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Shoulder and elbow pain?

Shoulder and elbow pain?

Many possibilities: Shoulder and elbow pain can be caused by a lot of things. The pain could be coming from local problems, such as tendonitis, bursitis or arthritis. The pain can also be referred from the neck due to a pinched nerve. Finally, although less likely, it could be due to an inflammatory condition. ...Read more

Elbow Pain (Definition)

Discomfort or soreness to varying degrees at the joint that joins the upper ...Read more


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Elbow pain when gripping?

Elbow pain when gripping?

Tennis elbow: The most common cause of elbow pain when gripping comes from lateral epicondytis or tennis elbow. The pain is on the outside part of the elbow right over the prominent bone than can be easily felt there. Usually goes away on its own but can also take several weeks or even months. Simple stretching can help sometimes an injection can help with the pain. ...Read more

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Did backhandspring twisted arm and felt elbow pop, sharp pains a lot, behind elbow...?

Did backhandspring twisted arm and felt elbow pop, sharp pains a lot, behind elbow...?

Elbow pain: Are you able to fully bend & straighten elbow joint? Can you turn hand palm down & back? May have dislocated elbow or broken radius/ulna/humerus or merely strained ligaments. Best to have joint examined & x-rayed (emergencyroom) so appropriate treatment can be given. Motrin/aleve/etc (if you can take them) may take edge off pain. Ice for swelling. Sling or splint for support until seen by doc. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in my left shoulder blade. Neck pain radiates behind my ear. Shoulder pain and soreness. And little arm soreness as well. Pinched nerve?

Sharp pain in my left shoulder blade. Neck pain radiates behind my ear. Shoulder pain and soreness. And little arm soreness as well. Pinched nerve?

Discuss with MD: You have a lot going on for your age, please discuss this with your doctor, you may warrant some further testing. This is not a good forum for this question as we can not diagnose "pinched nerve" without examination and testing. Your doctor may order a nerve conduction test coupled with an emg, or an MRI if they have not done so already. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Neck pain, shoulder pain, and spine pain after hitting my head?

Neck pain, shoulder pain, and spine pain after hitting my head?

ER for CT/xrays: If you experienced unconsciousness even for a brief interval, it would be best to be seen by a physician right away. You may need a head CT to rule out trauma-related problems such as bleeding and swelling. At the ER, they can also prescribe pain medications as necessary. It must have been a significant blow to the head to cause neck, shoulder, and spine pain, too. ...Read more

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Burning shoulder neck and arm pain?

Burning shoulder neck and arm pain?

Pinched nerve: Neck pain that runs down the arm or shoulder with or without numbness and tingling sounds like a pinched nerve in the neck. This is usually caused by a protruding disc or bone spur touching one of your spinal nerves as it leaves your neck. This can often improve on it's own with rest and anti-inflammatories, but if your pain lasts greater than one week or gets worse see your physician. ...Read more

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Suddenonset elbow pain?

Suddenonset elbow pain?

RICE!: Rest, ice, compression (ace wrap), elevation. Also add an NSAID like ibuprofen. If the pain continues see a physician. ...Read more

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I am experiencing wrist pain, popping or snapping sound from joint, wrist weakness, finger weakness, hand pain, finger pain, knee pain, ankle pain...

I am experiencing  wrist pain, popping or snapping sound from joint, wrist weakness, finger weakness, hand pain, finger pain, knee pain, ankle pain...

Be seen: A good medical screening exam would probably be a good place to start; in part screening for a variety of rheumatologist and structural abnormalities of the musculoskeletal system. ...Read more

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Sharp stabbing pain in my arm between shoulder and elbow?

Sharp stabbing pain in my arm between shoulder and elbow?

Pinched nerve: A pinched nerve can cause neck pain headaches, and pain or numbness running into the arm. There are other potential causes, however, and so it would be good to just get a regular check up to make sure it is nothing else. An MRI can confirm the diagnosis. Therapy, chiropractic, and interventional pain management are the non operative treatments for it if it doesn't get better. Thank you. ...Read more

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Have right shoulder pain radiating into elbow, hand and armpit?

Have right shoulder pain radiating into elbow, hand and armpit?

Let me explain: After reading the information you have, did you had MRI on the shoulder or cervical spine? If you did. Did they explain your symptoms? If not see a neurosurgeon for consultation. ...Read more

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Pain left sholder blade , arm pain at times feels numb. Lower rib discomfort neck tight , upper left chest?

Pain left sholder blade , arm pain at times feels numb. Lower rib discomfort neck tight , upper left chest?

Neck v cardiac v: This could be a lower level cervical disc herniation at c6-7 or c7-t1 or it could be a heart issue or even an upper love lung problem . Your age would be more co sister with a musculoskeletal diagnosis but since there is a cardiac possibility, you should get an evaluation by your physician. ...Read more

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Left arm achy, pain in muscle, elbow, forearm. Hurts more as rotate shoulder, pinch sensation above left breast- could this just be pinched nerve?

Possible: The description sounds like a possible pinched nerve in the neck although could also be a shoulder problem. Get checked out by your doctor. ...Read more

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Chronic elbow pain when extending fingers.

Tennis elbow: Sounds like lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow). Wearing a strap should help, sometimes an injection can become necessary. ...Read more

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Tingle in finger and stiff shoulder on right side pain in elbow joint and shoulder pain

Tingle in finger and stiff shoulder on right side pain in elbow joint and shoulder pain

Let me help you : It sound you problem in the neck area to have all these symptoms, or combinations of shoulder problem and neck problem ask you doctor for to check it out. ...Read more

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Tender upper stomach, left groin pain, left shoulder blade ache, itchness?

Tender upper stomach, left groin pain, left shoulder blade ache, itchness?

Symptoms: First all, I am not sure if your symptoms are connected. More history is needed to sort these things out. ...Read more

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Can wrist pain radiate up towards elbow?

Can wrist pain radiate up towards elbow?

Yes: It could be related to tendons, bones, ligaments, nerves, or vessels. Sometimes overuse or injury. ...Read more

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Intermittent left side pain for 8 months. Neck, shoulder, shoulder tip, shoulder blade, arm, elbow, hand, fingers.Occasional upper chest, sternum pain. Help?

Cervicalgia: I would recommend a through evaluation by an orthopedic surgeon. Evaluation and radiographic studies will be needed to elucidate the source of your pain. ...Read more

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I am experiencing shoulder pain, groin pain, leg pain, hip pain and finger pain.

I am experiencing  shoulder pain, groin pain, leg pain, hip pain and finger pain.

Need physical exam: Your symptoms could represent many possible diagnoses, from simple muscle aches caused by physical activity, to something more serious like a polyarticular arthritis. If you don't already have a primary doctor, you can request a private consultation from a HealthTap doctor so a more complete history can be obtained. With more information we may be able to answer your concern. ...Read more

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