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I have a sharp pain in my right arm from my shoulder to my wrist. What is causing this ?

I have a sharp pain in my right arm  from my shoulder to my wrist. What is causing this ?

Radiculopathy?: This could be a nerve being compressed in the neck or even referred pain from the shoulder. These symptoms often resolve in time but if no better with otc meds after a week or so then get checked out by your pcp. A trial of physical therapy may help. If there is weakness of the arm then a MRI may be needed. ...Read more

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2weeks ago fell on right arm wrong.Now, everytime I move it towards my left body I get extreme sharp pain in right shoulder other thrn that its fine.?

2weeks ago fell on right arm wrong.Now, everytime I move it towards my left body I get extreme sharp pain in right shoulder other thrn that its fine.?

Time for an exam: Severe pain that is persisting 2 weeks after a traumatic event (your fall) warrants a trip to the doctor. If nothing else you should get an examination of your shoulder to check for a possible rotator cuff tear, and an x-ray to make sure nothing is broken. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you get a sharp pain in your upper right arm close to your shoulder? The pain lasts for 5 minutes and then goes away.

What does it mean when you get a sharp pain in your upper right arm close to your shoulder? The pain lasts for 5 minutes and then goes away.

Many possibles: With your pulmonary symptoms, the arm pain could be related to pulmonary and rarely to cardiac issues. It could also be related to a musculoskeletal issue involving the cervical spine or should. Vascular issues are rarely a cause. ...Read more

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I have pain in the middle of my back near the right shoulder blade and radiates down my right arm with a sharp pain just to the middle of my arm.

I have pain in the middle of my back near the right shoulder blade and radiates down my right arm with a sharp pain just to the middle of my arm.

See a spine guy or-: -PCP & get referrals if needed. Sounds like cervical disk in origin so may need an MRI 2 really know. An orthopedic surgeon is also a way 2 determine if shoulder in origin or cervical. ...Read more

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I think I tore my right arm muscle while stretching, every time I move it or do simple tasks I feel this sharp pain in the middle of my shoulder ?

I think I tore my right arm muscle while stretching, every time I move it or do simple tasks I feel this sharp pain in the middle of my shoulder ?

Shoulder problem: Your problem could be muscular but it sounds more like the shoulder joint itself. You can try not lifting, pushing, or pulling with the involved shoulder.You could try applying warm packs to it two or three times a day. Adding a medication like Aleve (naproxen) could help if you can safely take this medication - no allergy to this class med or stomach or kidney problems. If pain persists see MD for eval. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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When i move my right arm or take a deep breath I have a sharp pain under my right shoulder blade. I don't know why. Could be from stress? What is wrong

Chest wall pain: Moving arm and deep breathing making the pain worse, tells that pain is from your chest wall, possible muscle or bone. Let your physician check it. ...Read more

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Should i go to ER 56 yr old female bp left arm 130/90 74 pulse bp right arm 159/93 achy non sharp pain top center chest, left shoulder pain radiating from neck area, weakness in left arm

Should i go to ER 56 yr old female
bp left arm 130/90
74 pulse
bp right arm 159/93
achy non sharp pain top center chest, left shoulder pain radiating from neck area, weakness in left arm

Yes: Er eval is a good idea. You have chest pain and left arm symptoms radiating from the neck, these could represent angina, which means an impaired blood supply to the heart muscle from the coronary arteries. There are certainly other causes of chest and arm pain, but your combination of symptoms sounds concerning. It's better to be sure, go to the er. ...Read more

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I'm 40...I'm having sharp pain in right arm..What could it be?

I'm 40...I'm having sharp pain in right arm..What could it be?

Difficult to tell: Without an exam. Exactly where it hurts, what makes it better, worse and what precipotated it are important questions. ...Read more

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Hi doctor, I feel burping and acidity in my stomach, whenever burp I feel sharp pain in right arm, could you please help me to find?

Hi doctor, I feel burping and acidity in my stomach, whenever burp I feel sharp pain in right arm, could you please help me to find?

Cannot say for sure: without an exam, I can only give general information. Hiatal hernia/reflux disease can irritate the esophagus and diaphram and this can feel like in the arm. Smaller meals, SIMETHICONE, perhaps more fiber may be helpful in some. Proton pump inhibitors are helpful in some people with this also. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in right chest and right arm?

Sharp pain in right chest and right arm?

Vague: Would need a thorough history and exam. Need to know duration, severity, chronic or acute, with or without function or breathing in or out or both. I would go to a dr. Asap. ...Read more

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What does sharp pain in right shoulder traveling down back of arm mean?

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

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Pain in right arm bicep only hurts when I'm about to go to sleep. Sharp pain last for 10mins had pain for 4 months already ?

Pain in right arm bicep only hurts when I'm about to go to sleep. Sharp pain last for 10mins had pain for 4 months already  ?

Pain in arm: It sounds like you may have tendinitis of the right bicep. Press over the tendon. If it hurts that will be the diagnosis. If the pain worsens or changes you need to see your doctor for Xrays and evaluation. You can apply heat to the area and try ibuprofen but do not take ibuprofen for a long time and be careful because it can cause gastritis and kidney problems. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain in my chest and in my right arm going on 3 wks?

Get evaluated: Probably musculoskeletal but duration of symptoms requires further evaluation. See your physician. ...Read more

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Really sharp pain around shoulder blade. It hurts to move my arm what could it be ?

Muscle spasm: Sounds like a common problem people get due to spams of a group of muscles under and around the scapula (shoulder blade). It is painful and distressing. Usually self limited and treated with heat or ice, massage and Ibuprofen type meds. May need some physical therapy and or muscle relaxers if doesn't go away. If in doubt get in to pcp and be seen. ...Read more