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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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I have a throbbing pain in my right upper arm. What can it be?

I have a throbbing pain in my right upper arm. What can it be?

Many options: It is a bit hard to tell based on your description. The causes could include muscle aches or bruising. Sometimes medications like cholesterol meda can cause generalized muscle aches. Your best bet is to be examined by your primary doctor who would know your complete medical history including the medications you take. ...Read more

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Throbbing pain R elbow to upper arm. No tingling. Had for over 3 weeks. Help!

Throbbing pain R elbow to upper arm. No tingling. Had for over 3 weeks. Help!

Can't diagnose: With available info. But this could be an inflammatory condition like bursitis or tendonitis. Your doctor should be able to make an accurate diagnosis and develop a treatment plan. Hope the pain improves soon. ...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 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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What does it mean when your left arm starts hurting it feels like a squeezing throbbing pain?

What does it mean when your left arm starts hurting it feels like a squeezing throbbing pain?

More info: Hi, too little information provided here to make a diagnosis, lots of different things can cause pain in arm, trauma, overusing it, nerve pain and etc.
If you are worried about heart I think u r too young to have heart problem.
If u continue to have pain plz check with ur PMD.
Best of luck. ...Read more

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Having sharp, throbbing pain on my upper left back for more than a year. It has worsen as now it radiates to my left arm cant sit for >30mins. Wht to do?

Having sharp, throbbing pain on my upper left back for more than a year. It has worsen as now it radiates to my left arm cant sit for >30mins. Wht to do?

See spine Specialist: There are several possibilities that require a Specialist to evaluate you for a complete history and physical exam. These include cervical disc disease, muscle spasm, radiculopathy & thoracic outlet to name the most common. They would do imaging like an MRI/Xray and determine if you can start Physical therapy or need other treatments first which could include medication or injections. Keep me updated ...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 can be done for a throbbing pain in my left shoulder when I lift my arm?

What can be done for a throbbing pain in my left shoulder when I lift my arm?

Evaluation: If you have tried conservative treatments, ie ice or heat, acetominophen, asa, Ibuprofen or Naproxen without relief have it looked at. ...Read more

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I'm feeling throbbing pain and tingling in my left arm happen about 2 days ago

I'm feeling throbbing pain and tingling in my left arm happen about 2 days ago

Carpal Tunnel: Pain, numbness, tingling, weakness and night pain are the most common symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome.

http://www. Centraljerseyhand. Com/carpal-tunnel-syndrome. Htm. ...Read more

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Sharp throbbing pain from right shoulder that goes into my arm which then feels tingly and unable to move, lasts for a few seconds (no injurys)?

Sharp throbbing pain from right shoulder that goes into my arm which then feels tingly and unable to move, lasts for a few seconds (no injurys)?

Varies: There are multiple potential causes. Among them includes a cervical radiculopathy, which is basically the irritation of a nerve in the neck causing pain to run into the arm. There are other possibilities as well. I would not hesitate to be seen. ...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

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I'm 16 years old and I'm having a severe throbbing pain in my chest and left arm what should I do?

I'm 16 years old and I'm having a severe throbbing pain in my chest and left arm what should I do?

E.R. can evaluate: A person with "severe" pains in the chest and left arm can seen by an E.R. doctor to be evaluated. Pains can come from a heart problem (serious), neck and shoulder muscles, the ribs and their joints, the lungs inside the chest, etc... If one feels his pain is coming from the heart, has a chest tightness, some difficulty breathing, or has past heart disease, he can go to the E.R. by ambulance. ...Read more

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What causes a shoulder to pop? My shoulder popped and now is extremely painful. I am unable to raise my arm up high. Throbbing pain to the elbow.

What causes a shoulder to pop? My shoulder popped and now is extremely painful. I am unable to raise my arm up high. Throbbing pain to the elbow.

Shoulder: Could be various reasons including osteoarthritis, rotator cuff etc. If persists need to start with X-ray If no contradiction ok to take ibuprofen 800mg 3 times a day for a week and low heating pad and rest it for few days ...Read more

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I've been having a throbbing pain in my lower left arm for about a week now, it comes and goes, the pain is in 1 area, about 7 inches above my wrist?

