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What would cause shooting pain and numbness down my arm?

What would cause shooting pain and numbness down my arm?

Seek Evaluation: There are many possible causes of these symptoms. An appropriate othopaedic or neurosurgical evaluation is indicated if these symptoms persists. ...Read more

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Shooting pain down my right arm, what to do?

Shooting pain down my right arm, what to do?

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

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What could cause a shooting pain down my right arm?

What could cause a shooting pain down my right arm?

Cervical spine?: There are multiple possible causes. A common cause is an irritated nerve in the neck or cervical spine. Other possible causes include a shoulder problem, brachial plexus injury, and referred pain from an internal medical problem. If the symptoms persist or are associated with other symptoms, consult a physician. ...Read more

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Having shooting pain down my left arm what does that mean?

Having shooting pain down my left arm what does that mean?

Radicular pain: It's called radicular pain. It's due to nerve irritation or compression. It can come from your arm pit, your collar bone but most likely your neck. You need to have a physical performed by a physician who will probably order an imaging scan. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have a shooting pain down my right arm?

What does it mean if I have a shooting pain down my right arm?

Possible: Problem in the neck such as disk herniation causing compression or chemical irritation of the nerves that go to the arm. See your pain management doctor. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have shooting pain up and down your right arm?

Nerve pain: It sounds like you might be experiencing nerve pain (neuropathic pain). It might be due to a pinched nerve. I recommend you seeing a doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Shoulder pain with shooting pain down arm?

Shoulder pain with shooting pain down arm?

Many possibilities: Pain from the shoulder down the arm my be caused by a variety of things. Starting at the neck, there may be a pinched nerve, or the joints in the neck may be irritated. The muscles around the neck and shoulder may develop trigger points or tendonopathy which cause radiating pain. The shoulder itself may develop impingement. A pm;r doc is best able to diagnose the source of your pain. ...Read more

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I've been having shooting pain down the back of my left arm between the shoulder and my elbow?

See your Dr.: You need to be evaluated by your doctor. You will likely need an MRI of the cervical spine. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hi, 4 weeks ago I woke up with a stiff and painful shoulder. Since then I have had a shooting pain moving up and down my whole arm Can you help please?

Hi, 4 weeks ago I woke up with a stiff and painful shoulder. Since then I have had a shooting pain moving up and down my whole arm Can you help please?

Bursitis/tendonitis: It sounds like you may have developed a bursitis or tendonitis. I suggest you try taking some ibuprofen 2-3 times a day for a few weeks and using warm compresses and gentle stretches for the shoulder. If it does not resolve after 2-3 weeks of this treatment you may need to see your GP. I hope you are feeling better soon. ...Read more

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I'm 33 yrs old. I don't smoke nor do I drink. I have recently been having a shooting pain in my left arm that starts at my shoulder and shoots down my?

See your doctor: Shooting pains can indicate a neuropathy and should be evaluated if acute. There are many different causes but one needs to figure out the localization to decipher this. ...Read more

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6 weeks ago, I started getting a shooting pain down both arms whenever I got a fright. It was a sudden change and it's continued since. Should I worry?

Probably not serious: This type of pain is usually not serious in a young person, but there are some medical conditions that can make it worse. Hyperventilation can cause pain, tingling and numbness in the arms, but it is worse if you have a low calcium level. Best to talk with your doctor about these pains. ...Read more

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I am a 28 year male with shooting pain down my right arm, its not constant. Is it a nerve or heart thing?

I am a 28 year male with shooting pain down my right arm, its not constant. Is it a nerve or heart thing?

Probably nerve: Because of your age, the fact that it is your right arm and not the left, and because you do not mention chest pain, this is most likely caused by pressure on the nerve. This commonly occurs in the neck, elbow area, or wrist. Tests could localize the problem if the symptoms persist. ...Read more

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I am experiencing a congestive cough which sends a shooting pain down my left shoulder & upper arm. What causes this? L

I am experiencing a congestive cough which sends a shooting pain down my left shoulder & upper arm. What causes this? L

Coughing with pain: May mean you pulled a muscle (intercostal, teres minor, trapezius, deltoid?) from excessive coughing. It could also mean you may have a blood clot in your lung (pulmonary embolus), though the pain for that is more common located in the chest, side or back (pleurisy). Please see a healthcare provider for prompt diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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My teenage daughter get's shooting pain's up and down her right arm, puke's, and get's chest pain's what does that mean?

