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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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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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I am 68 yo.. . For a month, I am getting aches under the right arm between the shoulder and elbow. And puffiness in the armpit?

I am 68 yo.. . For a month, I am getting aches under the right arm between the shoulder and elbow. And puffiness in the armpit?

Axilla: Have you had a mammogram? Please have your doctor examine you thoroughly and refer you for the appropriate tests and specialists. ...Read more

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Sore shoulder. Hurts when I put full body weight on right arm, reach for things, throw & when I lift arm out and up it makes a pop when I lower arm?

Sore shoulder. Hurts when I put full body weight on right arm, reach for things, throw & when I lift arm out and up it makes a pop when I lower arm?

Be seen: I sure would not hesitate to be seen. The three most common causes are an injury to the rotator cuff, the labrum, or the ligaments that stabilize the shoulder. An exam can give a good idea about wether or not it is serious. ...Read more

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Strong ache in the shoulder, front & side of my upper right arm going to elbow, lasting over 2-3 weeks, now pins & needles to tips of fingers. What is it?

Strong ache in the shoulder, front & side of my upper right arm going to elbow, lasting over 2-3 weeks, now pins & needles to tips of fingers. What is it?

Neck: Pins and needles usually is the sign of a pinched nerve. The most common site would be in the lower part of your cervical spine. Could be from an irritated nerve, or possibly a bulging disc. It does not sound like a shoulder problem. ...Read more

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I woke up with a sore head and tingling in my right arm shoulder to fingers? I am overweight too

I woke up with a sore head and tingling in my right arm shoulder to fingers? I am overweight too

SOUNDS LIKE: You may have a pinched nerve in your neck. ...TRY SLEEPING WITHOUT A PILLOW...
If the symptoms continue, this may require a neurologic examination...
Hope this is helpful
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Terrible shooting pains in my left arm/shoulder blade/elbow for months. Now its in my right arm, too. Sometimes a deep ache. Heart? Nerve?

Terrible shooting pains in my left arm/shoulder blade/elbow for months. Now its in my right arm, too. Sometimes a deep ache. Heart? Nerve?

Nerve: Most likely a "pinched nerve" in the neck. I would not hesitate to be seen for a detailed exam and appropriate studies to establish the diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more

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I have a burning pain under my right shoulder blade and right side of my neck that makes my right arm ache what's wrong?

I have a burning pain under my right shoulder blade and right side of my neck that makes my right arm ache what's wrong?

Disc: A number of things could cause these symptoms. It could be from a bulging or herniated disk in your neck or a number of other things. You would need a medical evaluation with physical exam. Good luck. ...Read more

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I woke up with a sore right shoulder and my right arm and hand are numb. Should I be concerned?

See a dr: Any time you have acute onset of a neurologic dysfunction one should be concerned. See a dr ti have this evaluated. ...Read more

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Pain in right shoulder upper right chest and down right arm into the hand, sore to move neck causing very sever pain in a male of 48?

Pain in right shoulder upper right chest and down right arm into the hand, sore to move neck causing very sever pain in a male of 48?

Rue: Could be right cervical ridiculous thy (pinched nerve), brachial plexopathy or even a mono neuropathy like carpal tunnel causing proximal symptoms... ...Read more

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My right arm is aching from my shoulder to my wrist and my hand is numb. Also the pain shoots down my arm. What could be wrong with it?

My right arm is aching from my shoulder to my wrist and my hand is numb. Also the pain shoots down my arm. What could be wrong with it?

Sounds like you have: Carpal or cubital syndrome, depending on which fingers are getting numb. Another possibility would be neck problem with a pinched nerve which causes pain/numbness in the hand/arm. ...Read more

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Aching pain in R shoulder blade for 3 yrs, now both shoulder blades aching and right arm hurts down to my hand and sometime hurts to take deep breath?

Aching pain in R shoulder blade for 3 yrs, now both shoulder blades aching and right arm hurts down to my hand and sometime hurts to take deep breath?

See your doctor: This sort of pain could be due to disc disease in your neck, misalignment of your spine from scoliosis or other sources. When you breath, your chest and shoulder muscles move, which may make it worse. However, pain with breathing can also be from other things like pleurisy (inflammation of the lining of the lung), blood clot, infection or fluid collection. See your doctor as soon as you can. ...Read more

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I do not remember any trauma or any reason why I have severe shoulder joint pain only in my right arm, my shoulder aches even in a resting position! ?

I do not remember any trauma or any reason why I have severe shoulder joint pain only in my right arm, my shoulder aches even in a resting position! ?

