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Pain Going Down Right Arm
Bursitis: If there is no history of recent sprain and motion of the shoulder affects the discomfort, bursitis is likely. Try cold or hot applications, liniment, rest and , if you can take them, nsaids like Ibuprofen with food. If symptoms persist or worsen, an evaluation by an orthopedic surgeon would be best. ...Read more
Neck problem: Is a very common problem, affecting about 10-12% percent of the adult population in the us. Nerve impingement can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging disc or encroached upon by bony overgrowth. Rec.: see an interventional pain management specialist. ...Read more
Pinched nerve - neck: Sounds like you have a pinched nerve in your neck and you need to get an MRI of the c-spine. Depending on the results it might be just short term that gets better spontaneously, or somthing that might need an epidural steroid injection or something that might require surgery. Good news is that most resolve on it's own. ...Read more
Evaluate Neck: If you are not improving have your doctor order a cervical spine mri. Many times a herniated disc in the neck can cause arm pain especially if you have not improved with the medications and physical therapy. If it is a herniated disc you may need evaluation from a spine specialist to determine what other options might be needed (injections, surgery, etc) to help reduce pain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Could be many things: Carla, you need to get a formal consult to describe this in much more detail and preferably have a physical exam also to confirm any likely diagnosis. So would advise live consult, but one of us could help you on Concierge to narrow it down and advise on pain relief. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pain in right shoulder radiating down right arm to elbow. excruciating pain when standing. only get relief if I sit on couch leaning back?
Urgent Evaluation: Consider urgent evaluation as radiating pain down an arm - more so if left sided - can be due to heart problems (like lack of blood flow to the coronary arteries cause a heart attack). In this case it sounds more neurological - maybe a compressed nerve. This because it is relieved with the position change. One that would likely reduce pressure on nerves radiating from the neck down arm. ...Read more
Sharp stab pain left low back hip shoot down left leg to knee radiating down to heel. Now have sharp stabb pain lower right back hip leg pain to knee.
PAIN IN MY RIGHT SHOULDER BLADE RADIATING DOWN MY RIGHT ARM TO MY ELBOW. THE PAIN BECOMES UNBARABLE WHEN I STAND. ?
Cervical/upper back: Is there any history of herniated or bulging cervical discs? Are you pushing up from a seated position with your arms to stand? Postural problems that can cause pain under the scapula include poor ergonomic posture at computer, carrying laptop or bag or child on one side or in front, driving long dist., lifting weights, sleep positions. http://www.uptodate.com/contents/neck-pain-beyond-the-basics ...Read more
Lower back pain on left side with pain radiating down thigh to front of knee.Muscle above knee twitches. Feels better when i lay down.
Check spine: May be from L3 level of the lumbar spine from herniated disc, bulging disc, osteoarthritis and spinal stenosis. Symptoms include localized pain or pain that travels to the inner thigh anteriorly to middle of the leg. Tingling, numbness or muscle weakness might also be experienced.Mr examination would define etiology of pain. Can see neurologist, neurosurgeon or orthopedic physician. ...Read more
See doc: There are several things that can cause this. Cervical radiculopathy , or a pinched nerve in the neck, or rotator cuff sprain or impingement can do this. Both injuries are very amenable to physical therapy and anti-inflammatory ned's. Seeing your doctor can help diagnose this, refer to pt if needed, choose correct pain meds or teach you exercises. ...Read more
Stabbingpain in left shoulder blade that shoots down back of arm til bout right after elbow something like pinch on heart back pain . History?
Maybe neck: Could be cervical disc issue, but might involve brachial plexus. With left arm, best to check out by ekg, but less likely to be cardiac referred pain at your age. ...Read more
Lower back pain now radiating down my outter thighs to knee. Now tingling hot pains radiating down to my calf, ankle & foot?
Seek your doctor: You may have irritation of some of the nerve roots of the spine or the spine itself(though you'd be young for this). Really consider seeing your primary care doctor better define what's causing your symptoms. This will help you come to a better plan of action(treatment) and get you feeling better sooner. ...Read more
Sharp, sudden pain in right chest while lying on right side. Pain went away immediately but left tingling down right arm and fingers. 37/m, 240/smoker?
Husbands left side of lower back hurts when he walks, when laying down flexing right leg sends a sharp pain. Some swelling, herniated disk?
Cross SLR : This could be a sign of a lumbar spine intervertebral disc herniation or something else. See your doctor for further evaluation and examination. The history and exam may be able to diagnose a disc herniation. An MRI is often needed to confirm the diagnosis and to help guide treatment options. ...Read more
Back Pain and lump: Symptoms of a "knot" or "lump" are most likely a muscle spasm if painful. Understand that the spinal muscles attach from base of skull down to pelvis. So, spasms may travel the entire length in some cases. Shoulder pain/knot suggests levator scapula syndrome, which is a spasm of the muscle at the upper junction of shoulder blade and spine. Usually a posture problem. Try salonpas patches & stretch. ...Read more
Moderate 7/10 pain lower right ab/groin since yesterday radiates down right leg and through to back right hip.Constant aching /sharp pains whendrinkn?
Need for examination: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician. ...Read more
You have sciatica.: Sorry you are suffering from this...There are several common causes of sciatica ranging from sacroiliac to irritation of the spinal nerves from a herniated disk. If your pain does not get better, if numbness affects the crotch, or if you have bowel or bladder difficulty then you need a surgical evaluation, otherwise your primary care provider can take care of getting your sciatica to cool down. ...Read more
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