MedHelp.org will cease operations on May 31, 2024. It has been our pleasure to join you on your health journey for the past 30 years. For more info, click here.
Avatar universal

Pain in Upper Arm


I am a 37 year old female. I have had pain in my arm for more than a week now. In my mind, I think it began with a crik in my neck and then migrated to my right arm. Since then the crik is gone and my arm – more specifically my upper arm has been hurting. Shovelling all the snow we have been getting may have aggravated to the situation, but I am certain that it did not trigger it.

My upper arm hurts and seems like it is all bunched up – by the end of the day, my entire arm is hurting and stiff. It hurts when it is left hanging down or raised up and I have been having trouble sleeping since I cannot really find a position in which I am comfortable.

What could it be?? Do I need physio or something like that?
2 Responses
Sort by: Helpful Oldest Newest
368886 tn?1466235284

There is a possibility of a shoveler's injury. You will need to consult an orthopedic surgeon to rule it out.

There is a also a possibility of cervical disc bulging. Please consult a neurologist. A detailed neurological examination is needed.

Helpful - 0
Avatar universal
Just wanted to say, I have been having the exact problem.  Some neck pain and arm pain.  I have problems finding a comfortable sleeping position....arm hurts up or down. I took 800 mgs. of Ibuprofen and that helped a bit.  Have you found out anything helpful?  Thanks! Dolly
Helpful - 0

You are reading content posted in the Neurology Community

Top Neurology Answerers
620923 tn?1452915648
Allentown, PA
5265383 tn?1669040108
1756321 tn?1547095325
Queensland, Australia
1780921 tn?1499301793
Queen Creek, AZ
Learn About Top Answerers
Popular Resources
Find out how beta-blocker eye drops show promising results for acute migraine relief.
In this special Missouri Medicine report, doctors examine advances in diagnosis and treatment of this devastating and costly neurodegenerative disease.
Here are 12 simple – and fun! – ways to boost your brainpower.
Discover some of the causes of dizziness and how to treat it.
Discover the common causes of headaches and how to treat headache pain.
Two of the largest studies on Alzheimer’s have yielded new clues about the disease