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Sudden pain in both arms above elbow - then shoulders then bad headache - lasted about couple of hours without going away?

Sudden pain in both arms above elbow - then shoulders then bad headache - lasted about couple of hours without going away?

Could be serious: Considering your age and not knowing what kind of medical problems you have this could be something like a heart problem or a to high blood pressure causing a brain problem. You should go be seen at the emergency room right away ...Read more

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I & my 5 yr old daughter have sudden pain in both arms, mostly in the middle of each arm. We've recently moved, living in higher elevation w/ thin air?

I & my 5 yr old daughter have sudden pain in both arms, mostly in the middle of each arm. We've recently moved, living in higher elevation w/ thin air?

Mid arm pain: This is unlikely related to disease due to the location. It is more likely related to stress on that area. It should resolve with time; otherwise be reviewed. All the best. ...Read more

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Sudden pain in both arms. Stabbing pain in left triceps. Bad pain in right forearm. Also tricep area feels numb and not like rest of the skin.?

Sudden pain in both arms. Stabbing pain in left triceps. Bad pain in right forearm. Also tricep area feels numb and not like rest of the skin.?

What R U doing?: What sort of activity are you engaged in when this happens? Knowing that is the first step in figuring out what is happening, why and how to change it. ...Read more

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What could be a major arm pain in both arms?

What could be a major arm pain in both arms?

Cervical disc: A central bulging disc can put pressure on the nerve to both arms giving you your findings. You need to see a spine surgeon. ...Read more

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What can my sister do if she has severe arm pain and numbness in both arms?

What can my sister do if she has severe arm pain and numbness in both arms?

Numbness main pinch: Nerve above the area is numb, when you numbness in both arms this the problem is in the neck check it out, . ...Read more

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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

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Can risperdal cause arm pain in both arms? I had high prolactin during this time too because of risperdal.

No: Risperdal does not cause limb pain, especially pain in both arms. Cause is different and would be wise to check the underlying etiology. ...Read more

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What could cause severe arm pain in both arms from shoulder to wrist. I can barely lift them up. No strenuous exercise but I sleep on a couch.

Varies: There are numerous potential causes and a detailed exam and appropriate studies would likely determine the cause. Abnormalities in the vascular, musculoskeletal, and neurological systems can all potentially cause similar symptoms. ...Read more

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What could cause me to have upper arm pain in both arms mostly at night? Pain that keeps me awake. I'm in good shape and doubt due to activity.

What could cause me to have upper arm pain in both arms mostly at night? Pain that keeps me awake. I'm in good shape and doubt due to activity.

Neck: To involve both arms, unless there really is problem in each arm separately, it is best to explain from the root that goes to both arms and that's the neck. Have your neck examined. When you lay down, the position of your spine changes and could be compressing the nerves that go to both arms. I wish you the best. ...Read more

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I have severe arm pain on both arms right after I sneeze. Should I consult a doctor about this?

Brachial plexus: If the physical exam your doctor performs does not reveal anything, and your neck is free of disk disease on imaging studies like mri, this could be caused by sudden stretches of brachial plexus with violent sneezing, especially if your interscalene muscles are chronically tight and achy. ...Read more

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What could be causing my arm pain and twitching in both arms and legs?

Several things: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you. ...Read more

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Bilateral arm pain I have been experiiencing pain in both arms at different times for the last few weeks. The pain is either achey or sharp and shoots down my arm (left arm). My right arm feels like it has a blood pressure cuff on it sometimes. Like I sai

Radiculopathy: Radiating arm pain and a feeling of tightness are common symptoms of radiculpathy... Stemming from compression on the nerve root (s) in your neck. It can be due to a disc bulge- or herniation, slight instability or deformity or bone-spur formation and arthritis... Physical therapy with cervical traction can help, including exercises and anti-inflammaroties. Try that for few weeks to see how it goes. ...Read more

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My wife has severe arm pain in bothnarms, and burning as well from her shoulders to her fingers. Also muscle cramps in both arms. Leg spasms. Help!?

