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Please explain strain and pain in left arm and shoulder?

Please explain strain and pain in left arm and shoulder?

Strain: Strain refers to pulled muscles/tendons. Muscles that are commonly strained are the rotator cuff, deltoid, latissimus, pectoralis, biceps, triceps, etc. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Shoulder pain: Hello ~ it sounds as if it could be a rotator cuff syndrome and in which case it may respond to a cortisone shot. It could be arthitis as well. Make a visit to your doc and let him confirm this and offer treatment thanks ...Read more

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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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Could I have strained my left arm from lifting something heavy?

Could I have strained my left arm from lifting something heavy?

Yes certainly: Especially if you are right handed as your left is probably weaker. See your family doctor first. ...Read more

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I woke up with tender pain in the middle of my left arm by the bend. I did not do anything that would have bruised or strained it. What could it be?

Many choices: Not sure exactly where you are saying it hurts. But, epicondylitis can be a source of pain about either the medial (inside) elbow or lateral (outside) part of the elbow. It can be quite painful but is usually a self limiting condition. ...Read more

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Left arm is numb and kinda hurts. Ekg, echo, holter monitor, stress test all negative. Muscles in neck feel strained. What could it be?

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

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What causing left arm to feel heavy?

See details: This needs evaluation by a doctor. Is the arm truly weak? Pain or weakness in the arm or shoulder area has many possible causes. ...Read more

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Why does my left arm feel cold and tingly?

Why does my left arm feel cold and tingly?

Could be.....: Several things from minor, like a 'pinched nerve' in the neck, to major, like thoracic outlet syndrome.....See your doctor soon to get checked out. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have pain in my left arm?

Not sure: Tough to say over the computer, but l arm pain can certainly be associated with serious issues like cardiac chest pain. Best to have your pain evaluated by a dr. And get the proper diagnosis. Good luck. ...Read more

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Just wondering if anyone else has this pain in left arm nearly at the top as qb?

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

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Tingling sensation in my left arm?

Tingling sensation in my left arm?

Try moving: Most commonly in your age group, paresthesia in the arm is due to a positional and temporary nerve compression which resolves with movement. Is this true for you? ...Read more

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Why do I have numbness in my left arm?

Why do I have numbness in my left arm?

Exam: Your question requires an examination and evaluation. This cannot be diagnosed online. ...Read more

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What is causing my left arm to stiffen up?

What is causing my left arm to stiffen up?

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

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What causes tingling in the whole left arm?

Brain or neck: Nerve pain as you describe frequently comes from the neck but can come from the brain as well. Lastly a nerve in the arm itself could be causing the symptoms. Best to see a neurologist to evaluate this. ...Read more

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Why am I having a warm feeling in my left arm?

Could be a: Manifestation of a heart problem. Or a nerve problem caused by degeneration of the spine in the neck. See your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Pain in upper left arm, and pain in left chest?

Pain in upper left arm, and pain in left chest?

Chest pain: Anytype of chest pain or even upper abdominal pain will radiate to the upper extremities. At minimum, it deserves and ekg and a chest xray and at least a visit to your provider. ...Read more

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My left arm hurts what could be the cause I'm 17?

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

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What to do if I have to have my left arm amputated?

What to do if I have to have my left arm amputated?

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

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What to if I am having dull pain in upper left arm, what could this be?

Many possibilites: The causes can include musculoskeletal problems from the shoulder, neck or upper arm (humerus). One of the most common causes is a rotator cuff problem. Other possibilities include cardiac conditions, and nerve entrapment problems. ...Read more

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Have left arm and back pain?

Have left arm and back pain?

Who knows: 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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Have left arm pain and numbness?

Have left arm pain and numbness?

See below: This may be coming coming from a pinched nerve in your neck. See your physician for a full workup ...Read more