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I am a 68 y/o male. I exercise (30 min on treadmill at 6 elev & 3

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I am a 68 y/o male. I exercise (30 min on treadmill at 6 elev & 3 mph, 150-200 pushups, light weights) 4-5 times wekly with no pains. I had my 2nd angioplasty in 21 years, on Mar 26. I have a very high calcium score - possibly from years of calcium supplements with no k2 - but great cholesterol (77 LDL/74 hdl & 95 triglycerides). About 10 days ago, starting several hours after a workout, I experienced mild but annoying pain in left bicep. It has come and gone since, bout never during exercise, eating, or sleep - usually comes after sitting for awhile. I am retired and spend several hours a day writing on laptop. How can I accurately judge cause of pain?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Cardiology
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
Hello, this is Dr. David. I have read your question and I'm ready to help.
the best way to evaluate the pain is to see a doctor
and get blood testing to check for elevated troponin and CKMG levels and an EKG to rule out heart related apin
exercise and bicept curles and pushups can cause mild left bicep muscle pain.
low potassium or low magnesium level scan cause muscle cramps as well
are you stretching before and after exercise?
unless you see a doctor, you will always be wondering if the pain is possibly coming from heart related pain although this is very unlikely