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Left Arm And Shoulder Cold
62 yr male a few times a yr muscle under scapula tightens feel numbness in left jaw shoulder & arm eyes feel cold I feel a little nauseous.?
Atypical angina?: These symptoms could possibly be heart related and should be medically evaluated. ...Read more
I am only 34yrs old and got stabbing pains in upper left arm and shoulder for the last two days. What could it be from. Also I am cold and clammy too.?
Lungs or abdominal: You may have either a pneumonia or referred pain from your pancrease, (pancrelipase) gallbladder, or heart. Given your age heart attack is unlikely and pneumonia is the most likely. Get evaluated and treated today - any of these illnesses could go badly awry and lead to serious complications. ...Read more
Scapula: Did you perform heavy exercise? It may be that you strained the muscles supporting the scapula. The pain going to the arm is due to radiation from the scapular area. You may want to apply ice/heat and take an anti-inflammatory medication. If that does not help then go to see your physician. ...Read more
What causes numbness, pain and cold sensation behind the left shoulder blade? Hard to lift left arm, overuse or something more serious?
You may have: Notalgia paresthetica, an uncommon irritation of nerves over the mid shoulder blade, but if there is a winging this is a problem with long thoracic nerve, and if weak over shoulder may involve suprascapular nerve. Since many possibilities, have your doc do an exam and see what is the most likely answer. ...Read more
Have shoulder pain in left arm while and after I cough. Had cough and cold since a week. Don't have cold now but mild cough. Still taking cough syrup?
Cervical arthritis: Common cause of these complaints is a neck problem- cervical arthritis or disc injury. Coughing will bring these out. The relationship is frequent and not something to worry about. This may be an early warning that you need professionally focused upper body exercise that avoids neck strain. Cough should be checked if it continues past next week. Rx controls any cough-even TB. ...Read more
My Left arm feels numb and cold. It started from my thumb to my elbow. Now its up to my shoulder. What does it mean?
Nerve pinched: Pressure on a nerve can cause pain, numbness, feeling of cold alone or in combination. This pressure can occur at any level where the nerve runs ending in the neck. At the wrist or the neck would be most likely. Less likely would be problem in the brain. A blood vessel blockage is possible but the way you describe less likely You need to see a doctor right away and get examined and diagnosed. ...Read more
Had 24 hr virus now have discomfort in left arm w some pain by my shoulder. Sometimes feels like my arm is going to sleep with a cold feel thru hand?
"sometimes"??: Please clarify your question, which seems to require a physical examination, for a accurate diagnosis. ...Read more
Yesterdaymy sister's left arm was aching and her left hand went numb and cold. She also had pain under both shoulder blades. What could it be?
Last night sudden numbing sensation in left arm, fast heart rate, heavy arm, & tingling with movement. Today cold feelin in wrist, forearm, & shoulder?
Virus & tight left leg w achiness w achiness now in left arm & shoulder my left arm feels cold a little like its asleep & occasional tight neck muscle?
Muscle Spasm: Are you under a lot of stress? this could be causing you to have muscle spasms. You need to go see your Dr. And have a check up done to make sure you don't have any kind of Rheumatologic problem. Have you had any falls or injuries? If you have a pinched nerve you can also have these symptoms. Feel Better Soon ...Read more
Tight chest, heart pound so fast, left arm feels tingling, dizzy, cold hand and feet, sweating, suddenly stiff at neck & shoulder. Heart attack or anxiety?
There is paining in between my left arm and shoulder please tell me the cause and tell me what to do to heal the pain?
Depends: If pain is intermittent & associated with exercise there is concern for heart & angina pectoris. If pain at rest and/ or aroused by movement of left arm & shoulder is probably musculoskeletal, especially if region is tender to touch. At your age you should have a cardiac ekg on your chart as a baseline. Might be a good time to see your doctor and have this checked out. Try heating pad. ...Read more
See below: The rotator cuff consists of four muscles and is the primary mechansim of rotatory movement of the arm (think of throwing). The mechanism is a complicated system of loaded/camed pulleys. With overuse (and age) the tendons become rough and inflammation set in resulting in pain. ...Read more
Few things: Straining muscles involved with typing by keeping them in wrong position instead of relaxed hands and wrist cocked slightly at wrist, and not 29 inches off the ground sitting on a proper chair. Or it may not be the typing. Doofus u have any heart disease? Always keep open mind about what is going on. A good diagnostician is constantly doing this as she/he heard the story. ...Read more
Evaluate Neck: If you are not improving have your doctor order a cervical spine mri. Many times a herniated disc in the neck can cause arm pain especially if you have not improved with the medications and physical therapy. If it is a herniated disc you may need evaluation from a spine specialist to determine what other options might be needed (injections, surgery, etc) to help reduce pain. ...Read more
More in the left arm and shoulder. Also an acute pain when I take a deep breath. The pain is bearable..
Neurological: This may be a condition you have developed involving your neck and particularly your cervical vertebrae. You need to see a neurologist who will be able to do a nerve study and determine if you have a condition involving your cervical spine and the nerves coming from there. Good Luck ...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
Trigger Points?: One common cause of pain like what you describe are myofacial trigger points. These are areas of muscle that get inflamed oftentimes by an abnormal stretch and they can seem to get worse when we are under stress. Treatment includes ice or heat (try one then the other if not working), massage, therapy or manipulation and rest. Very occasionally trigger point injections. Are done. ...Read more
I'm getting some cramps on my left arm and shoulder accompanied with some spasms here and there around my chest area. Should I be concerned?
