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Angina Pain Down The Arm
Sudden, severe sharp pain, spasms in my entire right arm. Pain began in neck, then traveled down shoulder, down to wrist. Arm pulsates with pain. Help?
Sounds like: Nerve irritation or injury that could be coming from your neck seem a very likely explanation for these symptoms. Assessing if neck position change the symptoms might help. A good neurological history and competent examination should sort this out. The pulsating might also suggest a vascular contribution though that can be a pain associated with nerve compression as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Angina is chest pain that is caused by poor blood flow to the heart muscle. Angina is not an actual disease, but rather a symptom of an existing heart problem. Most commonly, this underlying problem is due to an obstruction of the coronary blood vessels that surround the heart. There are different types of angina including stable angina, unstable ...Read more
Doctor can evaluate: Chest tightness, chest pain, and shortness of breath can be due to minor problems or to very serious ones. An emergency room doctor can check to see what might be going on. Sometimes, tests and chest xrays will be done. Possible causes include a heart attack, partial pneumothorax (collapsed lung), asthma, reflux, heart arrythmias, etc... One should not wait around with such symptoms. ...Read more
Sharp pulsating pain in left side chest accompanied by the same pain radiating down left inner arm to left hand pinky.
Pain radiating to left arm and chest originating from near left shoulder blade. Tingling in left arm till fingers also present depending upon position?
Two considerations: You might possess pinching of nerve in neck, cervical radiculopathy, and if arm is raised, you might feel less symptoms. Or, you could have thoracic outlet syndrome, and if arm is elevated, you will have more intense symptoms. One additional caveat, make sure that your pain is not of cardiac origin. Have your doctor assess all of this. ...Read more
Left shoulder pain that radiates down arm into hand, accompanied by pain from hip (L) down my leg. Only happens when laying down. Cause for concern?
Nerve pressure: It appears from the radiating pain that you have nerve compression. This happens when a nerve is squeezed between two other structures. You need to get examined by a physician, Neurologist, who can find the compression sites before the pain becomes longer lasting and possible permanent. ...Read more
Radiculopathy: The most common cause for a burning pain radiating from the shoulder, down the arm, to the hand is a cervical radiculopathy. This is usually caused by compression of one of the cervical nerves as they leave the spine. The compression is caused by a herniated or bulging disc or arthritis. See: http://bit.ly/1yPwhcG and http://abt.cm/1CvlgDP ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pain in right arm between shoulder and elbow. Neck pain numbness and tingling down my arm. Now short of breath .
Pinched nerve: Sounds like you may have a pinched nerve in the neck. Often patients will develop numbness, tingling, and pain that radiates from the neck down the arm. Depending on the nerve that is pinched, it will affect different parts of the hand. Over time, weakness in the arm may develop as well. I would recommend getting it checked out. You may need an EMG and/or MRI ...Read more
Severe shoulder pain with pain radiating under arm pit down to hand. Severe pain when using arm. What is this?
Pinched nerve - neck: Sounds like you have a pinched nerve in your neck and you need to get an MRI of the c-spine. Depending on the results it might be just short term that gets better spontaneously, or somthing that might need an epidural steroid injection or something that might require surgery. Good news is that most resolve on it's own. ...Read more
Many possibilities: Pain from the shoulder down the arm my be caused by a variety of things. Starting at the neck, there may be a pinched nerve, or the joints in the neck may be irritated. The muscles around the neck and shoulder may develop trigger points or tendonopathy which cause radiating pain. The shoulder itself may develop impingement. A pm;r doc is best able to diagnose the source of your pain. ...Read more
Left arm pain radiating from back into arm, sometimes wrist and palm. Hurts to stretch and lift also. Pain is 2-3 mild. Osteosarcoma? Pinched nerve?
Cervical HNP: Arm pain in young patients radiating from the back or neck, suggests disc herniation. This is most likely. Osteosarcoma is most common around the knee, humerus, pelvis and jaw. This is usually associated with a swelling, and likely night pain. Very rare! if you see hoof prints, think horses not zebras. Osteosarcoma is a definite zebra. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Severe onset of left shoulder blade pain that radiates down left arm & hand.Left arm also tingles.Whole left arm is weak. Neck is fine though.
