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    What causes constant aching pain in the arms?

Posted on Thu, 13 Jul 2017 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: Hi. I am 27 male. Sometime my arms ache. Not a lot but enough that I notice. my chest the other day was a little sore when I touched it. This happens maybe once a month or so and goes away after a day or two. A lot of times its when I haven't been sleeping well or not getting enough sleep, or not eating healthy, too much caffeine, etc.
Answered by Dr. Salah Saad Shoman 41 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Calcium and/or vitamin-D deficiency need to be ruled out

Detailed Answer:
Dear Sir, I have gone through your question and I understand your concerns...

These symptoms can possibly be due to calcium deficiency alone or in combination with vitamin-D deficiency. So I would recommend that you get a blood test to check your calcium and vitamin d levels...

If found to be low then you will need calcium and vitamin D supplements once daily for a month then you should repeat the test to follow up on the levels of calcium and vitamin d..

However, if you experience any chest pain that is referred to your left arm (which is unlikely at your age) then you should seek medical help and perform an ECG and echocardiogram to exclude any cardiac causes.

I hope I answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
Follow up: Dr. Salah Saad Shoman 32 minutes later
The achiness comes and goes. Almost like a throb in my arms. It is very dull. I don't have headaches or anything but I have felt it sort of in my neck at times. Again, all of this happens maybe once or twice a month for a couple days. I have had high blood pressure before. I exercise a couple times a week (I am getting back into that) I an not overweight (5'6- about 140 pounds) I have a glass or two of wine most nights or maybe a beer.

I also eat a good bit of dairy. Milk/cheese/yougurt etc.
Answered by Dr. Salah Saad Shoman 19 hours later
Brief Answer:
Cervical disc prolapse

Detailed Answer:
Dear sir, if you feel the pain at your neck sometimes then I would recommend that you get a ct scan on your neck vertebrea to exclude the presence of cervical disc prolapse. I hope you find this helpful. if you don't have any other clarifications then please close the discussion.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
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