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Warm and slight pain in left arm from elbow to wrist. Thought? Could it be from always sleeping on that side?

Warm and slight pain in left arm from elbow to wrist. Thought? Could it be from always sleeping on that side?

See a doctor: If the symptoms are persistent, not resolved 1 hour after getting up, you should see a doctor. It could be several reasons, including skin infection, nerve pain etc. ...Read more

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Etc arm pain 3 days from elbow to wrist throbbing aching e can hardly stand Pain?

Etc arm pain 3 days from elbow to wrist throbbing aching e can hardly stand Pain?

See doctor: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician. If you do not have access to a doctor, go the emergency department of the nearest hospital.
Wish you good health! ...Read more

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What causes arm pain from the elbow down to the wrist?

What causes arm pain from the elbow down to the wrist?

Nerve intrapment: You need a good physical exam by your doctor and possibly nerve conduction study, but this sounds a bit like cubital tunnel syndrome, where ulnar nerve is compressed and causes dull or shooting pain down the arm. ...Read more

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Severe R elbow pain. Pain in R wrist. Pain is constant. Can no longer lift with arm. Pain scale steady 7. 10 when try to lift?

Severe R elbow pain. Pain in R wrist. Pain is constant. Can no longer lift with arm. Pain scale steady 7. 10 when try to lift?

Varies: There are a number of possible causes, I would not hesitate to be seen. One of the more common causes is known as lateral epicondylitis which can cause lateral elbow pain but also pain in the wrist and forearm. There are many good treatment options available. ...Read more

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Throbbing pain in arm between elbow and wrist, no accidents or trauma to it. I was wondering what this could be a sign of?

Possibilities: There are a number of conditions that could cause pain here, such as a sprain/strain, pronator syndrome, a cyst, etc. It would be reasonable to watch it for a few days and try an NSAID, and then see a physician if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Hit my elbow, next day noticed sore forearm & a knot. Then 1 spot on wrist became tender. All right arm. Pain lessened now. Neuropathy?

Hit my elbow, next day noticed sore forearm & a knot. Then 1 spot on wrist became tender. All right arm. Pain lessened now. Neuropathy?

Not neuropathy: neuropathy would cause numbness and weakness if you bruises a nerve. You probably bruise where you hit your arm. If you did not elevate your arm the swelling went down hill to your wrist. ...Read more

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Left arm pain, elbow to wrist. Left eye only blinking, slight pain. No other symptoms. 12 year old girl?

Left arm pain, elbow to wrist. Left eye only blinking, slight pain. No other symptoms. 12 year old girl?

Vague: Duration, severity, longevity, other symptoms...need a thorough history (cause is very important- trauma, etc.,) and certainly should see a Dr. ...Read more

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What causes arm pain starting at inside of elbow radiating up and down the arm causing hand to lose grip followed by fever?

What causes arm pain starting at inside of elbow radiating up and down the arm causing hand to lose grip followed by fever?

Ulnar nerve: Most likely etiology for pain and weakness of grip involving medial elbow would be ulnar nerve compression in the cubital tunnel. However this is not associated with fever. Follow up with hand surgeon or neurologist. ...Read more

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I have pain in arm from a IV placed on the back of my hand pain is moving up my forearm to elbow.?

I have pain in arm from a IV placed on the back of my hand pain is moving up my forearm to elbow.?

Get evaluated: This needs to be evaluated by the service that inserted the iv. It could be clot in the vein, infection, or extravasation of fluid (amongst others). ...Read more

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Intense, throbbing pain over outer aspect of forearm from hand midway up arm. Pain when rotate arm. Wakes from sleep. Travels up to elbow. Help!

Intense, throbbing pain over outer aspect of forearm from hand midway up arm. Pain when rotate arm. Wakes from sleep. Travels up to elbow. Help!

Nerve pinch: Common entrapments of ulnar N at the elbow, cubital tunnel, syndrome, can cause this. Might also be a forearm entrapment at pronator teres. See an ortho or PMR doc to eval, this and get a correct diagnosis and treatment path. ...Read more

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Left arm pain weakness and numbness. What kind of doctor should I see? Pain is from the elbow down into the hand 39 yr old male

Left arm pain weakness and numbness. What kind of doctor should I see? Pain is from the elbow down into the hand 39 yr old male

Neurologisr: There are many possible causes. The presence of weakness and numbness strongly suggest that nerves are being compressed in the arm. This could eminate fron the neck or from nerve entrapment at the elbow (cubital tunnel syndrome). A neurologist can diagnose this with elctrical studies and radiographic imagiong as needed. ...Read more

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Right arm pain from inside elbow to the hand with intermittent tingling in the fingers. Arm has no strength to it lifting my ipad hurts. + fatigue.?

