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Pain In Left Arm Between Elbow And Shoulder
I am having a squeezing pain on my left arm between my elbow and shoulder on the inside. What could this be?
Hard to say: Hard to say without a physical exam. Most common are problems with the shoulder or neck but it would be best to be seen by your doctor before you accept a diagnosis over the internet. ...Read more
I have pain in my left arm between my elbow and shoulder. Been to heart dr. About a month ago everything was good. What could the pain be?
I have sharp pain in what feels like my heart when I breathe. Also sharp pain in left arm between elbow and wrist as well as shoulder. Please help!!!
Pain: Pain that's reproducible on inspiration and palpation of the affected area of pain is typically suggestive of costochondritis, Your pain and symptoms sound like they may possibly be of muskuloskeletal origin? . However, It would be a good idea to visit your doctor and get a cardiac workup to rule out any more serious underlying cause. ...Read more
Inthelast week I have had a sudden sharp stabbing pain (in one point) in my upper left arm half way between elbow and shoulder on the inside. Whatisit?
Left Arm Pain: Hi, left arm pain is one of the various symptoms that can be associated with angina, or cardiac pain. With out a history of injury, you should view this symptom as significant. You should have it looked at today. Remember that females can have very mild symptoms with cardiac disease. Good luck! ...Read more
Pain in left arm and left shoulder. Arm feels numb with sharp pains down to elbow, causing nausea. Pinched nerve maybe? Or something more serious?
Possible Nerve Pinch: Sharp pain in the arm associated with numbness is often a symptom of a nerve pinch somewhere along the course of a nerve or nerves. Classically the nerve pinch itself does not cause nausea, but the consequential pain if significant enough can be associated with nausea. Such significant complaints should be evaluated by an appropriately trained health care professional. ...Read more
Pain in left arm. Starts around elbow. Pain radiates to thumb. Sometimes tingling fingers. Yesterday had shooting pain across shoulder when extended arm.
Nerve injury: Bone or joint injury is usually very localized and relatively obvious. More diffuse pain especially sharp and severe is usually due to nerve injury. Nerves can be pinched at the neck or in the muscle bundles. The brachial plexus can become inflamed. Tumors may press on the nerves. Old injury may leave a nerve scar. A thorough neurological evaluation would be appropriate. ...Read more
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
I keep taking pain in my left arm shoulder down to elbow, I did not fall or bang it but has been painful all day sharp pain shoots through the arm?
Nonspecific: Pain in the arm suggests a musculoskeletal problem exists, but there are other possibilities. The best way to evaluate this is by a proper evaluation by a doctor - primary care ok. Timing of appointment should be based on severity. Hope this helps! ...Read more
How come when some1 massages my upper left back/shoulder where there's knots my left arm/elbow pain goes away but comes back again a little while late?
Spasm returns: Knots are a type of cramp or muscle spasm. When a massage releases a muscle spasm it doesn't always stay released, particularly if you keep doing the same thing (s) that caused the spasm in the first place. Too much body frame weight, the wrong shoes, strain caused by stress bad exercises, bad pillow, etc. Could all be causes of the spasm. Find the source of spasm, address it and feel it disappear. ...Read more
Sprain/strain of: Shoulder, tricep/bicep? If pain persists, see primary care or Ortho. ...Read more
I have pain in my left arm between shoulder and elbow. Arm feels strange and numb if affected area rubbed?
Left upper arm: You may be dealing with an inflamed tendon in your shoulder if motions of the shoulder itself cause more discomfort. Another possibility is disc disease in your neck pressing on a nerve root causing referred pain down into the upper arm especially since numbness is also present. An orthopedic surgeon could evaluate you for both possibilities and order appropriate tests and treatment or a referral ...Read more
Excruciating pain in the left arm from shoulder to elbow so much im nauseous. Screaming when I try to lift it or move it?
I have mid trap pain and tingling down my left arm from my shoulder to elbow when I train back or squat. Who could I see for this? Thanks
Sports Med: Best to see sports med specialist for initial eval. Also pay attention to what specific exercises you are doing that seem to be most problematic. That would be helpful. Best of luck with this. Dr R ...Read more
I have had pain and weakness in upper left arm for months, worse at some times better at other. Stabbing pain feels in between shoulder and elbow.
Miserable arm and shoulder pain, what is this? Caucasian female age 49 thanksgiving morning I woke up with a pain in my upper left back. Since then intermittent - daily - pain on that side ranging from shoulder to elbow, left arm has intense tingling an
See orthopod: Could be from the shoulder or referred. Common referred sources include: abdomen, heart and neck. Shoulder sources include: arthritis, labral tears, instability, tendinitis, rotator cuff tears, bursitis, painful bony spurs etc. Shoulder blade pain can be from the neck or bursitis around the blade. A herniated disk in the neck could be causing your symptoms. See an orthopedist. ...Read more
Arm veins.: There could be many reasons for arm veins to swell. Most often swollen arm veins are usually due to increased hydration or exertion but this will occur bilaterally. Unilateral arm vein swelling may be normal but could also be a result of an abnormality. The venous ultrasound of the arm veins will determine if there is a problem. See a vein specialist for a full evaluation. ...Read more
My left arm and shoulder have been aching and kinda numb for about 4 hours now. It gets worse when I put my elbow down on anything?
I have chronic pain a dull pain in my left arm elbow and upper arm from the elbow to shoulder on the outer part. Have had it for months.....?
Orthopedic eval: If you have not seen anyone yet I would start with your family doctor. Otherwise you may wish to see an orthopedic specialist. ...Read more
I have a left arm that aches from wrist to shoulder with the center of pain being the elbow. And I hope that it is'nt fatal.
Elbow pain: Inflammation in the elbow, such as tendonitis or epicondylitis, can cause discomfort to radiate toward the wrist or upper arm. An orthopedic surgeon is best qualified to evaluate and treat you. In the meantime try NSAIDS like ibuprofen, if you can take them. Also hot or cold packs and rubbing liniment May help. ...Read more
I've had joint pain on my elbow and shoulder of my left arm but have not hurt myself. It causes discomfort, but not excruciating. What should I do to?
Rest: It sounds more like cervical radiculopathy, or nerve symptoms originating from your neck. Many of these improve on their own. Some of these also cause shoulder and rotator cuff problems. Visit your friendly neighborhood orthopod or sports medicine doc so we can give you an individualized answer after an examination. ...Read more
My Left arm feels numb and cold. It started from my thumb to my elbow. Now its up to my shoulder. What does it mean?
Nerve pinched: Pressure on a nerve can cause pain, numbness, feeling of cold alone or in combination. This pressure can occur at any level where the nerve runs ending in the neck. At the wrist or the neck would be most likely. Less likely would be problem in the brain. A blood vessel blockage is possible but the way you describe less likely You need to see a doctor right away and get examined and diagnosed. ...Read more
I woke up at midnight with a severe pain in my left arm, from my shoulder to my elbow, moving to my wrist. It got worse when I applied heat.
See the doctor: I am not sure abt your other medical problems, but this pain can be nerve impingement causing pain going down to your left arm and hand. OR it can be more serious condition. You are very young, but sometimes pain of heart attack can be similar to this pain. It can be associated with Difficulty breathing, lightheadness, dizziness, nausea and raise in heart rate. Or just PAIN. So go see yr DoCtor. ...Read more
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