Traveling pain

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   Posted 10/13/2008 7:00 AM (GMT -7)   
Question about pain My shoulder will hurt then the next thing I know it will be in my arm. then that will stop and go to my hip or wherever. sometimes it doesnt go away just starts hurting some where else. Does any one else have the traveling pain.

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   Posted 10/13/2008 7:44 AM (GMT -7)   
LeeAnn, I can push on one part of my body and cause pain in another part of my body. That is called referred pain. It is common for the pain to move around in our bodies going where ever it wants when ever it wants and for as long as it wants.
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   Posted 10/13/2008 8:14 AM (GMT -7)   
I will often get a spasm in a muscle, and then that muscle will cause all of the ones connected to it to spasm, and so on and so on. 
Sometimes it will start in my hip and work its way down to my toes.  Or it will start in my shoulder and go down my arm, etc.
I also get the referred pain that Marlee mentioned.
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   Posted 10/13/2008 9:07 AM (GMT -7)   
I do believe that fibromyalgia likes to travel around throughout our bodies. I too have experienced the traveling pain. It is a bummer I know, but nothing unusual.

And as Marlee mentioned, I have the referred pain also. I had a surgery on my left shoulder. It left a little bit of nerve problems. I can scratch one side and feel it on the other. I know that is just from the nerves in my shoulder, but it is interesting how that happened.

I hope that you are having a good day.

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   Posted 10/13/2008 9:39 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes, pain travels.  I can have a knee that hurts so badly that I'm limping and a few days later the knee is fine but my hips are worse.  I'm never sure what will hurt when I get up in the morning.  So, you are not alone in this.
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   Posted 10/14/2008 5:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh yes I have travelling pain.  I will get this incredible isolated pain in let's say my middle finger and then in 5 minutes it's gone and then it will be the same pain in my left knee or right elbow or pinky toe.

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   Posted 10/15/2008 10:56 AM (GMT -7)   
Ok glad to know im not going crazy. I feel like if I tell my husband about every little pain he will think im Knutts Oh I am might as well admit.
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