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When I straighten my arm, sharp shooting pain & weakness from elbow to hand. 40yr old construction worker. Very physical job.

When I straighten my arm, sharp shooting pain & weakness from elbow to hand. 40yr old construction worker. Very physical job.

See orthopedics: Sounds like a cervical radiculopathy (neck problem) people call this a "pinched nerve" weakness is concerning though and should be seen by a medical professional. ...Read more

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Is my hand broken? I have shooting pain down to my elbow?

Is my hand broken? I have shooting pain down to my elbow?

X-Ray: Will be able to tell if you broke your hand/elbow. Consider going to er/urgent care if pain, swelling, inability to move in normal range of motion. ...Read more

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I have shooting pain that goes from my left elbow to my fingers, it causes my hand to seize and let go what could it be?

I have shooting pain that goes from my left elbow to my fingers, it causes my hand to seize and let go what could it be?

Trauma?: Have you had trauma to your elbow especially on the lateral aspect of the elbow. You seem by hx to have some trauma or irritation to the radial nerve from elbow down to the wrist and hand See your doctor if persist more ...Read more

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When I squeeze my left hand I get a shooting pain from my hand to my elbow. If I leave my arm in one position too long it gets sore and hard to move.?

When I squeeze my left hand I get a shooting pain from my hand to my elbow. If I leave my arm in one position too long it gets sore and hard to move.?

Arthritis: It's not clear. Symptoms of arthritis are pain on movement after periods of rest which improve with gentle motion and heat. Often hands that are painful in the morning and get better as things get "warmed up" suggest osteoarthritis. ...Read more

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The joints in my left hand are stiff and sore, wrist is also somewhat sore, and shooting pain up to my elbow. Pain is aching, though may burn in am.

The joints in my left hand are stiff and sore, wrist is also somewhat sore, and shooting pain up to my elbow. Pain is aching, though may burn in am.

carpel tunnel: It sounds like a repetitive stress injury such as carpel tunnel syndrome. You must ice the area, take nsaids, and avoid the stressful use of that hand. If all else fails, see a hand doctor. ...Read more

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I'm a housekeeper and I have a sharp shooting pain from my wrist to my elbow. You can see the tendent is stretched tight..

I'm a housekeeper and I have a sharp shooting pain from my wrist to my elbow. You can see the tendent is stretched tight..

Tendonitis: You likely have injured the tendon or muscle in your arm. Get this evaluated and get some treatment before it continues to get worse. ...Read more

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I have a shooting pain in my rightlower armthat seems to originatebetween my elbow and wrist. It shoots up to my elbow and down thru my index finger.

I have a shooting pain in my rightlower armthat seems to originatebetween my elbow and wrist. It shoots up to my elbow and down thru my index finger.

Neuropathy: The lateral cuteneous nerve syndrome, affects the outside of your forearm. At ulnar groove in elbow, ulnar compression can occur. Ulnar neuropathy affects pinky and ring finger. Median nerve compression affects the thumb, index, and middle fingers. Get an emg/ncs by neurologist or physiatrist. Should help confirm problem. <a href='http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/m/pubmed/7670976/' rel='nofollow' ta. ...Read more

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Large lump at the top of my arm, with intermittent shooting pain through my elbow and wrist. Can a lipoma cause pain or is this something more?

Large lump at the top of my arm, with intermittent shooting pain through my elbow and wrist. Can a lipoma cause pain or is this something more?

Nerve compression: The shooting pain through your elbow and wrist could be related to a compressed nerve. Ok to check with your doc for an exam and opinion about that lump and whether it is causative. ...Read more

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Was in a car accident 6days ago, hit ulnar nerve. Received steroid shot, but thimb, ring, and pinky are still numb with shooting pain in elbow. Help?

Was in a car accident 6days ago, hit ulnar nerve. Received steroid shot, but thimb, ring, and pinky are still numb with shooting pain in elbow. Help?

Time: Should get better with time, but I would see a hand surgeon for a consultation to get a better idea of the diagnosis and prognosis. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Pain in left arm. Starts around elbow. Pain radiates to thumb. Sometimes tingling fingers. Yesterday had shooting pain across shoulder when extended arm.

Pain in left arm. Starts around elbow. Pain radiates to thumb. Sometimes tingling fingers. Yesterday had shooting pain across shoulder when extended arm.

Sounds like pinched: nerve, but any pain in left arm is concerning for angina. You are quite young to develop heart disease, but you should see your doctor to make sure your heart is ok, especially if you have risk factors. ...Read more

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Pain started in middle finger and is now shooting pain up through elbow, recently had surgery to take out thyroid ant this is the arm that I v was in.

