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Tightness/Pain in armpit along with many other symptoms

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • February 12, 2009
  • 09:12 PM

I am a 17 year old male swimmer and have been having no luck with doctors. When warming up, during an extreme intense swim set or after i just jump out of the pool to get a drink of water and jump back in my armpit area seems to almost seize up. When i warm up its more of a tight pain that goes away once I have swam a little longer. However, when I am at the peak of a very very intense set my arms will virtually seize up and it is more of a burning pain. I feel as though the tendons become half of the length and it is very difficult to raise my arms. The more I swim the worse it gets. Also, I have nerve pinching in my arms as well. Any type of strong pulling motion pinches my nerves painfully. I have poor circulation to my hands and they fall asleep very easily (within 30 seconds when above my head). Doctors seem confused when i tell them these two symptoms occour in both arms but the nerve pinching is far more in the right than in the left. I have had emg's, x-rays and mri's of the cervical spine and all doctors i have seen are stumped. They all think they are on to something but then become stumped when nothing works. My symptoms have been progressing quite rapidly over the past year mostly but the problem has been noticable for more than 6 years. Maybe someone could help out? Much appreciated.

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