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A 47-year-old female asked:

i get a painful burning feeling when i stretch my left arm and pick something up. the pain is on the back upper left arm. do i need to go to doctor?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Muscle or nerve: This type of discomfort could be due to straining of the triceps muscle or due to impingement of a nerve during a stretching maneuver. An orthopedic surgeon would be best qualified to evaluate you if your symptoms persist or worsen.

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