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Doctor insights on: Tightness In Index Finger And Pain In Lower Right Arm

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Whenever I go for a walk and I speed up a little bit i'd start feeling chest tightness and feel like my fingers are swelling up, and pain on right arm?

Whenever I go for a walk and I speed up a little bit i'd start feeling chest tightness and feel like my fingers are swelling up, and pain on right arm?

Thoracic Outlet: Shoulder ; arm weigh about 20 pounds ; have no significant body bony connection. Shoulder biomechanism entirely suspended by muscle. Your problem is called "shoulder-arm-hand syndrome". Who would know? Probably problem of nerve impingement in shoulder region called thoracic outlet. You might have thoracic outlet syndrome. See an osteopath or physiatrist ; read my tos discussion at quora. Com. ...Read more

Tightness (Definition)

Tightness can mean different states at distinctive times. The most common is the complaint of tightness of chest, a feeling of discomfort, real or perceived, seen often in patients with asthma or panic disorder, or heart attack. Your physician ...Read more


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I woke up with a tightness in my chest and my right arm numb tingling feeling in my fingers.?

I woke up with a tightness in my chest and my right arm numb tingling feeling in my fingers.?

Temporary?: Likely a compression of your brachial plexus nerves from your position while sleeping. If it persists you should see a neurologist. ...Read more

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I have been having tightness and pain in my right arm at night when trying to sleep. My hand is so tight it's hard to move my finger. What is this?

I have been having tightness and pain in my right arm at night when trying to sleep. My hand is so tight it's hard to move my finger. What is this?

Arm tightness: Could be due to cervical disc disease or brachial pelxus or ulnar nerve from compression when sleeping. Do you sleep on you right? Need a good pillow. Also must consider cardiac causes even if on right, woudl follow up with doctor and get stress test. ...Read more

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Sharp pain on right index finger that went up right arm and stopped behind my ear.

Sharp pain on right index finger that went up right arm and stopped behind my ear.

Index finger: Could be nerve compression anywhere along course of nerve from neck (where that nerve originates), through elbow, all way through wrist down to finger. Any pain involving neck directly or indirectly should be carefully evaluated. ...Read more

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My wife Julie has pins and needles down the iner right arm. Her right thumb is numb and the right index finger also with pins and needles. Why please?

My wife Julie has pins and needles down the iner right arm. Her right thumb is numb and the right index finger also with pins and needles. Why please?

Does Julie: Have trouble with her neck? This type of problem is oft associated with a pinched nerve root in the cervical spine (neck). Of course there are other explanations as well, but this is the first thing that comes to mind. A series of plain x rays, a history and a physical exam, along with a neurological assessment should illuminate the problem. See a family doctor or internist to start the evaluation ...Read more

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A 21 year old girl who does weight lifting. Neck and shoulder pain with tingling down right arm anf thumb and index finger. Pain and tinglimg and slig?

Neck pain and: Tingliing may be a sign of cervical spine invovlement. Other issues are shoulder instability that hurts locally and casues tingling down the arm. Or two independent issues such as neck muscle strain and carpal tunnel, both there but 2 separate conditons that come on at the same time. ...Read more

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My right arm on the inside of it, wrist, thumb and index finger are sore and swollen. My neck on that side as well as shoulder is sore as well. Only noted difference is using my smart phone and leaning on that side lots yesterday. Could this be heart?

My right arm on the inside of it, wrist, thumb and index finger are sore and swollen. My neck on that side as well as shoulder is sore as well. Only noted difference is using my smart phone and leaning on that side lots yesterday. Could this be heart?

Likely neck: It sounds like what is known as a cervical radiculopathy, which s a term for the pain that can run down the arm from a nerve irritation in the neck. I would not hesitate to be seen. A good medical checkup can be a good place to start. ...Read more

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3 bulging disc in my neck /pain and numbness in right arm from elbow to index finger and thumb doctor wants to refer neurologist is this correct?

3 bulging disc in my neck /pain and numbness in right arm from elbow to index finger and thumb doctor wants to refer neurologist is this correct?

Pinched nerve: Neck pain that runs down the arm with or without numbness and tingling sounds like a pinched nerve in the neck. This is usually caused by a protruding disc or bone spur touching one of your spinal nerves as it leaves your neck. A neurologist can be a good start to get this evaluated. ...Read more

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I have numbness index middle ring fingers pain in shoulder wrist and neck developed a lump under my right arm constant sense of discomfort.?

I have numbness index middle ring fingers pain in shoulder wrist and neck developed a lump under my right arm constant sense of discomfort.?

See a neurologist: These symtoms may be as a result of roots or nerve compression. You must see a neurologist for a detailed history and neurological examination. ...Read more

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Saw 2 pa's one said cervical nerve, one said entrapped nerve, now pain in my elbow and below (right arm) index and middle fingers numb and tingling?

