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Am curious to know if left arm and shoulder pain are caused of GERD. My father complains at times of this pain along with burps.thanks?

Am curious to know if left arm and shoulder pain are caused of GERD. My father complains at times of this pain along with burps.thanks?

Left arm discomfort: due to embryologic derivation left arm symptoms can frequently be due to cardiac, gastrointestinal or other thoracic organs including the esophagus, accordingly a detailed history and evaluation are strongly recommended .I suggest a prompt visit with a local physician for via Health Tap concierge ...Read more

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Shoulder Pain (Definition)

Shoulder pain is multifactorial. It can be from bone issues -- like arthritis. It can be from muscle tendon issues -- like a torn rotator cuff, or when a tendon is inflammed. It can also be from nerve issues -- like a bulging disk in your spine. Each diagnosis ...Read more


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Bad habit of sleeping on arm. Causing shoulder pain, arm numbness, upper chest / collar bone tenderness. Neuropathy? What to do during sleep? Also pt?

Bad habit of sleeping on arm. Causing shoulder pain, arm numbness, upper chest / collar bone tenderness. Neuropathy? What to do during sleep? Also pt?

Sleeping on your arm: Puts a great deal of pressure on your rotator cuff and drives the cuff up into your shoulder blade and collarbone. It is akin to someone clamping you thigh for eight hours it is going to hurt. Furthermore your ac joint also can become inflamed. Finally the nerves in you arm get stretched and irritated. Try sleeping in a recliner, wear a shoulder immobilizer, or sleep with your back supported. ...Read more

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What can cause worsening upper arm and shoulder pain?

What can cause worsening upper arm and shoulder pain?

Shoulder Pain: Most common causes of shoulder pain are inflammation, SLAPS tears, Rotator Cuff tears, and shoulder dislocations. If you are having pain make an appointment to see an Orthopaedic shoulder surgeon for an examination and treatment options. Hope this helps. Take care, Joe Wilson. ...Read more

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Severe left shoulder pain by corner socket cannot lift shoulder/arm all the way up what could be possible cause ?

Severe left shoulder pain by corner socket cannot lift shoulder/arm all the way up what could be possible cause ?

Rotator cuff: If recent onset, a rotator cuff injury is a possibly. If a longstanding problem, arthritis is a common cause of decreased shoulder motion. Have it checked out by an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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I have been having neck and shoulder pain on my right side for a week now. At times the pain will go down my right arm as well. What would cause this?

I have been having neck and shoulder pain on my right side for a week now. At times the pain will go down my right arm as well. What would cause this?

Your neck: Thank you for the question. There are many potential causes, but among the most common is the irritation of a nerve in the neck. The term "cervical radiculopathy" refers to the pain that can run don the arm into the neck from a nerve irritation in the neck. Uusally a phyxical exam and appropraite imaging studies can diagnose the problem. ...Read more

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Have shoulder pain all day. Right arm is like numbed. Not stiff shoulder, but pain. Eventually took medicine. What's the cause? No lifting heavy stuff

Have shoulder pain all day. Right arm is like numbed. Not stiff shoulder, but pain. Eventually took medicine. What's the cause? No lifting heavy stuff

Variable causes: Shoulder pain in female your age w/o obvious precipating event could be related to slight underlying instability, especially if other joints demonstrate greater than normal mobility/laxity. This is diagnosed mainly by clinical exam with otherwise normal x-rays/MRI. Mainstay of treatment is physical therapy to optimize strength of muscles around shoulder/shoulder blade (scapula). ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a C5 impingement cause shoulder pain and pain in back of upper arm?

Please tell me, could a C5 impingement cause shoulder pain and pain in back of upper arm?

Yes: A 5th cervical nerve root "pinching" from a disc herniation(for example) can radiate pain to the deltoid(shoulder) and into the back of the upper arm.See your md for evaluation and definitive diagnosis.Best of luck! ...Read more

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What causes extreme shoulder pain upper arm whilst walking a bit as if you've been punched , ?

What causes extreme shoulder pain upper arm whilst walking a bit as if you've been punched , ?

Arm ache: Arm aching brought on by walking and relieved by resting may be seen in coronary artery blockages. Arm and shoulder pain affected by motions of the arm and shoulder may be due to sprain or inflammation such as bursitis or arthritis. Discuss this important symptom with your physician who will schedule the appropriate tests. ...Read more

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I have left shoulder pain that is down to shoulder blade & is now causing arm pain everyday. What can I do or what could cause this?

I have left shoulder pain that is down to shoulder blade & is now causing arm pain everyday. What can I do or what could cause this?

Pinched nerve?: There are many things that can present this way. Part of the differential is a cervical radiculopathy or radiculitis (this is when nerves in your neck become pinched or irritated). If your symptoms persist or worsen (such as weakness), seek medical attention. Commonly (if this is what you do have.), a trial of physical therapy is very successful, but occasionally, surgery may be needed. ...Read more

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