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What kind of doctor sees somebody for arm pain?

What kind of doctor sees somebody for arm pain?

See PCP first: Start with your primary care physician. However, if it is sudden and associated with any chest discomfort, shortness of breath, or nausea, seek immediate evaluate at an emergency room. ...Read more

Arm Pain (Definition)

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Left arm pain weakness and numbness. What kind of doctor should I see? Pain is from the elbow down into the hand 39 yr old male

Left arm pain weakness and numbness. What kind of doctor should I see? Pain is from the elbow down into the hand 39 yr old male

Neurologisr: There are many possible causes. The presence of weakness and numbness strongly suggest that nerves are being compressed in the arm. This could eminate fron the neck or from nerve entrapment at the elbow (cubital tunnel syndrome). A neurologist can diagnose this with elctrical studies and radiographic imagiong as needed. ...Read more

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A sudden chest, back and left shoulder and arm pain for about 30minutes. What is it? And should I see a doctor?

A sudden chest, back and left shoulder and arm pain for about 30minutes. What is it? And should I see a doctor?

Must call the doctor: Any person with chest, left shoulder, and left arm pain symptoms has to go to his doctor or the E.R. to be checked right away for a heart attack. That means not waiting at home to see if it becomes a bad heart attack. It could turn out to be a lung problem, a bone or muscle problem, or an acid reflux problem, but the heart attack kills people. As the saying goes, "better safe than sorry". ...Read more

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Mom has left arm pain and chest pain but won't see doctor?

Mom has left arm pain and chest pain but won't see doctor?

Bad choice: Believe my colleagues here would all fear possible heart disease, and episodes of angina as the best explanation. There is risk of impending heart attack. Get her to see a doctor asap. This could be life threatening! ...Read more

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Can doctors tell me what does upper left arm pain mean?

Can doctors tell me what does upper left arm pain mean?

More information: To understand the cause of the pain, much more information is needed. I recommend you see your doctor and discuss the problem. ...Read more

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Should I be worried I have left arm pain for about a week and chest pain? Hubby tells me to go to doc asap but I don't think its urgent.

Should I be worried I have left arm pain for about a week and chest pain? Hubby tells me to go to doc asap but I don't think its urgent.

Chest pain concern: Chest pain and left arm pain are related to heart problems but also can be musculoskeletal in origin. Any chest pain without knowledge of origin, should be brought to attention of physician especially since cardiac disease is being recognized more commonly in females. Yes you should see a physician for examination and workup of the pain. ...Read more

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Did steroid jab C5/6/7 coz of neck n arm pain. No improvement or change. Doc said if this doesn't help, fusion won't. Next course of action?

Did steroid jab C5/6/7 coz of neck n arm pain. No improvement or change. Doc said if this doesn't help, fusion won't. Next course of action?

I agree: I agree with your doctor, you should avoid surgery and look for alternative pain generator diagnosis, the injections have therapeutic, diagnostic as well as prognostic information if shots don't give you temporary relief I would consider your pain generator as unknown, unknown pain generator is an absolute contraindication for surgery in my practice. What do your images reveal? ...Read more

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Neck pb causing armpit arm pain. Doc recommended physioth. But why puffy armpit? Can it be fibrocystic br and br pain? Ultra s is clear just 1cm lymphn

I disagree: This need evaluation to rule out infection. The evaluation may require biopsy of the node. I have no idea why physiotherapy would be suggested before a more complete evaluation of possible causes. ...Read more

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Hi Doc here are my symptoms pinching pain in back of shoulder, shooting pain in shoulder and down arm, pain in front of shoulder also can been 5 month?

Hi Doc here are my symptoms pinching pain in back of shoulder, shooting pain in shoulder and down arm, pain in front of shoulder also can been 5 month?

Seek consult: I would recommend you see either an orthopedic surgeon or a neurosurgeon as you may have a problem with a disc in your neck. I sounds suspicious for a "pinched nerve" or herniated cervical disc. A physical examination and possible a MRI would be helpful. Short term medication and physical therapy are often all that is needed for resolution of your symptoms. ...Read more

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For the past couple of days I've been feeling a chest and arm pain that's been getting worse. My doctor has told me he doesn't think it's my heart.

You are so young: If you symptoms persist go back to your doctor for a complete evaluation. Most likely not cardiac but still bothers you do something is going On. Get a diagnosis and then can treat ...Read more

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It is 3 months post accident and my head, neck and back injuries are still almost as bad as right after accident and now I am having shoulder and arm pain as well, what should I tell my doctors to get the best treatment? My back has not been treated at al

It is 3 months post accident and my head, neck and back injuries are still almost as bad as right after accident and now I am having shoulder and arm pain as well, what should I tell my doctors to get the best treatment? My back has not been treated at al

You need spine eval: You need a formal neck and low back evaluation, including mri's by a spine specialist, particularly given the complexity of insurance issues long term. A diagnosis is important for medical and insurance reasons. ...Read more

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Chest and arm pain. Doctor said it was due to GERD just wanted to make sure its been on and off for months.

Possibly: Given your young age, that probably is the best explanation. However I would make sure your doctor has done an ekg at the very least to be sure. Depending on your risk factors and family history, you may need even more of a work-up. ...Read more

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Sharp chest and arm pain, had an EKG doctor said was perfect. Thinks I might have gallbladder problem but not sure yet. What could be happening?

