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Monday, September 28, 2009 Cheryl, Community Member, asks

Q: Both arms hurt

Both my arms have beening really hurting. I work with my hand so sometimes my arms hurt. My fingers tingle on my left hand. Could this be signs of a heart attack?

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9/28/09 12:00pm

Cheryl:  Arm pain can be from a heart source, but so can muscle, bone, lung, or other chest structures.


Angina is the medical term given to heart related pressure sensation in the chest.  In women, however, the pain not be the typical anginal type pain. 


It's best to contact your doctor to discuss the pain you are having with her/him.


take care,


Dr. Kirk Laman


cyb, Community Member
3/ 4/12 9:47am

u could have carpal tunnel, encrouched nerve in arm or neck. there is a possibility of arthritis. both my arms hurt told to get carpal tunnel surgery. before that they thought arthritis. at these times drs did not know that i had enchroached nerve in neck. my friend has experienced numbness and tingling in her arm and hand and just found out enchroached nerve in neck and might have to have surgery. i also have bad achy, tingling, and  numbness down arms. hope to help. i have people in family with heart problems they say get pain down arm. good idea to go to heart dr. to rule out.












































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