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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Left And Right Arm Cramps

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What is the cause and possible cure for my right arm cramps?

What is the cause and possible cure for my right arm cramps?

Varies: It is based completely on the diagnosis. It can be vascular or nerve related. I would not hesitate to be checked for a specific diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have arm/wrist/hand weakness on my right arm and my forearm cramps up a lot, plus I get spasms in my upper arm. What could cause this?

I have arm/wrist/hand weakness on my right arm and my forearm cramps up a lot, plus I get spasms in my upper arm. What could cause this?

Spasms and weakness: This could be related to thyroid and/or electrolyte levels (sodium, magnesium, potassium, etc.) but usually this is global not specifically in one arm or leg. You should first be evaluated by a medical professional as this could be a symptom of a nerve root being compressed from a disc, seizure or stroke which could be very serious. Make sure you warm up and stretch to decrease spasms. ...Read more

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Had clean emg on right arm and leg. Left side of neck is stiff and cramps. Been going on for 4 months twitches after cramp is over still worried als?

Had clean emg on right arm and leg. Left side of neck is stiff and cramps. Been going on for 4 months twitches after cramp is over still worried als?

Many causes for: Cramps and twitching that are not als. You are worrying about the worst possible outcome when there are other reasons such as scoliosis, cervical dystonia, cervical radiculopathy...

Be sure to ask yourself whether the symptoms are severe enough to warrant further treatment or is the anxiety contributing to the problem. Well wishes for good health. ...Read more

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Why would it be that my mom is having severe leg and arm cramps?

Why would it be that my mom is having severe leg and arm cramps?

Many possible causes: Common causes of cramping include rigorous exercise, dehydration, side effects to certain prescription medications, and calcium, magnesium, potassium and vitamin d deficiency. ...Read more

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29 yr old Fem. I am experiencing cramps up and down my right arm. Keeping me awake at night, not due to exercise. Wondering whether to see a doctor?

29 yr old Fem. I am experiencing cramps up and down my right arm. Keeping me awake at night, not due to exercise. Wondering whether to see a doctor?

Seek Help: You should seek medical help to further assess your condition. Unsure what may be causing your symptoms without doing a full history and physical exam. ...Read more

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22/Latino/male/6ft tall/190pnds I'm having hand and arm cramps constantly, minor weak ness nothing major, can it be sighs of stroke?

22/Latino/male/6ft tall/190pnds I'm having hand and arm cramps constantly, minor weak ness nothing major, can it be sighs of stroke?

No stroke.: Probably no need to worry about a stroke. The signs are unilateral weakness not bilateral. If the cramping and or weakness persists or worsens please seek physician consult to rule out other medical problems. The number 1 cause of cramping is dehydration so try increasing your fluid intake with water or sports drinks like Gatorade, G2 or something similar. Good luck. ...Read more

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Right arm weak my hand cramps up and my fingers get cold why is that and worse at times if I bend my arm any reasons why?

Right arm weak my hand cramps up and my fingers get cold why is that and worse at times if I bend my arm any reasons why?

Nerve and or artery: More details about exactly which fingers and which parts of the get-go would help. Is the problem precipitated by cold weather or be in a cold room? To the fingers change colors? Does your "funnybone" get "hit"a lot? What other circumstances or activity calls or exacerbate the problem and what relieves it? ...Read more

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Cramps in calves, thighs and arms. Can't walk because my feet bend sideways and get stuck in place. My right arm stuck at 90°. Can't straigthen a leg.

Cramps in calves, thighs and arms. Can't walk because my feet bend sideways and get stuck in place. My right arm stuck at 90°. Can't straigthen a leg.

Multiple symptoms: I am sorry for the way u feeling. It is very hard to feel this way especially for someone u. Age. U need to see u physician for evaluation and work up. ...Read more

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What would be the causes of her left upper back pain? Carry my purse on right arm

What would be the causes of her left upper back pain? Carry my purse on right arm

Rhomboid strain: Try heat and massage first then see general doctor if dosemt improve. ...Read more

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I am experiencing cramps and a burning sensation in my left arm. A little numbness also. What can cause this and how to fix it?

I am experiencing cramps and a burning sensation in my left arm. A little numbness also. What can cause this and how to fix it?

Left arm pain: You need to have a good evaluation. It could be your heart. A very standard sign of heart problems is left arm pain. Heart not getting enough oxygen. Important to seek help asap. On the other had the pain might be coming from your neck and or shoulder or even your lungs. Need much more information. ...Read more

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Bp right arm 110/50. Bp left arm 140/60. Doc took bp again in left arm, 120/64. Previous reading still cause for concern? I do have high bp.

Bp right arm 110/50. Bp left arm 140/60. Doc took bp again in left arm, 120/64. Previous reading still cause for concern? I do have high bp.

No.: Blood pressure can vary by 10-30 points in just a matter of minutes. Your resting blood pressure, recorded in the higher of your two arms (assuming it is always the higher arm) is the blood pressure to treat. Your diastolic blood pressure is normal, and even your highest systolic (top) number is only mildly elevated on the single reading. There is no cause for concern. ...Read more

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My right arm and hand as well as part of the right side of my face feel colder than the left. It first noticed it 3 hours ago. Cause for alarm?

My right arm and hand as well as part of the right side of my face feel colder than the left. It first noticed it 3 hours ago. Cause for alarm?

