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A 36-year-old female asked:

My husband as got a shooting pain is is right arm?

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Dr. Bernard Canlas
Pain Management 30 years experience
Cevical issue: Although your question is incomplete, the first that thing to consider is what are the other associated symptoms. Some patients who has this complaint maybe cardiac in origin. Such as ischemia. Assuming this is not the case, then another potential source is cervical radiculopathy, an irritation of the nerves arising from the cervical spine. An imaging study ordered by your doctor will help.

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A 30-year-old female asked:

I'm getting a shooting pain in my right arm what could it be from I use my iPad a lot could it a strain injury?

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Dr. Prem Gupta
neurology 48 years experience
See a neurologist: It is not due to iPad. Underlying pinched nerve needs to be investigated
A 40-year-old member asked:

What does it mean when you have shooting pain up and down your right arm?

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Dr. Brian Le
Dr. Brian Leanswered
Pain Management 17 years experience
Nerve pain: It sounds like you might be experiencing nerve pain (neuropathic pain). It might be due to a pinched nerve. I recommend you seeing a doctor for evaluation and treatment.
Dr. TORY MCJUNKIN
Pain Management 19 years experience
Agree could be several different things. Most would consider an MRI of cervical spine and many would consider an EMG to rule-out nerve entrapment (like carpal tunnel) or nerve damage. See a pain specialist.
Aug 29, 2013
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Pain Management 29 years experience
If you have swelling, see about getting an Ultrasound of your arm
Aug 30, 2013
A 33-year-old member asked:

What could cause a shooting pain down my right arm?

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Dr. Scott Naftulin
Pain Management 34 years experience
Cervical spine?: There are multiple possible causes. A common cause is an irritated nerve in the neck or cervical spine. Other possible causes include a shoulder problem, brachial plexus injury, and referred pain from an internal medical problem. If the symptoms persist or are associated with other symptoms, consult a physician.
A 49-year-old member asked:

Shooting pain down my right arm, what to do?

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Dr. Vikram Patel
Pain Management 37 years experience
Arm pain: Shooting pain is often due to a pinched nerve in the neck. You need proper evaluation by a neurologist or pain physician. In the mean time, avoid looking down for long periods. Use a soft collar as a reminder not to flex your neck too much.

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