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Why would I have a dull ache in my right arm between my elbow and shoulder? No trauma. Pain comes and goes. Not severe. Slight weakness as well.

Why would I have a dull ache in my right arm between my elbow and shoulder? No trauma. Pain comes and goes. Not severe. Slight weakness as well.

Location tendon: location suggest bursitis or tendinitis. This can be muscle as well. Much of this will depend on your evaluation and examination. Ask your physician to have you evaluated for these possibilities ...Read more

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I have a dull ache in my right arm throughout the day and pins and needles. Sometimes in my left side too. My hands and fingers swell up. What could ?

I have a dull ache in my right arm throughout the day and pins and needles. Sometimes in my left side too.  My hands and fingers swell up. What could ?

Compression symptoms: These vague symptoms could have several sources, and i recommend you seek a medical exam and opinion. You may have some degree of thoracic outlet syndrome, which is caused by a compression of nerve and/or vein by the first rib. Again, please seek a medical evaluation. ...Read more

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I have a dull ache in my upper right arm i have had it since getting up today. No other symptoms should i be worried ?

I have a dull ache in my upper right arm  i have had it since getting up today. No other symptoms should i be worried ?

Don't worry too much: My guess is that you may have slept on it oddly if you woke up like that and it may take a day or two for the muscles in your upper arm to calm down again.If it's really bothering you you can try some ibuprofen for pain relief and for any inflammation that may be going on and try heat on it as well to see if that helps.If still hurting in a few days, see your doc to see if they have other ideas. ...Read more

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35 yr old male. Dull aches in right peck and arm. Swollen legs. What could this be?

35 yr old male. Dull aches in right peck and arm. Swollen legs. What could this be?

Dangerous: Could be lung, liver, heart, kidney and miscellaneous disease. Check with your doc. This is nothing to fool around. See your doc asap. ...Read more

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Very dull ache in right back near lung with very dull come & go pain in right arm under elbow. Could this be hormonal or just anxiety?

Many possibilities: Back pain can have many causes. Examples include a muscular or skeletal issue, disc problems, arthritis, intestinal issues, kidney stones, bladder infections, lung issues, heart issues, gynecological problems and many others. Because of the many possibilities, and because of the vague symptoms you describe, it is best to be examined by your doctor to hone in on the problem. ...Read more

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Waking up with dull ache or pain and pins and needles in my right arm. Goes mostly when I get up but if evident on occasions during the day ?

Waking up with dull ache or pain and pins and needles in my right arm. Goes mostly when I get up but if evident on occasions during the day ?

Nerve issue: Could be nerve pinching at wrist or elbow, and either could be readily managed. An EMG test could help localize and provide directions for interventions. ...Read more

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Have upper right arm pain, around bicep area, below shoulder. Dull ache, comes and goes. But lately consistent. I have this arm out for computer work, holding mouse, 12 hours a day. I often sleep on that side, with arm under pillow. No other pain?

Have upper right arm pain, around bicep area, below shoulder. Dull ache, comes and goes. But lately consistent. I have this arm out for computer work, holding mouse, 12 hours a day. I often sleep on that side, with arm under pillow. No other pain?

You are right: It is related to holding the mouse 12 hours a day! Try to modify that , if you can, rest your arm every 1/2 hour for 5 minutes, take short breaks, stretch your arm, avoid lifting, screw driving, etc for now, see your doctor for evaluation if no improvement, good luck ...Read more

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I'm 23. Right arm+armpit with deep dull ache. Right leg same dull ache. Both limbs feel tingly/numb and weak, pain at rest and use. Lasted +2month?

I'm 23. Right arm+armpit with deep dull ache. Right leg same dull ache. Both limbs feel tingly/numb and weak, pain at rest and use. Lasted +2month?

Right UE/LE numbness: Would seek medical attention at doctor /ER/urgent care within week. Could be nerve issue-sciatica and cervical impingment(occurs at times in young especially if history of strenous activities, gymnastics), discitis, lymphadenopathy, clot or arterial narrowing or could be a process like multiple sclerosis. ...Read more

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Severe pain from neck into shoulder dull ache down right arm for 8 weeks now getting pins and needles in right hand is this a trapped nerve?