My wife has severe arm pain in bothnarms, and burning as well from her shoulders to her fingers. Also muscle cramps in both arms. Leg spasms. Help!?

Herniated disc: This may be caused by a herniated disc in the cervical spine. She should see a spine specialist. An MRI may be appropriate. ...Read more

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A 1.8 CM slip of L5-S1. Cracking sounds in neck when I turn my head. Arm pain in both arms. Blood work was normal. Are neck and back related? Arthritis?

A 1.8 CM slip of L5-S1. Cracking sounds in neck when I turn my head. Arm pain in both arms. Blood work was normal. Are neck and back related? Arthritis?

Degenerative arthrit: It sound as though you may have degenerative arthritis though other forms of arthritis may not have blood markers so a trip to a rheumatologist is in order. You did not mention your age or occupation as these may be factors. ...Read more

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What are the causes for clonus hyperreflexia in both arms and legs. MRI shows no signs of MS or neuron impairment?

What are the causes for clonus hyperreflexia in both arms and legs. MRI shows no signs of MS or neuron impairment?

MRI only tells: .. part of the story. If you have myoclonus and hyper-reflexia, you must establish a strong relationship with a good neurologist in order to get diagnosed and treated as soon as possible. North of the equator, there are several devastating neurological disorders that cause these symptoms, multiple sclerosis being only one of them. Please get yourself diagnosed quickly. ...Read more

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What causes weakness and pain in both arms?

What causes weakness and pain in both arms?

To general: Need more details. Any complaint of weakness needs a formal evaluation with your doc. ...Read more

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What is neuropathy I have pain in both arms, tingly sensation

What is neuropathy I have pain in both arms, tingly sensation

See below: Neuropathy can be caused by many things including diabetes and alcoholism.
It is a disruption of the nerves fibers that can progress from a tingle sensation to pain and numbness. ...Read more

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Sharp elbow pain in both arms. I do daily workout?

Sharp elbow pain in both arms. I do daily workout?

Tendonitis: You more than likely have tendonitis if both elbows are hurting. In your daily workouts try to avoid (for a couple of weeks) weights that involve holding free or universal wts. Try to avoid using a "power grip". Work out your legs for awhile and do some cardio. Let your elbows rest and try an anti inflammatory (ibuprofen) medicine. If u don't improve after a few weeks see your pcp. Good luck! ...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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What is the cause of a sharp pain in both arms between shoulder and elbow?

Cervical disc: A central bulging disc can put pressure on the nerve to both arms giving you your findings. You need to see a spine surgeon. ...Read more

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Woke 2x sep. Night with pain in both arms some side chest heaviness. On back - sit up and goes away. Echo 1yr. Ago good.

Woke 2x sep. Night with pain in both arms some side chest heaviness. On back - sit up and goes away. Echo 1yr. Ago good.

This needs: Evaluation! It could be due to as diverse reasons as nocturnal angina (needs immediate attention) to acid reflux for which there is very effective therapy!

Get evaluated ASAP by your Primary Care Provider!

Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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I have pain in both arms (from below shoulder to right before elbow) for 6 month. I can't straighten my arms, goes max to 135 degrees. Please advise.?

See your MD: Bilateral pain and loss of normal range of motion lasting 6 months indicates this to be a progressive condition affecting the shoulder joints. Detailed history, examination, imaging studies and some blood tests can determine the nature of the pain after which therapeutic decisions can be made. ...Read more

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Upper arm stiffness and pain in both arms can't carry my baby?

Hmmm?: When both arms are involved I think of either something in your neck like a pinched nerve or simply overuse from lifting too much. Best to get some help with the baby and see if things settle down.... If not get it checked. ...Read more

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After a light workout, I have extreme pain in both arms and cannot move them more than 120°. Also had been vomiting every few hours?

After a light workout, I have extreme pain in both arms and cannot move them more than 120°. Also had been vomiting every few hours?

No short answer: If the symptoms are this severe accompanied by vomiting every few hours. You need quick assistance. You are only 18 years old but an 18 year old can have a heart attack.

Please go to the er or a doctor! ...Read more