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What could a dull constant ache in left arm be?

What could a dull constant ache in left arm be?

Rule out heart attck: It could be a number of things including a heart attack. Sometimes you can't detect a heart attack if u have diabetes. So first go to your pcp and get an ekg. And make sure heart attack is ruled out. Other things it could be are a pinched nerve, you might have slept on it wrong, etc. Have some tests done to rule out something serious first. ...Read more

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I have a constant dull ache in my left shoulder and down left arm. I'm 35 slim build active female?

I have a constant dull ache in my left shoulder and down left arm. I'm 35 slim build active female?

Rotator cuff pain?: Several conditions of the shoulder area can cause pain radiating down the arm. The most common condition is a rotator cuff tear or impingement or a tendonitis. Occasionally a pinched nerve in the neck can cause shoulder pain radiating down the arm. In this case raising or elevating the arm/shoulder is not painful (as opposed to a rotator cuff problem). For more information> http://bit. Ly/1zzg2o6 ...Read more

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Dull constant ache in left shoulder blade pain radiating down left arm BP is 119/78 pulse 90 pain has been there all day I suffer severe anxiety also?

Dull constant ache in left shoulder blade pain radiating down left arm BP is 119/78 pulse 90 pain has been there all day I suffer severe anxiety also?

Therapy?: In addition to tending to physical symptoms, have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as anxiety or depression is medication (which, on your best day, is supposed to take the edge off symptoms) but the real gruntwork takes place in psychotherapist's consulting room. ...Read more

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28/f. Dull ache in left arm starting from elbow to wrist sometimes in upper arm. Dull ache in left thigh also. Could this be heart related?

28/f. Dull ache in left arm starting from elbow to wrist sometimes in upper arm. Dull ache in left thigh also. Could this be heart related?

Probably not: Dull aches in left arm (often with numbness, shortness of breath, sweating, post exertional) could bea cardiac symptom due to similar "wiring" between nerves going to heart and arm. These symptoms usually start centrally and radiate to the distal arm. The left leg however does not sate these nerves and a cardiac cause (like reduced oxygenation of heart due to blockages should not involve the leg. ...Read more

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I can not figure out why I have anxiety. I do not feel stressed etc. I have numb/dull ache in left arm shoulder. MY heart feels like it drops. Any idea?

I can not figure out why I have anxiety. I do not feel stressed etc. I have numb/dull ache in left arm shoulder. MY heart feels like it drops. Any idea?

Effects on the heart: Anxiety can affect the heart and heart related problems can cause anxiety. For example, stress can cause palpitations, the feeling of skips, fluttering or extra beats of the heart. Also, irregular heart rhythm can lead to feelings of panic. See your doctor and address b ou th the anxiety and the potential that you may be having an irregular heart rhythm. ...Read more

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Why do I have dull ache in lower left arm?

Muscle, tendon or: Nerve problem. More information is required. See your doctor for physical exam and diagnosis if it persists for more than few weeks. ...Read more

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I have a dull aching pain in the top of my left arm what is it?

I have a dull aching pain in the top of my left arm what is it?

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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What to do if I have a dull ache in my left arm. What could it be?

What to do if I have a dull ache in my left arm. What could it 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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Why do I have dull aching pain in upper left arm and neck?

Get checked: A medical check up is necessary to find the cause of chest pain in this location. It could be from angina which is a serious heart condition where chest pain is brought on by exertion. It is easy to diagnose with ekg and some further medical testing whivch can be done by his physicians. I would advice you to have a medical check up without any more delays. ...Read more

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What could a dull ache under my left arm and back of shoulder mean?

What could a dull ache under my left arm and back of shoulder mean?

Muscle strain: Possible a muscle strain or rotator cuff injury. It depends on how long this has been going on and if there was any inciting trauma such as lifting or carrying something heavy which could have brought it out. I'd say more info and having a doctor evaluate it is the best course of action. ...Read more

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Dull ache in upper left arm. Use it to carry groceries but don't understand why it hurts?

Dull ache in upper left arm. Use it to carry groceries but don't understand why it hurts?

Over use?: It sounds like a pulled muscle, and it could be due to your activities, either at work or at home. Try otc nsaids like adivl or aleve, (naproxen) heat or any of the sports remedies such as icy-hot. If those do not help, be seen. ...Read more

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I have an ache in my left arm. Sometimes it's just a dull ache and then sometimes you can fell it tighten up for a couple of seconds and release again?

I have an ache in my left arm. Sometimes it's just a dull ache and then sometimes you can fell it tighten up for a couple of seconds and release again?

Ache Tight Left Arm: Hello. Where exactly are you noting symptoms? Are the symptoms in your upper arm or forearm? Anything in your left hand or neck? What are you doing when the dull ache or tightness hits you? Might be dealing with a tendon issue but I need a little more clinical history from you to rule out other sources of your symptoms. Thanks. ...Read more

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My muscles in my left arm constantly ache pain shoots through it what can it be?

My muscles in my left arm constantly ache pain shoots through it what can it be?

Referred pain from: Shoulder if its the one that you had surgery on. Other things that cause left arm pain are Parsonage Turner syndrome (inflammation of brachial plexus) Ulnar neuropathy, cervical radiculopathy, angina, and pleuritic pain (usually there are other symptoms to go along with the arm pain with the latter two) Have it looked at. ...Read more

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Sudden left arm pain near elbow lasts seconds no other symptoms. Feels like a dull ache, feeling ok otherwise?

