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Hello Doctor. My question is in regards to a symptom

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Posted on Sat, 23 Mar 2019
Question: Hello Doctor.
My question is in regards to a symptom I have been having periodically that is quite painful but brief. I sometimes get sharp pain and acing under neath the upper part of my arm in the muscle area. it does not last long, but is extremely annoying and I cannot pinpoint it to any possible thing that I did that may have affected that area.. At times it is under the upper side of my left arm near the shoulder and recently I have been getting it under the right arm. :Pain just seems to radiate to my elbow and then goes away. I am not really doing anything at the time and only feel it when I am sitting and relaxing . but it is enough pain where it does get my attention. Any thoughts as to what it could possibly be causing this pain? I appreciate any incite you can provide.. Regards
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Answered by Dr. Dorina Gurabardhi (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Probably a pinched nerve, 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 a pinched nerve in the shoulder.

I recommend using anti inflammatory medication such as Naproxen 500 mg tree tablets a day.

I also suggest physical therapy.

I suggest to rest the area and void movements which can trigger the symptoms.

If the symptoms continue I suggest prescribed corticosteroids.

You should consult your doctor about this treatment because is on prescription.

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


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Brief Answer: Probably a pinched nerve, 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 a pinched nerve in the shoulder. I recommend using anti inflammatory medication such as Naproxen 500 mg tree tablets a day. I also suggest physical therapy. I suggest to rest the area and void movements which can trigger the symptoms. If the symptoms continue I suggest prescribed corticosteroids. You should consult your doctor about this treatment because is on prescription. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.