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Arm stiffness or tightness

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.

What causes it?

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.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

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 .

Common Medications

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 .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for arm stiffness or tightness include age 1-4 years age < 1 years.

Age

< 1 years
2.4x
1-4 years
3.5x
5-14 years
0.6x
15-29 years
0.6x
30-44 years
0.7x
45-59 years
1.0x
60-74 years
0.8x
75+ years
0.9x

Sex

Male
1.2x
Female
0.9x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
0.8x
Hispanic
1.3x
White
1.0x
Other
1.3x
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