Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties

183 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

my left arm tingles and is sore a lot, what does, Is it a pinched nerve or should i go see a doctor?

my left arm tingles and is sore a lot, what does this mean? will i have a heart attack? It has been happening for ~ 6 months. Thought I slept on my left arm the wrong way but never corrected itself. Is it a pinched nerve or should i go see a doctor?
Wed, 16 Dec 2009
Report Abuse
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions ,  
  User's Response
's  Response
I would suspect a pinched nerve. See a doctor. You'd know it by now if it was a heart problem.
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on
 

Related questions you may be interested in

doctor1 MD

I have had a pinch nerve in my lower neck/shoulder area...since February 27, slept wrong on pillow. Then I got a message on February 28; Soreness has been steady, been treating with ice pack and biofreeze. Went and got Medrol injections in both shoulder on 3/7/2016 for soreness in shoulders due to heavy lifting over past 25 years. right side helped but left side has not. Now my left arm tingles a lot throughout the day/night and can go to sleep. been to chiropractor twice to get realigned and muscle therapy. all steps I have done has helped some but still have pinched nerve...what do you suggest my next step should be?

doctor1 MD

Last week I almost fell but caught myself, I knew would be sore the next day. I was but its a different feeling. Now my left armpit and part of my arm up to my elbow is numb and tingling. Could this be a pinched nerve. Should I see my famiuly doctor or my Choiropractor.

doctor1 MD

Have a pinched nerve in my neck due to herniated disk in the vertebrae thats causing my left arm n hands to numb n tingle especially when holding my head in an upward position. Lately I m starting to feel slight heart palpitations mostly when I m at rest. My Doctor has already informed me that i may have to have surgery to correct the problem but until i do should i be worried about the palpitations n are they happening because of the piched nerve? I would appreciate any professional advice.

Recent questions on  Radiculopathy

doctor1 MD

hi I have a pinched nerve in my lower back which is makin my left side of my left foot numb & a constant pain going down my left leg..will that make my heart rate go up? Plus I nostice my heart rate go up alot after I eat...does having a high heart rate cause high blood pressure?

doctor1 MD

Here and there I have gotten patches of goosebumps, but only on the left side of my body. Today it is only on my left forearm . They arise for apx 15-30 secs, then go away. 15-45 mins later I will have a recurrence. I have found some VERY mixed explanations for the cause. As a nursing student, none of them seemed quite accurate. I have had a full blood panel recently and hormone panel recently, all results well within the range of normal. Is there a logical explanation for this? My thought was a pinched nerve in the cervical vertebrae , as I have had mild, ongoing neck issues. So far, this theory has not been given as an explanation.

doctor1 MD

I have a pins & needles feeling deep into my left armpit that radiates down the inside of my arm to my elbow, several times during the day. Occasionally while this is happening, i will also have burning pain in the same shoulder - rotator cuff area radiating down the outside of the arm to the elbow. When this happens suddenly and is intense it scares me into thinking I may be having a heart attack, but I don't have any other symptoms, no shortness of breath, no heavyness, no sweats, otherwise I am a healthy 51 year old female. I thought it could be a pinched nerve, but would it come on so suddenly, last for about 15 mins, then subside. This first happened 6 months ago and then again 2 weeks ago. I don't have any neck pain when this happens. Can you have a pinched nerve w/o neck pain?

doctor1 MD

Since yesterday, I have a sharp pain in my right leg at the knee, and above, and the right buttock. It s sharp, stabbing pain in the knee and buttock. Nothing seems to help it (e.g. Ibuprofen , changing position (standing, sitting, laying,...

doctor1 MD

I am a 56 year old male, with high blood pressure & cholesterol . I also smoke cigars & am a daily alcohol drinker. Recently I've been experiencing tingling in the smaller toes of my right foot, which worsens the longer I walk on it. The symptoms...

doctor1 MD

A week ago, I woke up with pain in my right hip. After a couple of days, I went to a chiropractor. He took xrays and said I had a pinched nerve . He also said that my spine was not as straight as it is supposed to be and that was causing problems...