Severe pain from neck into shoulder dull ache down right arm for 8 weeks now getting pins and needles in right hand is this a trapped nerve?

Need exam: Difficult to determine without an examination. Differential diagnosis could be cervical radiculopathy (pinched nerve in neck), brachial plexopathy, peripheral nerve entrapment such as carpal tunnel syndrome (not uncommon for cts pain to travel up the arm), or even myofascial pain with trigger points. Would suggest physiatric evaluation for definitive diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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My 60ish mom said it felt like someone standing on her chest and ache in right arm. Is she ok?

My 60ish mom said it felt like someone standing on her chest and ache in right arm. Is she ok?

Might be heart attac: "crushing" chest pain has to suggest a heart attack first and foremost. It may not be, but that has to be considered promptly. Classically, heart pain goes into the left arm, but being on the right side is not unheard of. This type of complaint requires prompt medical attention. ...Read more

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What may cause aching in right arm?

What may cause aching in right arm?

Many possibilities: Arm pain could result from different reasons, of which may include trauma (fracture, tendon or ligamentous tear, sprains, arthritis), infection, metabolic conditions (gout) musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality, or neurologic conditions (neuropathy). A thorough history and physical exam and possibly laboratory and radiology exams could determine the cause. ...Read more

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Off and on shooting aching pain in upper under side right arm. What could this be?

Bursitis: Bursitis is inflammation of the fluid-filled sacs that cushion muscles tendon and skin in joints. Xrays can show arthritis and MRI can show torn ligaments/muscles. And help diagnose cause. Ice, physical therapy, tylenol/ibuprofen for pain may help. Avoid activity that causes pain. See your doctor to get the tests and for further treatment. ...Read more

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My fiance BP is 144/95 and his got a ache in his right arm his only 25 what could this be?

My fiance BP is 144/95 and his got a ache in his right arm his only 25 what could this be?

Elevated BP: If his BP is continuously at or above 140/90, he has hypertension , as for the pain in his right arm it can be anything, so he should see his doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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I have had aching down my right arm for 2 weeks now , should I be concerned . I'm 44 yrs old?

I have had aching down my right arm for 2 weeks now , should I be concerned . I'm 44 yrs old?

Nerve pinched innecl: By disc herniation at your age bonespurs are prevalent as well see a doc get a diagnosis then see if you have to worry. Worry without a diagnosis never made sense to me you have to know what to worry about pain is a nonspecific symptom. ...Read more

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All of a sudden I have a cranky aching feeling at the bending part of my right arm what could this be?

All of a sudden I have a cranky aching feeling at the bending part of my right arm what could this be?

Hart to say: It's very hard to say without a proper examination as there are many conditions around the elbow with pain like this. It could be tennis or golfer's elbow with pain over the sides of the elbow causing the pain of bending it especially with certain movements of the wrist. It could be the onset of arthritis. It could be inflamed ligaments in the elbow.See your doc for proper evaluation and treatment ...Read more

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Pain and sensitivity in right arm. On inside. Aches throughout entire inside of my arm. Extremely sensitive to touch. Started this morning. ?

Arm pain: Assuming there has been no injury, strain, discoloration or swelling,this may be related to a nerve or nerve root impingement from a disc or spur in the region of your neck vertebrae. Primary inflammation of an arm nerve or muscle doesn't appear likely. If symptoms don't resolve with rest, Tylenol (acetaminophen) or, if you can take them, Advil or Aleve, consult your physician or a neurologist. ...Read more

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He is 81 years and his right arm is aching, what could that be.

He is 81 years and his right arm is aching, what could that be.

Aching arm: Please have this man see his doctor ASAP or go to the emergency room. It could be an emergency such as a heart situation/circulation (even though that normally presents w/pain in the left arm) or something simpler like a strain or pinched nerve. Be safe and have peae of mind. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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My right arm all of a sudden started feeling heavy/ weaker. It also aches. Could this a be a problem ?

R arm weakness: Sheldon, at your age it probably does not mean anything except that you have done a little more exercise or used the right arm a bit more than the left. Be on the lookout for worsening weakness, redness, swelling and numbness in the arm. If this is occurring please go in and see a doctor to evaluate thanks ...Read more

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