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Axilla (Definition)

Area of human body directly under the joint where the shoulder connects to the arm. It contains axillary vessels, brachial nerve plexus, lymph nodes & vessels, axillary ...Read more


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I have hand numbness and under armpit pain. What are some ways to alleviate these symptoms?

I have hand numbness and under armpit pain. What are some ways to alleviate these symptoms?

Hand and armpit: It is important to determine what the causes are. Emg testing by the neurologist will help determine the cause as well as imaging studies of the cervical spine and axilla. Based on this, treatment can be tailored. ...Read more

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When extending my right arm to pick something up a pain behind my armpit came and numbness followed and I cannot extend my arm or reach very far ?

When extending my right arm to pick something up a pain behind my armpit came and numbness followed and I cannot extend my arm or reach very far ?

Strain: This type of stretch/strain injury could have also impinged a nerve. Symptoms should resolve gradually over the next several days with simple resting your arm. If symptoms persist or worsen, see your physician for evaluation. ...Read more

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I am experiencing sharp pains in my left armpit every 2min. After the sharp pain subsides there is some numbness in left arm. Why?

I am experiencing sharp pains in my left armpit every 2min. After the sharp pain subsides there is some numbness in left arm. Why?

I do not know: I do not know why you are getting the pains every 2 minutes, but pain and then numbness may signify a nerve being irritated or "pinched" and you should see a dr. For an evaluation to assure you do not have any vascular issues affecting you nerves in your shoulder/armpit area, or a pinching nerve as stated. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I lift lots at work. Deep ache beneath sh blade and muscle by armpit. Massage of armpit area cause numbness down arm and in blade. Ideas?

Spine nerve irritate: You can be having muscle spasms due to spinal nerve root irritation. If you have superficial muscle spasms, you can be helped usually by massage or hot packs. Massage that is helpful is usually enjoyable. If the massage causes you pain and is unpleasant, the massage is teasing the deep muscle spasms to go more into spasm instead of releasing it. In that situation, you usually have tight muscle. ...Read more

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Occasional mild numbness tingling armpit area more pronounced in fingers seems elevating arm makes worse. Usualy but not always right side Nexium (esomeprazole) 1 yr?

Occasional mild numbness tingling armpit area more pronounced in fingers seems elevating arm makes worse. Usualy but not always right side Nexium (esomeprazole) 1 yr?

Suggestions: You likely have an intermittent nerve compression over the lower brachial plexus and your elevation of limb causes more nerve compression. Some mechanisms to consider would be Thoracic outlet syndrome, pectoralis minor syndrome, but even more peripheral sources of nerve compression at elbow or wrist. An EMG test can help ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Numbness Or Tingling (Definition)

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