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Hello- I have had a pain in my left arm

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Dr. Dorina Gurabardhi

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Posted on Sun, 23 Dec 2018 in General Health
Question: Hello- I have had a pain in my left arm both shoulder and bicep for several months. I went to a cardiologist and had a stress test which came back fine. I'm a 60 year old male. I have not injured myself and I work in an office environment.
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Answered by Dr. Dorina Gurabardhi 23 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Probably myalgia,follow the advice below.

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear and welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

Your symptoms seem to be related to myalgia.

It can be related to the body posture which can cause muscle pain and tension.

I see through your query that you have already excluded cardiac problems through the stress test.

I would recommend using noninflammatory medication for the pain such as Ibuprofen 400 mg three times a day daily.

I would also recommend using an anti inflammatory cream such as Voltaren cream for local application.

Heat compresses can also be helpful.

If the symptoms continue I would recommend to visit a rheumatologist.


Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.


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