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Mid Arm Pain
I have arm pain that "zings" intermittently. It's lower mid bicep. It hurts worse at night and can be hot to touch. Any ideas?
Arm Pain: Arm pains with 'zings' are usually nerve related. Dependent on the frequency, severity, and duration, as well as any other symptoms - weakness or sensation disturbances, the treatment will vary. You need to see your primary care physician for evaluation. You may need a cervical MRI to evaluate your neck. ...Read more
I'm having upper arm pain its about mid way between my elbow and it goes to my shoulder. I was nauseous last night but not now. I also have a headache?
Shoulder/arm pain for months with ultrasound that found. Partial thickness bursal surface tear of mid/posterior fibres of supraspinatus 4×2×2mm & involving 75% of fibre thickness with associated subacromial bursitis & impingement. Will i need surgery?
Have been having upper-mid back pain with right arm pain, xray showed mild scoliosis and mild spondylosis. I'm 29 f, what does this mean? Treatment?
Nerve irritation,MRI: Arm pain with scoliosis and upper back pain suggests a bulging disc in the lower cervical spine. If the arm pain is significant, an MRI scan will help resolve the problem. If the disc is bulging or degenerate, physical therapy and an exercise program along with anti-inflammatory medications such as Motrin or alleve should be first step. Spondylosis means degeneration of the discs in spine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
41yo healthy male, with new l. Arm pain and nerve sensations, and odd l. Lower rib and mid. Back pain. Ekg and chest and neck x-rays clear. Causes ?
Most likely: Musculoskeletal but further evaluation is warranted.Get a more detailed answer ›
Have scs for low back&leg sciatic pain,started having mid/upper back pain ,elbow&lower arm pain&weak hands.could this be another disc pinching a nerve?
Neck pain: Yes. People with arthritis in the low back often have arthritis in the neck. A pinched nerve in the neck can lead to radiating arm pain, headaches, numbness, weakness, imbalance, and difficulty with urination. A myelogram and CT scan of the neck is required to evaluate the cervical spine. Most spinal cord stimulators are not MRI compatible. ...Read more
So many things: There are so many causes. They include problems with the joints, muscles, tendons. One can get arm pain from a pinched nerve in the neck or in the bundle of nerves at the top of the arm called the brachial plexus. People who have heart attacks often experience pain in their left arm (although occ the right). Overworked or strained muscles can cause arms pain. Pinched nerves in the elbow or wrist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need more info: How bad is it? Is the pain on the surface at the rib or deep in the chest? Does it come and go or change with coughing? Does it move? Does it radiate anywhere else? What makes it worse? Activity? Eating? Breathing? Did you injure yourself? Is it improving or worsening or the same.Other symptoms? Fevers? Chills? If worsening or a/w shortness of breath see an md. If severe call 911. ...Read more
Several options: Unfortunately this is an extremely nonspecific question, and would depend on the location, nature, chronicity, etc of the pain. Numerous conditions can cause arm pain, including a pinched nerve, tendonitis, fracture, sprain/strain, etc. See your physician if symptoms persist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
See below: Arm pain is a vague complaint . Neck problems are often associated . A thorough history and exam with xrays if indicated . Seek an orthopaedic surgeon specialized in spine . Just because he is a surgeon , he 'll try to exhaust all conservative treatment before surgery . Do not get your neck manipulated . Examination of the arm , in itself for pathologic findings as there are numerous areas in the arm form hand and wrist that can cause symptomatology can you elaborate on the exact location of your pain quality quantity chronology setting alleviating and aggravating factors and associated manifestations. ...Read more
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