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A 37-year-old member asked:

What can cause on and off shoulder and arm pain?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Many things: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it.
Dr. Ricardo Madrid
Neurology 55 years experience
Neuro,orthop: Shoulder pain radiating to the arm is probably due to a cervical radiculopathy. Needs neuro consult and possibly emg/ncv of the involved extremity.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

What should I do about my shoulder and arm pain?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Steven Greenberg
Radiology 33 years experience
Go to doctor: If not get better and persistent, probably should be evaluated my your health care provider. May not be anything serious, but best to get checked out.
CA
A 68-year-old male asked:

What would cause neck, shoulder , arm pain?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 22 years experience
Overuse: Doing too much is usually the cause of upper body pain.
A 36-year-old female asked:

Can mono cause shoulder and arm pain?

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Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
Unlikely: Shoulder and arm pain are not typical of mononucleosis. Mono is characterized by sore throat, fever, swollen neck lymph nodes, splenomegaly, abnormal liver enzymes, atypical lymphocytosis and a postitive mono serology.
Macon, GA
A 31-year-old male asked:

What is causing constant arm pain?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Douglas Linville II
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 31 years experience
Arm pain: Pain with arm movement is likely the arm/shoulder. Pain with neck movement suggests nerve pain from a herniated disc. Neither urgent if not progressing. Ok to try some nsaids, ice/heat for a couple days. Typically, these usually improve over several weeks. Pain that does not deserves a doc evaluation.
A 41-year-old member asked:

What causes severe arm pain?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 38 years experience
See below: Many things can cause these symptoms. You need to see your doctor. He/she whill perform a thorough examination to see what's going on and tell you what to do about it.

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