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Left arm pain: inner side, below the elbow. Heart related?! Super stressed!

By Anonymous September 25, 2017 - 12:24am
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I am 19, and lately, for the past, i’d say, three days maybe, I’ve been having these coming and going pains in my inner left arm, below the elbow.
Kinda feels like sore muscle pains, come and go every like half an hour or so.
Not in a specific movement, just kinda aching.
Not haviny any other worrying symptoms such as chest pains or not being able to breathe, etc...
Could this be heart related?! I am super stressed!

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Hello Anon

Thank you for writing.

This pain may not be connected to the heart at all, especially at 19 with no (presumably) no family history of heart problems so early in life.

You may have a repetitive injury - something like carpal tunnel syndrome. carpal tunnel syndrome, a painful disorder of the wrist and hand. The carpal tunnel is the narrow area formed by the bones and tissues in your wrist (palm side) protecting the median nerve that feeds touch sensors in your fingers and hand.

Repetitive movements, such as typing can irritate and cause swelling of the tissues in your wrist and result in increased pressure the nerve.Symptoms of carpal tunnel include numbness or tingling in your hand and fingers, pain in the wrist, palm or forearm, more intense pain in wrist and fingers at night, pain increase with use, trouble gripping objects such as a doorknob or steering wheel of a car, and weakness in your thumb.

You may not have this issue, it's just a suggestion. Since this pain has been here for a few days, you will need to see your doctor to know more.

September 25, 2017 - 3:57am
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