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My right arm on the inside of it, wrist, thumb and index finger are sore and swollen. My neck on that side as well as shoulder is sore as well. Only noted difference is using my smart phone and leaning on that side lots yesterday. Could this be heart?

My right arm on the inside of it, wrist, thumb and index finger are sore and swollen. My neck on that side as well as shoulder is sore as well. Only noted difference is using my smart phone and leaning on that side lots yesterday. Could this be heart?

Likely neck: It sounds like what is known as a cervical radiculopathy, which s a term for the pain that can run down the arm from a nerve irritation in the neck. I would not hesitate to be seen. A good medical checkup can be a good place to start. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with tennis elbow in both arms runners knee in both knees over 1 month. Now have sore wrists, neck and thumb, and first 2 finger?

I have been diagnosed with tennis elbow in both arms runners knee in both knees over 1 month. Now have sore wrists, neck and thumb, and first 2 finger?

Need workup: With multi- joint involvement i would recommend a rheumatologist be your next consultation. This may be a systemic immune issue and proper diagnosis is important. ...Read more

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Painful lump r armpit 49 f dental hygienist general aching r arm numb fingers r wrist neck bicep thumb middle & ring joint swelling on & off 3-4 month?

Painful lump r armpit 49 f dental hygienist general aching r arm numb fingers r wrist neck bicep thumb middle & ring joint swelling on & off 3-4 month?

Cervical pressure: This could be related to pressure on your cervical vertebrae , if the nerve is under pressure it could send numbing sensation into your arms and fingers, it is affecting you r side. You need to see an orthopedic surgeon and get it diagnosed properly. Hope you get better. ...Read more

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Is a temperature of 35.3 low? It is accompanied with excruciating neck, back, shoulder and arm pain, left hand side. Neck is very sore and siff.

Is a temperature of 35.3 low? It is accompanied with excruciating neck, back, shoulder and arm pain, left hand side. Neck is very sore and siff.

Yes it's low: Depending on the type of thermometer and how your temperature is checked, 35.3 deg. C (95.5 deg. F) is low or very low. If you are acutely ill it can mean you have a serious infection. Go to an ER now. ...Read more

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Sore pain in the side of my neck that goes down my arm coupled with arm pain and hand pain?

Sore pain in the side of my neck that goes down my arm coupled with arm pain and hand pain?

Get Evaluated.: Although neck pain is very common and generally self limiting, the radicular type pain which you are describing may be a symptom of a more serious condition such as a muscular or a spinal condition or referred from another body part/region. You should be evaluated by an appropriately trained provider and this is even more important given your young age. ...Read more

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Neck pain arm feels heavy and tight as well as my hand shoulder sore help please?

Neck pain arm feels heavy and tight as well as my hand shoulder sore help please?

NSAID and position: This sounds like irritation to a nerve coming out of your neck. This can occur from a herniated disk or a bone spur. I suggest you take Ibuprofen at 600-800 mg per dose 3 times per day. Additionally it often helps if you try different positions with your head and arm. Tucking your chin back helps some control pain as well as having the affected arm over the head. Try traction with a therapist ...Read more

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I found a lump on my neck today it is about the size of the palm of my hand, my rt arm has been hurting, my veins ache, no strength in my hand ?

I found a lump on my neck today it is about  the size of the palm of my hand, my rt arm has been hurting, my veins ache, no strength in my hand ?

Size of the palm?: And with pain, no strength in the arm and also with possible bulging veins. If these is indeed there as you wrote, go see a physician today. He /she has to reconfirm what you just wrote and if indeed accurate blood test, bone marrow, biopsy etc. Etc. Will have to be done to make a correct diagnosis. Do not delay! ...Read more

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Left forearm burning and left hand aching, right arm pain, shoulder pain and into right side of my neck. I am 54 years old.

Question??: I am not sure what information you are looking for. Do you need advice on possible causes, who to see for evaluation, or have you been evaluated and need more details? Please restate your question. Sorry I could not be of more help ...Read more