A member asked:

Bad arm pain while sleeping and not so bad when awake. why and what could this be?

3 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. answered

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Position: Could be related to how you are sleeping. If you compress the nerve you can have pain when you wake. It usually goes away after being awake for several min. Pay attention to how you wake up and where your arm is positioned. Otherwise you may want to see your doctor and get checked out.

Answered 7/23/2017


Dr. Levan Atanelov answered

Specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Rotator cuff : Likely rotator cuff pain. Try not to sleep on it. For definitive answer see a doc in person

Answered 7/23/2017



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