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Feel numbness/tingling in right thumb as well as some pain stiffness in the upper arm when bending, reaching behind back.?

Feel numbness/tingling in right thumb as well as some pain stiffness in the upper arm when bending, reaching behind back.?

Disc or CTS: If the numbness is on the entire thumb, check your neck for pathology like a disc rupture. It the numbness is only on the palm side, consider carpal tunnel syndrome and a wrist brace. ...Read more

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I'm suffering from severe pain in my upper arm. I’m unable most days to put my arm behind my back or even lift to get dressed. What could it be?

I'm suffering from severe pain in my upper arm. I’m unable most days to put my arm behind my back or even lift to get dressed. What could it be?

Best to see MD: It seems like the muscle to perform those functions are inflamed or even torn as in rotator cuff tear or labral tear. On the other hand, capsulitis or diffuse tendonitis can do the same. It is best to be evaluated and if needed to have an MRI (only if necessary) for proper treatment. ...Read more

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Hi it's suzanne again, for the past six months I have been suffering with my left arm, I have limited use of it, I can only lift it to a centre height, I have trouble reaching for things and i also have trouble reaching for things behind me, meaning if i'

Hi it's suzanne again, for the past six months I have been suffering with my left arm, I have limited use of it, I can only lift it to a centre height, I have trouble reaching for things and i also have trouble reaching for things behind me, meaning if i'

Shoulder perhaps: From your description I suspect a shoulder problem, but more information would help, as would an examination. See your primary provider for a check. If you have an orthopaedic doctor, that provider can examine you and sort out your problem. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing pain in my right arm when reaching for something or when I try to extend it behind my back. Will it go away with rest?

Arm pain: Hard to determine without examination. Make an appointment with your doctor to exam you and tell you the diagnosis and what to do to get well. ...Read more

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I was reaching behind my sofa to get something I had dropped. It was just out of reach so i really tried hard to reach further. Until I heard, and felt a popping sound under my arm. I recoiled immeadiately. At first, it hardly hurt. Now all night I have a

Many : Many muscular injuries heal on their own. I am answering this seven days after you wrote in. If you are experiencing severe pain or decreased range of motion at this point, consider medical evaluation to determine cause and possible need for treatment. ...Read more

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Did backhandspring twisted arm and felt elbow pop, sharp pains a lot, behind elbow...?

Did backhandspring twisted arm and felt elbow pop, sharp pains a lot, behind elbow...?

Elbow pain: Are you able to fully bend & straighten elbow joint? Can you turn hand palm down & back? May have dislocated elbow or broken radius/ulna/humerus or merely strained ligaments. Best to have joint examined & x-rayed (emergencyroom) so appropriate treatment can be given. Motrin/aleve/etc (if you can take them) may take edge off pain. Ice for swelling. Sling or splint for support until seen by doc. ...Read more

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If someone twisted your arm behind your back to break it, which bone actually breaks?

If someone twisted your arm behind your back to break it, which bone actually breaks?

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

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Fell directly on shoulder with arm twisted behind me. Pain is getting worse. Hurts to touch and use arm. Radiates up neck and down arm.

Shoulder pain: Please have a xray done to make sure you didn't separate your shoulder (an AC joint separation), or fracture your clavicle. Also, there can be a rotator cuff or labral tear and an MRI may be needed. Get an arm sling, take ibuprofen, apply ice, go to a walk in or urgent care center today. ...Read more

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Lately I've been getting a pain behind my upper left arm (like a dull pressure pain) whenever I sit. Slouching makes it worse. Possible cause?

Lately I've been getting a pain behind my upper left arm (like a dull pressure pain) whenever I sit. Slouching makes it worse. Possible cause?

Arm pain: This positional type of arm pain suggests nerve or nerve root compression from a bulging disc or spur in neck vertebra. A neurologist is best qualified to evaluate and advise you. Appropriate tests will be ordered. ...Read more

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My arm has been hurting for weeks. I can't lean back or put them behind my head. The pain is in the upper right arm, beginning at the shoulder.

