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Today my arms suddenly started aching when I stretch them

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Posted on Mon, 4 Feb 2019
Question: Today my arms suddenly started aching when I stretch them out I have cerebral palsy and use a cane or a power chair for mobility. Two days ago I attended a basketball game and sat on a bleacher bench with no back. Support or arrests something I rarely do and walked with my cane more than I usually do,.Could that be the cause
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Answered by Dr. Dorina Gurabardhi (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Probably muscle spasms due to overuse of the muscles.

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear and welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

Your symptoms seem to be related to muscle spasms.

This can be caused by overuse of the muscles in your case.

Muscle spasms are very common in patients with cerebral palsy.

I recommend using muscle relaxants such as Baclofen three times a day.

I also recommend using anti-inflammatory cream for local application such as Voltaren cream.

If the symptoms continue I also recommend stretching exercises and massage therapy.

The symptoms should be relieved in a few days.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further
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Today my arms suddenly started aching when I stretch them

Brief Answer: Probably muscle spasms due to overuse of the muscles. Detailed Answer: Hello dear and welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice. Your symptoms seem to be related to muscle spasms. This can be caused by overuse of the muscles in your case. Muscle spasms are very common in patients with cerebral palsy. I recommend using muscle relaxants such as Baclofen three times a day. I also recommend using anti-inflammatory cream for local application such as Voltaren cream. If the symptoms continue I also recommend stretching exercises and massage therapy. The symptoms should be relieved in a few days. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further