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What causes pain in elbow and forearm?

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Posted on Thu, 28 May 2015
Question: I have pain in my elblows and in my forearm im 37 years old male i have had three surgeries for thoracic outlet the pain worsens when i pick things up
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Answered by Dr. Muhammad Ahmad (30 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Things will get better

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Welcome to Health Care Magic, Thanks for writing to us,

I am Dr.Muhammad Ahmad, I have read your question, I understand your concern and will try to help you in the best possible way.

I am sorry to know about your pain but this is common after thoracic outlet syndrome one has got some weakened nerves and muscles which do pain when they are put to action.

Then surgeries also have a stress effect on muscles, nerves and blood supply.

There are few suggestions you can work upon for better results.

1) Don't over exert with arms don't lift heavy objects.

2) Contact a physiotherapist with time you will gain strength it may take 6 months more but this will happen gradually and slowly be patient but be determined and persistent.

3) Ask your physiotherapist about exercises you can do at home and do then regularly.

4) You can use tablet Tylenol for pain.

5) You should also keep following up with your doctor to see if surgical outcomes are good so far.

6) Stay active and know about your working capacity don't go beyond that. with time things will get better

7) I would also suggest my similar patient to use a muscle relaxant like movax to relax muscles.

8) Warm compresses help too loosening the sore muscles.

9) Do take good balanced diet, vitamin D calcium salts and protein.

Things are expected to get better but gradually just keep your efforts going.

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I Hope this answers your question, if your have more queries feel free to ask, otherwise close the discussion and rate it. Wish you the best of health.



Regards,

Dr.Muhammad Ahmad.(Licensed Family Physician)

M.B.B.S.

Resident M.D.

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Brief Answer: Things will get better Detailed Answer: Hi, Welcome to Health Care Magic, Thanks for writing to us, I am Dr.Muhammad Ahmad, I have read your question, I understand your concern and will try to help you in the best possible way. I am sorry to know about your pain but this is common after thoracic outlet syndrome one has got some weakened nerves and muscles which do pain when they are put to action. Then surgeries also have a stress effect on muscles, nerves and blood supply. There are few suggestions you can work upon for better results. 1) Don't over exert with arms don't lift heavy objects. 2) Contact a physiotherapist with time you will gain strength it may take 6 months more but this will happen gradually and slowly be patient but be determined and persistent. 3) Ask your physiotherapist about exercises you can do at home and do then regularly. 4) You can use tablet Tylenol for pain. 5) You should also keep following up with your doctor to see if surgical outcomes are good so far. 6) Stay active and know about your working capacity don't go beyond that. with time things will get better 7) I would also suggest my similar patient to use a muscle relaxant like movax to relax muscles. 8) Warm compresses help too loosening the sore muscles. 9) Do take good balanced diet, vitamin D calcium salts and protein. Things are expected to get better but gradually just keep your efforts going. ' .... I Hope this answers your question, if your have more queries feel free to ask, otherwise close the discussion and rate it. Wish you the best of health. Regards, Dr.Muhammad Ahmad.(Licensed Family Physician) M.B.B.S. Resident M.D.