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I'm having pain in arm after flu shot. Is this normal?

I'm having pain in arm after flu shot. Is this normal?

Yes its quite common: It can last for less than a day in majority of people, but in some it could last longer, for a few days.
If it last longer 2-3 days or is getting worse, see your pcp, as it might be something else. ...Read more

Dr. William Walsh
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Shock (Definition)

A condition in which a person cannot circulate enough blood (carrying oxygen and nutrients) to the vital organs in the body. If shock persists, various parts of the body will stop working, and the person will die. Causes of shock include injuries, excessive bleeding, heart failure, infections, chemical imbalances, ...Read more


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Tenderness and pain in arm after IV was taken out bruise was present not anymore. Cause?

Tenderness and pain in arm after IV was taken out bruise was present not anymore. Cause?

Several reasons: Having an IV in a vein can cause not only irritation of that vein, but any associated bruising or trauma with IV insertion can affect other local tissues as well.

Most times the tenderness from an IV will dissipate over a week. If it takes longer then it is worthwhile to have an evaluation by a health care professional to rule out continued vein irritation or other associated injury. ...Read more

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Pain in arm after rabies vaccine, what should I do? Is it ok just to take painkillers or should I see a doctor?

Pain in arm after rabies vaccine, what should I do? Is it ok just to take painkillers or should I see a doctor?

Pain at injection: Site is a common experience. Keep an eye on the area and if you develop a rash, warmth or swelling have the area examined. Otherwise use ibuprofen and acetaminophen to help with discomfort. ...Read more

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What can I do to alleviate arm pain?

What can I do to alleviate arm pain?

Arm Pain: The pain could be arising from, bone, joint, muscle, nerve, circulation issues or even skin issues. Treatment is solely based on the cause or origin of the pain. See a pm&r doc, or your family doc for help in determining what to do next. ...Read more

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Why dose my arm pain hurt now and then?

Why dose my arm pain hurt now and then?

See below: Many things can cause these symptoms. You need to see your doctor. He/she whill perform a thorough examination to see what's going on and tell you what to do about it. ...Read more

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What causes striking upper right arm pain?

Upper arm pain: Consider referred cervical pain, referred heart problems, sprains, strains, rotator cuff tendonitis or tearing. Most ominous would be the one related to the heart. Check with er or your pcp asap for this. ...Read more

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What should I do about my shoulder and arm pain?

Go to doctor: If not get better and persistent, probably should be evaluated my your health care provider. May not be anything serious, but best to get checked out. ...Read more

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What leads to chest and arm pain for young people?

Heart attack: These days heart attack has become disease of youger people. Age of victims of mi is getting youger and youner all the time so you are not immune to it. Having said that there are many more causes of chest pain like inflammation of ribs, pleurisy pneumonia, costochondritis, even chronic cough pectoralis muscle strain due to weight lifting etccan give chest and arm pain. ...Read more

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Have left arm pain and numbness?

Have left arm pain and numbness?

See below: This may be coming coming from a pinched nerve in your neck. See your physician for a full workup ...Read more

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Could cortisone cause arm pain/numbness?

Could cortisone cause arm pain/numbness?

Unlikely: You can experience local irritation at the site of injection. Other complications that are rare with injections include infection & allergic reactions. Also, one has to ask why was the injection given? Usually, pain/numbness are the reason for the injection. In exceedingly rare cases, there can be trauma to a nerve from the needle or injection. ...Read more

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Left arm pain and dizziness?

See below: At your age neck pain that runs down the arm with or without spasms and heaviness sounds like a pinched nerve in the neck. This is usually caused by a protruding disc or bone spur touching one of your spinal nerves as it leaves your neck. Sometimes arm pain could be related to your heart or other conditions. See your physician soon for workup. ...Read more

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Burning shoulder neck and arm pain?

Burning shoulder neck and arm pain?

Pinched nerve: Neck pain that runs down the arm or shoulder with or without numbness and tingling sounds like a pinched nerve in the neck. This is usually caused by a protruding disc or bone spur touching one of your spinal nerves as it leaves your neck. This can often improve on it's own with rest and anti-inflammatories, but if your pain lasts greater than one week or gets worse see your physician. ...Read more

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What are possible causes of left jaw/arm pain?

May be important: The most worrisome cause is angina, meaning insufficient blood flow to the heart; it could be insufficient blood flow to the arteries to the left jaw and arm when activity increases and more blood is needed (peripheral vascular disease) - also important; or it may be fibromyalgia or other chronic pain syndrome -- not worrisome. ...Read more

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What causes arm pain from the elbow down to the wrist?

What causes arm pain from the elbow down to the wrist?

Nerve intrapment: You need a good physical exam by your doctor and possibly nerve conduction study, but this sounds a bit like cubital tunnel syndrome, where ulnar nerve is compressed and causes dull or shooting pain down the arm. ...Read more

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I have pain in arm and joint area. Should I be worried?

I have pain in arm and joint area. Should I be worried?

What?: Need more info, what joint. Any injury etc. B more specific in asking a question. ...Read more

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Left arm pain after eating?

Can tell here but...: Don't know details of age, health status, tobacco, family history, location, (inner, outer), neck, back pain, onset, duration, other, etc. Could be gut or cardiac. Call your doc. If new symptom, esp if associated sweats, nausea, short of breath, chest discomfort, lightheaded er asap. ...Read more

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What causes chest pain and weak arm pain?

