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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

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Arm Pain (Definition)

Arm pain can mean many things. See a hand or ...Read more


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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 wont see doctor?

Mom has left arm pain and chest pain but wont 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?

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 dont 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