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A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hasan Khondker
12 years experience Internal Medicine
Rest and have it: eaxamined by a doctor...could be anything from nerve damage to muscle strain.

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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Siefferman
13 years experience Pain Management
Many possibilities: Pain from the shoulder down the arm my be caused by a variety of things. Starting at the neck, there may be a pinched nerve, or the joints in the nec ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Impossible to say: It is impossible to say without determining the cause of the pain first.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
52 years experience General Practice
A-C Joint? : If a young person were to have shoulder pain with pain lying on shoulder at night & weakness with lifting & a "popping" sound; then ... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Benoy Benny
21 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Pinched nerve - neck: Sounds like you have a pinched nerve in your neck and you need to get an MRI of the c-spine. Depending on the results it might be just short term th ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Several things: It could be a lot of things. With the pain radiating down the arm, a nerve entrapment syndrome may be present. See your family doctor.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Maybe neck: Could be cervical disc issue, but might involve brachial plexus. With left arm, best to check out by ekg, but less likely to be cardiac referred pain ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Bicos
21 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Pinched nerve : You could have a pinched nerve in your neck. I would get it checked out.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Breiner
33 years experience Podiatry
Nerve pressure: It appears from the radiating pain that you have nerve compression. This happens when a nerve is squeezed between two other structures. You need to ge ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Catherine Willner
34 years experience Neurology
Sounds like: Nerve irritation or injury that could be coming from your neck seem a very likely explanation for these symptoms. Assessing if neck position change t ... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Bursitis: If there is no history of recent sprain and motion of the shoulder affects the discomfort, bursitis is likely. Try cold or hot applications, liniment, ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Sounds like pinched: nerve, but any pain in left arm is concerning for angina. You are quite young to develop heart disease, but you should see your doctor to make sure y ... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Radiculopathy: Pain that radiates down the arm can reflect a cervical radiculopathy (shooting pains due to a pinched nerve in the cervical spine). Many patients wil ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Talakkottur
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Nerve impingement?: Hi SierraY172. This is possibly a pinched nerve in your neck. Do you have numbness and tingling? Consider imaging of your neck especially if it feel ... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
Pinched nerve : this is just a pinched nerve. However you can have muscle pain in the neck thatcan be felt in the arm and you can also have shoulder pain that could b ... Read More
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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 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Merriman
46 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
? nerve root : Could be a compressed or irritated nerve root from a disc or arthritic spur in the low back region / from the sound of it potentially at l3-4 or l2- ... 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 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. Marc Milia
22 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Pain down arm: Usually pain down the arm like you describe is from an irritated nerve. The neck is the usual source and can be related to repeated poor posture while ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Cole
31 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Spinal stenosis: There are several possibilities. The most likely with your age is right sided degenerative issues in the neck compressing the spinal cord. You need ... Read More
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 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Lochemes
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Radiculopathy: cervical nerves when irritated behave this way I would recommend evaluation by a professional

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