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Sharp arm pain, tenderness in armpits, feel a skinny piece of thread on extending arm for stretching, sharp pains in upper arm after exercise. Treatment?

I did some work out exercises a few days ago and felt fine -- I was trying to start a routine. However, due to my schedule I had to stop but my right arm started to hurt yesterday -- short, sharp pain. Under my armpit it was a little tender. Now when I feel my armpit and extend it slightly, one of my veins (I think) sticks out ... it feels like a skinny piece of thread -- when I extend my arm out totally to stretch it out ... I get the sharp pain in my upper arm. Did I pull something working out? or should I get this looked at? Treatment?
Asked On : Wed, 31 Oct 2012
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Hi there,

Thanks for your query.

You are most likely suffering from either, rupture of a few muscle fibers; 'pinching' of the network of nerves (located beneath the shoulder joint, near the armpit) supplying the arm; stretch of a muscle tendon; or, a mild injury to the shoulder joint.

Complete rest to the shoulder joint and affected arm, along with a short course of anti-inflammatory pain-killers, such as, a combination of ibuprofen + paracetamol + a muscle relaxant (such as, Chlorzoxazone) will cure the problem.

Consult your doctor and apprise him of my opinion. I am certain that he will agree with me and prescribe the advised drugs in appropriate doses.

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Dr. Rakesh Karanwal
Answered: Fri, 10 Jan 2014
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