This is going to: Take a good neurological assessment to sort out. EMG changes don't show up until at least two weeks after the onset of a problem. NCV abnormality may be apparent right away. Both studies are typically done at the same time. Best of luck with this problem. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my shoulder hurts and I have shooting pain down through my arm to my hands this bursitis?

See details: You should see an orthopedist or rheumatologist and have the issue evaluated. There is evidence from your symptoms that there is an element of nerve compression. ...Read more

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I am experiencing a shooting pain, or a burning sensation or a freezing cold hand in my right arm. This has been for 9 months and is getting worse.?

I am experiencing a shooting pain, or a burning sensation or a freezing cold hand in my right arm. This has been for 9 months and is getting worse.?

See your doctor: For symptoms that last this long, its in your best interest to see your doctor. He/she has the best chance of finding out what's going on. ...Read more

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I am having a random strong shooting pain that goes over the top side of my shoulder & down my arm. Some tingling in hand. No injuries or new exercise?

I am having a random strong shooting pain that goes over the top side of my shoulder & down my arm. Some tingling in hand. No injuries or new exercise?

Cervical radic: It sounds like you may have a pinched nerve in
your neck
It can flareup without a specific injury
Id suggest rest and nsaid meds
if not better, see your otho - you might need pt ...Read more

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Shooting pain in my left arm. It shoots down into my hand then I can't move my hand and it gets numb. I also numb in left leg. Happens randomly?

Shooting pain in my left arm. It shoots down into my hand then I can't move my hand and it gets numb. I also numb in left leg. Happens randomly?

Arm numbness: This could be from a herniated cervical spine disc. Did you fall down face forward recently? Or any other injury? Get a proper evaluation soon. Arm symptoms combined with leg symptoms are not to be taken lightly. An MRI of the neck if the first thing to be done. Good luck. ...Read more

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Shooting pain in my lower right arm occasionally will go into upper arm and feel as if my muscle is cramping. Made worse by hand use. What is it?

Overuse injury: Without more information, it sounds like you're experiencing pain near your forearm/wrist area, possibly due to overusing that body part. You may have a tendinitis or muscle/ligament strain, which radiates upward when you move your hand. If you're doing some repetitive movement with that hand/lower arm area, try to modify how you do things with that arm so you can rest the affected area. ...Read more

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Pinched nerve hello, I have what I think is a pinched nerve in my neck or scapula. When I turn my head to the left I get a numb and a shooting pain on my left arm through my hand. When I massage my right scapula the same happens on my left. Who shall I

Spine Surgeon: This can come from several issues, the most concerning would be a pinched nerve in the neck. First see a spine surgeon, they will get an MRI or other scan of your neck. Other possibilities include muscle spasms or other myofascial pain types. Once you have the cause worked out you can seek the treatment right for you. ...Read more

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Mini heart attack or pinched nerve, im 22, 5'11, 236lbs, smoker, junkfood eater, no exercise, shooting pain radiating from my neck, worsens at shoulder and shooting down into my arm and hand?

Mini heart attack or pinched nerve, im 22, 5'11, 236lbs, smoker, junkfood eater, no exercise, shooting pain radiating from my neck, worsens at shoulder and shooting down into my arm and hand?

Radicular pain?: You need to consult your Family Physician and get checked. At your age with the symptoms you described it is very unlikely to be due to heart problem
And more likely from a problem with your Cervical Spine and may be a pinched nerve causing pain radiating down the arm
Get your self checked and treated
And advice to stop smoking and lifestyle changes for your eating habits and exercise ...Read more

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Dx w Left breast cancer. Had 10/30 radiation tx after lumpectomy with slb (0/3). Having shooting pain in L arm w/numb hand & shoulder pain. Normal?

Dx w Left breast cancer. Had 10/30 radiation tx after lumpectomy with slb (0/3). Having shooting pain in L arm w/numb hand & shoulder pain. Normal?

Not normal: The removal of the breast lesion would not cause hooting pain down the arm. This is most likely related to the sentinel node removal which if adjacent to the chest wall may have caught long thoracic or thoracodorsal nerve resulting in temporary inflammation ih that region which should resolve. ...Read more

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Swelling on my feet and shooting pain up my arm and wrist what could it be?

Swelling on my feet and shooting pain up my arm and wrist what could it be?

See your Doctor!: How long has the swelling been going on? What did you do or eat or take when it began? Need more info or medical history to help you out further. Please provide it and resubmit, and we'll do the best to help you out. Then, we can assess if there's any relationship to what's also happening in your wrist and arm. I don't believe we have the whole picture here. Let us help you better answer this! Thx! ...Read more