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Arm Trauma In Children
See your doctor: This is not a normal condition and may represent a medical emergency. Go get seen today.... ...Read more
I have neck pain that radiates to arm like pinching but worse when I get up from bed is the worse what can it be I haven't had any trauma to it?
Muscular most likely: The most likely cause is myofascial or muscular pain. It is possible that certain positions you might be sleeping in could be the cause of your pain. If you are experiencing any numbness/tingling or weakness it is possible it is a pinched nerve in the neck. If you're not having any of these nerve symptoms, I would suggest trying different pillows. Suggest trying to roll a towel for neck support. ...Read more
My left arm started to hurt. Same as when u hit ur elbow and feel like electricity. Also feel weakness in arm. Nonstop for 40hours. No trauma.21 y/o?
Could be neurologic: it would be wise for you to see your physician and maybe get a neurology evaluation. The symptoms you have with the weakness could suggest some compromise to your neurologic system. There maybe other causes as well and this is where your physician can help clarify the issue and see if you need to see a neurologist. ...Read more
Elbow suddenly v painful yesterday & now swollen so much I can barely bend arm. Fluid filled bulge, v painful. No trauma or obvious explanation. Help?
I c dr on Mon for shoulder pain x2mo. Orig trauma was below clavicle but whenevr I move my shoulder, pain shoots down arm. Will cort shot help?
Impossible to say: It is impossible to say without determining the cause of the pain first. ...Read more
Sudden bruising on arm. Red, hurts when pressed on it. Appeared suddenly. No injury or trauma. Help?
Get a blood test: Sudden bruising without injury should be investigated with a complete blood cell count. This will include a platelet count as well as red blood cells and white blood cells. Start with your primary doctor, for the blood test. He/she may send you to a hematologist if the test indicates and abnormality. Or maybe you just are an aggressive sleeper. Don't ignore it, simple blood test ...Read more
I have a light bruise along a vein in my arm. The area hasn't experienced any trauma, should I be worried?
Bruise along vein: Keep an eye on it. It is not very common to have problems with the veins in the arms. Spontaneous blood clots in the arms are very rare in the absence of trauma. Phlebitis (vein inflammation) in the arms is also rare. If not swollen, red or painful, and if you don't have fevers or any other symptoms, just watch it. If it gets worse or you have bleeding other places, see a doctor. ...Read more
What causes phlebitis with no history of trauma or inactivity. It started in my armpit and now is throughout my arm. I'm prescribed keflex?
Can be other things.: Other things can cause phlebitis, like bacterial infection which can explain why you are on keflex. Machanical trauma from an IV needle can do it, as can chemicals that cause irritations or burns. Medications, like antidepressants, alcohol, and drugs (opiates) can also do it. Finally, it can be genetic, and run in families. If in your leg, too much standing can do it. See your dr. Fast. ...Read more
I am having pain, continual aching and weakness in my arm from my shoulder down. Its getting worse each day. No trauma happened. Pain level a 7.
Get evaluated: Most commonly this is neck arthritis that is pinching nerves, but other causes may be present as well. You may have a nerve entrapment like carpal or cubinal tunnel. You need to see a pain doc, or ortho doc for a full eval with x rays, neurologic assessment to determine the diagnosis and learn if this is a serious probllem. Then you can start a treatment program to help resolve the problem ...Read more
Pain in my left shoulder, mid-trap on top of the shoulder for 5 days It hurts when I raise arm up or shrug Its also tender to touch No trauma suffered?
Sounds like muscle: Sure does sound like the trapezius. Sometimes overuse or carrying heavy loads can strain this muscle. Try soaking in a warm tub or hot shower. A topical pain reliever like Ben-Gay or Icy Hot may also help. If pain is worsening or not any better would see your doctor. ...Read more
Infection: You have an infection which may become serious, get to a doctor. ...Read more
Side to side differe: May be normal difference, but there could be a block in the artery on the side with a lower blood pressure. If this is actually a high pressure, it is not likely to have been caused by the injury. If it is feeling a difference, then the fracture could have caused nerve or other injury. ...Read more
My arm above elbow hurts. Heat & ice do not help. Friend says nerve damage. What can I do? No trauma has occurred to that area.
