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Pain In Left Hand And Arm
Having pain and numbness in left hand and arm and foot all blood work came back normal gone to ER several times EKG normal ?
Could be BP problem: Check BP in both arms and legs. Check carotid arteries ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have brugada pattern, recently developed heavy pain in left arm/hand, could they be related? Aged 32 female.
Unlikely: I am sure you are talking about angina and its radiation to the arms. A continuous feeling for some time in the arm is not angina either but something else. Prolonged angina will have then resulted in heart attack. On the other hand brugada syndrome is a pattern of ekg seen mostly in asians, wherein those involved developed irregular heart rate and sudden death from the arrhythmia. ...Read more
I have a muscle knot under my left shoulderblade causing pain&tingling in my left arm&hand. How can I untie it and can it get worse if left untreated?
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Left shoulder pain with left arm/hand pain. EMG/NCV test. Pain in right armpit & right thumb-pointer. Which discs? NCV show difference in left & right
C5 radiculopathy: Pain in these areas suggests a C5 radiculopathy. Aggressive conservative measurement is preferred prior to considering any surgical intervention. See a neurologist and physical medicine and rehabilitation physician in order to help manage your pain. http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/94118-treatment ...Read more
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