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Neck pain into forehead and left side of nose left shoulder left arm left elbow left hip left leg left foot. Top of foot feel numb. What is this?

Neck pain into forehead and left side of nose left shoulder left arm left elbow left hip left leg left foot. Top of foot feel numb. What is this?

Headache?: Any reason to believe you are having a stroke ? Are you having any weakness anywhere? How is your speech? The areas you described aren't linked so easily. Only place i source i could think of would be in your brain, but even there, what you are describing is just one place. Seek help please! ...Read more

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Left shoulder and arm pain with hand and finger numbness can't raise arm above shoulder?

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Left shoulder and arm pain with hand and finger numbness can't raise arm above shoulder?

Rotator cuff: If you can't move the arm above the shoulder you probably have a rotator cuff syndrome and if you have numbness and tingling you have nerve compression- these two may or may not be related. You should see your pcp or orthopedics. ...Read more

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Left shoulder and arm pain with numbness in hand and fingers can't raise arm above shoulder?

Left shoulder and arm pain with numbness in hand and fingers can't raise arm above shoulder?

Intrinsic shoulder : Joint problem, such as rotator cuff tear or frozen shoulder joint may be present. The numbness could be indeed "shoulder hand syndrome" or maybe brachial plexus issue associated with the shoulder pain. Perhaps a parsonage turner syndrome or even a thoracic outlet syndrome if symptoms worsen on arm elevation. However, sounds like a mix of joint and plexus. See orthopedic surgeon first. ...Read more

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Severe pain under left shoulder blade & numbness down left arm till fingers.Tingly feeling in elbow.Neck is fine.Weakness in left arm. Supraspinatus ?

Severe pain under left shoulder blade & numbness down left arm till fingers.Tingly feeling in elbow.Neck is fine.Weakness in left arm. Supraspinatus ?

Need exam: Your symptoms suggest cubital tunnel syndrome ( ulnar nerve entrapment @ elbow) but a thorough history and physical exam is required to confirm. Supraspinatus( rotator cuff) injuries can occasionally present as you describe but this would be unusual. Most RC strains or tears cause pain w/ overhead activities, difficulty sleeping on the affected shoulder and/ or weakness... Best of Luck! ...Read more

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Right shoulder pain into neck can't lift arm over my head and some numbness and no grip in my hands can't lay on it severe pain constantly?

Right shoulder pain into neck can't lift arm over my head and some numbness and no grip in my hands can't lay on it severe pain constantly?

See a neurologist: You must see a neurologist. You have definite signs of either diseased or pinched nerves in neck or brachial plexus on right side. ...Read more

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I can't lift my arm up past my shoulders?

I can't lift my arm up past my shoulders?

Adhesive capsulitis?: While i agree in part with the first answer, other quite possible conditions include adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder) and subacromial bursitis. Also acromio-clavicular joint arthritis is possible. I always inject with corticosteroids first. If your motion and pain return to normal, great. If not, the more expensive options (MRI) would be considered. Finally, did the onset occur quickly? ...Read more

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Sharp pain on left side chest between ribs when lifting left arm + swollen painful lymph node under left armpit?

Sharp pain on left side chest between ribs when lifting left arm + swollen painful lymph node under left armpit?

Some thoughts: A swollen painful lump in axilla (armpit) accompanied by pain on same side when lifting your arm is likely caused by an infection or inflammation of the sweat glands associated with hair follicles in axillary hair (hidradenitis suppurativa) or perhaps an irritation from deodorant. See Dr soon if you develop a fever or if the involved area doesn't improve or gets worse See: bit.ly/1yTavVt ...Read more

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Left back shoulder, left arm pain, heart burn?

Left back shoulder,  left arm pain,  heart burn?

More info: In general, if the symptoms change with eating, it is likely gi. If the discomfort getw worse with physical activity, cardiac causes may need to be considered. If it gets worse worse with movement of your shoulder or arm, it may be musculoskeletal or a pinched nerve. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Left back pain shooting down back of left arm through elbow to hand?

Left back pain shooting down back of left arm  through elbow to hand?

Pinched nerve - neck: Sounds like you have a pinched nerve in your neck and you need to get an MRI of the c-spine. Depending on the results it might be just short term that gets better spontaneously, or somthing that might need an epidural steroid injection or something that might require surgery. Good news is that most resolve on it's own. ...Read more

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Having left shoulder pain goes down my arm to my thumb and left side collar bone hurts and headaches?

Please see your doct: Please see your doctor--keep log of your symptoms and what you do to improve symptoms--this will be helpful to your physician-- any history of trauma? Any visual symptoms? ...Read more

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Dull ache on left side of chest near arm pit and under left side of collarbone it bothers me when I lift with my left arm or pick up something heavy I?

Dull ache on left side of chest near arm pit and under left side of collarbone it bothers me when I lift with my left arm or pick up something heavy I?

Dull ache chest: This sounds of orthopedic nature and less likely to be cardiac given your young age (30) and the fact that it is positional in nature. Best to start with an orthopedist. If you can't get in to see one for months, start with a fellowship trained physical therapist. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain, left shoulder blade wrapping around to my left breast and left arm.

I have a sharp pain, left shoulder blade wrapping around to my left breast and left arm.

Heart?: see a doctor for heart evaluation, if pain progresses go to ER. Not all left chest pain are heart attacks but you want to make sure you ok ...Read more

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R shoulder pain, can't lift arm completly, upper spine really hurt=stabbing pain, sometimes, my arms gets numb.Cant stay in the same position. Help?

Neurologic source: You should see your physician. Several different conditions can present with these symptoms, from cardiac to orthopedic to neurologic. ...Read more

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Chest infection.Now can't move my neck?

Chest infection.Now can't move my neck?

Rule out meningitis: If you have an infection of the respiratory tract, it may spread to other areas. If you can not move your neck, please have meningitis ruled out by your local ED. Other causes may be related to a muscle strain. ...Read more

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Left arm pain, right hand numbness/tingly (morning). Left side neck sore when turning to left side. Right side temporal headache. Cbc was normal ?

Neck pain: Left neck/arm pain suggest a cervical disc or arthritis but at your age would need a prior history of neck injury. If not, check for systemic arthritis with RA,C-reative Protein and sed rate. The hand problem could be a carpal tunnel problem or alar entrapment. You symptoms should not be ignored. Check with a real doc. ...Read more

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