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Shooting Pain From 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?
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
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
Burning/sometimes shooting pain to left shoulder for 2 1/2 days. Now down upper arm to elbow with Weakness. Is this a pinched nerve?
Pain in left arm. Starts around elbow. Pain radiates to thumb. Sometimes tingling fingers. Yesterday had shooting pain across shoulder when extended arm.
I suspect I have a compressed nerve in my elbow; my right arm has been painful for three weeks; when I write I have shooting pain up my arm and into my shoulder, when resting the arm is numb what doctor do you recommend I go see to help me treat it.
Shooting pain from shoulder blade to ring finger comes amd goes? Shoulder makes grinding noises. Hist pots and eds. Cardiac cause or nerve?
I have shoulder pain and it shoots down my arm in between my shoulder and elbow. That's it! What should I do to help it at home?
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
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?
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.
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
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
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
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 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
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
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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