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Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
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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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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Board Certified, Pain Management
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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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Dr. Tracy Berg
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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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Dr. Bennett Werner
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Dr. Michael Patney
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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Moving my arm a sharp shooting pain from elbow to wrist. I'm a heavy equipment operator. Very physical job, repetitive arm movements. Home remedies?

Moving my arm a sharp shooting pain from elbow to wrist. I'm a heavy equipment operator. Very physical job,  repetitive arm movements. Home remedies?

Try a brace: Try a tennis elbow brace near your elbow. This shouldn't cause any problems and may relieve the pain. If it doesn't work then see your primary doctor for an eval. ...Read more

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Dr. Bruce Weisbrot
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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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Dr. John Michel
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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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Dr. Thomas Graber
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I hit my elbow hard and now when i lean on it , i get a sharp shooting pain. It seems to be getting worse. Is there something i can do at home to help?

I hit my elbow hard and now when i lean on it , i get a sharp shooting pain. It seems to be getting worse. Is there something i can do at home to help?

May heal slowly: Some people use elbow pads but most just learn to avoid leaning on the sore elbow until it heals. Elbow injuries often involve bone bruising, and that can take months to heal. If you might have hit it hard enough to break a bone, an x-ray is a good idea. ...Read more

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Dr. Edwin Perez
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Sharp shooting pain in right elbow ?

How long: How long? We all get aches and shooting pains from time to time. I tell people not to think about it too much as it will make it worse. But if its been going on for 6 weeks or more than it is probably worth looking into. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Mass
Board Certified, Orthopedic surgery, hand surgery
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