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Intermittent Left Arm Pain
Intermittent upper left arm pain, dull and achy. At times spreading down the arm, and with a more severe intensity. Lasting approximately 1 week. No recent injury to the arm. Lightheaded, palpitations, mild chest discomfort, headache. Anxiety?
Left arm pain: Could very well be anxiety but has to be checked oiut from a cardiac standpt. Women do not have the classic pains associated with angina when they are in the forties and above, is there a family history of heart disease? If yes, the cardiac workup is even more important. Good luck and feel better. ...Read more
I'm a 35 yo female. I have been having some intermittent left arm and shoulder pain today. It's a radiating, nervy pain. Any ideas?
See details: No one can answer your question based on the scanty information with less than a single day of discomfort. If it persists see your doctor. ...Read more
I have been having intermittent and alternating left shoulder and shoulder blade, upper and outer left arm pain x1wk. No chest pain. Brewing heart atk?
Get checked: Multiple possible causes of your symptoms. May certainly be musculoskeletal, but cardiac needs to be ruled out. A good detail history of your symptoms coulpled with an exam of the area will likely sort it out. ...Read more
Many Possibilities: Although you are young, we can't forget that left arm pain can be referred from other places such as the heart, cervical spine, etc. There certainly are many other possibilities such as referred shoulder pain, but if you haven't seen a physician I would recommend starting with your regular doctor first to narrow the possibilities. ...Read more
I have been getting severe lower left pain both front and back. Have been getting severe left arm pain feels like grip around it, severe left arm pai?
See physician ASAP: Pain is never normal. There are many various disorders which could cause pain with your symptoms. I can appreciate your concerned about your health, but finding a proper diagnosis and treatment may be the answer to your worries. Rec.: see physician for a evaluation, tests, treatment or referral to a specialist. Be well. ...Read more
Depends: At your age, you may have neck or shoulder problems which radiate to the arm and back. You need an examination with a musculoskeletal specialist to give you a better idea of the source of your pain, and the possible solutions. Good luck. ...Read more
I have left arm pain. They go away for a few seconds but come back and it seems to get worse. What could possibly be wrong?
Get evaluated: There are many causes of arm pain. First eliminate causes that could take your life, such as a heart attack. Once you eliminate the "bad stuff", you can go about a more careful diagnosis and treatment plan. Other common causes of arm pain include pinched nerve in your neck, shoulder problems, etc. I suggest you see your primary care provider, or go to an er depending on complaints. ...Read more
I have been having a constant dull left arm pain and im 20 years old. The pain is on and off but when I have it, it doesn't seem to go away?
See below: Sharp pain in the shoulder with overhead activities may be due to shoulder bursitis, tendonitis, or arthritis. Pain that radiates from your neck down your shoulder and/or arm may be due to a pinched nerve in the neck. See your physician if your pain doesn't improve in 2 weeks. ...Read more
See below: At your age neck pain that runs down the arm with or without spasms and heaviness 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. Sometimes arm pain could be related to your heart or other conditions. See your physician soon for workup. ...Read more
I been having left arm pain in the middle of the upper arm that comes and go for weeks. Sometimes it hurts for an hour. I had 3 EKGs all fine. What is?
Look into neck: If the EKG X3 are negative, look into the possibility that the pain is referred from the neck. ...Read more
Hi, I suffer frm anxiety - one of my symptoms is left arm pain - can move to neck too, I've ha ths for abt 3-4 years and been hapning 4 past 3 weeks! H?
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. Physical therapy, chiropractic, and interventional pain management are the non operative treatments for it if it doesn't get better. Thank you. ...Read more
Can tell here but...: Don't know details of age, health status, tobacco, family history, location, (inner, outer), neck, back pain, onset, duration, other, etc. Could be gut or cardiac. Call your doc. If new symptom, esp if associated sweats, nausea, short of breath, chest discomfort, lightheaded er asap. ...Read more
Shoulder pain in: The upper arm is most commonly referred pain from a rotator cuff issue. The most likely diagnosis is rotator cuff tendonitis associated with impingement. If you have weakness or significant night pain you might also be worried about a rotator cuff tear, albeit rare in those under the age of 50. Treatment initially is nsaids, ice and gentle rom. If not getting better see your doc. ...Read more
More information: To understand the cause of the pain, much more information is needed. I recommend you see your doctor and discuss the problem. ...Read more
Why husband is haveing stiffness and arm pain in his left arm what should we do he don't have any health problems?
Told dr about left arm pain stopped nitromint started tensium and zyloric. Still feeling pain. Also said atorovastatin may b a cause but can't stop it?
Atorvastatin: Stating generally cause generalized muscle aches, not localized in one place. You could stop the medication for one or two weeks and see whether it makes a difference. If yes, you could be put on a different statin. ...Read more
Be safe: And consider any non-trauma related dull or achy, or sharp pain in your left arm cardiac in nature if that thought comes to your mind. If you are considering it for some reason, then be safe and get it checked out by a physician as soon as possible. That being said, all left arm pain is not a heart related, but if something made you consider that, get it checked out. ...Read more
See below: Did your son have any trauma or falls was so had someone possibly pulled on his arm.? Is there swelling? Where does the arm hurt the elbow shoulder? These are questions that need to be ass you're better off probably seeing a pediatric orthopedic surgeon as soon as possible he may just have some mild sprain but again or evaluation would be warranted. ...Read more
I am experiencing left arm pain when I cough hard. The pain is dull and lasts 2 to 3 mins. No chest pain?
Cough: No worries, it is probably musculoskeletal.Get a more detailed answer ›
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