I Have This Constant Pain In My Upper Right Arm,that Comes And Goes.it Wakes Me Up Thru The Nite,

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Asked by arlie

I Have This Constant Pain In My Upper Right Arm,that Comes And Goes.it Wakes Me Up Thru The Nite,

I have this constant pain in my upper right arm that comes and goes. It sometimes wakes me up at night. I even have sharp pains through my chest. Any idea what this could be?

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I would encourage you to see a doctor as soon as possible. While it may be something as simple as a pulled muscle, anytime you have pain in the chest and arm area, you have to consider possible heart problems and should get it checked. I know we usually think of pain from a heart problem as occuring in the left arm, but it can occur in the right arm as well. If you're still having pain, get it checked. It's just not worth taking any chances.

Here are some links that might be helpful as you're dealing with this:

Symptoms of a Heart Attack

Stress and Your Heart

Why Yoga May Soothe Many Types of Chronic Pain

Good luck!

Answered by Karen Lee Richards