Sudden left arm pain near elbow lasts seconds no other symptoms. Feels like a dull ache, feeling ok otherwise?

Elbow pain: Difficult to answer here. We need to know is the pain on the inside or the outside of the elbow or is it in the back. Is the pain during activities or when still. Is the area tender or swollen? How long of the symptoms been going on and was there any inciting event? Obviously this could represent tennis elbow or golf elbow or olecranon bursitis. ...Read more

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I have had a dull ache in my left arm all day. I did feel a pain in it when using weights on Monday. Could this be a delayed reaction? Not pain

Need more info: Sounds like you may have strained a muscle in your left arm. Is function of your left arm normal? If not please see your family physician. If function of your arm in all maneuvers is normal I would suggest to hold off on lifting weights for 7-10 days to allow healing. ...Read more

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Having a dull ache to pain under my left arm pit. Thought it was from too tight a bra and relieves a little when I take it off but the ache is still?

Having a dull ache to pain under my left arm pit. Thought it was from too tight a bra and relieves a little when I take it off but the ache is still?

Get this checked...: I remember a patient of mine who complained that her bra felt too tight - and like you, she still had symptoms when she took it off. It turned out that she had heart disease! (she's fine now - happy ending!) because women's heart symptoms are often subtle, they are sometimes ignored. I believe you should be evaluated, and in my opinion, by a cardiologist. Talk to your doctor about this asap. ...Read more

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Can wearing bra for 16 hours cause chest and back ache? My left arm also has dull ache occasionally. It's been almost a day. What could be the cause?

Can wearing bra for 16 hours cause chest and back ache? My left arm also has dull ache occasionally. It's been almost a day. What could be the cause?

Does it fit?: Wearing a bra should not cause arm, chest and back pain. We can not really determine the cause of pain in this setting in an individual. Schedule a visit with a primary care doctor for a full evaluation. ...Read more

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Hi for bout 3 weeks now I have had a dull ache pain in my left arm sometimes its not so bad others it really hurts its just between elbow and to wrist?

Just a thought: But this pain may actually be from a pinched nerve in your neck (between the 6th and 7th CERVICAL veterbrae. Discuss with your PCP (Primary Care medical Provider)
Hope this "thought" is helpful
BE WELL
Dr Z ...Read more

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Dull ache on left side of chest near arm pit and under left side of collarbone it bothers me when I lift with my left arm or pick up something heavy I?

Dull ache on left side of chest near arm pit and under left side of collarbone it bothers me when I lift with my left arm or pick up something heavy I?

Dull ache chest: This sounds of orthopedic nature and less likely to be cardiac given your young age (30) and the fact that it is positional in nature. Best to start with an orthopedist. If you can't get in to see one for months, start with a fellowship trained physical therapist. ...Read more

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I have had a dull aching, radiating pain in my left arm for about 4-5 days now with tingling sensation in arm but mostly in the fingertips. It gets pr?

Could be nerve: Hard to tell based on limited information. Many times neck and shoulder muscles when injured will cause a radiation of pain in the arm and a sensation of tingling.

However, if there is any associated weakness you should be evaluated by a ORTHO/NERUO/PM&R promptly.

Also if there is any nausea or sweating with it get to ER for cardiac work up....you are young for that but you never know. ...Read more

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I have a dull ache down my left arm today after waking in to my hand what could this be.?

I have a dull ache down my left arm today after waking in to my hand what could this be.?

Be more specific: Kelly, we can't understand what you mean by your question, "waking in to my hand". You are young and are apparently sort of anxious, so most likely it is not serious and is related to the anxiety. Suggest you see your GP. Good luck to you! ...Read more

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Been having dull aching pain under left arm just below rib cage. Off and on for a few days. Feel pain when I press on bone?

Been having dull aching pain under left arm just below rib cage. Off and on for a few days. Feel pain when I press on bone?

Inflammation: If there is no recent arm trauma, you may be dealing with tendonitis of the elbow or an epicondylitis near the elbow. Both conditions respond to avoiding strain of the arm and, if you can take them, anti-inflammatory medications like Advil or Aleve. If symptoms don't resolve, consult your physician or an orthopedic specialist. ...Read more

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Dull ache in upper left arm in tricep area, came on after I sat down after doing work where I use my arms a lot, what could it be?

Muscle strain: Treat with ice ; activity modification. Nsaids block the inflammation process so avoid ; use tylenol (acetaminophen) 4 pain. Should clear in a few days. If not or keeps getting worse c ur pcp for an exam or an ortho guy if very concerned. ...Read more

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4 days ago I started having random stinging pain in my left arm that has stayed and a dull aching pain in my jaw that's somewhat nauseating.?

4 days ago I started having random stinging pain in my left arm that has stayed and a dull aching pain in my jaw that's somewhat nauseating.?

Uncertainty: Female age unknown with few days arm pain and jaw aching. In middle age or older person there is concern for angina pectoris or worse, and need for immediate talk to her doctor and possibly a cardiac exam. In a 20's to 30's person a unifying diagnosis would be Thoracic Outlet Syndrome or a cervical neural impingement disorder, for an Osteopath to diagnose. In teenager sports musculosketal injury. ...Read more

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Keep getting dull aches and tightening pains up my left arm and have now noticed a large vein from my chest to the arm is visible, any ideas?

Arm pain: I suggest you mention it to your doctor and take this seriously, especially if you have risk factors for heart disease, such as a family history, high cholestreol, etc. The vein is superficial and is normal. ...Read more