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Muscle pain in left arm & swelling in armpit. Recommendations?

Muscle pain in left arm & swelling in armpit. Recommendations?

Evaluate immediately: This demands immediate evaluation by a doctor. Swelling in the armpit could be due to enlarged lymph nodes, infection or other causes. See a doctor. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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Hello i have been experiencing constant muscle pain in my left arm all day. Have been taking paracetamol but no relief. What could be causing this pls?

Hello i have been experiencing constant muscle pain in my left arm all day. Have been taking paracetamol but no relief. What could be causing this pls?

What kind of pain?: Left arm pain is frequently associated with possible her condition but it depends what kind of pain. Does it hurt with movement? is it Sharp, dull, shooting, radiating form chest or neck? if feels as a ache - its mostly muscular. origin of pain may be in neck (cervical nerve impingement). If stretching, anti-inflammatory , heat and cold not help - better to consult doctor. ...Read more

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Atfer 5 mins of aerobic exercise ive felt muscle pain left arm. I rest and exercise again for 10 mins. Left arm pain did not occur again. Angina?

Atfer 5 mins of aerobic exercise ive felt muscle pain left arm. I rest and exercise again for 10 mins. Left arm pain did not occur again. Angina?

Unlikely: Angina is recurrent and occurs in the setting of coronary artery disease or coronary spasm.Your age group has low risk for CAD and your history is inadequate to suggest existence. May seek evaluation ...Read more

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Atfer 5 mins of aerobic exercise ive felt muscle pain left arm. I rest and exercise again for 10 mins. Left arm pain did not occur again. Heart prob?

Atfer 5 mins of aerobic exercise ive felt muscle pain left arm. I rest and exercise again for 10 mins. Left arm pain did not occur again. Heart prob?

Not likely: If the pain did not recur on resuming exercise, it is unlikely to be due to heart problem. Keep up the exercise and increase the intensity gradually, as lolerated. ...Read more

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After 5 mins of aerobic exercise ive felt muscle pain left arm. I rest and exercise again for 10 mins. Left arm pain did not occur again. Heart atack?

After 5 mins of aerobic exercise ive felt muscle pain left arm. I rest and exercise again for 10 mins. Left arm pain did not occur again. Heart atack?

At 29 years of age: The odds are in your favor, but I see under your "Conditions" you have listed coronary artery disease. If you've already had a heart attack or diagnosed with CAD - which is exceptionally rare - I wouldn't mess around with exertional based left arm pain. Review this with your doc. ...Read more

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Atfer 5 mins of aerobic exercise ive felt muscle pain left arm. I rest and exercise again for 10 mins. Left arm pain did not occur again. Heart atack?

Atfer 5 mins of aerobic exercise ive felt muscle pain left arm. I rest and exercise again for 10 mins. Left arm pain did not occur again. Heart atack?

Unlikely: Given your age, it is unlikely that a heart attack would present with left arm pain. Chest Pain would be the first complaint. If this happens frequently it might be worth getting it checked out. ...Read more

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Every now and then i get a really bad muscle pain in my lower left arm on the side of my ulna. What could be the cause of this?

Every now and then i get a really bad muscle pain in my lower left arm on the side of my ulna. What could be the cause of this?

Depends: Overuse is possible. Inflammation from over grasping, over-pulling or striking objects can produce ("tennis elbow" or " golfer's elbow") pain that comes and goes with activity. Muscle fatigue and cramps are painful but not usually harmful. You are young; problems are rare for your age group except in musicians or athletes. Talk with your doctor about your lifestyle & medications. Good luck. ...Read more

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Upper left chest nerve/muscle pain when I move left arm or rotate body to left. Phys therp for 3 weeks semi-helpful. Muscle or cardio related?Nd xray?

Upper left chest nerve/muscle pain when I move left arm or rotate body to left. Phys therp for 3 weeks semi-helpful. Muscle or cardio related?Nd xray?

Likely Rib/Vertebra: PT is, in my opinion, haphazard; not based on exact diagnosis (dx).ABSOLUTE KEY to proper treatment (tx) is proper dx.Chest pain w/ moving arm or rotating body is consistent with vertebral or rib dysfunction, or a variety of other musculoskeletal causes.A good history & physical, incl. osteopathic hands-on exam may find exact cause.Then precise manipulation or other tx (ex. prolotherapy) may help. ...Read more

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Hi. Today I was at the store and I felt dizzy. I had a pain on my left arm. (Not sharp more like muscle pain) and then my lip became numb. Any ideas?

Dizziness and pain: You need to report this to your doctor and get checked up asap. There are many possibilities for the cause. If you get increased severe dizziness or pain, go to ER or call 911. ...Read more

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Muscle Pain (Definition)

Also known as myalgia, muscle pain is a result of overuse or stretching of the muscle. Muscle pain can occur either becuase of an infection or because of a mechanical injury. It can be acute, or chronic pain that ...Read more