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Forearm Pain/Lump

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 27, 2006
  • 02:08 PM

Hi..I am experiencing quite a bit of pain mostly in my right forearm/elbow. Last night I discovered a small lump near the area of a black and blue bruise (don't remember banging my arm). The lump is approximately 1/2" in diameter. It is not consistent with the type of lump one gets with a bruise..it is much smaller and defined, if that makes sense. I have also been feeling slightly nauseous.

Other issues, but I don't think are related are extreme pain/soreness in mainly my left leg and much less so in my right one. I have been to the physician who tells me it is arthritis yet he thinks the pain is not consistent with arthritis. During the night when I get up to use the bathroom, I walk like a 90 year old (I'm 49). Once moving around it is somewhat better but I still experience pain.

Any thoughts?
Thanks so much!

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  • Do you know what became of this as it sounds like i have the same pain in the same area although without the lump/bruise. i have had my pain for 3 roughly 3 weeks. how long was it before this lump showed up?Thanks
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 10, 2006
    • 05:47 AM
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  • Check into something called Chronic Myofascial pain.It sounds like when you got briuse, the covering around the muscle (called the fascia) was injured.It then balled up, to form a painfull knot.This, if it is very painful when pressed on, is called a trigger point.You can get trigger points w/o having Chronic Myofascial Pain.CMP is diagnosed when it creates other trigger points around the primary trigger point. (sattelite trigger points)Here's a really good site about it:http://www.sover.net/~devstar/This woman describes CMP in an easy to understand way. It's most likely that you've just formed a singular trigger point.Heat, massage, rest.Make sure you take it easy with that hand, else it will cause the muscles around the hurting one to "take up the slack" of the injured muscle, therefore causing multiple trigger points.Take some ibuprofin (it won't make the lump go away, but it will help ease any other swelling caused by the other muscles having to work harder.)Massage it, a lot. (invest in a massager thingy. it always helps with mine.)If that doesn't help, you may need to talk to your doctor about getting what's called "Myofascial Release Therapy". (a type of massage that gets rid of these.)Myofascial release didn't work for one of mine, so they injected it with Novacain. that helped a lot. Good luck!Sheena
    ShawneeGirl 37 Replies
    • December 13, 2006
    • 06:38 PM
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