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Tuesday, July 15, 2008 lisa, Community Member, asks

Q: i have a horrible dull aching pain in my right arm and it travels all the way to my hand and this i

I have a horrible dull aching pain in my right arm and it travels all the way to my hand.  My hand feels like it has pins and needles. Do you have any idea what this could be?




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Cort, Health Guide
7/15/08 7:22pm

Many things can cause pins and needles sensations including some sort of trauma, nerve compression, etc. This is certainly something you need to see your doctor about soon. In the meantime you might want to try Health Central's Symptom checker to get some idea of what this might be. It's on the left hand side of the below page.

 It could also be related to nerve pain:

Nerve Pain at a Glance

Neuralgia – An Overview

What Can Be Done for Nerve Pain?


Good luck!



Christie, Community Member
7/15/08 11:14pm

Just a question? Are you right handed.  I've had carpal tunnel syndrome that occurred just from using my right hand in a repetitive motion such as using a computer mouse, writing, etc...  Something to look into..  I would usually elevate and ice it down.  It always subsided within a couple of days.  Hope this helps!  Good Luck!

kt, Community Member
1/15/14 5:41pm

I have dull ache running up my right arm pins needle in fingers getting more sore as evening goes on had the symptoms for 2 hours. Feels stiff on right side shoulder no chest pains ? What could this be please kt

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