See your doctor: Could be a problem with skin, nerves, muscle, shoulder, lung, heart, or stomach. See your doctor for a more thorough history, physical exam and further evaluation. If you sleep on your stomach you could have a neck strain that radiates pain to the chest or arm. Get checked out just to make sure. ...Read more

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Bone in elbow is swollen and arm pain?

Bone in elbow is swollen and arm pain?

??: Hard to tell from you short entry as to what to tell you if the problem persists it would be best to seek medical attention. ...Read more

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What causes pain in arm, wrist and hand?

What causes pain in arm, wrist and hand?

Pinched Nerve: While there are many causes of arm, wrist, and hand pain one of the most common causes is cervical radiculopathy. This occurs when one of the nerves leaving the neck gets compressed as it leaves the spine and travels down the arm. Compression may occur due to degenerative/bulging discs or arthritic bone spurs contacting the nerve. See your physician if these symptoms last longer than 2 weeks. ...Read more

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What causes leg and arm pain that radiates to the fingers and toes?

What causes leg and arm pain that radiates to the fingers and toes?

Radiculopathy: A pinched nerve in your neck may cause radiating pain down your arm to your hand and fingers. A pinched nerve in you lower back may cause pain that radiates down your leg to your foot and toes. Common causes of the "pinch" include disc herniations/bulges, or bone spurs/stenosis/narrowing of the spinal canal/foramen. ...Read more

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What may cause arm pain?

So many things: There are so many causes. They include problems with the joints, muscles, tendons. One can get arm pain from a pinched nerve in the neck or in the bundle of nerves at the top of the arm called the brachial plexus. People who have heart attacks often experience pain in their left arm (although occ the right). Overworked or strained muscles can cause arms pain. Pinched nerves in the elbow or wrist. ...Read more

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What causes severe arm pain?

See below: Many things can cause these symptoms. You need to see your doctor. He/she whill perform a thorough examination to see what's going on and tell you what to do about it. ...Read more

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How can I stop arm pain at night?

Diagnose: It really comes down to the cause of the problem, and many possible causes exist. A detailed exam and possibly further studies can usually determine the cause, which is the key to determining treatment options. Consider being seen. ...Read more

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What is causing constant arm pain?

Arm pain: Pain with arm movement is likely the arm/shoulder. Pain with neck movement suggests nerve pain from a herniated disc. Neither urgent if not progressing. Ok to try some nsaids, ice/heat for a couple days. Typically, these usually improve over several weeks. Pain that does not deserves a doc evaluation. ...Read more

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What might be causing my weird arm pain?

Not enough info: You need to see your doctor, who will examine you and possibly do tests. ...Read more

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How can arm pain from pitching be treated?

How can arm pain from pitching be treated?

Rest: For a 49 y.O to have pain from pitching can be anything to overuse, muscle strain, impingement, torn rotator cuff, torn labrum. Should be checked out. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: arm pain?

Pain in the arm: Arm pain can mean many things. See a hand or orthopedic surgeon to evaluate. ...Read more

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What to do if I have serious arm pain at night only, on multiple medication and still hurting.?

What to do if I have serious arm pain at night only, on multiple medication and still hurting.?

TOS therapy: 45 yo w. severe arm pain at night might have Thoracic Outlet Syndrome w. brachial plexus impingement as shoulder girdle meets ground force of sleep surface and torques; closing the costo-clavicular dimension, impinging brachial plexus & arousing arm neuropathy. Diagnosed w. Doppler study of subclavian artery w. Addson's maneuver. Therapeutic attention to superior trapezius muscle weakness & spasm. ...Read more

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I am experiencing arm pain and can’t straighten my arm. This is after working out for the first time. Lots of pain and can’t move arm without pain.

I am experiencing arm pain and can’t straighten my arm. This is after working out for the first time. Lots of pain and can’t move arm without pain.

Arm pain: If there has been no injury and If the pain is in the joint at either the elbow or shoulder, tendinitis is likely. Often a tender spot is present. Treatment consists of cold alternating with hot (not boiling) applications, rubbing in liniment like bengay and taking anti-inflammatory medications like Advil or Aleve. If symptoms persist or worsen see your physician for evaluation, advice and treatmen ...Read more

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Left arm pain when coughing?

Left arm pain when coughing?

Herniated disc: Coughing increases pressure in the spine and if there is an underlying compression of a nerve or the spinal cord itself, pain can be produced. Best to be examined and perhaps have an MRI of the neck perfored. ...Read more

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What is causing chest and arm pain?

Need more info: How bad is it? Is the pain on the surface at the rib or deep in the chest? Does it come and go or change with coughing? Does it move? Does it radiate anywhere else? What makes it worse? Activity? Eating? Breathing? Did you injure yourself? Is it improving or worsening or the same. Other symptoms? Fevers? Chills? If worsening or a/w shortness of breath see an md. If severe call 911. ...Read more

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What it means to get right arm pain?

Several options: Unfortunately this is an extremely nonspecific question, and would depend on the location, nature, chronicity, etc of the pain. Numerous conditions can cause arm pain, including a pinched nerve, tendonitis, fracture, sprain/strain, etc. See your physician if symptoms persist. ...Read more

Arm Pain (Definition)

Arm pain can mean many things. See a hand or ...Read more