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Pain Radiating Down Right Arm From Shoulder
Pain in right shoulder radiating down right arm to elbow. excruciating pain when standing. only get relief if I sit on couch leaning back?
Urgent Evaluation: Consider urgent evaluation as radiating pain down an arm - more so if left sided - can be due to heart problems (like lack of blood flow to the coronary arteries cause a heart attack). In this case it sounds more neurological - maybe a compressed nerve. This because it is relieved with the position change. One that would likely reduce pressure on nerves radiating from the neck down arm. ...Read more
Musculoskeletal : Strain and/or injury to the muscles of your upper back is most likely. A less likely cause would be degeneration or protrusion of a thoracic intervertebral disk impinging on a nerve. Try rest, heat and analgesics like Ibuprofen or naprosyn (naproxen) and see if doesn't improve on its own. O/w, radiographic studies should be performed. ...Read more
For the past 3 weeks i have been having pain radiating from my shoulder down my right arm. It is worse when i lie down. What could be the cause?
Bursitis: If there is no history of recent sprain and motion of the shoulder affects the discomfort, bursitis is likely. Try cold or hot applications, liniment, rest and , if you can take them, nsaids like Ibuprofen with food. If symptoms persist or worsen, an evaluation by an orthopedic surgeon would be best. ...Read more
I'm 27 and today my right arm has just felt weird all day it's like a tingling feeling from my shoulder down i just can't get comfortable to sleep?
See below: These symptoms could be serious and need to be thoroughly evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more
I have been having neck and shoulder pain on my right side for a week now. At times the pain will go down my right arm as well. What would cause this?
Your neck: Thank you for the question. There are many potential causes, but among the most common is the irritation of a nerve in the neck. The term "cervical radiculopathy" refers to the pain that can run don the arm into the neck from a nerve irritation in the neck. Uusally a phyxical exam and appropraite imaging studies can diagnose the problem. ...Read more
I'm having pain on the top of my right shoulder down the right arm.Hurts to touch the shoulder and arm. Also having dull pinching pain,what's going on?
PAIN IN MY RIGHT SHOULDER BLADE RADIATING DOWN MY RIGHT ARM TO MY ELBOW. THE PAIN BECOMES UNBARABLE WHEN I STAND. ?
Cervical/upper back: Is there any history of herniated or bulging cervical discs? Are you pushing up from a seated position with your arms to stand? Postural problems that can cause pain under the scapula include poor ergonomic posture at computer, carrying laptop or bag or child on one side or in front, driving long dist., lifting weights, sleep positions. http://www.uptodate.com/contents/neck-pain-beyond-the-basics ...Read more
I'm 22 no health problems I have right arm pain it starts like n my shoulder all the way down kinda like a tired feeling n it? ER?
My right shoulder, down my right arm to my fingers have been hurting. It's hard to point out where in my shoulder the pain is coming from. Why?
Nerve pinch: Aching pain in shoulder with radiation to fingertips suggests a primary cervical spine nerve root impingement and/or thoracic outlet syndrome (tos). Mri of neck and shoulder can be informative. Electrodiagnostic studies (emg ; nct) often positive in advanced disorder with nerve cell death, but inconclusive if intermittent neural impingement is occurring. Physiatrists ; osteopaths can diagnose. ...Read more