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Sporatic pain on back of right arm, just above elbow.

Sporatic pain on back of right arm, just above elbow.

Not enough: Info to even venture a guess as to cause. Consider medical evaluation for accurate assessment. Take care. ...Read more

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What could cause shooting pains that seem to come from elbow to shoulder and back in my left arm?

What could cause shooting pains that seem to come from elbow to shoulder and back in my left arm?

Your neck: Thank you for the question. There are many potential causes, but among the most common is the irritation of a nerve in the neck. The term "cervical radiculopathy" refers to the pain that can run don the arm into the neck from a nerve irritation in the neck. Uusally a phyxical exam and appropraite imaging studies can diagnose the problem. ...Read more

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I got the impanon, it was placed the inside of my elbow towards the back of my arm. It stabs me & I don't want it to be ineffective.

I got the impanon, it was placed the inside of my elbow towards the back of my arm. It stabs me & I don't want it to be ineffective.

It's effective: It shouldn't "stab" you, but if it is inside your body, it should still be effective. Go back to the provider that placed it and tell them about your symptoms. ...Read more

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What could cause worsening arm weakness and pain? The pain goes down both sides of the back of the elbow, but the whole arm is weak.

What could cause worsening arm weakness and pain? The pain goes down both sides of the back of the elbow, but the whole arm is weak.

Pinched nerve?: You may have a pinched nerve in the neck, possibly caused by a disc in the neck putting pressure on a nerve. You need to see a doctor and have this checked, before the weakness becomes permanent. Good luck! ...Read more

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2 spots showed up on my arm on the inner side of my elbow. They go away the same day or fade. Then come back a couple days later. Then it became 3 and?

2 spots showed up on my arm on the inner side of my elbow. They go away the same day or fade. Then come back a couple days later. Then it became 3 and?

Nonspecific: This is nonspecific and the lesions will have to be inspected by a physician or dermatologist for diagnosis. Could the spots be pressure spots since they seem to come and go? ...Read more

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What does it mean if u have reddish bumps on back side of arms by elbows?

Maybe irritation: The reddish bumps could just be irritation from leaning or putting pressure on your elbows. This happens to me occasionally when I read and lean with my head against my hand with pressure on my elbow. You could also have a folliculitis or an abscess if more serious. If it doesn't go away in a few days, you can always see your medical provider to get it checked out, but likely nothing serious. ...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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How come I have weird bumps on the back of my arms and both elbow itch like crazy help plz!?

How come I have weird bumps on the back of my arms and both elbow itch like crazy help plz!?

Needs to be checked: It can be eczema, allergic rash, contact dermatitis or something else. Take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or zertec etc for itching and over the counter hydrocortisone1% if it is recent, if does not get better in2to3 days consult your doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Hit the back of my forearm closest to elbow hard. Now arm feel weird, heavy, and kind of weak. Should I be concerned?

Hit the back of my forearm closest to elbow hard. Now arm feel weird, heavy, and kind of weak. Should I be concerned?

Take some NSAIDs and: Rest the arm, apply some Ice pack for 15 minutes every 2-3 hrly, and do gently exercises of the hand and wrist as well as elbow.
If no increasing pains and U are able to do these, then you probably have bruised your arm only. If increasing pain or not improving get seen and maybe an Xray might be needed.
Good Luck and Happy Holidays. ...Read more

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Elbow pain for a week that radiates to the shoulder and arm. Also to the back. Feels like pinching? Feels better with rest

Elbow pain for a week that radiates to the shoulder and arm. Also to the back. Feels like pinching? Feels better with rest

Can be pinched nerve: Pinched nerve when it passes in a groove in the back of the elbow can cause it. This can be from inflammation, scarring, or bone spur. Occasionally Carpal Tunnel syndrome will cause the same. If rest, by avoiding activities that cause pain, and icing does not take care of it in few days, then you need to see your primary doctor for further evaluation, testing, and treatment. ...Read more

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I have burning sensation in back of left arm, above elbow. I have had no injuries. Pain also down my lower arm. No other symptoms.?

I have burning sensation in back of left arm, above elbow. I have had no injuries. Pain also down my lower arm. No other symptoms.?

See below: Any rashes associated with the pain area? If so, consider "shingles" but the pain often comes before the rash. Watch for this. Any numbness in the area or down the arm, consider a neck issue/brachial nerve plexus issue. See your doctor for confirmation or not. ...Read more

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Better today. I noticed it mostly when I'm laying on my back. It is now mainly the shoulder and elbow with a slight tingling throb in rest of the arm.

Better today. I noticed it mostly when I'm laying on my back. It is now mainly the shoulder and elbow with a slight tingling throb in rest of the arm.

Ans: Are you talking about pain? Need a better history such as ang recent illnesses? Trauma? You should see your doctor for a good exam and lab work if then indicated ...Read more