Can any one help me on this? Starting one year ago, my upper arms became very easy to fatigue, with some pain on shoulders and forearms, but tolerable pain. What's untolerable is my upper arms are so easy to fatigue that I cannot even drive for a long distance, because raising my arms is a big deal. If I want I can still lift heavy stuff. I also have pain sometimes on upper back and neck. Now I don't use my arms very much, but regardless of how long I rest them--hours, days, a month--they just feel as fatigued as before. I use computer on a daily basis, but not intensively. Although I use right hand/arm more often than left, recently my left upper arm is more fatigued than right.
There are many illnesses that involve muscle/tendon pain, but I seldom hear any illness that can explain my mysterious fatigure on upper arms.
I went thru dozens of physical therapy treatments. For a few months I kept strengthening my muscles by using dumb bells. I self-massaged my muscles every day. I visited chirapractors 20 times, took X-ray of my neck, had my spine adjusted. I did electro-therapy, heat therapy, cold therapy, acupucture 10 times, took anti-inflamatory drugs, herbs. Nothing worked AT ALL. The symptoms are the same as before, if not worse.
I had been diagnosed as having tendinitis, cervical subluxation, or repetitive use injury. But no one seems to be right.
Before doing any further treatment, I am desperate to know the correct diagnosis of my problem. I have no idea what it is. Can somebody help me or refer me to an expert? Thanks!