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I have chronic pain in my arms and I don't know why? What could it be?
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Dr. TORY MCJUNKIN
Pain Management
3 doctors agree
In brief: Arm pain
It could be several different things.
If it is chronic or long standing, it should be worked up. Your doctor will consider nerve trauma, nerve irritation, disc herniation, spinal pathology, nerve entrapment, neuropathy, metabolic disturbances and many other conditions. Best to find out and treat the source!

In brief: Arm pain
It could be several different things.
If it is chronic or long standing, it should be worked up. Your doctor will consider nerve trauma, nerve irritation, disc herniation, spinal pathology, nerve entrapment, neuropathy, metabolic disturbances and many other conditions. Best to find out and treat the source!
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Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management
2 doctors agree
In brief: Spine vs Extremities
There is the possibility this arm pain could be coming from the neck, however the other options include peripheral nerve entrapments, carpal tunnel and ulnar tunnel syndromes.
In order to narrow down the possibilities we would need more info. If concerned, please see your doctor to further evaluate you.

In brief: Spine vs Extremities
There is the possibility this arm pain could be coming from the neck, however the other options include peripheral nerve entrapments, carpal tunnel and ulnar tunnel syndromes.
In order to narrow down the possibilities we would need more info. If concerned, please see your doctor to further evaluate you.
Dr. Qamar Khan
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Dr. Prem Gupta
Neurology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Info incomplete
Many questions need answers like time of onset.
Whether it started in one arm. Neck pain present or not. Best option would be to see a neurologist and some other specialist may need to be seen.

In brief: Info incomplete
Many questions need answers like time of onset.
Whether it started in one arm. Neck pain present or not. Best option would be to see a neurologist and some other specialist may need to be seen.
Dr. Prem Gupta
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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology
In brief: Might be aneurysm.
This can be an aneurysm in the aorta causing increased pressure in the arms, and pain, or some other circulation problem. It might be a lymphatic issue, but your arms would likely be swollen.
It can also be due to muscle pain from reduced blood supply or excessive exercise, or some other reason. If it is present at rest, and doesn't go away with aspirin/analgesics, you should see your doctor.

In brief: Might be aneurysm.
This can be an aneurysm in the aorta causing increased pressure in the arms, and pain, or some other circulation problem. It might be a lymphatic issue, but your arms would likely be swollen.
It can also be due to muscle pain from reduced blood supply or excessive exercise, or some other reason. If it is present at rest, and doesn't go away with aspirin/analgesics, you should see your doctor.
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