What could be the possible cause for tightness of the muscle in the right forearm with past clinical history of 3 surgeries on the right shoulder and the right thumb?
Possible damage of the nerve of the arm.
It looks like you may have a damage of the nerve of the arm. The cause may be either your past injuries or the overuse during the workout. It needs 4-6 weeks for the nerve to heal.
During this time it is recommended to protect the arm from further injury. Continue using the topical ointment- 3-4 times per day. Also, you will need to take a painkiller to reduce not only the pain but also the inflammation. I generally recommend Ibuprofen. After that start gradually with your workout.
If worse or not better, I would recommend seeing a local doctor. Physical therapy helps a lot too with the advice of specific exercises.
I hope I have answered your query.
Dr. Klarida Papaqako
General & Family Physician
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