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Why am I dizzy and have neck/upper shoulder pain when raising arms?

Why am I dizzy and have neck/upper shoulder pain when raising arms?

Probably not related: There is a rare condition called "the subclavian steal syndrome" that causes dizziness when you raise and use your left arm. It can be ruled out on physical exam in the office. Have your doctor check you. Otherwise, the two symptoms are probably not related. ...Read more

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Both shoulders extremes pain when reaching and raising arms?

Both shoulders extremes pain when reaching and raising arms?

New, sudden pain?: Do you feel weak as well lifting arms? How about pain and weakness in the hips, for example when you try to get out of a chair without using arms for assistance? There is an illness called PMR which can cause these symptoms and a blood test can help see if this is what you may have - a sedimentation rate. It may also be shoulder pain due to arthritis or rotator cuff issues. ...Read more

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Sharp pain between shoulder blades. Felt when raising arms or breathing. ?

Muscular pain. : Sounds more like a muscular pain (rhomboids or trapezius) than anything related to the lungs. If you get short of breath, though, get to a doctor. ...Read more

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Is there anything that can cause my pulse to disappear when raising my arms above my head?

Is there anything that can cause my pulse to disappear when raising my arms above my head?

Gravity: The pulse (which i'm assuming you're taking in your wrist) is a simple mathematical formula. Pulse amplitude = systolic blood pressure - diastolic blood pressure - height above heart * a constant. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Having thrills on my neck.. right in the lower midline.. with congestion while bending or raising my arms ?

Having thrills on my neck.. right in the lower midline..  with congestion while bending or raising my arms ?

Better description: These symptoms are nondiagnostic. A better description is needed without using words like thrills,congestion. Perhaps you're having muscular type discomfort but in order to make a diagnosis, more information will be needed. ...Read more

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Heart races when raising arms above head for a few seconds (stretching) and beats hard, causing pain in my head each time it beats. What causes this?

Heart races when raising arms above head for a few seconds (stretching) and beats hard, causing pain in my head each time it beats. What causes this?

Heart Racing: In dysautonomia cardiac arrythmias and palpitations could happen. I don't think you are deconditioned because you are young.You need to see a physician to record your heart beat through a long rhythm strip or holter monitor while you lift your arms. ...Read more

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Will I have to keep my arms elevated after my brachioplasty? I have an old rotator cuff injury that makes raising one of my arms painful after awhile. Will I have to keep my arms elevated after a brachioplasty? .

Will I have to keep my arms elevated after my brachioplasty? I have an old rotator cuff injury that makes raising one of my arms painful after awhile. Will I have to keep my arms elevated after a brachioplasty?

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After : After brachioplasty, the most important thing you can do to reduce arm swelling is to wear your compression sleeves as instructed by your physician. You do not need to keep your arms elevated after surgery. You may hold your arms in whatever position is most comfortable for you. All the best, dr. Skourtis. ...Read more

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What illnesses cause you to feel tired and dizzy when raising your arms above your head?

What illnesses cause you to feel tired and dizzy when raising your arms above your head?

Subclavian steal: Subclavian steal syndrome can cause a loss of blood flow to the brain when the arms are raised above the head. This can give rise to symptoms of central nervous system dysfunction as you described. In order to make the diagnosis you will have to have a vascular study with your arms in the provocative position. Good luck and well wishes. ...Read more

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Need expert advice. What illnesses cause you to feel tired, achy, and dizzy when raising your arms above your head?

Suclavian steal syn: Se your local vascular surgeon to rule out subclavian steal syndrome. You couild have several other vascular related problems associated with your symptoms. Good luck and let us know what your final diagnoses and treatment end up being? ...Read more