Right arm pain from inside elbow to the hand with intermittent tingling in the fingers. Arm has no strength to it lifting my ipad hurts. + fatigue.?

Ulnar neuropathy: "inside elbow" is the realm of the ulnar nerve, so your symptoms may represent a cubital tunnel syndrome, which is an ulnar nerve compression condition at the elbow that can cause the symptoms you describe. Alternatively, a cervical radiculopathy (pinched nerve in your neck) could cause similar symptoms. See a physician if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Bone pain center of Lt hand, worse w/ grasping/pressing with fingers. Lt arm pain radiates from inside elbow. No trauma or swelling, Rt handed. Cause?

Ulnar neuropathy: Can cause pain and parasthesias from the elbow to the 4th and 5th digits as well as loss of muscle mass in the intrinsic hand muscles. This makes one more susceptible to pain in the hand (loss of protective muscle between bone and nerve. Have your ulnar nerve checked (EMG-NCS0. If there is a problem (slowing of motor conduction) across the olecranon groove get imaging study of the elbow. ...Read more

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What causes pain in arm, wrist and hand?

What causes pain in arm, wrist and hand?

Pinched Nerve: While there are many causes of arm, wrist, and hand pain one of the most common causes is cervical radiculopathy. This occurs when one of the nerves leaving the neck gets compressed as it leaves the spine and travels down the arm. Compression may occur due to degenerative/bulging discs or arthritic bone spurs contacting the nerve. See your physician if these symptoms last longer than 2 weeks. ...Read more

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I have a cystic swelling back of left wrist and two days ago my arm pain, what should I do?

Infection: This could be something small like a tendinitis but could also be an infectious process or, less likely, a fracture. If you have severe pain, fever, chills or the arm is getting worse, it would be advisable to go to the emergency department. ...Read more

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What could cause severe arm pain in both arms from shoulder to wrist. I can barely lift them up. No strenuous exercise but I sleep on a couch.

Varies: There are numerous potential causes and a detailed exam and appropriate studies would likely determine the cause. Abnormalities in the vascular, musculoskeletal, and neurological systems can all potentially cause similar symptoms. ...Read more

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Left arm pain radiating from back into arm, sometimes wrist and palm. Hurts to stretch and lift also. Pain is 2-3 mild. Osteosarcoma? Pinched nerve?

Left arm pain radiating from back into arm, sometimes wrist and palm. Hurts to stretch and lift also. Pain is 2-3 mild. Osteosarcoma? Pinched nerve?

Cervical HNP: Arm pain in young patients radiating from the back or neck, suggests disc herniation. This is most likely. Osteosarcoma is most common around the knee, humerus, pelvis and jaw. This is usually associated with a swelling, and likely night pain. Very rare! If you see hoof prints, think horses not zebras. Osteosarcoma is a definite zebra. ...Read more

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Sudden, severe sharp pain, spasms in my entire right arm. Pain began in neck, then traveled down shoulder, down to wrist. Arm pulsates with pain. Help?

Sudden, severe sharp pain, spasms in my entire right arm. Pain began in neck, then traveled down shoulder, down to wrist. Arm pulsates with pain. Help?

Sounds like: Nerve irritation or injury that could be coming from your neck seem a very likely explanation for these symptoms. Assessing if neck position change the symptoms might help. A good neurological history and competent examination should sort this out. The pulsating might also suggest a vascular contribution though that can be a pain associated with nerve compression as well. ...Read more

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Wrist pain seeing ortho since 08.New symptom arm pain/weakness, some loss of use. Skin around wrist hurts to touch (like sunburn).Pt, brace, ibuprf, clbrx?

Wrist pain: Hand weakness and pain/skin hypersensitivity raises concern for peripheral compressive neuropathy (carpal tunnel and cubital tunnel syndromes), sympathetic nervous system dysfunction, and cervical radiculopathy. I would touch base with your treating orthopedist to discuss the new onset of symptoms. ...Read more

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Weakness + shooting pain in arm, wrist, clawing of 3rd and little figure. Clear nerve conduction test, what else could it be other than nerve damage?

Weakness + shooting pain in arm, wrist, clawing of 3rd and little figure. Clear nerve conduction test, what else could it be other than nerve damage?

