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Pain In Left Top Arm
Evaluate Neck: If you are not improving have your doctor order a cervical spine mri. Many times a herniated disc in the neck can cause arm pain especially if you have not improved with the medications and physical therapy. If it is a herniated disc you may need evaluation from a spine specialist to determine what other options might be needed (injections, surgery, etc) to help reduce pain. ...Read more
Numbness in my middle upper back and pain and numbness goes down each arm and ends in my forefingers and thumbs mostly. Extreme pain on top left arm?
Not normal: Could be several things and you really should have this evaluated by your doctor ...Read more
Having pain in my left arm from top of shoulder to middle of arm. It started about an hour ago. Dull achy pain. No other symptoms. Second time in week?
Arm pain: If you have not had any trauma, I would think that you might have an overuse pain. Resting the arm should help, if it occurs again see your PMD for further examination and evaluation. ...Read more
Pain in top of left arm for a couple of weeks and starting to worry about my heart it's shooting pain that comes and goes I am 32 and reosanably fit?
28. No Fam Hist of Heart Dis. Non-Smoke.3 NormEKGs. Stress&echo. BP119/76.Could pinchy pain from top of left arm to wrist still be heart related?
I have upper back pain, chest pain and pain at top of left arm, I smoked for 20 yr, quit 5 weeks ago, could I have lung cancer?
Your symptoms could be due to anything, simple muscular to heart disease.
Try simple conservative treatment with over the counter pain relievers for a couple of weeks before going to the doctor. ...Read more
Persistent arm pain:
If there is no history of trauma (ie a fall or twisting injury) then persistent single sided arm pain could have several causes. Is the pain worse at night? Worse on movement or at rest?
There could be many different causes but without a proper examination and a history taken it is difficult to give you a proper answer.
I agree with the other answers to seek advice from a doctor. ...Read more
See below: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
I woke up this morning with the inside of my left arm hurting like crazy. It is the top half of the arm and whenever I move it or touch it or anything?
Get checked: If you have a rash, it may be shingles. It's hard to say without examining. ...Read more
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
My left arm hurts on the top of my forearm when I move it alot or try to lift things what could it be?
Tendinitis or strain: If you are very active and lift a lot, or if you're engaged in sports, you can develop muscle strain in your forearm. It could also be tendinitis in your forearm, which often occurs near your elbow (as in tennis elbow) or on your inner wrist or in other areas. Take medicines like Advil or Aleve, (naproxen) apply heat and rest it for a few days. If it doesn't improve see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more
I have pain at the top of my scapula on the left side often pain will run down the back side of my left arm. I ofyen feel a pulling pain in my arm.
Radiculopathy: There are nerves that go through our cervical (neck) spine & send nerves to the arms & the scapular region. Compression by a herniated disc or pinching of the nerve by another process can commonly present as described. A pulled/sprain/muscle spasms should also be rule out. A dr. May be able to diagnose this by asking a few more question, performing an exam & by imaging your c-spine. ...Read more
Could you please tell me what bone on the left side on top sticks up and then the front and the shoulder and arm are quite a ways apart and hurts?
AC separation: The bone is the distal end of the clavicle (collar bone), usually caused buy an injury when u fall & ur shoulder is driven into the ground like when a quarterback gets sacked. C an ortho 4 x-rays & exam. ...Read more
Tingling on top of fore arm and on top of thigh both on left side. Sometimes on right side too. It started 2 months ago, went away now back again.?
Have pain in left shoulder (top) not blades made worse with breathing coughing can move arm slight pain when lift arm high but worse if I bend down?
Gallbladder: Sounds like your gallbladder might be the cause - it sits right under your diaphragm so the breathing can effect it and pain will often refer to the shoulder. Please see a physician. ...Read more
My left arm is swollen not from the top the bottom next to my elbow on the top its been a week or 2 since I realisedd but I have no pain just feels we?
When I move my right arm up I get a sharp pain at the top of my neck/head on the left side, what does this mean?
Cervical disc: You may have a cervical disc problem. Pain in the neck and associate arm pain or pain with movement may very well indicate a significant problem with your cervical spine. It could be other things but I would see my pcp or orthopedist or neurologist and get an evaluation. You many need imaging and other testing. I would not delay this evaluation. ...Read more
I have weakness and pain in my left arm is this bad? Also all day having chest pain in the the top middle of my chest
Go to the ER: Do not ignore these symptoms.Get a more detailed answer ›
Top of my left arm on the back I have at least. 5 lumps under the skin all in same area, painless but do not no what they are?
Hard to say: With just the description you gave it is hard to say. These lumps could be lipomas (benign fatty tumors) or they could be cysts (maybe less likely). Having them examined by your primary care doctor would help you figure this out. ...Read more
I get a pain on the top, left side of my head, when I bend over or stretch my arms. The pain is towards the front and lasts less than a second?
My left arm feels weird mostly at the top of my arm, it feels kind of weak but feels good when I massage the top of my arm and it feels like I cant do things with it like its slightly numb eventhough I can still do things with it?
See details: Then see a doctor and have the issue evaluated. ...Read more
I fell down 5 steps from the top landing my lower back. I can walk properly but my left arm get numb?
Monitor closely: Montior these symptoms closely. Perhaps during your tumble you injured your neck or shoulder, which could contribute to numbness in your left arm. If the numbness doesn't resolve or worsens, see your physician. Http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003206.htm, http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001418.htm ...Read more
My inner left arm from top to wrist is giving me heavy like stinging, electric pain over the last few days?
Pain that comes and goes in left arm muscle. I have pulled muscle it top of back could that be it. Mostly at night when relaxing?
I have severe left shoulder blade and top shoulder\arm pain and, inflammation, been over 5mnths getting worse, bad painful grind\pop diff places,?
Iam expiriansing pins and neeles eminating from my right wrist up my arm to my right sholder and in my face to the top of my left sholder should I be?
Small soft lump on left arm pit, white liquid comes out when I squeeze but it is not right on the very surface of the skin, there's about. 25 inch of skin on top of it. I can move it around.?
Sebaceous cyst: It sounds like a sebaceous cyst. This happens when the glands that produce oil on your skin do not drain properly and creates a small pocket. It can be expressed out with out pain. You will need to watch it in case it gets infected, then it will turn red and can hurt. This is not a serious condition. Should discuss with your physician at next visit and have examined just to make sure. ...Read more