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What Causes Left Forearm Tightness
Sudden onset of strong pain and tightness left forearm. It swelled into a hard bump right at tendon went down but sharp pain up my arm neck armpit?
Tenosynovitis: The pain could be due to an inflammed tendon and sheith. ...Read more
Periodic left forearm bicep and hand numbness tight shoulder when I look straight down back feels tight goes away after I take my ativan (lorazepam)?
Random shooting pain in left forearm, no tingling, no other symtom. Shooting pain happens at random multiple times a day. What could be the cause?
? PINCHED NERVE: Possible nerve compressions at elbow, such as pronator syndrome. Posterior interrosseus syndrome, or cubital tunnel. A neurological consultation could identify cause, and an EMG test could confirm. Other thoughts might involve referred joint pain, and this could be assessed at time of consult ...Read more
Number of things: Description of sharp makes it likely it is something localized to the forearm and not being 'referred' from another area, like the heart. (see, prior answers related to referred pain). Presuming there's no trauma, insect bite to area, most likely a tendinitis (tendon connects muscle to joint)--rest the muscles, ice, anti inflammatory. Less likely is a clot in the vein. Persistent pain-again, c doc. ...Read more
I haven swollen tumours on my left forearm it does not cause any pain...Is it cancer...It does not cause ani pain...?
Needs an examination: You need to see your physician or primary care to examine you and discern what the swelling actually is. It might be an infection, a benign non cancerous fat tumors such as lipomas but cancerous tumors would be on the differential. All the above causes can cause painless swellings, again would stress you to see your doctor. ...Read more
Pain/discomfort in left forearm, close to wrist, inside of the arm. 2/10. Pressure on the area makes it worse. What can I take to alleviate? Should I be concerned? What could be the cause?
Wrist pain: Did you have an Injury or fall. Among possibility are carpal tunnel syndrome, wrist sprain, distal radial fracture, dislocated one of the small bones in the hand. If it is not getting better see your doctor. A short duration of splint and non-steroidal pain medication will help while trying to assess the cause. ...Read more
45M Guitar player. Tingly lower left forearm, from elbow down, for 2 weeks. Also in left fingers. Ice helps a bit. No weakness or pain. Cause?
Nerve pinch: Repetitive use of wrist and fingers can result in entrapment of either the ulnar nerve at the elbow, cubical tunnel, causing tingling or numbness in the 4th and 5th digits and weak grasp; or, dropping things and numbness in the thumb me first 2 fingers, carpal tunnel, or median here pinch at the wrist. See a PMR doc or ortho to have this evaluated. Non surgical and surgical options exist, . ...Read more
What would cause sudden onset of noticeable swelling in left calf of leg and left forearm? No pain, just continuously swollen for 4-5 days. No injury
More information....: There are many potential problems that can trigger these symptoms, for example, blot clots, infection, inflammatory diseases. If this is new to you and just for a few days see your doctor as soon as possible, if severe go to the emergency department near you. ...Read more
Best to: Consult with your physician. It is possible that you have a pinched nerve that caused the tingling and warm sensation. Need to know how often, how long and frequency of occurrence. Make sure you are not developing neuropathy or possible side effects from your medicines. Your doctor knows you best. ...Read more
Pain and some weakness in outer side of upper left forearm after striking golf or tennis ball (forehand stroke only--I am left-handed). Cause?
Tendinitis likely.: From your short description, it sounds like tendinitis in the L shoulder, either from overuse / over-training or from some other injury. Playing sports just aggravates it. This is by far the most common cause of shoulder pain in athletes. For now, rest the shoulder, ice it as often as you can, & sleep in a comfortable position (on right). See a doctor or use HealthTap Prime if you're not better in ...Read more
Left forearm feels cold. Ache goes down to my pinky finger. Echo and stress test was good months ago. What could be the cause. Of this?
I have had a pain in my left forearm for about 3 weeks. I have the implant birth control in that arm. Could that be the cause of my pain?
Possibly: Look first for signs of infection, swollen lymph nodes in your arm pit, the insertion site being red, swollen, hot or painful. If that is happening, get seen for an exam asap. Be sure you can still fell the implant. However, with any post procedure pain, seee the surgeon and have it examined. ...Read more
Collette, this could be sore muscles from repetitive activity or nerve irritation. If you have discomfort at night try a wrist brace to keep your wrist still to see if this helps. Simple stretches might help as well.
