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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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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)?

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)?

Neck problem: Sounds like you may have a cervical disc problem in your neck w/ the description of your symptoms. See an ors or neurosurgeon for examination, x-rays etc. Best of luck! You may need treatment for your anxiety disorder additionally. ...Read more

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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?

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

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What can cause sharp pains in my left forearm?

What can cause sharp pains in my left forearm?

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

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What can cause sudden pain in the left forearm?

What can cause sudden pain in the left forearm?

Several things: Pain that severe needs to be worked up by your doctor in person. He/she will listen to you, perform an examination and possibly order some tests to see what's wrong with you. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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

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Causes for tingling and warm sensation in left forearm arm and hand?

Causes for tingling and warm sensation in left forearm arm and hand?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Could be ulner: Nerve irritation ("funny bone ").Be aware of resting on your left elbow, like while driving or sitting at work or in your favorite chair at home. ...Read more

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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?

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

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What does ache and pins and needles in left forearm and hand be caused from?

What does ache and pins and needles in left forearm and hand be caused from?

Several Reasons: 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

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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?

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?

Back spasm...: Describing muscle spasm in the spine compressing nerve roots at multiple levels. Sleep especially non-rem sleep is an active process. The brain must have perceived an injury to the spine. Need to discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Phentermine: Metformin 500 mg should cause no pain in your forearm.
Phentermine can cause weight loss and/or limited food intake. To my knowledge phentermine should not affect your left elbow and hand.
Please contact your doctor and set up an appointment.

Please let me know how things go. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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

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Could small stressful arguments cause mild chest pain, tightness, & left arm mild pain that last few hours as a result of anxiety.

Yes but. ..: Stress of any kind can cause chest pain and angina. The heart doesn't care if its physical or emotional stress. If youhave risk factors and these symptoms you should see your dr for an eval. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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

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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.

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

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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.

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