My arm has been hurting for weeks. I can't lean back or put them behind my head. The pain is in the upper right arm, beginning at the shoulder.

Shoulder pain: The pain may be caused by rotator cuff muscle issue. I recommend that you see your primary care doctor first so that proper evaluation can be done. ...Read more

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I lost my balance standing on an air mattress and when I fell my right arm went behind my head and now I can't hardly lift it and i have pain in my?

I lost my balance standing on an air mattress and when I fell my right arm went behind my head and now I can't hardly lift it and i have pain in my?

Injury to Arm: You have either bruised your arm muscles or may have broken one of the bones in the arm. The only way to know what to do is either go see a physician or let us know how your arm looks on the surface? Color??swelling? Can your move(bend and roll your wrist? What pain medication are you taking?
If you send these details, we can offer you further guidance. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have diplopia in the background? For example: When I look and focus on my arm the eraser and pencil behind my arm is doubled.

Is it normal to have diplopia in the background? For example: When I look and focus on my arm the eraser and pencil behind my arm is doubled.

Yes: It is normal for a normal person to see double in the view of the background beyond the object he is focusing on, when the object he is focusing on is close to his eyes, when both of his eyes are working. If he is using only one eye, the background will not look doubled. If worried, one can have a routine eye exam at an eye doctor's office. ...Read more

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Pain in upper left arm, also in armpit. It hurts to move it behind my back, like to reach around to grab something, very weak. Pain is unbearable?

Pain in upper left arm, also in armpit. It hurts to move it behind my back, like to reach around to grab something, very weak. Pain is unbearable?

See below: This could be related to your shoulder or even a pinched nerve in your neck. Pain in the upper outer arm with difficulty reaching behind sounds like your rotator cuff. This is usually treated with anti-inflammatories, rest, ice, and gentle exercise. If pain lasts greater than 2 weeks see your physician for further workup. ...Read more

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When extending my right arm to pick something up a pain behind my armpit came and numbness followed and I cannot extend my arm or reach very far?

When extending my right arm to pick something up a pain behind my armpit came and numbness followed and I cannot extend my arm or reach very far?

Strain: This type of stretch/strain injury could have also impinged a nerve. Symptoms should resolve gradually over the next several days with simple resting your arm. If symptoms persist or worsen, see your physician for evaluation. ...Read more

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I fell & landed on my shoulder, I feel pain in muscles behind my shoulder when I try to raise my arm in a certain position, a bit swollen what is it?

I fell & landed on my shoulder, I feel pain in muscles behind my shoulder when I try to raise my arm in a certain position, a bit swollen what is it?

Shoulder trauma: From a fall can cause a fracture, a sprain of the acromioclavicular joint, a dislocation or subluxation of the glenohmeral joint, a soft tissue injury of the inside or outside muscles of the shoulder or of the large muscles in the neck the attach near the shoulder and many other more detailed injuries, or can cause bruising pain and swelling. If pain & motion is an issue seek evaluation in person ...Read more

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First aid use triangular bandage mike elevation sling came underneath arm and bihind back if I tie on shoulder don't go behind back will hurt person?

First aid use triangular bandage mike elevation sling came underneath arm and bihind back if I tie on shoulder don't go behind back will hurt person?

Not sized correctly.: The triangular bandage is sized incorrectly. I suspect it is too small for the individual if it does not swing around the back. You can let the arm "dangle" from the neck (i.e., one strap goes over each shoulder & tied behind the head) temporarily. But as soon as possible, get a properly sized sling & support the arm correctly. After all, this is "first aid": use in emergencies until help arrives. ...Read more

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What causes numbness, pain and cold sensation behind the left shoulder blade? Hard to lift left arm, overuse or something more serious?

What causes numbness, pain and cold sensation behind the left shoulder blade? Hard to lift left arm, overuse or something more serious?

You may have : Notalgia paresthetica, an uncommon irritation of nerves over the mid shoulder blade, but if there is a winging this is a problem with long thoracic nerve, and if weak over shoulder may involve suprascapular nerve. Since many possibilities, have your doc do an exam and see what is the most likely answer. ...Read more