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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I have had pain in my arms for the past two months. What is the reason?

Query: Hello doctor,I took MRI as I had pain in my arms for the past two months. I am a massage therapist and unable to work now. Should I be concerned about pain and problems?  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Shoyab

Answer: Hi,Welcome to the reports attached (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), you have injuries. The impingement is produced by osteophytes at the inferior surface of the acromioclavicular joint resulting in the localized fluid collection in the supraspinatus and bicipi...  Read Full »

The severe pain in my left arm goes away, then reappears and worsens over time. What may the cause be?

Query: Hi doctor, I am experiencing severe pain in my left arm. It goes away and then reappears and is getting worse over time. I took a tablet of Tylenol, but it did not help. Aside from that, I occasionally have numbness in my fingers. I am exhausted and nauseous. I am also suffering from terrible headac...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Jain

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Do not worry. It appears to be musculoskeletal (discomfort in the muscles, bones, ligaments, tendons, and nerves) pain, which might be caused by improper sitting and sleeping positions. In addition, it might be related to a deficiency in vita...  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 effect...  Read Full »

I have got radiating right collarbone pain. Is it due to brain tumor?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 23-year-old female with 5’5 feet in height. I have had pain near my right collarbone for the past few days. Two days ago, the pain spread to my right arm, fingers, and sometimes the right side of my jaw. The pain does not subside with Tylenol and wakes me up at night. I am scare...  Read Full »

Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I would like to know some details about your symptoms: 1) What type of pain do you have near the right collar bone? Is it stretching/ heaviness/ tightening/ electric shock-like / burning/ something else? 2) What pain do you have in your right arm and fingers? 3) Is...  Read Full »

Does RhoGAM shot cause a wound-like hole on my arm?

Query: Hello doctor,So, I was in the shower earlier and I found an open wound in my arm. It was not a scab I picked. It is a hole with a black dot next to it. I recently had the Rhogam shot because I am 29 weeks pregnant. It does not hurt but my arm is still tender and I got the shot a week ago. I do not ...  Read Full »

Dr. Chandwadkar Ashish

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I saw the photo (attachment removed to protect patient identity), and I think it is an inflamed area which might be due to the shot if this is the exact spot. If not, it seems as if something has bitten you. My recommendation is to apply an ice pack on the wound and k...  Read Full »

My left arm and fingers start aching after eating oily and spicy food. Why?

Query: Hi doctor,I am in my late thirties and I have hyperthyroidism and hypertension. Whenever I have biryani or oily and spicy food my left arm and fingers start aching. There is no chest pain. Once I throw up, the pain reduces. I got ECG, EKG, and chest x-ray done twice over the last 30 days since I pan...  Read Full »

Dr. C. Elanchezhian

Answer: Hi,Welcome to your ECG and chest X-ray are normal (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), and only left arm and fingers pain, you can take the following medications:1. The tablet Pantoprazole twice daily after meals.2. The syrup Sucralfate 10 ml thrice daily after...  Read Full »

I have a frozen shoulder with crawling ants sensation, pain, and itching in the left hand. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 75-year-old. I have had type 2 diabetes for the past ten years and hypothyroidism for the past eight years. Mild hypertension has been present for the past 40 years, and cervical spondylosis for a few years. Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) has been present for eight years. I tak...  Read Full »

Dr. Gursimran Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Sorry to hear about your symptoms. I read your query, and I understand your concern. The momentary reeling you experience is because of the change in position or posture and is called positional vertigo. Does this reeling occur every time you change sides on the bed? ...  Read Full »

Is my radiating jaw pain a sign of a cardiac issue?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 34 year old female, and I have had some palpitations. I was diagnosed with very mild MVP, about five years ago. I go yearly for an echocardiogram. I had my annual heart checkup beginning this year, and I redid an echocardiogram again, and a stress test on the treadmill, and also...  Read Full »

Dr. Isaac Gana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your complaints, and there is no need for worry. Your symptoms are most likely not due to a cardiovascular cause. Jaw pain that is caused by cardiovascular problems is usually associated with chest pain, shortness of breath, etc. Your symptoms are caused b...  Read Full »

Kindly review my MRI and give your opinion on my neck and arm pain.

Query: Hello doctor,I am having pain in my neck and left arm for the past two months. The pain is not subsiding with muscle relaxants and pain killers. I took an MRI to rule out the cause, and I would like to get a second opinion on my reports.Thanks.  Read Full »

Dr. Anuj Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Do you feel relief in your arm pain when you keep your hand above your head? Thanks.  Read Full »

How can I get recovered from shoulder and arm pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 53 year old female. My weight is 54 kg and height is 4'10". I have been suffering from upper arm and shoulder pain for the past one year, and it increased in the last three months. I cannot lift any weight. I feel pain with movement (forward and backward) of the arm. The arm is sti...  Read Full »

Dr. Sumit Chawla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Non-traumatic pain in shoulder in a female of your age group is either because of periarthritis shoulder or frozen shoulder or due to early osteoarthritic changes in the shoulder joint. Both clinical examination and radiological investigation such as x-ray and MRI sca...  Read Full »

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