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Arm pain not taken seriously

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 22, 2008
  • 07:45 AM

Hello,

I really hope somebody can help me. I'm experiencing terrible pain in my right arm, which radiates down from just above my elbow to my hand. The best description I can give you is that of a mix between an electric shock, cramp and somebody with a knife of hot poker prodding around inside.

I'm unable to pinpoint a location of the pain as it seems to move and it can last anywhere from a few seconds, to minutes and often hours. The pain doesn't have to be triggered by movement (it even comes when I'm sat watching TV) and it is really making my life ***l.

A couple of months ago I was incolved in a car accident (rear end collision). No bones were broken and I suffeed (in the doctor's opinion) nothing more than a sprained elbow and possibly some stretching to the ulnar nerve.

Although I don't doubt that what my doctor said is true, I don't think they take me seriously when I tell them about this pain. It is slowly getting more and more persistent and I don't know what to do. Can anybody help?

Thanks,
Craig.

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