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Upper left arm pain with higher level of cholesterol

i have high cholestoral the bad cholestoral is at 5 but i am getting alot of pain in my upper left arm its not constant but has now been coming and going for abot 3 and a half months the pain is excrutiating and sometimes i cxant lift my arm
Asked On : Tue, 28 Jun 2011
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
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It can be due to local problem like joint inflammation or arthritis but you need to rule out heart attack which can also present with left arm pain. The pain of heart attack can be anywhere from the lower teeth to the belly button area. Be careful and get an ECG and consult by your Doctor first. If it is arthritis it can be treated after taking X-ray/MRI especially if there is tendonitis or tear in tendon of shoulders as necessary. Stop eating junk food. Eat fresh green leafy vegetables like lettuce, palak, spinach as they reduce cholesterol. Eat oats which is also healthy. Eating oily fish has been shown to reduce cholestrol as well in some cases. Discuss this with your Doctor as per your laboratory tests. Drink 1-2 litres of water a day. Exercise by brisk walkig everyday to reduce cholesterol and keep fit.
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Pediatrician Dr. Ravi Teja Reddy's  Response
u have to first rule out cardiac problem by getting an ecg or if its associated with neck pain it may be a radiculopathy rul out by an mri. and first u shud have physical examination
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General Surgeon Dr. Avinash A's  Response
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u should have seen a orthopaedician..get a MRI done to rule out soft tissue pathology..u can take tablet VOVERON SR whenever u get pain..closterol levels are not related to your pain
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thank you for all ur answers i am sorry i forgot to give my age i am a 39 year old female the pain in my arm has been excrutiating and sometimes i feel like i cant even lift it i have also noticed that i am getting pins and needles more frequently in my arm and fore finger and index finger i dont know if this is all related
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Pediatrician Dr. Ravi Teja Reddy's  Response
i think u must be sure to present to a neurosurgeon or u can direct go for mri cspine before an acute attack proceeds
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