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    Pain in Left Arm

    All day today I have been having this tight squeezing feeling in my upper Left arm just below my shoulder. For the last 10+yrs when ever I rotate my arm my shoulder pops and clicks. But today I feel as if something is just squeezing my arm and pinching it. Kinda like a blood pressure cuff when it get s real tight on your arm. I have almost no strentgh in my arm. When I squeeze my hand it's very weak. Just wondering if anyone has any ideas as to what this may be.

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    Did you ever figure out what the popping and clicking was?

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    I googled it (I'm a googler) and from what I read, one possiblitly is onset of ALS. I am no physician so go get checked by one definitely.

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    When I worked retail I had to lift boxes using a special stick. I think the weight from them did something to the joint or tendions. I did have the popping checked was just told it was like pitchers arm. but at night my arm gets numb or it really hurts in real cold weather.


    ALS?

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    That sounds very serious. For how long has your hand felt weak? You should def. go see a doctor that doesn't sound normal at all.

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    pain in the left arm could be a heart attack

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    Lou Gehrig's desease/ALS- progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord

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    meh I can still move my arm. It just feels like it's going to sleep. As for the heart attack I doubt it I thought that was a sudden and sharp pain. May be just the cold weather. I'll put some heat rub on it. I am right handed so no big deal if I can't use my left lol

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    Is your left hand sweating more than normal, is it easy to make a fist?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeen [Register to see the link]
    Is your left hand sweating more than normal, is it easy to make a fist?
    no sweat and I can make a fist just can't squeeze anything very tight like I can my right hand.

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