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Arm Pain

Arm pain refers to the pain occurring anywhere in the arm, including the pain in the wrist, elbow, and shoulder. It occurs most often due to injury and when sprains, fractures, and tendonitis affect the arms. Angina and heart attack can also cause referred pain in the arms. Taking pain medications with physical therapy helps a lot. In severe cases, surgery is required.

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Why am I experiencing shoulder pain without any trauma?

Query: Hi doctor,I have shoulder pain right side. I have no history of any trauma or injury, or surgery. I am 21 years, and I have pain from the center to the right shoulder and sometimes in the arms too. If I do a lot of work, I feel weakness in my arm and shoulder. I have pain when I write, walk, or sit ...  Read Full »

Dr. Anuj Nigam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. What you are experiencing is most probably due to a condition called bicipital tendonitis. There is swelling and inflammation of your biceps muscle tendon. There can be many causes of this to happen and not always injury. The routine activi...  Read Full »

Is iron deficiency the cause of my right arm pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a young adult suffering from migraines on my right side for almost four years. A few weeks back, my right eye started twitching. The doctor said it was dehydration, but after few days I started feeling weird sensations on the right side of my face. It was tingling, burning, or someti...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Mostly the pain is due to anemia only, but sometimes it can also be due to nerves. So in such a case, I would suggest you do an X-ray of the neck. It will help to check if there is any obstruction in the neck region b...  Read Full »

I have stiff neck and arm pain. Can it be carpal tunnel syndrome?

Query: Hello doctor, Six months back I was diagnosed by two doctors and tests with carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). The suggestion was to go for an operation which regretfully I delayed until recently. The symptoms got worse. Now I have an appointment next month with a specialist. Meanwhile, I have pins and n...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Carpal tunnel syndrome will not cause any symptoms in the upper arm. However, it could be due to cervical nerve compression. This could be associated with or without the carpal tunnel syndrome independently. In my opinion, you should go for nerve conduction velocity nerv...  Read Full »

I have developed a cough, runny nose, and stomach discomfort. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, Developed a cough and runny nose three days ago. I woke up I felt uneasy in my stomach the last day. For half of the day, my stool was normal, and for the other half, I developed a burning sensation on both sides of my stomach above the belly button, had no appetite for food, and con...  Read Full »

Dr. Chibitam Hope Obia

Answer: Hello doctor, Welcome to I understand your concern. I am very sorry about your medical condition. Do not worry, I am here to take care of you. Regarding your symptoms, I believe you have developed an upper respiratory tract infection with generalized anxiety disorder. Please take the fo...  Read Full »

I am a 29-year-old female with sharp shooting pain from the left side of my chest to the back of my left shoulder. Should I be concerned?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a-29-year old female on dialysis. I just started having a sharp shooting pain through the left side of my chest to the back side of my left shoulder/ neck. My left arm feels weak and the pain goes away and then comes back. Should I be concerned? Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern but need to know more about the symptoms, like precipitating factors, factors that increase pain, etc. This pain does not appear to be cardiac pain or something serious. I suggest you get one ECG (Electrocardiogram) done just to rule out...  Read Full »

What could be the cause for my right armpit pain that aggravates by touch and movement?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been experiencing pain in my right armpit for about two months. I did an ultrasound, MRI, and CT and they did not find anything abnormal (no lymph nodes, cysts, or lumps). I did a breast examination and it is normal. I experience pain when a particular point in the armpit is to...  Read Full »

Dr. Ghulam Fareed

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I will review your case history in detail and will get back to you. Thank you.  Read Full »

Can low vitamin D cause pain in arm, hip and knee?

Query: Hi doctor, I have just found out that I am very low in vitamin D. I have just had lots of different blood tests, bone profile, 12 folates complete blood count, vitamin D and a couple of others, all came back normal apart from vitamin D. I have been getting an aching pain in my upper arm and elbow, ...  Read Full »

Dr. Lohit Chauhan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I cannot say it with utmost certainty, but yes it could be due to low vitamin D3 levels. The majority of patients with moderate to mild vitamin D deficiency (serum vitamin D between 15 and 20. The majority of patients with moderate to mild vitamin D deficiency (serum 25...  Read Full »

I have stabbing pain in my heart and right shoulder. Help.

Query: Hi doctor, I keep getting stabbing pain in my heart and pain in my arms. At present, I have sharp pain in my right shoulder, and I also get pain like a punching feeling in my rib cage. I am concerned as I suffered from cardiac arrests four years back.  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for writing, and I understand your concern. Such pain can be associated with acidity in the abdomen, and so when there is extra production of gases in the abdomen, it leads to pinpoint pain in the chest. So I am assuming you might have that. Pain related to t...  Read Full »

My partner had an electric shock a year ago and still has a shock-like feeling and pain. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My partner got an electric shock to his right arm a year ago. Ever since then, he has felt like he is constantly shocked, and he has been unable to move his arm properly. He is on 750 mg of Lyrica a day to control the shock-like feeling and pain. However, the hand movement has not retu...  Read Full »

Dr. Ramesh Kumar S

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Cases of motor neuron disease are seen after electric shocks. Most likely, your partner is experiencing wasting of muscles due to motor neuron disease post the electric shock. A motor neuron (or motoneuron) is a nerve cell, which directly or indirectly controls the effec...  Read Full »

I have upper body pain and shortness of breath. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have chest pain, back pain, left arm pain, and slightly shortness of breath for the past two years. The pain remains constant all the time. I also have irritation and tingling for the last two years continuously. I have done ECG, echo, TMT, and CT angiography twice, and everything i...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your symptoms do not seem to be due to a heart problem. Tingling sensations, irritation, etc., are not caused by the heart. Your symptoms more or less seem to be due to some nerve irritation which may be localized or generalized. I advise you to consult a neurologist...  Read Full »

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