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Doctor insights on: The Left Arm Sprain

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Dr. Peter Ihle
1,152 doctors shared insights

Sprains And Strains (Definition)

-R used interchangeably. They refer 2 injuries 2 mucles & ligaments. 3 degrees: 1=tweaked or hurts but no harm no foul, 2=damage 2 the structure with some bleeding & prolonged pain,but with ice, time , rest,& activity modification they heal over a few weeks,3=a complete disruption such as an ACL tear. If this happens in a muscle body, there's no repair available, painful, ...Read more


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What causing left arm to feel heavy?

See details: This needs evaluation by a doctor. Is the arm truly weak? Pain or weakness in the arm or shoulder area has many possible causes. ...Read more

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Why does my left arm feel cold and tingly?

Why does my left arm feel cold and tingly?

Could be.....: Several things from minor, like a 'pinched nerve' in the neck, to major, like thoracic outlet syndrome.....See your doctor soon to get checked out. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have pain in my left arm?

Not sure: Tough to say over the computer, but l arm pain can certainly be associated with serious issues like cardiac chest pain. Best to have your pain evaluated by a dr. And get the proper diagnosis. Good luck. ...Read more

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Just wondering if anyone else has this pain in left arm nearly at the top as qb?

See below: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Tingling sensation in my left arm?

Tingling sensation in my left arm?

Try moving: Most commonly in your age group, paresthesia in the arm is due to a positional and temporary nerve compression which resolves with movement. Is this true for you? ...Read more

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Why do I have numbness in my left arm?

Why do I have numbness in my left arm?

Exam: Your question requires an examination and evaluation. This cannot be diagnosed online. ...Read more

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What is causing my left arm to stiffen up?

What is causing my left arm to stiffen up?

2 vague: When, which joints, all or 1 joint, muscle related or joint stiffness, after use or @ rest, episodic or all the time, any injury or recent exercise. U can c a lot more information is needed 2 ask a meaningful question. ...Read more

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What causes tingling in the whole left arm?

Brain or neck: Nerve pain as you describe frequently comes from the neck but can come from the brain as well. Lastly a nerve in the arm itself could be causing the symptoms. Best to see a neurologist to evaluate this. ...Read more

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Why am i having a warm feeling in my left arm?

Could be a: Manifestation of a heart problem. Or a nerve problem caused by degeneration of the spine in the neck. See your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Pain in upper left arm, and pain in left chest?

Pain in upper left arm, and pain in left chest?

Chest pain: Anytype of chest pain or even upper abdominal pain will radiate to the upper extremities. At minimum, it deserves and ekg and a chest xray and at least a visit to your provider. ...Read more

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My left arm hurts what could be the cause I'm 17 ?

Left arm pain: There needs to be more specific information. Was there an injury? Where does it hurt on the left arm? Were you doing something? Did you just wake up in pain? How long has it been going on? It is difficult to assess for the possible causes without more specific information. ...Read more

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What to do if I have to have my left arm amputated?

What to do if I have to have my left arm amputated?

Adjusting.: Prosthesis could be discussed with your doctor if you are a good candidate. Occupational therapy is excellent to teach you different ways of doing things you always did to care for yourself. Discuss with your doctor about this. Physical therapy can also help with strengthening the other arm to compensate for the loss of one. ...Read more

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Could I have strained my left arm from lifting something heavy?

Yes certainly: Especially if you are right handed as your left is probably weaker. See your family doctor first. ...Read more

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What to if I am having dull pain in upper left arm, what could this be?

Many possibilites: The causes can include musculoskeletal problems from the shoulder, neck or upper arm(humerus). One of the most common causes is a rotator cuff problem. Other possibilities include cardiac conditions, and nerve entrapment problems. ...Read more

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Have left arm and back pain?

Have left arm and back pain?

Who knows: NO history is provided. This may be from a number of things as it may be related to exercise, job related or viral or infectious in nature. You can use tylenol (acetaminophen) for treatment of pain as safe as long as used as prescribed. Suggest you see a doctor if this has persisted several days. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Have left arm pain and numbness?

Have left arm pain and numbness?

See below: This may be coming coming from a pinched nerve in your neck. See your physician for a full workup ...Read more

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Dr. Payam Rafat
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Sprain (Definition)

A sprain is a medical term that describes an injury to soft tissue structures in the area. Common examples are a lumbar sprain, in which you might injure muscles in your back; or an ankle sprain in which you could injure ligaments about the ankle. Sprains can be from mild to severe, and so ...Read more