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I was working out, now I have back, traps and upper arm pain?

I was working out, now I have back, traps and upper arm pain?

Over did it: You likely over did it. Over worked muscles get sore. You need to ease into exercise and do it regularly. It is possible that your exercise mechanics were incorrect causing more strain. ...Read more

Arm Pain (Definition)

Arm pain can mean many things. See a hand or ...Read more


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BACK Pain under shoulder blade a Little more below it and upper arm pain worser in the morning hard to move. Started next day after moving?

BACK Pain under shoulder blade a Little more below it and upper arm pain worser in the morning hard to move. Started next day after moving?

Myofascial pain?: Myofascial pain connotes pain related to movement and muscles but not with bony abnormality. (http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/313007-overview) Once you are sure your lungs and heart are OK, point treatment with an icecube (white knuckle pressure) and ROM (doing alphabets with finger on imaginary wall in front of you) may help, as may NSAIDs such as ibuprofen, or topicals like arnica. ...Read more

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29/f. Ekg a few weeks ago. Came back. Good. Been having left shoulder/upper arm pain? Dull achy pain goes to fingers sometimes.

29/f. Ekg a few weeks ago. Came back. Good.  Been having left shoulder/upper arm pain? Dull achy pain goes to fingers sometimes.

ECG is not accurate: Ecg is notoriously inaccurate in detecting ischemic hearts disease, especially in women. You are better of getting a multifunction cardiogram instead. It more accurate than stress imaging tests. Also, you may need to check if you have a pinched nerve starting from you neck...<a href="http://en. M. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/multifunction_cardiogram#mw-mf-search" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://en. M. ...Read more

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Worked out three times no problem. Then went walking and muscle spasms between shoulder blade happened again. Upper arm pain and tingling Why?

Worked out three times no problem. Then went walking and muscle spasms between shoulder blade happened again. Upper arm pain and tingling Why?

Superior trapezius: 40's yo female with new three-time set of physical workouts has mid-scapular pain & "upper arm tingling". Rhomboid major muscle spasms seem likely explanation for the mid-scapular pain. Attendant Superior trapezius muscle spasm can evoke ipsilateral shoulder parasthesia. ...Read more

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Strong ache under the arm pit on the chest side radiated later to the shoulder blade, then down to make a band on the left upper arm. Pain stronger when standing. Nothing done to cause muscle strain.

Strong ache under the arm pit on the chest side radiated later to the shoulder blade, then down to make a band on the left upper arm. Pain stronger when standing. Nothing done to cause muscle strain.

Go to the hospital: The symptoms you describe are very concerning given your age. Without something that makes you think of a muscle strain, this is even more concerning. If you are short of breath, nauseated, have palpitations or are sweaty, please seek care immediately. Call 911. This can be a heart attack or a problem with your aorta. I hope it is neither of those things, but you should be seen asap to be sure. ...Read more

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Upper arm pain, hard to lift things?

Get yourself seen by: Your pcp or an orthopedist. It's either an upper extremity or neck problems. With the correct history, examination and investigations, your diagnosis would be established and treatment started.

Good luck. ...Read more

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What can cause bilateral upper arm pain without injury?

See below: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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What could cause bilateral upper arm pain without injury, only exercise?

See below: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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Is intermediate bilateral upper arm pain a symptom if ms?

Is intermediate bilateral upper arm pain a symptom if ms?

CONSIDER THIS: You appear to have diabetes, and there is a rather high incidence of peripheral neuropathy with Type 2. You might have neck issues, such as cervical spondylosis. The bilateral upper arm pain issue is not usually encountered in MS patients. Would search for other answers. ...Read more

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Teenage swimmer with upper arm pain and cracking when rotating please help me!?

Have it evaluated: It sounds as if it is a shoulder issue. There are several causes including rotator cuff tendinitis or even a tear. See an orthopedist. ...Read more

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Is my sister's intermediate bilateral upper arm pain related to her uncontrolled diabetes?

Is my sister's intermediate bilateral upper arm pain related to her uncontrolled diabetes?

Diabetes: Yes, there is a possibility of bilateral upper arm pain related to uncontrolled diabetes.
Your sister MUST see her primary doctor as soon as possible.
The primary doctor can begin to improve her diabetes but she must also see the specialist who will work on the upper arm pain. ...Read more

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What is wrong? Should I see someone? Left upper arm pain and 8out of 10 headache

What is wrong? Should I see someone? Left upper arm pain and 8out of 10 headache

Shoulder problem: A shoulder injury or instability can cause shoulder pain and referred pain up the neck. That can cause muscle spasms and headaches. See a shoulder surgeon. ...Read more

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I have upper arm pain for 2 days now and today a knot appeared on elbow, arm is swollen and very painful.

I have upper arm pain for 2 days now and today a knot appeared on elbow, arm is swollen and very painful.

Olecranon bursitis: My first consideration is olecranon bursitis I'm concerned that yours is due to an infectious reason and most commonly staph. You need to see your physician and get immediate care ...Read more

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What can cause upper arm pain? I was sleep and felt this ache in my arm. It hurts mostly to extend it or raise it

What can cause upper arm pain? I was sleep and felt this ache in my arm. It hurts mostly to extend it or raise it

Many possibilities : Arm pain with sleeping bursitis rotator cuff strain compression neuropathy sleeping in wrong ischemia or neural compression impingment syndrome high on list with pain with active motion see ortho or general practice ...Read more

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I have neck pain but the pain is on the right side of my neck. Also, I have bilateral upper arm pain which is weird too?

