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Sever crushing chest pain from shoulder to shoulder pain in arms and arm muscles tighten to point can't move them last about 5 minutes tired after ?

Sever crushing chest pain from shoulder to shoulder pain in arms and arm muscles tighten to point can't move them last about 5 minutes tired after ?

Go to ER NOW!: Although your age speaks against it, you absolutely need to rule out heart ischemia or pending heart attack. Go to the er now! if workup negative, they can tell if is more muscular in nature. ...Read more

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Shoulder Pain (Definition)

Shoulder pain is multifactorial. It can be from bone issues -- like arthritis. It can be from muscle tendon issues -- like a torn rotator cuff, or when a tendon is inflammed. It can also be from nerve issues -- like a bulging disk in your spine. Each diagnosis ...Read more


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What can cause worsening upper arm and shoulder pain?

What can cause worsening upper arm and shoulder pain?

Shoulder Pain: Most common causes of shoulder pain are inflammation, SLAPS tears, Rotator Cuff tears, and shoulder dislocations. If you are having pain make an appointment to see an Orthopaedic shoulder surgeon for an examination and treatment options. Hope this helps. Take care, Joe Wilson. ...Read more

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Upper arm and shoulder pain in both arms. No strenth to lift objects?

Upper arm and shoulder pain in both arms. No strenth to lift objects?

Beware neck: While you can have problems in both shoulders with bilateral upper extremity weakness we worry about problems coming from the neck. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a C5 impingement cause shoulder pain and pain in back of upper arm?

Please tell me, could a C5 impingement cause shoulder pain and pain in back of upper arm?

Yes: A 5th cervical nerve root "pinching" from a disc herniation(for example) can radiate pain to the deltoid(shoulder) and into the back of the upper arm.See your md for evaluation and definitive diagnosis.Best of luck! ...Read more

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What causes extreme shoulder pain upper arm whilst walking a bit as if you've been punched , ?

What causes extreme shoulder pain upper arm whilst walking a bit as if you've been punched , ?

Arm ache: Arm aching brought on by walking and relieved by resting may be seen in coronary artery blockages. Arm and shoulder pain affected by motions of the arm and shoulder may be due to sprain or inflammation such as bursitis or arthritis. Discuss this important symptom with your physician who will schedule the appropriate tests. ...Read more

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Fell the down e stairs 2 weeks ago had some shoulder pain. Now pain in shoulder upper arm and armpit area. There is a knot in armpit.?

Fell the down e stairs 2 weeks ago had some shoulder pain. Now pain in shoulder upper arm and armpit area. There is a knot in armpit.?

Trauma: Something's changed in your shoulder.... Could be tendon or ligament strain or tear, muscle tear or sprain. Probably not dislocated but could have bone fracture. You should see primary doctor and consider x ray. Try heat and massage and anti inflammatories too. ...Read more

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For a week I have had occasional left shoulder pain, left upper arm pain, and tingling fingers at night. Could these signal a heart attack coming?

For a week I have had occasional left shoulder pain, left upper arm pain, and tingling fingers at night. Could these signal a heart attack coming?

Nerve: It is more likely that you have nerve entrapment referrable to a neck disk bulging. A neurologist could evaluate you for this. To look for coronary artery blockage, a maximal treadmill stress test is the best test for you. I think your symptoms are more likely from the neck rather than the heart. ...Read more

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Back pain shoulder pain neck pain pain I'm my right arm can not breath good and tight chest pain under my right are and and leg pain all together ?

Back pain shoulder pain neck pain pain I'm my right arm can not breath good and tight chest pain under my right are and and leg pain all together ?

Chest pain: this type of symptoms in young female may represent possible viral pericarditis or pneumonia, since you have leg pain, blood clots also possible. If symptoms are chronic, it may be due to fibromyalgia. You may need at least chest x-Ray and possible echocardiogram and some blood work, please seek medical care if symptoms worsen or severe. ...Read more

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