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Doctor insights on: Sudden Pain In Left Arm Without Any Injury

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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more


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Cause of left axilla pain without trauma?

Cause of left axilla pain without trauma?

Can be many things: Can be heart issues, infection, breast problems, lymph nodes, go to your doctor and get checked. ...Read more

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Sudden muscle spasm above left shoulder blade. Can't turn body to the right without pain. No injury. Cause and treatment?

Sudden muscle spasm above left shoulder blade. Can't turn body to the right without pain. No injury. Cause and treatment?

Posture: Muscles around shoulder blades help hold the head and neck in proper alignment. Forward lean of head or shoulders increases the workload. Posture problems often lead to,this type of pain. Could be a positional problem with head n pillow. Get evaluated by pmr doc or ortho to get correct diagnosis and effective to plan. ...Read more

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Pain in right shoulder upper right chest and down right arm into the hand, sore to move neck causing very sever pain in a male of 48?

Pain in right shoulder upper right chest and down right arm into the hand, sore to move neck causing very sever pain in a male of 48?

Rue: Could be right cervical ridiculous thy (pinched nerve), brachial plexopathy or even a mono neuropathy like carpal tunnel causing proximal symptoms... ...Read more

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Pain in right arm from where joint is down right arm. Can't move arm certain ways. Weakness in hand. No injury started suddenly. Hurts to move arm.

Pain in right arm from where joint is down right arm. Can't move arm certain ways. Weakness in hand. No injury  started suddenly.  Hurts to move arm.

Rt Arm Pain & Weak: Sometimes pathology in your neck can cause symptoms like this out of the blue (disc bulges or protrusions). Stenosis (narrowing around the nerves) can do this but usually see this in much older patients. Nerves that appear to be involved in your hand are C6, C7, & C8. If you meant shoulder joint down, then C5 may be an issue too. UCC or ER can prescribe Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack. See if arm gets going. ...Read more

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What would cause sudden onset of noticeable swelling in left calf of leg and left forearm? No pain, just continuously swollen for 4-5 days. No injury

More information....: There are many potential problems that can trigger these symptoms, for example, blot clots, infection, inflammatory diseases. If this is new to you and just for a few days see your doctor as soon as possible, if severe go to the emergency department near you. ...Read more

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Sudden severe pain in left arm and shoulder don't remember that i injured it ?

Sudden severe pain in left arm and shoulder don't remember that i injured it ?

Trigger Points?: One common cause of pain like what you describe are myofacial trigger points. These are areas of muscle that get inflamed oftentimes by an abnormal stretch and they can seem to get worse when we are under stress. Treatment includes ice or heat ( try one then the other if not working ), massage , therapy or manipulation and rest. Very occasionally trigger point injections.Are done. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in left side of neck without sudden movement have problem for a week now?

Sharp pain in left side of neck without sudden movement have problem for a week now?

Neck pain: Neck pain can be for multiple reasons. Although no obvious injury still that vast majority of neck pain is musculoskelatal. Pain can be neuropathic or even cardiovascular. ...Read more

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What would cause pain & weakness in arm from elbow down?

What would cause pain & weakness in arm from elbow down?

Neuro/radiculopathy : Pain and weakness may be an indication that there could be compression and/or irritation of the nerves that innervate your arm. The two most likely culprits are compressive lesions in the neck (cervical radiculopathy) or in your arms (peripheral neuropathy). A thorough history, physical exam, and other diagnostic modalities such as an EMG and MRI can help pinpoint the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Severe pain in right side of neck radiates down the shoulder to forearm. Pain in neck has eased but still severe in shoulder and arm. What could it be?

Severe pain in right side of neck radiates down the shoulder to forearm. Pain in neck has eased but still severe in shoulder and arm. What could it be?

Radiculopathy: Neck pain that radiates down the arm is known as radiculopathy. Similarly, sciatica, for example, is due to pressure on one or several of the nerves exiting the lower spine, usually from disc material or bone growth. This can occur in the neck as well. In common terms...A pinched nerve. ...Read more

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Pain in left side of back of neck when sitting, radiating to head and shoulder, occasional tingling. Xray shows no bone issue, but pain can be severe.

Pain in left side of back of neck when sitting, radiating to head and shoulder, occasional tingling. Xray shows no bone issue, but pain can be severe.

See a Spine Surgeon: You may need further evaluation if symptoms persisting. You may need MRI of your cervical spine -- which may pick up other problems not seen on xray which may then identify the cause of your symptoms. ...Read more

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Sudden pain in RT upper outer arm about 4 inches below shoulder. Pain only there when I move my arm in certain directions. Weakness in hand and wrist?

Sudden pain in RT upper outer arm about 4 inches below shoulder. Pain only there when I move my arm in certain directions. Weakness in hand and wrist?

Arms are innervated: by spinal cord roots C3-T2. Sudden pain is worrisome, but wrist & hand weakness is even more concerning. Your doc needs to obtain brain & C-spine/upper T-spine imaging *now* to look for either a central or peripheral lesion, especially if this is your dominant hand. Don't sit on this. X-Ray series plus MRI/MRA. ...Read more

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Pain and some weakness in outer side of upper left forearm after striking golf or tennis ball (forehand stroke only--I am left-handed). Cause?

Pain and some weakness in outer side of upper left forearm after striking golf or tennis ball (forehand stroke only--I am left-handed).  Cause?

Tendinitis likely.: From your short description, it sounds like tendinitis in the L shoulder, either from overuse / over-training or from some other injury. Playing sports just aggravates it. This is by far the most common cause of shoulder pain in athletes. For now, rest the shoulder, ice it as often as you can, & sleep in a comfortable position (on right). See a doctor or use HealthTap Prime if you're not better in ...Read more

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Sudden onset of sharp back pain under left scapula on inhale and some arm movements . What is causing this?

Soft tissue: At your age this pain is most likely due to muscle sprain/strain or soft tissue inflammation, and will probably resolve with time, progressive activity, and anti-inflammatory medications. As with any medical condition, if you do not improve or if your symptoms worsen you should see a physician. ...Read more

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Can episodes right shoulder tip pain,intense sharp pain aggravated when moving my arm be hepatobiliary in origin ? Sporadic in nature no abd pain

Can episodes right shoulder tip pain,intense sharp pain aggravated when moving my arm be hepatobiliary in origin ? Sporadic in nature no abd pain

It can, but…: … But it also could be due to a lot of other things, including problems with the shoulder, lungs, stomach, and even the heart. If your pain has not yet been evaluated, you should see your doctor to begin the process. Good luck. ...Read more