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Live Oak, CA
A 19-year-old female asked:

My left arm and shoulder have been aching and kinda numb for about 4 hours now. it gets worse when i put my elbow down on anything?

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Dr. Jerome Zacks
Cardiology 53 years experience
Radiating: The pain in the arm and shoulder might be due to impingement or pressure on a nerve root as it exits the cervical spine, pressure on the nerve in the axilla (armpit), or trauma to the shoulder components ("rotator cuff"). These are the most common causes.
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