Cold right face/arm: Would go to ER now and have it checked out for stroke or rarely MI (that is usually left side). if that is negative should be pinched nerve, but it is unusual because it is over such a large section, could be MS, Go to ER now or call 911 ...Read more

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I’m getting cramps underneath my right breast, it started with cramps on my left arm. Feels like someone is squeezing me, what causes this?

I’m getting cramps underneath my right breast, it started with cramps on my left arm. Feels like someone is squeezing me, what causes this?

Needs to be checked: It is difficult for us to say what is causing it without detailed history and physical examination. It could be due to inflammation in the chest wall called costochondritis or pain originating in pleura (covering membrane of lungs) if it comes on deep inspiration, or from condition in the lungs. And may be from esophageal spasm or inflammation. Consult your Doctor ...Read more

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Sometimes my right fingers feel colder than the left. They look normal. I also get pain in elbow wrist and ring finger in my right arm. Cause? Fix?

Sometimes my right fingers feel colder than the left. They look normal. I also get pain in elbow wrist and ring finger in my right arm. Cause? Fix?

Be seen: I would be seen for a neurological and vascular exam of your arms. There are some vascular syndromes that can cause a different amount of blood flow in your arms, and in some cases, treatment is needed. ...Read more

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My left upper arm has been slightly swollen for nearly two months. I saw a doctor when it started who gave me no cause. Now the right arm is swelling.

Follow up appt: Bilateral swollen arms is a symptom that needs to be investigated. There can be be a blockage in either the venous system or lymph system causing these symptoms. You will need some diagnostic testing, such as ultrasound, to make that determination. Insist on proper investigation. ...Read more

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Right arm fatigue with arm pit tightness; t3 (liothyronine) and t4 disc buldge that caused left shoulder pain; PT helped left shoulder but then right arm got worse.

Right arm fatigue with arm pit tightness; t3 (liothyronine) and t4 disc buldge that caused left shoulder pain; PT helped left shoulder but then right arm got worse.

I assume you have...: ...questions, but it's not clear what they are. In any case, only your physical therapist and physician have enough information to give you a meaningful explanation. Please don't hesitate to ask them what they think the problem is and what should be done to evaluate and treat it. ...Read more

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Can cervical disc buldge in c4-c6 with narrowing cause upper back pain cramp radiating to chest and left arm? Pain in back is like charlie horse.

Absolutely: Yes, a disc problem in the neck can cause neck pain, headaches, and pain or numbness that runs into the arm. I would not hesitate to be seen for an accurate diagnosis and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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Can esophagus spasms cause sharp left chest pain that takes breath away? Also cause jaw pain and right arm pain? Sinus pain? Heart is clear from thurough testing and same with brain and spine. THanks

Can esophagus spasms cause sharp left chest pain that takes breath away? Also cause jaw pain and right arm pain? Sinus pain? Heart is clear from thurough testing and same with brain and spine. THanks

Esophageal spasm: This can be esophageal spasm. You position good have you see a gastroenterologist. You can check this and other possible causes like gallbladder, other intestinal syndromes. This can help you evaluate your symptoms. ...Read more

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My left and right arm hurt all day yesterday no S.O.B or chest pain today I woke up and my left arm only hurts. I took OTC pain relief but no relief?

My left and right arm hurt all day yesterday no S.O.B or chest pain today I woke up and my left arm only hurts. I took OTC pain relief but no relief?

Pain is a signal...: There are many possibilities for these symptoms and in the absence of other symptoms or feeling ill, I think it is reasonable to set up an appointment this week with your doctor. What seems to be simply muscle aches could be chronic and not life-threatening problems or rarely more immediate problems that need to be addressed promptly. At your age and with no other symptoms, the former is likely. ...Read more

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I have pain in my left and right arm when I extend it were blood work is done very annoying what can this be? I didn't hurt myself?

I have pain in my left and right arm when I extend it were blood work is done very annoying what can this be? I didn't hurt myself?

Depends: If done recently, you may have a phlebitis or irritation of the vein. Usually tylenol (acetaminophen) and local warm compresses will improve this. Keep an eye on it, as there is always a risk of infection w/needle pokes, or it could be bruising. If not improving in about 3 days, see your dr. ...Read more

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How to decrease cubitus Valgus through exercise? I have 23 degree and 25 degree angle of left and right arm respectively.

How to decrease cubitus Valgus through exercise? I have 23 degree and 25 degree angle of left and right arm respectively.

Not possible: You are describing a rather mild bone alignment issue with your elbows. Exercises may help the symptoms of cubitus valgus, but would not help the alignment itself. ...Read more

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Both my left and right arm feel tired all of a sudden. What could be wrong?

Arms tired: What were you doing? Heavy work? Did this come on suddenly without warning? 'tired' may mean weak - if you have tired or weak arms, you should see a neurologist for a complete examination - in this way, you will get an answer to your problem and a sound course of care may be planned. ...Read more

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I have a patch of bumps on my left and right arm between my antecubital and my elbow. They are really itchy and they come and go through out the day. I also get patches of itchy hives on my thighs and the sides of my knees. It all seems to be symmetrical.

I have a patch of bumps on my left and right arm between my antecubital and my elbow. They are really itchy and they come and go through out the day. I also get patches of itchy hives on my thighs and the sides of my knees. It all seems to be symmetrical.

Urticaria: Seems acute urticaria, may due to something you ate or exposed too or a medicine, or may be a pet, OTC antihistamines would help, start with the less sedating as loratadine or fexofenadine, don't drive if you feel drowsy, avoid the cause of the rash if known, if no improvement see your doctor ...Read more