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My wife is getting a pain in her left arm for no apparent…

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My wife is getting...

My wife is getting a pain in her left arm for no apparent reason

Doctor's Assistant: What seems to make the symptoms worse or better? Have you noticed any swelling?

No swelling. Sudden movement seems to make it worse. Lifting her left arm at one angel makes it worse.

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Medical
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Doctor: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 7 months ago
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Doctor: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 7 months ago

Where exactly is the pain located?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Close to the shoulder between the shoulder and the elbow
Doctor: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 7 months ago

Any tenderness anywhere?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
No tenderness
Doctor: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 7 months ago

Then it must be a nerve compression problem either at the shoulder level or at the neck level even if she has not problem with her neck

Most likely it's a disk problem in the neck compressing a nerve root there

I suggest she see her doctor for an exam and an MRI of the cervical spine to check that out and usually physical therapy will help with this

Please let me know if you need any more information

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