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What should i do for my arm pain?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
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A 36-year-old member asked:

What should I do about my shoulder and arm pain?

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Dr. Steven Greenberg
Radiology 32 years experience
Go to doctor: If not get better and persistent, probably should be evaluated my your health care provider. May not be anything serious, but best to get checked out.
A 30-year-old member asked:

What can I do to alleviate arm pain?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Eval.: This is a very general question. Usually treatment plans for pain are developed based on the diagnosis or the type of pain. If this is chronic problem - medical assessment is important. Acupuncture can be helpful for chronic limb pain of varying etiologies.
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A 30-year-old male asked:

Arm pain after sneezing?

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Dr. Michael Bolesta
Orthopedic Surgery 40 years experience
Maybe a disk problem: If the pain goes to the arm below the shoulder it may be a ruptured (herniated) disk in your neck. If you also have nerve symptoms (numbness, tingling, weakness) it is even more likely. If the pain continues or worsens, see your primary provider or a spinal specialist.
A 32-year-old member asked:

Anxiety arm pain, and other pain, what to do?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Start with medical: Evaluation to rule out underlying medical problems. In the mean time - decrease stress.To address stress: talk about feelings ; address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity is optimal in a green space. Eat healthfully. Cut out junk carbs, caffeine ; alcohol (or moderate). Try qi gong, tai chi, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, meditation, .

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