Cervical cause?: Important nerves come out of the cervical spine and are responsible for sensation as well as movement to the upper extremities. You may have a cervical spine nerve impingement. I recommend you see your physician. ...Read more

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So I'm a 20-year-old female. And for the past 2 weeks I have been have chest pain on and off left side of chest. And upper arm pain too.

So I'm a 20-year-old female. And for the past 2 weeks I have been have chest pain on and off left side of chest. And upper arm pain too.

Unlikely to be heart: If it hurts when you breathe or you can move into a position that relieves or causes it to hurt worse or there is a specific spot that causes the pain it is very unlikely to be your heart. Could be your lung or chest wall or even your esophagus. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with conjunctivitis but now I'm nauseous and have a headache with upper arm pain. Is this something I should be concerned about?

I would assume-: -that they are not related. But there is always a possibility of generalized septicemia, but your symptoms are not entire body but more localized. I recommend you see your PCP or internist, and get referrals if needed. ...Read more

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Inside upper arm pain and swelling right arm no injury for 2 weeks. From armpit to elbow.?

Get seen: Pain and swelling from armpit to elbow could be infection, injury, or more serious. Have this checked by you doctor. ...Read more

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What could cause me to have upper arm pain in both arms mostly at night? Pain that keeps me awake. I'm in good shape and doubt due to activity.

Neck: To involve both arms, unless there really is problem in each arm separately, it is best to explain from the root that goes to both arms and that's the neck. Have your neck examined. When you lay down, the position of your spine changes and could be compressing the nerves that go to both arms. I wish you the best. ...Read more

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1wk of mild constant upper arm pain w/ spontaneous bouts of intense stabbing/stinging pain. Not affected by movement/touch. No trauma. No other symptom.?

1wk of mild constant upper arm pain w/ spontaneous bouts of intense stabbing/stinging pain. Not affected by movement/touch. No trauma. No other symptom.?

Varies: Multiple potential causes, I would not hesitate to be seen. A "pinched nerve" in the neck, otherwise known as a cervical radiculopathy, can cause similar symptoms as what you are describing although there are other possibilities as well. A simple physical exam could go a long way to determine the likely cause. ...Read more

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I'm having upper arm pain its about mid way between my elbow and it goes to my shoulder. I was nauseous last night but not now. I also have a headache?

I'm having upper arm pain its about mid way between my elbow and it goes to my shoulder. I was nauseous last night but not now. I also have a headache?

What is the question: LIkely unrelated. If you're concerned re: your mid brachial (arm) pain, please provide as much detail as possible. At your age it's likely nothing if it hasn't been bothering you for at least 4-6 weeks. ...Read more

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Aftersleeping on arm.severe upper arm pain near shoulder.range of motion of arm is very limited.could it hv been broken from sleeping on it?wuts wrong

Aftersleeping on arm.severe upper arm pain near shoulder.range of motion of arm is very limited.could it hv been broken from sleeping on it?wuts wrong

Not broken: Not broken, but could be a soft tissue injury, although unlikely. Give it some time and it should work itself out. If it is still persistent for more than a day, see your doctor for an exam and proper evaluation. Ask whether imaging or an orthopedic referral would be appropriate. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I am experiencing left upper arm pain that comes and goes every hour or so The following also describes me: High blood pressure (hypertension). What should I do?

I am experiencing left upper arm pain that comes and goes every hour or so The following also describes me: High blood pressure (hypertension). What should I do?

See a doctor.: There are many possible causes of this pain. With hypertension, you are risk for heart disease. What you describer is consistent with angina so I would take it as a priority to be evaluated by your physician. ...Read more

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I have a lump under my left upper arm and was told it's a cyst it's painful and swollen twice the size of my right upper arm pain going to my shoulder?

I have a lump under my left upper arm and was told it's a cyst it's painful and swollen twice the size of my right upper arm pain going to my shoulder?

See a doctor: You need to get this checked out. I would suggest you start with your primary care provider this week. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Moderate shoulder/ upper arm pain for 2 weeks and getting worse, cannot raise arm over head. No injury or overuse. Could it be related to hand injury?

Moderate shoulder/ upper arm pain for 2 weeks and getting worse, cannot raise arm over head. No injury or overuse. Could it be related to hand injury?

Yes: Not typically, but yes there is an entity known as shoulder-hand syndrome, more currently falling within the category of compex regional pain syndromes (crps). ...Read more

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Have had left upper arm pain for a few days. No injury or strain. Plus, my right arm/fingers started to tingle today. What could be wrong?

Have had left upper arm pain for a few days. No injury or strain.  Plus, my right arm/fingers started to tingle today. What could be wrong?

Arm pain: I am not sure, but as described, it sounds as if you have a pinching nerve that is innervating your upper arm. Possibly arthritis in your neck or shoulder area where the nerve travels down to your arm is occurring. See the Dr. for an evaluation and possibly an EMG test to determine if you indeed have some nerve issues happening (possibly even Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, etc.). Best Wishes. ...Read more