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Pain Traveling Down Arm
Pinched nerve - neck: Sounds like you have a pinched nerve in your neck and you need to get an MRI of the c-spine. Depending on the results it might be just short term that gets better spontaneously, or somthing that might need an epidural steroid injection or something that might require surgery. Good news is that most resolve on it's own. ...Read more
Many possibilities: Pain from the shoulder down the arm my be caused by a variety of things. Starting at the neck, there may be a pinched nerve, or the joints in the neck may be irritated. The muscles around the neck and shoulder may develop trigger points or tendonopathy which cause radiating pain. The shoulder itself may develop impingement. A pm;r doc is best able to diagnose the source of your pain. ...Read more
Sudden, severe sharp pain, spasms in my entire right arm. Pain began in neck, then traveled down shoulder, down to wrist. Arm pulsates with pain. Help?
Sounds like: Nerve irritation or injury that could be coming from your neck seem a very likely explanation for these symptoms. Assessing if neck position change the symptoms might help. A good neurological history and competent examination should sort this out. The pulsating might also suggest a vascular contribution though that can be a pain associated with nerve compression as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Left shoulder pain that radiates down arm into hand, accompanied by pain from hip (L) down my leg. Only happens when laying down. Cause for concern?
Nerve pressure: It appears from the radiating pain that you have nerve compression. This happens when a nerve is squeezed between two other structures. You need to get examined by a physician, Neurologist, who can find the compression sites before the pain becomes longer lasting and possible permanent. ...Read more
Doctor can evaluate: Chest tightness, chest pain, and shortness of breath can be due to minor problems or to very serious ones. An emergency room doctor can check to see what might be going on. Sometimes, tests and chest xrays will be done. Possible causes include a heart attack, partial pneumothorax (collapsed lung), asthma, reflux, heart arrythmias, etc... One should not wait around with such symptoms. ...Read more
Pain in left buttock traveling slowly down the backside left leg. Sometimes sharp pain and sometimes numbness while sitting. Better when I'm walking?
Many Possibilities: Depending on how long it's been going on, i would consider an evaluation by a pain/spine specialist. Sometimes it could be a muscle imbalance, early onset arthritis or scoliosis. Also could be a pinched nerve/herniated disc. Either way it might be good to figure it out and get appropriate treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pain in lower right back above buttocks. Travels down leg. Knee pain shooting down leg when crossing legs. No knee swelling, full weight bearing.
See orthopedist: Its important to establish a diagnosis. Shoulder/arm pain could be from 1) referred sources including: neck, abdomen, and heart. 2) shoulder sources include: arthritis, labral tears, instability, tendinitis, rotator cuff tears, bursitis, painful bony spurs etc. Therefore proper diagnosis is essential to stopping the pain. See an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
Could be many things: Carla, you need to get a formal consult to describe this in much more detail and preferably have a physical exam also to confirm any likely diagnosis. So would advise live consult, but one of us could help you on Concierge to narrow it down and advise on pain relief. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Spinal stenosis: There are several possibilities. The most likely with your age is right sided degenerative issues in the neck compressing the spinal cord. You need to be evaluated by a spinal professional to determine if you have intra spinal issues and if not what can be done to help you with your discomfort. ...Read more
Stabbingpain in left shoulder blade that shoots down back of arm til bout right after elbow something like pinch on heart back pain . History?
Maybe neck: Could be cervical disc issue, but might involve brachial plexus. With left arm, best to check out by ekg, but less likely to be cardiac referred pain at your age. ...Read more
See your PCP: You need a thorough evaluation by your primary care provider and probably some i, aging studies and perhaps a referral to a specialist for a consultation. ...Read more
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
Severe shoulder pain with pain radiating under arm pit down to hand. Severe pain when using arm. What is this?
Intense, throbbing pain over outer aspect of forearm from hand midway up arm. Pain when rotate arm. Wakes from sleep. Travels up to elbow. Help!
Nerve pinch: Common entrapments of ulnar N at the elbow, cubital tunnel,syndrome, can cause this. Might also be a forearm entrapment at pronator teres. See an ortho or PMR doc to eval,this and get a correct diagnosis and treatment path. ...Read more
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