Sharp chest and arm pain, had an EKG doctor said was perfect. Thinks I might have gallbladder problem but not sure yet. What could be happening?

Chest pain: Lots of possibilities for this pain in 18y/o. Unlikely to be from heart but should get checked to be sure. Gallbladder is one of the possibilities but there are other, best to discuss with your dr. ...Read more

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Having chest pain that comes goes and pain in left arm went to the doc and had EKG everything normal. I checked bp 10 times could that cause arm pain?

Having chest pain that comes goes and pain in left arm went to the doc and had EKG everything normal. I checked bp 10 times could that cause arm pain?

I don't think so: Your pain may be musculoskeletal or stress induced. At your age, coronary artery disease is very low probability. Bp check usually doesn't cause Arm pain but as you are telling me that you checked 10 times that may suggest you are anxious about it which it self can cause psychogenic pain. Try Tylenol (acetaminophen). ...Read more

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Doctor did ecg and said it was normal. I still have left arm pain and a light feeling in arm. He said its anxiety and I have had anxiety in the past.?

Doctor did ecg and said it was normal. I still have left arm pain and a light feeling in arm. He said its anxiety and I have had anxiety in the past.?

Anxiety: Now that you know your heart is in good condition you can see a mental health professional to learn strategies for coping w/anxiety. See www. Relaxatiionresponse. Org for some self-help. ...Read more

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I have severe arm pain on both arms right after I sneeze. Should I consult a doctor about this?

Brachial plexus: If the physical exam your doctor performs does not reveal anything, and your neck is free of disk disease on imaging studies like mri, this could be caused by sudden stretches of brachial plexus with violent sneezing, especially if your interscalene muscles are chronically tight and achy. ...Read more

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Hi there. I'm having trouble with my doctors here as they can't seem to find what's causing my problems so far. They found out I have an irregular heart beat, but cannot conclude why I am having chest, shoulder and arm pain, waking up with tingly and seem

Consider spine: If your cardiac issues have been thoroughly evaluated and are not felt to be the cause of your pain that runs into the arm, the cervical spine can pitentially be a source. An MRI can usually be used to evaluate you for this. ...Read more

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After explaining to three doctors that I get chest pain, arm pain, and jaw pain pain randomly they listened to my heart and said I'm fine?

Not fine: What they are saying is that it is not a cardiac problem. Suggest 2 Specialist consultations. 1. See a Cardiologist for blood tests and EKG. 2. See an Oral Surgeon to evaluate for dental infection or TMJ issues. ...Read more

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Mom has signfcnt neck pain and arm pain. Doc abroad said posible herniated disk. She on neck brace. What can she do alleviate pain? What is causing it

Mom has signfcnt neck pain and arm pain. Doc abroad said posible herniated disk. She on neck brace. What can she do alleviate pain? What is causing it

Non steroidals: A mild herniated disk in the neck can be relieved with non steroidal medications like Ibuprofen and physical therapy. If there is weakness or the sin persists I would get an MRI of the cervical spine. Steroids or infections might be needed or n some cases surgery. ...Read more

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Severe neck-shoulder-arm pain (r side) (throbbing/pulsating/sharp stabbing). 2 months) X-ray done (normal). Doctor thinks pinched nerve. Relief laying?

Maybe: This one is hard to say without examining your shoulder as it can be hard to distinguish pain arising from shoulder conditions such as impingement or rotator cuff tendonitis from neck conditions such as bulging disc. Need to be examined to truly discern where the problem is from. Xrays can be normal in either condition. ...Read more

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Upper back pain on left side that also causes left arm pain above elbow. I fell 7 months ago and primary doc says muscle. Can my back muscle hurt this long? I can not do physical activities bc of pain

Upper back pain on left side that also causes left arm pain above elbow. I fell 7 months ago and primary doc says muscle. Can my back muscle hurt this long? I can not do physical activities bc of pain

Upper back pain: If the pain has been ongoing for the past seven months and persists despite physical therapy then it is likely not a pulled muscle. Pain that limits physical activities warrants imaging of the cervical and thoracic spine. See a spine specialist to find the cause and to develop a treatment plan. ...Read more

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I have swollen legs for10 years, severe headaches, left arm pain, 3 periods in a month. Gone to different doctors everyone says im healthy?

I have swollen legs for10 years, severe headaches, left arm pain, 3 periods in a month. Gone to different doctors everyone says im healthy?

Thunderclap headache: Keep a headache and blood pressure diary. Take your blood pressure daily AND during a headache. Show your diary to your regular doc. If your BP is up during and before a headache, you may benefit from medication, like SL nitro. Be well. ...Read more

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I'm having tingling in my left arm, pain in my chest and arm as well, dizziness, loss of breath, and neck pain. Two doctors said this isn't heart.

Pain in chest: And other symptoms could be due to: anxiety; diet related issues (try going gluten free: read Serve to Win to understand more); drink plenty of water and meditate/pray. Be sure all blood tests are normal with MD ...Read more

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36 M with normal echo stress lipids BP no fam his and non smoker has mild chest pain left side and left arm pain. Doc says anxiety or reflux. Scared!!

Trust your doc: Absent serious risk factors and after a normal stress echo a 36 year old man can feel confident that chest pain is not due to heart disease. ...Read more