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Pain In Upper Arm Bone
My 84 yr old mom has extreme pain in upper arm with some swelling, X-ray says no bone fracture...Where do we go from here. It is interrupting sleep.?
Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more
It happens: They just happen in many cases. Some run in families (genetic). Symptoms can be from growth of the tumor or irritation of nerves and other structures nearby. Sometimes they are found when the bone breaks for bone weakness from the tumor. In other cases they are found when a person is evaluated for another problem. ...Read more
Hi I have a lump on the bone of my upper arm, no pain, feel well. When I put my arm in a different position I can't feel it as much, I suffer anxiety?
How do you tell the difference between laberal and rotator cuff pain? My pain is under my collar bone, on top of shoulder and sometimes upper arm.
Let explain: Symptoms of a labral tear depend on where the tear is located, but may include: an aching sensation in the shoulder joint catching of the shoulder with movement pain with specific activities there are different types of tears of rotator cuff. Partial tear, full they cause pain with movements and limitation especially when you try to left your arm above your head, you need MRI on the shoulder. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Got upper arm tattoo worked on. Woke up over night with what feels like inside of my arm bone hurting and burning.What can this be?Stings bad.
Possible infection: I would see your doctor as soon as possible since you may need antibiotics to treat a possible infection. You could also be allergic to the inks but that would be itchy rather than painful. ...Read more
I found a marble sized hard lump in upper arm an inch from elbow. (unmovable & tender) it feels like its on a tendon or bone. What could it be?
C MD: U shoul b cn by ur pcp or better an ortho guy. Exam & x-ray at minimum. Any doubt re DX more tests may b needed. ...Read more
What can cause pain in my elbow feels like when u hit funny bone- but been there for a few days- makes my upper arm twitch, muscle knots in back too?
Nerve symptoms: Several conditions that effect peripheral nerve function (entrapment at the elbow (cubital tunnel syndrome) or cervical radiculopathy - more likely the latter if you also have twitching in forearm more than hand and knots in the back. Sometimes anatomical entrapment at the thoracic outlet (where nerves and vessels leave the chest/neck to the arm can cause those symptoms too). ...Read more
How can i tell the difference between bone and muscle if i put my left hand on right shoulder I'm not able to push down it hurts bad in upper arm
Shoulder problem: the most likely cause for this pain is a tendon problem, specifically of your rotator cuff tendons. These can be of three different levels of injury tendinosis (micro tears of the tendon), partial tendon tears, or full thickness tears. Injury to the subscapularis tendon typically causes pain with this maneuver. Injury to the labrum or cartilage of the shoulder joint can also cause this pain ...Read more
Left shoulder, March 18th, subacromial decompression/bone spur removal. 6 weeks later constant pain and numbness from mid upper arm to fingers.
Call surgeon!: Call your surgeon to find out what to do. The doc who did the procedure will be able to tell you if this is normal at this stage or not. If you are unhappy with his advice, consider a consult with a doc on Healthtap Concierge, or see your primary care doc, who can give an opinion, too, or arrange for a second opinion for you, if necessary. ...Read more
I have small bumps directly under nose, on chest near collar bone&on shoulder into my upper arm on right arm. I'm not sexually active at all.
I feel sore and stiff on left side of body. My neck,arm and upper chest. I have tender areas on my breast bone and upper arm when touched or knocked.
Exam: Please call your physician for a physical exam and blood testing. ...Read more
Probably a contusion: Sounds as though you may have an ulnar nerve contustion. The complaint you have listed are common after hitting your "funny bone". The parasthesia should subside in time, but if it doesn't be sure to consult with a local orthopedist. For treatment options, and further details please visit my blog @ http://drmarkgalland.Com/%e2%80%9cit%e2%80%99s-not-funny%e2%80%9d/. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Flexibility: The configuration of the forearm with two bones gives it a greater flexibility especially in terms of twisting movement around the elbow and the wrist. You can live with just one bone, range of motion might become limited. ...Read more
My light forearm just started to hurt out of no where. It feels like the pain is in my bone. I can't even pick my arm up it hurts so bad. ?
Six years ago i had met with an accident n my right arm bone was broken , got operated n a rod has been fixed, is it ok if that rod is not removed ?
See your doctor: He/she will be able to tell by examining you. ...Read more
Twisted arm: It is actually very difficult to break a bone by twisting someone's arm. The common injury would be a sprain or ligament tear, usually to the elbow joint, possibly to the wrist as well. Only if a person had brittle bones like in osteoporosis or osteogenesis imperfecta, would a broken bone occur. ...Read more
I recently fell on my arm, and it has hurt for the past couple days. At what point should I suspect a broken or chipped bone?
Time to get checked.: If it is still hurting after a couple days -- and especially if it is getting worse -- it is time to get it checked. It may still be a bad sprain but there are many types of "small" fractures (or breaks) that need attention or they may not heal properly. You should start with your primary doctor or with an orthopedist if you have seen one before. Good luck with your recovery! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Manipulation : Depending on the location and type of the fracture, your Orthopaedic surgeon can manipulate the bone and treat it in a cast or perform surgery on the bone. In either case the goal is to line up the broken bone or bones appropriately and keep them in position until the bond heals. ...Read more
Hit wrist hard when slipped , Cut it . Woke up pinky and radiading pain down arm .... Don't know what's wrong, is it the cut or bone...?
2 years I broke my arm at my basketball game broke both bones in half. I have been experiencing sharp pain in my lower arm. What's wrong?
I have had a plate in my arm in my ulna bone for 4 years now it started giving me hard time (pain ) that won't go away without a pain killer?
Get checked : I would certainly let your surgeon know and an exam and x-ray would be appropriate. There are many possible causes, the two most common are an irritation of the tendons in your arm (i.e.A tendinitis) or a nonunion of your fracture. As i mentioned, there are also other possibilities and an exam and x-ray can usually determine the cause. I would encourage you to be evaluated. Thanks. ...Read more
I hurt my bone near my elbow in my left arm i had to pop it back into place an it felt like it was shattered i still cant move my arm with out pain?
Traumatic injury: will need to be evaluated by an X ray. especially if movement causes pain ...Read more
Sharp pain under left back bone directly under and a numbing feeling that comes and go. Pain hurts when i lean up or move that arm a certain way.Help?
Pain: See your family doctor or your orthopedist. Pain is an indication of the need for an exam. ...Read more
Fracture in the hand: Arm and forearm and elbow patternsof injury differ by age and mechanism significantly. A better question may be what is the most common bone injured in the hand in an elderly adult who falls on an outstretched hand. Or what is the most common bone way a bone is fractured in a child age 6-10 who falls on their elbow. I can go on ! ...Read more