See hand surgeon: You may possess a rheumatological condition affecting tendons in wrist and hand, but if nerve testing was done within 3-4 weeks of onset, an emerging nerve problem could be missed. Sounds like a significant problem. See a hand specialist, and get expert advice. ...Read more

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The ortho said no sling. Just 3 ACE bandage x1 week, then 2, then 1 repeat xray in 3 wks. My still pain in arm and wrist and hand puffy and swollen?

The ortho said no sling. Just 3 ACE bandage x1 week, then 2, then 1 repeat xray in 3 wks. My still pain in arm and wrist and hand puffy and swollen?

The ortho is your MD: Given the limited information we have, I have to recommend that you talk w/ the Orthopedist again if you doubt their treatment plan or diagnosis. If you think based on your medical understanding that the doctor is wrong or missed a diagnosis or that you need a MRI, please discuss with your doctor. It is risky for other MDS online to speculate without a thorough in history, physical & exam in person. ...Read more

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Wrist and arm pain cold hands sore joints. What could these symptoms indicate?

Wrist and arm pain cold hands sore joints. What could these symptoms indicate?

Several possibles: There are several possible causes but you should have a rheumatologist evaluate the issue. This may be raynauds disease. Raynauds is often associated with an underlying connective tissue disorder. ...Read more

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Mild neck pain, moderate wrist and arm pain, random twitching in thumb, pointer, middle, and ring fingers.?

Mild neck pain, moderate wrist and arm pain, random twitching in thumb, pointer, middle, and ring fingers.?

See a neurologist: You may have 2 problems not one. Check EMG-NCS for median nerve issue at the wrist and neck problem. Brachilal plexus pathology can do this but is quite uncommon. Focal seizures can cause random jerking of fingers but usually it does not re-occur in an isolated peripheral nerve distribution (thumb, index, middle finger and the inside 1/2 of the ring finger). EMG can be done if symptoms > 2 weeks. ...Read more

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I am experiencing body aches, arm pain, hand pain and wrist pain. The following also describe me: Finger tingling, Hand numbness, Numbness or ting...

I am experiencing body aches, arm pain, hand pain and wrist pain. The following also describe me: Finger tingling, Hand numbness, Numbness or ting...

Not urgent: I would like to know where your other body aches are and what you do for work and leisure. Do you also have a neck pain? This most likely is a pinched nerve, but based on your answers to my questions above could also be something else ...Read more

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Chronic r arm/shoulder pain x6yrs. 2 wrist surgeries & radial nerve release gave zero relief. Current CT angio neck report said modest cervical spondylosis. Could this be the cause of my arm pain?

Absolutely: Cervical spondylosis is a much more common cause of radiculopathy and nerve pain than thoracic outlet syndrome, a cervical rib, a brachial plexopathy or shoulder impingement syndrome, particularly with confirmed cervical spondylosis. Have a spine specialist consult. The history is extremely important and the patterns. Emg/ncv' s are sometimes helpful, but not always. ...Read more

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Can prediabetic neuropathy cause neck muscle cramp, tingling, heel pain and shooting pain in arm, neck and wrist? Or it's more likely to be sth else?

No,: neuropathic pain has a different character. Nerve impingement is more probable and 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 for further investigation. Someone who is using fluoroscope. ...Read more

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Can't move hand also pain in arm?

Can't move hand also pain in arm?

Get checked: Please go to the emergency room for assessment. Any number of things can be causing pain, difficulty to move your arm. Some are serious, some not so serious. Woot proper history and exam it's difficult to advise further, I would recommend an immediate visit right now. Good luck. ...Read more

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What would cause your hand to cripple up and cannot straighten hand out when I try straighten the hand it causes upper pain in arm?

Urgent: Sick urgent neurology consult to rule out spinal cord compression. Without exam impossible to say where is the nerve damage. Carpal tunnel, ulnar nerve compression are also the possibilities to consider. ...Read more

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What are the causes of left arm pain radiating down to hand?

Several: This can be caused most typically from a neck or a shoulder problem. If if occurs from the elbow down it could be related to a neck or elbow issue. If really depends on where the pain starts and where it radiates and what makes it feel worse or better and what associated symptoms that may be present. You should see your doctor to make sure this is not a heart or lung issue that can cause this. ...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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Arm pain starting in left shoulder to hand on a 37 year old femal. Pain is very sharp and keeps waking me up.

Arm pain starting in left shoulder to hand on a 37 year old femal. Pain is very sharp and keeps waking me up.

Likely pinched nerve: You are possibly having a pinched nerve in your left arm. This could be in the neck area or sometimes in the shoulder area. You should see a doctor for evaluation, testing, and treatment. ...Read more