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I have pain in the back of my upper left arm (NOT on top of

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I have pain in the back of my upper left arm (NOT on top of my shoulder)...it also goes down the back of my arm and slightly underneath in the back. I've had a weakness there for many years (on both arms)...I believe I may have injured them years ago in dance routines. I do Yoga and do a lot of stretching, etc. which normally helps. This pain though, came on suddenly yesterday and I have trouble lifting my left arm. It's basically from the base of my shoulder to almost my elbow in the back of my arm.
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Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 10 months ago.

Hello,
Thank you for your question.
I am Dr Saha, I shall try my best to help you.

There is a possibility of nerve impingement in the back.

The pain can radiate down the arm with weakness.

Other possibility for pain in left arm is related to heart.

I would suggest to take an examination by doctor.

Motrin or naproxen can be taken for pain, meanwhile.

You can need X ray/ scan, EKG for it.

I hope this information helps.
If there’s anything else I can do, please let me know.
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Regards.