Also known as Tightness In Arm and Arm Tightness
Arm stiffness or tightness is encountered rarely on Symcat. We will add more content to this page if enough people like you show interest.
The most common causes of arm stiffness or tightness are dislocation of the elbow, injury to the shoulder, and fracture of the arm. Other possible causes, such as bursitis, are more rare.
Within all the people who go to their doctor with arm stiffness or tightness, 71% report having arm pain, 49% report having shoulder pain, and 25% report having leg stiffness or tightness.
Patients with arm stiffness or tightness often receive radiographic imaging procedure, plain x-ray, application of splint, electrocardiogram, physical therapy exercises, x-ray computed tomography, cardiac enzymes measurement and magnetic resonance imaging .
The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with arm stiffness or tightness include acetaminophen / tramadol, alteplase, nitroprusside, acetaminophen / phenyltoloxamine, immunoglobulins, intravenous (gammagard), rifampin, acetaminophen / diphenhydramine and metolazone .
Groups of people at highest risk for arm stiffness or tightness include age 1-4 years age < 1 years.