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Question: Intermittent rt arm pain & foot pain


 _1984 - Tue Jan 01, 2008 11:45 pm

Hi,
I am a 23 yr old female who for the last few years has been experiencing intermittent pain in my right arm as well as feet. These areas arent necessarily affected at the same time. The right arm pain is always a pressure type squeezing pain, and the foot pain is much more intense and they feel like they are almost being crushed. The right arm pain is uncomfortable whereas the foot pain become downright painful.
I don't know whether the two could be related but would appreciate some suggestion on what these symptoms could mean?
Thanks!
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Thu Feb 14, 2008 12:50 pm

User avatar Hello _1984,

Generally, the arm and leg are not typically affected by the same process because the area of the spine that the nerves originate from as well as the area in the brain that controls them are not particularly close to each other. However, there are some conditions that can affect multiple places, including multiple sclerosis.

If this pain continues I would suggest you see your doctor about this for an evaluation to see if further studies, such as MRI's, may be appropriate.

Best wishes.

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