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Have dull, shooting pain in my upper right arm. Pain is worse when i sleep. Has been occurring for 2+weeks.?

Have dull, shooting pain in my upper right arm.  Pain is worse when i sleep.  Has been occurring for 2+weeks.?

Several possibilitie: Do you recall any injury? It could be from your arm or your shoulder. Are you sleeping on your right side with elbow bent and hand by your face? That position will make it worse. Try 2 Aleve (naproxen) with food twice a day and moist heat 15 min over shoulder and arm 3 times a day. If not better soon seek care. ...Read more

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What can cause upper arm pain? I was sleep and felt this ache in my arm. It hurts mostly to extend it or raise it

What can cause upper arm pain? I was sleep and felt this ache in my arm. It hurts mostly to extend it or raise it

Many possibilities : Arm pain with sleeping bursitis rotator cuff strain compression neuropathy sleeping in wrong ischemia or neural compression impingment syndrome high on list with pain with active motion see ortho or general practice ...Read more

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I have chronic left shoulder, neck and arm pain. It affects my sleep and is wearing me out. What can I do that will help this with out a lot of meds.?

I have chronic left shoulder, neck and arm pain. It affects my sleep and is wearing me out. What can I do that will help this with out a lot of meds.?

See doc for exam to…: Determine cause of pain—bone spurs, muscle spasm, disc problem, etc. May need x-rays or ct or MRI after physical exam. Depending on cause, physical therapy may help; massage; stretching exercises; nsaids; muscle relaxer. Doc can discuss options based on physical & imaging findings. ...Read more

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I have chronic left shoulder, neck and arm pain. It affects my sleep and is wearing me out. What can I do that will help this with out a lot of meds.?

I have chronic left shoulder, neck and arm pain. It affects my sleep and is wearing me out.  What can I do that will help this with out a lot of meds.?

Depends: Have you had a diagnosis? Why just one side, in general arthritis affects most joints, if it has lasted more than 2 weeks then you really need to be worked up it could be a pinched nerve in your neck and physical therapy may greatly help. ...Read more

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I am having neck, back, leg, and arm pain every night for 1-2 months restless sleep what causes this?

I am having neck, back, leg, and arm pain every night for 1-2 months restless sleep what causes this?

? pinched nerve: This sounds like a pinched nerve in your neck. Since it has been going on for so long, i would see an orthopedic spine specialist. Good luck. ...Read more

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What could cause severe arm pain in both arms from shoulder to wrist. I can barely lift them up. No strenuous exercise but I sleep on a couch.

Varies: There are numerous potential causes and a detailed exam and appropriate studies would likely determine the cause. Abnormalities in the vascular, musculoskeletal, and neurological systems can all potentially cause similar symptoms. ...Read more

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Lump in right armpit, at list 1 inch x 1/2 inch across, arm pain, possible more redness of right arm, pain in arm disturbing sleep,?

Lump in right armpit, at list 1 inch x 1/2 inch across, arm pain, possible more redness of right arm, pain in arm disturbing sleep,?

Possibly abscess.: You may have a boil, or abscess, if this is new. It may require treatment, either antibiotics or lancing. Get seen for this soon. If the pain and redness is spreading down your arm, you have fever, or red streaks, go to the ER now. ...Read more

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Aftersleeping on arm.severe upper arm pain near shoulder.range of motion of arm is very limited.could it hv been broken from sleeping on it?wuts wrong

Aftersleeping on arm.severe upper arm pain near shoulder.range of motion of arm is very limited.could it hv been broken from sleeping on it?wuts wrong

Not broken: Not broken, but could be a soft tissue injury, although unlikely. Give it some time and it should work itself out. If it is still persistent for more than a day, see your doctor for an exam and proper evaluation. Ask whether or not imaging or an orthopedic referral would be appropriate. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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