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What does it mean when you get a random radiating pain in your right arm?

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Dr. Eric Weisman
Neurology
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In brief: Radiating arm pain

from the neck down means neck problem. From the wrist up the arm usually means distal entrapment form Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
There is also thoracic outlet syndrome, anterior interossius syndrome, ulnar neuropathy and a few others. Geography matters. Discuss your symptoms with your doctor. Get a thorough exam and if need be an nerve conduction-EMG test to localize the problem.

In brief: Radiating arm pain

from the neck down means neck problem. From the wrist up the arm usually means distal entrapment form Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
There is also thoracic outlet syndrome, anterior interossius syndrome, ulnar neuropathy and a few others. Geography matters. Discuss your symptoms with your doctor. Get a thorough exam and if need be an nerve conduction-EMG test to localize the problem.
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