I've been having a throbbing pain in my lower left arm for about a week now, it comes and goes, the pain is in 1 area, about 7 inches above my wrist?

Injury: The most likely cause is repetitive trauma to muscle and fascia of your forearm. What physical activity have you been doing in the days as the problem started? This may be your easiest clue. If you rest it will ease, and with activity it will worsen. Hope this helps. Www. Blatmanhealthandwellness. Com ...Read more

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I have a throbbing pain in my elbow that comes and goes. It's quite painful, and I did not injure my arm nor have tennis elbow. What could cause this?

I have a throbbing pain in my elbow that comes and goes. It's quite painful, and I did not injure my arm nor have tennis elbow. What could cause this?

Many things are part: Of the elbow, thus many things can hurt too. Bone, tendon, joint, nerve, blood vessel, skin all can be a source of pain. Tendonitis is a common cause, as is ligament or joint irritation. But the take home answer is anything that gets a nerve supply (which is everything) can be a source of pain. Hand surgeons can offer diagnosis & rx for this very complex region. ...Read more

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Iwithin the past two weeks I get a throbbing pain in what seems to be the vein in my left arm and right side of the neck. What's causing this?

Iwithin the past two weeks I get a throbbing pain in what seems to be the vein in my left arm and right side of the neck. What's causing this?

Throbbing neck/arm: Could be nerve irritation from cervical spine, , muscle sprain or impingement like thoracic outlet or actual clot in vein, would f/u/ w/ doc next 24-48 hours ...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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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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I'm a 22 year old female. I have a consistent throbbing pain in my right arm, side and sometimes right leg. I've had this for 3 days now.?

Need more info: Throbbing pain usually suggests an inflamed area with swollen blood vessels which is usually fairly localized, so when you describe the entire side of you body, more information is needed. If this is very uncomfortable, I urge you to get an evaluation from your doctor or urgent care. ...Read more

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Throbbing pain inside of left arm near armpit. Comes and goes throughout the day and usually lasts 1 min. No other symptoms so far. Heart related?

Throbbing pain inside of left arm near armpit. Comes and goes throughout the day and usually lasts 1 min. No other symptoms so far. Heart related?

Probably not: Heart related. More likely musculo skeletal or cervical spine. Definitely worth getting checked out either way. Make an appointment with a health care provider for evaluation. ...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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Day before I had chest pain and left arm feels dull throbbing pain. Today its all gone but left elbow feels bruised. It hurts to bend. I'm worried : (?

Day before I had chest pain and left arm feels dull throbbing pain. Today its all gone but left elbow feels bruised. It hurts to bend. I'm worried : (?

See a doctor: The symptoms you are describing could be serious. I would have a doctor examine you to check for possible causes. Pain in the elbow may or may not be a sign of a serious issue. ...Read more

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I have carpal tunnel in my wrist. I'm feeling this throbbing pain that shoots up from my arm to my shoulder. What should I do?

Not carpal tunnel: Shooting pain in the upper arm and shoulder cannot be attributed to carpal tunnel syndrome which is due to median nerve entrapment in the wrist. The median n supplies the thumb, pointer, middle, and half of the 4th finger. ...Read more

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Intense, throbbing pain over outer aspect of forearm from hand midway up arm. Pain when rotate arm. Wakes from sleep. Travels up to elbow. Help!

Nerve pinch: Common entrapments of ulnar N at the elbow, cubital tunnel, syndrome, can cause this. Might also be a forearm entrapment at pronator teres. See an ortho or PMR doc to eval, this and get a correct diagnosis and treatment path. ...Read more

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Throbbing pain in right side neck across shoulder an down arm could this be as fractured bone in the neck? On day 6 now with severe pain

Throbbing pain in right side neck across shoulder an down arm could this be as fractured bone in the neck? On day 6 now with severe pain

Depends on history: If you had a trauma (fall, car accident, etc) then a fractured bone is possible and you should get an xray or ct scan asap. If no trauma, you could still have a pinched nerve and evaluation with health care provider and imaging is still a good idea. ...Read more