HomeAnswersPhysiotherapyarm discomfortMy upper arm has been hurt on and off for two weeks as I am involved in pulling and lifting heavy boxes. Please help.

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Published At December 6, 2023
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Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

My upper right arm has been hurting on and off for two weeks now. I was involved in lifting or pulling heavy boxes before the pain started. It is not a constant all-day pain but it does hurt at some point in the day and if it is sore when I go to bed it hurts even more in the morning. I have a Nexplanon arm implant in my left upper arm. Kindly suggest.


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I have gone through your query and understand your concern. From the history, it seems that you may have strained a muscle in and around your right shoulder. This may be causing pain in your upper arm. Does the pain occur only when you are trying to use the limb or does it happen spontaneously anytime? Do you have an associated fever? At present, I would suggest you take analgesic tablets like Tramadol (Magnesium stearate and Sodium starch glycolate) and paracetamol with muscle relaxants. Local application of analgesic gels followed by hot fomentation would help.

I hope your question has been answered. Thank you.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Patil Mahaveer Jingonda
Dr. Patil Mahaveer Jingonda

Orthopedician and Traumatology

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