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Dull throbbing pain in left arm that last few hrs/days. Usually I get a warm cloth and massage & feel rush of blood going thru. Should I be worried?

Dull throbbing pain in left arm that last few hrs/days. Usually I get a warm cloth and massage & feel rush of blood going thru. Should I be worried?

Lt Arm Dull Throb: Hello. Are symptoms above or below your elbow? Outer or inner part of your upper arm or forearm? If above the elbow, then you could have irritation to C5 nerve (if outer arm). If below the elbow, then outer forearm C6 nerve irritation vs inner forearm C8 irritation. Shouldn't be worried. Sounds like vigorous but normal blood flow following heat from warm cloth and massage. ...Read more

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Day before I had chest pain and left arm feels dull throbbing pain. Today its all gone but left elbow feels bruised. It hurts to bend. I'm worried : (?

Day before I had chest pain and left arm feels dull throbbing pain. Today its all gone but left elbow feels bruised. It hurts to bend. I'm worried : (?

See a doctor: The symptoms you are describing could be serious. I would have a doctor examine you to check for possible causes. Pain in the elbow may or may not be a sign of a serious issue. ...Read more

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What does. It mean to have throbbing pain in left arm?

What does. It mean to have throbbing pain in left arm?

It means you: Should get an evaluation. Pain shooting down your arm, from a pinched nerve in your neck, or a clot in arm, and other possibilites can be evaluated with by your doctor. Please don't delay. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your left arm starts hurting it feels like a squeezing throbbing pain?

What does it mean when your left arm starts hurting it feels like a squeezing throbbing pain?

More info: Hi, too little information provided here to make a diagnosis, lots of different things can cause pain in arm, trauma, overusing it, nerve pain and etc.
If you are worried about heart I think u r too young to have heart problem.
If u continue to have pain plz check with ur PMD.
Best of luck. ...Read more

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Having sharp, throbbing pain on my upper left back for more than a year. It has worsen as now it radiates to my left arm cant sit for >30mins. Wht to do?

Having sharp, throbbing pain on my upper left back for more than a year. It has worsen as now it radiates to my left arm cant sit for >30mins. Wht to do?

See spine Specialist: There are several possibilities that require a Specialist to evaluate you for a complete history and physical exam. These include cervical disc disease, muscle spasm, radiculopathy & thoracic outlet to name the most common. They would do imaging like an MRI/Xray and determine if you can start Physical therapy or need other treatments first which could include medication or injections. Keep me updated ...Read more

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I'm feeling throbbing pain and tingling in my left arm happen about 2 days ago

I'm feeling throbbing pain and tingling in my left arm happen about 2 days ago

Carpal Tunnel: Pain, numbness, tingling, weakness and night pain are the most common symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome.

http://www. Centraljerseyhand. Com/carpal-tunnel-syndrome. Htm. ...Read more

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I'm 16 years old and I'm having a severe throbbing pain in my chest and left arm what should I do?

I'm 16 years old and I'm having a severe throbbing pain in my chest and left arm what should I do?

E.R. can evaluate: A person with "severe" pains in the chest and left arm can seen by an E.R. doctor to be evaluated. Pains can come from a heart problem (serious), neck and shoulder muscles, the ribs and their joints, the lungs inside the chest, etc... If one feels his pain is coming from the heart, has a chest tightness, some difficulty breathing, or has past heart disease, he can go to the E.R. by ambulance. ...Read more

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I've been having a throbbing pain in my lower left arm for about a week now, it comes and goes, the pain is in 1 area, about 7 inches above my wrist?

I've been having a throbbing pain in my lower left arm for about a week now, it comes and goes, the pain is in 1 area, about 7 inches above my wrist?

Injury: The most likely cause is repetitive trauma to muscle and fascia of your forearm. What physical activity have you been doing in the days as the problem started? This may be your easiest clue. If you rest it will ease, and with activity it will worsen. Hope this helps. Www. Blatmanhealthandwellness. Com ...Read more

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Iwithin the past two weeks I get a throbbing pain in what seems to be the vein in my left arm and right side of the neck. What's causing this?

Iwithin the past two weeks I get a throbbing pain in what seems to be the vein in my left arm and right side of the neck. What's causing this?

Throbbing neck/arm: Could be nerve irritation from cervical spine, , muscle sprain or impingement like thoracic outlet or actual clot in vein, would f/u/ w/ doc next 24-48 hours ...Read more

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What can a crack sound in the chest mean, followed by a throbbing pain into left arm and side for over a week?

What can a crack sound in the chest mean, followed by a throbbing pain into left arm and side for over a week?

