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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Severe Pain In Left And Right Arm

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What causes right arm to hurt when moved certain ways, pain around the right shoulderblade, last week had severe pain, vomitting in the upper stomach, what could cause this?

What causes right arm to hurt when moved certain ways, pain around the right shoulderblade, last week had severe pain, vomitting in the upper stomach, what could cause this?

Various things: The pain in your right shoulder blade along with the vomiting could be related to your gallbladder. Consider a visit to your physician if this doesn't resolve soon. ...Read more

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Had pain in right arm tonight from shoulder 2 fingers in severe pain sharpy/achy and was swollen no chest pain what could be the cause?

Had pain in right arm tonight from shoulder 2 fingers in severe pain sharpy/achy and was swollen no chest pain what could be the cause?

Need medical exam: Many people fear a heart attack if pain radiates down arm, but that is extremely unlikely in a 19-year-old woman. More likely is pinched nerve in the neck, but impossible to know without a medical exam. ...Read more

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Having bouts of sudden severe pain/paralysis in my right arm. What could this be?

Having bouts of sudden severe pain/paralysis in my right arm. What could this be?

Several things: Pain that severe needs to be worked up by your doctor in person. He/she will listen to you, perform an examination and possibly order some tests to see what's wrong with you. ...Read more

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The reason I think I have a pinched nerve, when I move my right arm up and to the side reaching I get severe pain scale 1 to 10 its a 10?

Shoulder: More likely your shoulder has signs of impingment. Please get an evaluation from an orthopedic surgeon or a Physical Medicine and Rehab physician. You may improve just with physical therapy and/or a steroid injection. If you have tingling or numbness and weakness, it might be a nerve getting pinched. Good luck ...Read more

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I woke up today in night with severe pain and numbness in right arm and now have i stiff and painful neck, what is it?

I woke up today in night with severe pain and numbness in right arm and now have i stiff and painful neck, what is it?

Possible disc: Could be a pinched nerve inside the neck secondary to a protruded or ruptured disc, but could also involve nerves within the shoulder becoming inflammed due to a brachial plexitis (parsonage-turner syndrome) there are a variety of treatments available, so see your doctor asap. ...Read more

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Moderately large right paracentral C5-6 disc protrusion. I feel severe pain and discomfort in my upper right arm. is surgery needed? bec my dr ask me

Moderately  large right paracentral C5-6 disc protrusion. I feel severe pain and discomfort in my upper right arm. is surgery needed? bec my dr ask me

Not usually: Most patients will get better without surgery. It would be better to try PT/Chiro first to see your response. You could also try a trial of NSAIDs or even a short burst of oral steroids to assess your response. If it doesn't improve then surgery may be necessary. ...Read more

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Constant severe pain in right arm just below elbow and in the shoulder. No recent injury heat/ice and OTC meds not helping?

Constant severe pain in right arm just below elbow and in the shoulder. No recent injury heat/ice and OTC meds not helping?

Be seen: There are a number of possibilities and I would encourage you to be seen. A pinched nerve in the neck can cause similar symptoms. A detailed exam and appropriate studies can usually determine the cause. ...Read more