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Having horrible arm pain from my shoulder down to my elbow on my right side. What could be causing this?

Having horrible arm pain from my shoulder down to my elbow on my right side. What could be causing this?

Neck or shoulder: A pain that affects this area could be secondary to referred pain from the neck or a problem with the shoulder. Herniated disc, myofascial (muscle) pain, shoulder injury (tendon, impingement), etc could be the main source of pain. Only a good history, physical examination and imaging as needed will identify the cause. www.otwithmd.com. ...Read more

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What causes arm pain from the elbow down to the wrist?

What causes arm pain from the elbow down to the wrist?

Nerve intrapment: You need a good physical exam by your doctor and possibly nerve conduction study, but this sounds a bit like cubital tunnel syndrome, where ulnar nerve is compressed and causes dull or shooting pain down the arm. ...Read more

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Bone in elbow is swollen and arm pain ?

Bone in elbow is swollen and arm pain ?

??: Hard to tell from you short entry as to what to tell you if the problem persists it would be best to seek medical attention. ...Read more

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Can the arm pain/shoulder/back mainly in left elbow but does hurt elsewhere be fibromyalgia?

Can the arm pain/shoulder/back mainly in left elbow but does hurt elsewhere be fibromyalgia?

More widespread : Not in isolation. Fibromyalgia is characterized by multiple tender points, widespread deep muscle pain, fatigue, and depression. There are tender points scattered over the neck, back, chest, elbows, hips, buttocks, and knees. See your doctor to clarify. ...Read more

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I fell on mon and hit my left elbow on a table. Since then I've had arm pain, my arm feels hot, and it hurts to use it. Should I just rest or get help?

I fell on mon and hit my left elbow on a table. Since then I've had arm pain, my arm feels hot, and it hurts to use it. Should I just rest or get help?

Get it checked: Without being able to examine your arm and assess for swelling, redness, movement, etc. its hard to say for certain whether there is possibly a fracture or infection/inflammation somewhere or whether this can just be treated with pain medications and rest. It is best to get it checked by an MD. I hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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I have upper arm pain for 2 days now and today a knot appeared on elbow, arm is swollen and very painful.

I have upper arm pain for 2 days now and today a knot appeared on elbow, arm is swollen and very painful.

Olecranon bursitis: My first consideration is olecranon bursitis I'm concerned that yours is due to an infectious reason and most commonly staph. You need to see your physician and get immediate care ...Read more

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Sudden left arm pain near elbow lasts seconds no other symptoms . Feels like a dull ache , feeling ok otherwise ?

Elbow pain: Difficult to answer here. We need to know is the pain on the inside or the outside of the elbow or is it in the back. Is the pain during activities or when still. Is the area tender or swollen? How long of the symptoms been going on and was there any inciting event? Obviously this could represent tennis elbow or golf elbow or olecranon bursitis. ...Read more

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Severe R elbow pain. Pain in R wrist. Pain is constant. Can no longer lift with arm. Pain scale steady 7. 10 when try to lift?

Severe R elbow pain. Pain in R wrist. Pain is constant. Can no longer lift with arm. Pain scale steady 7. 10 when try to lift?

Varies: There are a number of possible causes, I would not hesitate to be seen. One of the more common causes is known as lateral epicondylitis which can cause lateral elbow pain but also pain in the wrist and forearm. There are many good treatment options available. ...Read more

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I have arm pain in both arms almost every day. I get sharp pains depending on the angle/weight I put on them.The pain shoots from my shoulder to elbow?

I have arm pain in both arms almost every day. I get sharp pains depending on the angle/weight I put on them.The pain shoots from my shoulder to elbow?

Radiating pain: down b oth arms requires an extensive examination and evaluation of your cervical spine as well as testing for underlying medical conditions such as diabetes. ...Read more

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What will docs give me for shoulder/arm pain after elbow tendon surgery?

Discuss that with --: Your surgeon, as every surgeon has his own methods/preferred meds, etc. ...Read more

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Left jaw painx2weeks, left arm pain above elbow. on and off randomly. does it sound serious?

Left jaw painx2weeks, left arm pain above elbow. on and off randomly. does it sound serious?

Concerning: While it doesn't sound serious. The fact that it hasn't improved in 2 weeks is likely a good time to consider a more comprehensive evaluation. Possibilities include a TMJ disorder, referred pain from a neck condition.

Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Upper back extremely tight with left shoulder and arm pain to elbow. Saw my primary and he said muscleskeletal? Can it last 5 months or is he wrong?

Any human being: could be wrong, but if you are not satisfied with your doctor's diagnosis, you should get another opinion. It sounds like a musculo-skeletal problem, so maybe an orthopedic surgeon might be able to confirm the diagnosis for you. ...Read more

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Inside upper arm pain and swelling right arm no injury for 2 weeks. From armpit to elbow. ?

Get seen: Pain and swelling from armpit to elbow could be infection, injury, or more serious. Have this checked by you doctor. ...Read more

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What causes arm pain starting at inside of elbow radiating up and down the arm causing hand to lose grip followed by fever?

What causes arm pain starting at inside of elbow radiating up and down the arm causing hand to lose grip followed by fever?

Ulnar nerve: Most likely etiology for pain and weakness of grip involving medial elbow would be ulnar nerve compression in the cubital tunnel. However this is not associated with fever. Follow up with hand surgeon or neurologist. ...Read more

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I have an huge bruise on the back of my right arm that extends from under my shoulder almost to the elbow. I had arm pain from golf 4 days ago?

I have an huge bruise on the back of my right arm that extends from under my shoulder almost to the elbow. I had arm pain from golf 4 days ago?

R/o muscle rupture: Did you feel a pop? Was it after hitting a ball? Bruising on back of arm is triceps injury, on the front can be an injury to the biceps tendon. Should be checked. ...Read more

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I am having right arm pain, inside upper arm, between elbow and shoulder. could this be an overuse injury of muscles from constant use of my ipad?

I am having right arm pain, inside upper arm, between elbow and shoulder. could this be an overuse injury of muscles from constant use of my ipad?

Possible : this is possible especially if you hold the weight of the device with that arm or if you hold the arm close to the chest. Rest should help you figure it out. ...Read more

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Have anterior right arm pain when arm flexed in hammer curl position; just above elbow; beside & behind biceps brachii. What is it & how to treat it?

Right arm pain: This is the location of the deeper brachialis muscle, which may be strained. You may also have some sensory nerve irritation, a painful varicosity, or referred neck pain. Also rotator cuff injury or impingement may refer pain here. ...Read more

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Inner arm pain in the left arm 2 in above inside elbow. Usually only hurts on movement an feels like a bad bruise deep inside when I do move. Causes?

Inner arm pain in the left arm 2 in above inside elbow. Usually only hurts on movement an feels like a bad bruise deep inside when I do move. Causes?

Epicondylitis: You may have a condition called medial epicondylitis also known as golfers elbow. This is similar to tennis elbow but occurs on the inside if the elbow. It usually is painful with movement and can sometimes be painful with wrist motion. Contrary to its name it often has nothing to do with golf. If it's associated with numbness and tingling you may also have irritation of the ulnar nerve. ...Read more

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I'm having upper arm pain its about mid way between my elbow and it goes to my shoulder. I was nauseous last night but not now. I also have a headache?

I'm having upper arm pain its about mid way between my elbow and it goes to my shoulder. I was nauseous last night but not now. I also have a headache?

What is the question: LIkely unrelated. If you're concerned re: your mid brachial (arm) pain, please provide as much detail as possible. At your age it's likely nothing if it hasn't been bothering you for at least 4-6 weeks. ...Read more

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Etc arm pain 3 days from elbow to wrist throbbing aching e can hardly stand Pain?

Etc arm pain 3 days from elbow to wrist throbbing aching e can hardly stand Pain?

See doctor: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician. If you do not have access to a doctor, go the emergency department of the nearest hospital.
Wish you good health! ...Read more

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I see a lump on my upper arm more when I turn it elbow facing down palm up. In the past I was told its a lipoma now shooting arm pain what's next help?

I see a lump on my upper arm more when I turn it elbow facing down palm up. In the past I was told its a lipoma now shooting arm pain what's next help?

Doc, check it again: Shooting pain down the arm is the focus of what needs to be evaluated. It may relate to the lipoma. A lipoma, collections of fatty tissue under the skin, may occur in multiple areas of skin. If it changes size, or quality or becomes tender, it should be removed, because there may be a cancerous change in some cells. Shoot pain down arm and lipoma may be distinct problems, have both checked out. ...Read more