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I am a 28 year male with shooting pain down my right arm, its not constant.. is it a nerve or heart thing?

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Dr. Louis Grenzer
Cardiology 55 years experience
Probably nerve: Because of your age, the fact that it is your right arm and not the left, and because you do not mention chest pain, this is most likely caused by pressure on the nerve. This commonly occurs in the neck, elbow area, or wrist. Tests could localize the problem if the symptoms persist.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Nerve or muscle: It's nerve, muscle, tendon or ligament - not heart.

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