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pain in upper right arm between elbow and shoulder

A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine
See your physician: You need to see your physician. This could be a muscle strain; you could have torn a ligament. Get it evaluated; today if possible
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 years experience Pediatrics
Get seen: Pain and swelling from armpit to elbow could be infection, injury, or more serious. Have this checked by you doctor.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Austin Yeargan
23 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
What is the question: LIkely unrelated. If you're concerned re: your mid brachial (arm) pain, please provide as much detail as possible. At your age it's likely nothing if ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marlis Gonzalez fernandez
12 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Possible : this is possible especially if you hold the weight of the device with that arm or if you hold the arm close to the chest. Rest should help you figure ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Pinched nerve: A pinched nerve can cause neck pain headaches, and pain or numbness running into the arm. There are other potential causes, however, and so it would ... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Cooperman
45 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Inflamed nerves: The areas of pain are supplied by nerves from your neck.. In your age group, degenerative. Joint or disc disease could cause these pains. May need x ... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mahmud Ibrahim
12 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Pinched nerve: Sounds like you may have a pinched nerve in the neck. Often patients will develop numbness, tingling, and pain that radiates from the neck down the ar ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Let me explain: After reading the information you have, did you had MRI on the shoulder or cervical spine? If you did. Did they explain your symptoms? If not see a ne ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jack Moriarity
25 years experience Neurosurgery
"Pinched" nerve: Your group of symptoms sound very suspicious for a cervical radiculopathy or pinched nerve in your neck, probably at the C6-7 level.
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A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jose Barreto
13 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Myofascial Pain: If you are having a lot of stress, bad posture, weak muscles (muscle imbalance) then this may be secondary to myofascial (muscle pain). If the pain do ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Arm pain elbow numb: More information is required but it is quite likely that you have some nerve compression. The question is where and why? Due to muscle entrapment, tra ... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Warren Wolfe
57 years experience Family Medicine
Need more info: There are several reasons why you have this pain. It will take an examination to narrow down the cause. Please make an appointment with your family ph ... Read More
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Let me help you : It sound you problem in the neck area to have all these symptoms, or combinations of shoulder problem and neck problem ask you doctor for to check it ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert German
25 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Referred pain: It's likely referred pain, with the cervical spine or neck being the source. You likely have some disc disease and are having nerve pain related to t ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Michalski
35 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Tingling: Several problems. May be pulled muscle in neck or scapular region. Also sounds like a pinched nerve of the lower neck, possible pinched ulnar nerve at ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
38 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Depends: How did it start?, when did it start?, what were you doing?, what is the distribution of the numbness? Question too ambiguous to give a reasonable opi ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Siegel
37 years experience Pulmonology
Costochondritis: Costochondritis is inflammation of cartilage between the ribs and is associated with a viral illness, smoking, and other causes such as trauma to the ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Timothy Silver
23 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Discuss with MD: You have a lot going on for your age, please discuss this with your doctor, you may warrant some further testing. This is not a good forum for this qu ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milroy Samuel
23 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Strain: It appears you may have a strain. Try some aleve (naproxen) and heating pad.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Smith
53 years experience Neurosurgery
Several things: Pinched nerve in one of the lower cervical nerve roots is most common. Other causes include masses at the lung apex, thoracic outlet syndrome, compres ... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Two considerations: You might possess pinching of nerve in neck, cervical radiculopathy, and if arm is raised, you might feel less symptoms. Or, you could have thoracic ... Read More
A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Intrinsic shoulder : Joint problem, such as rotator cuff tear or frozen shoulder joint may be present. The numbness could be indeed "shoulder hand syndrome" or maybe bra ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Hebert
28 years experience Pathology
Get evaluated: Although it would be rare for someone of your age to have heart trouble, shoulder pain is often seen with ischemia of the heart. Also, patients with ... Read More
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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald McCarren
35 years experience Neurology
Nerve root injury: One of the more common causes of your symptoms is a cervical nerve root injury called cervical radiculopathy. In a man of your age the cause is more ... Read More
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