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Muscle aches in right forearm

Discussion in 'Skeleton, Skin, Muscles, Hair, Teeth, and Nails' started by skipskip30, Oct 27, 2015.

  1. skipskip30

    skipskip30 Senior Member

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    Hi, I've had an annoying new symptom for the past few months consisting of muscle aches in my right forearm. I think its from using my phone to text and the computer mouse, two things I rely on to stay sane. Its been coming and going and seems to improve if I try to use my left hand for texting for a few days.

    My question was if there were any supplements that might help this? I take a multi vitamin and mineral, oral magnesium, coQ10 and a small amount of d ribose and acetyl l carnitine.
     
  2. minkeygirl

    minkeygirl But I Look So Good.

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    I have all sorts of issues with my joints. I have De Quervain's tenosinivits in my right hand and texting kills it. Letting the hand rest, icing and exercises is the only thing that helps and will get you back to functioning. . Supplements might add some level of help but if you have some kind of tendonitis then you have to exercise and keep the muscles and tendons stretched.

    I just started using CBD oil on my shoulder, which I'm getting PT for, and it helps a lot so maybe a topical. And antiinflammatories is huge, per my PT. I have painful shoulder issues now and although I was able to figure out what was wrong, I didn't know which exercises were best.

    Check Dr. Youtube for tendonitis, carpal tunnel, to see if anything fits. Then go to a PT for some exercies.
     
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    Martial Senior Member

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    I would avoid texting as much as possible, or try the "talk text" options some phones have, computer use you can try some other hand positions,keyboards, and mouses for better ergonomics. Japanese knot weed is great for some tendon, joint, and nerve issues from overuse though.
     
  4. skipskip30

    skipskip30 Senior Member

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    I hadnt really considered that it might be something other than the cfs, might be best if I give my Dr a visit and get it checked out then. Just so frustrating to have one of my remaining few means of communication become a problem.

    Thank you for the help
     
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    I tried for over a decade to find relief.

    I found the most effective muscle rub, far better than deep heat or tiger balm for example, was Mentholatum Ice Gel the active ingredient of which is menthol:

    http://www.chemistwarehouse.com.au/buy/6199/Mentholatum-Ice-Gel-100g

    Please note the price. I have seen it advertised for more than 10x as much overseas. Its cheap, don't pay exorbitant prices. Its temporary relief only.

    I am a right handed person. I use my computer as a left handed person, even now twenty years after I damaged my arm. Its because I persisted in using my arm for work, including a year of physiotherapy, that I have never really recovered. Adjusting how you do things might be the only solution. I suspect this goes back to the core muscle dysfunction in ME, presuming your diagnosis is ME or perhaps fibro.
     
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    alex3619 Senior Member

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    Grape sourced resveratrol will have fewer side effects.
     
  7. skipskip30

    skipskip30 Senior Member

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    Thank you. I have been trying to use my left hand for things more, I just need to get myself a mouse thats usable left handed as my current one is very much designed for right handed use only.
     
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    Yeah, too many mice are for right handed users. If its a gaming mouse then you might consider the Razor Taipan. Other Razor mice are right handed. I think there are a few specially designed left handed mice but they are hard to find or research.
     
  9. lnester7

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    I use peppermint oil+ thyme oil! Cox1+cox2 inhibitor if you get neuropathy pain then pepper oil.
    If Latic acid like pain baking soda.

    Note: the oils do not go away w soap unless very well washed so better avoid bathroom after application
     
  10. skipskip30

    skipskip30 Senior Member

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    Its an old logitech gaming mouse that ive become quite attached too. I might try one of the razor mice, its not a brand ive used before but I know they are popular.


    It is kind of lactic acid type pain so baking soda might be worth a go. I will look into the other two, thank you.
     
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    alex3619 Senior Member

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    The menthol rub I mentioned earlier might be synthetic, but there is a type of peppermint oil that is a natural source of menthol. So in theory if you respond to one, you might respond to the other. Do research the Razor mice, many are right handed only.
     

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