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Sunday, October 20, 2013 Lori, Community Member, asks

Q: Pain in right arm between elbow & shoulder

About 3 months ago I started experiencing pain in my arm.  The pain pretty much right in the middle of where my shoulder and elbow are.  It's very localized and if I swat at something it causes excruciating pain.  It also hurts at night and I have to sleep with my arm at my side.  I don't know if it's muscle, bone or what.  I didn't do anything that I recall to start the pain but it hasn't subsided and seems to be getting worse.  Any ideas on what it is?

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pine, Community Member
11/14/13 6:33am

Please, go to a doctor. If you cannot recall any injury and if the pain persist it's probably not only a bruise or pulled muscle. It could be a ganglion cyst or tumor or abscess in the bone or muscle; it could be osteomyelitis...Some imaging investigation (ultrasound, CT...) could be needed for diagnosis, so I doubt you will get a straight answer here.

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By Lori, Community Member— Last Modified: 11/14/13, First Published: 10/20/13