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A 38-year-old male asked:

if you were having shoulder and arm pain caused by cardiovascular issues, should running make it better or worse? cardio makes mine go away.

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Dr. Derek Farley
Urgent Care 24 years experience
Worse: If it was your heart, exertion would make it worse. Likely it's something musculoskeletal if running makes it better.
Dr. Matthew Ostrom
Specializes in Cardiology
Angina: classic angina or cardiac chest pain as a result of obstructive coronary artery disease ( blockages in the arteries that supply your heart) is described as worsened with exercise or exertion and made better with rest. So to answer your question, the pain you describe would be inconsistent with cardiac angina.

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