Does anyone with Rheumatoid Arthritis have trouble lifting one of their arm or arms?

Does anyone have trouble lifting one of their arm or arms and have pain starting from their shoulders and shoulder blade

Priscilla Mclaughlin
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yes, both actually, but right side is worse than left.

Gabrielle Nava
G

Yes! Right shoulder. Have to heat it up every morning so I can lift it above shoulder height.

George Epps
G

On the flip side I have a Elasto-gel shoulder ice pack that I keep in the freezer for night pain, a bit cold but it works so I can sleep.

George Epps 3 years

Yes my shoulder blade right at the top feels like it's on fire !!! I think it's the way I sleep. Mine is right side also

Danny Heath
D

Yes has been like that for three weeks

Marian Harding
M

Yes left

Sandra Pitts
S

Yes, both shoulders and can hardly sleep on my side. Rheumatologist sent me for physio. The exercise seems to be helping.

Julie Camacho
J

True, exercise makes a lot of difference, regular walks

Funmi Rainey 3 years

yes - my left

Lynn Louis
L

Yesssss!

Candice Ashley
C

My elbows hurt really bad too. Especially in the mornings if I've slept with them bent at all. Can hardly move them...

Candice Ashley
C

Both shoulders are like this but the right is worse than the left. Sent for an MRI & I have a torn rotator cuff of the right shoulder but don't know about the left.

Sam Stover
S

I found is I sleep with small pillows under each armpit area it helps and I had my Dr. prescribe Voltaren gel and rub on it and after a hot shower in the am to losen up

Michele Leary
M

Yes both my shoulders. Terrible pains.

Pamela Heath
P

Yes my right arm is much worse than the left... Also pain in shoulder that goes across to left shoulder..

Liz Ayala
L

Do you eat gluten containing foods and dairy products?

Kerri Jack 3 years

Yes my right shoulder heat and exercise (hot yoga and aqua aerobics help)

Kay Moyer
K

Yes, both. I finished PT Friday. Have gone for 5 weeks twice a week. I only have a 2.2 range difference. I see my Rheumatologist tomorrow. I think the next step is an MRI.

Kimberly Waters
K

Yes

Jackie Malone
J

Yes..

Nikki Trotter
N

Yes right arm

Nilüfer Denton
N

Yes Lots of trouble terrible pain

Vaishali Salas
V

Yes. Right shoulder. My pains are always on my right side. Knee, shoulder and elbow.

Gail Burr
G

yes!!

Jo Bassetbryan Buck
J

Yes! Right shoulder and part of the neck

Carol Love
C

During my flare i did

Jessica Heller
J

Yes I do

Gabriela Spicer
G

Yes both of my shoulders.

Suzanne Mccabe
S

Yes

Shawntae Tyson
S

Yes many times.

Carmen Yeager
C

I do. Mine however is related to my neck fusion surgeries. I have a pinched nerve and further surgery is not an option for me.

Martha Thacker
M

Thank you all for sharing your comments. You all are very supportive. God bless us all .

Priscilla Mclaughlin
P

Yes... Mine just started back hurting again
The dang disease shifts around

Karla Campbell
K

Yes. Shoulders are where I have the worst RA damage. Some days I can't use my shoulders so I can lift things but only in the range that my elbows move... Lil but shitty those days.

Bee Welch
B

Yesssss! I do. Dr told me to take Q 10 supplement it actually helped 95 percent .

Janice Gates
J

Would be easier for me to ask, what doesn't hurt? Everything including my shoulder.

Rose Bullard
R

Yes! I've found that it hurts more at night, so I started sleeping with pillow on my stomach and putting my arms over the pillow for support so it doesn't weigh my shoulder down, also Ice these things have helped a lot

Amanda Osborne
A

Had it in the past. Claimed it was stress related

Bernadette Gutierrez
B

Yes!! Getting in the pool to swim (very slowly) helps me some.

Stefanie Clay
S

Oh... Yes. That was my flare place.

Joyce Gallegos
J