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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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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

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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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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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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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If conervative tx are tried for a year and symptoms got worse, is op the only option? Diangosis cervical hnp 4.5.6.7 neck pain arm pain numbness. I'm only 30 yrs old

Depends: If you have significant compression on the nerve roots based on the MRI scan and your symptoms are limited to the same involved nerve roots, then surgery will help you and is a good idea. If how ever your symptoms can not be explained, based on the nerve roots involved on x-rays then, surgery may not be helpful. I hope that helps good luck. ...Read more

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What are signs of symptoms of cervical cord compression Cuz I'm really scared. Sever neck pain shooting arm pain and weakness getting worse?

What are signs of symptoms of cervical cord compression Cuz I'm really scared. Sever neck pain shooting arm pain and weakness getting worse?

Numbness & weakness: You have some of the sx with pain and radicular pain, but numbness and weakness of the arms and hands also may be present. Why are you waking? See a surgeon or pain doc for am evaluation NOW. A physical exam and EMG will aid in the diagnosis as well as imaging. ...Read more

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For the past couple of days I've been feeling a chest and arm pain that's been getting worse. My doctor has told me he doesn't think it's my heart.

You are so young: If you symptoms persist go back to your doctor for a complete evaluation. Most likely not cardiac but still bothers you do something is going On. Get a diagnosis and then can treat ...Read more

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I'm having right flank pain that gets worse when I breath. No chest pain or arm pain. What's going on?

I'm having right flank pain that gets worse when I breath. No chest pain or arm pain. What's going on?

Kidney: I would have to suspect: 1) kidney infection or stone or 2) pneumonia in the right lower lobe of your right lung. A simple urinalysis would rule out or rule in #1. A chest x-ray would be helpful for #2. If you have fever, you should get immediate medical care as this would suggest a more serious condition. ...Read more

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Moderate shoulder/ upper arm pain for 2 weeks and getting worse, cannot raise arm over head. No injury or overuse. Could it be related to hand injury?

Moderate shoulder/ upper arm pain for 2 weeks and getting worse, cannot raise arm over head. No injury or overuse. Could it be related to hand injury?

Yes: Not typically, but yes there is an entity known as shoulder-hand syndrome, more currently falling within the category of compex regional pain syndromes (crps). ...Read more

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Bone pain center of Lt hand, worse w/ grasping/pressing with fingers. Lt arm pain radiates from inside elbow. No trauma or swelling, Rt handed. Cause?

Bone pain center of Lt hand, worse w/ grasping/pressing with fingers. Lt arm pain radiates from inside elbow. No trauma or swelling, Rt handed. Cause?

Ulnar neuropathy: Can cause pain and parasthesias from the elbow to the 4th and 5th digits as well as loss of muscle mass in the intrinsic hand muscles. This makes one more susceptible to pain in the hand (loss of protective muscle between bone and nerve. Have your ulnar nerve checked (EMG-NCS0. If there is a problem (slowing of motor conduction) across the olecranon groove get imaging study of the elbow. ...Read more

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How can I stop arm pain at night?

Diagnose: It really comes down to the cause of the problem, and many possible causes exist. A detailed exam and possibly further studies can usually determine the cause, which is the key to determining treatment options. Consider being seen. ...Read more

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What to do if I have serious arm pain at night only, on multiple medication and still hurting.?

What to do if I have serious arm pain at night only, on multiple medication and still hurting.?

TOS therapy: 45 yo w. severe arm pain at night might have Thoracic Outlet Syndrome w. brachial plexus impingement as shoulder girdle meets ground force of sleep surface and torques; closing the costo-clavicular dimension, impinging brachial plexus & arousing arm neuropathy. Diagnosed w. Doppler study of subclavian artery w. Addson's maneuver. Therapeutic attention to superior trapezius muscle weakness & spasm. ...Read more

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Severe left arm pain at night time unable to sleep wih pain, no pain during the day.

Severe left arm pain at night time unable to sleep wih pain, no pain during the day.

Evaluation: Can be anything from a pinched nerve to a rotator cuff problem in the shoulder to nerve compression under the armpit. Needs evaluation. ...Read more

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Left arm pain shoulder included: hurts at night, just can't rest no matter how I lay it.?

Shoulder pathology: Generally night pain in the shoulder is rotator cuff pathology. Other possible sources are pinched nerve in neck. ...Read more

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Upper arm pain at night, could it be from the cold weather?

Upper arm pain at night, could it be from the cold weather?

Maybe: Cold weather does effect the body. Did you overuse the arm shoveling snow, clearing car windshield? If the pain is in the dominant hand, or hand you write with likely due to some new overuse mild strain. If occurs only at night check pillow height, bedding. May be colder while sleeping. Use electric blanket. Since you are young I would suggest some acetaminophen or ibuprofen with food. ...Read more

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Last night, I had sudden chest pain/tightness and left arm pain. It went away, but today I had chest pain again. What do I do?

Last night, I had sudden chest pain/tightness and left arm pain. It went away, but today I had chest pain again. What do I do?

Go to ER IMMEDIATELY: You may be young, but that does not preclude a heart attack. The symptoms you describe, esp. If they are associated with excessive sweating &/or nausea are typical signs of heart attack & angina in males. Go to the ER NOW & get it checked out. If they find nothing abnormal, they may require a cardiac stress test. If nothing cardiac is found, further exam should be undertaken by you family dr. ...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 me to have upper arm pain in both arms mostly at night? Pain that keeps me awake. I'm in good shape and doubt due to activity.

Neck: To involve both arms, unless there really is problem in each arm separately, it is best to explain from the root that goes to both arms and that's the neck. Have your neck examined. When you lay down, the position of your spine changes and could be compressing the nerves that go to both arms. I wish you the best. ...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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