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Arm Pain (Definition)

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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 slept on the couch and woke up with left arm pain. I have pain and difficulty in lifting my arm over my head, taking it behind my back and moving my forearm outward. What should I do?

I slept on the couch and woke up with left arm pain. I have pain and difficulty in lifting my arm over my head, taking it behind my back and moving my forearm outward. What should I do?

Slept on arm: You probably had your arm go to sleep because you were laying on it (blocking normal blood flow). Usually the symptoms go away within the first 20 min or so after you wake up. Sometimes a bruised feeling might persist for a day or two. If your symptoms are worse than a bruised feeling you should seek a medical evaluation to make sure something more serious is not going on. ...Read more

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I was working out, now I have back, traps and upper arm pain?

I was working out, now I have back, traps and upper arm pain?

Over did it: You likely over did it. Over worked muscles get sore. You need to ease into exercise and do it regularly. It is possible that your exercise mechanics were incorrect causing more strain. ...Read more

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I have really bad left arm pain that radiates in the back. What could be wrong?

I have really bad left arm pain that radiates in the back. What could be wrong?

Depends: At your age , you may have neck or shoulder problems which radiate to the arm and back. You need an examination with a musculoskeletal specialist to give you a better idea of the source of your pain, and the possible solutions. Good luck. ...Read more

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How common is it to start feeling neck and arm pain symptoms after having a herniated back disk?

How common is it to start feeling neck and arm pain symptoms after having a herniated back disk?

See below: A disc herniation in the neck will frequently cause pain running into one of the arms sometimes down to the fingers. Not all disc herniations cause pain. A herniation in the lower back will not cause neck or arm pain. Many people who have disc problems in the lower back also have problems in the neck. ...Read more

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I have left arm pain. They go away for a few seconds but come back and it seems to get worse. What could possibly be wrong?

Get evaluated: There are many causes of arm pain. First eliminate causes that could take your life, such as a heart attack. Once you eliminate the "bad stuff", you can go about a more careful diagnosis and treatment plan. Other common causes of arm pain include pinched nerve in your neck, shoulder problems, etc. I suggest you see your primary care provider, or go to an er depending on complaints. ...Read more

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I have been getting severe lower left pain both front and back . Have been getting severe left arm pain feels like grip around it, severe left arm pai?

See physician ASAP: Pain is never normal. There are many various disorders which could cause pain with your symptoms. I can appreciate your concerned about your health, but finding a proper diagnosis and treatment may be the answer to your worries. Rec.: see physician for a evaluation, tests, treatment or referral to a specialist. Be well. ...Read more