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Upper back pain on left side that also causes left arm pain above elbow. I fell 7 months ago and primary doc says muscle. Can my back muscle hurt this long? I can not do physical activities bc of pain

Upper back pain on left side that also causes left arm pain above elbow. I fell 7 months ago and primary doc says muscle. Can my back muscle hurt this long? I can not do physical activities bc of pain

Upper back pain: If the pain has been ongoing for the past seven months and persists despite physical therapy then it is likely not a pulled muscle. Pain that limits physical activities warrants imaging of the cervical and thoracic spine. See a spine specialist to find the cause and to develop a treatment plan. ...Read more

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Sudden left arm pain near elbow lasts seconds no other symptoms . Feels like a dull ache , feeling ok otherwise ?

Elbow pain: Difficult to answer here. We need to know is the pain on the inside or the outside of the elbow or is it in the back. Is the pain during activities or when still. Is the area tender or swollen? How long of the symptoms been going on and was there any inciting event? Obviously this could represent tennis elbow or golf elbow or olecranon bursitis. ...Read more

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Inner arm pain in the left arm 2 in above inside elbow. Usually only hurts on movement an feels like a bad bruise deep inside when I do move. Causes?

Inner arm pain in the left arm 2 in above inside elbow. Usually only hurts on movement an feels like a bad bruise deep inside when I do move. Causes?

Epicondylitis: You may have a condition called medial epicondylitis also known as golfers elbow. This is similar to tennis elbow but occurs on the inside if the elbow. It usually is painful with movement and can sometimes be painful with wrist motion. Contrary to its name it often has nothing to do with golf. If it's associated with numbness and tingling you may also have irritation of the ulnar nerve. ...Read more

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Left arm pain, elbow to wrist. Left eye only blinking, slight pain. No other symptoms. 12 year old girl?

Left arm pain, elbow to wrist. Left eye only blinking, slight pain. No other symptoms. 12 year old girl?

Vague: Duration, severity, longevity, other symptoms...need a thorough history (cause is very important- trauma, etc.,) and certainly should see a Dr. ...Read more

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Left arm pain weakness and numbness. What kind of doctor should I see? Pain is from the elbow down into the hand 39 yr old male

Left arm pain weakness and numbness. What kind of doctor should I see? Pain is from the elbow down into the hand 39 yr old male

Neurologisr: There are many possible causes. The presence of weakness and numbness strongly suggest that nerves are being compressed in the arm. This could eminate fron the neck or from nerve entrapment at the elbow ( cubital tunnel syndrome). A neurologist can diagnose this with elctrical studies and radiographic imagiong as needed. ...Read more

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I am 48 male and have mild skin burning sensation 247 in between wrist and elbow for last 3 mnths. My same left arm pains intensely when i lift load.

I am 48 male and have mild skin burning sensation 247 in between wrist and elbow for last 3 mnths. My same left arm pains intensely when i lift load.

Could be nerve root: Your description sounds like a cervical nerve root problem. Injury to the peripheral nerves exiting from your neck can cause pain, paresthesias (pins and needles), numbness, and/or weakness. You would benefit from a consultation with your doctor to delve into this issue further. Good luck to a quick recovery. ...Read more

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Can the arm pain/shoulder/back mainly in left elbow but does hurt elsewhere be fibromyalgia?

Can the arm pain/shoulder/back mainly in left elbow but does hurt elsewhere be fibromyalgia?

More widespread : Not in isolation. Fibromyalgia is characterized by multiple tender points, widespread deep muscle pain, fatigue, and depression. There are tender points scattered over the neck, back, chest, elbows, hips, buttocks, and knees. See your doctor to clarify. ...Read more