? thoracic outlet: A cracking sound in the chest is usually the result of the breastbone/sternum moving against the ribs and clavicle/collar bone. It might be possible that this bone movement resulted in some nerve impingement near the 1st left rib, a condition called thoracic outlet syndrome. It is probably made worse by associated swelling. You can observe a few more days, or go in to see your doc now. Good wishes ...Read more

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Throbbing pain inside of left arm near armpit. Comes and goes throughout the day and usually lasts 1 min. No other symptoms so far. Heart related?

Throbbing pain inside of left arm near armpit. Comes and goes throughout the day and usually lasts 1 min. No other symptoms so far. Heart related?

Probably not: Heart related. More likely musculo skeletal or cervical spine. Definitely worth getting checked out either way. Make an appointment with a health care provider for evaluation. ...Read more

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I am 47yr F. Woke up with aching and throbbing pain in the left shoulder blade shooting down to my left arm. I have taken some aleve (naproxen) and tried to massage the area but hasn't really helped yet. Should I be worried?

I am 47yr F. Woke up with aching and throbbing pain in the left shoulder blade shooting down to my left arm. I have taken some aleve (naproxen) and tried to massage the area but hasn't really helped yet. Should I be worried?

Get checked: Most likely it is a muscle spasm but given your age you should see a doctor to make sure that there are no other issues going on. If it is muscle spasm there are medications that could help. ...Read more

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I suddenly started to feel a dull throbbing pain around my upper left rib cage area. Its really painful when I move my arms or change positions in bed?

I suddenly started to feel a dull throbbing pain around my upper left rib cage area. Its really painful when I move my arms or change positions in bed?

Trauma?: Were you injured? Have you been lifting heavy objects or doing strenuous work? Your symptoms suggest a muscle strain or pull. Possibly even a bruised or broken rib, if you were injured. An x-ray would help. Rest, heat, Ibuprofen or Naproxen (or even full dose aspirin) would likely help but time is the most important factor. ...Read more

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Cleared by cardiologist. Throbbing dull pain under left shoulder blade with left arm numbness after eating and workouts. Weight lifting or 2 mile run.

Cleared by cardiologist. Throbbing dull pain under left shoulder blade with left arm numbness after eating and workouts. Weight lifting or 2 mile run.

Pain: I am glad your pain is not related to your heart. However, you still have a problem Pain that is in shoulder blade area and worsened with activity associated with numbness would make me think thoracic outlet syndrome or some type of neuropathic pain at neck or shoulder. ...Read more

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For the past 5 days 3 - 4 times a day I get a dull throbbing pain on top of my lower left forearm, about 2 - 3 inches above my wrist. I have heart palpitations my entire life and have seen doctors about it. I am worried this has something to do with my he

Concern appropriate: Important factors that can help lead to an answer to this concern are your age, family history, other problems such as hypertension, diabetes, any prior cardiac or vascular disease. It is true that heart pain can be referred to other areas, such as left shoulder, left arm, jaw, even right arm. Does it occur with activity, or stress, what relieves the ache--al important. Is it a neck problem? ...Read more

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What could cause pain and throbbing feeling in left arm?

Sounds like: Nerve pain, probably caused by degenerative changes in the neck portion of your spine. See a doctor for physical exam, imaging and treatment options. ...Read more

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For over a year now I have been getting a constant throbbing in my upper left arm just below my shoulder, it has recently become worse?

For over a year now I have been getting a constant throbbing in my upper left arm just below my shoulder, it has recently become worse?

Doctor can evaluate: Such symptoms can be further evaluated. One can start with a primary care doctor, who can refer to an orthopedic or orthopedic/spine doctor. A neurologist or a physical medicine doctor may also be helpful. A physical medicine doctor is a physiatrist or pm&r doctor, who is knowledgeable in nerve pain, nerve compression, muscle problems, and movement disorders. X-rays may be needed. ...Read more

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What can be done for a throbbing pain in my left shoulder when I lift my arm?

What can be done for a throbbing pain in my left shoulder when I lift my arm?

Evaluation: If you have tried conservative treatments, ie ice or heat, acetominophen, asa, Ibuprofen or Naproxen without relief have it looked at. ...Read more

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Today I had a throbbing paid in left arm pit felt like charlie horse. Should I be worried?

Today I had a throbbing paid in left arm pit felt like charlie horse. Should I be worried?

More info needed: Unless you can directly related to a muscle pull or strain possibilities involve the muscles, nervous system, cardiovascular system and skeletal system to mention a few.
Referred pain from a cardiac condition, poor blood flow, inflamed nerves, muscles, lymphatics and lungs may be involved.
A thorough exam is needed. ...Read more

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Left arm is heavy/hard to lift. Throbbing/numbness like it is asleep but before pins and needles. Started yesterday morning. No insurance, emergency?

