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How to treat hyperflexibility and pain in shoulder, arm and hands?

How to treat hyperflexibility and pain in shoulder, arm and hands?

See your doctor: These are important symptoms that need to be evaluated in person by your physician as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What can I do about tingling numbness pain in left arm shoulder back?

What can I do about tingling numbness pain in left arm shoulder back?

TOS: Chronic pain shoulder with parasthesias in associated arm of forties person suggests thoracic outlet syndrome (tos). Absent neck pain, neural impingement of shoulder region nerves evokes distal upper extremity parasthesias. Doctor to diagnose is physiatrist. Unequal station ; development of superior trapezium can lead to shoulder girdle asymmetry ; premature closure of costo-clavicular dimension. ...Read more

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Left arm pain shoulder included: hurts at night, just can't rest no matter how I lay it.?

Left arm pain shoulder included: hurts at night, just can't rest no matter how I lay it.?

Shoulder pathology: Generally night pain in the shoulder is rotator cuff pathology. Other possible sources are pinched nerve in neck. ...Read more

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Can the arm pain/shoulder/back mainly in left elbow but does hurt elsewhere be fibromyalgia?

Can the arm pain/shoulder/back mainly in left elbow but does hurt elsewhere be fibromyalgia?

More widespread: Not in isolation. Fibromyalgia is characterized by multiple tender points, widespread deep muscle pain, fatigue, and depression. There are tender points scattered over the neck, back, chest, elbows, hips, buttocks, and knees. See your doctor to clarify. ...Read more

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Recurrent upper left arm pain near shoulder that last a second when at rest What could be the cause?

Recurrent upper left arm pain near shoulder that last a second when at rest What could be the cause?

Musculoskeletal: At your age these symptoms are most likely due to the muscles bones and joints of your shoulder. Try some physical therapy or strengthening exercises. ...Read more

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Acute pain in shoulder, arm, neck and fingers what could it be? And what can be done to ease the pain

Pain: The pain is caused by either a pinched nerve, muscle knots or arthritis. Any combination of these is also possible. I strongly suggest seeing your family doc or a pm&r specialist to sort this out and get proper care. ...Read more

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Pain in left arm, shoulder, Back and fingers. Some times Chest as well. But Mainly in shoulder back, Arm and fingers.

Joint pains: Sounds as if you certainly have some form of joint inflammation happening. Get an eval to see why. Several things can cause this, so best to get eval. Good luck. ...Read more

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Bra strap causing burning pain in shoulder, arm, neck. Any tips?

Bra strap pain: Try wearing strapless bras for now and get resized; the strap may be causing some pressure and this in turn can cause the pain you have experienced - if that does not work, see a competent doctor for a complete history and clinical exam. ...Read more

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Tdap shot received a week ago. Still experiencing pain in arm from shoulder to elbow.?

Tdap shot received a week ago. Still experiencing pain in arm from shoulder to elbow.?

Ibuprofen: Unfortunately, the person who injected you may have hit a nerve which is causing the pain (inflammation along the body of the nerve). Try Ibuprofen and/or heating pad. If it persists or you have weakness in the arm, see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What could this left arm pain from shoulder to hand be?

What could this left arm pain from shoulder to hand be?

Several things: Pain that severe needs to be worked up by your doctor in person. He/she will listen to you, perform an examination and possibly order some tests to see what's wrong with you. ...Read more

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I've been having heart attack symptoms, left arm pain and shoulder pain it alternates to the right side. What do I do?

I've been having heart attack symptoms, left arm pain and shoulder pain it alternates to the right side. What do I do?

Call 911: If you are having serious sxs call 911. Heart attack sx can include: chest pain or tightness, shortness of breath, increased sweating pain or numbness radiating down the arm (more often left than right) and nausea. There could be pain in the upper back, head, jaw or teeth. One fourth of people have heart attacks without chest pain. ...Read more

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I've been having heart attack symptoms, left arm pain and shoulder pain that alternates to the right side. What could be wrong?

I've been having heart attack symptoms, left arm pain and shoulder pain that alternates to the right side. What could be wrong?

Heart disease: Listen to your body, sound like you might ae angina for real.
See your family doctor and get the proper work up and treatment before you have a massive heart attack! ...Read more

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Aftersleeping on arm. Severe upper arm pain near shoulder. Range of motion of arm is very limited. Could it hv been broken from sleeping on it? Wuts wrong

Aftersleeping on arm. Severe upper arm pain near shoulder. Range of motion of arm is very limited. Could it hv been broken from sleeping on it? Wuts wrong

Not broken: Not broken, but could be a soft tissue injury, although unlikely. Give it some time and it should work itself out. If it is still persistent for more than a day, see your doctor for an exam and proper evaluation. Ask whether or not imaging or an orthopedic referral would be appropriate. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Left pain in shoulder, arm, and sometimes chest. Comes and goes. Also have dry cough at times. Been happening for two weeks. Bad cold went through house 3 weeks ago but I only coughDoesn't wake me up at night. None smoker. Could this lung cance?

