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Causes Of Sharp Pain In Both Arms
I have arm pain in both arms almost every day. I get sharp pains depending on the angle/weight I put on them. The pain shoots from my shoulder to elbow?
Can risperdal cause arm pain in both arms? I had high prolactin during this time too because of risperdal.
No: Risperdal does not cause limb pain, especially pain in both arms. Cause is different and would be wise to check the underlying etiology. ...Read more
What could cause severe arm pain in both arms from shoulder to wrist. I can barely lift them up. No strenuous exercise but I sleep on a couch.
Varies: There are numerous potential causes and a detailed exam and appropriate studies would likely determine the cause. Abnormalities in the vascular, musculoskeletal, and neurological systems can all potentially cause similar symptoms. ...Read more
What could cause me to have upper arm pain in both arms mostly at night? Pain that keeps me awake. I'm in good shape and doubt due to activity.
Neck: To involve both arms, unless there really is problem in each arm separately, it is best to explain from the root that goes to both arms and that's the neck. Have your neck examined. When you lay down, the position of your spine changes and could be compressing the nerves that go to both arms. I wish you the best. ...Read more
Bilateral arm pain I have been experiiencing pain in both arms at different times for the last few weeks. The pain is either achey or sharp and shoots down my arm (left arm). My right arm feels like it has a blood pressure cuff on it sometimes. Like I sai
Radiculopathy: Radiating arm pain and a feeling of tightness are common symptoms of radiculpathy... Stemming from compression on the nerve root (s) in your neck. It can be due to a disc bulge- or herniation, slight instability or deformity or bone-spur formation and arthritis... Physical therapy with cervical traction can help, including exercises and anti-inflammaroties. Try that for few weeks to see how it goes. ...Read more
Today, on a spot on my forearms, have gotten this sharp pain. It feels as if my veins are tangled. Its about 3-4 below my elbows on both arms. Why?
Allergic reaction?: Allergy to contact with something, try antihistamine like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and steroid cream like hydrocortisone 10% and avoidance of anything that might have caused this you can think of, if not better see your dr. Be sure your bp is normal depends on age if over 65 can allow up to 150/90. ...Read more
I have been getting a sharp pain in my spine it feels like a pinch my joints hurt muscle shooting pain down both arms and bad pain in hands headaches?
Vertebral v Rib prob: The majority of such pain problems of this type are due to hyperflexed thoracic vertebra and/or locked rib. Either one causes abnormal muscle function and can refer pain to arms & head. I see it daily in my practice. Osteopathic manipulation can provide immediate relieve in many cases. Proper exam to rule out all causes, including above, and manipulation, can be done by good osteopathic dr. ...Read more
Several things: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you. ...Read more
Brachial plexus: If the physical exam your doctor performs does not reveal anything, and your neck is free of disk disease on imaging studies like mri, this could be caused by sudden stretches of brachial plexus with violent sneezing, especially if your interscalene muscles are chronically tight and achy. ...Read more
Pain, numbness/tingling both arms. Rt worse. Can lift straight up w pain. But if lift up/out sideways pain severe. Pericarditis. Reason for arm pain?
Shoulder impingement: It's likely either your shoulder or neck, or both. See a pm;r doctor for a physical exam and diagnosis. ...Read more
My wife has severe arm pain in bothnarms, and burning as well from her shoulders to her fingers. Also muscle cramps in both arms. Leg spasms. Help!?
A 1.8 CM slip of L5-S1. Cracking sounds in neck when I turn my head. Arm pain in both arms. Blood work was normal. Are neck and back related? Arthritis?
What are the causes for clonus hyperreflexia in both arms and legs. MRI shows no signs of MS or neuron impairment?
MRI only tells: .. part of the story. If you have myoclonus and hyper-reflexia, you must establish a strong relationship with a good neurologist in order to get diagnosed and treated as soon as possible. North of the equator, there are several devastating neurological disorders that cause these symptoms, multiple sclerosis being only one of them. Please get yourself diagnosed quickly. ...Read more
RPh at work. No lifting, standing, filling Rxs. Sudden sharp pain upper right chest, collar bone, shoulder/arm pain. Poss causes?
What can cause left arm pain from shoulder down to hand? Not sharp pain. More like an achy pain? 29f. Healthy. Worried about stroke or heart attack
Nerve pain likely: Many things -- most likely compression of a nerve in your thoracic outlet or neck. Unlikely to be heart disease in a healthy person of 29. Definitely not a stroke. More likely thoracic outlet syndrome, or cervical nerve compression, or compression of your nerve by some other mechanism like a tumor -- see a doctor. ...Read more
Hello just had a question about arm pain, for the past 2 days I have been experiencing a quick sharp pain down my right arm from elbow to rist, diabe?
Left arm pain it hurts but it hurts when moving my arm back and straight up of my side. I got a sharp pain when I poped my back. What could this be?
Muscle bruising: You probably bruised the muscles around the shoulder girdle; should settle down within a week or else seek medical attention. ...Read more
Sudden, severe sharp pain, spasms in my entire right arm. Pain began in neck, then traveled down shoulder, down to wrist. Arm pulsates with pain. Help?
Sounds like: Nerve irritation or injury that could be coming from your neck seem a very likely explanation for these symptoms. Assessing if neck position change the symptoms might help. A good neurological history and competent examination should sort this out. The pulsating might also suggest a vascular contribution though that can be a pain associated with nerve compression as well. ...Read more
I am having carotid artery sharp pain on right side and shoulder neck arm pain along with chest pain in center. Is this serious?
Could be: That could be serious. The most troublesome thing you said is that you have chest pain in the center. Undiagnosed chest pain in a 47 year old who reports, as you do, a history of angina, should be further evaluated, especially if it's new, occurring more often, with less effort, lasting longer, or getting worse. ...Read more
Again I have chest tightness but now with sharp pain in left jaw then neck then left upper shoulder then left arm pain come and go, normal ECG echo?
You need a complete: You need a complete work up to makes sure that this is not your heart! Please take good care! ...Read more
Sudden sharp pain above the left breast. I have constant left shoulder and arm pain as well as tingling in left hand from my thumb to my middle finger?
Chest pain?: It sounds to me like you should be evaluated to rule out a heart attack right away. Better safe than sorry. ...Read more
What could cause shortness of breath almost like your chokeing, and sharp throbing pains in both arms? It doesn't happen a lot.
Uncertain: I am uncertain but would consider a group of possibilities such as a neck problem, or cardiac problem, a vascular problem with the blood vessels, or pulmonary problem, or a muscle shoulder problem with the neck problem. This may not be a major medical problem, but you should discuss with your physician and get the proper evaluation ...Read more
Tendonitis: You more than likely have tendonitis if both elbows are hurting. In your daily workouts try to avoid (for a couple of weeks) weights that involve holding free or universal wts. Try to avoid using a "power grip". Work out your legs for awhile and do some cardio. Let your elbows rest and try an anti inflammatory (ibuprofen) medicine. If u don't improve after a few weeks see your pcp. Good luck! ...Read more
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