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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?

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

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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?

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?

What is the question: LIkely unrelated. If you're concerned re: your mid brachial (arm) pain, please provide as much detail as possible. At your age it's likely nothing if it hasn't been bothering you for at least 4-6 weeks. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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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?

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

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What may cause arm pain?

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 more

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What causes severe arm pain?

See below: Many things can cause these symptoms. You need to see your doctor. He/she whill perform a thorough examination to see what's going on and tell you what to do about it. ...Read more

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What might be causing my weird arm pain?

Not enough info: You need to see your doctor, who will examine you and possibly do tests. ...Read more

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What causes under arm pain?

Can have multiple. .: causes. Bruise, muscle strain, allergic rash or dermatitis, infection & more. B evaluated by Ur PCP. ...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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How long does dead arm pain last?

How long does dead arm pain last?

Dead arm: Stingers, cervical radicular pain, or thoracic outlet compression symptoms will vary with amout of compression and energy of the injury. Usually a few minutes to an hour. Anything longer should raise a red flag. ...Read more

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What is causing chest and arm pain?

What is causing chest and arm pain?

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

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What it means to get right arm pain?

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 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

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Sudden sharp right arm pain, what to do?

Sudden sharp right arm pain, what to do?

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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What causes striking upper right arm pain?

Upper arm pain: Consider referred cervical pain, referred heart problems, sprains, strains, rotator cuff tendonitis or tearing. Most ominous would be the one related to the heart. Check with er or your pcp asap for this. ...Read more