See your doctor if these simple approaches to do not help. ...Read more
I have a wound vac on my left forearm. It has caused my hand to swell and is extremely uncomfortable and annoying. Can my doctor loosen it for me?
Call your doctor: To inform them of this problem right away to see what corrective action can be taken. ...Read more
I've discovered a swollen ball on my left forearm that is hot n tender with a slight bruise. This morning it went a little numb. What could cause this?
Requires exam: Get to a physician and get it examined. ...Read more
Sharp pain starting from lefr elbow to left forearm which causes tingling in my left hand and fingers? Mostly pinky. 28/f.
Back pain in lumbar area, woke up out of a dead sleep with sharp pain in left forearm and left tingling hand and pain goin into hand. Cause/related?
Can taking phentermine 37.5 and metformin 500mg for PCOS cause pain in left. Forearm by elbow and left hand weakness. Unable to stretch my arm?
Severe chest tightness heaviness but no pain in the left arm. What could the other causes be? This has been going on for 6 yrs..
Many things: The good news is that heart attack would be near the bottom of the list for chest pain in a 26 y/o. Other causes can be reflux, esophageal spasms, anxiety disorder, abdominal issues like gallbladder, and more. You should see a doctor. Any chronic condition for 6 yrs should get looked at. ...Read more
Where chest/back tightness is caused by anxiety, can symptoms last for at least an hour? Can it be accompanied by brief left arm pains/warmth?
See your doctor: With these kinds of symptoms and their persistent nature, it's best if you see your doctor. He/she will listen to you, do an examination, possibly run some tests and let you know what's going on. ...Read more
35yrold (f), exp morning anxiety. Could tightness in left shoulder/arm be caused by anxiety? Took echocardiogram lst year, great results. Maybe anxiety?
Could be,: But has to be diagnosis of exclusion! See a cardiologist first, then a psychiatrist. ...Read more
Why do I get chest mild pain, tightness, & left arm mild pain that last few hours after small stressful arguments. Any none heart related causes this?
See below: We need to consider the most dangerous things first. That would be your heart. See your doctor to make sure your heart is healthy. ...Read more
Ok can low blood flow in the body cause muscle twiching in the arm and legs and back. Also have tightness on left side vain on neck and it feel compre?
Twitching: Muscle tightness and twitching is usually an indication of magnesium, potassium or calcium deficiency, mostly magnesium. Low blood flow would cause lowering of blood pressure and dizziness, fatigue. If we are talking about compression locally like a limb, reducing blood flow, or falling asleep from lack of blood flow that usually exhibits and pins and needles sensation. ...Read more
Sharp pain from shoulder to hand in left arm. Muscles feel tight. I have not done any sports or anything with the arm to cause injury?
Pinched nerve: Although there are a number of possibilities, a cervical radiculopathy is among the more common and does not require that you had an injury. A radiculopathy is a medical term for an irritation if a nerve in the spine causing pain that runs along the distribution of that nerve into an extremity. ...Read more
Left jaw neck shoulder arm pain past few days. Dr did ekg it was normal. Echo scheduled. He thinks muscoskeltal. Tmj tight scalenes? Other causes?
Nerve Impingement: Can be caused by nerve being sandwiched between two spinal bones in the neck area. It can cause muscle spasm and pain in the neck. This condition must be professionally managed. See an interventional pain management specialist or neurologist for definitive diagnosis and management. ...Read more
Tight muscles on right side of neck that cause sensations down rt arm and a little down left leg. Doesn't hurt. Normal? Massage therapy's helping.
See a doctor: Symptoms of neck pain with a "shooting" characteristic can be related to anything from a pulled muscle of the neck to a pinched nerve. It may be useful to follow up with your doctor if symptoms do not seem to be improving in a few days or if they worsen in severity. Over the counter pain relievers, heat/cold therapy, and gentle stretching may help relieve the pain prior to a visit. ...Read more
Right arm fatigue with arm pit tightness; t3 (liothyronine) and t4 disc buldge that caused left shoulder pain; PT helped left shoulder but then right arm got worse.
I assume you have...: ...questions, but it's not clear what they are. In any case, only your physical therapist and physician have enough information to give you a meaningful explanation. Please don't hesitate to ask them what they think the problem is and what should be done to evaluate and treat it. ...Read more
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