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TiHabanero 05-06-19 06:20 PM

Forearm Swollen While Riding
 
This is a new one. Out for 30 yesterday and my right forearm was swollen. The wrist hurt pretty bad, but it usually does, however the swollen forearm is a new one. Anyone experience this?

canklecat 05-06-19 07:25 PM

According to my Manual of Internet Diagnoses, possible reasons include:
  • Bee or wasp sting. (My buddy took one to the groin the other day.)
  • Sun allergy.
  • Sunscreen allergy.
  • Reaction to new medication or supplement.
  • Falling, hitting forearm and head and not remembering hitting forearm because head was also struck.
  • Zombies.

indyfabz 05-07-19 01:12 PM


Originally Posted by canklecat (Post 20917490)
according to my manual of internet diagnoses, possible reasons include:
  • bee or wasp sting. (my buddy took one to the groin the other day.)
  • sun allergy.
  • sunscreen allergy.
  • reaction to new medication or supplement.
  • falling, hitting forearm and head and not remembering hitting forearm because head was also struck.
  • zombies.
  • trying to prevent prostate cancer via DIY frequent emissions.

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canklecat 05-07-19 02:18 PM

Could also be Popeye arm from too much spinach.

TiHabanero 05-07-19 05:45 PM

Fortunately I did not ask for a diagnosis, rather I asked if anyone has experienced this. Just a bunch of smarty pants mouthing off without comprehending what they read. The products of public schools perhaps.

Bmach 05-07-19 10:35 PM

I was going to post something but I went to public schools, then your snarkie post about public schools stopped me.

OldTryGuy 05-09-19 02:55 PM


Originally Posted by Bmach (Post 20919385)
I was going to post something but I went to public schools, then your snarkie post about public schools stopped me.

Kindergarten was Parochial then Public so how about ----

https://healthblog.uofmhealth.org/he...-turns-serious

canklecat 05-09-19 04:56 PM

I was being serious. Absent any injuries, musculoskeletal conditions or autoimmune disorders, the possible causes for swelling might include reactions to insect stings/bites, animal bites, contact with irritant plants, topical agents including skin lotions, sunscreen, or the sun itself. Some folks do experience "hives" from sun exposure, even without a sunburn.

Yup, I've experienced those on rare occasions, affecting my arms and/or hands. It was rarely the same thing twice. Swelling from sun, even without a sunburn -- often exacerbated by other medications, including aspirin or NSAIDs. On another occasion it was a reaction to a common antibiotic. On other occasions it was due to animal bites -- once a squirrel I tried to feed, two or three other times from cat bites and scratches, resulting in cellulitis.

And reactions to poison ivy, oak or sumac. Reactions to stinging nettles and other plants with fine spines or barbs. It's possible to rub against those without realizing it during a ride or walk around dense foliage. In some susceptible people it can occur from roadside mowing stirring up the allergens that stick to the sweaty skin and provoke a reaction.


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