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Arm Pain (Overview)

Arm pain can mean many things. See a hand or orthopedic surgeon to evaluate.


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What may cause arm pain?

What may cause arm pain?

So many things: There are so many causes. They include problems with the joints, muscles, tendons. One can get arm pain from a pinched nerve in the neck or in the bundle of nerves at the top of the arm called the brachial plexus. People who have heart attacks often experience pain in their left arm (although occ the right). Overworked or strained muscles can cause arms pain. Pinched nerves in the elbow or wrist. ...Read more

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Arm Pain (Overview)

Arm pain can mean many things. See a hand or orthopedic surgeon to evaluate.


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What does upper left arm pain mean and how should I treat it?

Need Diagnosis: Upper arm pain can come from multiple sources including referred pain from the shoulder and neck so start with a detailed evaluation to establish a diagnosis. Learn more: http://www.Theshouldercenter.Com/shoulder-pain.Htm. ...Read more

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Managing Tennis Elbow (Tip)

Managing Tennis Elbow

Use an arm sling, or ace support when symptomatic. ...See more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use pain medication as directed
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Avoid fast movements
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See your doctor if your neck pain hasn't improved in 1 week
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Chest pain below left nipple, left arm pain. Various painful twinges going on 2yrs. Ecg/blood/x-ray/ct/stress test/gastro scope/ultrasound ok, ideas?

Chest pain below left nipple, left arm pain. Various painful twinges going on 2yrs. Ecg/blood/x-ray/ct/stress test/gastro scope/ultrasound ok, ideas?

Not heart: This sounds like musculoskeletal pain. At age 26, it's not likely to be your heart. With pain in your left arm and chest, it could be coming from your neck. There are nerves that exit your spinal cord through the vertebrae in your neck. If these nerves are compressed, they can cause arm pain. Do you do repetitive motion (like weight lifting?) left handed? Observe what you do with your body! ...Read more

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Living with Ongoing Pain (Tip)

Living with Ongoing Pain

There is a specialty for pain management. ...See more

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Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

Try to determine the cause
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Write down severity, duration, location (front/back of knee, etc.)
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If swollen, ice the knee with a bag of ice, bag of frozen peas, etc.
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See a doctor
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Unknown diagnosis, symptoms, treatment. Arm pain/ thumb pain/ jaw pain and fatigue proceeds schizoid effective disorder. Cycles back every few months.

Unknown diagnosis, symptoms, treatment. Arm pain/ thumb pain/ jaw pain and fatigue proceeds schizoid effective disorder. Cycles back every few months.

See primary doctor: Arm, thumb and jaw pain can be related to cervical spine problems or inflammatory causes in the neck. They can be entirely unrelated to a schizo-affective disorder. You should have these symptoms evaluated by your primary physician (rather than by your psychiatrist) to get at the cause of the problem ...Read more

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What's the best treatment to get rid of arm pain?

What's the best treatment to get rid of arm pain?

Depends: First find the cause, then worry about getting rid of, many causes, some are serious. ...Read more

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