ThenI was pushing a pimple on my arm, my whole upper tricep began throbbing. That was over an hour ago. It still problematic, is it just trauma?
Very likely: A lot of nerves and muscle cells would have been pressed on. Put ice on it. It will help ...Read more
I had blunt force trauma to my upper arm, after two weeks I still have a large painful lump under the skin after two weeks. Not visible. What is it?
Most likely blood: You most likely have a hematoma under the skin, this is a jello like collection of clotted blood which accumulates under the skin after trauma. It is usually just treated with pain meds and a heating pad. There could be other causes, but this is most likely, should resolve after 2 or 3 months, if not, see a doctor. ...Read more
I had blood drawn 4wk ago. For about 2wk after, it hurt so badly I could barely bend my arm. Now it's hurting again. No bruising or signs of trauma.?
Biceps tendon?: Could they have hit. Your biceps tendon? You may need an x-ray or ultrasound to see if there may be a hematoma. Have someone take a look at it. ...Read more
Sharp left shoulder pain. Hurts more when I take a deep breath, lie down or get up. I can move my left arm with no pain. No physical signs of trauma.
Not clear: Typically if pain is related to movement it is muscle related. You need to also consider pneumonia or in your age range to consider, though unlikely, a blood clot especially if you are on birth control. Heart disease or inflammatory diseases are something to consider although less likely. See your doctor for a full exam and history. ...Read more
Doctor kim fagan : I have had severe pain in upper l/arm 4 inches above elbow for approx 9/12. There has been no trauma now have a swelling appearing?
Thrombosis: You need a doppler us of your left arm to rule out a clot in the deep venous system. ...Read more
Golf ball size, painful lump in right chest, near under arm area. No recent illness, injury or trauma. Any idea what this could be?
Lump: Please see your primary doctor about this as soon as possible ...Read more
Why would I have a dull ache in my right arm between my elbow and shoulder? No trauma. Pain comes and goes. Not severe. Slight weakness as well.
1wk of mild constant upper arm pain w/ spontaneous bouts of intense stabbing/stinging pain. Not affected by movement/touch. No trauma. No other symptom.?
Varies: Multiple potential causes, I would not hesitate to be seen. A "pinched nerve" in the neck, otherwise known as a cervical radiculopathy, can cause similar symptoms as what you are describing although there are other possibilities as well. A simple physical exam could go a long way to determine the likely cause. ...Read more
2yo has petechiae all over one arm to hand. Worse at the top. Suddenly appeared. Not sick, acts perfectly fine. Arm not exposed to trauma. What is it?
Can not bend or straighten arm with Palm side up without tremendous pain in biceps elbow &forearm. Can not touch shoulder at all. No injury or trauma?
Needs seen: Cannot say for certain w/o exam. But absent injury/trauma, may be a tendonitis / bursitis type of inflammatory condition that is causing pain. Depending on risk factors, might be an infection in/near the shoulder. All should be examined by your Dr to clarify source and prescribe proper treatment. ...Read more
What to do if I have a trauma in my right arm side effect from brain injury how do I stop it shaking?
See a neutologist: Consult with a neurologist. There may be meds that can help. ...Read more
I had a trauma to my neck in 2010 since then I've had muscle spasms and involuntary contractions in my left arm.
Nerve problm: See a orthopedic spine specialist, chiropractor, neurologist or all the above. This is almost certainly related to a bulging or slipped disc or direct nerve injury. ...Read more
I was shaving my husbands hair (so no trauma) and the vein in the middle of my arm burst and left my arm purple and very sore. What's going on?!
Black and blue: If a vein should burst then what you will see is the formation of discoloration of the skin around the area of the burst vein. This is what we call a black and blue area (ecchymosis). Over several more days this will slowly fade and disappear. ...Read more
Neck pain shoulder pain radiation into shoulder and down arm no trauma throbbing and intense pain intensifies when I move my neck?
Pinched nerve: This is just a pinched nerve. However you can have muscle pain in the neck thatcan be felt in the arm and you can also have shoulder pain that could be felt in the neck or in the arm. You need to see your physician and have an evaluation perhaps looking at both the rheumatic issues in the neurologic systems ...Read more