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Middle Arm Pain
I have been having shoulder and middle back pain, arm and head tingling for a month. Neck MRI was negative. Doctors refuse to have a Thoracic X-ray done. They say is muscular. I'm scared. What to do?
Trust instinct: It is unlikely that the thoracic xray would provide additional information. The key is a good physical exam by qualified neurologist, pain specialist or physical medicine/rehab specialist. If treatment for an entrapment syndrome targeting tight muscles is successful, then they are right. Be vigilant, you are in charge! ...Read more
I been having left arm pain in the middle of the upper arm that comes and go for weeks. sometimes it hurts for an hour. I had 3 EKGs all fine. What is?
Look into neck: If the EKG X3 are negative, look into the possibility that the pain is referred from the neck. ...Read more
Woke up in middle of night with left arm pain and numbness, headache and nausea, what could this be, only health issue acid reflux ?
Severe arm pain from neck to fore arm, numb fingers from pinky to middle.MRI shows only small herniation at C6-C7.Cant lift arm anymore.Neck and arm?
Mild neck pain, moderate wrist and arm pain, random twitching in thumb, pointer, middle, and ring fingers. ?
See a neurologist: You may have 2 problems not one. Check EMG-NCS for median nerve issue at the wrist and neck problem. Brachilal plexus pathology can do this but is quite uncommon. Focal seizures can cause random jerking of fingers but usually it does not re-occur in an isolated peripheral nerve distribution (thumb, index, middle finger and the inside 1/2 of the ring finger). EMG can be done if symptoms > 2 weeks. ...Read more
Donut shaped bruise above ankle, humped up in middle.Looks like dvt.Just went to er over arm pain and chest.Would blood test also rule out leg clot?
Sudden sharp pain above the left breast. I have constant left shoulder and arm pain as well as tingling in left hand from my thumb to my middle finger?
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
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