Pain in my left arm?
May 30, 2013 3:56 PM Subscribe
You're not my doctor of course, but what could this be? I've been having a weird pain in my left arm all day. Details within....
posted by zarq to Health & Fitness (18 answers total)
It's fine as long as my arm is at rest at my side but the moment I try to lift it, it feels tight and heavy and I have a strong, sharp ache in my bicep, tricep, around and especially just above my elbow and in my extensor digitorum and brachioradialis muscles. When I extend my arm out straight, it hurts all the way down on the top side.
I have no pain in my shoulder, or anywhere else. No pain, tingling or numbness in my fingers. No cardiac pain. No pain or tightness in my chest. Am not lightheaded or dizzy. I had more caffeinated coffee than usual today -- 48oz instead of 24oz. I have not lifted anything unusually heavy or otherwise strained it.
I've also been under a great deal of stress the last few weeks.
The fact that it's only in my left arm is freaking me out a little. Is there any possibility that this might be heart-related? Should I have it checked out just to be sure? All serious suggestions welcome.