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Ache In Upper Arm
Several causes: There are several causes for the upper arm to ache near the shoulder. The most common are a tendonitis or a bursitis. Both of these can be treated with ice, rest and gentle stretching. Seeing a physical therapist can help with a more rapid recovery and decreasing the pain. If condition is worsening or is severe then see your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could be cardiac: Although you are quite young, your symptoms could be consistent with a heart attack or low blood flow to the muscles of the heart. I don't know whether you have any risk factors but with this limited information I would urge you to go to your nearest emergency room or urgent care center to be evaluated immediately. ...Read more
Well, with only that: I would have to recommend you see a doctor right away to rule out a heart condition if this is the very first time you are experiencing the symptom and if you have risk factors such as a positive family history, smoking, high cholesterol, obesity, diabetes mellitus (which you have) etc. ...Read more
Inflamed nerves: The areas of pain are supplied by nerves from your neck.. In your age group, degenerative. Joint or disc disease could cause these pains. May need xrays. Many daily stressors can affect the spine, posture, muscle over use, stress, sleeping position. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Bad pain in upper left shoulder, numbness of left arm, with some mild upper chest pain? A shoulder injury?
Maybe supraspinatus: The muscle in your upper shoulder blade is your supraspinatus. Pain there can be from injury to the muscle, impingement to its tendon (the rotator cuff) or from irritation to the nerve that goes to the muscle. You need an orthopedic surgeon, physical medicine or sports medicine doctor who can sort through these possibilities and prescribe appropriate treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Crack/crunch sound in neck followed by sharp pain in neck shoulder chest on right side, dull pain in arm and arm pit. Tweaked nerve?
More likely muscle: Typically the sound is muscle sliding over a joint. It can pinch a nerve but more often catches tendon part. Can cause inflammation and over the counter anti-inflammatory can help (ibuprofen, naproxen, etc) can help. If doesn't improve or have numbness or cold arm/hand seek medical attention. ...Read more
Nonspecific: Unfortunately this is a fairly nonspecific question. Heart ache suggests chest pain, which, if persistent, needs to be evaluated by a physician. Depending on the diagnosis, the cause of the chest pain may also be causing your back ache. Sometimes the situation is reversed, with back pain causing radiation into the chest - again, evaluation with a physician will help to sort this out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Likely muscular: Usually if the pain occurs with movement it is probably related to the muscles that enable your arm to work. If you can recreate the pain by pressing on the area with your hand/fingers this should make it more clear that it is muscular in nature. Feel better. ...Read more
28/f. Dull ache in left arm starting from elbow to wrist sometimes in upper arm. Dull ache in left thigh also. Could this be heart related?
Probably not: Dull aches in left arm (often with numbness, shortness of breath, sweating, post exertional) could bea cardiac symptom due to similar "wiring" between nerves going to heart and arm. These symptoms usually start centrally and radiate to the distal arm. The left leg however does not sate these nerves and a cardiac cause (like reduced oxygenation of heart due to blockages should not involve the leg. ...Read more
Hard to say!: There's not enough info to give any specific advice. How long have you had this? is the pain constant? Does it hurt with movement? Do you have any other medical problems? Have you overexerted or hurt yourself? Ask again with more specifics please. There is a 150 character limit, so keep your question brief but complete. ...Read more
ER now: Without more information, I would recommend ER evaluation. It could still just be muscular, especially if pain is when you move your shoulder and you feel muscle tugging at the chest wall. but with your age I wouldn‘t take chances. ...Read more
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