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Knotted left upper back;pain shoots around left ribs as well as left shoulder, upper arm down into elbow, sometimes neck, nothing swollen, is this nerve?

Knotted left upper back;pain shoots around left ribs as well as left shoulder, upper arm down into elbow, sometimes neck, nothing swollen, is this nerve?

Nerves "shoot" : The pattern described is commonly seen with irritation of cervical nerve root impingement, possibly c4 and c5 in this case. Brachial plexopathy can cause a similar pattern, but usually see numbness, weakness, tingling, or burning with this, often times the symptoms reported improve after the muscle spasm is treated. If not, see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Inside upper arm pain and swelling right arm no injury for 2 weeks. From armpit to elbow. ?

Inside upper arm pain and swelling right arm no injury for 2 weeks.    From armpit to elbow.  ?

Get seen: Pain and swelling from armpit to elbow could be infection, injury, or more serious. Have this checked by you doctor. ...Read more

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Left shoulder blade pain/feeling of swelling down arm weakness/pain travels to rib cage, collar bone and in shoulder socket.Right handed/ no injury?

Left shoulder blade pain/feeling of swelling down arm weakness/pain travels to rib cage, collar bone and in shoulder socket.Right handed/ no injury?

Get evaluated: Although it would be rare for someone of your age to have heart trouble, shoulder pain is often seen with ischemia of the heart. Also, patients with injury to the spleen can have left shoulder pain. See you doctor and get it checked out. ...Read more

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My baby was born left hand on face. She can move easily hand, slightly elbow & shoulder. Any pain while moving but she doesn't lift hand by herself?

My baby was born left hand on face. She can move easily hand, slightly elbow & shoulder. Any pain while moving but she doesn't lift hand by herself?

Brachial nerve palsy: I recommend seeing a doctor for a history and physical exam. Perhaps the baby has a brachial plexus nerve palsy (stretch injury) where the nerves were stretched at the neck/shoulder area during birth. It is also called Erb's palsy. Daily physical therapy exercises can sometimes help recover or help recover faster. ...Read more

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I was stretched my arms overhead then rotated my left arm. My left shoulder popped, started hurting and left arm numbed up. Muscle strain or a tear?

I was stretched my arms overhead then rotated my left arm. My left shoulder popped, started hurting and left arm numbed up. Muscle strain or a tear?

Subluxation: 31y fem abducted/rotated arm arousing "pop", pain & arm paresthesia & ? shoulder joint subluxation, distal clavicle rotation inferior & impingement of brachial neural plexus. Unusual except in one w. Joint Hypermobility Syndrome. Expect symptoms transient; if pain & numbness not resolve < hour consider dislocation/urgent care. Ligament injury concern if recurrent; TOS if numbness symptom chronic. ...Read more

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2 x today I've had a sharp pain that radiates from my upper left shoulder and chest all the way down my left arm hurts taking a deep breath lift arm?

2 x today I've had a sharp pain that radiates from my upper left shoulder and chest all the way down my left arm hurts taking a deep breath lift arm?

Pleuritis: Sharp pain in the left shoulder and chest and extending all of the way down the left arm in a 44-year-old should at least be evaluated to rule out cardiac ischemia. If you are not having any problem with your heart then likely you have a pleuritis, a costochondritis, a rotator cuff tear or a cervical radicular pain. You need to have a physician examine you and labs now--emergent call MD. ...Read more

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My sons arm hurt he is 13. Ache like throbbing pain in shoulder growth plate area and collarbone Area. Plays baseball his forearm hurts all the time?

Be seen: It is fairly common for young baseball players to injure their proximal growth plates of the humerus, thought to be related to repetitive throwing. He should be seen and evaluated for this before he returns to baseball. ...Read more

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Pain in right arm from where joint is down right arm. Can't move arm certain ways. Weakness in hand. No injury started suddenly. Hurts to move arm.

Pain in right arm from where joint is down right arm. Can't move arm certain ways. Weakness in hand. No injury  started suddenly.  Hurts to move arm.

Rt Arm Pain & Weak: Sometimes pathology in your neck can cause symptoms like this out of the blue (disc bulges or protrusions). Stenosis (narrowing around the nerves) can do this but usually see this in much older patients. Nerves that appear to be involved in your hand are C6, C7, & C8. If you meant shoulder joint down, then C5 may be an issue too. UCC or ER can prescribe Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack. See if arm gets going. ...Read more

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My left arm falls asleep constantly. Inside of arm tingles from arm pit to finger tips. ?

