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Muscle Spasm In Left Arm
Could be...: Spasms with twitching do tend to suggest some injury or irritation of the nerves to the forearm. If you have any numbness, tingling or other change in sensation and weakness, that clarifies that nerve dysfunction involved. Would suggest you be evaluated if this is persisting as a good history and exam should sort this out for you. ...Read more
Muscle spasms are typically painful involuntary muscle contracures which can occur in any part of the body, such as the neck, back and legs. There are various causes of muscle spasms such as recent injury or trauma and dehydration. Typically, patients can modify activity, rest, stretch, utilize heat or ice for treatment of muscle spasms. Rarely, patients can also ...Read more
Last 3 days I've been having muscle spasms in my feet my left arm and my right arm is numb and tingling what can I do for it?
Unusual: This is a very unusual set of symptoms and potentially very dangerous. Go to the emergency room> ...Read more
Left arm has continuous charlie horse like pain and muscle spasms & twitches going on for over a week now.
I had a trauma to my neck in 2010 since then I've had muscle spasms and involuntary contractions in my left arm.
Nerve problm: See a orthopedic spine specialist, chiropractor, neurologist or all the above. This is almost certainly related to a bulging or slipped disc or direct nerve injury. ...Read more
Left arm had muscle spasms since thursday. It then goes numb. Now, all I have is pain and muscle spasms. It goes from the forearm to hand?
Ulnar nerve?: Muscles will spasm for several reasons. Over use, electrolyte imbalance, circulation problem or nerve entrapment. At your age, circulation problems are unlikely. If you have a strenous job or sweat a lot, make sure your are drinking enough fluids like gatoraide. Ulnar ner enttrapment at the elbow can cause muscle spasms in the forearm or hand, usually worse in the morning. Get it checked out. ...Read more
A year ago, my sister punched me in my left arm. I used toget on/off aches for a few months. The doctor said that it isa muscle spasm/pinched nerve. Could it be osteosarcoma?
Sharp radiating pain in left thigh, muscle spasms in left leg, left leg very restless at times. Left arm strong ache in it with hand tingling. Only 22?
Pain in abdomen exactly in middle of my left side. The pain is precisely where my left arm or elbow would touch. It is excruciating, especially at night. I have been having severe muscle spasms all over, but mostly in my stomach, back, under front rib cag
Certainly: Certainly muscle pain can cause abdominal pain. This can result in severe spasms. Gallbladder sludge can cause abdominal pain. Other bowel issues, such as inflammation, infection, or even constipation can be a cause. If your pain is persistent, or you have fever, vomiting, or inability to eat, then you will have to notify your pcp (or the covering partner) again. ...Read more
How can you tell the difference between muscle spasms in left back of chest and arms and heart pains in chest that run down arms?
No answer: You cannot tell the difference as a simple answer. Need a direct evaluation by your doctor. ...Read more
Very painful muscle spasm on my left hand & the pain goes down to my left leg. For a few seconds my arm and leg lock up and it's quite painful.?
Pec strain: Could be a strained pectoralis muscle. .. Likely will resolve in 1-3 weeks. ...Read more
Stretch: May have pulled a pectoralis muscle. .. Should improve in 1-3 weeks. ...Read more
I'm 18 & on duromine, just today I have pain in my left arm& chest. Everyone is saying I have probably pulled a muscle?
Let me help you:
Did you pull a muscle? If you did that the answer, if you did not you have to look for the cause of that pain.
One reason could be side effect of the medication you are using. Good luck. ...Read more
I get a sharp pain when I press a particular part of my muscle on my left arm above the elbow, it's also warmer than the other part of the arm.
Possible infection: If you have tenderness and increased warmth in that area, it is possible you may be developing a cellulitis or skin infection. Have you noticed any redness in the area? Have you had any trauma to the area, or an insect bite? Please see your doctor for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
I pulled a muscle in my upper left arm yesterday n its hurtinh pretty bad I take robaxin (methocarbamol) think itll help anything else I can do?
My dominant arm is slightly bigger by 3/4inch than my left arm. Does NOT feel weaker. Should I be concerned for ALS? Or simple muscle imbalance?
Prob benign: Do you mean 3/4 inch in circumference? Sounds like muscle imbalance. ALS normally does not affect one arm by the way. ...Read more
My left arm hurts like a very bad muscle pull each time I lift, extend or pick up heavy objects. 58 yrs old. 1 year transplant pat. Good health.?
Referred pain from: Shoulder if its the one that you had surgery on. Other things that cause left arm pain are Parsonage Turner syndrome (inflammation of brachial plexus) Ulnar neuropathy, cervical radiculopathy, angina, and pleuritic pain (usually there are other symptoms to go along with the arm pain with the latter two) Have it looked at. ...Read more
See details: Ice and rest. If it persists, have it evaluated. ...Read more
Pain that comes and goes in left arm muscle. I have pulled muscle it top of back could that be it. Mostly at night when relaxing?
