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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

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Shoulder Pain (Definition)

Shoulder pain is multifactorial. It can be from bone issues -- like arthritis. It can be from muscle tendon issues -- like a torn rotator cuff, or when a tendon is inflammed. It can also be from nerve issues -- like a bulging disk in your spine. Each diagnosis ...Read more


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Shoulder pain with shooting pain down arm?

Shoulder pain with shooting pain down arm?

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

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I've been having shooting pain down the back of my left arm between the shoulder and my elbow?

I've been having shooting pain down the back of my left arm between the shoulder and my elbow?

See your Dr.: You need to be evaluated by your doctor. You will likely need an MRI of the cervical spine. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have shooting pain in left elbow. Terrible random pain. Also shooting pain and dull ache in left shoulder blade? Worried about heart.

See answer: At your age, a myocardial infarction would be unlikely. I see you have anxiety and panic attacks, that would be the more likely cause of your pains. However, if you are concerned, you should see a doctor for full evaluation. ...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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Have sharp shooting pain from shoulder to neck it come and go's for the last week?

Pinched nerve: Pain at the shoulder can be from many reasons, but also it can come from a pinched nerve in the neck area. I would have it checked out by an orthopedic shoulder specialist or cervical specialist. ...Read more

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Slight shoulder pain and tightness. Cramping/sharp pains in bicep, tricep, and shooting pain in forearm. Pain come on for minute or two then go away?

Shoulder origin: These pains may be referred from a tendonitis of the shoulder or may indicate a pinched nerve in the neck or shoulder area. The jabbing, sharp nature of the discomfort suggests nerve pain, however. An orthopedic specialist is well qualified to evaluate and recommend any appropriate tests and treatment. ...Read more

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Severe all back & shoulder pain/aches/uncomfortable. Lump in right side of neck, feel shooting pain up back of head and right eye when I rub my neck?

Occipital neuralgia: Involves the greater and lesser occipital nerves located in the back of the scalp and can produce neck pain as well as headache. The most common symptom is suboccipital pain radiating to the back of the head and occasionally down the back of the neck. This is treatable condition. Rec. See orofacial pain or pain management specialist. You can take Advil (ibuprofen) pm as needed.
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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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I have shooting pain inside of my left shoulder and my left arm?

Shoulder or neck: If the pain is just in the shoulder area, it could be a problem with those joints. If it shoots down toward the hand, it could be nerve pain coming from your neck. You could see your primary doctor. For the shoulder, a sports specialist can assess you. For pain going down the arm to the forearm or hand, see a spinal specialist. ...Read more

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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?

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

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I'm 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?

I'm 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?

See your doctor: Shooting pains can indicate a neuropathy and should be evaluated if acute. There are many different causes but one needs to figure out the localization to decipher this. ...Read more

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I am experiencing a congestive cough which sends a shooting pain down my left shoulder & upper arm. What causes this? L

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

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I have a right shoulder problem, have had it for a year now, seems to go up through my neck to my left arm. I wake up with a sharp shooting pain going?

Neck pain: Cervical radiculopathy is a common cause of both acute and chronic neck pain. Pain in the neck, shoulder, or arm occurs in nearly all patients with cervical radiculopathy. A major goal of the neurologic evaluation is to look for weakness and sensory disturbance. Neuroimaging and electrodiagnostic testing is indicated when localizing signs and symptoms suggest a nerve root injury. ...Read more

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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?

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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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 have intense shooting pain in left shoulder and shoulder blade that comes and goes w/ pain lifting arm and when moving neck. What could it be?

I have intense shooting pain in left shoulder and shoulder blade that comes and goes w/ pain lifting arm and when moving neck. What could it be?

Pinched nerve: Shoulder and/or shoulder blade pain can be caused by an irriated shoulder or a pinched nerve in the neck. If turning your head in the direction of pain causes the pain to shoot to your shoulder and shoulder blade there is a good chance it's coming from your neck. ...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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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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Had a solumedrolshotfor hive on sun. Now in pain from shoulder to elbow I am 61 yr old female, is this normal and what can I take to relieve the pain?

Had a solumedrolshotfor hive on sun. Now in pain from shoulder to elbow I am 61 yr old female, is this normal and what can I take to relieve the pain?

Infusion related?: The pain may be due to an infusion reaction. This may occur due to the drug itself or the rate of the infusion, etc. If this is the case it will probably resolve by itself. In the meanwhile tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen may be helpful. If it persists please see your physician. ...Read more

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Tuesday gone did 40 pushups left should pain since then swelling and pain when moving my shoulder pain from shoulder to elbow pain at night awakes me?

Shoulder pain: This is likely a strain type injury. Recommend rest, ice, compression, and an over the counter anti- inflammatory (ibuprofen or naproxen). If symptoms continue after this treatment for 2-3 weeks, seek consultation with orthopedic surgeon ...Read more