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A male asked:

My chest hurts when i move my left arm around. ive had this before and it was nothing but it hurts alot more this time?

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Dr. R. Kannan Mutharasan
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 19 years experience
Likely muscles: If you are having chest pain related to moving your arm around, it is most likely muscles or bones. Seeing an internist who can check you out is a good idea to confirm this; they can also take a more detailed history and make sure there is nothing more concerning going on like heart or lung disease.

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Fort Myers, FL
A 30-year-old male asked:

Every time i move my arm, my chest hurts. Why does this happen?

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Dr. Frederick Michael Elliott
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Shoulder injury.: The muscles of the upper arm are joined with the muscles of the chest at a complex of muscles, tendons, and ligaments known as the rotator cuff (what we commonly call the 'shoulder'). You most likely have an injury of involving this structure and should see your doctor to determine if any further tests are needed. A mild rotator cuff strain will self-resolve with tylenol (acetaminophen) and gentle stretching.
Last updated Apr 17, 2017


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