Having off and on left arm discomfort. It's been persistent for the last three days. No chest pains. Does it seem cardio or muscle related?
At your age: Not likely to be cardiac especially without any other symptoms and assuming no congenital cardiac abnormalities. ...Read more
Pain in left arm just above and below elbow. Less pain elbow bent. No help with rest. Seems like muscles. What is cause, how to relieve the pain?
Ice it: It can be related to repetitive movement. Ice it for 15 to 20 minutes for the next 2-3 days, if no improvement seek medical attention. If you have no history of allergy to anti inflammatories, you can try ibuprofen, take with food. If the pain worsens, you develop numbness, weakness or have associated chest pain, go to the emergency department for further evaluation. ...Read more
I have had left arm and shoulder pain for months. I also have chest pain.... it all feels like it's coming from my muscles etc?
Need an exam: As a neurologist, I immediately want to think about nervous system problems that can result in these symptoms: spinal stenosis, radiculopathy, plexopathy, etc. Etc. Only way to know for sure if good exam. If it does not go away, see your regular doctor and ask which specialist they feel you should be referred to. ...Read more
Can masterbating alot be the reason my left arm looks slightly bigger/more muscular than my right? It looks like More muscle tension
Unlikely: Most of us will have a subtle difference in arms/forearms with the dominant arm achieving more muscularity. When it is used more to reach, select, open doors/steady balance it will be slightly larger. Rings on that hand may also size a bit larger. It is the mechanics of all you do in life, not a single function. ...Read more
Left arm hard, skin dis colored, and numbness, and it aches. Her muscle has no definition, and the arm is becoming deformed. It seems it spreading?
See your doctor: You need to see your doctor urgently. ...Read more
My left arm muscle keeps shaking. It starts all of a sudden n lasts for few seconds. I have migrain n to be honest I lack in execrise. What is this?
Muscle fasiculation: This sounds like a muscle spasm or fasiculation. It can be caused by acute temperature changes, low calcium, low phosphorus, low magnesium, low iron, trauma, and/or perhaps your migraine medication. I would increase these vitamins in your diet, and also seek medical attention if the muscle spasms continue. ...Read more
For a month now I have had muscle twitches in my upper left arm at random and you can see it occurring. I don't have the best diet, but am freaked ou?
Localized: This may be a harmless irritable superficial nerve or muscle since it is so localized. Avoid alcohol, caffeine and nicotine. See your physician if it persists, spreads or involves other muscles and appropriate tests will be ordered to check for low magnesium or calcium or electrolyte imbalance. ...Read more
I have a torn muscle in my upper left arm. It flares up occasionally, how can I help it heal. Hurts to move it some days.
Muscle: Muscle generally heals very well on its own due to abundant blood supply. Tendons, on the other hand, do not heal well. Did you tear your biceps muscle or tendon? If so, talk to ortho doc for options. ...Read more
Clicking and locking: In a wrist could be a ligament injury or tear, a looseness in the wrist causing a "clunk" when the wrist bones ar out of position and suddenly "catch up" and snap into place, a snapping tendon that is out of place and other things, fimgers can also lock from trigger fingers. Snapping in the elbow can be joint or tendon related. ...Read more
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
I'm 17 my arm goes left arm goes numb for no apparent reason. No heavy lifting so its not a pulled muscle going on for over a year.
Check: If u get numbness without any reason like pressure on it, should check with ur md ...Read more
I've been having pain in my left arm and my shoulder. Also, a muscle or bone in my left chest hurts sporadically. Just wonder about this!
Pain: Sounds musculoskeletalGet a more detailed answer ›
Feels like I have twinging veins when I work out (lifting) and do certain exercises/motions? Not sure if muscles or veins only in my left arm
Not veins: You usually cannot feel your veins unless they are clogged or inflamed. If this happens only when you work out, it is likely from the tendons or muscles. I suggest that you don't push yourself to this point since it may be a warning sign that you are approaching or exceeding your limits. ...Read more
Dull consistent ache down my left arm from muscle to hand, I'm 23 female what could this be caused by??
Nerve: A frequent cause is radiation of discomfort down the arm from nerve impingement from a disc in the neck or arthritic spur from a vertebra in the neck. If symptoms persist or worsen, I feel a neurologist or orthopedic specialist is best qualified to evaluate and treat you. Neck xrays and/ or an mri May be ordered. In the meantime, if you can take them, nsaids like Advil or aleve along with TYLENOL (acetaminophen) ...Read more
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