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Electric Shock Down Left Arm
Electric shock pain in my left arm when I lie down on it. It goes away and comes back every morning and randomly throughout the day. What is it?
A condition in which a person cannot circulate enough blood (carrying oxygen and nutrients) to the vital organs in the body. If shock persists, various parts of the body will stop working, and the person will die. Causes of shock include injuries, excessive bleeding, heart failure, infections, chemical imbalances, ...Read more
I have a horrible pain in my left arm that feels like an electric shock. While the pain is happening my arm gets heavy as well?
This will require: In person medical assessment to get to the bottom of these symptoms. Take care. ...Read more
I felt pain in my upper left arm since yesterday-but not extreme. Today I have felt intense "electric shock" type pains in same area. Some tingling?
Stroke about year ago. Recovery going well but left arm locks if not moved. Sleeping watching tv etc. Painful when unlocks, like electric shock.
I had a very strong electric shock feeling in my left arm in the middle of the night that made me jump up out of bed. My arm was tingling afterwards.?
Not worrisome: In and of itself, this is not too worrisome - probably you had your head angled in a way that a nerve root in your cervical spine became briefly compressed. That said, if the electrical pains and numbness persists and worsens, or (and especially) if you develop weakness in your arm somewhere (eg biceps) then a short steroid taper might help and an MRI of the C-spine may be warranted. ...Read more
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
I get an electric shock like feeling up and down my entireleft arm. It is mainly apparent in the hand and the left side ofmy face aches. What should I do?
Medical evaluation: This type of pain can be caused by several different things, including neck, shoulder, elbow, etc. You will need to describe the location of the pain and what causes and alleviates it, in combination with a full exam by your physician to help determine what treatment plan is needed. ...Read more
Today I was sitting down and I felt a strong electric shock sensation on my arm, near the clavicula. The pain it caused made me scream. Causes?
When I sneeze I get what feels like mild electric shock across chest/down arms, but today I sneezed & the "shock" was extreme- electric pain for minutes, tears in eyes & had to pull over car - normal? What could cause? (I have autoimmune stuff)
I have a brachial plexus injury from an auto accident with a grinding pain in my upper chest area, electric shock pain down my lower arm, hand numbnes?
If you are not seeing a neurologist, I would suggest doing so.
IF you already are seeing one, continue. ...Read more
I had an electric shock feeling on my right elbow down to my hands this morning is this bec of my anxiety? Or something serious? Thnks
Cubital tunnel: Not sure if you hit your "funny bone" or you could have slept on elbow wrong and irritated your ulnar nerve. If it becomes recurrent try an anti-inflammatory first and possibly wrap a bath towel around your arm at night to keep it from flexing while you sleep. If the symptoms persist or fingers stay numb see a doc. ...Read more
I got a HORRIBLE electric shock!! This happened about an hour ago and my arm is still tingling, weak, and in pain. Should this worry me?
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I've had problems with my shoulder for 18 mth. Had MRI scan this week but today I've had electric shock type of pain in my arm nearly 10 times. Help?
Patience: You just got the MRI. There is no results given so possibilities are numerous. Get the results and follow the recommendations of the doctor. At your age a major issue is less likely so just wait till you get the results. You also may have a pinched nerve but at your age that is unlikely ...Read more
Numbness in my heals on my feet, numbness/tingling in my thumbs and electric shock sensation in my arm. What is it?
Without knowing: Details about you as a patient its tough to give a definitive answer. The first thought that comes to my mind is neuropathy. If you have uncontrolled diabetes, then that would be one possible cause. The treatment would be aggresive blood sugar control and use of medications in the class of neurontin (gabapentin). Nerve compression causing these type of symptoms are a possibility though not as likely.... ...Read more
Tinel sign (electric shock) on tapping lesion site again developed 2 months after excision of radial nerve schwannoma of arm, does this mean recurrence?
4days ago, I went to ER and they drew some blood frm my right arm. Since then I've electric shock like pain shooting dwn my forearm wen I stretch/touch?
I get an electric shock feeling over my right breast. It only last a few seconds but, it is very painful. It also comes when I move arm certain ways.
See MD: Go to see your MD to get checked. If you have not had your mammogram this year, please make sure you get one. Eventhough, breast pain, is usually not a common presentation for breast cancer, I recommend you to still get your mammogram updated. It could be many things from infection, inflammation vs others. Make sure you ask your MD to check you breast. ...Read more
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