Radiculopathy: Pain that radiates down the arm can reflect a cervical radiculopathy (shooting pains due to a pinched nerve in the cervical spine). Many patients will have no associated neck pain. These conditions typically resolve with time and conservative treatment. It would be reasonable to watch it for a week or two, and use NSAIDs if needed, before seeing a physician. ...Read more
Classically: Angina pectoris =substernal pressure, pain with radiation to the neck or left or right arm and shoulder. Some will have abdominal pain-and be confused with gallbladder or stomach symptoms. Ladies seem to have less classic// or tolerate pain better than men. Relief with Nitroglycerin is very suggestive. A feeling of impending doom, pallor, sweating suggest a bad day! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Experiencing left shoulder ache, the pain radiates down the arm to the bottom palm of my hand? I'd describe it as a burning/shooting sensation...
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
Spinal stenosis: There are several possibilities. The most likely with your age is right sided degenerative issues in the neck compressing the spinal cord. You need to be evaluated by a spinal professional to determine if you have intra spinal issues and if not what can be done to help you with your discomfort. ...Read more
What would cause severe pain starting in the right side of neck down thru the shoulder and radiate down the arm to the elbow and forearm?
Stabbingpain in left shoulder blade that shoots down back of arm til bout right after elbow something like pinch on heart back pain . History?
Maybe neck: Could be cervical disc issue, but might involve brachial plexus. With left arm, best to check out by ekg, but less likely to be cardiac referred pain at your age. ...Read more
Burning back pain between the spine and the right shoulder blade. The pain extends through the right shoulder and down the right arm and elbow.
This is a fairly : Classic pattern for a lower cervical disc herniation such as c6-7 level. Sometimes a shoulder problem can present like this as well. Rarely, a lung issue (pancoast tumor) can present this way. If it does not improve with time or worsens, see your physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome gives me angina. Male 22. If i exercise laid down no heart and arm pain, if stood up i get it.
No: Pots cannot give you angina. To get angina, you have to have narrowed or blocked coronary arteries. That's unheard of at your age unless you use Cocaine or are diabetic (and then it's very rare). If you have abnormal cas, pots can exacerbate the supply/demand balance by making your heart beat faster (which increases demand). Your exertional pain is likely muscular. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Common nerve roots: The pain fibers in the spine innervate areas of the body (dermatomes) in relation to their proximity to the spine during development. The heart, upper chest and left arm develop with the same set of nerves. When you get angina, the heart hurts and co-stimulates the nerves of the arm and upper chest. Always keep in close contact with your cardiologist if you have this. ...Read more
Possible HeartAttack: A person with chest pain and angina history needs a doctor's evaluation at the ER to rule out a heart attack. Depending on age and other risk factors, a heart attack can be less likely or more likely. Since a person can't really tell, he gets evaluated at the ER just to be on the safe side. Lung disorders and rib cage problems are possible causes of chest pain too. ...Read more
When under stress, i get left collarbone and arm discomfort immediately when the stressor occurs. Is this different than angina?
How many episodes of chest pain, & how frequently they happen would indicate angina. can angina be in the back & left arm? Sometimes only in left arm?
Chest pain a concern: Not all chest/arm pain is angina. Not How often occurs, but what brings it on. Common things that bring angina are walking 1 or 2 flights of stairs & often assoc w Sweating & Breath Shortness & lasts 5, 15 mins or longer after stoping activity. Also: eating meal, or going out on very cold day. Ang Chest pain most freq descr. as a pressure sensation w breath shortness. Need more Info. Seek MD help ...Read more
I have mild to moderate exercised induced angina. Am i right in assuming that I should restrict my activity if i experience arm back, or chest pain as this would indicate possible damage to the cells or tissues of the heart?
Intervention: Have surgery or percutaneous intervention.Get a more detailed answer ›
Referred pain: The heart isn't typically an at where the body feels pain, so when pain sensations from angina occur, the brain essentially looks for a way to translate them. This typically is translated as pain in the shoulder, arm, and sometimes jaw. Since the heart is slightly offset to the left side of the body, thats where the pain radiates to. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer