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Pain in the right forearm on surface of bone, difficulty in lifting heavy things, pain is increasing, work excessively on laptop. Related?<br>

I have pain in my right forearm , below the elbow and a little above it as well. It is felt mostly on the surface of the bone area. (ie The area on top if I place my right palm down on a table. I do not recognize it as a typical sprain . It is very hard to describe it. It feels very strange when touched (like a cold is uncomfortable when under direct ventilation of the air-conditioner) Also I cannot lift anything heavier than a 2lb weight. This has been going on now since the last two months and is escalating with time. Can it be related to working on the computer alot. I use a laptop only.
Asked On : Wed, 3 Oct 2012
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Thanks for your query.
The pain described by you seems to me muscle pain that may be related to your work pattern. Keep yourself if possible from work for a week or two. I dont know whether any colour changes occur there or not. But in all probability it seems to me muscle pain. Though you must have an x-ray to exclude fracture. Give there hot compression, take analgesics and muscle relaxant like thiocholchicoside 8 mg thrice daily and give complete rest to your hand for 10 days and look for improvement. If no improvement is there then do a nerve conduction velocity testing for that upper limb to exclude neurological deficit. I think by all these you will be able to come to a diagnosis.
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