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Throbbing pain in arm between elbow and wrist, no accidents or trauma to it. I was wondering what this could be a sign of?

Throbbing pain in arm between elbow and wrist, no accidents or trauma to it. I was wondering what this could be a sign of?

Possibilities: There are a number of conditions that could cause pain here, such as a sprain/strain, pronator syndrome, a cyst, etc. It would be reasonable to watch it for a few days and try an NSAID, and then see a physician if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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What makes u have an on again off again throbbing pain in your arm pit ?

What makes u have an on again off again throbbing pain in your arm pit ?

Arm pit pain: The arm pit or axilla has special sweat glands and these can get irritated. This is called a hydradenitis. The hair of the axilla can get irritated with pseudo hyphae or fungal infection. Deeper in the axilla is lymphnodes which can get swollen for various reasons and cause pain. ...Read more

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What does.It mean to have throbbing pain in left arm?

What does.It mean to have throbbing pain in left arm?

It means you: Should get an evaluation. Pain shooting down your arm, from a pinched nerve in your neck, or a clot in arm, and other possibilites can be evaluated with by your doctor. Please don't delay. ...Read more

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What can a crack sound in the chest mean, followed by a throbbing pain into left arm and side for over a week?

What can a crack sound in the chest mean, followed by a throbbing pain into left arm and side for over a week?

? thoracic outlet: A cracking sound in the chest is usually the result of the breastbone/sternum moving against the ribs and clavicle/collar bone. It might be possible that this bone movement resulted in some nerve impingement near the 1st left rib, a condition called thoracic outlet syndrome. It is probably made worse by associated swelling. You can observe a few more days, or go in to see your doc now. Good wishes ...Read more

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Dull throbbing pain in left arm that last few hrs/days. Usually I get a warm cloth and massage & feel rush of blood going thru. Should I be worried?

Dull throbbing pain in left arm that last few hrs/days. Usually I get a warm cloth and massage & feel rush of blood going thru. Should I be worried?

Lt Arm Dull Throb: Hello. Are symptoms above or below your elbow? Outer or inner part of your upper arm or forearm? If above the elbow, then you could have irritation to C5 nerve (if outer arm). If below the elbow, then outer forearm C6 nerve irritation vs inner forearm C8 irritation. Shouldn't be worried. Sounds like vigorous but normal blood flow following heat from warm cloth and massage. ...Read more

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What could cause a constant throbbing pain in my right arm?

What could cause a constant throbbing pain in my right arm?

Need more info: Infection, blood clot, trauma, with or without fracture, strained muscle, pulled tendon etc., arthritis (neck, shoulder, elbow, wrist with radiation of pain), rheumatism - all come to mind. You need to be examined and may need some testing. ...Read more

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Sharp throbbing pain in upper right arm for weeks and getting worse. Now it is affecting my sleep. What can it be?

Sharp throbbing pain in upper right arm for weeks and getting worse. Now it is affecting my sleep.  What can it be?

Right handed?: If you are right handed and have been using your arms and hands a lot you could be experiencing pain from aberrant compression at the level of the cervical spine, the brachial plexus, thoracic outlet. These are a few of the myraid possibilities including vascular, infectious, musculoskeletal or inflammatory conditions. Bottom line is you need an exam. ...Read more

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For 2 days now, I've been having a throbbing pain in my right arm, similar to the feeling after getting a shot of penicillin. It comes and goes. Why?

For 2 days now, I've been having a throbbing pain in my right arm, similar to the feeling after getting a shot of penicillin. It comes and goes. Why?

Arm pain: Pain in arm can be for various reasons. Sounds like it is in your deltoid muscle if it is like pain from "a shot of PCN". Could be that you have injured that muscle in some way. Shoulder or neck problems can refer pain to the shoulder. Outside chance of some type of chest problem referring pain to shoulder. ...Read more