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Bilateral upper arm pain. No, chest pain, or tightness.

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Bilateral upper arm pain. No SOB, chest pain, or tightness. Started about 5 days ago and not gotten any worse. Feels like I was grabbed tightly or worked out too hard but no injury that I can remember. I am a new grad with no insurance. I'm 37, female, and overweight. Was dx with carpal tunnel in my right wrist.
Any neck pain?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Not really. I have a sore neck/shoulders sometimes from typing/sitting all day.
There are chances that you have cervical spondylosis. Xray of the cervical spine would confirm the diagnosis.
Painkillers and physical therapy would provide relief.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Would that give pain that is more localized? It's not a spreading pain. More like I was grabbed really hard in both arms and bruised but I don't have any bruising. Only hurts when I move my arms a lot.
The pain site depends on which nerve root is "pinched". So arm pain can can occur in cervical spondylosis.
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