- CASE FILE
I get severe muscle cramps in my right upper arm followed by extensive bruising above the elbow. All tests normal.
ABOUT THIS CASE FILE
Doctors have no idea what is causing my symptoms. Severe painful muscle cramps in right upper arm followed by extensive dark bruising that extends 5 inches above the elbow and wraps more than half-way around my upper arm. This is the only area of my body where this occurs. First occurrence was in Spring 2018. MRI, CT, X-ray, Bone Scan, Ultrasound, and Lab work all come back normal.
Cramp and bruising occur sporadically - not caused by any specific activity. Occurs most often at rest (occasionally wakes me at night), but does not occur with any type of heavy lifting or specific movement. I've been to 3 orthopedic surgeons and a rheumatologist who state that this is NOT related to shoulder replacement surgery from 6-1/2 years ago. I've been on muscle relaxers for a year and pain meds for 6 months but the symptoms continue.