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What If You Got A Strain On The Left Arm
I'm experiencing pain in the front side of my upper left arm just below my shoulder. It's been bothering me for weeks. Ligament? Muscle strain?
Sudden upper left arm pain with no injury? 22 y.O female. Achy, comes and goes, burns and stings. Felt in back and neck as well. Osteosarcoma? Strain?
Nerve Pinch: This sounds like a pinched nerve in the neck. Although it could be other less common causes. If you have no other medical problems: infection history, cancer history and no significant weakness then give the pain 6-8 weeks to improve. Nsaids can be beneficial (unless you have kidney problems). Talk to your doctor if not improving over time. ...Read more
I stretched my left arm over my left shoulder-not something I normally do. A itching lump arose 2 days later, but no pain. Did I strain a lymph node?
No: No, you can't strain a lymph node by stretching. If the lump is itching and is in your armpit, it could be a clogged sweat gland that has caused a pimple to form. If it gets big enough over the next few days, it would be good to see a doctor to know what it is. ...Read more
I feel a pain like a muscle strain under my biceps I stretch out my left arm. It stops when the arm is folded. There is a ropey feeling under the skin?
Biceps tendonitis: Sounds like an inflamed Biceps tendon, rest and stretch ...Read more
I was stretched my arms overhead then rotated my left arm. My left shoulder popped, started hurting and left arm numbed up. Muscle strain or a tear?
Subluxation: 31y fem abducted/rotated arm arousing "pop", pain & arm paresthesia &? shoulder joint subluxation, distal clavicle rotation inferior & impingement of brachial neural plexus. Unusual except in one w. Joint Hypermobility Syndrome. Expect symptoms transient; if pain & numbness not resolve < hour consider dislocation/urgent care. Ligament injury concern if recurrent; TOS if numbness symptom chronic. ...Read more
Can back pain (the trapezius) make your chest tight and left arm have pain all the way down to ring finger? Also the left ribs feel weird from strain?
Dx'd with shoulder strain. Ordered naproxen 375mg. Severe left arm pain radiating into back cont esp @ night. Chills, red splotches on left arm before starting naproxen. What is this?
See a doctor: Cannot possibly diagnose this without a full history and physical exam. Good luck. ...Read more
Yes certainly: Especially if you are right handed as your left is probably weaker. See your family doctor first. ...Read more
See details: Ice and rest. If it persists, have it evaluated. ...Read more
Left arm is numb and kinda hurts. Ekg, echo, holter monitor, stress test all negative. Muscles in neck feel strained. What could it be?
Cervical nerve issue: Although you are a little young for this it sounds like you have a cervical nerve compression. Possibly very early arthritis or trauma to your cervical vertebrae. Ever have whiplash? Get checked out with cervical spine X-rays or an MRI. See a neurologist or neurosurgeon for evaluation. ...Read more
I have recently strained a tendon in my left arm just above my elbow joint this caused a lump ultrasounds revealed no problems and I have had physio as well now my arm has a burning sensation on my forearm between my wrist and elbow it feels really hot bu
See below: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
2 vague: When, which joints, all or 1 joint, muscle related or joint stiffness, after use or @ rest, episodic or all the time, any injury or recent exercise. U can c a lot more information is needed 2 ask a meaningful question. ...Read more
Left arm pain: There needs to be more specific information. Was there an injury? Where does it hurt on the left arm? Were you doing something? Did you just wake up in pain? How long has it been going on? It is difficult to assess for the possible causes without more specific information. ...Read more
Adjusting.: Prosthesis could be discussed with your doctor if you are a good candidate. Occupational therapy is excellent to teach you different ways of doing things you always did to care for yourself. Discuss with your doctor about this. Physical therapy can also help with strengthening the other arm to compensate for the loss of one. ...Read more
NO history is provided. This may be from a number of things as it may be related to exercise, job related or viral or infectious in nature. You can use tylenol (acetaminophen) for treatment of pain as safe as long as used as prescribed. Suggest you see a doctor if this has persisted several days.
Best wishes. ...Read more
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