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For a while now i have been having pain down the bicep muscle in both arms. I was just wondering if anyone else had this or knew what it was or was from. My only guess is that its the vein that runs down the arm there, and when my BP is high from my heart pumping to hard from net getting enough blood, it causes pain. Any tips on how to get rid of this?

Thanks,

Mary

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It's more likely that it's nerve pain than your veins. You might want to see a neurologist about it--compression of the nerves coming from the cervical spine can cause issues with the nerves in the arms.

Nina

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Unlikely to be seen on an x-ray--nerves are soft tissue and don't show well on x-rays. A neurologist would use several things to make a diagnosis of nerve compression usually inlcuding a physical exam, possibly a nerve study (emg) where they check to see the flow of current through various nerves, and MRI to look for physical causes for pain. I've had several emg's--they hurt, but were worth the diagnostic information; my biceps and triceps were clearly not showing normal nerve conduction. MRI was then ordered and the channels the nerves travel through were not normal, nor was my spine or discs. Spine surgery has helped stop the progression of the pain and numbness, but some of the damage I have is permanent.

Nina

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Thanks, I have had an emg in the past, and the doc said i did very well with handleing the pain....it was funny he said that most people by now (it was like the second "poke") have already tried to punch him several times, i just laughed. I have an appointment coming up next week after the x-ray and will ask about it then. thanks for the help!

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