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Twist my arm. The pain is centered near the elbow, but its not that intense. What should I do?

Twist my arm. The pain is centered near the elbow, but its not that intense. What should I do?

See your doctor: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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I've been having a pain on the upper part of right arm. The pain comes and goes. It's been over a month.

I've been having a pain on the upper part of right arm. The pain comes and goes. It's been over a month.

Bursitis, tendonitis: Bursitis and tendonitis are most common causes. May be related to overuse or strain or even to shoulder or elbow arthritis. ...Read more

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I am experiencing arm pain and can’t straighten my arm. This is after working out for the first time. Lots of pain and can’t move arm without pain.

I am experiencing  arm pain and can’t straighten my arm. This is after working out for the first time. Lots of pain and can’t move arm without pain.

Arm pain: If there has been no injury and If the pain is in the joint at either the elbow or shoulder, tendinitis is likely. Often a tender spot is present. Treatment consists of cold alternating with hot(not boiling) applications, rubbing in liniment like bengay and taking anti-inflammatory medications like Advil or Aleve. If symptoms persist or worsen see your physician for evaluation, advice and treatmen ...Read more

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I bent over to reach under my bed while sitting on the bed I got a quick pain like I pulled sumthn now it huryd to move arm foward pain wad in neck to?

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I bent over to reach under my bed while sitting on the bed I got a quick pain like I pulled sumthn now it huryd to move arm foward pain wad in neck to?

Neck or shoulder: With that information, there could be an irritation of your neck nerves or an irritation of the rotator cuff shoulder muscles. A tear is also not out of the question. If things don't resolve over the next week or it worsens, then a trip to the doctor is warranted. ...Read more

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Swelling under the right arm no pain?

See a doctor: Examination will help understand if the 'swelling' is from a mass of from fluids. Without more details of when this started and how it changes with time etc., as well as details of history and family information , my answer is limited. ...Read more

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Pain in upper left arm, and pain in left chest?

Pain in upper left arm, and pain in left chest?

Chest pain: Anytype of chest pain or even upper abdominal pain will radiate to the upper extremities. At minimum, it deserves and ekg and a chest xray and at least a visit to your provider. ...Read more

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How can I relieve the arm-shoulder pain after a workout?

How can I relieve the arm-shoulder pain after a workout?

Post work out pain: Make sure you are warming up; if you are seasoned athlete or weekend warrior, you must warm up before any workout - if this is not helping, you need a complete examination to determine the site and cause of pain - neck pain can radiate to the shoulder and vice versa - you will need an exam to tease this out. ...Read more

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Strange sensation; pain in shoulder, unable to move arm without pain?

Strange sensation; pain in shoulder, unable to move arm without pain?

Watch this video: The most likely condition causing your symptoms is adhesive capsulitis, which is also known as frozen shoulder. Adhesive capsulitis is, at its core, an inflammatory process. Watch this video (http://youtu.Be/h-umxi8yi0e) for a complete discussion of the causes of and treatment of adhesive capsulitis. ...Read more

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My shoulder hurts and i can't raise my arm without pain what can I do?

Exam/Imaging: Get it examined by a regular doctor or orthopedist for a rotator cuff tear or fracture. It could be a simple strain. If it is a tear it depends on the extent of damage to the tendon what the surgeon will recommend. ...Read more

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Pain in upper left arm the pain does sometimes run down my arm can you advise?

Pain in upper left arm the pain does sometimes run down my arm can you advise?

See your DR: L arm pain in females is concerning. This could be MuscSkel, but one needs to insure it is not cardiac in origin. Females frequently have much different symptoms with heart problems then males do. Suggest you see your DR. ...Read more

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My mom arm have pain about month she take medication it didn't work what is your advice please?

Go back to doctor: If original medication doesn't work in expected period of time (that should be part of plan as determined by prescribing physician), go back & see her/him again to consider other options. In order to treat pain, must figure out what is causing pain, not just covering it up w/pain medication. ...Read more

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White patches on left upper arm, no pain, had it for about 3 months. Thought it was a tan but it's not.

White patches on left upper arm, no pain, had it for about 3 months. Thought it was a tan but it's not.

White patches: Depigmented areas of skin are seen as an aftermath of previous injuries or severe inflammation but in the absence of these factors, white patches are commonly caused by an autoimmune disorder known as vitiligo. A dermatologist could confirm the diagnosis and advise you. ...Read more

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I am 24 yesrs old.I am feeling pain on my right side of chest and it goes as i move my arm. What pain is it?

Musculoskeletal: You pain sounds musculoskeletal. There are joints, bones, and muscles in the chest and they all move when you more your chest. If any one of those is injured or inflamed, it will hurt. It is unusual that musculoskeletal chest pain is of a serious nature and with time, it will improve. ...Read more

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I've started having pain in my shoulder and arm the pain is at specific points rather than radiating, could that be a pancoast tumour?

I've started having pain in my shoulder and arm the pain is at specific points rather than radiating, could that be a pancoast tumour?

Visit with your doct: A medical exam is required before we can figure out the cause of your pain. Pan coast tumor is a rare cause for pain in the shoulder/arm and the pain has a quality of being severe and radiation down the arms. Try mild pain medicine, if your pain does not improve in 1-2 weeks, you may need an X-ray of your chest to look for anything abnormal inside. ...Read more

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Pain in shoulder, i can still drive and change gears but i can't take off or put on my tops, can't lean on arm and pain goes down to arm. Whats wrong?

Pain in shoulder,  i can still drive and change gears but i can't take off or put on my tops, can't lean on arm and pain goes down to arm. Whats wrong?

Shoulder strain: A little more info could be helpful: any injury or event prior to this starting? In any event could be some form of rotator cuff strain/overuse. In lieu of an injury, likely nothing major. Would try scheduled dose NSAID such as Motrin 800mg every day hours for a few weeks, and may need therapy as well. ...Read more

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