Bursitis first choic: There can be many reasons for a painful shoulder and trauma is only one. It can occur spontaneously, be related to daily duties and activity, be due to bursitis, tendonitis, arthritis, torn structues, swelling, etc your evalaution will help clarify this. ...Read more

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Could I be having a heart attack? This morning, out of the blue, my right arm was sore. As the day progressed the arm has gotten more and more painful - stabbing pain that radiates up towards my shoulder and neck. I have not done anything unusual in terms

Symptoms: Symptoms of a heart attack are "classically" described as a pressure, heaviness or tightness on, or in the chest, and may be accompanied by shortness of breath, nausea, sweating, arm pain (usually left), neck pressure or discomfort, or none of the above. Women may be more likely to have unusual symptoms, such as shortness of breath alone, or unusual abdominal pains or breathing difficulties.
Your right arm symptoms can be from a pinched nerve in the neck or armpit, and compromised nerve in the wrist area (known as "carpal tunnel syndrome"), or compromised blood flow to the arm. It is not easy to connect your back pain with the arm pain; but occasionally neck (or "cervical spine") impingements on the spinal cord nerves can cause pains to upper back, neck area, or arms.
A complete history and examination with your primary health provider is the best idea to get to the bottom of this problem. ...Read more

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Left forearm burning and left hand aching, right arm pain, shoulder pain and into right side of my neck. I am 54 years old.

Question??: I am not sure what information you are looking for. Do you need advice on possible causes, who to see for evaluation, or have you been evaluated and need more details? Please restate your question. Sorry I could not be of more help ...Read more

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Right arm aches and burns. Shoulder elbow wrist and hand hurt on and off. Look and feel normal. Muscle pains too. Line of pain switches front to back.

Right arm aches and burns. Shoulder elbow wrist and hand hurt on and off. Look and feel normal. Muscle pains too. Line of pain switches front to back.

UnCertain: There are many possibilities. This could be a muscle, like fibromyalgia, it could be arthritis, or could be another syndrome. It would be best if you ask your physician to help clarify this and possibly send you to a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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My right arm on the inside of it, wrist, thumb and index finger are sore and swollen. My neck on that side as well as shoulder is sore as well. Only noted difference is using my smart phone and leaning on that side lots yesterday. Could this be heart?

My right arm on the inside of it, wrist, thumb and index finger are sore and swollen. My neck on that side as well as shoulder is sore as well. Only noted difference is using my smart phone and leaning on that side lots yesterday. Could this be heart?

Likely neck: It sounds like what is known as a cervical radiculopathy, which s a term for the pain that can run down the arm from a nerve irritation in the neck. I would not hesitate to be seen. A good medical checkup can be a good place to start. ...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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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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I'm having pain on the top of my right shoulder down the right arm. Hurts to touch the shoulder and arm. Also having dull pinching pain, what's going on?

I'm having pain on the top of my right shoulder down the right arm. Hurts to touch the shoulder and arm. Also having dull pinching pain, what's going on?

Too many: Possibilities, rotator cuff injury, labral tear, cervical radiculopathy, AC joint injury, brachial plexus injury..... The list goes on. Many questions and physical exam tests need to be evaluated. See a Doctor. ...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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I have a dull ache in my shoulder and it shoots down my lefy arm I do not have any chest pain though

I have a dull ache in my shoulder and it shoots down my lefy arm I do not have any chest pain though

Not enough info: Unclear if heart related or something going on locaaly in the shoulder or neck. Get it checked out. ...Read more

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Have had a very dull but constant ache/throb in left neck and shoulder for few days. Spreads down upper arm. Also feels hot to touch, feel flush also.

Have had a very dull but constant ache/throb in left neck and shoulder for few days. Spreads down upper arm. Also feels hot to touch, feel flush also.

Shoulder pain: One thinks a bit about your heart with symptoms like this, especially with flushing. However, pretty unlikely at your age, and would not feel hot to touch. My best guess is muscle spasm irritating the nerve bundle at your shoulder, or even higher up at your neck. I recommend seeing a doctor to help sort this out. ...Read more

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What causes pain between the shoulder blades and causing a dull sensation down you right arm?

Musculoskeletal: Strain and/or injury to the muscles of your upper back is most likely. A less likely cause would be degeneration or protrusion of a thoracic intervertebral disk impinging on a nerve. Try rest, heat and analgesics like Ibuprofen or naprosyn (naproxen) and see if doesn't improve on its own. O/w, radiographic studies should be performed. ...Read more