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A member asked about a 53-year-old female:

1wk of mild constant upper arm pain w/ spontaneous bouts of intense stabbing/stinging pain.not affected by movement/touch.no trauma.no other symptom.?

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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Varies: Multiple potential causes, I would not hesitate to be seen. A "pinched nerve" in the neck, otherwise known as a cervical radiculopathy, can cause similar symptoms as what you are describing although there are other possibilities as well. A simple physical exam could go a long way to determine the likely cause.

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Last updated May 3, 2017

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