Saw 2 pa's one said cervical nerve, one said entrapped nerve, now pain in my elbow and below (right arm) index and middle fingers numb and tingling?

Both are right: You likely have a compression of the nerve that runs from your neck to the fingers.....Either where it originates in the neck or somewhere along the course of the nerve, such as near the elbow. You will likely need a test called an EMG to pinpoint where the problem is located. ...Read more

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I ve been having problems for three weeks not I cannot lift my right arm its only the upper part though I can move my fingers and lower arm just fine?

I ve been having problems for three weeks not I cannot lift my right arm its only the upper part though I can move my fingers and lower arm just fine?

Rotator cuff?: You might have a muscular problem such as a rotator cuff injury. These can occur gradually from basic wear and tear over the years. See your primary care doctor or an orthopedist for a full exam. ...Read more

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I have been having upper and lower back pain for 5 months, today it spread into my neck and down my right arm into my fingers. C section 5 months ago.

I have been having upper and lower back pain for 5 months, today it spread into my neck and down my right arm into my fingers. C section 5 months ago.

Go see your Dr: And get checked for arthritis of your spine, slipped disc and pinched nerve. Imaging studies maybe warranted to confirm the diagnoses. Take care! Http://www. M.webmd. Com/back-pain/guide/causes-of-back-pain. Http://altmedicine. About. Com/od/healthconditionsdisease/a/pain_herbs. Htm. ...Read more

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What could cause pain and skin sensitivity down my right leg to my toes, and my right arm to my fingers along with lower back pain?

What could cause pain and skin sensitivity down my right leg to my toes, and my right arm to my fingers along with lower back pain?

Too broad: This could be as simple as a vitamin deficiency to as serious as ms. Age 29. You need a workup. See your doc with tese symptoms. ...Read more

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I keep having pains that come and go throughout my left arm, coldness in my left fingers, tightness, and a feeling of not being 'here'. Heart?

Left arm pain: These symptoms are very unlikely to be heart related at your age. They may be related to some type of inpingement syndrome pressing on nerves and/or artery coming from the neck, shoulder or elbow areas. Disc disease or spurs in the neck or a cervical rib come to mind. I recommend a consultation with an orthopedist, neurologist or vascular surgeon who will order the appropriate tests and treatment. ...Read more

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My right arm above elbo gets tight like no blood flow then hand gets really cold this really worrys me can you please help me with a answer?

My right arm above elbo gets tight like no blood flow then hand gets really cold this really worrys me can you please help me with a answer?

R S D: The sympathetic nerves control blood flow and sweating and color of the skin. When the sympathetic nerves are irritated, bouts of pain, discoloration, temperature change and sweat change can occur. This is referred to as reflex sympathetic dystrophy (rsd). It is difficult to diagnose and difficult to treat. A thorough evaluation would be appropriate. ...Read more

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I was playing volleyball for about an hour. 20min after my right arm started feeling heavy and tight/loss of coordination in my right hand?

I was playing volleyball for about an hour. 20min after my right arm started feeling heavy and tight/loss of coordination in my right hand?

Nerve or vasculature: The evolution described makes me wonder about either a vascular or neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome, although other mechanisms might be considered. Have your doctor thoroughly evaluate and design the next step. Put volleyball on hold until this is clarified. ...Read more

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Dizziness and tight chest. Upper left arm hurts but it's not constant. Also, frequent numbness in fingers, sometimes in arm and face too?

Dizziness and tight chest. Upper left arm hurts but it's not constant. Also, frequent numbness in fingers, sometimes in arm and face too?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor and discuss if you may be depressed. Counter-intuitive as it may seem, exercise may help. Start with low intensity exercise such as walking and gradually increase the intensity at tolerated.
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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What nerve (s) innervate the shoulder/tricep/top of forearm and ring/pinky fingers? Arm is burning and tight, fatigues easily after use. Pinched nerve?

What nerve (s) innervate the shoulder/tricep/top of forearm and ring/pinky fingers? Arm is burning and tight, fatigues easily after use. Pinched nerve?

See below: Digits 4 and 5 involve ulnar nerve, most of shoulder girdle involves upper brachial plexus (c-5, 6), triceps radial nerve or c-7, but you may be experiencing lower plexus issues, caused by thoracic outlet syndrome. Worth exploring further, as diagnosis could lead to successful treatment. ...Read more

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Over 2 days right arm feeling weak, floppy, feels like its getting skinnier, muscles don't feel as tight as left arm, hand feels weak. Comes and goes?

Go to your doc or ER: It is likely a local nerve compression but I cannot exclude a stroke or tia. You need to be seen immediately, so go to your doctor or er now. ...Read more

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56 year old it profesional. Arm, just above elbow very sore. Feels like muscle is very tight all the time. Fingers cramp. Ideas?

