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Sudden Sharp Pain In Right Arm
Just experienced a sudden sharp very intense pain to my right arm. What is this and so I need to be concerned?
Maybe, probably not:
One random sharp pain without other symptoms is unlikely something serious. Keep an eye on it and be aware of other signs of illness/pain.
Random pains like this that go away without treatment are just that...Random. Random nerves firing, random brain activity - no absolute answer.
Good luck & I hope it doesn't come back! ...Read more
Difficult to tell: Without an exam. Exactly where it hurts, what makes it better, worse and what precipotated it are important questions. ...Read more
Hi doctor, I feel burping and acidity in my stomach, whenever burp I feel sharp pain in right arm, could you please help me to find?
Cannot say for sure: Without an exam, I can only give general information. Hiatal hernia/reflux disease can irritate the esophagus and diaphram and this can feel like in the arm. Smaller meals, SIMETHICONE, perhaps more fiber may be helpful in some. Proton pump inhibitors are helpful in some people with this also. ...Read more
2weeks ago fell on right arm wrong. Now, everytime I move it towards my left body I get extreme sharp pain in right shoulder other thrn that its fine.?
Pain in right arm bicep only hurts when I'm about to go to sleep. Sharp pain last for 10mins had pain for 4 months already?
Pain in arm: It sounds like you may have tendinitis of the right bicep. Press over the tendon. If it hurts that will be the diagnosis. If the pain worsens or changes you need to see your doctor for Xrays and evaluation. You can apply heat to the area and try ibuprofen but do not take ibuprofen for a long time and be careful because it can cause gastritis and kidney problems. ...Read more
Get evaluated: Probably musculoskeletal but duration of symptoms requires further evaluation. See your physician. ...Read more
Yesterday at work I got a sharp pain from my upper right arm to my neck and down my right side. What could it be?
What does it mean when you get a sharp pain in your upper right arm close to your shoulder? The pain lasts for 5 minutes and then goes away.
Hi. I've started getting a sharp pain in my right arm pit, closer to my back. This only occurs when I move my arm into certain positions. Any ideas?
My wife has a sharp pain in her right arm, she has a headahe and her chest hirtswhat could that be?
Get heart checked: Although we ususally think of heart pain as going down the left arm, occasionally in women you can have right sided pain. Typically, shoulder issues do not radiate pain to the chest. I would see your internist, family doctor, or a cardiologist to start the work-up. ...Read more
When I move my right arm up I get a sharp pain at the top of my neck/head on the left side, what does this mean?
Cervical disc: You may have a cervical disc problem. Pain in the neck and associate arm pain or pain with movement may very well indicate a significant problem with your cervical spine. It could be other things but I would see my pcp or orthopedist or neurologist and get an evaluation. You many need imaging and other testing. I would not delay this evaluation. ...Read more
23 f with sudden sharp pain in lower right pelvic area throughout right arm that lasts for 5 to 10 seconds. Pain is extremely severe and random.?
My lower back is in pain most the time. My fingertips get a sharp pain often, along with my right arm. I'm 18. Are these related? What should I do?
When I stretch my right arm I get a sharp pain in the middle of my chest that goes to my back it lasts five seconds. My arm hurts constantly. Help?
Pain: May be related to thoracic vertebral disc. I should have ur Doctor examine u. ...Read more
Hello just had a question about arm pain, for the past 2 days I have been experiencing a quick sharp pain down my right arm from elbow to rist, diabe?
Worked out monday did bench press pushed bar up right arm had sharp pain now its numb and can barely flex it starting to get alittle feeling back help?
Poss. Nerve injury.: During exercise you may have partially stretched or injured brachial pexus on right side. See a neurologist. ...Read more
Radiculopathy?: This could be a nerve being compressed in the neck or even referred pain from the shoulder. These symptoms often resolve in time but if no better with otc meds after a week or so then get checked out by your pcp. A trial of physical therapy may help. If there is weakness of the arm then a MRI may be needed. ...Read more
Hard to say: I will be honest with you, while your symptoms are definitely bothering you, it with be a disservice on my part to give you a possible diagnosis without adequate intake of your history and doing a thorough physical examination. My best advice to you is make an appointment with a qualified physician. ...Read more
I have sharp pain in the front of my right arm halfway between my shoulder and elbow. Hurts to lift and raise my arm.
Lipoma right arm upper. Sharp pain very sharp pain in arm. Goes threw hole arm what to do tried every med OTC pretty much.!
A phlebotomist hit a nerve in my right arm while trying to find a vein 9 days ago. I still get sharp pain occasionally, what should I do?
There is medication: If in fact a nerve was struck by the needle there is medication that can calm your pain symptoms down. See your doctor and let him examine the area first and then, prescribe the medication. The pain may certainly go away on its own but that could take more time such as in several weeks to subside. ...Read more
I have pain in the middle of my back near the right shoulder blade and radiates down my right arm with a sharp pain just to the middle of my arm.
I think I tore my right arm muscle while stretching, every time I move it or do simple tasks I feel this sharp pain in the middle of my shoulder?
Shoulder problem: Your problem could be muscular but it sounds more like the shoulder joint itself. You can try not lifting, pushing, or pulling with the involved shoulder. You could try applying warm packs to it two or three times a day. Adding a medication like Aleve (naproxen) could help if you can safely take this medication - no allergy to this class med or stomach or kidney problems. If pain persists see MD for eval. ...Read more
I've been havimg sharp pain on right arm and neck. It gets worse at night. I was dianosed with a pinch nerve. I was given med and I am still in pain?
Hang in there: What is called a pinched nerve is more properly called radiculopathy. It is the result of compression of a nerve toot as it leaves the spine. It can be the result of a herniated disc or arthritic narrowing of the bony corridor of the nerve. In the majority of the cases, the pain will subside over several weeks. It is important to test your strength. PT may help while you wait. ...Read more
When I twist my upper body (ie when I reach my right arm over to my left side to stretch) I feel a sharp pain right below my rib cage on the left side?
Rib Pain: THIS IS OFTEN CAUSED BY AN ABNORMAL RIB FACET. A JOINT BETWEEN THE RIB AND THE SPINE. IT IS VERY SHALLOW & AT TIMES CAN DISPLACE. INSTEAD OF SOMEONE PUSHING IT BACK IN PLACE, TAKE A VERY DEEP BREATH & HOLD IT & AT THE SAME TIME FORCEFULLY MAKE THE MANEUVER THAT HURTS THEN SCRUNCH DOWN TO INCREASE THE INTRAABDOMINAL PRESSURE. SEVERAL TRIES MAY BE NEEDED. IF NO HELP SEE A DO OR A DC. ...Read more
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