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Constant pain in left arm - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I am Dr. XXXXXXXX here
Doctor :   How can i help you ?
User :   hi
User :   Hi Dr.
User :   thank you for your time
User :   Im sorry I got delayed response
Doctor :   that is fine
Doctor :   please proceed with your query
User :   I had a small physical issue I wanted some guidence on
Doctor :   sure
User :   I have a constant pain in my left arm
Doctor :   ok
User :   just wanted to see if I can do something about it
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   may i ask a few relevant questions
User :   like when I stretch my fingers straight I can feel the pain around the joints in the hand
User :   sure Dr. please
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   may i know your age
User :   30
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   do you have a history of diabetes or high blood pressure
User :   no
Doctor :   may i know what is the nature of your work ?
User :   most of my day at work is working on computer
Doctor :   ok
User :   I take frequent breaks
Doctor :   for how many hours do you work a day ?
User :   on an average I can say 8-10 hrs
Doctor :   do you smoke or drink alcohol?
User :   I was a social drinker, say a glass or 2 in 2 weeks a month till 2010 dec
User :   but since then I havent
Doctor :   is your sleep regular ?
User :   yes
Doctor :   what about smoking ?
User :   i dont smoke
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   other than left arm , do you feel pain anywhere , as in jaw , face , back ?
User :   nope
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   let me explain it to you
User :   little pain on the lower waist for a while after a long drive
Doctor :   i feel the pain in your left arm and joints is related to the nature of work
Doctor :   mostly posture related and work reltaed
Doctor :   i would suggest you to follow these measures
User :   ok
Doctor :   1. maintain the right posture at work and take breaks
Doctor :   2. also do not drive two wheelers for long distance
Doctor :   3. make sure the posture in which you sleep is also right
Doctor :   4. avoid coffee, tea in excess, take in moderation
Doctor :   5. get yourself examined by a doctor , preferably an Orthopedician
Doctor :   6. to be safrer I would advice routine blood and urine tests ,ECG of the heart and a lipid profile to check your cholesterol
User :   ok
Doctor :   you may need to learn some exercises
User :   I recently came back to Blore from US
User :   I didnt have the pain till I came back
Doctor :   keep relaxing and stretching your muscles of the hand when at breaks
User :   I feel the pain after I started to drive 2 wheeler
Doctor :   haave food on time
Doctor :   you may need some multivitamins
User :   ok
Doctor :   after examining you the doctor will suggest you these measures
Doctor :   kindly follow them
Doctor :   good rest and daily changes in lifestyle will help
User :   sure Dr. I will have check with Orthopedician and follow your suggestions
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   sounds good
User :   thank you for your assistance, appreciate it
Doctor :   are there any questions for me?
Doctor :   did i answer all of them ?
User :   I'm good as of now
User :   thanks
User :   thank you for your time
Doctor :   pleasure here
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   good day
User :   like wise
Doctor :   take care
Doctor :   bye for now
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