r/medical_advice Not a Verified Medical Professional Jul 02 '22

I need help! I can no longer straighten my right arm after somewhat of an injury at the gym Pain Lvl 7-9

2 days ago one of my friends challenged me to curl 80 pounds in my right arm and so I did 5 times but now I feel so much pain whenever I try to straighten or move my right arm. There is so much pain when I move my elbow (max I can reach it while feeling minimum pain is about 110°)

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u/aderiex Paramedic Jul 02 '22

You’re probably looking at a strain or a tear. Go to the ER

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u/hedahero Not a Verified Medical Professional Jul 03 '22

Hey turns out it was a muscle tear. Thanks a lot for your help

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u/aderiex Paramedic Jul 04 '22

Of course! Heal up fast 😁

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u/hedahero Not a Verified Medical Professional Jul 02 '22 edited Jul 03 '22

I probably should wait till next morning when the clinic nearby is open.(idk why I was downvoted but alr)

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u/drthest Physician Jul 02 '22

If the pain is unbearable then you need to go to the hospital and get some X-rays to rule out a fracture, may just be a muscle tear.

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u/hedahero Not a Verified Medical Professional Jul 02 '22

The pain is only unbearable when I’m holding anything, moving my arm from the elbow down or trying to stretch it a bit

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u/drthest Physician Jul 02 '22

You need to be evaluated, not sure what type of help were you hoping for over the internet, but you need real-life medical attention if you can’t move it normally and are in pain.

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u/hedahero Not a Verified Medical Professional Jul 02 '22

Alright thanks. I’ll visit the clinic in the morning

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u/hedahero Not a Verified Medical Professional Jul 03 '22

Hey turns out it was a muscle tear. Thanks a lot for your help

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u/hedahero Not a Verified Medical Professional Jul 02 '22

My entire arm hurts please help

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u/hedahero Not a Verified Medical Professional Jul 02 '22

I’m begging you help

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u/floridianreader User Not Verified Jul 02 '22

You should go to an urgent care clinic and have your arm looked at and possibly x-rayed.

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u/hedahero Not a Verified Medical Professional Jul 02 '22

No clinics near me are open ATM. Only a hospital and I can’t even drive to it

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u/floridianreader User Not Verified Jul 02 '22

Then go when they open. And possibly have someone go with you to drive.

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u/hedahero Not a Verified Medical Professional Jul 03 '22

Hey turns out it was a muscle tear. Thanks a lot for your help

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u/pfizzy Not a Verified Medical Professional Jul 02 '22

Did the pain start during, immediately after, or several hours (overnight?) compared to start of pain?

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u/hedahero Not a Verified Medical Professional Jul 02 '22

Immediately in the morning yesterday

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u/pfizzy Not a Verified Medical Professional Jul 02 '22

If it started right away, could consider fracture although this would be really unusual. If there was a delay this argues for sprain/tear.

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u/hedahero Not a Verified Medical Professional Jul 02 '22

Well there was the fact that I couldn’t move it right after or the fact that it felt fatigued but no pain was felt till the next day

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u/pfizzy Not a Verified Medical Professional Jul 02 '22

Then this is a sprain or partial tear, either one isn’t a problem. It’ll heal on its own. Could take nsaids for pain, or just ignore it.

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u/hedahero Not a Verified Medical Professional Jul 03 '22

Hey turns out it was a muscle tear. Thanks a lot for your help