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Shooting Pain Down One Arm In Children
Seek Evaluation: There are many possible causes of these symptoms. An appropriate othopaedic or neurosurgical evaluation is indicated if these symptoms persists. ...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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Cervical spine?: There are multiple possible causes. A common cause is an irritated nerve in the neck or cervical spine. Other possible causes include a shoulder problem, brachial plexus injury, and referred pain from an internal medical problem. If the symptoms persist or are associated with other symptoms, consult a physician. ...Read more
Many possibilities: Pain from the shoulder down the arm my be caused by a variety of things. Starting at the neck, there may be a pinched nerve, or the joints in the neck may be irritated. The muscles around the neck and shoulder may develop trigger points or tendonopathy which cause radiating pain. The shoulder itself may develop impingement. A pm;r doc is best able to diagnose the source of your pain. ...Read more
I am a 32f, I have been experiencing sharp, shooting pain in my left armpit that shoots down my arm. Any idea what it could be and should I been seen?
To see PCP: You need to see your pcp to check for any problem with axilla, cervical spine, chest. ...Read more
Hi, 4 weeks ago I woke up with a stiff and painful shoulder. Since then I have had a shooting pain moving up and down my whole arm Can you help please?
Bursitis/tendonitis: It sounds like you may have developed a bursitis or tendonitis. I suggest you try taking some ibuprofen 2-3 times a day for a few weeks and using warm compresses and gentle stretches for the shoulder. If it does not resolve after 2-3 weeks of this treatment you may need to see your GP. I hope you are feeling better soon. ...Read more
Im 33 yrs old. I don't smoke nor do i drink. I have recently been having a shooting pain in my left arm that starts at my shoulder and shoots down my ?
6 weeks ago, i started getting a shooting pain down both arms whenever i got a fright. It was a sudden change and it's continued since. Should i worry?
Probably not serious: This type of pain is usually not serious in a young person, but there are some medical conditions that can make it worse. Hyperventilation can cause pain, tingling and numbness in the arms, but it is worse if you have a low calcium level. Best to talk with your doctor about these pains. ...Read more
I am a 28 year male with shooting pain down my right arm, its not constant.. Is it a nerve or heart thing?
Probably nerve: Because of your age, the fact that it is your right arm and not the left, and because you do not mention chest pain, this is most likely caused by pressure on the nerve. This commonly occurs in the neck, elbow area, or wrist. Tests could localize the problem if the symptoms persist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am experiencing a congestive cough which sends a shooting pain down my left shoulder & upper arm. What causes this?l
Coughing with pain: may mean you pulled a muscle (intercostal, teres minor, trapezius, deltoid?) from excessive coughing. It could also mean you may have a blood clot in your lung (pulmonary embolus), though the pain for that is more common located in the chest, side or back (pleurisy). Please see a healthcare provider for prompt diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
My teenage daughter get's shooting pain's up and down her right arm, puke's, and get's chest pain's what does that mean?
Hard to determine : Need more information about the symptoms that you are reporting. Any associated issues with the onset? How long and severe? A visit to her doctor will put your mind at ease. ...Read more
I am 17, with a shooting pain going down my lef arm. Earlier today i got really upset and it started. My chest is tight also. Should i call 911?
See a physician: please see your primary care physician for full evaluation and diagnosis. ...Read more
Hi Doc here are my symptoms pinching pain in back of shoulder, shooting pain in shoulder and down arm, pain in front of shoulder also can been 5 month?
Seek consult: I would recommend you see either an orthopedic surgeon or a neurosurgeon as you may have a problem with a disc in your neck. I sounds suspicious for a "pinched nerve" or herniated cervical disc. A physical examination and possible a MRI would be helpful. Short term medication and physical therapy are often all that is needed for resolution of your symptoms. ...Read more
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