Not emergency.: But should be seen relatively soon by your doc who can sort this out. Most likely cause is a peripheral nerve palsy, but could also be more serious. Really need a good exam and a listen to your story. ...Read more

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Very painful right shoulder and arm, from elbow up. Hard to sleep, have to use my left arm to move my right one at times. Throbbing, heat doesn't he?

Painful shoulder: Your shoulder pain may be due to varierty of reasons resulting from trauma, infection, excessive exercise, tendinitis or possibly rotor cuff injury. See an orthopedist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Electric Shock to neck in '12. Past 6mo I wake up with swelling and throbbing most to left arm & rt arm will cause thoracic to burn bad! Opinions? TY

Electric Shock to neck in '12. Past 6mo I wake up with swelling and throbbing most to left arm & rt arm will cause thoracic to burn bad! Opinions? TY

Shock: Electrical injuries can cause significant and long term injury to muscle and nerve tissue, often delayed onset such as you are experiencing. Since it has been going on for so long, you should consider seeing your Family Doctor, as there are many ways this can be treated, including medications and physical therapy. ...Read more

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I'm a 24 year old female with 2 small children. I always have bad headaches n back probs, but now my left arm/hand is tingling/numb/throbbing?

I'm a 24 year old female with 2 small children. I always have bad headaches n back probs, but now my left arm/hand is tingling/numb/throbbing?

Get checked: Looks like you have lot of stress and probably anxious too. Since you have headaches and numbness and tingling of the arm- better get checked to rule out a neurological problem. ...Read more

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I'm a 24 year old female with 2 small children. I always have bad headaches n back probs, but now my left arm/hand is tingling/numb/throbbing?

I'm a 24 year old female with 2 small children. I always have bad headaches n back probs, but now my left arm/hand is tingling/numb/throbbing?

Why back and head: Always is along time. There are too many causes to be specific but I wonder if a chiropractor might find out if you have a thoracic syndrome and why a young women would have persistent headaches and back pain. ...Read more

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I'm a 24 year old female with 2 small children. I always have bad headaches n back probs, but now my left arm/hand is tingling/numb/throbbing?

I'm a 24 year old female with 2 small children. I always have bad headaches n back probs, but now my left arm/hand is tingling/numb/throbbing?

BE seen: You may have a neck disc problem that is leading to the arm symptoms. Yo need to be seen. Also consider additionally acupuncture and chinese medicine. They can provide pain relief and over time help your body heal. ...Read more

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I'm a 24 year old female with 2 small children. I always have bad headaches n back probs, but now my left arm/hand is tingling/numb/throbbing?

I'm a 24 year old female with 2 small children. I always have bad headaches n back probs, but now my left arm/hand is tingling/numb/throbbing?

Get checked: Looks like you have lot of stress and probably anxious too. Since you have headaches and numbness and tingling of the arm- better get checked to rule out a neurological problem. ...Read more

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Anything I can take for throbbing pain under left armpit?

Acetaminophen: Ibuprofen, and as you know, you need an exam. The real question is what is this? Could be an abscess that need drainage. There are other things that this could be that you would want out of you. Don't ignore this please. ...Read more

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I have intermittent throbbing pain in my left armpit. Should I be concerned?

I have intermittent throbbing pain in my left armpit. Should I be concerned?

Yes: If you don't have an obvious boil that could explain this you should get checked. This is not a common symptom. Your doctor can check for swollen lymph nodes. ...Read more

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My left elbow is slightly swollen and it's hard to move/flex my elbow due to the throbbing pain. There's also a small bump of pus. How do I treat this?

My left elbow is slightly swollen and it's hard to move/flex my elbow due to the throbbing pain. There's also a small bump of pus. How do I treat this?

Take it to a Dr.: If there's pus and throbbing, it's an indication of infection. That's better addressed by a provider who can prescribe antibiotics if needed. Cleaning out the wound incompletely would just lead to having to deal with it later - so go to a clinic or your provider. It's a chance to discover the underlying cause (if not an injury) and deal with that too. Best! ...Read more

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Had masectomy four years ago, on left breast type 2, no chemo or radiations required, one node removed. Now having throbbing pain just below armpit.

Pain: Pain is not usually a sign of breast cancer, but needs an examination. Does it hurt to move the left arm? Could be a strained muscle which can improve with rest, heat & ibuprofen. But see your doctor for an exam. ...Read more