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Extreme sharp and stabbing pain in left arm tricep. Haven't been working out just came on suddenly what could cause this?

Many things

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There can be different causes for posterior elbow pain including triceps tendinitis, partial triceps tear, olecranon bursitis, elbow arthritis or even medial or lateral epicondylitis. Best to avoid the aggravating activity and have it evaluated by an orthopaedic surgeon.
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What does a sharp, stabbing pain in my left arm mean?

Heart pain ?

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One of the 1st “unusual” symptoms we learn in medical school is that heart pain sometimes shows up as left arm pain. At your age this is a distinct possibility. Please see your doctor immediately to make sure this is not your issue.
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I have a sharp stabbing pain in my ribs under my left arm pit and it comes in waves about every 30 mins what could it be?

Musculoskeletal

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Most likely, it is a rib dysfunction and is pinching a nerve. However, it could be internal in the heart or lungs although these usually do not cause sharp pains with any kind of rhythmic occurence. I would start by seeing a Osteopathic physician.
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Dr. Mahesh Allam answered:

Inthelast week I have had a sudden sharp stabbing pain (in one point) in my upper left arm half way between elbow and shoulder on the inside.Whatisit?

Heart /pinched nerve

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At 49, always rule out heart disease with a cardiology consultation and a stress test. A pinched nerve in the neck or arm can cause similar pain.
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Dr. Harry Myers answered:

Inthelast week I have had a sudden sharp stabbing pain (in one point) in my upper left arm half way between elbow and shoulder on the inside.Whatisit ?

Left Arm Pain

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Hi, Left arm pain is one of the various symptoms that can be associated with Angina, or Cardiac Pain. With out a history of injury, you should view this symptom as significant. You should have it looked at today. Remember that females can have very mild symptoms with cardiac disease. Good Luck!
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I have sharp, stabbing pain on the inside of my upper left arm. Do I need to be alarmed?

Depends

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Pain can be a symptom of something else. Depends on the duration, severity, and quality of your pain. Does it radiate? Is it associate? Any other symptoms along with the pain? These are all questions your doctor will likely ask you. If you had any trauma or activity it is likely musculoskeletal in nature and should improve with rest and a very short course of anti-inflammatories.
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Dr. James Dillard answered:

Severe stabbing pain in left arm/shoulder when i drive, open or close door with left hand or put left arm in sleeve. Xray negative for bone spurs, arthritis, etc Possibly precipitated by injections?

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You need to see a good ortho or physical rehab doc, and get a diagnosis. It's hard to tell you what is wrong without doing a careful physical exam. That's why we learn how to do these exams and learn the orthopedic tests that we perform on patients to make a diagnosis. Muscle trigger point injections usually do not cause lasting pain, but an injection into the joint might. This could be a rotator
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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld answered:

If you have a stabbing pain in the lower left arm, does this mean heart attack?

Can be

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There can be many causes to have pain in the left arm. A heart attack is just one cause of many. If you are having these symptoms, you should see a doctor ASAP to get checked out. Go to an ER if you do not have a doctor.
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Dr. Kavita Gupta answered:

Had surgery on my elbow but arm still not recovery. Still get a stabbing pain left arm and weakness > What sure i do?

Elbow pain

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Depending if whether you have any restrictions- physical therapy with modalities such as a TENS unit can be of help to desensitize a region.
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I've had a serious issue with severe stabbing pain in my middle back to my left arm,have had heart and lung ruled out at ER..Possible torn muscle?

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If its not heart or lung, it could be musculoskeletal (strained muscle), but it'd be worthwhile making sure its not gastroesophageal reflux disease as it often mimics heart problems.
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