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Left Arm Spasms
I have intense cramps in my left arm and pain in jaw that feels like toothache. I also get left arm spasms and cramping from time to time. My tooth pain is intense. What should I do?
Lately I'm experiencing some pretty scary cardiac arrest symptoms after eating too much sugar--chest pain, tingles down left arm, spasms?
Symptoms of cardiac: arrest are rapid heart beats, dizziness and loss of consciousness. Not what you are describing. Sounds like you are having a sugar high. Chest pain, tingles and spasms sounds like anxiety. For reassurance you should see a health care provider and have testing to exclude cardiac issues. Then you need to make better life style choices. ...Read more
I have ehlers danlos syndrome. Also few surgeries for rupured disc! My left rib cage is sore and if I raise my left arm it spasms so painfully?
More info needed: The most usual form is the familial hyperextensibility type. Is there a family history? Have you genetics clinic for evaluation and advice? http://www.ehlersdanlosnetwork.org/typesofehlersdanlos.html A trial of glucosamine sulfate 2 grams per day for at least 30 days may help as much is an NSAID. your orthopedist may prescribe a short-term prednisone, NSAID, possibly muscle relaxant. ...Read more
I got an aneurysm coiling done. I started getting headaches, zig zag visual disturbances and then left arm/leg spasms, four days later. My CT scan and blood tests are normal.The doctor has ruled out stroke/infection. What should I do?
Left arm had muscle spasms since thursday. It then goes numb. Now, all I have is pain and muscle spasms. It goes from the forearm to hand?
Ulnar nerve?: Muscles will spasm for several reasons. Over use, electrolyte imbalance, circulation problem or nerve entrapment. At your age, circulation problems are unlikely. If you have a strenous job or sweat a lot, make sure your are drinking enough fluids like gatoraide. Ulnar ner enttrapment at the elbow can cause muscle spasms in the forearm or hand, usually worse in the morning. Get it checked out. ...Read more
Pinched nerve: 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. This can often improve on it's own with rest and anti-inflammatories, but if your pain lasts greater than one week or gets worse see your physician. ...Read more
Left arm has continuous charlie horse like pain and muscle spasms & twitches going on for over a week now.
Could be...: Spasms with twitching do tend to suggest some injury or irritation of the nerves to the forearm. If you have any numbness, tingling or other change in sensation and weakness, that clarifies that nerve dysfunction involved. Would suggest you be evaluated if this is persisting as a good history and exam should sort this out for you. ...Read more
I had a trauma to my neck in 2010 since then i've had muscle spasms and involuntary contractions in my left arm.
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