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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Board Certified, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
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I am having a squeezing pain on my left arm between my elbow and shoulder on the inside. What could this be?

Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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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

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Dr. Dan Fisher
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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?

Dr. Dan Fisher
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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?

Musculoskeletal.: L arm pain between shoulder and elbow is most often due to the muscles and bones and nerves located between the shoulder and elbow. See your regular doctor if this is progressing or troublesome. ...Read more

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Dr. Ayyaz Shah
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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!!!

Dr. Ayyaz Shah
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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

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Dr. Harry Myers
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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 ?

Dr. Harry Myers
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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

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Dr. Mahesh Allam
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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?

Dr. Mahesh Allam
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Heart /pinched nerve: At 49, always rule out heart disease with a cardiology consultation and a stress test. A pinched nerve in the neck or arm can cause similar pain. ...Read more

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Dr. Martin Schaeffer
Board Certified, Pain Management
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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?

Dr. Martin Schaeffer
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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

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Dr. Robert Uyeda
Board Certified, General Surgery
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Pain in left arm.Starts around elbow.Pain radiates to thumb.Sometimes tingling fingers.Yesterday had shooting pain across shoulder when extended arm.

Dr. Robert Uyeda
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Pain in left arm.Starts around elbow.Pain radiates to thumb.Sometimes tingling fingers.Yesterday had shooting pain across shoulder when extended arm.

Sounds like pinched: nerve, but any pain in left arm is concerning for angina. You are quite young to develop heart disease, but you should see your doctor to make sure your heart is ok, especially if you have risk factors. ...Read more

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Dr. Kevin Vaught
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I've been having shooting pain down the back of my left arm between the shoulder and my elbow?

Dr. Kevin Vaught
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I've been having shooting pain down the back of my left arm between the shoulder and my elbow?

See your Dr.: You need to be evaluated by your doctor. You will likely need an MRI of the cervical spine. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Philip Miller
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Dr. Lori Semel
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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Had shoulder surgery, rotator cuff 2years ago,why do I have pain again in my left arm between shoulder to elbow?

Dr. Lori Semel
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Had shoulder surgery, rotator cuff 2years ago,why do I have pain again in my left arm between shoulder to elbow?

Upper Arm Pain: There can be many reasons including new injury, re injury and adhesions. Recommend rest, ice, and anti inflammatory (ibuprofen,naproxen) and a visit to an orthopedist. ...Read more

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