Left pain in shoulder, arm, and sometimes chest. Comes and goes. Also have dry cough at times. Been happening for two weeks. Bad cold went through house 3 weeks ago but I only coughDoesn't wake me up at night. None smoker. Could this lung cance?

Not likely: More likely just a cold or viral bronchitis, causing inflammation between ribs[pleuritis] and chest pain with coughing. If very obese or on birth control could be blood clot to lung [short of breath chest pain ] if the heart usually weight on chest feeling, short of breath, numbness into jaw/back down left arm. If pleuritis it is sharp pain with coughing, or if press on area and hurts it is that ...Read more

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I have right arm pain and shoulder pain and feeling dizzy or light headed?

I have right arm pain and shoulder pain and feeling dizzy or light headed?

911: I'm very concerned these symptoms may not be simply musculoskeletal in origin. I strongly recommend you get evaluated right away, and yes that means the ER. Better safe than sorry. ...Read more

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Post left pneumonectomy pain in left arm, shoulder and hand. Work on a computer 7hrs/day. What is causing numbness/pain/tingling in my left arm?

Post left pneumonectomy pain in left arm, shoulder and hand. Work on a computer 7hrs/day. What is causing numbness/pain/tingling in my left arm?

Could be from: The procedure (irritation of pinching of the nerve) but also you may have unrelated cervical or lower thoracic degenerative disease that is causing the symptoms. I believe you need to see either a neurologist have and through evaluation and run certain test like nerve conduction test and possible MRI of the cervical and upper thoracic region. Clinically you have neuropathy. ...Read more

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Several swollen nodes on right side of neck for 1yrprevious alcohol pain, none past 6 mo nerve pain in rt arm &.shoulder jt pain should I be concerned?

Several swollen nodes on right side of neck for 1yrprevious alcohol pain, none past 6 mo nerve pain in rt arm &.shoulder jt pain should I be concerned?

Cervical nodes: Yes, you need to be concerned and have them evaluated by specialist-----there are benign reason for the enlargements but there is concerns for cancer----do not wait have them evaluated ...Read more

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Male 29, 45 KG, Height 5'6". Pain in left arm, shoulder, back pain centered right behind heart. I ate meat in noon, feel heavy. Gas or Heart Pain?

Male 29, 45 KG, Height 5'6". Pain in left arm, shoulder, back pain centered right behind heart. I ate meat in noon, feel heavy. Gas or Heart Pain?

GERD: I see you're treated for GERD and have taken Nexium/Esomeprazole. At 29, your risk for heart disease is exceptionally low. Your symptoms are very strongly suggestive of acid reflux with esophagitis and/or gastritis/or dyspepsia. Have you been checked for H. pylori? Barrett's Esophagus? You need more testing to find out why your symptoms are so severe. ...Read more

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Left side stabbing, tight and dull pain in chest, arm, shoulder and jaw for 8 months, now arm feels numb disjointed & like locked?? should I worry?

Left side stabbing, tight and dull pain in chest, arm, shoulder and jaw for 8 months, now arm feels numb disjointed & like locked?? should I worry?

Consultation advised: Sorry that you're having this problem, but it's impossible to give specific advise on the basis of one sentence of information. It's likely that more than one medical problem is causing your multiple symptoms. An online consultation at Heath Tap should be helpful or see your physician. ...Read more

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Chest pain, radiating to arm, shoulder and side of neck but also into my tongue. Is tongue pain part of heart attack sign?

Chest pain, radiating to arm, shoulder and side of neck but also into my tongue. Is tongue pain part of heart attack sign?

May be heart related: Yes! The location of radiating pain is not specific, and it can be cardiac (heart) related whenever there is chest pain - radiating or not. Whether it goes into your tongue is irrelevant - it's possibly a very serious indication that a heart attack is imminent. It should always be ruled out, so get an exam for this very soon. ...Read more

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My Other is experiencing arm pain, shoulder pain, severe pain in extremity and warm skin, neck pain, and arm pain like a bp cuff is going on &off.

My Other is experiencing arm pain, shoulder pain, severe pain in extremity and warm skin, neck pain, and arm pain like a bp cuff is going on &off.

Neuralgia: It sounds like he has a problem in his neck with pressure on the nerve roots coming out in the neck area he needs to see if physician and get a definitive diagnosis ...Read more

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Can cervical radiculopathy cause pain in shoulder, arm, side of chest and sometimes hand? But no neck pain? Most pain is inner arm. Mostly when I move.

Strange but true: Cervical radiculopathy occasionally can be present without the presence of significant neck pain. That is a little odd when we see it and for that reason deserves to be looked at in detail to make sure something else may not be causing neurological symptoms such as a mass lesion, nutritional deficiency, etc. Emg studies often help answer this question as well. A good neurologist can help with this. ...Read more

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