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My arms ache from constant computer usage. Any tips / recommendations?

I have a dull, constant pain mostly around my elbows and forearms. I'm entrenched in a technology lifestyle - I work with computers full-time, enjoy gaming in my free-time, and hold my phone up to my face in bed. The pain impacts many activities I deem valuable. How can I mitigate or prevent this pain without drastically altering my lifestyle? I understand you are not my doctor. [more inside]
posted by WCF on Apr 4, 2014 - 24 answers

Running - but for the arms??

Running has done amazing wonders for my tree trunk like legs. I am wondering if there is an equivalent exercise to get shapely arms? [more inside]
posted by WinterSolstice on Nov 14, 2013 - 12 answers

Weird sensation in my arms on awakening

Recently, I have been having an odd sensation in both arms as I am waking up in the morning. I will be lying in bed, gradually waking up and will suddenly notice this sensation in both arms. It lasts a few seconds - just long enough for me to notice, wonder about it and then it goes away. The feeling is hard to describe. It is on the inside, not on the skin. It seems to be specific, in a long section of the arms, maybe moving downward. If you told me that it was my veins dilating or contracting, I would believe you. It is NOT dull, diffuse, achy, tingling or painful. It reminds me a time several years ago when I experienced very intense physical anxiety one night that moved in waves through my body, except that I am not particularly anxious these days, it is localized in the arms, and it last for only 3-5 seconds. Any ideas?
posted by metahawk on Apr 17, 2013 - 2 answers

Looking for the other side of Iran Contrahistory

Has there been a definitive account of the Iran-Contra Scandal written from the vantage point of either Iran or Nicaragua? [more inside]
posted by history is a weapon on Mar 27, 2013 - 2 answers

A lady with hairy arms

How can I not be self-conscious about the hair on my arms? [more inside]
posted by thank you silence on Feb 22, 2013 - 57 answers

Did Northerners run guns to the Confederacy?

I’m trying to find out if there were any Northerners during the U.S. Civl War who ran guns to the Confederacy. I’ve done research and have found nothing about this. Any Civil War buffs out there ever hear any rumblings about this? If so, can you point me to resources?
posted by MarioM on Jan 20, 2013 - 7 answers

Unbalanced swinging arms

When I walk, my left arm swings while my right arm stays almost immobile. Is there something wrong with me? [more inside]
posted by facehugger on Jan 8, 2013 - 15 answers

Developing a 50 year old upper body.

Help a middle aged guy develop his upper body. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 29, 2012 - 11 answers

A horse, a horse, my kingdom for a horse. Hm. Anything smaller, maybe?

Have horses grown in size since the Middle Ages/Renaissance? [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Feb 24, 2012 - 10 answers

What have I done to my shoulder?

What the hell did I do to my shoulder? All the details (as many as I can type) inside. [more inside]
posted by littlerobothead on Jan 17, 2012 - 8 answers

post p90x plan

If P90X worked for you, what did you do after you finished the program? [more inside]
posted by roger ackroyd on Apr 26, 2011 - 7 answers

Help me be strong

What's the best way for a girl to build upper body strength with weights (and not hurt herself)? [more inside]
posted by bluelight on Sep 8, 2010 - 28 answers

Is this zoo statement about tree branches (and apes) true?

What's the real reason apes evolved to move through trees using arms rather than legs and a tail; why do they swing rather than jump? Surely not because "a tree branch can hold more weight above than it than below it" (as purported by a suspect sheet of "fun facts" at the zoo). [more inside]
posted by theDTs on May 28, 2010 - 21 answers

work with no arms

What kind of jobs exist that don't require the use of one's arms or hands? [more inside]
posted by three bear minimum on Apr 27, 2010 - 20 answers

Chubby arms be gone!

Do my upper arms look flabby because I need to lose fat or because I need to build muscle or both? [more inside]
posted by whoaali on Apr 25, 2010 - 21 answers

Why do I hold my arms straight up in the air when I sleep and how can I stop?

Why do I hold my arms straight up in the air when I sleep and how can I stop? [more inside]
posted by paulus andronicus on Jan 12, 2010 - 23 answers

It felt great until the tingly.

After ~20 minutes in a hot tub, I get an intensely uncomfortable tingling feeling in my arms and my face and feel very... woozy and unbalanced. What is going on, and is this normal? [more inside]
posted by The Biggest Dreamer on Sep 1, 2009 - 13 answers

carpal tunnel and tendonitis and what to do?

Arm/wrist problems and no health insurance: what to do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 18, 2009 - 17 answers

How does selling weapons promote peace?

How do its proponents argue that the arms trade contributes to peace/stability? [more inside]
posted by knapah on Feb 8, 2009 - 13 answers

Umerus virga, maybe?

I'm looking for a dermatological term for what I can only describe as "arm stripes." (Photo link inside.) [more inside]
posted by evidenceofabsence on Jan 9, 2009 - 5 answers

Im getting acne(?) on my arms, whats wrong!

Im getting acne(?) on my arms, whats wrong! [more inside]
posted by freddymetz on Aug 8, 2008 - 20 answers

Embiggen My Puny Arms!

What are, say, the 5 key dumbbell exercises for arm strongening? [more inside]
posted by turgid dahlia on May 19, 2008 - 12 answers

Help me fix my Popeye arms

Standard adult male body, but I have skinny upper arms. Suggestions for a workout to add some mass, specifically from elbows up? [more inside]
posted by penciltopper on May 17, 2008 - 21 answers

Killer arms

How do I add tone and definition to my upper arms? [more inside]
posted by barrakuda on Apr 21, 2008 - 18 answers

What do I do with my arms and hands?

I don't know what to do with my arms and hands when I'm nervous. [more inside]
posted by HotPatatta on Sep 11, 2007 - 15 answers

Why do my ice cubes grow arms?

Why do my ice cubes grow arms? [more inside]
posted by AlisonM on Feb 1, 2007 - 15 answers

Weight of body parts

How much does a typical human adult male (a) arm (b) leg weigh? [more inside]
posted by Hogshead on Jul 17, 2006 - 6 answers

Arm Stubble?

Ladies, do you shave your arms? [more inside]
posted by bonheur on Oct 13, 2005 - 51 answers

How Do Human Cannons Work?

How do the cannons that shoot human cannon balls work? I'm guessing it's different than the way real cannons work. This page says it's a trade secret. Now I must know!
posted by everichon on Aug 24, 2005 - 4 answers

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