GAH! I'm sorry its lasting you so long. Yes it hurts to lift arms sometimes. Sometimes it even hurts to bat an eyeHad this flare since around September. Long one this time and mostly neck, shoulders, arms and elbows. Anyone ever have the feeling like your arms are being pulled out at the shoulder, and lifting arms is painful? Feels like muscle and bone pain. First time though that a flare-up lasted this long.