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Suggest treatment for persistent muscle pain in the left arm

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Posted on Thu, 12 May 2016
Question: I have been doing lots of lifting 3 weeks ago and one day, I lifted heavy box containing metal and I felt pain in my left arm muscles and my neck too. Next day I work up with lump on the left side of my neck after 3 weeks the lump is still there and in the last two days I am feeling soar throat and neck pain.I also have bad sleep sine that day. Could that be neck muscle injury?
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Answered by Dr. T Chandrakant (24 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
This may be a neck muscle injury, the lump is persistent.

Detailed Answer:
Hi.
Thanks for your query.
To recapitulate: Male/27 - lots of lifting 3 weeks ago - pain in the left arm muscle and neck too on one day when you lifted a box with metal - lump on the left side of the neck - lump is still there after 3 weeks - sore throat and neck pain since 2 days - bad sleep - wants to know whether this may be a neck muscle injury.

My thoughts after reading your history carefully.
The persistence of the lump in the neck is indicative of an injured muscle, either spraining or a hematoma formation, this being in the process of healing.
The recent sore throat and neck pain can add on the existing problem. Hence it is better to get this treated properly.

Please tell me what was the opinion of the Doctor you visited and the reports of the CT scan and ultrasonography and the treatment you have taken.

I hope this answer helps you, please feel free to give me the feedback and ask for further relevant queries if you feel that there is a gap of communication.

Regards


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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Follow up: Dr. T Chandrakant (15 minutes later)
Thank you! Do you think the recent pain and soar throat is a different thing or it can be the same problem?I am also feeling dizziness sometimes plus shoulder musle and arm musle pain
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Answered by Dr. T Chandrakant (2 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Sore throat is a different thing

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your appreciation.

Sore throat is a different thing. It may certainly enhance the pre-existing things.
The dizziness is being caused by the neck muscle spasm.

The pain in the shoulder muscles and arm muscles can be due to associated spasm or due to pinched nerves in the neck.

3 weeks is a bit long time to have continued symptoms, get a proper treatment till cured.

Let me know if there are any further queries.

Take care
Regards


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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Suggest treatment for persistent muscle pain in the left arm

Brief Answer: This may be a neck muscle injury, the lump is persistent. Detailed Answer: Hi. Thanks for your query. To recapitulate: Male/27 - lots of lifting 3 weeks ago - pain in the left arm muscle and neck too on one day when you lifted a box with metal - lump on the left side of the neck - lump is still there after 3 weeks - sore throat and neck pain since 2 days - bad sleep - wants to know whether this may be a neck muscle injury. My thoughts after reading your history carefully. The persistence of the lump in the neck is indicative of an injured muscle, either spraining or a hematoma formation, this being in the process of healing. The recent sore throat and neck pain can add on the existing problem. Hence it is better to get this treated properly. Please tell me what was the opinion of the Doctor you visited and the reports of the CT scan and ultrasonography and the treatment you have taken. I hope this answer helps you, please feel free to give me the feedback and ask for further relevant queries if you feel that there is a gap of communication. Regards