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Old 08-14-08, 12:26 AM
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hurts to bend arm or put pressure on

OK i was at work and banged my right elbow on the door. but heres the weired part. its my left arm that hurts to bend or put pressure on. How can injuring the right elbow cause pain to the left.
 
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sounds like a classic case of dyslexia to me!
 
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Old 08-14-08, 02:10 PM
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sounds like a classic case of dyslexia to me!
im not dyslexic. I know for sure i banged my right arm. maybe i hit my left arm and didn't relize it
 
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Old 08-14-08, 11:12 PM
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OK this morning it hurt worse. I could not bend it at all. now its getting back to normal. i can move it bend it stil some pain but not alot. its getting better.
 
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Glad it's getting better. So...how's the other arm? I've had that happen to me more than once except it would be a bruise or a tweak (strain) somewhere and I had no idea where it came from. I would even have something happen to one part of my body and get something else on another part b/c I strained myself from trying to save myself from the first accident.
 
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Is it possible that, after you banged your right elbow, you then favored it and continued to work, using your left arm for jobs it was not used to doing? That could bring on the aches.
 
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Old 08-15-08, 12:18 PM
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I think it's called getting older. If I wake up without a new ache, pain, or creak of some kind, I figure I must be dead!
 
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im not old. I was cleaning a bank and backing out while vacuuming and hit the door frame with my right elbow.
 
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There are lots of studies about sympathetic pain. If you have an issue that lasts longer than 2 wks, the docs recommend an appointment.
 
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Old 08-23-08, 09:58 AM
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There are lots of studies about sympathetic pain.
It's funny, when I first read this question I thought to myself "maybe the left arm got jealous of the right arm" LOL
Maybe I was right!
 
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Old 09-17-08, 03:19 AM
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Is it possible that, after you banged your right elbow, you then favored it and continued to work, using your left arm for jobs it was not used to doing? That could bring on the aches.
This is what I thought when I read the original post - were you doing anything afterwards (lifting, etc) that would put extra strain on your left arm as you try to compensate thinking your right arm is hurting?

This thread's around a month old now - hopefully the pain's gone away by now but if it hasn't you really should see someone about it.
 
 

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