• Mike5082 Mike5082
    March 19, 2010
    left arm feels likeit has pins and needles and pain at the sholder
    Mike5082 Mike5082
    March 19, 2010

    my left arm is feeling like it is falling asleep it has a pins and needles feeling, and pain in the shoulder joint



  • MonicaRD
    Health Pro
    March 19, 2010
    Health Pro
    March 19, 2010

    Hi Mike5082,


    The symptoms you describe can be the signs of a stroke or even a heart attack. 


    Symptoms of a stroke and heart attack


    However, they can also be signs of a nerve or muscle damage. The only way to know for sure is to make and appointment with your physician.  If you suspect that you are having a stroke or a heart attack, I encourage you to go to the emergency room immediately.


    Best of luck,

    Monica M. Skidmore, MS, RD, LDN


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