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Thursday, March 18, 2010 Mike5082, Community Member, asks

Q: left arm feels likeit has pins and needles and pain at the sholder

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

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MonicaRD, Health Pro
3/18/10 10:47pm

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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By Mike5082, Community Member— Last Modified: 12/27/10, First Published: 03/18/10