What does it mean when your right arm swells?
Common causes of swollen arms and hands Swelling in the arms and hands is often caused by a build-up of fluid in these areas. It’s usually caused by: staying in the same position for too long. eating too much salty food.
What causes heaviness in my right arm?
Poor circulation. An obstructed blood vessel caused by a clot or thrombosis can affect the circulation of blood in the arm. Changes in circulation can result in pain or a tingling sensation, heaviness and swelling of the affected limb.
Why does my right arm hurt and feel tight?
Right arm pain can have a number of causes. It could be a musculoskeletal pain such as a sprain, pulled or strained muscle, bursitis or tendinitis (tennis elbow). This is often the case for right-handed people.
When should I be concerned about right arm pain?
See your doctor right away if you have: A sudden injury to your arm, particularly if you hear a snap or cracking sound. Severe pain and swelling in your arm. Trouble moving your arm normally or turning your arm from palm up to palm down and vice versa.
What disease makes your arm swell up?
Lymphedema (lim-fuh-dee-muh) is a build-up of lymph fluid in your tissues. This build-up causes swelling (edema) in your arm or leg.
How do you know if swelling is serious?
- pain in the affected area.