Pain Management Community
Arms drawing up in pain
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to pain management, chronic pain, arthritis, back pain, cancer, headaches, movement disorders pain, and muscle pain.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Arms drawing up in pain

I need your help. My wife's arms are drawing up on her & she's in pain. This will go on for hours & when they draw up so will her fingers & forearms. This has happened before & we brought it  to her doctors attention & he basically blew us off. She's 44 yrs old 5'6 & 118 lbs. she's on a 25 mg fentyl patch & takes 50 mgs of trazadone at night for sleep. It's scary to see her this way & I feel helpless when it happens, nothing seems to help but time.
Thanks in advance for any help.
351246_tn?1379685732

Hi!
I am sorry to hear about your wife’s medical problems. In all probability she suffers from ischemic pain that cause contracture of arm. As of now it may be temporary but with time it may become worse. This may happen due to clots in veins or due to atherosclerosis of arteries. Dopplar studies may be helpful in diagnosis.
The other possibility is a nerve compression— in lower cervical or upper thoracic spine. Along with pain killers this may respond to physiotherapy, traction, spinal manipulation, dry needling etc. Please consult your wife’s doctor regarding these two possibilities. Take care!

The medical advice given should not be considered a substitute for medical care provided by a doctor who can examine you. The advice may not be completely correct for you as the doctor cannot examine you and does not know your complete medical history. Hence this reply to your post should only be considered as a guiding line and you must consult your doctor at the earliest for your medical problem.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Pain Management Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
469720_tn?1388149949
Blank
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm-treatable... Blank
Oct 04 by Lee Kirksey, MDBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Control Emotional Eating with this ...
Sep 04 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Pain Answerers
535089_tn?1400677119
Blank
Mollyrae
WI
1855076_tn?1337118903
Blank
marycarmel
MA
7721494_tn?1411517293
Blank
philnoir
Four Corners, CO
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
trixy71
8976007_tn?1413334250
Blank
Jinx_777
3112530_tn?1342559764
Blank
TheMadMan
Long Beach, CA