Overuse syndrome: This is becoming the most common reason humans go to see the doctor. One gets an injury, usually from overuse of certain muscles in certain positions and their day to day repetitive motions keep the injury from healing. This tendonitis or bursitis, to heal, must be rested. That means not using the arm where there is pain for one to two weeks. Some people find that by changing their mouse hands.. ...Read more

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My hand under middle finger got cut bad. Next day from my hand to armpit is a narrow bruise and arm swollen and feels tight what to do?!?

My hand under middle finger got cut bad. Next day from my hand to armpit is a narrow bruise and arm swollen and feels tight what to do?!?

Medical attention: If your arm is swollen, please see your doctor right away. This might be early for an infection, but the arm needs to be evaluated SOONer. If there is fever, consider going to ER. ...Read more

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Left arm feels heavy and weak, also fingers seem to have changed shape. Left arm also doesn't swing when walking. Hands feel tight too (thumb hurts)?

Left arm feels heavy and weak, also fingers seem to have changed shape. Left arm also doesn't swing when walking. Hands feel tight too (thumb hurts)?

Weakness arm: And change of shape and altered motion needs evaluation there may be a problem with nerves or circulation in your arm see a provider ...Read more

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Pain in right arm from shoulder down to finger tips and hand changes color somewhat why?

Arm- hand: Sounds either like a nerve or blood vessels are behind your problems. A doc will tell if it from your neck or a thoracic outlet syndrome or more rare causes. ...Read more

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Had pain in right arm tonight from shoulder 2 fingers in severe pain sharpy/achy and was swollen no chest pain what could be the cause?

Had pain in right arm tonight from shoulder 2 fingers in severe pain sharpy/achy and was swollen no chest pain what could be the cause?

Need medical exam: Many people fear a heart attack if pain radiates down arm, but that is extremely unlikely in a 19-year-old woman. More likely is pinched nerve in the neck, but impossible to know without a medical exam. ...Read more

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I am having pain under my right shoulder, by scapular area that radiates down my arm and fingers causing tingling and numbness in my right arm.?

I am having pain under my right shoulder, by scapular area that radiates down my arm and fingers causing tingling and numbness in my right arm.?

See doc: This is an irritation of one of the nerves in you neck/arm. Hard to tell exactly where. Because there are many potential causes you should see your doc to get it straightened out. ...Read more

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Sometimes my right fingers feel colder than the left. They look normal. I also get pain in elbow wrist and ring finger in my right arm. Cause? Fix?

Be seen: I would be seen for a neurological and vascular exam of your arms. There are some vascular syndromes that can cause a different amount of blood flow in your arms, and in some cases, treatment is needed. ...Read more

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I have numbness from my fingers up my right arm to my neck and compression across my chest. What is it?

I have numbness from my fingers up my right arm to my neck and compression across my chest. What is it?

Nerve injury: This can be caused by compression of nerves as they leave the neck region. It can also be caused by a stroke affecting the region of the brain that supplies this area. Lastly, masses or swelling in the brain can cause your symptoms. It's very important you get evaluated for these symptoms on an urgent basis. ...Read more

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What do it mean u have inflammation in your wait fingers knees and right arm hurts?

New symptoms?: It sounds autoimmune to me. I think you should try an elimination diet for a month and see if that helps. Stop sugar, soy, artificial sweeteners, dairy, eggs, gluten, peanuts, and corn. Consider swing a functional medicine doctor. Www. Functionalmedicine. Org ...Read more

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My right arm feels heavy and achy and I have in my wrists and fingers. Before this I had pain in my right shoulder. Happened twice in last 3 weeks. Any ideas?

My right arm feels heavy and achy and I have in my wrists and fingers. Before this I had pain in my right shoulder. Happened twice in last 3 weeks. Any ideas?

Muscluar problem: Not knowing if it is front or back you are having some muscles that are stressed full of trigger points. All muscle related issues are treated the same. See other post. Self or profess massage, chiropractor, yoga, heat, stretching all are needed. My favorite in my practice is acupuncture and myofascial tissue release. ...Read more

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Why won't my right arm and hand stop tingling especially my right hand and fingers?

See a neurologist: More history and examination is needed. You will most likely need a test called ncv and emg. Neurologist is appropriate physician. ...Read more

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Right arm hurts starting about elbow down to my fingers feel num or like there asleep cant pick up a glass of water hurts that bad?

Right arm hurts starting about elbow down to my fingers feel num or like there asleep cant pick up a glass of water hurts that bad?

Sounds like a: Tendinitis or inflammation along the inside of the elbow region known as a medial epicondylitis which may also aggravate the ulnar or " funny bone" nerve. Less likely a pinched nerve from a neck problem but if OTC meds, stretching and icing the region does not help, seek the opinion of your doctor or an orthopedic surgeon for the correct diagnosis and course of treatment. ...Read more