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I have a little pain in my arm as though it’s tense - not

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I have a little pain in my arm as though it’s tense - not too bad but it’s weird. Im 23 year old male - I have anxiety. I’ve had an ECG, blood test for this.
Submitted: 7 days ago.
Category: Cardiology
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 7 days ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 7 days ago.

Since when is the pain?

Are your shoulder and neck movements painful and restricted?

What did your investigations show?

Customer: replied 7 days ago.
My investigations have all been clear - I got them because I have had chest pains. I’ve been and got them several time.
Customer: replied 7 days ago.
No everything else is fine.
Customer: replied 7 days ago.
I do sleep on my arm
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 7 days ago.


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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 7 days ago.

Your symptoms can be due to;

1) Muscle pain

2) Pinched nerve in the neck.

You would need a neck MRI for the confirmation of the diagnosis.

Physiotherapy is the mainstay of the treatment.

I hope your symptoms resolve soon.

I would be happy to assist you further if you need more information.
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Customer: replied 7 days ago.
Is this an emergency or shall I call a doctor? I feel fine in general and I have had something similar before.
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 7 days ago.

This does not look emergency.

Customer: replied 7 days ago.
My right arm does feel more tense but I’m not sure if that’s my anxiety
Customer: replied 7 days ago.
Like it feel soft but I’m not sure
Customer: replied 7 days ago.
Like I think it was the way I was holding my phone and I was pressing my arm it felt abit tense but then when I checked the other arm it was tense too
Customer: replied 7 days ago.
Sorry I have bad anxiety.
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 7 days ago.

Nothing life threatening with your description.

Customer: replied 7 days ago.
Thank you
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 7 days ago.

Very welcome.

Customer: replied 7 days ago.
I don’t know if it’s jsut be overthinking but I think it burns slightly but not too much
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 7 days ago.

It is not a worrisome sign and does not point to the brain, heart, or lung.

Customer: replied 7 days ago.
Thank you I get tingles too I’ve had this before and my doctors have told me it’s anxiety related
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 7 days ago.

Sure. It is.

Customer: replied 7 days ago.
Sorry final question want to confirm my veins look ok on both hands - first 2 are right hand
Customer: replied 7 days ago.
On the right hand not sure there is a bump near the middle bit but that’s my vein
Customer: replied 7 days ago.
I did have a blood test there a few weeks ago
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 7 days ago.

The veins are okay.