Posted by PD
on November 02, 2000 at 00:20:12:
In Reply to: neck and arm pain posted by Casey on November 01, 2000 at 11:08:39:
You might have damaged a disk in your neck.
Three weeks is a long time to have no relief.
Go to your doctor.
: Recently I played basketball for an hour and a half on two occasions, one week apart. After the first session I started experiencing muscle pain in my lower neck and right forearm which I automatically attributed to this new and vigorous exercise. Normally my only exercise is from short daily walks.
: The pain has gone on now for three weeks. It is usually worse in the late afternoon and evening. The arm pain travels from my forearm to upper arm. I am taking a muscle relaxer for the pain and am on Tricor for cholesteral. The pain is pretty severe and three aspirin only give minor, temporary relief.
: I have had similar neck pain in the past without any sports or exercise and the pain has lasted for almost a month.
: Does anyone have any idea what could be the problem or what I could take to help?