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Arm Pain Pregnancy
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
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
Maybe a disk problem: If the pain goes to the arm below the shoulder it may be a ruptured (herniated) disk in your neck. If you also have nerve symptoms (numbness, tingling, weakness) it is even more likely. If the pain continues or worsens, see your primary provider or a spinal specialist. ...Read more
See below: At your age neck pain that runs down the arm with or without spasms and heaviness 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. Sometimes arm pain could be related to your heart or other conditions. See your physician soon for workup. ...Read more
Can cause all pain: Not only can anxiety cause left arm pain but it can cause right arm and leg, left leg, neck, shoulder, & ankle pains as well. Get the idea? However, doctors are trained to take a complaint like that & FIRST make sure there's nothing NON-psychological that could be responsible which is more often than not the case. You may be surprised that there's relief for your pain if you'd visit your doctor. ...Read more
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
May be important: The most worrisome cause is angina, meaning insufficient blood flow to the heart; it could be insufficient blood flow to the arteries to the left jaw and arm when activity increases and more blood is needed (peripheral vascular disease) - also important; or it may be fibromyalgia or other chronic pain syndrome -- not worrisome. ...Read more
Infection?: A lump in the armpit can be caused by several different things, one of which is infection. Do you notice lumps anywhere else on your body, particularly your neck or groin? Do you have any skin rashes or changes on your arm? Given your age, other causes of this lump and pain, although possible, are less likely. ...Read more
Several things: Pain that severe needs to be worked up by your doctor in person. He/she will listen to you, perform an examination and possibly order some tests to see what's wrong with you. ...Read more
Many ways: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. Stretching and physical therapy will most likely be prescribed. ...Read more
No, it cannot be ---:
Normal. Could be reasonable if you played after a long time, and not having done any warm up exercises.
Suggest: do regular stretching exercises for your shoulder muscles, about 3 times a day & take some Advil or aleve (naproxen). A hot pack alternating with an Ice pack for 15 minutes each, about twice a day, would be helpful.
If no improvement after 7-10 days, then see your PCP/Orthopod.
Good Luck. ...Read more
Pancoast was a: Radiologist that noted tumor at the top of the lung burst upward, involve sympathetic nerve plexus, and the nerve roots before, as and after they enter the brachial plexus. The tumors tend to be insidious, so the arm pain may be gradual. These tumors can be difficult to diagnose because the shoulder arm pain make people think orthopedic rather than oncologic. Pancoast was wrong. These can be cured. ...Read more
Arm pain: This can be from your heart and referred to your arm or it can be a primary problem with your shoulder or arm. Start with discussing it with your cardiologist and if they say its not your heart I would recommend seeing an orthopedist. ...Read more
? warning sign: Many patients experience vague chest pain with SVT however any symptom that may represent cardiac ischemia (angina) should be evaluated. Think about it this way. Stress testing identifies blocked arteries in the heart by increasing the heart rate to uncover problems with the blood supply. With svt, the heart is essentially undergoing a stress test- if blocked arteries exist, symptoms may develop. ...Read more
Not continuous: The pain is intermittent and generally worse with exertion. Associated shortness of breath would be typical but isn't essential. 5-20 minutes is typical. Continuous pain lasting >1 hour would be very unusual unless there are many other symptoms present as well heralding a full blown heart attack. ...Read more