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I am 28 and have had I dull sometimes sharp pain in my left arm that causes my arm not to work when I am having the pain what could it be?

I am 28 and have had I dull sometimes sharp pain in my left arm that causes my arm not to work when I am having the pain what could it be?

Strain? Nerve pain?: You could have a muscle strain, or irritation to a nerve, perhaps originating in the neck. Need more information. In any case, if this persists, you will need to see a clinician. Because if it's not clearing on its own - you should be seeing improvement over 2-4 weeks - then you will need treatment. If getting worse, then seek help right away. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Could the numbness I am feeling be caused by a pinched nerve? I am experiencing numbness on the left side of my chest, under left arm, and back. I have had a sharp pain for 3 weeks that goes from my shoulder blade through to my chest. I was sent to the

Could the numbness I am feeling be caused by a pinched nerve? I am experiencing numbness on the left side of my chest, under left arm, and back. I have had a sharp pain for 3 weeks that goes from my shoulder blade through to my chest. I was sent to the

Arguably: Arguably the worst possible cause of severe pain felt in the shoulder blade and deep into the chest would be an uncommon condition called aortic dissection. Problems with the gallbladder and heart can also cause pain in the region of the shoulder or armpit (axilla). The spinal nerve corresponding to t2 also feels an area that involves the armpits and hoop-shaped strip of skin that runs across your chest above your nipples, through your armpits, and across your back at about the same level (it also involves part of the skin on the arm). After excluding things like dissection, heart problems, and gallbladder problems, a neurosurgeon may be helpful to get to a diagnosis and some relief. ...Read more

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Left neck felt sharp pain. Now dull pain and left arm burns n back n top of head hurts. What could cause this?

Left neck felt sharp pain. Now dull pain and left arm burns n back n top of head hurts. What could cause this?

Probably soft tissue: Assuming you have previously been healthy the source of pain is probably soft tissue irritation (ligament or muscle) causing muscle spasm in the neck. This can cause "referred pain" to your head and arm. A less likely cause would be a disc injury causing irritation or pressure on a nerve to your arm. The symptoms should go away soon, but if not please see your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes sharp pain above the left breast and under left arm down to the finger tips.?

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What causes sharp pain above the left breast and under left arm down to the finger tips.?

Pain above breast: If pain is felt on/above breast and on chest, most importantly is not from the heart! nerves from the neck spine covers the area from above breast to the arms and fingers. When there is pressure on the trajectory of the nerve, pain irradiates along the nerves. Or pain can be just strictly cause by chest problem unrelated to nerves = heart and lung and esophageal prob result in same pain trajectory. ...Read more

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I'm athelete who runs three miles and more I woke up with a sharp pain under my breast. That I couldn't move my left arm. Until I heard a crack and the pain went away. What can cause it.?

I'm athelete who runs three miles and more I woke up with a sharp pain under my breast. That I couldn't move my left arm. Until I heard a crack and the pain went away. What can cause it.?

Slipped rib: Hi renette, most likely this was due to a slipped rib. It happens sometimes during just about any activity. The sound you heard was the rib popping back into place. Check out my article on www. Basicspine. Com in about a week. I see a lot of it in my practice and would like to educate more people about it. ...Read more

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Can a pinched nerve cause heart attack like symptoms? Sharp pain in left sternum and down left arm. Have been to cardiologist recently. Heart is good

Can a pinched nerve cause heart attack like symptoms? Sharp pain in left sternum and down left arm. Have been to cardiologist recently. Heart is good

Yes: A nerve root compression in your neck (cervical spine) can do this - at your age, a ruptured disc would be the most likely culprit, usually trauma related. Tumors are thankfully rare but in the differential diagnosis. An MRI and EMG would confirm this. ...Read more

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Sharp pain from shoulder to hand in left arm. Muscles feel tight. I have not done any sports or anything with the arm to cause injury?

Sharp pain from shoulder to hand in left arm. Muscles feel tight. I have not done any sports or anything with the arm to cause injury?

Pinched nerve: Although there are a number of possibilities, a cervical radiculopathy is among the more common and does not require that you had an injury. A radiculopathy is a medical term for an irritation if a nerve in the spine causing pain that runs along the distribution of that nerve into an extremity. ...Read more

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Pain when I lift left arm up above my head feel sharp pain/ pulling in left side of chest breast bone in one area have been coughing a bit cause?

Varies: There are multiple potential causes, and I would not hesitate to be seen for an accurate diagnosis. Among the more common causes are a rotator cuff injury or an injury to the labrum, both of wich are critical to movement in the shoulder. If needed, an MRI can usually show the issue as well. ...Read more

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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

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

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What's it mean when you have a sharp pain in your left arm?

Nerve problem: Caused by degenerative disease of the spine in the neck or could also be a manifestation of a heart problem, but it wouldn't feel sharp. At any rate, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I am currently at work but I have a sharp pain going throughout my left arm, what should I do?

Pinched nerve in the: Neck? Go to an urgent care center if you can not get a hold of your doctor. You may need some tests to find the cause. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain in my upper left arm each day from 5pm onwards. No injury and no pain whatsoever in the day time?

I have a sharp pain in my upper left arm each day from 5pm onwards. No injury and no pain whatsoever in the day time?

Kind of work?: Could this pain be related to your work or some type of habit that you have not mentioned. Do you do some kind of martial arts or extreme type of exercise that could strain the arm muscle. to make this hurt like this requires some trauma or muscle activity. If you find that all of this is negative, would see the doc to see if you need xrays to rule out some unusual finding. Best wishes ...Read more

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I'm having really sharp pain in left arm stretching before lifting weights?

I'm having really sharp pain in left arm stretching before lifting weights?

Vague complaint: Sorry to hear about your pain. Would you mind writng again with more info? - is it all the time? Is it in a specific location? With a specific stretch? Do you do a lot of repetition with your arms on a regular basis? Information like this will hopefully help us, help you. Other options for treatment may include rice, nsaids, , physical therapy, massage, etc... ...Read more

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I keep having a intermittent slight sharp pain in my inner left arm above the inner elbow. What is it?

I keep having a intermittent slight sharp pain in my inner left arm above the inner elbow. What is it?

Diagnosing...: ...muscle & joint problems require more information than you're able to provide here. This includes: how long the problem's been going on, what makes it better or worse, what activities you do that may stress the elbow area and, of course, a physical exam. Sometimes X-rays are helpful. If it's really bothering you and/or for a long time, I recommend you seek medical care. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I'm experiencing sharp pain that starts in my left arm then moves to my chest whenever I'm lying down, what could this be?

I'm experiencing sharp pain that starts in my left arm then moves to my chest whenever I'm lying down, what could this be?

See your doctor: While this may be a musculoskeletal cause, any pain that radiates to the chest area should immediately be evaluated by a medical professional to rule out any cardiac causes. ...Read more

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I get a sharp pain followed by numbing to my left arm after snezzing or coughing...?

See a doctor.: There are many possible causes, and some are of an emergent nature. See a doctor without delay. ...Read more