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Arm Discomfort

Arm discomfort can be caused due to its overuse or any injury or harm to the blood vessels, skin, or bones of the arm. This arm discomfort can be temporary and may go on its own. If it lasts for too long one should consult a doctor. There are many exercises and treatment options available for it.

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I had breathlessness and suffered from left arm and neck pain. Why so?

Query: Hello doctor,I have been suffering from bronchiectasis for the past many years. I also have an undoubtful history of cervical spondylosis. I suffer from breathlessness on exertion. I had neck pain and was not able to move my neck along with left arm pain a month ago. Why so?Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Yash Kathuria

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understood your concern. Breathlessness can be explained by the history of bronchiectasis. But cardiac cause should always be ruled out. Have you ever felt chest pain? I suggest doing a stress echo test. Hope this helps Thanks and regards.   Read Full »

Does sleeping with a pool noodle along the spine help?

Query: Hello doctor, Is it a bad idea to sleep with a pool noodle along your spine? I am trying to work on my posture since I am getting arm pains. I am doing lots of stretching, exercises, and foam rolling. The foam rolling made me think about sleeping on something similar to get extra benefit. A pool noo...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Do not try unusual methods as sleeping for six to eight hours in an unusual position may be more harmful and cannot be equated to a foam roller as its use is controlled and for a short duration. The pool noodle, being softer, will not provide the deep tissue massage ...  Read Full »

It is been a week since my 14-year-old daughter has pain, numbness, and tingling in her arm after being kicked and punched multiple times by her brother. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My 14-year-old was in a fight with her younger brother, and she had been kicked and punched multiple times in her arm around her elbow. When she told me her arm was hurting, I told her it was only bruised and that she should rest it, put some ice on it, and take some pain medication. ...  Read Full »

Dr. Srivastava, Sumit

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Yes, you should go for a checkup. There could be a hairline fracture, or it could be a ligament injury. Tingling suggests nerve compression due to inflammation and edema. I would suggest you consult an orthopedician and get her examin...  Read Full »

I am experiencing pain, numbness, and impaired arm movement. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My arms and hands have been experiencing numbness and intense pain, making it difficult to move. It alternates between one side being numb or painful and then switches to the other side. Please help. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Pooja Pardhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Given that your symptoms affect both sides and initiate from one side, it could potentially be related to a neurological issue. One possibility is cervical spondylosis, a degenerative condition affecting the neck's spinal dis...  Read Full »

I have pain in my left arm and jaws along with dry mouth. What could be the reason?

Query: Hello doctor,I had a bad pain in my left arm and jaws. Lightheaded and dry mouth, and hence got the test done.  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your reports, and they are normal. This is unlikely to be related to the heart. A similar kind of pain may occur in reflux disease. Do you get any bloating, burping, soar water feeling in mouth or chest burning intermittently? If yes, then it like...  Read Full »

I had pain in my left arm three days ago, and now my jaw feels numb. Can this be due to a heart problem?

Query: Hello doctor, Three days ago, I had left arm discomfort. It was like needle pricks and a little pressure from the arm to the thumb. I thought it was muscular. I was just about to take a flight and felt really nervous if it was a heart attack. My hands were clammy. Yesterday and today, I have not had...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I guess you do not have any chest pain or heaviness on exertion or at rest. The first possibility is you are experiencing cervical pain, which causes nerve compression leading to pain, tingling, numbness, and burning in the arm. Do you have any history of neck or nec...  Read Full »

How to treat the pain in the left forearm and in the right leg?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 28-year-old male. 1) I have been experiencing pain in my left forearm. It suddenly started, and there was a constant pain in almost the entire forearm. I went to sleep, and it continued to pain, so after a couple of hours, I took Paracetamol. It went away after that. The next day...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As there is no history of injury and the duration of symptoms is only a few days, then it is not worrying. Apply ice over the area and keep it elevated, and do not massage. Take anti-inflammatory tablets like WillgoCR or Voveran (Diclofenac) once daily after meals. ...  Read Full »

My mother has pain in her left arm and shoulder. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My mother had pain in her left arm for the past few months. However, for the past few days, she is having pain in her left shoulder region also. She occasionally suffers from chest pain during bedtime. She does not have diabetes or hypertension, but she stays very stressed. Please help...  Read Full »

Dr. Yash Kathuria

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. It seems your mother is suffering from a musculoskeletal problem rather than a cardiac one. But still, it is important to rule out any cardiac issues. So, I suggest you follow the instructions mentioned below. Do...  Read Full »

Even after medications and injection pain in my left arm muscles has not subsided. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am having severe localized pain when I lift my left arm over my head and it is in my muscles for more than four months. The rheumatologist did an x-ray and blood test which are all normal. He prescribed tablets Arcoxia 285 (90 mg) and Panadol (665 mg) plus an injection of Depo Medrol ...  Read Full »

Dr. K. Shanmuganandan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read in detail your symptoms. It is suggesting peri arthritis shoulder. The profile does not suggest inflammatory arthritis as the signs of inflammation are lacking and the tests are normal. Thank you.   Read Full »

What causes arm pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a blood test done around six days ago and my arm is paining now? It aches when I curl my arm and also when I stretch it out flat. This has never been an issue for me previously. What might be causing this pain on my arm? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to There is a possibility that there may have been multiple attempts at the same site before taking the blood sample. This causes extravasation of blood in the surrounding tissues as well leading to hematoma formation often accompanied by discoloration of the skin. Thi...  Read Full »

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