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Hi Everyone,

I'm currently training for the Dublin Marathon which is at the end of October. So far I've built my running distance up to 17 miles. The problem I'm having though is serious pains in both my upper arms. I've tried painkillers before running, running with my arms relaxed and also by my side. I had this problem a couple of years ago when I trained for the same race. I consulted a doctor last time but they didn't know what to suggest. Has anyone had the same problem or does anyone have any idea's what I could do?

Thanks very much

Matt
 

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Was this your GP? I would try a specialist sports physio prefereably one with a good track record for treating runners. I was having a problem a while back after a 10 mile race where my shoulder was really stiff and sore and I was getting referred pain down my left arm but some chiropractic treatment soon sorted it out
 

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Yes it was my local GP I saw. He just checked my arms and muscles to see if there was a problem. To be fair, he couldn't do a great deal as it was days after I'd ran and the muscles would be relaxed. I'll check out a local physio if I can find a good one.

When I'm running 13 miles I don't have any problems. Its when I start upping it to 15 and beyond I start having problems. It feels like the upper arm muscles start to tighten and then become really painful.

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Matt
 
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