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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?

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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My shoulder has been popping with almost every rotation and is getting worse not better as well shooting arm pain. Could it be from anchors in shouldr?

My shoulder has been popping with almost every rotation and is getting worse not better as well shooting arm pain. Could it be from anchors in shouldr?

Physical therapy: Popping in a shoulder can be from subluxation, arthritis, or tendon injury. The first line treatment for most shoulder injuries or even chronic shoulder pain is physical therapy It would probably be best to have your doctor evaluate your shoulder and decide if PT is indicated ...Read more

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I have arm pain that "zings" intermittently. It's lower mid bicep. It hurts worse at night and can be hot to touch. Any ideas?

I have arm pain that "zings" intermittently.  It's lower mid bicep. It hurts worse at night and can be hot to touch.  Any ideas?

Arm Pain: Arm pains with 'zings' are usually nerve related. Dependent on the frequency, severity, and duration, as well as any other symptoms - weakness or sensation disturbances, the treatment will vary. You need to see your primary care physician for evaluation. You may need a cervical MRI to evaluate your neck. ...Read more

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If you were having shoulder and arm pain caused by cardiovascular issues, should running make it better or worse? Cardio makes mine go away.

Angina: classic angina or cardiac chest pain as a result of obstructive coronary artery disease ( blockages in the arteries that supply your heart) is described as worsened with exercise or exertion and made better with rest. So to answer your question, the pain you describe would be inconsistent with cardiac angina. ...Read more

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I have had severe persistent right arm pain for 2wks relieved shortly with slight pressure or traction applied and it is worse upon exhalation.

See below: Arm pain is a vague complaint . Neck problems are often associated . A thorough history and exam with xrays id indicated . Seek an orthopaedic surgeon specialized in spine . Just because he is a surgeon , he 'll try to exhaust all conservative treatment before surgery . Do not get your neck manipulated . Examination of the arm , in itself for pathologic findings. ...Read more

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I have so much wrong with my neck and symptoms like neck pain and arm pain is getting worse. What will happen long term if I don't get surgery ?

I have so much wrong with my neck and symptoms like neck pain and arm pain is getting worse. What will happen long term if I don't get surgery ?

WE CAN NOT SAY: We can not predict based on the information you have given Consult your orthopedic doctor or spine surgeon If not already consulted .see a good Spine surgeon in your area,who can tell you if surgery is needed and if it will improve your condition ...Read more

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I have severe left shoulder blade and top shoulder\arm pain and,inflammation, been over 5mnths getting worse, bad painful grind\pop diff places,?

I have severe left shoulder blade and top shoulder\arm pain and,inflammation, been over 5mnths getting worse, bad painful grind\pop diff places,?

5 months duration ?: It is long need investigation , unknowingly you may have injured . some of the rotator cuff injuries patients do not know how they got injured , see your doctor preferably orthopedic , for examination and tests possible MRI . ...Read more

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Both foramina are severely narrowed, but right worse than left. But no right side pain. Only left shoulder blade & arm pain. How is this possible?

Arthritis: sometimes one nerve is more sensitive than the nerve on the opposite side. The patients pain complaints trumps the radiological findings. ...Read more

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I have been having arm pain. it doesn't bother me so much during the day but at night it is worse . it's is my whole arm and its tingling in my finger?

I have been having arm pain. it doesn't bother me so much during the day but at night it is worse . it's is my whole arm and its tingling in my finger?

Pinched nerve: Neck pain that runs down the arm or shoulder with or without numbness and tingling sounds like a pinched nerve in the neck. This is usually caused by a protruding disc or bone spur touching one of your spinal nerves as it leaves your neck. This can often improve on it's own with rest and anti-inflammatories, but if your pain lasts greater than one week or gets worse see your physician. ...Read more