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Dull arm pain. What could the cause be?

So a few days ago I was walking up the strairs with my son in my arm and a bag and my arm just got extremely painful. Like I pulled something. And its been hurting ever since. A dull pain. I couldn t sleep last night it hurt so bad. I m having major anxiety thinking its a clot. I ve never had one and couldn t imagine why I d get one in my arm. But the thought is there. Does this sound like a pulled muscle or something else? The pain is down the outer part of my arm. And I m 24 oh and it was getting better... but last night, i went swimming with my son, and was throwing him in the water, which i think made it worse :/ i just dont wanna freak out
Asked On : Thu, 24 Jan 2013
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Cardiologist 's  Response
Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

Heart pain is worse with effort, relieved by rest.
Your pain is related to arm movements.

Anxiety will worsen the pain.
Pain will worsen the anxiety.
A vicious cycle will set in.

The best approach is to see a doctor in the ER.
An ECG and blood test (cardiac markers) will clarify the issue in a few minutes.
Go as soon as possible and get relief and re-assurance.

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
Answered: Fri, 25 Jan 2013
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