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So annoying!!!!

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My arm is bothering me. It was bothering me all night. I had to keep waking up and moving around, trying to baby it into a comfortable position. It doesn't exactly hurt.....it's more of a dull ache. It is located in my tricep, from about midway down the humerous (upper arm) to the elbow, as well as in my lower arm (but not as solid an ache there, comes and goes) AND my ring and baby finger (definite ache there). I don't have numbness, but I've had tingling on and off in those fingers before. Function of the arm and fingers is unaffected. I was hoping it was just a muscle thing, but considering the locations and the numerous muscles that would have to be conspiring, it sounds ulnar nerve-ish to me.....but maybe I'm just being a hypochondriac lol. It's not doctor worthy, IMO, just damn distracting. Does anyone have any suggestions?

P.S. No, I did not injure it in a druken stupor during the St. Patrick's Day festivities and forget about it lol
post #2 of 3
Sounds as though it may be either carpal tunnel or tendinitis. I just take ibuprofen for mine.
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Try alternating ice and heat for 10 minutes each for an hour. The ice will help with possible inflammation, and let the heat work into the muscles. Then, lay the heel of your hand on a hard surface, such as your computer desk. Place the heel of your other hand on top of your wrist, wrap your fingers around your wrist. Squeeze with moderate pressure all the way up your arm. Do this several times. You can do the inside of your arm by placing your fingers on the top of your wrist and squeezing. If it is a nerve thing, you may have a burning, electric tingly feeling. If it is muscular, the squeezing should help relieve it. Some mild stretches could also help. Either way, I hope it feels better.
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