Spasm: Any persistent symptoms should be evaluated. May be electrolyte abnormality would check calcium, magnesium, potassium. Also check thyroid and parathyroid hormones, Check for impingement syndrome versus cervical disc disease (if did athletics) Check for lesion in chest with CXR, rarely may be central and may need MRI of head if persists w/o diagnosis. F/u /w/ doc ...Read more
I wake up middle of night with left arm and shoulder blade pain then I have a left chest more in the middle start hurt. Is that something dangerous?
See a doctor: What you describe could be cardiac pain (angina) or could be from other causes. If cardiac, you are describing a condition that may be unstable angina and that can be dangerous. You should see someone soon and possibly depending on your risk factors have a and evaluation and stress test. Do not wait.. ...Read more
A month ago episode of left arm and shoulder pain extending to neck. Now trouble with rattling sound/felling in chest. Could this be related, why?
Yesterday I went into the ER with left arm and shoulder pain. They did know test other than my vitals and said I had a pinched nerve can I trust that?
Pinched nerve: Sounds like the ER folks did a diagnosis of exclusion, i.e., ruled out some things and pinched nerve was left. To be sure, a neurologist needs to do a nerve conduction test called an EMG. After you know what is going on, consider massage and other natural and non-invasive treatments in addition to what your doc suggests. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Neuroanatomy: In many people the sensory nerves that carry pain information from the heart will join the spinal cord near where the pain information from the jaw, left arm, shoulder or back join - the brain can have trouble sorting this out and sometimes ascribes pain from a heart attack to these other locations. ...Read more
I have had left arm and shoulder pain for months. I also have chest pain.... it all feels like it's coming from my muscles etc?
Need an exam: As a neurologist, I immediately want to think about nervous system problems that can result in these symptoms: spinal stenosis, radiculopathy, plexopathy, etc. Etc. Only way to know for sure if good exam. If it does not go away, see your regular doctor and ask which specialist they feel you should be referred to. ...Read more
My left arm and shoulder have been aching and kinda numb for about 4 hours now. It gets worse when I put my elbow down on anything?
I have pain in my left arm and shoulder joint, can't stretch/lift my arm due to pain. I sometimes feel the same pain in my right arm but comes and goes, it's been happening for 6 months?
Rotator cuff: Your symptoms of pain and secondary loss of motion and pain w/ movements away from body suggest your rotator cuff is involved. Pain can be from the rot cuff getting 'pinched' underneath the point of the shoulder (impingement syndrome).Try taking a NSAID for a few days. If your pain continues see a board certified ors for examination/ x-rays. Best of luck.! ...Read more
I have incapacitating stabbing/tight pain in chest, bottom of left arm and shoulder. Gets worse when deep breath is taken. Usually lasts 1-3 min. Ty!
I experience pain in my chest that radiate left arm and shoulder, 9month ago an internal doctor said I have mitral prolapse. Is these are related? Thanks
Not usually: Mitral valve prolapse is a description of how the two leaflets of the mitral valve close. If the leaflets bow into the left atrium that is prolapse. Sometimes the valve can leak because of the prolapse but not always. Prolapse by itself should not cause chest pain. The pain you describe could be anxiety, musculoskeletal, or coronary artery disease (unlikely in 20 y/o woman). See you doctor soon. ...Read more
I am having left arm and shoulder restlessness at sleep time. It only occures at that time. It's not my sugar. I eliminated it. I'm on welbutrin and z?
Am curious to know if left arm and shoulder pain are caused of GERD. My father complains at times of this pain along with burps. Thanks?
Left arm discomfort: Due to embryologic derivation left arm symptoms can frequently be due to cardiac, gastrointestinal or other thoracic organs including the esophagus, accordingly a detailed history and evaluation are strongly recommended. I suggest a prompt visit with a local physician for via Health Tap concierge ...Read more
Is left arm and shoulder blade discomfort lasting 20 min caused by emotional stress related to the heart? Can walk or kayak for hours.
Possible: If you're having these symptoms, especially with risk factors, would recommend seeing your doctor for further evaluation. It is possible that what you are experiencing is related to heart disease. ...Read more
Can a blood test cause you to have a DVT blood clot in your arm? I had a blood test yesterday and now have a sore left arm and shoulder area. Worry.
No: Likely your blood was obtained from a superficial vein which would not give you a DVT. The pain may be for some other reason. ...Read more
I tripped and fell a month ago and hurt my left arm. Still experiencing intermittent pain in my upper left arm below shoulder.
Get an exam: I'd recommend you see your regular doctor for a shoulder exam. Depending on how hard the impact was and how you landed when you fell, you could have either developed a simple sprain, tendinitis, torn a part of your rotator cuff, or localized edema. All of the above could present with intermittent pain and would require a physical exam to narrow the differential and develop a treatment plan. ...Read more
My shoulder balde and entire left arm feels like I it needs to pop all the time and it bugs me too much, no pain just bothers me please help?
May need repair: If your shoulder is popping our repeatedly you may have shoulder instability. When this is happens all the time you may need to have a surgical repair of the ligaments that hold everything in place. I would see an orthopedist to evaluate your shoulder. ...Read more
My wife is 24years old, she has been complaining of a pain in her left arm and back side of shoulder every 10 days. Can you help me understand causes?
Shoulder: Could be something to do with her left shoulder. Is there anything particular that she does every 10 days? That brings on the pain. Check with your doctor. ...Read more