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Sudden sharp right arm pain, what to do?

Sudden sharp right arm pain, what to do?

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

Arm Pain (Definition)

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What can cause sharp pain in arm and neck?

What can cause sharp pain in arm and neck?

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

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I have had to episodes of right sharp facial pain and right arm pain. should I be concerned?

I have had to episodes of right sharp facial pain and right arm pain. should I be concerned?

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

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I have pin's and needles in my thumb to collar bone and arm pain, what's changed?

I have pin's and needles in my thumb to collar bone and arm pain, what's changed?

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

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Sharp pain in arm, there’s a tiny dot where the pain is and it hurts so bad clothes hurt when rubbed?

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

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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

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

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Chest left pain, not sharp, left arm pain with back pain, dont have other simptons, what is this? I have Panic Syndrome :(.

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

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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?

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?

Radiating pain: down b oth arms requires an extensive examination and evaluation of your cervical spine as well as testing for underlying medical conditions such as diabetes. ...Read more

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Arm pain starting in left shoulder to hand on a 37 year old femal. Pain is very sharp and keeps waking me up.

Arm pain starting in left shoulder to hand on a 37 year old femal. Pain is very sharp and keeps waking me up.

Likely pinched nerve: You are possibly having a pinched nerve in your left arm. This could be in the neck area or sometimes in the shoulder area. You should see a doctor for evaluation, testing, and treatment. ...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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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

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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?

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

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RPh at work. No lifting, standing, filling Rxs. Sudden sharp pain upper right chest,collar bone,shoulder/arm pain. Poss causes?

RPh at work. No lifting, standing, filling Rxs. Sudden sharp pain upper right chest,collar bone,shoulder/arm pain. Poss causes?

Parsonage Turner: Syndrome. Check for any focal weakness or sensory loss. Sometimes this can be a late consequence of pleurisy or an isolated viral event. Degenerative conditions involving the shoulder and related structures would not present in a sub acute or paroxysmal fashion. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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

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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

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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?

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

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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

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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?

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?

Why no ultrasound?: If your leg is swollen or has a painful cord you might have a blood clot. That said you doctor should be able to examine you to evaluate for joint pain or other sources. ...Read more

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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

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