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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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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 or not imaging or an orthopedic referral would be appropriate. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Upper arm pain, hard to lift things?

Upper arm pain, hard to lift things?

Get yourself seen by: Your pcp or an orthopedist. Its 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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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 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 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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