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I slept on the couch and woke up with left arm pain. I have pain and difficulty in lifting my arm over my head, taking it behind my back and moving my forearm outward. What should I do?

I slept on the couch and woke up with left arm pain. I have pain and difficulty in lifting my arm over my head, taking it behind my back and moving my forearm outward. What should I do?

Slept on arm: You probably had your arm go to sleep because you were laying on it (blocking normal blood flow). Usually the symptoms go away within the first 20 min or so after you wake up. Sometimes a bruised feeling might persist for a day or two. If your symptoms are worse than a bruised feeling you should seek a medical evaluation to make sure something more serious is not going on. ...Read more

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My dad is 53 over the last week he is has tingling in left arm. It went away when he hung his head. Now he has kink in neck and arm pain wontgo away?

My dad is 53 over the last week he is has tingling in left arm. It went away when he hung his head. Now he has kink in neck and arm pain wontgo away?

See an MD: Most likely a nerve pinched in the neck which often resolves on its own with conservative management within about 6 weeks. Some 30% of pts need surgery for this if conservative is unsuccessful. ...Read more

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Could my left sided neck pain be causing stabbing head pain and facial numbness? And left arm pain

Could my left sided neck pain be causing stabbing head pain and facial numbness? And left arm pain

Neck pain: The symptoms that you describe may be related to a disc herniation in the cervical spine. Alternatively, a soft tissue infection of the neck or a tooth abscess can mimic a herniated disc in the neck. See your medical doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Why is my left arm and face tingling? If I turn my head far left, the back side of my left arm pains.

Why is my left arm and face tingling? If I turn my head far left, the back side of my left arm pains.

Pinching nerve: Your symptoms sound like a pinching nerve causing parasthesias. I would see a dr. And get a clinical exam and the proper testing to diagnose your condition and then get the appropriate treatment. Good luck. ...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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Have left arm pain and numbness?

Have left arm pain and numbness?

See below: This may be coming coming from a pinched nerve in your neck. See your physician for a full workup ...Read more

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Is left arm pain associated with labor?

Is left arm pain associated with labor?

No not directly: Could be from position during labor. Also could be nerve pain from neck radiculopathy or local nerve pressure at elbow or wrist. ...Read more

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What is upper left arm pain in a 22 year old female?

What is upper left arm pain in a 22 year old female?

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

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Can doctors tell me what does upper left arm pain mean?

Can doctors tell me what does upper left arm pain mean?

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

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I have really bad left arm pain that radiates in the back. What could be wrong?

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

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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

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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?

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?

Pain: Pinched nerve. I do not know where the pain is located, but it is likely a pinched nerve and this can be from the neck to the shoulder or elbow. ...Read more

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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

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Left arm pain and dizziness?

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

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Left arm pain after eating?

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

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Left arm pain when coughing?

Left arm pain when coughing?

Herniated disc: Coughing increases pressure in the spine and if there is an underlying compression of a nerve or the spinal cord itself, pain can be produced. Best to be examined and perhaps have an MRI of the neck perfored. ...Read more

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Why am I always having left arm pain?

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

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How can you relieve upper left arm pain?

Depends: Treatment of upper arm pain would depend on the reason for the pain. Does this follow an injury? Do you have full range of movement at the shoulder? Do you have pain when you move your neck in all directions? I recommend you see your doctor for this problem. ...Read more