Pain on top of left shoulder, left elbow, left forearm, wrist and ring finger and knuckle and slight pain in left upper chest. What could this be?

Fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia can cause widespread pain such as what you describe. You may feel as if there is swelling and morning stiffness but no visible evidence of swelling. One side of the body is usually worse than the other and symptoms can be associated with fatigue, insomnia and depression. This is a clinical diagnosis but other forms of arthralgias are ruled out with a complete h&p , labs and xrays if.

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Pain on top of left shoulder, left elbow, left forearm, wrist and ring finger and knuckle and slight pain in left upper chest. What could this be?

Pinched nerve. Pain in the chest or arm that goes to the hand or fingers is almost never due to a heart problem. Just the same, if the pain is assoicated with muscle weakness, keeps you up at night, interferes with daily activities, and/or is not responding to whatever medication you have at home, you should see a doctor for an evaluation and a step up in treatment. Physical therapy or steroids are examples. Read more...

Heart been investigated- normal. But chest pain, jaw pain, left shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand/fingers! Left leg also throbs when SX are bad. What is it?

Neck? Is it possible that the pain originates in your cervical spine? Any trauma, known spine issue? Alternatively, it may be related to peripheral nerves on the left side. You will need a full neurologic evaluation to further determine the etiology of your symptoms. Read more...
Vague. Difficult to narrow down any type of causation without a thorough history and exam. Get more than one opinion if need be. Read more...