the time but it is extra sensitive to the touch. Today I noticed a red line about 1 inch wide and blotchy from my elbow almost to my armpit. I would only rate the pain about 3 unless I touch it then it s about a 6. I don t remember injuring it and I think it would have bruised already
Asked On : Fri, 7 Dec 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
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According to your description , pain over arm and elbow seems to be inflammatory in nature.

I advice you to give you rest to the part affected, take anti-inflammatory drug like motrin 1 tablet with food as and when required (upto 4 tablets daily) to reduce pain and inflammation and consult your doctor for thorough examination of arm and elbow and rule out any infective cause.

I do hope that you have found something helpful and I will be glad to answer any further query.
Answered: Mon, 19 Aug 2013
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