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Pain in both arms for the last 3 weeks what's wrong with me? Ii have been having pain in my left hand and arm and my right arm for three weeks. The pain in the two arms comes on at different times and usually only lasts seconds. I know that the pain is no

Pain in both arms for the last 3 weeks what's wrong with me? Ii have been having pain in my left hand and arm and my right arm for three weeks. The pain in the two arms comes on at different times and usually only lasts seconds. I know that the pain is no

You : You may have a nerves pinched in your neck. I would recommend seeing and workup by primary care doctor. Treatment may include rest, physical therapy, steroid injections or surgery. Please see my health guide on cervical disk herniations. Good luck! ...Read more

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Pain in left hand, arm past the elbow, swollen blood veins, what to do?

If it is symmetrical: it is just U. Especially if thin & somewhat muscular. No worries. If only 1 side, have it evaled. ...Read more

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I'm having needle like pain in my chest left side plus pain in left wrist hand and lower arm area plus needle pain shooting to the top of my head?

I'm having needle like pain in my chest left side plus pain in left wrist hand and lower arm area plus needle pain shooting to the top of my head?

Needs evaluation: This can certainly be caused from a pinched nerve however given the symptoms of left sided arm and chest pain i would recommend a cardiac evaluation to make sure there isn't anything more serious or life threatening occurring. If cardiac issues are ruled out then an evaluation by a hand surgeon or neurologist would be a good start. ...Read more

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I sleep on my left side curled up. Now I have been having pain from neck to middle of left back and pain/tingling down left arm/hand. Pinched nerve?

I sleep on my left side curled up. Now I have been having pain from neck to middle of left back and pain/tingling down left arm/hand. Pinched nerve?

Cerv radiculopathy: Neck pain and/or pain around the shoulder blades with associated weakness and/or numbness into the shoulder, arm or hand implies a pinched nerve from either arthritis or a ruptured (herniated) disc. If pain tolerable and symptoms better, ok to watch and wait. Nonsurgical treatment includes pt (i prefer mckenzie exercises), arthritis meds, and nerve blocks. Surgery if symptoms no better or worsen. ...Read more

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29yrs old with Pain in my left arm,hand &fingers also sharp pain on left side of chest. What else could it be besides Costochondritis?

29yrs old with Pain in my left arm,hand &fingers also sharp pain on left side of chest. What else could it be besides Costochondritis?

To ER: Other than cardiac disease which will worsen with exertion and also cause shortness of breath, it could be radicular pain from a cervical level. If you haven't been evaluated by a physician, you should be seen ASAP. Sharp chest pain isn't typical for cardiac disease, but women have atypical symptoms. Even young people can have heart disease. Why take a chance? ...Read more

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Spot on neck has needle-like pain. My whole left arm & hand got tingly & face. & calves , a bit shaky after I was cleaning & was next to the alarm , it made a loud noise, got jumpy. What is this?

Spot on neck has needle-like pain. My whole left arm  & hand got tingly & face.
  &  calves , a bit shaky after I was cleaning & was next to the alarm , it made a loud noise, got jumpy. What is this?

Anxiety: These symptoms are quite dissociated and scattered and may indicate anxiety and chronic tension. It appears that you have been in a high strung state. I recommend that you abstain from caffeine,nicotine and alcohol and consult your physician for referral for stress management. It is possible that short term antianxiety medication may be prescribed and I am quite sure you will respond nicely. ...Read more

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Severe onset of left shoulder blade pain that radiates down left arm & hand.Left arm also tingles.Whole left arm is weak. Neck is fine though.

Severe onset of left shoulder blade pain that radiates down left arm & hand.Left arm also tingles.Whole left arm is weak. Neck is fine though.

Radiculopathy: Pain that radiates down the arm can reflect a cervical radiculopathy (shooting pains due to a pinched nerve in the cervical spine). Many patients will have no associated neck pain. These conditions typically resolve with time and conservative treatment. It would be reasonable to watch it for a week or two, and use NSAIDs if needed, before seeing a physician. ...Read more