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Sharp Pin Prick Pain In Arm
See below: Arm pain is a vague complaint . Neck problems are often associated . A thorough history and exam with xrays if indicated . Seek an orthopaedic surgeon specialized in spine . Just because he is a surgeon , he 'll try to exhaust all conservative treatment before surgery . Do not get your neck manipulated . Examination of the arm , in itself for pathologic findings as there are numerous areas in the arm form hand and wrist that can cause symptomatology can you elaborate on the exact location of your pain quality quantity chronology setting alleviating and aggravating factors and associated manifestations. ...Read more
Nerve Injury or: possibly nerve entrapment such as from a vertebra gone out of whack or disc inj.Strangely, if an upper rib become dysfunctional, it too can cause sharp or achy pain in arm & neck.I recommend a good history & physical including osteopathic hands-on exam to figure out cause.Treatment could be as simple as manipulation, but if other treatment is necessary, your D.O. will be able to do it or refer. ...Read more
Concern, yes: Panic, no. Sharp pain is a call for attention. That's a difference from chronic when there is no 'news'. See your Dr. It's not even a good idea to get ahead of yourself to guess the cause - find out from an exam. It may be simple or not but you'll be able to deal w/ it step by step. Best! ...Read more
Evaluate Neck: If you are not improving have your doctor order a cervical spine mri. Many times a herniated disc in the neck can cause arm pain especially if you have not improved with the medications and physical therapy. If it is a herniated disc you may need evaluation from a spine specialist to determine what other options might be needed (injections, surgery, etc) to help reduce pain. ...Read more
Sharp pain in arm, there’s a tiny dot where the pain is and it hurts so bad clothes hurt when rubbed?
Shingles: This could be the development of early shingles. It is difficult to comment without examination. Please see a doctor ...Read more
What is it? I have arm pain. Sudden twinges in upper right arm lasted 5 mins no other symptoms felt like sharp knife or needle
Nerve pain: It is difficult to say without examining but the pain you are describing sounds like nerve pain. Nerves can get punched at the level of the neck giving burning shooting pains in the arms and neck. Arm pain can also be worrying as it may mean that you could be developing angina. You need to get examined by a doctor to get the correct diagnosis ...Read more
Hello just had a question about arm pain, for the past 2 days I have been experiencing a quick sharp pain down my right arm from elbow to rist, diabe?
Lipoma right arm upper. Sharp pain very sharp pain in arm. Goes threw hole arm what to do tried every med OTC pretty much.!
Chest left pain, not sharp, left arm pain with back pain, dont have other simptons, what is this? I have Panic Syndrome :(.
See your PCP ASAP: Pain in your chest that radiates to your left arm is a serious medical condition. It is always a red flag and appointment with your PCP is warranted. See your doctor for further investigation, tests and treatment. Take care. ...Read more
Left arm pain it hurts but it hurts when moving my arm back and straight up of my side. I got a sharp pain when i poped my back. What could this be?
Muscle bruising: You probably bruised the muscles around the shoulder girdle; should settle down within a week or else seek medical attention. ...Read more
I have arm pain in both arms almost every day. I get sharp pains depending on the angle/weight I put on them.The pain shoots from my shoulder to elbow?
Arm pain starting in left shoulder to hand on a 37 year old femal. Pain is very sharp and keeps waking me up.
Left arm pain by shoulder, with short sharp pains in the chest left side. I treated it like acid re-flux too no avail neck also hurts left side ideas?
Disc bulge: You may have a bulging or herniated disc in your neck. Get evaluated by a cervical spine orthopedist. ...Read more
My Husband is experiencing right arm pain and chest pain or discomfort (quality: feels sharp or stabbing) (severity: moderate) (time frame: sudden) (?
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
Sharp upper stomach/back/chest/arm pain&nausea cause by gastritis or something else? pain every other day no answers. please help!
Few possibilities : Gastritis can certainly lead to that, especially of severe, or if an ulcer has developed. If the acid is very high it can come into the esophagus and worsen the situation causing esophagitis. Gallbladder issues also a possibility but would usually cause right sided chest pain. Suggest seeing a doc. Avoiding ALL FOODS that can worsen. Taking Prilosec in morning and Zantac (ranitidine) at night. ...Read more
Sharp chest and arm pain, had an EKG doctor said was perfect. Thinks i might have gallbladder problem but not sure yet. What could be happening?
