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Pain in right arm from where joint is down right arm. Can't move arm certain ways. Weakness in hand. No injury started suddenly. Hurts to move arm.

Pain in right arm from where joint is down right arm. Can't move arm certain ways. Weakness in hand. No injury  started suddenly.  Hurts to move arm.

Rt Arm Pain & Weak: Sometimes pathology in your neck can cause symptoms like this out of the blue (disc bulges or protrusions). Stenosis (narrowing around the nerves) can do this but usually see this in much older patients. Nerves that appear to be involved in your hand are C6, C7, & C8. If you meant shoulder joint down, then C5 may be an issue too. UCC or ER can prescribe Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack. See if arm gets going. ...Read more

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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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Sever crushing chest pain from shoulder to shoulder pain in arms and arm muscles tighten to point can't move them last about 5 minutes tired after ?

Go to ER NOW!: Although your age speaks against it, you absolutely need to rule out heart ischemia or pending heart attack. Go to the er now! if workup negative, they can tell if is more muscular in nature. ...Read more

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Pain in left shoulder (especially painful when i reach behind to fasten bra ). Knotted muscle in muscle above shoulder blade and pain in left side if neck when turning head?

Pain in left shoulder (especially painful when i reach behind to fasten bra ). Knotted muscle in muscle above shoulder blade and  pain  in left side if neck when turning head?

Rotator cuff: It could be your rotator cuff, which consists of a group of muscles involved in internal and external rotation of the shoulder. Some of these symptoms can radiate to the neck. However you need to be examined by a physiatrist to determine if it's actually coming from the neck or shoulder, or if it's trigger points, all of which are treated differently. ...Read more

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Strange sensation; pain in shoulder, unable to move arm without pain?

Strange sensation; pain in shoulder, unable to move arm without pain?

Watch this video: The most likely condition causing your symptoms is adhesive capsulitis, which is also known as frozen shoulder. Adhesive capsulitis is, at its core, an inflammatory process. Watch this video (http://youtu.Be/h-umxi8yi0e) for a complete discussion of the causes of and treatment of adhesive capsulitis. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in my upper right side of back under or next to shoulder blade when I move or breathe deeply. Ibuprofen doesn't seem to alleviate pain. ?

Sharp pain in my 
upper right side of back under or next to shoulder blade when I move or breathe deeply. Ibuprofen doesn't seem to alleviate pain.
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Two thoughts : Your paincould represent either pleurisy, which is inflammation of the lining of the lung/chest wall. This could indicate a lung infection. You don'tmention cough, fever, shortness of breath or sweating. The other thought is that gallbladder problems can cause the pain that you describe in the right shoulder area. You should call your PCP first thing in the morning and get an appointment ASAP. ...Read more

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Neck pain shoulder pain radiation into shoulder and down arm no trauma throbbing and intense pain intensifies when i move my neck?

Neck pain shoulder pain radiation into shoulder and down arm no trauma 
throbbing and intense pain 
intensifies when i move my neck?

Pinched nerve : this is just a pinched nerve. However you can have muscle pain in the neck thatcan be felt in the arm and you can also have shoulder pain that could be felt in the neck or in the arm. You need to see your physician and have an evaluation perhaps looking at both the rheumatic issues in the neurologic systems ...Read more

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I have severe neck and shoulder pain with inability to lift left arm above head. Any ideas out there?

I have severe neck and shoulder pain with inability to lift left arm above head. Any ideas out there?

R/O ARTHRITIS/HNP: R/O OSTEOARTHRITIS OF NECK/HNP. You need a full exam AND FOCUSED NEURO EXAM and lab workup including TFTS /vitD/ Lyme titers /MRI to be through. Also GF diet wholeApproach. Com. And start vitamin supplements. Glucosamine/krill oil/ubiquinol/resveretrol rejuvenation-science.com. &eval for PT and strengthening. PMR EVAL FOR PRP/PROLTHERAPY/STEROID EPIDURAL INJECTION. Then reevaluate. ...Read more

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Pain when taking a deep breath only but when I change posture or move shoulder pain goes away. Shoulder pain around rotator cuff and down shoulder?

Pain when taking a deep breath only but when I change posture or move shoulder pain goes away. Shoulder pain around rotator cuff and down shoulder?

Couple of things: Could be a couple of things. If not going away in a couple of days, then should have it checked by someone. Maybe even get X-ray. ...Read more

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Hurt shoulder warm sensation hurts to move lift ectp ain through collarbone about a 6, pain through back and neck and runs down arm to thumb? Cause?

May be fracture: Should see a dr, urgent care that can do xrays ok, for exam and imaging if warranted to be sure that warm feeling with moderate pain is not a broken bone. Meanwhile can use cool compress +/- tylenol (acetaminophen) or advil and see if/how much that diminishes the pain. ...Read more

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Sudden, severe sharp pain, spasms in my entire right arm. Pain began in neck, then traveled down shoulder, down to wrist. Arm pulsates with pain. Help?

Sudden, severe sharp pain, spasms in my entire right arm. Pain began in neck, then traveled down shoulder, down to wrist. Arm pulsates with pain. Help?

Sounds like: Nerve irritation or injury that could be coming from your neck seem a very likely explanation for these symptoms. Assessing if neck position change the symptoms might help. A good neurological history and competent examination should sort this out. The pulsating might also suggest a vascular contribution though that can be a pain associated with nerve compression as well. ...Read more

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Upper arm and shoulder pain in both arms. No strenth to lift objects?

Upper arm and shoulder pain in both arms. No strenth to lift objects?

Beware neck: While you can have problems in both shoulders with bilateral upper extremity weakness we worry about problems coming from the neck. ...Read more

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Strange; pain in shoulder, unable to move arm?

Strange; pain in shoulder, unable to move arm?

Shoulder problem: If you can't move the shoulder then the problem is in the shoulder. It most likely is a rotator cuff (tendon) injury or tear. After an examination the most likely test needed besides an x-ray is an MRI to give the soft tissue details. A person can have a frozen shoulder from an old injury tha would need therapy and possible manipulation. ...Read more

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Severe shoulder pain with pain radiating under arm pit down to hand. Severe pain when using arm. What is this?

Severe shoulder pain with pain radiating under arm pit down to hand. Severe pain when using arm. What is this?

Pain down arm: Usually pain down the arm like you describe is from an irritated nerve. The neck is the usual source and can be related to repeated poor posture while at desk related activity or sleeping in an awkward position. ...Read more

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Pain in shoulder. When I lift my arm straight over my head the pain goes down arm to elbow. ?

Pain in shoulder. When I lift my arm straight over my head the pain goes down arm to elbow. ?

Thoracic outlet: thoracic syndrome is a condition that is caused by compression of nerves or blood vessels. See your PCP for final diagnosis, treatment or referral. ...Read more