My teenage daughter get's shooting pain's up and down her right arm, puke's, and get's chest pain's what does that mean?

Hard to determine: Need more information about the symptoms that you are reporting. Any associated issues with the onset? How long and severe? A visit to her doctor will put your mind at ease. ...Read more

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Hi Doc here are my symptoms pinching pain in back of shoulder, shooting pain in shoulder and down arm, pain in front of shoulder also can been 5 month?

Hi Doc here are my symptoms pinching pain in back of shoulder, shooting pain in shoulder and down arm, pain in front of shoulder also can been 5 month?

Seek consult: I would recommend you see either an orthopedic surgeon or a neurosurgeon as you may have a problem with a disc in your neck. I sounds suspicious for a "pinched nerve" or herniated cervical disc. A physical examination and possible a MRI would be helpful. Short term medication and physical therapy are often all that is needed for resolution of your symptoms. ...Read more

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How does a heart attack cause shooting pain down the left arm?

How does a heart attack cause shooting pain down the left arm?

Classically: Angina pectoris =substernal pressure, pain with radiation to the neck or left or right arm and shoulder.
Some will have abdominal pain-and be confused with gallbladder or stomach symptoms.
Ladies seem to have less classic// or tolerate pain better than men.
Relief with Nitroglycerin is very suggestive.
A feeling of impending doom, pallor, sweating suggest a bad day! ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my shoulder hurts and I have shooting pain down through my arm to my hands this bursitis?

See details: You should see an orthopedist or rheumatologist and have the issue evaluated. There is evidence from your symptoms that there is an element of nerve compression. ...Read more

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Why do my veins hurt? Beginning today, the veins in my arm hurt when I flex my arm. For example, when I press hard on something, or if I was to lift something - there is a shooting pain down my arms. I think it's my veins because the pain tracks through t

Yes,: Yes, you should report this to your physician right away. If associated with arm swelling and or color changes of the skin you should seek care urgently. Your description is not specific enough to be more precise. A condition known as Paget schroeder can occur commonly in young muscular men which leads to venous narrowing and ultimately venous clot. This has been termed effort vein thrombosis and is seen in the dominant upper extremity related to muscular and ligamentous attachments at the first rib and clavicle junction. However clearly there is not enough information to make a diagnosis. If determined by your physician, an ultrasound may be the next step. ...Read more

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Where would a shooting pain down inner left arm armpit to ring finger originate from? Comes and goes.

Where would a shooting pain down inner left arm armpit to ring finger originate from? Comes and goes.

Nerve Irritation: Your description are suspicious for irritation of the nerve or nerve root/plexus in the c8-t1/ulnar nerve. Comes and goes is more descriptive of a muscle spasm ffecting the nerve passing through the muscle.. ...Read more

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I am experiencing left arm pain that goes up and down my arm. Its a constant shooting pain I am. 26 weeks pregnant.?

I am experiencing left arm pain that goes up and down my arm. Its a constant shooting pain I am. 26 weeks pregnant.?

Arm pain: Get seen. The symptoms if new could be for multiple reasons. However, it would be wise to talk or see your provider. You could start with a chat with a physician on this service. ...Read more

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What does this mean: T1-2: Mild anterior mixed spondylotic disc displacement? I have shooting pain into my arm and down from my hip into my leg.

Needs evaluation: Generally speaking, mild disc issues are fairly common on imaging such as MRI. The question of shooting pain in the arm and leg requires a more detailed evaluation of cervical spine (neck) and Lumbar spine (lower back) including possible MRI to rule out any major disc issues. ...Read more

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3 days ago I had a shooting pain go from my upper neck all the way down my spine. If I move my arms or look up my neck and jaw area hurt. No relief?

Nerve irritation: This is a sign, of irritation of nerve or nerves, coming out of your spine, providing sensation to the skin and various parts of you described. This could be a pinched nerve do with this, it could be inflammation of the nerve due to other cars, including shingles. I would get checked. ...Read more

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I'm having severe shooting pain down my arm and down my leg. Do I have a pinched nerve? Or a herniated disc? I went to the urgent and she gave 3 meds.

I'm having severe shooting pain down my arm and down my leg. Do I have a pinched nerve? Or a herniated disc? I went to the urgent and she gave 3 meds.

Shooting Pains: Pinched nerves can definitely give these symptoms, along with bulging discs. I am a podiatrist so the arm shooting pain is out of my field, but cardio issues need to be ruled out for sure. I visit to your primary is recommended. Dr Rich Blake ...Read more