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Lawrenceburg, KY
A 26-year-old female asked:

My left shoulder down to my left elbow down to my left hand hurts and tingles. could i be getting ready to have a heart attack?

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Dr. Wayne Warrington
A Verified Doctoranswered
21 years experience
Unlikely: Unless you have significant risk factors, medical problems or family history of heart attacks at a young age, it is unlikely. Still i would speak with your doctor about this. Do you have neck problems? Pinched nerve would be much much more likely.
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Dr. Carol Van der Harst
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 37 years experience
Unlikely: Heart attacks (the arteries to the heart) are not a consideration for your age and sex, unless you have other severe medical conditions. It is most likely myofascial referred pain when the tingling follows a classic path from a large muscle in the shoulder to the same arm. Massaging the muscle where it is coming from will help, posture issues or overuse problems are usually the source.
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Last updated Jun 9, 2020


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