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Can T Lift My Arm To The Side
I have been suffering from mild to moderate shoulder pain for about two weeks now. The pain is usually when I lift my arm to the side.
Sharp pain when lift things up to put on high shelf. Now, shoulder pain when extend arm to the side or lift arm up or write or sleep on side. Serious?
I'm 17 and i have a pain on the left side of my chest towards the middle. T hurts when I lift my arm, turn my body to the left or when I rotate my body?
Ans: Sounds musculoskeletal. Do you exercise a lot? Try just resting for a week and see if it resolves on its own. You must watch what you eat as well. Be sure you are eating healthy try 2 to scabs see if you feel better. Give these things a try to if no improvement see your doctor ...Read more
Get to the ER ASAP!: Any degree of chest pain should be immediately evaluated. While it could be an inflammation of your ribs from strain after lifting or mowing the lawn, it could also be a collapsed lung or a blood clot in the lung, which can be deadly. It could also be an atypical presentation of heart disease. In any event, get immediate attention. ...Read more
I have pain in my shoulder when lifting my arm our to the side. It pops and hurts when I lift arm higher than shoulder. Also, when I pour into a glass.
I have a bump by the side of my left armpit but it's only there when I lift my arm up and feel it's not visible no other symptoms?
There are 3 common: Causes of bumps in the axillary (armpit) area. One is a clogged sweat gland. Another is an enlarged lymph node (lymphadenopathy). A third is an abscess in the hair follicle (folliculitis or furuncle). Because each of these has a different cause and significance, I strongly recommend that you have this checked out by a medical professional. Dr. Anne. ...Read more
Right arm — can only lift it side ways up to my shoulders and the pain is just below it. When I twist/rotate my arm the pian Iinthe bicep area.
Hi I had a trapped nerve in my neck 6weeks ago effecting my left side mainly arm. The pain has almost all subsided. Can I lift weights in the gym?
Nerves: At your age usually don't get trapped, except of cases of trauma or disc herniation. If currently no weakness in your arms or pain, you should be able to do light weights for all muscles below your neck. ...Read more
I am experiencing shoulder pain. I got tdap shot 8 days ago. Pain is some better but still very bad. Unable to lift arm over head. Can't lay on left side. Is this normal? How long is this going to last?
Evaluation: If the pain dose not resoled you need further evaluation with blood test and CT of shoulder to find the cause so be treated. ...Read more
Hello dr, one of my relative girl (age16) is can't able to lift, move, totally numb her leg and arm(one side) frm 3 days, Wat could be problem?
See doctor NOW: The symptoms you have described are serious enough for you to take your relative to the emergency room of a hospital NOW. She needs to examined and undergo a series of tests to find out the reason. Please do not waste time. Good luck. ...Read more
What causes numbness/tingling/pain in arms/hands? Worse in am. Can last all day. Sometimes one sometimes both. Can't lift rt arm to side wo sev pain.
Nerve problems: You could possess peripheral nerve compression, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, but might have more proximal issue at elbow, shoulder or neck. You describe issues on lifting right arm, which raises question of pathology within shoulder area. See your doctor, a few tests should confirm location and etiology. Most of the above possibilities are easy to address. ...Read more
Dr says strained rotator cuff. Can't move my rt arm up or to side cause it feels tight. Can lift it only using my lt hand as support. More than str rc?
Doc says pulled muscles in neck. Can't move it more than an inch on either side hurts to lift arms meds only put me to sleep. What can I do?
Neck pain: Go see a Doctor of Osteopathy (DO) who does Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy (OMT) who can help. Go to www.aoa-net.org to find a DO in your area. ...Read more
I have 6/10 pain in my upper RT quad spreading to my RT side and back Nauseous No appetite Rest with heat 3hrs not helping. Not sure relevant pain in the underside of my right arm hurts to lift it. Don't want to go to ER if not necessary?
RUQ anatomy: Anatomically, the right upper quadrant (RUQ) of the abdomen includes: liver, gallbladder, pancreatic head, bile ducts and ampulla, c-loop of the duodenum, stomach antrum and pylorus, the hepatic flexure of the colon. Don't forget the diaphragm and lower chest are pretty close by. The abdominal musculature, ribs, and skin can all contribute as well to localizing RUQ pain. ER exam is appropriate. ...Read more
Woke up hr ago, lft side of face tight/hard to move. Couldn't lift eyes. That went away bt now arm goes numb and I have increasingly painful headache?