Chest pain: Lots of possibilities for this pain in 18y/o. Unlikely to be from heart but should get checked to be sure. Gallbladder is one of the possibilities but there are other, best to discuss with your dr. ...Read more
RPh at work. No lifting, standing, filling Rxs. Sudden sharp pain upper right chest,collar bone,shoulder/arm pain. Poss causes?
During venipuncture and when needle was removed, felt sharp pain in arm to wrist.Now feel vein popping near wrist everytime straighten arm down from elbow.It is uncomfortable but not painful.
It is nothing: It is not a serious problem. Just ignore. Venipuncture does not lead to any problems after a couple of days.. It should all be fine. ...Read more
Bilateral arm pain I have been experiiencing pain in both arms at different times for the last few weeks. The pain is either achey or sharp and shoots down my arm (left arm). My right arm feels like it has a blood pressure cuff on it sometimes. Like i sai
Radiculopathy: Radiating arm pain and a feeling of tightness are common symptoms of radiculpathy... Stemming from compression on the nerve root(s) in your neck. It can be due to a disc bulge- or herniation, slight instability or deformity or bone-spur formation and arthritis... Physical therapy with cervical traction can help, including exercises and anti-inflammaroties. Try that for few weeks to see how it goes. ...Read more
I am having carotid artery sharp pain on right side and shoulder neck arm pain along with chest pain in center. Is this serious?
Could be: That could be serious. The most troublesome thing you said is that you have chest pain in the center. Undiagnosed chest pain in a 47 year old who reports, as you do, a history of angina, should be further evaluated, especially if it's new, occurring more often, with less effort, lasting longer, or getting worse. ...Read more
Crack/crunch sound in neck followed by sharp pain in neck shoulder chest on right side, dull pain in arm and arm pit. Tweaked nerve?
More likely muscle: Typically the sound is muscle sliding over a joint. It can pinch a nerve but more often catches tendon part. Can cause inflammation and over the counter anti-inflammatory can help (ibuprofen, naproxen, etc) can help. If doesn't improve or have numbness or cold arm/hand seek medical attention. ...Read more
36 M with normal echo stress, BP & lipids in Dec 2014. No fam his non smoker. Left arm pain for 6 mths and sharp chest pain in one location. Cardiac?
Symptom: The symptom you describe is more likely to be musculoskeletal than cardiac. ...Read more
Severe neck-shoulder-arm pain (r side)(throbbing/pulsating/sharp stabbing). 2 months) X-ray done(normal). Doctor thinks pinched nerve. Relief laying?
Maybe: This one is hard to say without examining your shoulder as it can be hard to distinguish pain arising from shoulder conditions such as impingement or rotator cuff tendonitis from neck conditions such as bulging disc. Need to be examined to truly discern where the problem is from. Xrays can be normal in either condition. ...Read more
26 yo female, having dull left sided chest and shoulder/arm pain, with occasional sharp pains. Had leg pain for 4 weeks, dr said no DVT (no ultrasound?
I am a 36 year old trainee doctor. I suffer from neck pain, right arm pain with pins and needles and vertigo. All my tests are normal. What should I do?
What can cause left arm pain from shoulder down to hand? Not sharp pain..More like an achy pain? 29f. Healthy. Worried about stroke or heart attack
Nerve pain likely: Many things -- most likely compression of a nerve in your thoracic outlet or neck. Unlikely to be heart disease in a healthy person of 29. Definitely not a stroke. More likely thoracic outlet syndrome, or cervical nerve compression, or compression of your nerve by some other mechanism like a tumor -- see a doctor. ...Read more
Severe shoulder tip pain, left jaw pain, left arm pain,pain between ribs- sharp. all tests normal- troponin, ECG, CXR, Ddimer. What is it?
Again I have chest tightness but now with sharp pain in left jaw then neck then left upper shoulder then left arm pain come and go, normal ECG echo ?
You need a complete : You need a complete work up to makes sure that this is not your heart! please take good care! ...Read more
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