Needs workup: You may require neck films & possibly an electrical study of the left arm to localize the problem & see if a nerve is being pinched of some sort...certainly sounds possible from your symptoms. If you'd like to cover this a bit more in a 1-1 consult setting here on HealthTap then, I'm happy to help you if you'd write to me at: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read more

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Hurt shoulder warm sensation hurts to move lift ectp ain through collarbone about a 6, pain through back and neck and runs down arm to thumb? Cause?

May be fracture: Should see a dr, urgent care that can do xrays ok, for exam and imaging if warranted to be sure that warm feeling with moderate pain is not a broken bone. Meanwhile can use cool compress +/- tylenol (acetaminophen) or advil and see if/how much that diminishes the pain. ...Read more

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I have small bumps directly under nose, on chest near collar bone&on shoulder into my upper arm on right arm. I'm not sexually active at all.

I have small bumps directly under nose, on chest near collar bone&on shoulder into my upper arm on right arm. I'm not sexually active at all.

Rashes are tough: Rashes are tough to diagnose without history or pictures. A common rash under the nose is impetigo caused by Staph. Consider a video consult so that we can look at it. ...Read more

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Upper arm stiffness and pain in both arms can't carry my baby?

Hmmm?: When both arms are involved i think of either something in your neck like a pinched nerve or simply overuse from lifting too much. Best to get some help with the baby and see if things settle down.... If not get it checked. ...Read more

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I have peripheral neuropathy , my right lateral upper thigh is numb x 2 wks, migrating down leg. Severe left neck and arm pain too, l scalp too? Pn?

I have peripheral neuropathy , my right lateral upper thigh is numb x 2 wks, migrating down leg. Severe left neck and arm pain too, l scalp too? Pn?

Don't know: There is no way a forum like this can sort this out. Talk to your gp. He/she will take a full history, do an exam, order appropriate tests and refer you to a specialist if needed. ...Read more

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Why can't i lift my bent left arm up any higher than my shoulder without pain beginning intensely within my upper arm ?

Joint and/or nerves: Severe pain triggered by arm elevation suggests a joint problem. Rotator cuff injury can do this. However, the brachial plexus is a collection of nerves under the clavicle that can cause severe shooting pains into the upper arm. Inflammation of the plexis can produce symptoms as you describe. A thorough medical evaluation would be appropriate. ...Read more

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Left chest pain going from under armpit to shoulder with arm tingle. Arm tingled/hurt so bad (very weak) couldnt grasp. ER said Not a heart attack.

Left chest pain going from under armpit to shoulder with arm tingle. Arm tingled/hurt so bad (very weak) couldnt grasp. ER said  Not a heart attack.

Nerve issues: Possibilities other than a cardiac problem include: 1. Cervical radiculopathy (pinched nerve in the neck) 2. Brachial plexus impingement (pressure on the nerves in the brachial plexus) 3. Entrapment neuropathy (pressure on a nerve at the elbow or wrist) The next step would be to consult with a neurologist to determine the cause of the symptoms and treatment. ...Read more

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Front deltoid muscle severe pain every time I elbow backwards or extend my arm towards shoulder blade. Is it sore? Injured?

Front deltoid muscle severe pain every time I elbow backwards or extend my arm towards shoulder blade. Is it sore? Injured?

May need to see your: Doctor. Depends how you injured it.You may have a bicipital tendinitis if you did some unusual lifting, or sports injury. Difficult to diagnose without further exam & evaluation in person. Get it checked out if it continues. Get a 2nd opinion from a D.O., osteopathic doctor specializing in Neuromuscular Medicine. They can diagnose, image if warranted & treat. Many in FL. Call the school's clinic. ...Read more

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Severe onset of left shoulder blade pain that radiates down left arm & hand.Left arm also tingles.Whole left arm is weak. Neck is fine though.

Severe onset of left shoulder blade pain that radiates down left arm & hand.Left arm also tingles.Whole left arm is weak. Neck is fine though.

Radiculopathy: Pain that radiates down the arm can reflect a cervical radiculopathy (shooting pains due to a pinched nerve in the cervical spine). Many patients will have no associated neck pain. These conditions typically resolve with time and conservative treatment. It would be reasonable to watch it for a week or two, and use NSAIDs if needed, before seeing a physician. ...Read more