Go to ER: Go to the emergency room immediately. This may turn out to be from a bad complicated migraine headache, but you must go to rule out brain aneurysm, stroke, or transient ischemic attack. There are other neurological conditions that must be considered as well. For now, you must go rule out life threatening conditions. ...Read more
Fell downstairs on my left-hand side+now I can't lift my arm, wash my hair or put bra on, my shoulder doesn't hert, just upper arm front+under muscles?
I have a bad pain on the right side of my ribs/back area, nearthe breast. It is very tender and I can barely touch it. It hurtsto lift my arm. I also have pain in my waist which goes to myback. It hurts to walk. I haven't been drinking much water. Could it
Hard to say: There are multiple potential causes. The two most common would be a rotator cuff problem or shoulder instability. The rotator cuff muscles raise your arm away from your body and when they are injured raising your arm can be painful. Some people will have an unstable shoulder that can shift out of place if the arm is brought away from the body. A good exam can tell the cause. Thank you. ...Read more
Need Consultation: Rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that surround the shoulder joint, keeping the head of your upper arm bone firmly within the shallow socket of the shoulder. A rotator cuff injury can cause a dull ache in the shoulder, which often worsens when you try to sleep on the involved side. Failure to treat will result in a frozen shoulder. ...Read more
Sounds your Triceps-:
Muscle has a strain or have tendonitis in it.
Other possibilities include a shoulder joint or neck issue with referred pain in the upper arm.
If it persists beyond a week, see your orthopod to get properly evaluated.
Good luck. ...Read more
When I lift my right arm I get pains in the side of my right chest and right back pains. Kinda feels like my muscles? What could it be?
I've had a cough and cold 3 weeks I now have a pain that comes and goes in right side of my chest sometimes when I breathe in or when I lift arm?
Time to see a doc: No way around it. The Internet is a great resource but it can't replace a physical exam and medical history performed by a well-trained doctor. My advice is to see a family physician as soon as you can. If there is shortness of breath or coughing up if bright red blood see a doctor in an emergency setting. ...Read more
I am having neck pain, back pain and my arm feels like a weight is on it when I lift it. This is all on my left side. What could this be.
See doctor: After a cardiac cause has been ruled out it is most likely related to a shoulder problem for which an orthopedic referral may be in order. ...Read more
Shoulder pain x4h, dropped ~1 inch lower than other side, mobility/function limited, mild scapular pain. Cannot lift arm over head. Thoughts?
Shoulderpain: Tough to say without examining you. Your symptoms sound as if you at least strained one of your ligaments in your shoulder, with a possible co-existing Muscle strain of your scapula. See your doctor for an evaluation and proper diagnosis to assure you get the best advice and treatment. Best wishes. ...Read more
I'm having pain under my right breast, it's like in my ribs and it hurt when I press it, my right side hurt when I lift my arm?
After I stretch, or lift my arms too high I have a severe tightening of the muscles around my ribs. It has happened today on both sides separate times?
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?
Ache in my top right side of my back hurts to lift arm I think it's pulled muscle how long to heal and should I not excercise with it?
Tincture of time: A pulled muscle is the presence of "micro-tears" among some fibers within that muscle. They cause a certain amount of swelling, which causes the pain. Depending on the severity of the injury and the age and medical status of the patient, these symptoms can last from a few days to a few weeks. Allow it to heal rather than continue to injure it with more activation of the muscle. ...Read more
22 month post op arm lift surgery my scars have faded to white except 2 inches up from elbow on both sides, will the rest fade, if so how much longer?
Yes but...: The majority of the improvement of your scar appearance has probably occurred by now. You will find that the appearance of a scar may continue to gradually improve over the course of years. However, best to be seen by your plastic surgeon to determine whether there has been an area of abnormal scarring, which may benefit from treatment and/or revisionary surgery. Best wishes. ...Read more
Aching in my left shoulder for months. I can lift my arm just high enough to apply deodorant. Excruciating to sleep on my left side. Aches constantly.
See orthopedic: Doctor. You could have a rotator cuff injury.== ...Read more
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